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 seven months, 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 Standards
|Property||Test Method||CEN/ISO Standard
|PE 100+ Association
|Creep Rupture Strength||Pressure test at 20°C
and 12.4 MPa
|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.