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Updated On: October 22, 2013
This standard covers valves and fittings in sizes 1/2 in. (17.7 mm) through 2 in (50.8 mm) for use in the buried service line from the main to the meter valve or meter setting appurtenance. Valves include corporation and curb valves. Fittings include various types of couplings and adapters. This standard sets forth the minimum capabilities, characteristics, and properties that a service line valve or fitting must possess at the time of manufacture. The history of the standard, lead fittings, information regarding use of this standard, and major revisions are covered in the foreword. Section 1 discusses scope, definitions, references and affidavit of compliance. Section 2 discusses materials including castings and component parts. Section 3 discusses general design including pressure class, normal pressure, and high pressure. Section 4 on detailed design covers dimensions of corporation valves, curb valves, service saddles, service line fittings, and service line check valves. Section 5 discusses end connections including threads and threaded connections, other connections, and solder ends for copper tube. Section 6 on fabrication covers workmanship. Section 7 covers inspection, testing, and rejection. Section 8 discusses marking and shipping. The appendixes include collected standards for service line materials including materials covered, copper water tube, red brass pipe, steel pipe, plastic pipe and tube and field testing.