ASTM F905-96 - 1.1.1996
1. Scope

1.1 This practice describes test criteria suitable for qualification of polyethylene saddle fusion joints. These tests may be conducted by suppliers or users to qualify saddle fusion joints in accordance with the requirements found in the Department of Transportation (DOT) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 49, Part 192.283. If desired, these tests may also be conducted by users to qualify personnel making saddle fusion joints per DOT CFR 49, Part 192.285.

1.2 The impact resistance test described is a nonstandard test. This is not the only test that may be used to qualify saddle fusion joints per DOT regulations.

1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

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.

2. Referenced Documents








Generic Saddle Fusion Joining Procedure for Polyethylene Gas Piping


CFR, Part 192, Minimum Federal Safety Standards for Gaslines Available from U.S. Government Printing Office Superintendent of Documents, 732 N. Capitol St., NW, Mail Stop: SDE, Washington, DC 20401,