ASTM D2737 - 12a - Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Tubing

ASTM D2737 - 12a

Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Tubing

Status : Current   Published : January 2012



1.1 This specification covers polyethylene (PE) plastic tubing in outside diameters and SDR’s that are pressure rated for water. Included are requirements for PE compounds, and requirements and test methods for PE plastic tubing workmanship, dimensions, elevated temperature sustained pressure, burst pressure and marking.

1.2 The text of this specification references notes, footnotes, and appendixes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes shall not be considered as requirements of the specification. Notes and footnotes in tables and figures, and Supplementary Requirements are requirements of the specification.

1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

Note 1Joining PE plastic tubing with fittings that require flaring the tubing is not recommended because Practice D3140, the technique used to make the flare has been withdrawn (discontinued).
Note 2References and PE compound descriptions for PE2305, PE2406, PE3306, PE3406, and PE3408 have been removed due to changes in Specification D3350 and PPI TR-3 . For removed designations, refer to previous editions of Specification D2737, Specification D3350, PPI TR-3 and PPI TR-4 . The removal of these PE compounds does not affect pipelines that are in service. PE compounds and material designations resulting from changes in Specification D3350 and PPI TR-3 are addressed in Section 5.

1.4  The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 7, of this specification:This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Standard NumberASTM D2737 - 12a
TitleStandard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Tubing
Publication Date11 January 2012
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors CTS, CTS tubing, DR, OD controlled, PE pipe, PE tubing, Plastic pipe, Plastic tubing, Potable water pipe, Polyethylene pipe, Polyethylene tubing, Potable water tubing, Service pipe, Service tubing, SDR, Water pipe, Water tubing, Water service pipe, Water service tubing
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