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AS/NZS 4765:2017


Modified PVC (PVC-M) pipes for pressure applications

This Standard specifies requirements for pipes, integral joints and post-formed bends of PVC-M for the conveyance of water and wastewater under pressure. The pipes are intended for installation below ground, and above ground where they are not exposed to direct sunlight.
Published: 09/05/2017
Pages: 39
Table of contents
Cited references
Content history
Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Means for demonstrating compliance
1.3 Referenced documents
1.4 Definitions
1.5 Notation
1.6 Classification
2 General requirements
2.1 Scope of section
2.2 Composition
2.3 Dimensions
2.4 Colour
2.4.1 Series 1
2.4.2 Series 2
2.4.3 Recycled water
2.4.4 Sewer
2.4.5 Other colours
2.5 Effect on water
2.6 Freedom from defects
2.6.1 General
2.6.2 Cleanliness
2.6.3 Ends
2.7 Solvent cements
2.8 Elastomeric jointing seals
2.9 Witness mark
2.10 Additional requirements for best environmental practice PVC-M pipes
3 Performance requirements
3.1 Scope of section
3.2 Tests on pipes
3.2.1 Vinyl chloride monomer test
3.2.2 Pipe reversion test
3.2.3 Resistance to internal pressure at 20°C
3.2.4 C-Ring toughness test
3.2.5 Resistance to high velocity impact
3.2.6 Softening temperature
3.2.7 Resistance to internal pressure at elevated temperature
3.2.8 Hydrostatic strength
3.2.9 Long-term toughness
3.2.10 Resistance of notched pipe to internal pressure
3.2.11 High temperature test
3.3 Tests on elastomeric seal joints
3.3.1 Short-term pressure test for leaktightness of assemblies Test procedure Test pressure
3.3.2 Short-term negative pressure test for leaktightness of assemblies
3.3.3 Long-term pressure test for leaktightness
3.3.4 End-load-bearing joints—Pressure and bending test for leaktightness and strength
4 Pipes
4.1 Scope of section
4.2 Diameter and wall thickness
4.3 Length
4.3.1 Effective length
4.3.2 Spigoted and socketed pipe for elastomeric seal jointing
4.3.3 Plain ended pipes
4.3.4 Spigoted and socketed pipe for solvent cement jointing
4.4 Pipe spigot ends
4.5 Sockets formed on pipes
4.6 Marking
4.7 Packaging, storage and transportation
5 Elastomeric seal joints
5.1 Scope of section
5.2 Joint design
5.3 Depth of engagement
5.4 Socket depth
6 Post-formed bends and couplings
6.1 Scope of section
6.2 Sockets
6.3 Bend radius
6.4 Spigot lengths
6.5 Bend angle
6.6 Marking
Appendix A
A1 Scope
A2 Relevance
A3 Definitions
A3.1 Acceptable quality level (AQL)
A3.2 Batch
A3.3 Batch release test (BRT)
A3.4 Inspection level
A3.5 Lot
A3.6 Material batch or compound batch
A3.7 New formulation
A3.8 Production batch
A3.9 Process verification test (PVT)
A3.10 Sample
A3.11 Sampling plan
A3.12 Type test (TT)
A4 Minimum sampling and testing frequency plan
A4.1 General
A4.2 Testing
A4.3 Retesting
A4.4 Rejection after retest
A5 New formulation
Appendix B
B1 Scope
B2 Principle
B3 Reagent—Dichloromethane (technical grade or better)
B4 Apparatus
B4.1 Broach
B4.2 Frame
B4.3 Timing device
B4.4 Rigid support clamps
B4.5 Cutting equipment
B4.6 Covered tank
B5 Test pieces
B5.1 Test piece
B5.2 Preparation
B6 Conditioning of test specimen
B7 Procedure
B7.1 Preliminary test for the response to immersion in dichloromethane
B7.2 Determination of C-ring toughness
B8 Report
Appendix C
C1 Scope
C2 Principle
C3 Apparatus
C4 Test pieces
C5 Conditioning
C6 Procedure
C7 Report
Appendix D
D1 Scope
D2 Principle
D3 Reagent
D4 Apparatus
D5 Test pieces
D6 Conditioning
D7 Procedure
D7.1 Immersion in dichloromethane
D7.2 Determination of yield stress
D7.3 Calculations
D8 Report
Appendix E
E1 Scope
E2 Principle
E3 Apparatus
E4 Test pieces
E5 Procedure
E6 Report
Appendix F
Appendix G
G1 Scope
G2 Requirements
G2.1 Manufacture of PVC resin
G2.1.1 General
G2.1.2 Chlorine
G2.1.3 Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM)
G2.1.4 Ethylene Dichloride (EDC) and VCM
G2.1.5 PVC resin
G2.1.6 Environmental management system
G2.2 Manufacture and end of life management of PVC products
G2.2.1 General
G2.2.2 Stabilizers
G2.2.3 Plasticizers
G2.3 Use of PVC recyclate in PVC-M Pipes
G3 Product certification certificate
Cited references in this standard
Methods of test for PVC pipes and fittings, Method 15: Method for determination of vinyl chloride monomer content
Plastics piping systems — Elastomeric-sealing-ring-type socket joints for use with thermoplastic pressure pipes — Test method for leaktightness under internal pressure and with angular deflection
Elastomeric seals — Material requirements for pipe joint seals used in water and drainage applications, Part 1: Vulcanized rubber
Sampling procedures for inspection by attributes, Part 1: Sampling schemes indexed by acceptance quality limit (AQL) for lot-by-lot inspection
Elastomeric seals for waterworks purposes
Content history
DR2 AS/NZS 4765:2016
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