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SIMTECH GUIDE SPECIFICATION

INDUSTRIAL ALPHAPLUS (AP) POLYPROPYLENE PIPING SYSTEM


1.0 PIPE
1.1 Material
Pipe shall be extruded from Group 1, Class 2, Alpha nucleated homopolymer material in
accordance with ASTM !"1#1$ AP polypropylene resin shall achie%e a minimum tensile stren&th of
'## bar when tested at 2'C accordin& to ASTM (')$ Material shall allow continuous operatin&
temperatures to *+ C$ AP resin shall comply with rele%ant food substance re&ulation, ,S -A
&uidelines as specified in Code of -ederal .e&ulators /C-.0, Title 21, Chapter 11 Section 122$1+2#
and Section 12)$'2*2 suitable for contact with foodstuff, pharmaceutical use and potable water$
1.2 Stre Relie!e"
Pipe shall be stress relie%ed by post!extrusion annealin& to eliminate inherent stresses in the pipe
wall created durin& the extrusion process and eliminate weld failure due to pipe stress
1.# Pre$re Rati%&
System /pipe and fittin&s0 shall be pressure rated in accordance with ASTM !2)'2 and in )#22
for hydrostatic desi&n basis$ Pipe shall be manufactured to an S. /standard dimension ratio0 in
order to pro%ide the same pressure ratin& in all diameters$ Pipe shall be /select one01
S. 11 3 1+# PS4 /P51#0
S. 12$( 3 *# PS4 /P5(0
S. '' 3 "+ PS4 /P5'$20
P5 3 5ominal Pressure .atin& in 6ar
1.' Di(e%i)% a%" T)lera%*e
Pipe shall be S. /standard dimension ratio0 series that defines the wall thic7ness and outer
diameter of the pipe

2.0 FITTINGS
2.1 Material
See material under P4P8 section 1$#
2.2 Pre$re Fitti%&
All pressure pattern fittin&s /elbows, tees, flan&es and reducers0 from 9: /2# mm0 throu&h
1(; /"## mm0 shall be in<ection molded and shall ha%e the same pressure ratin& as the pipe$
2.# Drai%a&e Patter% Fitti%&
rain fittin&s /wyes, laterals, sanitary tees0 may be fabricated by miterin& and butt fusion weldin& or
by side!wall fusion techni=ues$ 8xtrusion weldin& is permitted$ >ot air weldin& is not acceptable$
?all thic7ness of fabricated fittin& shall be the same as the pipe$
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SIMTECH GUIDE SPECIFICATION
INDUSTRIAL ALPHAPLUS (AP) POLYPROPYLENE PIPING SYSTEM
2.' Di(e%i)% a%" T)lera%*e
Soc7et fusion fittin&s dimension are in accordance with 4S@ 222* and 45 1(*(2$ 6utt fusion
conform to S. /standard dimension ratio0 series that defines the wall thic7ness and outer
diameter
#.0 +OINING
#.1 ,el"i%& Met-)"
All pressure fittin& 9: /2# mm0 throu&h 2: /(' mm0 shall be soc7et fusion type <oints$ Pressure
fittin&s, draina&e pattern fittin&s and pipe 29; /2+mm0 and lar&er shall be <oined by butt fusion
weldin&$ All fusion!welded <oints to be performed in accordance with ASTM !2(+2 and pipin&
manufacturers recommendations$
#.2 ,el"i%& Certi.i*ati)% a%" Trai%i%&
Trainin& and certification shall be conducted by a direct Simtech employee$ 8ach welder will be fully
trained on the weldin& e=uipment for the particular pro<ect and will be re=uired to demonstrate the
full process of weldin&$ The process includes set up of the tool, loadin& of the pipe andAor fittin&s,
ali&nment of the tool, and the weld process$ Trainin& will also include minor maintenance
techni=ues to 7eep tools in ideal operatin& conditions$ After an operator has demonstrated their
ability to operate the e=uipment, Simtech will issue a certified welders card upon completion$
'.0 MANUFACTURER
S4MT8C>
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www$Simtech,SA$com
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