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  • AS/NZS 4645.3:2008

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    Gas distribution networks Plastics pipe systems

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    Superseded date:  27-02-2018

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    Published date:  31-12-2008

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    The intent of this Standard is to provide for the protection of the general public, Gas Distribution Network operating personnel and the environment, and to ensure safe and reliable operation of Gas Distribution Network that reticulate gas to consumers. This Part 3 provides more detailed requirements for design, materials, construction, testing and commissioning of plastic mains and services within a network and is to be used together with Part 1. It covers gas distribution networks covered by Part 1 of this Standard for operating pressures up to 600 kPa.

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    This Standard specifies materials, design, construction, installation, testing and maintenance requirements for below ground plastics gas distribution networks and shall be used in conjunction with AS/NZS 4645.1, for the distribution of fuel gas suitable for domestic, commercial or industrial uses, where - (a) plastics gas distribution networks include those constructed from materials including polyamide (PA), polyethylene (PE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC-HI); and(b) MAOP of the gas distribution network is not greater than 700 kPa except for plastics mains and services with a DN greater than 200 mm where the MAOP is limited to 600 kPa.NOTES:1 The diameter and pressure limitations are to limit potential consequences from failure in those systems.2 Although Standard is restricted to less than 700 kPa, sections of this Standard may be useful as guidance for plastics systems with an MAOP greater than 700 kPa. The relevant statutory authority may regard this Standard as appropriate for other than fuel gas.

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    Committee AG-008
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Originated as AS 3723–1989.
    Jointly revised and redesignated as AS/NZS 4645.3:2008. Originated as AS 3723 1989. Jointly revised and redesignated as AS/NZS 4645.3:2008.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 2885.3-2001 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Operation and maintenance
    AS 1210 SUPP 2-1999 Pressure vessels - Cold-stretched austenitic stainless steel vessels (Supplement to AS 1210-1997)
    AS 1112.1-2000 ISO metric hexagon nuts - Style 1 - Product grades A and B
    AS 1210 SUPP 1-1990 Unfired Pressure Vessels - Advanced design and construction (Supplement to AS 1210-1997)
    AS/NZS 3760:2003 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment
    AS 1210-1997 Pressure vessels
    AS 1111.1-2000 ISO metric hexagon bolts and screws - Product grade C - Bolts
    AS/NZS 4360:2004 Risk management
    AS 1112.4-2000 ISO metric hexagon nuts - Chamfered thin nuts - Product grades A and B
    AS/NZS 2566.1:1998 Buried flexible pipelines Structural design
    AS/NZS 3879:2006 Solvent cements and priming fluids for PVC (PVC-U and PVC-M) and ABS pipes and fittings
    AS/NZS 2566.2:2002 Buried flexible pipelines Installation
    11/30248330 DC : 0 BS ISO 17467-1 - PLASTICS PIPING SYSTEMS FOR THE SUPPLY OF GASEOUS FUELS - UNPLASTICIZED POLYAMIDE (PA-U) PIPING SYSTEMS JOINTED BY SOLVENT CEMENT - PART 1: GENERAL
    AS 5601-2004 Gas installations
    BS ISO 17467-1 : 2012 PLASTICS PIPING SYSTEMS FOR THE SUPPLY OF GASEOUS FUELS - UNPLASTICIZED POLYAMIDE (PA-U) PIPING SYSTEMS JOINTED BY SOLVENT CEMENT - PART 1: GENERAL
    AS 1112.2-2000 ISO metric hexagon nuts - Style 2 - Product grades A and B
    AS 2885.1-2007 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Design and construction
    AS 1432-2004 Copper tubes for plumbing, gasfitting and drainage applications
    AS/NZS 2032:2006 Installation of PVC pipe systems
    AS 2528-1982 Bolts, studbolts and nuts for flanges and other high and low temperature applications
    AS 2129-2000 Flanges for pipes, valves and fittings (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 2033:2008 Installation of polyethylene pipe systems
    AS/NZS 1596:2008 The storage and handling of LP Gas
    AS 1110.1-2000 ISO metric hexagon bolts and screws - Product grades A and B - Bolts
    AS 2944.2-2007 Plastics pipes and fittings for gas reticulation Polyamide fittings
    AS 2943-2007 Plastics pipes and fittings for gas reticulation - Polyamide compounds
    AS/NZS 4130:2003 Polyethylene (PE) pipes for pressure applications
    AS/NZS 1252:1996 High-strength steel bolts with associated nuts and washers for structural engineering
    AS/NZS 2885.5:2002 Pipelines-Gas and liquid petroleum - Field pressure testing
    AS/NZS 4131:2003 Polyethylene (PE) compounds for pressure pipes and fittings
    AS 2885.2-2007 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Welding
    AS 2885.0-2008 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - General requirements
    ISO 17467-1:2012 Plastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels Unplasticized polyamide (PA-U) piping systems jointed by solvent cement Part 1: General
    AS/NZS 4129:2008 Fittings for polyethylene (PE) pipes for pressure applications
    AS 1112.3-2000 ISO metric hexagon nuts - Product grade C
    AS 2885.4-2003 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Offshore submarine pipeline systems

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    AS/NZS 60079.10.1:2009 Explosive atmospheres Classification of areas - Explosive gas atmospheres (IEC 60079-10-1, Ed.1.0(2008) MOD)
    AS/NZS 4645.1:2008 Gas distribution networks Network management
    AS/NZS 5601.1:2013 Gas installations General installations
    AS/NZS 5601.1:2010 Gas installations General installations
    AS/NZS 1596:2014 The storage and handling of LP Gas
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