Standards

High quality Polyethylene Pipes & HDPE Pipes technical guidance

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

Introduction

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 base 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 piping 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.

Product standards for PE pressure piping systems

ISO 4427-1

Plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drainage and sewerage under pressure – Polyethylene (PE) – Part 1: General

ISO 4427-2

Plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drainage and sewerage under pressure – Polyethylene (PE) – Part 2: Pipes

ISO 4427-3

Plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drainage and sewerage under pressure – Polyethylene (PE) – Part 3: Fittings

ISO 4427-5

Plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drainage and sewerage under pressure – Polyethylene (PE) – Part 5: Fitness for purpose of the system

ISO 4437-1

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

ISO 4437-2

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

ISO 4437-3

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

ISO 4437-4

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

ISO 4437-5

Plastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels – Polyethylene (PE) – Part 5: Fitness for purpose of the system

EN 1555-1

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

EN 1555-2

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

EN 1555-3

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

EN 1555-4

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

EN 1555-5

Plastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels –Polyethylene (PE) – Part 5: Fitness for purpose of the system

CEN/TS 1555-7

Plastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels –Polyethylene (PE) – Part 7: Guidance for assessment of conformity

EN 12201-1

Plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drainage and sewerage under pressure – Polyethylene (PE) – Part 1: General

EN 12201-2

Plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drainage and sewerage under pressure – Polyethylene (PE) – Part 2: Pipes

EN 12201-3

Plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drainage and sewerage under pressure – Polyethylene (PE) – Part 3: Fittings

EN 12201-4

Plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drainage and sewerage under pressure – Polyethylene (PE) – Part 4: Valves

EN 12201-5

Plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drainage and sewerage under pressure – Polyethylene (PE) – Part 5: Fitness for purpose of the system

CEN/TS 12201-7

Plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drainage and sewerage under pressure – Polyethylene (PE) – Part 7: Guidance for assessment of conformity

ISO 9623

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

ISO 9624

Thermoplastics piping systems for fluids under pressure – Flange adapters and loose backing flanges – Mating dimensions

ISO 15494

Plastics piping systems for industrial applications – Polybutene (PB), polyethylene (PE), polyethylene of raised temperature resistance (PE-RT), crosslinked polyethylene (PE-X), polypropylene (PP) – Metric series for specifications for components and the system

ISO 17885

Plastics piping systems – Mechanical fittings for pressure piping systems – Specifications

Standards for jointing and installation of PE piping systems

ISO 12176-1

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

ISO 12176-2

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

ISO 12176-3

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

ISO 12176-4

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

ISO 13761

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

ISO 13950

Plastics pipes and fittings – Automatic recognition systems for electrofusion joints

ISO 21307

Plastics pipes and fittings – Butt fusion jointing procedures for polyethylene (PE) piping systems

ISO/TS 10839

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

EN 12007-2

Gas infrastructure - Pipelines for maximum operating pressure up to and including 16 bar – Part 2: Specific functional requirements for polyethylene (MOP up to and including 10 bar)

Test standards for PE piping systems
NOTE: Most of these test standards are also published as EN ISO versions

ISO 1133-1

Plastics – Determination of the melt mass-flow rate (MFR) and melt volume-flow rate (MVR) of thermoplastics – Part 1: Standard method

ISO 1167-1

Thermoplastics pipes, fittings and assemblies for the conveyance of fluids – Determination of the resistance to internal pressure – Part 1: General method

ISO 1167-2

Thermoplastics pipes, fittings and assemblies for the conveyance of fluids – Determination of the resistance to internal pressure – Part 2: Preparation of pipe test pieces

ISO 1167-3

Thermoplastics pipes, fittings and assemblies for the conveyance of fluids – Determination of the resistance to internal pressure – Part 3: Preparation of components

ISO 1167-4

Thermoplastics pipes, fittings and assemblies for the conveyance of fluids – Determination of the resistance to internal pressure – Part 4: Preparation of assemblies

ISO 1183-1

Plastics – Methods for determining the density of non-cellular plastics – Part 1: Immersion method, liquid pyknometer method and titration method

ISO 1183-2

Plastics – Methods for determining the density of non-cellular plastics – Part 2: Density gradient column method

ISO 2505

Thermoplastics pipes – Longitudinal reversion – Test method and parameters

ISO 3126

Plastics piping systems – Plastics components – Determination of dimensions

ISO 4433-1

Thermoplastics pipes – Resistance to liquid chemicals – Classification – Part 1: Immersion test method

ISO 4433-2

Thermoplastics pipes – Resistance to liquid chemicals – Classification – Part 2: Polyolefin pipes

ISO 6259-1

Thermoplastics pipes – Determination of tensile properties – Part 1: General test method

ISO 6259-3

Thermoplastics pipes – Determination of tensile properties – Part 3: Polyolefin pipes

ISO 6964

Polyolefin pipes and fittings – Determination of carbon black content by calcination and pyrolysis – Test method

ISO 9080

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

ISO 9969

Thermoplastics pipes – Determination of ring stiffness

ISO 11357-6

Plastics – Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) – Part 6: Determination of oxidation induction time (isothermal OIT) and oxidation induction temperature (dynamic OIT)

ISO 11413

Plastics pipes and fittings – Preparation of test piece assemblies between a polyethylene (PE) pipe and an electrofusion fitting

ISO 11414

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

ISO 12162

Thermoplastics materials for pipes and fittings for pressure applications – Classification, designation and design coefficient

   

ISO 13477

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

ISO 13478

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

ISO 13479

Polyolefin pipes for the conveyance of fluids – Determination of resistance to crack propagation – Test method for slow crack growth on notched pipes

ISO 13480

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

ISO 13951

Plastics piping systems – Test method for the resistance of plastic pipe/pipe or pipe/fitting assemblies to tensile loading

ISO 13953

Polyethylene (PE) pipes and fittings – Determination of the tensile strength and failure mode of test pieces from a butt-fused joint

ISO 13954

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

Plastics pipes and fittings – Crushing decohesion test for polyethylene (PE) electrofusion assemblies

ISO 13956

Plastics pipes and fittings – Decohesion test of polyethylene (PE) saddle fusion joints – Evaluation of ductility of fusion joint interface by tear test

ISO 13957

Plastics pipes and fittings – Polyethylene (PE) tapping tees – Test method for impact resistance

ISO 13968

Plastics piping and ducting systems – Thermoplastics pipes – Determination of ring flexibility

ISO 15512

Plastics – Determination of water content

ISO 16871

Plastics piping and ducting systems – Plastics pipes and fittings – Method for exposure to direct (natural) weathering

ISO 17778

Plastics piping systems – Fittings, valves and ancillaries – Determination of gaseous flow rate/pressure drop relationships

ISO 18553

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

   

ISO 21751

Plastics pipes and fittings – Decohesion test of electrofusion assemblies – Strip-bend test

EN 12099

Plastics piping systems – Polyethylene piping materials and components – Determination of volatile content

EN 12106

Plastics piping systems – Polyethylene (PE) pipes – Test method for the resistance to internal pressure after application of squeeze-off

Other useful reference standards for PE

ISO 3

Preferred numbers – Series of preferred numbers

ISO 472

Plastics – Vocabulary

ISO 1043-1

Plastics – Symbols and abbreviated terms – Part 1: Basic polymers and their special characteristics

ISO 4065

Thermoplastics pipes – Universal wall thickness table

ISO 11922-1

Thermoplastics pipes for the conveyance of fluids – Dimensions and tolerances – Part 1: Metric series

ISO 14040

Environmental management – Life cycle assessment – Principles and framework

ISO/TR 10358

Plastics pipes and fittings – Combined chemical resistance classification table

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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...

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