BS EN 12201-1. Plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drainage and sewerage under pressure. Polyethylene (PE) Part 1. General
|Standard number:||21/30432478 DC|
|Status:||Draft for Comment|
This standard 21/30432478 DC BS EN 12201-1. Plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drainage and sewerage under pressure. Polyethylene (PE) is classified in these ICS categories:
- 93.030 External sewage systems
- 91.140.60 Water supply systems
- 23.040.05 Pipelines and its parts for external sewage systems
This document specifies the general aspects of polyethylene (PE) pressure piping systems (mains and service pipes) for buried or above ground applications, intended for the conveyance of water for human consumption, raw water prior to treatment, drainage and sewerage under pressure, vacuum sewer systems, and water for other purposes.
For PE components intended for the conveyance of water intended for human consumption and raw water prior to treatment attention is drawn to Clause 6 of this document. Components manufactured for water for other purposes, drainage and sewerage are possibly not suitable for water supply for human consumption.
It also specifies the test parameters for the test methods referred to in this document.
In conjunction with Parts 2 to 5 of EN 12201, it is applicable to PE pipes, fittings, valves, their joints and to joints with components of other materials intended to be used under the following conditions:
allowable operating pressure, PFA, up to 25 bar 1)1
) 1 bar = 0,1 MPa = 105 Pa; 1 MPa = 1 N/mm2.
an operating temperature of 20 °C as a reference temperature;
buried in the ground;
laid in water;
above ground, including pipes suspended below bridges.
For applications operating at constant temperatures greater than 20 °C and up to 40 °C, see Annex A.
EN 12201 series covers a range of allowable operating pressures and gives requirements concerning colours.
It is the responsibility of the purchaser or specifier to make the appropriate selections from these aspects, taking into account their particular requirements and any relevant national guidance or regulations and installation practices or codes.