Industry Standards & Test Methods

GF Harvel's products are manufactured in strict compliance with applicable industry standards and specifications to ensure strength, durability and safety. Although not inclusive, the following list of internationally recognized standards, specifications, test methods and practices relate to PVC and CPVC thermoplastic piping products and related components.

ASTM STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS
ASTM D1784 Standard Specification for Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds
ASTM D1785 Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40, 80 and 120
ASTM D6263 Standard Specification for Extruded Bars Made From Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) and Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC)
ASTM D2464 Standard Specification for Threaded Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80
ASTM D2467 Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80
ASTM D2241 Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pressure Rated Pipe (SDR Series)
ASTM F441 Standard Specification for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40 and 80
ASTM F442 Standard Specification for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe (SDR-PR)
ASTM D2672 Standard Specification for Joints for IPS PVC Pipe Using Solvent Cement
ASTM D2846 Standard Specification for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Hot- and Cold-Water Distribution Systems
ASTM D2466 Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 40
ASTM D2672 Standard Specification for Joints for Plastic Pressure Pipes Using Flexible Elastomeric Seals
ASTM D2665 Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Drain, Waste, and Vent Pipe and Fittings
ASTM F437 Standard Specification for Threaded Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80
ASTM F438 Standard Specification for Socket-Type Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 40
ASTM F439 Standard Specification for Socket-Type Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 80
ASTM F477 Standard Specification for Elastomeric Seals (Gaskets) for Joining Plastic Pipe
ASTM F480 Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Well Casing Pipe and Couplings Made in Standard Dimension Ratios (SDR), SCH 40 and SCH 80
ASTM F493 Standard Specification for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe and Fittings
ASTM F656 Standard Specification for Primers for Use in Solvent Cement Joints of Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe and Fittings
ASTM F913 Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Elastomeric Seals (Gaskets) for Joining Plastic Pipe
ASTM D1866 Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Schedule 40 Drainage and DWV Fabricated Fittings

ASTM STANDARD TEST METHODS
ASTM D1598 Standard Test Method for Time-to-Failure of Plastic Pipe Under Constant Internal Pressure
ASTM D1599 Standard Test Method for Resistance to Short-Time Hydraulic Pressure of Plastic Pipe & Fittings
ASTM D2837 Standard Test Method for Obtaining Hydrostatic Design Basis for Thermoplastic Pipe Materials
ASTM D2412 Standard Test Method for Determination of External Loading Characteristics of Plastic Pipe by Parallel-Plate Loading
ASTM D2444 Standard Test Method for Determination of the Impact Resistance of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings by Means of a Tup (Falling Weight)
ASTM D2564 Standard Specification for Solvent Cements for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Piping Systems
ASTM D2152 Standard Test Method for Adequacy of Fusion by Acetone Immersion
ASTM D2122 Standard Test Method for Determining Dimensions of Thermoplastic Pipe & Fittings
ASTM F610 Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Quality of Molded Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings by the Heat Reversion Technique

ASTM STANDARD PRACTICES
ASTM D2855 Standard Practice for Marking Solvent-Cemented Joints with Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pipe and Fittings
ASTM D2774 Standard Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pressure Piping
ASTM D2321 Standard Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pipe for Sewers and Other Gravity-Flow Applications
ASTM F402 Standard Practice for Safe Handling of Solvent Cements, Primers, and Cleaners Used for Joining Thermoplastics Pipe and Fittings
ASTM F690 Standard Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pressure Piping Irrigation System
ASTM F1057 Standard Practice for Evaluating the Quality of Extruded Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pipe by the Heat Reversion Technique
ASTM F645 Standard Guide for Selection, Design, and Installation of Thermoplastic Water Pressure Systems

TOXILOGICAL
NSF International NSF Standard 061 Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects
NSF International NSF Standard 14 Plastics Piping System Components and Related Materials
United States FDA Code of Federal Regulations Title 21

FIRE PERFORMANCE
ULC-S102.2-M88 Standard Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Flooring, Floor Covering, and Miscellaneous Materials and Assemblies
UL 723 Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
UL1821 Thermoplastic Sprinkler Pipe and Fittings for Fire Protection Service
UL 1887 Standard for Safety for Fire Test of Plastic Sprinkler Pipe for Flame and Smoke Characteristics
UL 94 Test for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances
FM1635 Plastic Pipe & Fittings for Automatic Sprinkler Systems
FM4910 Clean Room Materials Flammability Test Protocol
ASTM E84 Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
ASTM D635 Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
ASTM E162 Standard Test Method for Surface Flammability of Materials Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
ASTM D2863 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Minimum Oxygen Concentration to Support Candle-Like Combustion of Plastics (Oxygen Index)

OTHER
CSA Standard B137.3-99 Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pipe for Pressure Applications