Standards

ISO1167-1:2006*

ISO1167-2:2006*

ISO1167-3:2007*

ISO1167-4:2007*

Thermoplastics pipes, fittings and assemblies for the conveyance of fluids - Determination of the resistance to internal pressure

  • Part 1: General method

  • Part 2: Preparation of pipe test pieces

  •  Part 3: Preparation of components

  • Part 4: Preparation of assemblies

ISO 4433:1997

Thermoplastics pipes - Resistance to chemical fluids - Classification: Part 1: Immersion test method; Part 2: Polyolefin pipes

ISO 4437:2007 1

Buried polyethylene (PE) pipes for the supply of gaseous fuels - Metric series – Specification

ISO 9080:2012*

Plastics piping and ducting systems - determination of long term hydrostatic strength of thermoplastics materials in pipe form by extrapolation

ISO 9623:1997

PE/metal and PP/metal adapter fittings for pipes for fluids under pressure - Design lengths and size of threads - Metric series

ISO 9624:1997

Thermoplastics pipes for fluids under pressure - Mating dimensions of flange adapters and loose backing flanges

ISO 11414:2009

Plastics pipes and fittings - Preparation of polyethylene (PE) pipe/pipe or pipe/fitting test piece assemblies by butt fusion

ISO 12162:2009*

Thermoplastics materials for pipes and fittings for pressure applications - Classification and designation - overall Service (Design) coefficient

ISO 12176-1:2012

Plastics pipes and fittings - Equipment for fusion jointing polyethylene systems - Part 1: Butt fusion

ISO 12176-2:2008

Plastics pipes and fittings - Equipment for fusion jointing polyethylene systems - Part 2: Electrofusion

ISO 12176-3:2011

Plastics pipes and fittings - Equipment for fusion jointing polyethylene systems - Part 3: Operator's badge

ISO 12176-4:2003

Plastics pipes and fittings - Equipment for fusion jointing polyethylene systems - Part 4: Traceability coding

ISO 13477:2008*

Thermoplastics pipes for the conveyance of fluids - Determination of resistance to rapid crack propagation (RCP) - Small-scale steady-state test (S4 test)

ISO 13478:2007*

Thermoplastics pipes for the conveyance of fluids - Determination of resistance to rapid crack propagation (RCP) - Full-scale test (FST)

ISO 13479:2009*

Polyolefin pipes for the conveyance of fluids - Determination of the resistance to crack propagation - Test method for slow crack growth on notched pipes (notch test).

ISO 13480:1997

Polyethylene pipes - Resistance to slow crack growth - Cone test method

ISO 13761:1996

Plastics pipes and fittings - Pressure reduction factors for polyethylene pipeline systems for use at temperatures above 20° C

ISO 14040:2006

Environmental management -- Life cycle assessment -- Principles and framework

ISO 14236:2000

Plastics pipes and fittings - Mechanical-joint compression fittings for use with polyethylene pressure pipes in water supply systems

ISO/TR10358:1993

Plastics pipes and fittings - Combined chemical resistance classification table

IS0/TR11647:1996

Fusion compatibility of polyethylene (PE) pipes and fittings

ISO/TS 10839:2000

Polyethylene pipes and fittings for the supply of gaseous fuels - Code of practice for design, handling and installation

EN 1555-1:2010

EN 1555-2:2010

EN 1555-3:2010

EN 1555-4:2011

EN 1555-5:2010

Plastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels. Polyethylene (PE) –

Part 1: General Plastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels. Polyethylene (PE)

Part 2: PipesPlastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels. Polyethylene (PE) –

Part 3: Fittings Plastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels. Polyethylene (PE) –

Part 4: ValvesPlastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels. Polyethylene (PE) –

Part 5: Fitness for purpose

EN 12201-1:2011

EN 12201-2:2011

EN 12201-3:2011

EN 12201-4: 2012

EN 12201-5: 2011

Plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drainage and

sewerage under pressure - Polyethylene (PE) –

Part 1: General

Part 2:Pipes

Part 3: Fittings

Part 4: Valves

Part 5: Fitness for purpose

Standards referred to in the PE Pipe Model

The plastics pipes industry revolves around specifications and standards for the products and test methods to verify performance. Pipe systems are one of the most critical applications for thermoplastics materials with a design lifetime of 50 years and expected lifetime in excess of 100 years. Products must be fit for purpose and the end user needs confidence in the product in order to specify them. Specifications and dimensions must be universal and methods of test need to be standardised. The industry has put in a great deal of effort over many years to develop reliable methods.

Product and test method standards are developed by CEN for Europe and ISO for global use. ISO/TC 138 and CEN/TC 155 Technical Committees are responsible for ISO and EN standards for plastics pipes systems respectively. The TCs are split into Sub-committees and Working Groups for specific applications and test methods. It takes several years to develop a standard to publication and these are reviewed every 3 to 5 years and revised if required.

ISO 4427-1:2007, Plastics piping systems – Polyethylene (PE) pipes and fittings for water supply – Part 1: General

ISO 4427-2:2007, Plastics piping systems – Polyethylene (PE) pipes and fittings for water supply – Part 2: Pipes

ISO 4427-3:2007, Plastics piping systems – Polyethylene (PE) pipes and fittings for water supply – Part 3: Fittings

ISO 4427-5:2007, Plastics piping systems – Polyethylene (PE) pipes and fittings for water supply – Part 5: Fitness for purpose

1 ISO 4437 is being revised in the 5 part format and expected to be published in 2014, ie Part 1 – General, Part 2 – Pipes, Part 3 – Fittings, Part 4 – Valves, Part 5 – Fitness for purpose.

Other useful reference standards for PE:

ISO 15494:2003: Plastics piping systems for industrial applications — Polybutene (PB), polyethylene (PE), polyethylene of raised temperature resistance (PERT), crosslinked polyethylene (PE-X), polypropylene (PP) — Specifications for components and the system - Metric series (In revision)

ISO 472:2013*, Plastics — Vocabulary

ISO 1043-1:2011*, Plastics ― Symbols and abbreviated terms ― Part 1: Basic polymers and their special characteristics

ISO 1133-1:2011*, Plastics ― Determination of the melt mass-flow rate (MFR) and the melt volume-fl ow rate (MVR) of thermoplastics – Part 1: Standard method

ISO 1183-1:2012*, Plastics ― Methods for determining the density of non-cellular plastics ― Part 1: Immersion method, liquid pyknometer method and titration method

ISO 1183-2:2004*, Plastics ― Methods for determining the density of non-cellular plastics ― Part 2: Density gradient column method)

ISO 2505:2005*, Thermoplastics pipes ― Longitudinal reversion ― Test method and parameters

ISO 3126:2005*, Plastics piping systems ― Plastics components ― Determination of dimensions

ISO 4065:1996, Thermoplastics pipes ― Universal wall thickness table

ISO 6259-1:1997*, Thermoplastics pipes ― Determination of tensile properties ― Part 1: General test method

ISO 6259-3:1997, Thermoplastics pipes — Determination of tensile properties — Part 3: Polyolefin pipes

ISO 6964:1986, Polyolefin pipes and fittings — Determination of carbon black content by calcination and pyrolysis — Test method and basic specification

ISO 9969:2007*, Thermoplastics pipes — Determination of ring stiffness

ISO 10838-1:2000 1), Mechanical fittings for polyethylene piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels ― Part 1: Metal fittings for pipes of nominal outside diameter less than or equal to 63 mm

ISO 10838-2:2000 1), Mechanical fittings for polyethylene piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels ― Part 2: Metal fittings for pipes of nominal outside diameter greater than 63 mm

ISO 10838-3:2001 1), Mechanical fittings for polyethylene piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels ― Part 3: Thermoplastic fittings for pipes of nominal outside diameter less than or equal to 63 mm

ISO 11357-6:2008, Plastics — Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) — Part 6: Determination of oxidation induction time (isothermal OIT) and oxidation induction temperature (dynamic OIT)

ISO 11413:2008, Plastics pipes and fittings ― Preparation of test piece assemblies between a polyethylene (PE) pipe and an electrofusion fitting

ISO 11922-1:1997, Thermoplastics pipes for the conveyance of fluids — Dimensions and tolerances — Part 1: Metric series

ISO 13950:2007, Plastics pipes and fittings — Automatic recognition systems for electrofusion joints

ISO 13951:2001, Plastics piping systems — Test method for the resistance of polyolefin pipe/pipe or pipe/fitting assemblies to tensile loading

ISO 13953:2001, Polyethylene (PE) pipes and fittings ― Determination of the tensile strength and failure mode of test pieces from a butt-fused joint

ISO 13954:1997, Plastics pipes and fittings ― Peel decohesion test for polyethylene (PE) electrofusion assemblies of nominal outside diameter greater than or equal to 90 mm

ISO 13955:1997, Plastics pipes and fittings ― Crushing decohesion test for polyethylene (PE) electrofusion assemblies

ISO 13956:2010, Plastics pipes and fittings ― Determination of cohesive strength ― Evaluation of ductility of fusion joint interface by tear test

ISO 13957:1997, Plastics pipes and fittings ― Polyethylene (PE) tapping tees ― Test method for impact resistance

ISO 13968:2008, Plastics piping and ducting systems —Thermoplastics pipes — Determination of ring flexibility

ISO 15512:2008, Plastics ― Determination of water content

ISO 16871:2003, Plastics piping and ducting systems ― Plastics pipes and fittings ― Method for exposure to direct (natural) weathering

ISO 18553:2002, Method for the assessment of the degree of pigment or carbon black dispersion in polyolefin pipes, fittings and compounds

ISO 21751:2011, Plastics pipes and fittings — Decohesion test of electrofusion assemblies —Strip-bend test

EN 1716;1997, Plastics piping systems ― Polyethylene (PE) tapping tees ― Test method for impact resistance of an assembled tapping tee

EN 12099:1997, Plastics piping systems — Polyethylene piping materials and components — Determination of volatile content

EN 12106:1997, Plastics piping systems ― Polyethylene (PE) pipes ― Test method for the resistance to internal pressure after application of squeeze-off

EN 12117:1997, Plastics piping systems ― Fittings, valves and ancillaries ― Determination of gaseous flow rate/pressure drop relationships

1) These standards are under revision and will be replaced by ISO 17885

06 / 02 / 09Standards referred to in the PE Pipe Model

The plastics pipes industry revolves around specifications and standards for the products and test methods to verify performance.  Pipe systems are one of the most critical applications for thermoplastics materials with a design lifetime of 50 years and expected lifetime in excess of 100 years.   Products must be fit for purpose and the end user needs confidence in the product in order to specify them.   Specifications and dimensions must be universal and methods of test need to be standardised.  The industry has put in a great deal of effort over many years to develop reliable methods.

Product and test method standards are developed by CEN for Europe and ISO for global use.  ISO/TC 138 and CEN/TC 155 Technical Committees are responsible for ISO and EN standards for plastics pipes systems respectively.  The TCs are split into Sub-committees and Working Groups for specific applications and test methods.  It takes several years to develop a standard to publication and these are reviewed every 3 to 5 years and revised if required.  

ISO1167-1:2006*

ISO1167-2:2006*

ISO1167-3:2007*

ISO1167-4:2007*

Thermoplastics pipes, fittings and assemblies for the conveyance of fluids - Determination of the resistance to internal pressure - Part 1: General methodThermoplastics pipes, fittings and assemblies for the conveyance of fluids - Determination of the resistance to internal pressure - Part 2: Preparation of pipe test piecesThermoplastics pipes, fittings and assemblies for the conveyance of fluids - Determination of the resistance to internal pressure - Part 3: Preparation of componentsThermoplastics pipes, fittings and assemblies for the conveyance of fluids - Determination of the resistance to internal pressure - Part 4: Preparation of assemblies
ISO 4433:1997 Thermoplastics pipes - Resistance to chemical fluids - Classification: Part 1: Immersion test method; Part 2: Polyolefin pipes
ISO 4437:2007 Buried polyethylene (PE) pipes for the supply of gaseous fuels - Metric series - Specifications
ISO 9080:2003 Plastics piping and ducting systems - determination of long term hydrostatic strength of thermoplastics materials in pipe form by extrapolation
ISO 9623:1997 PE/metal and PP/metal adapter fittings for pipes for fluids under pressure - Design lengths and size of threads - Metric series
ISO 9624:1997 Thermoplastics pipes for fluids under pressure - Mating dimensions of flange adapters and loose backing flanges
ISO 11414:2009 Plastics pipes and fittings - Preparation of polyethylene (PE) pipe/pipe or pipe/fitting test piece assemblies by butt fusion
ISO 12162:2009 Thermoplastics materials for pipes and fittings for pressure applications - Classification and designation - overall Service (Design) coefficient
ISO 12176-1:2006 Plastics pipes and fittings - Equipment for fusion jointing polyethylene systems - Part 1: Butt fusion
ISO 12176-2:2008 Plastics pipes and fittings - Equipment for fusion jointing polyethylene systems - Part 2: Electrofusion
ISO 12176-3:2011 Plastics pipes and fittings - Equipment for fusion jointing polyethylene systems - Part 3: Operator's badge
ISO 12176-4:2003 Plastics pipes and fittings - Equipment for fusion jointing polyethylene systems - Part 4: Traceability coding
ISO 13477:2008* Thermoplastics pipes for the conveyance of fluids - Determination of resistance to rapid crack propagation (RCP) - Small-scale steady-state test (S4 test)
ISO 13478:2007* Thermoplastics pipes for the conveyance of fluids - Determination of resistance to rapid crack propagation (RCP) - Full-scale test (FST)
ISO 13479:2009* Polyolefin pipes for the conveyance of fluids - Determination of the resistance to crack propagation - Test method for slow crack growth on notched pipes (notch test).
ISO 13480:1997 Polyethylene pipes - Resistance to slow crack growth - Cone test method
ISO 13761:1996 Plastics pipes and fittings - Pressure reduction factors for polyethylene pipeline systems for use at temperatures above 20° C
ISO 14040:2006 Environmental management -- Life cycle assessment -- Principles and framework
ISO 14236:2000 Plastics pipes and fittings - Mechanical-joint compression fittings for use with polyethylene pressure pipes in water supply systems
ISO/TR10358:1993 Plastics pipes and fittings - Combined chemical resistance classification table
IS0/TR11647:1996 Fusion compatibility of polyethylene (PE) pipes and fittings
ISO/TS 10839:2000 Polyethylene pipes and fittings for the supply of gaseous fuels - Code of practice for design, handling and installation

EN 1555-1:2010

EN 1555-2:2010

EN 1555-3:2010

EN 1555-4:2010

EN 1555-5:2010

Plastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels. Polyethylene (PE) - Part 1: GeneralPlastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels. Polyethylene (PE) - Part 2: PipesPlastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels. Polyethylene (PE) - Part 3: FittingsPlastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels. Polyethylene (PE) - Part 4: ValvesPlastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels. Polyethylene (PE) - Part 5: Fitness for purpose

ISO - International Organization for Standardization

 *NOTE - These standards are available in Europe as EN ISO standards having been approved without change by the applicable CEN committee, ie TC 155 in the case of plastics pipes and fittings.



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