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Watertightness

Test method

A sample (pipe and/or accessory) is subjected to internal hydrostatic pressure over a set period of time. The watertightness of the joint is verified during the test.

Products to test

Plastics piping systems for civil works for water in:

Plastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U) EN 1401-1.

Structured-wall, non-pressure piping systems of:

  • Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U) EN 13476-1, -2, -3
  • Polyethylene (PE)  EN 13476-1, -2, -3
  • Polypropylene (PP) EN 13476-1, -2, -3

Plastics piping systems for hot and cold water in buildings for discharge of waste of:

  • Unplasticized poly (vinyl chloride) (PVC-U) EN 1329-1
  • Unplasticized poly (vinyl chloride) (PVC-U) (structured wall) EN 1453-1
  • Polypropylene (PP) EN 1451-1