Test Requirements

Requirements of the PE 100+ Association

Firstly, the ready made compounds must conform to EN 1555-1 and ISO 4437, or EN 12201-1 and ISO 4427. Fully documented data sets must be provided to demonstrate long-term strength of an MRS10 material according to ISO 12162.

To ensure the highest quality, independent, internationally-respected laboratories carry out the tests described in the table below. The tests are repeated every ninth month, and we publish a list of materials that meet these stringent requirements.

The user can be sure of a safer, more durable pipe network by using one of the materials listed by the PE 100+ Association.

PE 100+ Requirements compared with European Standard

Property Test Method CEN/ISO Standard
 requirements
PE 100+ Association
 requirements

Creep Rupture Strength

Pressure test at 20°C and 12.4MPa

100 h

200 h

Stress Crack Resistance

Pipe notch test at 80°C and 9.2 bar

 165 h

500 h

Resistance to Rapid Crack Propagation

S4 Test at 0°C

  

10 bar


All tests are performed on 110mm SDR 11 pipe.



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