Pipe Standards

Written by Matt Milbury. Posted in Pipe

There are a lot of standards and specifications that cover various types of pipe.  Some of the governing standards for pipe can be found below:

  • API Standards
    • API 5L - Specification for CRA Clad or Lined Pipe
    • API 15LE - PE Line Pipe
    • API 15LR - Low Pressure Fiberglass Line Pipe
  • ASME Standards
    • ASME B36.10M - Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe
    • ASME B36.19M - Stainless Steel Pipe
  • ASTM Standards
    • ASTM A53 / A53M - Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless
    • ASTM A74 - Standard Specification for Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings
    • ASTM A106 / A106M - Specification for Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service
    • ASTM A716 - Standard Specification for Ductile Iron Culvert Pipe
    • ASTM A733 - Standard Specification for Welded and Seamless Carbon Steel and Austenitic Stainless Steel Pipe Nipples
    • ASTM A746 - Standard Specification for Ductile Iron Gravity Sewer Pipe
    • ASTM A1053 - Standard Specification for Welded Ferritic-Martensitic Stainless Steel Pipe
    • ASTM C361 - Reinforced Concrete Low-Head Pressure Pipe
    • ASTM D1527 - Standard Specification for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40 and 80
    • ASTM D1784 - Specification for Rigid Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds
    • ASTM D1785 - Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40, 80, and 120
    • ASTM D2104 - Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe, Schedule 40
    • ASTM D2241 - Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pressure-Rated Pipe (SDR Series)
    • ASTM D2513 - Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings
    • ASTM D2683 - Standard Specification for Socket-Type Polyethylene Fittings for Outside Diameter-Controlled Polyethylene Pipe and Tubing
    • ASTM D3261 - Standard Specification for Butt Heat Fusion Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Fittings for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe and Tubing
    • ASTM D3350 - Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials
    • ASTM E213 - Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Metal Pipe and Tubing
    • ASTM E273 - Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of the Weld Zone of Welded Pipe and Tubing
    • ASTM F423 - PTFE Plastic-Lined Ferrous Metal Pipe and Fittings
    • ASTM F437 - Threaded CPVC Plastic Pipe Fittings, Sch 80
    • ASTM F438 - Socket-Type CPVC Plastic Pipe Fittings, Sch 40
    • ASTM F439 - CPVC Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80
  • ASTM F714 - Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (DR-PR) Based on Outside Diameter
    • ASTM F441 / F441M - Standard Specification for Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40 and 80
    • ASTM F512 - Standard Specification for Smooth-Wall Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Conduit and Fittings for Underground Installation
    • ASTM F714 - Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (DR-PR) Based on Outside Diameter
    • ASTM F2206 - Standard Specification for Fabricated Fittings of Butt-Fused Polyethylene (PE)
  • AWWA Standards
    • AWWA C115 - Standard for Flanged Ductile Iron Pipe with Ductile-Iron or Gray-Iron Threaded Flanges
    • AWWA C300 - Reinforced Concrete Pressure Pipe, Steel Cylinder Type, for Water and Other Liquids
    • AWWA C301 - Prestressed Concrete Pressure Pipe, Steel Cylinder Type, for Water and Other Liquids
    • AWWA C302 - Reinforced Concrete Pressure Pipe, Noncylinder Type
    • AWWA C900 - Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pressure Pipe and Fabricated Fittings, 4 In. Through 12 In. (100 mm Through 300 mm), for Water Transmission and Distribution
    • AWWA C906 - Polyethylene (PE) Pressure Pipe and Fittings 4 In. (100 mm) Through 63 In. (1,600 mm) for Water Distribution and Transmission
    • AWWA C950 - Standard for Fiberglass Pressure Pipe