Industry Standards & Testing Methods

Pak Arab’s products are manufactured in strict compliance with applicable industry standards and specifications to ensure strength, durability and safety. Although not inclusive, the following list of internationally recognized standards, specifications, test methods and practices relate to PVC and CPVC thermoplastic piping products and related components.

ASTM STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS

ASTM D1784    Standard Specification for Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds

ASTM D1785    Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40, 80 and 120

ASTM D6263    Standard Specification for Extruded Bars Made From Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) and Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC)

ASTM D2464    Standard Specification for Threaded Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80

ASTM D2467    Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80

ASTM D2241    Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pressure Rated Pipe (SDR Series)

ASTM F441    Standard Specification for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40 and 80

ASTM F442    Standard Specification for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe (SDR-PR)

ASTM D2672    Standard Specification for Joints for IPS PVC Pipe Using Solvent Cement

ASTM D2846    Standard Specification for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Hot- and Cold-Water Distribution Systems

ASTM D2466    Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 40

ASTM D2672    Standard Specification for Joints for Plastic Pressure Pipes Using Flexible Elastomeric Seals

ASTM D2665    Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Drain, Waste, and Vent Pipe and Fittings

ASTM F437    Standard Specification for Threaded Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80

ASTM F438    Standard Specification for Socket-Type Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 40

ASTM F439    Standard Specification for Socket-Type Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80

ASTM F477    Standard Specification for Elastomeric Seals (Gaskets) for Joining Plastic Pipe

ASTM F480    Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Well Casing Pipe and Couplings Made in Standard Dimension Ratios (SDR), SCH 40 and SCH 80

ASTM F493    Standard Specification for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe and Fittings

ASTM F656    Standard Specification for Primers for Use in Solvent Cement Joints of Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe and Fittings

ASTM F913    Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Elastomeric Seals (Gaskets) for Joining Plastic Pipe

ASTM D1866    Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Schedule 40 Drainage and DWV Fabricated Fittings


ASTM STANDARD TEST METHODS

ASTM D1598    Standard Test Method for Time-to-Failure of Plastic Pipe Under Constant Internal Pressure

ASTM D1599    Standard Test Method for Resistance to Short-Time Hydraulic Pressure of Plastic Pipe & Fittings

ASTM D2837    Standard Test Method for Obtaining Hydrostatic Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Materials

ASTM D2412    Standard Test Method for Determination of External Loading Characteristics of Plastic Pipe by Parallel-Plate Loading

ASTM D2444    Standard Test Method for Determination of the Impact Resistance of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings by Means of a Tup (Falling Weight)

ASTM D2564    Standard Specification for Solvent Cements for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Piping Systems

ASTM D2152    Standard Test Method for Adequacy of Fusion by Acetone Immersion

ASTM D2122    Standard Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe & Fittings

ASTM F610    Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Quality of Molded Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings by the Heat Reversion Technique


ASTM STANDARD PRACTICES

ASTM D2855    Standard Practice for Marking Solvent-Cemented Joints with Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pipe and Fittings

ASTM D2774    Standard Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pressure Piping

ASTM D2321    Standard Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pipe for Sewers and Other Gravity-Flow Applications

ASTM F402    Standard Practice for Safe Handling of Solvent Cements, Primers, and Cleaners Used for Joining Thermoplastics Pipe and Fittings

ASTM F690    Standard Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pressure Piping Irrigation System

ASTM F1057    Standard Practice for Evaluating the Quality of Extruded Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pipe by the Heat Reversion Technique

ASTM F645    Standard Guide for Selection, Design, and Installation of Thermoplastic Water Pressure Systems


TOXILOGICAL 

NSF International NSF Standard 061    Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects

NSF International NSF Standard 14    Plastics Piping System Components and Related Materials

United States FDA Code of Federal Regulations    Title 21


FIRE PERFORMANCE

ULC-S102.2-M88    Standard Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Flooring, Floor Covering, and Miscellaneous Materials and Assemblies

UL 723    Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

UL1821    Thermoplastic Sprinkler Pipe and Fittings for Fire Protection Service

UL 1887    Standard for Safety for Fire Test of Plastic Sprinkler Pipe for Flame and Smoke Characteristics

UL 94    Test for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances

FM1635    Plastic Pipe & Fittings for Automatic Sprinkler Systems

FM4910    Clean Room Materials Flammability Test Protocol

ASTM E84    Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

ASTM D635    Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position

ASTM E162    Standard Test Method for Surface Flammability of Materials Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source

ASTM D2863    Standard Test Method for Measuring the Minimum Oxygen Concentration to Support Candle-Like Combustion of Plastics (Oxygen Index)


OTHER

CSA Standard B137.3-99    Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pipe for Pressure Applications

 
 
 
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