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AS/NZS 3690:2009


Installation of ABS pipe systems

Specifies methods for handling, storage, installation, testing and commissioning of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) pipelines conveying liquids, above or below ground, for pressure and non-pressure applications. This Standard is applicable to ABS pipelines carrying liquids under either pressure or gravity flow situations and the components of which comply with, but are not limited to AS/NZS 3518, Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) compounds, pipes and fittings for pressure applications.
Published: 26/05/2009
Pages: 30
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Table of contents
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Normative references
1.3 Definitions
2 Products and materials
2.1 Scope of section
2.2 Pipes and fittings
2.2.1 ABS pipes and fittings
2.2.2 Chemical resistance
2.2.3 Permeation
2.2.4 Buckling under external load and vacuum
2.2.5 Other fittings
2.2.6 Solvent cements and priming fluids
2.2.7 Elastomeric seals
2.2.8 Lubricants for elastomeric seals and expansion joints
2.3 Hangers and clips
2.4 Pipe embedment and trench-fill materials
2.5 Tools and equipment
3 General requirements
3.1 Scope of section
3.2 Transport, handling and storage
3.2.1 General
3.2.2 Transportation
3.2.3 Storage
3.3 Pre-installation inspection
3.3.1 Correct supply
3.3.2 Cleanliness
3.3.3 Fitness for use
3.4 Protection against damage
3.4.1 General
3.4.2 Protection from heat
3.4.3 Protection from cold
3.4.4 Protection from mechanical damage
3.4.5 Protection from UV radiation
3.5 Replacement of metallic water supply pipelines
3.6 Static electricity
3.7 Temperature considerations
3.7.1 Provision for expansion and contraction
3.7.2 Vibration
3.7.3 Effect of water hammer or pressure surges
4 Jointing methods
4.1 Scope of section
4.2 Solvent-cement joints
4.2.1 Application
4.2.2 Procedure
4.2.3 General precautions
4.2.4 Precautions against environmental stress cracking
4.3 Elastomeric seal joints
4.3.1 Application
4.3.2 Procedure
4.4 Flanged joints
4.4.1 Application
4.4.2 Requirements
4.4.3 Procedure
4.5 Threaded joints
4.5.1 Application
4.5.2 Procedure
4.6 Repair fittings
4.7 Tapping of pressure pipes
4.8 Connection of ABS pipes and fittings to pipes and fittings of other materials
5 Installation of buried pipes and fittings
5.1 Scope of section
5.2 Pipeline installation using trenchless technology
5.3 Pipe installation in a trench
5.3.1 Provision of a trench
5.3.2 Excavation across improved surfaces
5.3.3 Minimum cover
5.3.4 Anchorage
5.3.5 Encasement in concrete
5.3.6 Foundations and foundation stabilization
5.3.7 Trench floor preparation
5.3.8 Placement of bedding
5.3.9 Prevention of flotation
5.3.10 Pipe laying and jointing
5.3.11 Bending of ABS pipes
5.3.12 Pipe embedment
5.3.13 Trench fill
5.3.14 Removal of trench supports, pegs and packing
5.3.15 Marking tape
5.4 Pipe installation in an embankment
6 Installation of pipes above ground
6.1 Scope of section
6.2 Installation requirements
6.2.1 Setting of pipes in concrete
6.2.2 Pipes passing through floors and walls
6.2.3 Pipe installation in a sleeve or duct
6.2.4 Penetration of fire-resistant structures
6.2.5 Protection from UV radiation
6.3 Support of pipelines
6.3.1 Supports General Sliding supports Fixed supports Spacing of supports
6.4 Provision for thermal expansion or contraction
6.4.1 General
6.4.2 Pipe route planning
6.4.3 Expansion loops
6.4.4 Expansion joints
6.4.5 Pipe wall stressing
7 Testing of pipe systems
7.1 Scope of section
7.2 Testing of pressure pipe systems
7.2.1 Pre-test precautions
7.2.2 General requirements
7.2.3 Test procedure
7.2.4 Joints between test sections
7.3 Testing of non-pressure pipelines
7.3.1 General
7.3.2 Method 1—Hydrostatic test
7.3.3 Method 2—Vacuum testing
7.4 Deflection testing
8 Commissioning
Appendix A
Appendix B
B1 General
B2 Removal of particulate materials
B3 Water quality for drinking water pipelines
B3.1 Disinfection
B3.2 Materials extracted from the pipe or fittings during service
B4 Commissioning procedure and acceptance criteria
B5 Procedure for drinking water supply pipelines
Cited references in this standard
[Available Superseded]
Mechanical tapping bands for waterworks purposes
Metal-banded flexible couplings for low-pressure applications
Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water
Solvent cements and priming fluids for PVC (PVC-U and PVC-M) and ABS pipes and fittings
Acrylonitrile butadine styrene (ABS) compounds, pipes and fittings for pressure applications
Content history
DR 07443