ISO 12176-1:2017 Preview
Plastics pipes and fittings -- Equipment for fusion jointing polyethylene systems -- Part 1: Butt fusion
ISO 12176-1:2017 specifies the general characteristics of, and performance requirements for, equipment for butt fusion jointing of polyethylene (PE) piping systems using electrically powered heater plates.
ISO 12176-1:2017 is applicable to mechanical and pressure-activated equipment for butt fusion jointing of PE pipes and fittings either intended to be used for the supply of gaseous fuels, conforming to ISO 4437‑2 and ISO 4437‑3, or intended for the conveyance of water for human consumption (including raw water prior to treatment) and for the conveyance of water for general purposes, conforming to ISO 4427‑2 and ISO 4427‑3.
Butt fusion machines with an automatic controller are subject to additional requirements as given in Annex A.
NOTE This document is also applicable to butt fusion machines for larger nominal pipe diameters and nominal wall thicknesses than given in this document.
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