Covers installation and jointing techniques for above and below ground of pipes for pressure applications, SWV, sewer and drain, and as liners. Precautions covering selection, use, handling, transport and storage are given, and the resistance of polyethylene to a wide range of chemicals is tabulated.
This standard sets out the recommended method of installing polyethylene (hereinafter referred to as PE) pipe-lines, above or below ground, for both pressure and non-pressure applications.
NOTE: Where PE pipelines are to be installed underground the safe installation depths are calculated by reference to AS CA68.
This standard is primarily intended for use in association with pipe and fittings complying with AS 1159, AS 1460 and AS ..* Although AS 1159 does not restrict the pressure applications for PE pipe, installation practices set out in this standard are specifically intended to cover only the conveyance of fluids that are essentially incompressible. The design and installation of systems for gases (such as compressed air) are not covered by this standard. Reference should be made to AS 1667 for the design of piping and to AS 1697 for guidance on the installation of piping for compressible fluids. Similarly, the standard does not deal with electrical installations for which reference should be made to AS 3000, Part 1.