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HIGH-DENSITYPOLYETHYLENEBLACK GASMEETS ASTM D2513OIL & GAS GATHERING PIPEMEETS API 15 LEIIHIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE BLACK GAS
HIGH-DENSITYPOLYETHYLENEBLACK GASCONTENTS010203040506PRODUCT DESCRIPTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2SHORT FORM SPECIFICATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS BLACK GAS DISTRIBUTION . . . 7DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS OIL & GAS GATHERING . . . . . . 9SHORT FORM INSTALLATION GUIDE/WARNING. . . . . . . . . . 11WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
01PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONHIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE BLACK 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. High-density polyethylene gas pipesare lightweight, non-corrosive, available in coil lengths,and easy to install by heat fusion or mechanical fittings.For these reasons, PE pipes have been proven reliable,durable, and have 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 collected forphysical verification and testing for compliance. The finished product is subjected to further visual inspection toensure it has met all the appropriate specifications andpackaging requirements. Without exception, our pipes areconstantly monitored throughout the entire manufacturingprocess to validate that they are in accordance with allapplicable specifications.JM Eagle’s Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2000registered. Copies of the registration certificates are available on our website at www.jmeagle.com.LONG LAYING LENGTHSStandard coil lengths provide long, uninterrupted runcapabilities. This means that more ground can be coveredduring installation while eliminating the cost of unnecessary joints. Longer lengths provide convenience in installation and allow for significant cost savings in laborand equipment.APPLICATIONSJM Eagle’s Black/Yellow Striped High-Density PE3408/3608/4710 gas pipes are suitable for fuel gas use inmultiple applications for gas distribution, and oil andgas gathering.2HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE BLACK GAS
SLOW CRACK GROWTH RESISTANCEAnother benefit of JM Eagle’s HDPE pipe is its high slowcrack growth resistance. Slow crack growth resistance isa valuable characteristic, which provides long lasting performance under long-term stress.CORROSION RESISTANCEJM Eagle’s black/yellow-striped HDPE pipe, for all practical purposes, is chemically inert. It has good resistanceto most solvents and chemicals that it is likely to encounter in dry natural and manufactured gas distribution services. All HDPE pipe meets the chemical resistancespecifications outlined in ASTM D2513. And, with a relatively smooth inside surface, JM Eagle’s Oil and GasGathering pipe provides high-volume liquid flow and willtolerate most downhole corrosion inhibitors, hotsoils andsour gas.WEATHER RESISTANCESAVE IN HANDLING COSTSBlack/yellow-striped HDPE pipe is protected againstdegradation caused by ultraviolet rays from direct sunlight. The polyethylene resin contains 2%-3% of finelydivided carbon black. This provides the black color forHDPE pipe. Carbon black is the most effective additivefor enhancing the weathering characteristics of polyethylene pipe. JM Eagle black/yellow striped HDPE can besafely stored outside in most climates for periods of manyyears without danger of loss of physical properties due toultraviolet (UV) exposure. In general, JM Eagle recommends the use of a first-in, first-out inventory management procedure.Save in handling cost. JM Eagle’s HDPE pipes arelightweight and can reduce manpower requirementsfor installation.FIELD CUTTINGHDPE pipe should be cut with pipe and tubing cuttersdesigned for plastic pipe. These tools easily provide thesquare cut ends that are necessary to provide satisfactory fusion joints. If carpenter or hack saws are used tocut the pipe, special care must be taken to ensure squarecut ends and to clean the resultant sawdust from insidethe pipe.HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE BLACK GAS3
PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONHIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE BLACK GAS(CONTINUED)LIGHT WEIGHTA 500 foot length of 1" IPS SDR 11 HDPE pipe weighsapproximately 95 pounds. That makes it easy to load,easy to transport, and easy to handle. Installers prefer itbecause it goes into the ground quickly—thus saving oninstallation cost.SERVICE LIFESince 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-termperformance. The JM Eagle HDPE systems have amplesafety factors included in their design for providing reliable long-term performance in gas distribution service,when the system is properly installed and operated atdesign pressures.INSTALLATIONThis product should be installed in accordance withJM Eagle Publication JME-14B, “Polyethylene BlackHDPE Gas Distribution Installation Guide.”LONG-TERM STRENGTHThe industry standard for establishing the design basis forpolyethylene gas distribution systems is ASTM D2837,“Obtaining Hydrostatic Design Basis for ThermoplasticPipe Materials.” This standard assigns the long-termstrength of the pipe based on hydrostatically tested samples at a range of pressures which result in creep rupturefailures over a period of 10,000 hours or more. A regression analysis of these burst data is made to project thefailure curve to 100,000 hours establishing the Long-TermHydrostatic Strength (LTHS). Based on this, a Hydrostatic4HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE BLACK GASDesign Basis (HDB) is assigned for each standard temperature tested.The pressure rating and associated ASTM D2513 designation for two temperatures are summarized in Table 1.TABLE 1HYDROSTATICTEMPERATUREDESIGN, BASICºFCATEGORY, psiASTM D2513731600PE3408/3608/4710140800 for 3408/608or 1000 for 4710CD for3408/3608 orCE for PE 4710These are typical properties for basic characterization ofthe material and do not represent specific determinationsor specifications.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIESTable 2 lists general physical properties of JM Eagle high-density polyethylene pipe.PHYSICAL PROPERTY DATA FOR HDPE POLYETHYLENE PIPETABLE 2PROPERTYUNITTESTPROCEDURETYPICAL VALUETYPICAL VALUEMaterial Designation—PPI - TR4PE 3408 / 3608PE 4710Cell Classification—ASTM D3350345464C445574CDensityg /cm3ASTM D15050.9550.959Melt Indexg /10 minutesASTM D1238 0.15 0.15Flexural ModuluspsiASTM D790110,000 - 160,000 150,000Tensile StrengthpsiASTM D6383,2003600SCG (PENT)HoursASTM F1473 100 500HDB @ 73.4º F (23º C)psiASTM D283716001600HDB @ 140º F (60º C)psiASTM D28378001000Color; UV Stabilize——Black with minimum2% carbon blackBlack with minimum2% carbon blackBrittleness TemperatureºF ( ºC)ASTM D746 -130 -130HardnessShore DASTM D2240 60 60* For data, sizes, or classes not reflected in these charts, please contact JM Eagle for assistance.HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE BLACK GAS5
02SHORT FORM SPECIFICATIONHIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE BLACK GASSCOPEJOINING METHODSThis specification designates general requirements for ½"through 12" JM Eagle HDPE pipe for the conveyance offuel gas distribution and 2" through 20" JM Eagle Oil andGas Gathering Pipe.JM Eagle’s HDPE gas pipe systems can easily be joinedby socket fusion, butt fusion, saddle fusion, mechanicalfittings or electrofusion. All methods are reliable means ofjoining the piping system. Generally, the choice of whichjoining method to use is at the discretion of the individualgas company.MATERIALSJM Eagle’s black/yellow-striped polyethylene gasdistribution pipe, fittings, and oil and gas gatheringpipe are manufactured from PE 3408/3608 or PE3408/4710 high-density polyethylene material that isclassified according to ASTM D3350 and has a cellclassification of 345464C or 445574C for the PE 4710product. These materials are listed with Plastics PipeInstitute (PPI) as PE3408/3608/4710.PIPEJM Eagle’s high-density polyethylene gas pipes are manufactured in accordance with all applicable specificationsincluding ASTM D2513, the standard specification forThermoplastic Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings,and by reference meet the Department of TransportationTitle 49, Part 192 “Transportation of Natural and OtherGas by Pipe Line Minimum Safety Standards”.JM Eagle’s Oil & Gas Gathering pipe is manufactured tomeet or exceed all industry requirements including ASTMD2513 specifications for Thermoplastic Gas Pressure Pipe,Tubing and Fittings. This product also meets the requirements of API 15LE (American Petroleum Institute’sStandard for Polyethylene Line Pipe).6HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE BLACK GASINSTALLATIONJM Eagle offers a full-line of socket, butt, and saddle fittings, in addition to the proven MetFit mechanical fittingsproduct line. With proper installation, our gas pipes provide a leak free product providing unconditional assurancefor our customers. For these reasons, JM Eagle HDPEgas pipes are the natural choice piping products for usein the gas market. For installation procedures and moreinformation, request a copy of the HDPE Technical & Installation Guide.
03DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTSHIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE BLACK GASSUBMITTAL AND DATA SHEETHIGH-DENSITY PE 3408 / 3608 / 4710COILSNOMINALSIZEPIPE DATASDR*PACKAGING COILSILO PACKSCOIL DIMENSIONSCOILSPACKFEET/PACKNOMINALIDMAXODWIDTH½" CTS(5/8" OD)7.070.0900.6251,0001212,0002'6"3'9"5½"½" CTS(5/8" OD)7.070.0900.625500105,0002'6"3'9"5½"¾" CTS(7/8" OD)9.7100.0990.87550073,5002'6"3'9"7¾"1" CTS(11/8" OD)11.5140.1021.12550073,5002'6"3'9"11"1" CTS(11/8” OD)12.5130.0901.12550073,5002'6"3'9"11"1¼" CTS(1³/8" 3.50050042,0005'10"8'23"Other coil lengths may be available.Note: Gas Pipe products (previously produced by US Poly) are currently manufactured by JM Eagle .HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE BLACK GAS7
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTSSUBMITTAL AND DATA SHEET(CONTINUED)40' STRAIGHT LENGTHSPIPE DATANOMINAL SIZESDR *WEIGHTLB/100(FT)MIN. WALL(IN)PACKAGING DATABULK PACKSAVER. O.D.(IN)FEET/PACKNUMBER LENGTHS/PACK2" 802Note: Gas Pipe products (previously produced by US Poly) are currently manufactured by JM Eagle .8HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE BLACK GAS
04DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTSOIL & GAS GATHERINGSUBMITTAL AND DATA SHEETHIGH-DENSITY PE 3408 / 3608 / 4710PIPE DATANOMINALSIZE1"SDR *11.0PACKAGING COIL190.1191.315SILO PACKSCOIL 3"11.01390.3183.50050042,0005'10"8"23"Other coil lengths may be available.HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE BLACK GAS9
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTSOIL & GAS GATHERINGSUBMITTAL AND DATA SHEET(CONTINUED)HIGH-DENSITY PE 3408/3608/4710NOM. PIPE SIZE(IN)AVERAGE O.D.(IN)APPROX. ID (IN)MINIMUMWALL THICKNESS(IN)APPROX. WEIGHT(LBS/FT)HDPE SDR 11 - P.R. 160 psi or PR 200 psi for PE E SDR 17 - P.R. 100 psi or PR 125 psi for PE 0015.7551.05924.642020.00017.5061.17630.41* Other sizes and SDR may also be available, please contact JM Eagle Sales Department.100.43HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE BLACK GAS
05SHORT 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 p