ASTM F2159—11 Standard Specification for Plastic Insert Fittings Utilizing a Copper Crimp Ring for SDR9 Cross-linked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing and SDR9 Polyethylene of Raised Temperature (PE-RT) Tubing (PDF Download)

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1.1 This specification establishes requirements for sulfone plastic insert fittings and copper crimp rings for four sizes
(3/8, ½, and ¾ and 1) of cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) plastic tubing an polyethylene of raised temperature (PE-RT) tubing. These fittings are intended for use in 100 psi (690 kPa) cold- and hot-water distribution systems operating at temperatures up to and including 180°F (82°C). Included are the requirements for material, molded part properties, performance, workmanship, dimensions, and markings to be used on the fittings and rings.

1.2 UnitsThe values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.3 The following is an index of the appendix in this specification:

GO/NO-GO Crimp GaugesAppendix X1

1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portions, Sections 11 and 12, 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 requirements prior to use.

This standard is referenced in the 2015 International Residential Code®, 2015 International Mechanical Code® and 2015 International Plumbing Code®.

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1.1 This specification establishes requirements for sulfone plastic insert fittings and copper crimp rings for four sizes
(3/8, ½, and ¾ and 1) of cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) plastic tubing an polyethylene of raised temperature (PE-RT) tubing. These fittings are intended for use in 100 psi (690 kPa) cold- and hot-water distribution systems operating at temperatures up to and including 180°F (82°C). Included are the requirements for material, molded part properties, performance, workmanship, dimensions, and markings to be used on the fittings and rings.

1.2 UnitsThe values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.3 The following is an index of the appendix in this specification:

GO/NO-GO Crimp GaugesAppendix X1

1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portions, Sections 11 and 12, 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 requirements prior to use.

This standard is referenced in the 2015 International Residential Code®, 2015 International Mechanical Code® and 2015 International Plumbing Code®.

Pages 7
Code Year 2015
Publisher ASTM International
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