Report No FR0117
A COMPARISON OF TEST METHODS USED FOR ASSESSING
LOAD FORCE RESISTANCE OF MECHANICAL FITTINGS
FOR USE IN WATER PIPELINE SYSTEMS
To compare and assess the relative merits of the performance tests currently used for measuring the resistance of mechanical fittings on polyethylene pipes to end-load forces.
Currently, three different test methods are used for assessing the resistance of fittings to end-load forces. This programme of work examined a selection of mechanical fittings under these test regimes to select the most suitable test for adoption in future Specifications.
The results of this test programme allow the selection of a suitable test for adoption in future specifications.
Following the results of this test programme, it is recommended that:
V RESUME OF CONTENTS
This report contains:
A summary of the test programme carried out to compare the test methods for the assessment of fittings for resistance to end-load forces.
A discussion on the results and the relative merits of the test methods.
Recommendations for the test procedure to be adopted in performance specifications for mechanical fittings.
Copies of the report are available from FWR, price £25.00, less 20% to FWR Members.