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.  

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.

Created Friday 06 February 2009


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