A new standard approved by ASTM International's F17 Committee on Plastic Piping Systems will aid in the design of pipe fittings made from cross-linked polyethylene (CX-PE)
The standard will be released soon as F3525
F3525 is part of a series of initiatives to develop standards applicable to the specification and construction of CX-PE piping systems, "designed to serve manufacturers of pipe fittings that will be used in large utility, commercial and industrial projects
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said laboratory manager and ASTM member Robert Samplonius
“The standard will support the development of improved infrastructure,” Samplonius added.
“CX-PE pipes have clear advantages in delivering hot water, which can help make utility projects more economical and energy efficient
ASTM said the work is directly related to the ninth goal of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on industry, innovation and infrastructure
The subcommittee that developed the standard is developing other proposed CX-PE standards, such as the practice of commissioning established CX-PE piping systems
ASTM invites interested parties to participate in the development of these proposed standards