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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When this condition cannot be met, an analysis addressing the stability of the soil envelope and bending stiffness of the pipe crown is required. The preferred method for joining PE pipe and fittings is by heat fusion. Calculate the WPR for an 8-in. The pulling rate in relation to the extrusion rate is very carefully set and aqwa for accurate control of pipe wall thickness.

It is widely used in Europe and its content exclusively covers the methodology for calculations of all kinds of pipes. In the figure below an example can be seen aewa the obtained results i. The screen pack prevents foreign contaminants from entering the pipe wall, and it also generates some additional back pressure in the polymer melt further enhancing the quality of mixing. Modern PE materials formulated specifically for pressure pipe applica- tions are designed to resist wwwa initiation of this slow crack growth phenomena even when subjected to millions of cycles of pressure transients.

– ATV A Standard vs. AWWA M55 manual

The following equation may be used to determine the allowable negative pressure or external pressure an unconstrained or unsup- awww pipe can resist without collapsing: As a result of the viscoelastic character of the polymer, the tensile stress-strain curve for PE is divided into three distinct regions. Do not use stub outs, outlets, or fittings as lifting points, and avoid placing slings where they will bear against outlets or fittings.

On unpaved roads, impact factors of 2. The final dimensions of the solid pipe are set by the sizing and cooling operation downstream of the die. Wwwa estimating purposes, Table presents the approximate number of field joints for a typical construction day. It is also typical that tensile strength at yield and tensile strength at break are similar values; that is, once the material yields, the load required to continue specimen elon- gation and eventually break the specimen changes very little.


Any material will deform when a force is applied. The result is a matrix of pip- ing related material properties defined by classification cells, which can be utilized to identify the particular PE compound used to manufacture pipe.

The addition of carbon black to the base PE resin aewa have an impact on the com- pounded density of the material. Johnson Printing, Boulder, Colorado. Large fittings and custom fabrications may be packed in large boxes on pallets or secured to pallets. And because PE is a viscoelastic material, the ring bending stress decreases over time1. The ATV A methodology aims to be universal, i. See Holtz and Kovacs8.

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

The primary UV stabilizer used in the PE pipe industry is carbon black, which is the most effective additive capable of inhibiting UV induced reactions. For the main basic differences between both documents, it can be mentioned: IPS DR 17 pipe transporting water at a max- imum velocity of 4.

Electric heating irons, especially m55 ones, awaa some time to heat up, so when the machine is relocated, the heater must be brought back up t o temperature before joining, and the machine must be set up for fusion.

Qualification testing documents the long-term properties of the PE resin and the process conditions for yielding a product that is suitable for the intended service and is in compliance with the applicable standards. In this particular example, the designer has stipulated a material with a minimum hydrostatic design basis of 1, psi estab- lished in accordance with ASTM D The major distinction between conventional socket fusion and electrofusion socket fusion is the method by which the heat is applied to the surface of the pipe and the fitting.

Base resin density is one of the key molecular parameters m555 PE in piping applications. It is only a function of the Reynolds number: Approximate Joining Rate Butt Fusions per hr Day zyxwvutsr 65 zyxwvu It is frequently easier and faster to bring lightweight PE pipe lengths to the machine, rather than the machine to the pipe. No allowance for corrosion and therefore, no subsequent lowering of the flow capacity need be considered when awaa PE pipe. Additional restraint against movement can be provided with in-line anchors.


As such, these charts provide a relative indication of the suitability of PE when exposed. Table gives E’ values for shallow cover depths as determined by Duncan and Hartley Mezece rated it liked it Nov 08, Alternatively, the reader is referred to the pipe manufacturer who may have actual field experience under similar specific service conditions.

While these steps are continuous in extrusion, they are performed cyclically in injection molding Figure These higher lev- els of technical performance are not yet recognized within the North American stan- dards system. For pipes installed in trenches, the support stiffness developed depends on the com- bined stiffness of the embedment material, immediately adjacent to the pipe, plus the native soil in the trench wall. Common additives used in PE pipe compounds include thermal processing stabilizers, long-term antioxidants, ultraviolet inhibitors, or screens.

Safe handling and operating procedures must be observed. Simultaneously melting the mating pipe main and saddle surfaces.

Pipes with large depths of cover and operating at low zyxw pressures may have compressive stresses in the pipe wall. To ensure compliance with the minimum wall thickness requirements of applicable standards, the m5 wall thickness of PE pipe is slightly greater than the mini- mum.

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This aspect of PE pipe means that cathodic protection is not required to protect the long-term integrity of the pipe even in the most corrosive environments.

This is because of the increased confinement of the embedment soil by the surrounding soil. The ring bending stresses are a reaction to the external loads, which deform the pipe from its initial round shape. The results are incorporated into the Moody diagram.