- Standard Specification for Metal Insert Fittings for Polyethylene/Aluminum/Polyethylene and Crosslinked Polyethylene/Aluminum/Cr
- standard by ASTM International, 08/01/2015
- Category: ASTM
1.1 This specification covers metal insert fittings with split ring and compression nut (compression joint) and metal insert fittings with copper crimp rings (crimp joint) for four sizes of composite pressure pipe. These fittings are intended for use in 125 psi (690 kPa) cold- and hot-water distribution systems operating at temperatures up to and including 180°F (82°C). (When used in polyethylene/aluminum/polyethylene systems the maximum operating temperature is limited by the pipe to 140°F (60°C) and where applicable 180°F (82°C)). Included are the requirements for materials, workmanship, burst pressure, sustained pressure, excessive temperature and pressure, temperature cycling tests, and markings to be used on the fittings and rings. The fittings covered by this specification are intended for use in potable water distribution systems for residential and commercial applications, water service, underground irrigation systems, and radient panel heating systems, baseboard, snow- and ice-melt systems, and gases that are compatible with the composite pipe and fittings.