ASTM F 2159—05 Standard Specification for Plastic Insert Fittings Utilizing a Copper Crimp Ring for SDR9 Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing (PDF Download)

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This specification establishes requirements for sulfone plastic insert fittings utilizing a copper crimp ring for SDR9 cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) tubing for cold- and hot-water distribution systems. Material for fitting shall be molded from sulfone plastic. Molded part shall not crack, split, or shatter and be free of visible splay. Fittings shall be tested for performance requirements such as hydrostatic burst, hydrostatic sustained pressure strength, thermocycling, excessive temperature-pressure capability, dimensions, workmanship, finish, appearance, assembly, crimp joint, and insert crush test.

This standard is referenced in the 2012 International Mechanical Code®, International Plumbing Code®, and International Residential Code®.

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This specification establishes requirements for sulfone plastic insert fittings utilizing a copper crimp ring for SDR9 cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) tubing for cold- and hot-water distribution systems. Material for fitting shall be molded from sulfone plastic. Molded part shall not crack, split, or shatter and be free of visible splay. Fittings shall be tested for performance requirements such as hydrostatic burst, hydrostatic sustained pressure strength, thermocycling, excessive temperature-pressure capability, dimensions, workmanship, finish, appearance, assembly, crimp joint, and insert crush test.

This standard is referenced in the 2012 International Mechanical Code®, International Plumbing Code®, and International Residential Code®.

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Publisher ASTM International
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