AWWA M PE Pipe – Design and Installation. Document Language: English; Published By: American Water Works Association (AWWA); Page Count: PE Pipe – Design and Installation MANUAL OF WATER SUPPLY PRACTICES M55, First Edition AWWA MANUAL M55 First Edition American Water Works. AWWA M55 is not a standard, but rather a design manual according to the recommendations of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) covering all .

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Heat Fusion Joining There are two methods for producing heat fusion joints: Vijay rated it did not like it Feb 19, Stab-type mechanical fittings do not require the tightening of bolts or compression nuts. awda

PE pipe can safely withstand considerable deformation and is therefore classified as a flexible pipe. The length of pipe affected by the damaged section may be cut out and the remainder of the product reused.

It is suggested that for a given application, the designer compare E’ values in both Table and Table and use the most conservative. For a conservative design, the pipe must be within its safe allowable limit for each of these three reactions-deflection, buckling, and ring compression. This is prima- rily a safety concern to prevent washout of tracks in the event of leakage. These equations depend, to some extent, on experi- zyx mentally determined coefficients. Using the short-term modulus is awwwa for most applications for PE pressure pipes installed in granular or compacted fills.

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Butt fusion joining is applicable to pipes that have the same nominal outside diameter and wall thickness DR. When properly installed, stab-type and insert fittings will provide a leak tight con- nection and some resistance to pull out. Setup time is minimized when pipe lengths are fed through the machine and joined into long strings. The material continues to deform indefinitely at an ever decreasing rate.


For purposes of product selection and design, the following surge definitions are applied: Working pressure is the maximum anticipated, sus- tained operating pressure applied to the pipe exclusive of transient pressures. Attaching control box leads and starting the automatic electrofusion cycle.

As noted, these additives are generally FDA approved and their suitabil- ity of use in potable water applications is determined in accordance with third party standards developed by a consortium that includes NSF International, American Water Works Association, Awwa Research Foundation, and other groups. Common construction practice is to set up a fusing station to join lengths into long strings.

This factor takes into consideration the complex loadings a pipe may experience during service as a result of installation quality and service condi- tions. The pulling rate is usually slightly faster than the extrusion rate to draw down the wall. This suggests that the tensile or compressive stresses associated with a tem- perature change are comparatively low and can be addressed in the design and instal- lation of the piping system. Occasional surge pressures are caused by emergency operations.

This document, which was developed by a consortium that included the American Water Works Association and the Awwa Research Foundation, establishes minimum requirements for the control of potentially adverse human health effects from products that contact drinking water. If the load is high enough, the material may yield or rupture. Compressive Properties Compressive forces act in the opposite direction to tensile forces.

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This suggests that unrestrained PE will expand or contract con- siderably in response to thermal fluctuation. These are creep and stress relaxation.


Typical strings are R to 1, R or longer. PE is quite viscous in the molten state and can be easily fused to itself.

Before use, inspect slings and lifting equipment. The ring bending stresses are a reaction to the external loads, which deform the pipe from its initial round shape.

Pe Pipe Design And Installation (M55) (Awwa Manual)

aswa This pressure rating awa is discussed in detail in Chapter 4. To this end, Bowman and Marshall et al. Injection molded fittings include tees, 45″ and 90″ elbows, reducers, couplings, caps, flange adapters and stub ends, branch and service saddles, and self-tapping saddle tees.

Electrofusion joining involves 1. This feature allows PE pipe aawwa fittings to be fabricated by the thermal fusion of separate compo- nents. The embedment materials are coarse-grained, stable, and have been compacted to at least 85 percent Standard Proctor Density. The resulting damage was attributed to the need for the rodent to maintain their teeth in good condition and the damage associated with gnawing on the profile was felt to be no greater with PE than with any other piping materials installed in these areas.

Most mechanical fittings can be installed with basic hand tools. When the PE melt exits the die, it is still molten, but awwwa high vis- cosity of the material allows it to retain its shape. This is of considerable importance to the design of PE piping systems. Using a depth gauge to fit a cold ring clamp to the pipe at the correct inser- tion depth.

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