With immediate effect egeplast offers all pipe systems that are recommended for trenchless installation with certification in accordance with PAS 1075.
All egeplast pipe systems that are recommended for trenchless installation are certified by T?V S?d and are continuously externally monitored. PAS 1075 ?Pipes made of polyethylene (PE 100-RC) for alternative installation techniques ? dimensions, technical requirements and inspection? was published in mid-June by Beuth Verlag. As a Publicly Available Specification, the PAS determines the properties, requirements and inspection procedures for pipes made from polyethylene used for alternative installation techniques. These extend beyond the standards for pipes using the cut and cover method and also ensure a use period of 100 years for alternative installation techniques. This applies in particular to the choice of raw material. In this respect the PAS represents an indicator for the pipe industry.
This special PE 100 material is characterised by a stress-rupture life of at least 8,760 hours in the FNCT (Full Notch Creep Test) or in the point load test at 80?C; Sigma 4 N/mm2; 2 % Arkopal N-100. Only PE 100 materials that satisfies this requirement may in future be described as PE 100-RC.
Classification of pipe constructions:
- Type 1: Solid wall pipes made from PE 100-RC
- Type 2: Pipes with dimensionally integrated layers made of PE 100-RC
- Type 3: Pipes with dimensions in accordance with DIN 8074/ISO 4065 made of PE 100-RC with additional external protective layer
The objective is to create a quality standard through this harmonisation of materials and pipe constructions that is guaranteed by accredited test methods and which can be verified by independent certifiers. In such the PAS is an ideal supplement to the tried and tested DIN and DVGW standards.
The beneficiary of this harmonisation is the user who is provided with a comprehensible quality standard that enables him to select PE pipeline systems for alternative installation methods that offer a guaranteed minimum service life of more than 100 years after installation.
egeplast is one of the leading manufacturers of PE pressure pipes in Europe. The product range covers the entire underground pipeline infrastructure: pipes for drinking water, wastewater, gas and data. egeplast is a specialist in the development and production of pipes with protective and test properties for trenchless installation.
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