This document provides guidelines for polyethylene (PE) Rural and Flood Pipes used for conveying irrigation and “domestic and stock water”. They are an alternative to PE pipes complying in full with AS/NZS 4130 “Polyethylene pipes for pressure applications” or AS2698.2 “Polyethylene rural pipe”.
The primary aim of this document is to provide guidance relating to the geometric specification of metal backing flanges suitable for the use with PE flange adaptors in the sizes DN20 through to DN1000 and flanges in accordance with AS 2129, ANSI/ASTM B16.5, AS/NZS 4331.1 (ISO 7005-1) and AS 4087.
This document contains guidelines for packaging, handling, and storage of polyethylene pipes and fittings. The guidelines are based on acceptable performance requirements and alternative conditions that maintain the integrity of pipes or fittings.
This document contains recommendations for equipment required, for jointing, maintenance, servicing and calibration procedures, records to be kept and the training program to be respected to produce good fusion joints in polyethylene pipes.