• AS 4176-1994

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    Polyethylene/aluminium and cross-linked polyethylene/aluminium macro-composite pipe systems for pressure applications

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

    Superseded date:  04-30-2018

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1994

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 4176:1994 POLYETHYLENE/ALUMINIUM AND CROSS-LINKED POLYETHYLENE/ALUMINIUM MACRO-COMPOSITE PIPE SYSTEMS FOR PRESSURE APPL...
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - FOREWORD
    7 - SECTION 1 - SCOPE AND GENERAL
    7 - 1.1 SCOPE
    7 - 1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    8 - 1.3 DEFINITIONS
    8 - 1.3.1 Component
    8 - 1.3.2 PE/AL/PE pipe
    8 - 1.3.3 PE-X/AL/PE-X pipe
    8 - 1.4 NOTATION
    8 - 1.5 CLASSIFICATION
    8 - 1.5.1 PE/AL/PE macro-composite pipe
    9 - 1.5.2 PE-X/AL/PE-X macro-composite pipe
    9 - 1.5.3 Gas applications
    9 - 1.6 MATERIALS
    9 - 1.6.1 Carbon black
    10 - 1.6.2 Dispersion of additives
    10 - 1.6.3 Fittings
    10 - 1.6.4 Effect on water
    10 - 1.6.5 Effect of chemicals
    10 - 1.6.6 Effect on chemicals
    10 - 1.6.7 Chemical resistance for gas applications
    10 - 1.7 PACKAGING
    11 - SECTION 2 - PIPES
    11 - 2.1 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    11 - 2.1.1 Diameter and wall thickness
    11 - 2.1.2 Length
    11 - 2.1.3 Adhesion
    11 - 2.1.4 Freedom from defects
    11 - 2.1.5 Marking
    12 - 2.2 TEST REQUIREMENTS FOR PE/AL/PE PIPE
    12 - 2.2.1 Burst test
    12 - 2.2.2 Pressure resistance test†
    12 - 2.2.3 Long- term rupture test†
    13 - 2.3 TEST REQUIREMENTS FOR PE-X/ AL/ PE-X PIPE
    13 - 2.3.1 Burst test
    13 - 2.3.2 Pressure resistance test
    13 - 2.3.3 Long-term rupture test
    13 - 2.3.4 Degree of cross-linking
    13 - 2.3.5 Environmental stress crack resistance
    14 - SECTION 3 - FITTINGS
    14 - 3.1 FITTINGS FOR MACRO-COMPOSITE PIPE SYSTEMS
    14 - 3.1.1 General requirements
    14 - 3.1.2 Size and type
    14 - 3.1.3 Freedom from defects
    14 - 3.1.4 Porosity test (applicable to cast metallic fittings)
    14 - 3.1.5 Dezincification resistance
    14 - 3.1.6 Marking
    15 - 3.2 TEST REQUIREMENTS FOR PE/AL/PE PIPE FITTINGS
    15 - 3.2.1 Compatibility of fittings with pipe
    15 - 3.2.2 Resistance to leakage when subjected to bending
    15 - 3.2.3 Resistance to pull-out of assembled joints
    15 - 3.2.4 Thermal cycling test
    15 - 3.2.5 Liquid infiltration
    15 - 3.2.6 Pressure cycling test (not applicable to fittings for gas application)
    16 - 3.3 TEST REQUIREMENTS FOR PE-X/ AL/ PE-X PIPE FITTINGS
    16 - 3.3.1 Compatibility of fittings with pipe
    16 - 3.3.2 Resistance to leakage when subjected to bending
    16 - 3.3.3 Resistance to pull-out of assembled joints
    16 - 3.3.4 Thermal cycling test
    16 - 3.3.5 Liquid infiltration
    16 - 3.3.6 Pressure cycling test (not applicable to fittings for use with gas)
    17 - APPENDIX A - MEANS FOR DEMONSTRATING COMPLIANCE WITH THIS STANDARD
    17 - A1 SCOPE
    17 - A2 STATISTICAL SAMPLING
    17 - A3 PRODUCT CERTIFICATION
    17 - A4 SUPPLIER’S QUALITY SYSTEM
    18 - A5 OTHER MEANS OF ASSESSMENT
    19 - APPENDIX B - METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE DIMENSIONS OF PIPE
    19 - B1 SCOPE
    19 - B2 TEMPERATURE OF MEASUREMENT
    19 - B3 CONDITIONING OF REFERENCE SPECIMENS
    19 - B4 DETERMINATION OF OUTSIDE DIAMETER
    19 - B4.1 Apparatus
    19 - B4.2 Procedure
    19 - B5 DETERMINATION OF INSIDE DIAMETER
    19 - B5.1 Apparatus
    19 - B5.2 Procedure
    20 - B6 DETERMINATION OF TOTAL OUTER AND INNER WALL THICKNESS
    20 - B6.1 Apparatus
    20 - B6.2 Procedure
    20 - B7 REPORT
    22 - APPENDIX C - METHOD FOR DETERMINING ADHESION
    22 - C1 SCOPE
    22 - C2 PRINCIPLE
    22 - C3 APPARATUS
    22 - C4 PREPARATION OF TEST SPECIMENS
    22 - C5 DETERMINATION OF BOND STRENGTH
    22 - C6 REPORT
    23 - APPENDIX D - METHOD FOR DETERMINING BURST STRENGTH OF PIPE
    23 - D1 SCOPE
    23 - D2 PRINCIPLE
    23 - D3 APPARATUS
    23 - D4 PREPARATION OF TEST SPECIMENS
    23 - D5 CONDITIONING OF TEST SPECIMENS
    23 - D6 PROCEDURE
    23 - D7 REPORT
    24 - APPENDIX E - METHOD FOR DETERMINING PRESSURE RESISTANCE AND LONG-TERM RUPTURE STRENGTH
    24 - E1 SCOPE
    24 - E2 PRINCIPLE
    24 - E2.1 Long-term rupture strength
    24 - E2.2 Pressure resistance test
    24 - E3 APPARATUS
    24 - E4 PREPARATION OF TEST SPECIMENS
    25 - E5 LONG-TERM RUPTURE TEST
    25 - E5.1 Conditioning of test specimens
    25 - E5.2 Procedure
    25 - E5.3 Assessment of results
    25 - E5.4 Report
    25 - E6 PRESSURE RESISTANCE TEST
    25 - E6.1 Conditioning of test specimens
    26 - E6.2 Procedure
    26 - E6.3 Report
    28 - APPENDIX F - METHODS FOR SPECIFYING SIZES AND TYPES OF FITTINGS
    28 - F1 SCOPE
    28 - F2 ORDER OF SPECIFYING
    28 - F3 END CONNECTIONS - COPPER AND COPPER-ALLOY
    29 - APPENDIX G - METHOD FOR DETERMINING COMPATIBILITY OF FITTINGS WITH PIPE
    29 - G1 SCOPE
    29 - G2 PRINCIPLE
    29 - G3 APPARATUS
    29 - G4 PREPARATION OF JOINT ASSEMBLIES
    30 - G5 CONDITIONING OF JOINT ASSEMBLIES
    30 - G6 PROCEDURE
    30 - G7 REPORT
    32 - APPENDIX H - METHOD FOR DETERMINING PRESSURE CYCLING RESISTANCE OF PIPES AND FITTINGS
    32 - H1 SCOPE
    32 - H2 PRINCIPLE
    32 - H3 APPARATUS
    32 - H4 TEST SPECIMENS
    32 - H4.1 General
    32 - H4.2 Fittings
    32 - H4.3 Joints
    32 - H5 TESTING ENVIRONMENT
    32 - H6 CONDITIONING OF TEST SAMPLES, TEST PROCEDURE, DETERMINATION OF TEST CYCLE PRESSURE AND REPORT
    32 - H7 FINAL PRESSURE TESTING
    32 - H8 REPORT

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    Specifies requirements for macro-composite pipes and associated fittings for the conveyance of fluids including compressed air, gaseous fuels and water in agricultural, industrial, domestic and other applications in sizes ranging from 14 to 25 mm outside diameter. The macro-composite pipes covered by This Standard consist of a welded aluminium tube encapsulated in, and bonded to, an inner and an outer layer of polyethylene or cross-linked polyethylene.

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    This Standard specifies requirements for macro-composite pipes and associated fittings for the conveyance of fluids including compressed air, gaseous fuels and water in agricultural, industrial, domestic and other applications in sizes ranging from 14 to 25 mm outside diameter.The macro-composite pipes covered by this Standard consist of an aluminium core encapsulated in, and bonded to, an inner and an outer layer of polyethylene or cross-linked polyethylene.NOTE: Advisory information on the determination of compliance with this Standard is given in Appendix A.

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    First published as AS 4176-1994.

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

    AS 2102-1989 Micrometer callipers for external measurement
    AS 1399-1990 Guide to AS 1199 - Sampling procedures and tables for inspection by attributes
    AS 1685-1984 Plastics pipes and fittings for gas reticulation - Polyethylene compound for manufacturing
    AS 3904.1-1987 Quality management and quality system elements Guidelines
    AS/NZS 3707:2001 Method for testing pressure cycling resistance of pipes and fittings
    AS 2642.3-1983 Polybutylene pipe systems - Mechanical jointing fittings for use with polybutylene (PB) pipes for hot and cold water applications
    AS 2492-1994 Cross-linked polyethylene (PE-X) pipe for hot and cold water applications
    AS 3688-2005 Water supply - Metallic fittings and end connectors
    AS 2345-1992 Dezincification resistance of copper alloys
    AS 1460.1-1989 Fittings for use with polyethylene pipes - Mechanical jointing fittings
    HB 18.44-1991 Guidelines for third-party certification and accreditation - Guide 44: General rules for ISO or IEC international third-party certification schemes for products
    AS/NZS 3500.0:2003 Plumbing and drainage Glossary of terms
    AS 3500.0-1990 National Plumbing and Drainage Code - Glossary of terms
    AS 1349-1986 Bourdon tube pressure and vacuum gauges (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 4131(INT)-1993 PE pipe compounds
    AS 1199-1988 Sampling procedures and tables for inspection by attributes
    AS 2345-2006 Dezincification resistance of copper alloys
    AS 3900.1-1987 Quality management and quality assurance Standards Guidelines for selection and use
    AS/NZS 4131:2003 Polyethylene (PE) compounds for pressure pipes and fittings
    AS/NZS 2642.3:1994 Polybutylene pipe systems - Mechanical jointing fittings for use with polybutylene (PB) pipes for hot and cold water applications
    AS/NZS 2492:2007 Cross-linked polyethylene (PE-X) pipes for pressure applications
    AS 3707-1989 Method for testing pressure cycling resistance of pipes and fittings
    AS 3688-1994 Water supply - Copper and copper alloy body compression and capillary fittings and threaded-end connectors
    AS 3855-1994 Suitability of plumbing and water distribution systems products for contact with potable water
    AS 1984-1977 Vernier callipers (metric series)

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    AS 5200.000-2006 Technical specification for plumbing and drainage products Procedures for certification of plumbing and drainage products (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 5601-2004 Gas installations
    ATS 5200.490-2007 Technical Specification for plumbing and drainage products Cross-linked polyethylene/ aluminium/polyethylene-composite pipe systems for pressure applications (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS/NZS 2033:2008 Installation of polyethylene pipe systems
    AS/NZS 3500.4:2003 Plumbing and drainage Heated water services
    MP 52-2005 Manual of authorization procedures for plumbing and drainage products
    ATS 5200.478-2006 Technical Specification for plumbing and drainage products - Cross-linked polyethylene/Aluminium/Cross-linked polyethylene macro-composite pipe systems for pressure applications
    AS 5200.000-2005 Technical specification for plumbing and drainage products Procedures for certification of plumbing and drainage products
    ATS 5200.473-2007 Technical Specification for plumbing and drainage products - Stainless steel/nano-antibiotic PP-R pipe systems for water supply applications
    AS/NZS 3500.5:2000 National Plumbing and Drainage - Domestic installations
    ATS 5200.491-2010 Technical Specification for plumbing and drainage products Aluminium alloy piping system with plastics lining for plumbing water service applications
    MP 52-2001 Manual of authorization procedures for plumbing and drainage products
    AS/NZS 3500.1:2003 Plumbing and drainage Water services
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