ASTM F894-98a - 10.10.1998
1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers requirements and test methods for materials, dimensions, workmanship, ring stiffness, flattening, joint systems, and a form of marking for large diameter, 18 to 120 in. (460 to 3050 mm), inside diameter based polyethylene (PE) pipe of profile wall construction and with butt-fused, bell and spigot, and other mechanical joints for use in low pressure and gravity flow applications, such as for sewers and drains.

Note 1-Pipe produced to this specification should be installed in accordance with Practice D2321 and with the manufacturer's recommendations. Note 2-For purposes of this specification, low pressure is defined as 50 ft (15.2 m) of water column or less.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are provided for information only.

1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 8, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

2. Referenced Documents

Fed. Std. No. 123

Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies) Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Attn: NPODS.


Marking for Shipment and Storage


Practice for Electrofusion Joining Polyolefin Pipe and Fittings


Practice for Insertion of Flexible Polyethylene Pipe Into Existing Sewers


Specification for Elastomeric Seals (Gaskets) for Joining Plastic Pipe


Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems


Test Method for Obtaining Hydrostatic Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Materials or Pressure Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Products


Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials


Test Method for Determination of External Loading Characteristics of Plastic Pipe by Parallel-Plate Loading


Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pipe for Sewers and Other Gravity-Flow Applications


Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings


Practice for Heat Fusion Joining of Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings


Specification for Joints for Drain and Sewer Plastic Pipes Using Flexible Elastomeric Seals


Terminology for Abbreviated Terms Relating to Plastics


Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing