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AS 4809:2017


Copper pipe and fittings — Installation and commissioning

This Standard specifies requirements for the selection, installation and commissioning of copper plumbing, gas and waste water systems. Some aspects of design are also specified.
Published: 19/05/2017
Pages: 39
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Table of contents
Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope
2 Referenced documents
3 Definitions
4 Products
4.1 Copper tube
4.1.1 General
4.1.2 Identification
4.1.3 Working pressures
4.1.4 Test pressures
4.2 Copper pipe fittings
4.2.1 General
4.3 Jointing materials
4.3.1 General
4.3.2 Elastomeric rings
4.3.3 Gaskets
4.3.4 Silver brazing alloy
5 Corrosion, concealment and protection
5.1 Internal corrosion prevention
5.2 External corrosion prevention
5.3 Pipes in concrete
5.4 Pipes under concrete
5.5 Protection of copper pipes
6 Water supply piping
6.1 Pre-installation considerations
6.1.1 Planning
6.1.2 Layout
6.1.3 Pipe sizing
6.1.4 Pressure requirements
6.2 Installation
6.2.1 General
6.2.2 Jointing General Mechanical joining, push-on and press-fit end connectors Compression joints Capillary fittings Flanged joints Shouldered or grooved joints Silver brazing Pipe bending
6.2.3 Insulation and protection
6.2.4 Pipe support
6.2.5 Hot water piping
6.2.6 Location of service pipes
6.2.7 Concealed piping Walls Chases, ducts or conduits Under concrete slabs
6.2.8 Water hammer
6.2.9 Commissioning and testing
7 Gas reticulation piping
7.1 General
7.2 Installation
7.2.1 Prohibited types of joints and fittings
7.2.2 Jointing
7.2.3 Bending of gas pipes
7.2.4 Pipe support
8 Sanitary piping
9 Fire services piping
10 Non-drinking water services
10.1 General
10.2 Identification of pipes for non-drinking water
Appendix A
Appendix B
B1 Internal corrosion
B1.1 Nature of internal copper corrosion
B1.2 Causes of internal corrosion
B1.3 Pitting corrosion
B1.4 ‘Blue water’ corrosion
B1.5 Cuprosolvency
B1.6 Copper pipe factors
B1.7 Effect on water quality and health
B1.8 Methods of internal corrosion control
B2 External corrosion of buried copper pipe
B2.1 General
B2.2 Causes of external corrosion of buried copper pipe
B2.3 Methods of external corrosion control
B3 Other causes of corrosion
B3.1 Erosion-corrosion
B3.2 Stray current corrosion
B3.3 Corrosion fatigue
Appendix C
Appendix D
D1 General
D2 Materials
D3 Procedure
D4 Testing of water
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
Cited references in this standard
Automatic fire sprinkler systems, Part 5: Home fire sprinkler systems
Gas distribution networks, Part 1: Network management
Copper tubes for plumbing, gasfitting and drainage applications
Copper and copper alloys — Seamless tubes for engineering purposes
Copper and copper alloy waste fittings
Content history
DR AS 4809:2016