ASTM International’s plastic piping systems committee (F17) has approved a standard that will aid in the design of a new fabricated pipe fittings made from crosslinked polyethylene (CX-PE). The new standard will soon be published as F3525.
ASTM International member Robert Samplonius says that F3525 is part of a movement to develop several standards applicable to the specification and construction of CX-PE piping systems.
“The new standard is intended for manufacturers of fittings, which will be used for large scale utility, commercial and industrial projects,” says Samplonius, laboratory manager, Kafrit NA Ltd.
“This standard will support the innovated development of improved infrastructure, says Samplonius. “CX-PE piping has clear advantages when used to transfer hot water, which could help make utility projects more economical and energy efficient.”
This effort directly relates to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #9 on industry, innovation, and infrastructure, among others.
The subcommittee that developed the standard is working on other proposed CX-PE standards, such as a practice for commissioning constructed CX-PE piping systems. All interested parties are invited to join in the developing of these proposed standards.
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