1.1 This test method covers the determination of the time-to-failure of both thermoplastic and reinforced thermosetting/resin pipe under constant internal pressure.
1.2 This test method provides a method of characterizing plastics in the form of pipe under the conditions prescribed.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
4. Summary of Test Method
4.1 This test method consists of exposing specimens of pipe to a constant internal pressure while in a controlled environment. Such a controlled environment may be accomplished by, but is not limited to, immersing the specimens in a controlled temperature water or air bath. The time-to-failure is measured.
NOTE 2—Dimensional changes should be measured on specimens undergoing long-term strength tests. Measurements using circumferential tapes, strain gages, or mechanical extensometers provide useful information.
WANCE hydrostatic pressure testing machine HTM-A series is specifically designed for this kind of test.