MEDIUM-DENSITYPOLYETHYLENEYELLOW GASMEETS ASTM D2513Building essentialsfor a better tomorrow


MEDIUM-DENSITYPOLYETHYLENEYELLOW GASCONTENTS0102030405PRODUCT DESCRIPTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2SHORT FORM SPECIFICATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7SHORT FORM INSTALLATION GUIDE/WARNING . . . . . . . . . 9WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10MEDIUM-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE YELLOW GAS1

01PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONMEDIUM-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE YELLOW GASFOR FUEL GAS USE IN MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS FOR GAS DISTRIBUTIONDESCRIPTIONQUALITY CONTROLPolyethylene gas pipes are the preferred natural gas distribution piping product of choice with over 90% usage inNorth America today. Polyethylene gas pipes are lightweight, non-corrosive, available in coil lengths, and easyto install by heat fusion or mechanical fittings. For thesereasons, PE pipes have been proven reliable, durable, andhave been in use since the 1960’s.JM Eagle takes great pride in the quality and workmanship of all of our products. JM Eagle quality control programs encompass three critical aspects of the manufacturing process: the incoming raw material, pipe production, and the finished goods. Incoming material is visuallyinspected and tested to ensure the material meets allapplicable requirements before its release for production.During production, the pipe will be visually examined forany cosmetic defect and pipe samples will be collectedfor physical verification and testing for compliance. Thefinished product is subjected to further visual inspectionto ensure it has met all the appropriate specifications andpackaging requirements. Without exception, our pipesare constantly monitored throughout the entire manufacturing process to validate that they are in accordance withall applicable specifications. JM Eagle’s Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2000 registered.* Copies of theregistration certificates are available on our website LAYING LENGTHSStandard coil lengths provide long, uninterrupted runcapabilities. This means that more ground can be covered during installation while eliminating the cost ofunnecessary joints. Longer lengths provide conveniencein installation and allow for significant cost savings inlabor and equipment.APPLICATIONSJM Eagle’s UAC 2000 MDPE yellow gas pipe is suitable forfuel gas use in multiple applications for gas distribution.Note: Gas Pipe products (previously produced by US Poly)are currently manufactured by JM Eagle .2MEDIUM-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE YELLOW GASCORROSION RESISTANCEJM Eagle’s UAC 2000 MDPE yellow gas pipe has goodresistance to most solvents and chemicals which it islikely to encounter in natural and manufactured gas distribution services. UAC 2000 pipe meets the chemical resistance specifications outlined in ASTM D2513.

LIGHT WEIGHTA 500 foot length of 2" SDR 11 UAC 2000 MDPE yellowgas pipe weighs approximately 315 pounds. That makesit easy to load, easy to transport, and easy to handle.Installers prefer it because it goes into the ground quickly–thus saving on installation cost.SERVICE LIFEWEATHER RESISTANCEUAC 2000 pipe has a stabilizer system to protect it fromultraviolet (UV) degradation when exposed to direct sunlight. The recommended outdoor storage is generallylimited to three to five years from the date of manufacture. In general, JM Eagle recommends the use of afirst-in, first-out inventory procedure.Since polyethylene does not corrode and is resistantto most chemicals, this pipe does not lose strength dueto either gas corrosion or external galvanic soil conditions. The design characteristics of flexible polyethylenepipe allows for long-term resistance to earth loading andsoil movement.Installer training for the proper use and installation ofpolyethylene pipe is a critical factor in its long-term performance. The UAC 2000 system has ample safety factors included in its design for providing reliable long-termperformance in gas distribution service, if the system isproperly installed and operated at design pressures.SLOW CRACK GROWTH RESISTANCEAnother benefit of JM Eagle’s UAC 2000 MDPE yellow gaspipe is its high slow crack growth resistance. Slow crackgrowth resistance is a valuable characteristic, which provides long lasting performance under long-term stress.SAVE IN HANDLING COSTSJM Eagle’s UAC 2000 MDPE yellow gas pipes are lightweight and can reduce manpower required for installation.FIELD CUTTINGUAC 2000 pipe should be cut with pipe and tubing cutters designed for plastic pipe. These tools easily providethe square cut ends which are necessary to provide satisfactory fusion joints. If carpenter or hack saws are usedto cut the pipe, special care must be taken to ensuresquare cut ends and to clean the resultant sawdust frominside the pipe.MEDIUM-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE YELLOW GAS3

PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONMEDIUM-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE YELLOW GAS(CONTINUED)INSTALLATIONThis product should be installed in accordance withJM Eagle Publication JME-12B, “Polyethylene Yellow GasDistribution Installation Guide.”LONG-TERM STRENGTHThe industry standard for establishing the design basis forpolyethylene gas distribution systems is ASTM D2837,“Obtaining Hydrostatic Design Basis for Thermoplastic PipeMaterials.” This standard assigns the long-term strength ofthe pipe based on hydrostatically tested samples at a rangeof pressures which result in creep rupture failures over aperiod of 10,000 hours or more. A regression analysis ofthese burst data is made to project the failure curve to100,000 hours establishing the Long-Term HydrostaticStrength (LTHS). Based on this, a Hydrostatic Design Basis(HDB) is assigned for each standard temperature tested.The pressure rating and associated ASTM D2513 designation for two temperatures are summarized in Table 1TABLE 1These are typical properties for basic characterization ofTEMPERATURE, FHYDROSTATICDESIGN, BASICCATEGORY, psiASTM D2513731250PE2406/PE27081401000CEthe material and do not represent specific determinationsor specifications.4MEDIUM-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE YELLOW GASPHYSICAL PROPERTIESTable 2 lists general physical properties of UAC 2000.

PHYSICAL PROPERTY DATA FOR UAC 2000 POLYETHYLENE PIPETABLE 2PROPERTYTEST METHODUNITVALUEDensityASTM D1505grams /cm³0.943Melt IndexASTM D1238(190º C / 2.16kg load)grams /10 min.0.2Environmental Stress Cracking ResistanceCondition C( molded specimen )ASTM D1693hrs 5000PENTASTM F1473hrs 1000Tensile Strength, UltimateType IV SpecimenASTM D638( 2" / min.)psi4500Tensile Strength, YieldType IV SpecimenASTM D638( 2" / min.)psi2800Elongation at BreakType IV SpecimenASTM D638( 2" / min.)% 500ASTM D1525ºF248Vicat Softening TemperatureBrittleness TemperatureASTM D746ºF -180ASTM D790psi100,000HardnessASTM D2240Shore D63Coefficient of Linear Thermal ExpansionASTM D696in / in / ºF9 x 10 -5Flexural ModulusHydrostatic Design Basic ( HDB ) @ 73º FASTM D2837psi1250Hydrostatic Design Basic ( HDB ) @ 140º FASTM D2837psi1000Material Cell ClassificationASTM D3350234373EMaterial ITY POLYETHYLENE YELLOW GAS5

02SHORT SPECIFICATIONMEDIUM-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE YELLOW GASSCOPEThis specification designates general requirements for ½"through 12" UAC 2000 MDPE yellow gas pipe for the conveyance of fuel gas distribution.MATERIALSJM Eagle polyethylene gas pipes and fittings are manufactured using the highest-grade materials available. Allmaterials provide physical and mechanical properties asclassified in accordance to ASTM D3350 and have a cellclassification of 234373E. These materials are listed withPlastics Pipe Institute (PPI) as PE 2406/2708 mediumdensity polyethylene.PIPEUAC 2000 polyethylene gas pipes are manufactured inaccordance with all applicable specifications includingASTM D2513, the standard specification for ThermoplasticGas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings, and by referencemeet the Department of Transportation Title 49, Part 192“Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipe LineMinimum Safety Standards”.JOINING METHODSJM Eagle’s UAC 2000 system can easily be joined bysocket fusion, butt fusion, saddle fusion, mechanical fittings or electrofusion. All methods are reliable means ofjoining the UAC 2000 piping system. Generally, the choiceof which joining method to use is at the discretion of theindividual gas company.INSTALLATIONUAC 2000 pipe can be joined by heat fusion, electrofusion, or mechanical fittings. JM Eagle offers a full-line ofsocket, butt, and saddle fittings, in addition to the provenMetFit mechanical fittings product line. With proper installation, our gas pipes provide a leak free product providing unconditional assurance for our customers.6MEDIUM-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE YELLOW GASFor these reasons, UAC 2000 PE gas pipes are the naturalchoice pipe product for use in the gas market. For installation procedures and more information, request a copy ofthe UAC 2000 Technical & Installation Guide.

03DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTSSUBMITTAL AND DATA SHEETCOILSPIPE DATANOMINAL SIZESDR* WEIGHTLB/100(FT)PACKAGING LO PACKSCOILS/PACKFEET/PACK1,0001212,000COIL DIMENSIONSNOMINAL MAXIDOD7.06.4½" CTS ( / " OD),0001" CTS (11/8" 7¾"½" CTS (5/8" OD)58(11/8"1" CTS½"OD)2'6"WIDTH3'9"5 ½"2'6"3'9"5 01.31550063,0002'6"3'9"14 ½"1 ¼"10.0340.1661.660500126,0004'6'8"7"1 ¼"11.0310.1511.660500126,0004'6.8"7"1 0.3043.5001,00022,0005'10"8'46"LARGE DIAMETER COILSPACKAGING DATANOMINALSIZESDR*SILO PACKSFEET/COILCOIL DIMENSIONSCOILS/ PACKFEET/PACKNOM. IDWIDTHTRUCKLOAD 90084"45"4,500Note: Gas Pipe products (previously produced by US Poly) are currently manufactured by JM Eagle .MEDIUM-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE YELLOW GAS7

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTSSUBMITTAL AND DATA SHEET40’ STRAIGHT LENGTHSPIPE DATANOMINAL SIZESDR*PACKAGING DATABULK PACKSWEIGHTLB/100 (FT)MIN. WALL(IN)AVER.O.D. (IN)FEET/PACKNUMBERLENGTHS/PACK2" 3GENERAL NOTESSDR 11.0 is available for 3", 4" and 6" IPS sizes.IPS is used in this Submittal and Data Sheet unless CTS is specifically designated.Pipe is sold in package quantities only.Other pipe and tubing sizes may be available.Note: Gas Pipe products (previously produced by US Poly) are currently manufactured by JM Eagle .8MEDIUM-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE YELLOW GAS

04SHORT FORM INSTALLATION GUIDE/WARNINGThis information is furnished in order to provide a brief review of the installation requirements for JM Eagle’s black/yellow-striped HDPE fuel gas piping system. It is not intended to serve as or replace the FULL VERSION of the completeproduct installation guide available upon request.1. When inserting polyethylene pipe, avoid damage to the pipe both during installation and from shear forces caused byearth loading after the system is installed.2. A starter ditch of sufficient length must be opened to allow the pipe to be inserted without buckling or excessive bending.3. The casing pipe should be prepared to the extent necessary to prevent any sharp edges, projections or abrasive material from damaging the plastic pipe during or after insertion.4. The edge of the casing opening should be shielded to prevent shaving or gouging of the pipe being inserted.5. If polyethylene pipe is to be pulled through the casing pipe, the tensile loading should not exceed ½ the tensile strengthof the inserted pipe.6. The federal regulation requires that the leading end of the plastic be closed before insertion. Fabricated nose cones ofwood, metal or PE pipe end caps can be used for this purpose. A straight length on the lead end of a coiled pipe willoften aid insertion, especially in cold weather.7. A newly inserted main or service line must be allowed to contract while cooling to ground temperature prior to tie-in.Tie-in or coupling of inserted mains or services can be accomplished using standard heat fusion, electrofusion or compression type fittings.WARNING : INSTALLATION SAFETY AND FIELD PRECAUTIONSTHE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER TRAINING AND RETRAINING IN THE INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OFPLASTIC PIPING SYSTEMS CANNOT BE OVEREMPHASIZED. KNOWLEDGE OF PROPER INSTALLATIONRECOMMENDATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS WILL MINIMIZE THE POTENTIAL FOR FAILURE RESULTINGFROM IMPROPER INSTALLATION PRACTICES, ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES.BEFORE AND DURING INSTALLATION, ALWAYS: Consult and follow the FULL VERSION of the product installation guide Consult The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 49, Subchapter D-Pipe-line Safety for specificguidance on installation requirements Closely follow the specifications of the individual gas company Use protective gear and equipmentBEFORE AND DURING PERFORMING JOINING METHODS, ALWAYS: Treat electrical tools as potential sources of ignition and follow standard safety procedures forworking in explosive atmospheres We