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    Water supply - Copper and copper alloy body compression and capillary fittings and threaded-end connectors

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

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    Published date:  01-01-1994

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 3688-1994 WATER SUPPLY-COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY BODY COMPRESSION AND CAPILLARY FITTINGS AND THREADED-END CONNECTORS
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    7 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    7 - 1.1 SCOPE
    7 - 1.2 APPLICATION
    7 - 1.3 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    7 - 1.4 DEFINITIONS
    7 - 1.4.1 Threaded-end connector
    7 - 1.4.2 Union end connector
    7 - 1.4.3 Component
    7 - 1.5 DESIGNATION OF SIZE
    8 - 1.6 MARKING
    8 - 1.6.1 Space for mark of certifying body
    8 - 1.6.2 Components
    8 - 1.6.3 Marking requirements
    9 - SECTION 2 MATERIALS
    9 - 2.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    9 - 2.2 COPPER
    9 - 2.3 COPPER ALLOY
    9 - 2.4 DEZINCIFICATION-RESISTANT COPPER ALLOY
    9 - 2.5 STAINLESS STEEL
    9 - 2.6 OTHER MATERIALS
    9 - 2.7 CORROSION-RESISTANT MATERIALS
    10 - 2.8 USE OF MATERIALS
    10 - 2.9 CONTAMINATION OF WATER
    11 - SECTION 3 DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS
    11 - 3.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    11 - 3.2 TUBE STOP
    11 - 3.3 SLIP FITTING
    11 - 3.4 SPIGOTS
    12 - 3.5 FIXING DEVICE
    12 - 3.6 WATERWAY
    12 - 3.7 THICKNESS OF METAL PARTS
    12 - 3.7.1 General
    12 - 3.7.2 Minimum thickness of unspecified metal parts
    12 - 3.8 SCREW THREADS
    13 - 3.8.1 Thread engagement
    13 - 3.8.2 Union and threaded-end connectors
    13 - 3.8.3 Other screw threads
    13 - 3.9 FABRICATED FITTINGS
    13 - 3.10 FINISH
    14 - 3.11 PLATING AND OTHER SURFACE FINISHES
    15 - SECTION 4 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
    15 - 4.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    15 - 4.2 PRESSURE TEST
    15 - 4.3 STRENGTH OF FABRICATED JOINT
    15 - 4.4 STRENGTH OF JOINT ASSEMBLY
    15 - 4.5 RESISTANCE TO PULL-OUT
    15 - 4.6 STRENGTH OF NUT AND ASSEMBLY
    16 - SECTION 5 CAPILLARY FITTINGS
    16 - 5.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    16 - 5.2 DIMENSIONS
    17 - 5.3 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
    19 - SECTION 6 THREADED-END CONNECTORS
    19 - 6.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    19 - 6.2 DIMENSIONS
    19 - 6.3 THREADED-END CONNECTORS
    19 - 6.3.1 Thread stop
    19 - 6.3.2 Wrenching flats
    19 - 6.3.3 Thickness of threaded-end connectors
    19 - 6.3.4 Thread sealing
    19 - 6.4 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
    22 - SECTION 7 UNION END CONNECTORS AND UNION COUPLINGS
    22 - 7.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    22 - 7.2 MINIMUM WALL THICKNESS
    22 - 7.3 SCREW THREADS
    22 - 7.4 PROVISION FOR TIGHTENING
    22 - 7.5 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
    23 - SECTION 8 COMPRESSION FITTINGS
    23 - 8.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    23 - 8.2 DIMENSIONS
    23 - 8.2.1 Compression fittings manufactured to dimensions
    23 - 8.2.2 Compression fittings complying with performance requirements
    23 - 8.3 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
    23 - 8.3.1 Compression fittings complying with Clause 8. 2. 1
    23 - 8.3.2 Compression fittings complying with Clause 8. 2. 2
    26 - SECTION 9 OTHER FITTINGS
    26 - 9.1 SCOPE OF SECTION
    26 - 9.2 THREADED SOCKETS
    26 - 9.3 REDUCING BUSHES WITH OVERLAPPING INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL THREADS
    27 - 9.4 CONTINUOUSLY THREADED FITTINGS
    27 - 9.5 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
    28 - APPENDIX A - LIST OF REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    29 - APPENDIX B - SIZES AND TYPES OF FITTINGS
    29 - B1 GENERAL
    29 - B2 END CONNECTIONS
    29 - B3 EXAMPLES
    31 - APPENDIX C - PRESSURE TEST
    31 - C1 SCOPE
    31 - C2 PRINCIPLE
    31 - C3 APPARATUS
    31 - C4 TEST CONDITIONS
    31 - C5 PROCEDURE
    32 - C5.1 Hydrostatic test
    32 - C5.2 Pneumatic test
    32 - C6 TEST REPORT
    33 - APPENDIX D - FABRICATED FITTINGS TORQUE TEST
    33 - D1 SCOPE
    33 - D2 PRINCIPLE
    33 - D3 APPARATUS
    33 - D4 PROCEDURE
    33 - D5 TEST REPORT
    35 - APPENDIX E - STRENGTH TEST OF JOINT ASSEMBLY FOR COMPRESSION JOINTS
    35 - E1 SCOPE
    35 - E2 PRINCIPLE
    35 - E3 APPARATUS
    35 - E4 PROCEDURE
    36 - E5 TEST REPORT
    37 - APPENDIX F - RESISTANCE TO PULL-OUT OF ASSEMBLED JOINTS
    37 - F1 SCOPE
    37 - F2 PRINCIPLE
    37 - F3 APPARATUS
    37 - F4 PROCEDURE
    38 - F5 TEST REPORT
    39 - APPENDIX G - CONNECTOR NUTS AND ASSEMBLY TORQUE TEST
    39 - G1 SCOPE
    39 - G2 PRINCIPLE
    39 - G3 APPARATUS
    39 - G4 PROCEDURE
    40 - G5 TEST REPORT

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Specifies requirements for copper and copper alloy body pipe fittings and threaded-end connectors for use in water supply systems where the normal working temperature does not exceed 95 degrees Celsius, with maximum peaks of 110 degrees Celsius for short periods of time, and where the continuous working pressure ranges up to a maximum of 1.4 MPa for all fittings other than capillary fittings manufactured from copper tube.

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    This Standard specifies requirements for copper and copper alloy body pipe fittings and threaded-end connectors for use in water supply systems where the normal working temperature does not exceed 95C, with maximum peaks of 110C for short periods of time, and where the continuous working pressure ranges up to a maximum of 1.4 MPa for all fittings other than capillary fittings manufactured from copper tube. The maximum continuous working pressure for capillary fittings manufactured from copper tube, which complies with Section 5 of this Standard, is set out in AS 1432 for Type B copper tube.

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    Committee WS-001
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    Amendment 2 to AS 3688-1994 see DR 96225 For History before 1990 see Preface.Second edition AS 3688-1994. For History before 1990 see Preface. Second edition AS 3688-1994.

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    AS 1432-1996 Copper tubes for plumbing, gasfitting and drainage applications
    AS 3855-1994 Suitability of plumbing and water distribution systems products for contact with potable water
    AS 1572-1998 Copper and copper alloys - Seamless tubes for engineering purposes (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 3500.0-1990 National Plumbing and Drainage Code - Glossary of terms
    AS 3707-1989 Method for testing pressure cycling resistance of pipes and fittings
    AS 2831-1985 Thermometers - Solid stem - Long and short - For precision use
    AS 1834.1-1991 Material for soldering Solder alloys (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 1192-1982 Electroplated coatings - Nickel and chromium
    AS 2738.2-1984 Copper and copper alloys - Compositions and designations - Wrought products
    AS 1722.1-1975 Pipe threads of Whitworth form Sealing pipe threads (metric units)
    AS 1568-1985 Copper and copper alloys - Forging stock and forgings
    AS 1565-1996 Copper and copper alloys - Ingots and castings (Reconfirmed 2020)
    AS 1769-1975 Welded stainless steel tubes for plumbing applications (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 1567-1985 Copper and copper alloys - Wrought rods, bars and sections
    AS 1722.2-1992 Pipe threads of Whitworth form Fastening pipe threads

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    AS 3496-1995 Authorization requirements for plumbing products - Metal-bodied and plastic-bodied taps
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