• AS 2032-1977

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    Code of practice for installation of UPVC pipe systems

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

    Superseded date:  06-30-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1977

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 2032-1977 INSTALLATION OF UPVC PIPE SYSTEMS
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - PART 1. SCOPE, DEFINITIONS AND MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS
    6 - 1.1 SCOPE OF CODE.
    6 - 1.2 APPLICATION.
    6 - 1.3 DEFINITIONS.
    7 - 1.4 MATERIALS.
    7 - 1.4.1 Pipe and Fittings.
    7 - 1.4.2 Fittings Made of Materials Other than UPVC.
    7 - 1.4.3 Solvent Cements.
    8 - 1.4.4 Cleaning Fluids.
    8 - 1.4.5 Hangers and Clips.
    8 - 1.4.6 Rubber Rings.
    8 - 1.4.7 Lubricants for Rubber Ring and Expansion Joints.
    8 - 1.5 IDENTIFICATION.
    9 - PART 2. GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE SELECTION AND USE OF UPVC PIPE AND FITTINGS
    9 - 2.1 SCOPE OF PART.
    9 - 2.2 HANDLING AND STORAGE.
    9 - 2.2.1 General.
    9 - 2.2.2 Precautions.
    10 - 2.3 SAFETY.
    10 - 2.4 TEMPERATURE CONSIDERATIONS.
    10 - 2.5 THERMAL LINEAR EXPANSION OF UPVC PIPE.
    12 - 2.6 INSTALLATION UNDER FREEZING CONDITIONS.
    12 - 2.7 CHEMICAL RESISTANCE OF UPVC PIPE.
    12 - 2.8 INSPECTION BEFORE INSTALLATION.
    13 - PART 3. JOINTING METHODS
    13 - 3.1 SCOPE OF PART.
    13 - 3.2 GENERAL METHODS FOR JOINTING UPVC PIPE SYSTEMS.
    13 - 3.2.1 Solvent-cement Joints (UPVC to UPVC).
    15 - 3.2.2 Rubber-ring Joints.
    16 - 3.2.3 Flanged Joints.
    16 - 3.2.4 Threaded Joints.
    16 - 3.2.5 Repair Joints.
    16 - 3.2.6 Service Connections for Pressure Pipes.
    17 - 3.2.7 Connection of UPVC Pipes to Sanitary Pans.
    17 - 3.2.8 UPVC to Other Materials.
    18 - PART 4. INSTALLATION OF UPVC PRESSURE PIPE SYSTEMS
    18 - 4.0 SCOPE OF PART.
    18 - 4.1 GENERAL PROVISIONS.
    18 - 4.1.1 Laying in Direct Sunlight or Hot Weather.
    18 - 4.1.2 Provision for Expansion and Contraction.
    18 - 4.1.3 Electrical Earthing.
    18 - 4.1.4 Protection from Heat.
    18 - 4.1.5 Effect of Water Hammer or Pressure Surges.
    19 - 4.1.6 Vibration.
    19 - 4.1.7 Air Lines.
    19 - 4.1.8 Hot Water Cylinder Supply.
    19 - 4.1.9 Vacuum Conditions.
    19 - 4.1.10 Anchorage.
    19 - 4.1.11 Setting of Pipes in Concrete.
    20 - 4.1.12 Standpipes or Risers.
    20 - 4.1.13 Connections to Water Meters.
    20 - 4.1.14 Prevention of Flotation.
    20 - 4.1.15 Local Authority Requirements.
    20 - 4.2 INSTALLATION OF PRESSURE PIPES BELOW GROUND.
    20 - 4.2.1 Materials.
    21 - 4.2.2 Installation Procedure.
    23 - 4.3 INSTALLATION OF PRESSURE PIPES ABOVE GROUND.
    23 - 4.3.1 Materials.
    23 - 4.3.2 Special Precautions.
    24 - 4.3.3 Provision for Thermal Movement.
    24 - 4.3.4 Fixed Supports.
    24 - 4.3.5 Spacing of Supports for UPVC Pipelines.
    25 - 4.3.6 Protection Against Damage.
    25 - 4.3.7 Testing.
    26 - 4.4 TESTING OF PRESSURE PIPE SYSTEMS.
    26 - 4.4.1 Pre-test Precautions.
    26 - 4.4.2 General Requirements.
    26 - 4.4.3 Definitions.
    27 - 4.4.4 Testing Procedure.
    27 - 4.4.5 Pressure Test on Joints Between Test Sections.
    27 - 4.4.6 Pressure Test on Valve Anchorages.
    27 - 4.4.7 Pressure Test on Existing Pipeline.
    28 - PART 5. INSTALLATION OF UPVC SEWER PIPES BELOW GROUND
    28 - 5.0 SCOPE OF PART.
    28 - 5.1 GENERAL PROVISIONS.
    28 - 5.1.1 General.
    28 - 5.1.2 Laying in Direct Sunlight or Hot Weather.
    28 - 5.1.3 Bedding in Unstable or Water-logged Ground.
    28 - 5.1.4 Protection from Flotation.
    28 - 5.1.5 Setting of Pipes in Concrete.
    29 - 5.1.6 Inspection Before Installation.
    29 - 5.1.7 Local Authority Requirements.
    29 - 5.2 INSTALLATION OF SEWER PIPES BELOW GROUND.
    29 - 5.2.1 Materials.
    29 - 5.2.2 Installation Procedure.
    32 - 5.3 TESTING OF SEWERAGE PIPELINES.
    32 - 5.3.1 General.
    32 - 5.3.2 Method 1- Hydrostatic Test.
    32 - 5.3.3 Method 2- Air Test.
    33 - PART 6. INSTALLATION OF UPVC PIPE SYSTEMS FOR SOIL, WASTE AND VENT APPLICATIONS
    33 - 6.1 SCOPE OF PART.
    33 - 6.2 DEFINITIONS.
    33 - 6.3 MATERIALS.
    33 - 6.3.1 Pipes.
    33 - 6.3.2 Fittings.
    33 - 6.4 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.
    33 - 6.5 PROVISION FOR THERMAL MOVEMENT.
    33 - 6.5.1 General.
    34 - 6.5.2 Expansion Joints.
    34 - 6.6 LOCATION OF EXPANSION JOINTS.
    34 - 6.6.1 General Principles.
    34 - 6.6.2 In Vertical Stacks and Pipelines.
    34 - 6.6.3 Graded Pipelines.
    34 - 6.6.4 Alternative Expansion Provision.
    35 - 6.7 INSTALLATION OF EXPANSION JOINTS.
    39 - 6.8 SUPPORTS.
    39 - 6.8.1 Supports and Clips.
    39 - 6.8.2 Fixed Supports.
    39 - 6.8.3 Sliding Supports.
    39 - 6.9 LOCATION OF SUPPORTS AND CLIPS.
    40 - 6.10 PIPES THROUGH WALLS AND FLOORS.
    40 - 6.11 TESTING.
    41 - PART 7. INSTALLATION OF UPVC STORM, SULLAGE AND SURFACE WATER PIPELINES UNDERGROUND
    41 - 7.1 SCOPE OF PART.
    41 - 7.2 PIPES AND FITTINGS.
    41 - 7.3 INSPECTION.
    41 - 7.4 MATERIALS.
    41 - 7.4.1 General.
    41 - 7.4.2 Bedding Material.
    41 - 7.4.3 Backfill.
    41 - 7.5 EXCAVATION.
    42 - 7.6 INSTALLATION.
    42 - 7.6.1 Bedding -Underlay.
    42 - 7.6.2 Laying.
    42 - 7.6.3 Bedding-Side Support and Overlay.
    42 - 7.6.4 Backfill.
    43 - 7.7 SPECIAL PROVISIONS.
    43 - 7.7.1 Inspection Openings.
    43 - 7.7.2 Provision for Expansion and Contraction.
    43 - 7.7.3 Laying in Direct Sunlight or Hot Weather.
    43 - 7.7.4 Setting of Pipes in Concrete.
    43 - 7.7.5 Protection of Pipeline.
    43 - 7.8 LOCAL AUTHORITY REGULATIONS.
    44 - PART 8. INSTALLATION OF UPVC DOWNPIPE ABOVE GROUND
    44 - 8.1 SCOPE OF PART.
    44 - 8.2 PIPES AND FITTINGS.
    44 - 8.3 MATERIALS.
    44 - 8.3.1 External Use up to 15 m.
    44 - 8.3.2 External Use Above 15 m.
    44 - 8.3.3 Downpipes Encased in Concrete.
    44 - 8.4 PROVISION FOR THERMAL MOVEMENT.
    44 - 8.4.1 Coefficient of Thermal Expansion.
    44 - 8.4.2 Provision of Clips and Supports.
    44 - 8.5 BUILDING INTO FLOORS AND WALLS.
    44 - 8.6 SPACING OF SUPPORTS.
    44 - 8.7 PROTECTION AGAINST DAMAGE.
    45 - 8.8 LOCAL AUTHORITY REGULATIONS.
    46 - PART 9. INSTALLATION OF UPVC PIPE AS A PIPE LINER
    46 - 9.1 SCOPE OF PART.
    46 - 9.2 MATERIAL.
    46 - 9.3 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.
    46 - 9.4 INSTALLATION PROCEDURE.
    46 - 9.4.1 Preparation for Lining Operation.
    46 - 9.4.2 Lining Operation.
    47 - APPENDIX A - RECOMMENDED PRECAUTIONS IN THE USE OF SOLVENT CEMENTS
    48 - APPENDIX B - THE CHEMICAL RESISTANCE OF UPVC
    48 - B1 INTRODUCTION.
    48 - B2 TABULATION OF CHEMICAL RESISTANCE OF UPVC PIPE.

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    Applies to the installation and jointing techniques of UPVC pipe above and below ground. Separate sections cover pipelines for pressure applications, soil, waste and vent, sewer, storm, sullage and surface water and downpipe, and the use of the pipe as a liner. Precautions covering selection, use, handling, transport and storage are given, and the resistance of UPVC to a wide range of chemicals is tabulated.

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    This code sets out the recommended method of installing unplasticized PVC (UPVC) pipelines, above or below ground for pressure and non-pressure applications.NOTE: Where UPVC pipelines are to be installed underground the safe installation depths are calculated by reference to AS CA68, Rules for Plastics Pipelaying Design.

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    Committee PL-021
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Endorsed as PNGS 1043-1982
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    Under Revision see DR 03349

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

    AS 1273-1991 Unplasticized PVC (UPVC) downpipe and fittings for rainwater (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS/NZS 3500.1.2:1998 National plumbing and drainage Water supply - Acceptable solutions
    AS/NZS 2179.2(INT):1998 Specifications for rainwater goods, accessories and fasteners - PVC rainwater goods and accessories
    AS/NZS 1260:1996 PVC pipes and fittings for drain, waste and vent applications
    AS/NZS 4999:2006 PVC-U maintenance shafts
    AS/NZS 4999(INT):2003 PVC-U maintenance shafts
    AS 3723-1989 Installation and maintenance of plastics pipe systems for gas
    AS/NZS 3500.2:2003 Plumbing and drainage Sanitary plumbing and drainage
    AS 3879(INT)-1991 Solvent cements and priming fluids for use with unplasticized PVC (UPVC) pipes and fittings
    AS/NZS 3500.2.2:1996 National plumbing and drainage Sanitary plumbing and drainage - Acceptable solutions
    AS/NZS 3879:1995 Solvent cements and priming fluids for use with unplasticized PVC (uPVC) pipes and fittings
    AS/NZS 4765(INT):2000 Modified PVC (PVC-M) pipes for pressure applications
    AS 2419.1-1991 Fire hydrant installations System design, installation and commissioning
    AS/NZS 1477:1996 PVC pipes and fittings for pressure applications
    AS/NZS 3500.3:2003 Plumbing and drainage Stormwater drainage
    AS 3634-1989 Solar heating systems for swimming pools (Reconfirmed 2013)
    AS 3500.1-1992 National Plumbing and Drainage Code - Water supply
    AS 4441(INT)-1996 Oriented PVC (OPVC) pipes for pressure applications
    AS/NZS 1477:1999 PVC pipes and fittings for pressure applications
    AS/NZS 1254:2002 PVC pipes and fittings for storm and surface water applications
    AS/NZS 3500.5:2000 National Plumbing and Drainage - Domestic installations
    AS 2419.1-1994 Fire hydrant installations - System design, installation and commissioning
    AS/NZS 3500.1:2003 Plumbing and drainage Water services
    AS/NZS 2566.2:2002 Buried flexible pipelines Installation (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 1260.5-1993 Unplasticized PVC (UPVC) pipes and fittings for sewerage applications - Pipes with structured walls
    AS/NZS 1260:2002 PVC-U pipes and fittings for drain, waste and vent application
    AS/NZS 3500.3.2:1998 National plumbing and drainage Stormwater drainage - Acceptable solutions
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