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    Copper and copper alloys. Plumbing fittings. Specification for press ends of plumbing fittings for use with metallic tubes

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  31-12-2010

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 Operating temperatures and pressures
    5 Plumbing fitting press end and tube compatibility
    6 Plumbing fittings
    7 Evaluation of plumbing fittings
    8 Type tests
    9 Routine tests
    10 Designation
    11 Permanent and durable marking
    12 Documentation
    Annexes
    Annex A (informative) - Copper and copper alloys commonly
            used for the manufacture of plumbing fittings
    Annex B (normative) - Method for testing the leaktightness
            of joints with tube under internal hydrostatic pressure
    Annex C (normative) - Method for testing leaktightness of
            joints and tube under internal pneumatic pressure
    Annex D (normative) - Method for testing resistance to pull-out
    Annex E (normative) - Test method for resistance of plumbing
            fittings with Type 1 press ends to temperature cycling
    Annex F (normative) - Test method for the resistance of
            plumbing fittings with Type 2 press ends to
            temperature cycling
    Annex G (normative) - Method for testing the resistance of
            joints with tubes to pressure cycling
    Annex H (normative) - Test method for the leaktightness of
            joints with tube under vacuum
    Annex I (normative) - Test method for the resistance of
            joints and tube to vibration
    Annex J (normative) - Test method for the resistance of joints
            of plumbing fittings with Type 2 press ends to static
            flexural force
    Annex K (normative) - Test method for the resistance of joints
            of plumbing fittings with Type 2 press ends to high
            temperature
    Annex L (informative) - Pressure test for plumbing fittings
            bodies with as-cast microstructure or fabricated by
            welding or brazing
    Annex M (normative) - Determination of mean depth of
            dezincification
    Bibliography

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Defines requirements for materials and design and gives methods of test for copper press end connections of plumbing fittings up to 108 mm in diameter used for the purpose of joining copper tubes conforming to BS EN 1057 and non-copper metallic tubes that are intended for use in water, in heating and cooling systems, and in natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas systems.

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    Committee NFE/34/3
    Development Note Supersedes 10/30213423 DC. (01/2011)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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

    I.S. 813:2014 DOMESTIC GAS INSTALLATIONS (EDITION 3) AND AMENDMENT 1:2017
    BS 6891(2015) : 2015 SPECIFICATION FOR THE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF LOW PRESSURE GAS INSTALLATION PIPEWORK OF UP TO 35 MM (R1[1/4]) ON PREMISES
    I.S. 813:2014+A1:2017 DOMESTIC GAS INSTALLATIONS (EDITION 3) AND AMENDMENT 1:2017

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    BS EN 12165:2011 COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS - WROUGHT AND UNWROUGHT FORGING STOCK
    BS EN ISO 9001:2015 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - REQUIREMENTS
    BS EN ISO 6509 : 1995 CORROSION OF METALS AND ALLOYS - DETERMINATION OF DEZINCIFICATION RESISTANCE OF BRASS
    BS EN 681-1:1996 (published 2006-03) Elastomeric seals. Material requirements for pipe joint seals used in water and drainage applications Vulcanized rubber
    BS ISO 9924-1:2000 RUBBER AND RUBBER PRODUCTS - DETERMINATION OF THE COMPOSITION OF VULCANIZATES AND UNCURED COMPOUNDS BY THERMOGRAVIMETRY - PART 1: BUTADIENE, ETHYLENE-PROPYLENE COPOLYMER AND TERPOLYMER, ISOBUTENE-ISOPRENE, ISOPRENE AND STYRENE-BUTADIENE RUBBERS
    BS EN 1057 : 2006 COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS - SEAMLESS, ROUND COPPER TUBES FOR WATER AND GAS IN SANITARY AND HEATING APPLICATIONS
    BS EN 549:1995 Specification for rubber materials for seals and diaphragms for gas appliances and gas equipment
    BS EN 1254-2:1998 COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS - PLUMBING FITTINGS - FITTINGS WITH COMPRESSION ENDS FOR USE WITH COPPER TUBES
    BS EN 12449:2016 COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS - SEAMLESS, ROUND TUBES FOR GENERAL PURPOSES
    BS EN 1982:2017 (published 2017-10) Copper and copper alloys. Ingots and castings
    BS 6001-1(1999) : 1999 SAMPLING PROCEDURES FOR INSPECTION BY ATTRIBUTES - PART 1: SAMPLING SCHEMES INDEXED BY ACCEPTANCE QUALITY LIMIT (AQL) FOR LOT-BY-LOT INSPECTION
    BS EN 1254-4:1998 COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS - PLUMBING AND FITTINGS - FITTINGS COMBINING OTHER END CONNECTIONS WITH CAPILLARY OR COMPRESSION ENDS
    ISO 6957:1988 Copper alloys Ammonia test for stress corrosion resistance
    BS EN 12164:2011 COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS - ROD FOR FREE MACHINING PURPOSES
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