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CS-CSI-P1/C2

Low Voltage Electricity & Water


Installations Regulations

WATER
INSTALLATION CODE 2016
His Highness
Sheikh Tameem Bin Hamad Al-Thani
Emir of the State of Qatar
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Message from KAHRAMAA

Dear consultants, contractors and valuable customers.

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation KAHRAMAA is


committed as per its mission To provide our customers with high
quality electricity and water services, whilst creating value of our
shareholders, based on customer services Department mission to
provide customers with high safe and secure.

The Customer Services Department (CSD) would like to present the


book of (Regulation of internal water Installations and connection
works).

As part of the Customer Services Department effort to facilitate


communications, the book can be downloaded from KAHRAMAA
website http://www.km.com.qa

The book is the only approved reference book approved by KAHRA MAA
and from now then update and upgrade of the installation regulations
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book will be available on KAHRAMAA website.

In this case, KAHRAMAA reserves its right to update and upgraded


the book of (Regulation of Internal Water Installation and Connections
Works) without prior notice.

Kind Regards

Engineer Yousef Ahmed Al Jaidah


Manager of Customer Services Department
Qatar General Electricity and water corporation KAHRAMAA

KAHRAMAA
Customer services Department
Customer Installation Section
Tel +974 4462 8559
Fax +974 4462 8294
http:// www.km.com.qa

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CONTENT

01 Regulation Purpose 04
02 Scope 04
03 Application Categories 04
04 General 04
05 Definitions 07
06 Villa, Raw House & House requirements 10
07 Residential Compound requirements 12
08 Towers, Residential flats, offices (High) Buildings 15
09 Malls, Commercial Centers (offices, retails, Shops 17
10 Fire System 18
12 MDPE Services Connection 18
13 Water Meter Cabinet 20
14 Customers Number Plate 20
15 Usage Guide 20

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16 Appendix 21
16.1 Typical Drinking Water Quality 21
16.2 Site Environmental Conditions 22
16.3 General Specification Of Materials 23
Drawings & Forms 29

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Regulations Of Water Services Connection And Installation

1. Regulation Purpose.
The regulation presented in this document form part of the requirements for water services connection and
installation. The purpose of this regulation is to prevent misuses, waste, undue consumption or erroneous
measurement of water and most importantly, to prevent leakage of drinking fresh water. These regulations
would replace the former Rules and Regulation Guide Plumbing works, the previous additions 2006, 2007
and May 2009.

2. Scope.
This document is intended for use by the designers, consultant, engineers, and plumbers across the State
of Qatar and are applicable for all types of properties such as towers, multi stories high buildings residential
compounds, Malls, retails, commercial centers and industrial sectors where the portable water would be
supplied by KAHRA MAA.

Applicants (freehold Owners) intending to install all plumbing system must ensure that the systems comply
with KAHRA MAA requirements of this regulations.

Application for proposed plumbing systems and its installations must be submitted to KAHRAMAA,
Customer Services Department (CSD) for review, comments and subsequent approval. For any plumbing
installation, the applicant (Freehold owner) should consider using an Approved Water Installation Plumber.

Useful contacts:
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Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA).


Customers Services Department, Tel: 4628282 / 4628344
Building Permit Complex - Doha, Tel: 49505050
Website: www.kahramaa.com.qa

3. Application Categories.
Prior to starting any installation activities related to services connection or installation to the following
development, the applicant must submit a preliminary design drawings attached with the building permit
application to KAHRA MAA, Customer Services Department for review and subsequent approval.

Villas, Compounded Villas.

Multistory Buildings (Towers).

Any premises betterment.

Villa complex.

Mall, Retails & Commercial Centers.

Individual villa, industrial Sector.

Commercial Sector.

4. General.

4.1 GENERAL INFORMATION FOR OBTAINING WATER SUPPLY

4.1.1 Simplified Procedure

4.1.1. 1 Under the simplified procedure introduced for the design and installation of water service
installations within the customers premises, water service workers have full control over the water
service works under their charge and due to KAHRAMAA jurisdiction.

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4.1.1.2 In brief, the procedure requires the water service to notify KAHRAMAA before commencement of
water service works by submitting all plumping drawings like site plans and schematic drawings
of the water service installation. Upon completion of the water service works. Service Work
certifying that the water service installation is completed in accordance with Kahra Maa (Water
Supply) Regulations.

4.1.2 Water Service Work

Water service work, plumping shall only be carried out due to KAHRAMAA water service
jurisdiction of an appropriate class as prescribed by the latest edition of this KAHRAMAA (Water
Supply) Regulations. Developer / Customer shall engage an appropriate water service works
by consultant to design, construct, alter or repair at his own cost. The water service installation
within his premises to convey the supply of water from KAHRAMAA water networks.

4.2 Water Service Works / plumping Requiring a Professional Engineer (consultant)

4.2.1 KAHRAMAA, Customers Services Department decision are mandatory requirements for
implementation in the above mentioned project during execution. The applicant in this stage
exposed to these obligation for implementation of the project.

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All material for services connection such as MDPE (Medium Density Polyethylene) pipes & fittings,
Electronic Water meter, Water meter cabinet, etc. shall be subject and comply with the latest
edition of KAHRAMAA General Specification of Main lying of Materials.

Material used in direct connection with portable water services connection must comply with the
international Standard (ISO, BS, EN, DIN). These standards have a set of specification for the
materials usage.

Any material used in direct contact with portable water, that cause or likely to cause
contamination to portable water in service renewal, repair or replacement, which conveys or
receives water supplied for domestic or food production purposes, should be disinfected and
sterilized prior to such connection. Moreover, all materials to be used in contact with portable
water must have health certificate issued by the world wide known quality body certifier (Either
one of the following listed in section 16.47 in this Regulation).

4.2.2 Turn-on of Water Service

When all water service works are completed. The Customer / Owner will need to apply for
water supply at the Customer Services Department for the installation of water service to the
premises.

4.2.3 Inspection made by KAHRAMAA inspectors

KAHRAMAA inspector will carry out checks on completed water service installation on a
premises. Where the water service installation is found to be not in compliance with the
requirements specified as KAHRAMAA will require the water service the owner / developer or
customer to alter, repair or rectify the water service installation.

4.2.4 Developers / customer applying for water service supply to their private property / project ,
development need completion certificate only pay a connection fees, depending on the size
of connection to the development. The connecting pipe will then be laid from Kahra Maa water
main to the meter service cabinet after the payment is made.

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4.2.5 Annual Inspection and cleaning of Water Storage Tanks


For any part of a water service installation having any water storage tank from which water for human
consumption is drawn in residential premises, the customer has to do the necessary maintenance
and clean the storage tanks annually, as part of the water service installation is required to ensure
that:

i. The storage tank (including any tap fitted to the storage tank) and its ancillary equipment.

ii. The premises where the storage tank and its ancillary equipment are located; are located, are
kept properly locked at all times;

iii. Checks are conducted regularly for the purpose of ascertaining (including any tap fitted to the
storage tank) or its ancillary equipment which comes to his knowledge.

4.3 Water Ground Storage Capacity

The following considerations affect the storage capacity:

i. The number of customers

ii. The type of building

iii. The number of fittings to be served


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The ground storage tank capacity should be sufficient for 2 days of water demand.

Each case should be judged based on its merits, but for general guidance, the following table may
be used in calculating the water demand during the design.

Table X-1 Unit Water Demands (Domestic Category)

Land Use Category Unit Daily Water Consumption (Liters)

Residential Building (Per Capita) 250-400

Qatari Villas (Per Capita) 500-800

Worker Labor Accommodation (Per Capita) 80-150

Mixed Use Residential (Per Capita) 250-400

(Source: KAHRAMAA Water Development Guidelines for Bulk Customer, April 2012)

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Table X-2 Unit Water Demands (Non-domestic Category)

Land Use Category Unit Daily Water Consumption (Liters)

Mixed Use Commercial (Per Capita) 60-80

Commercial Building (Per Capita) 60-100

Mosque (Per Capita) 10-50

Restaurant (Per Meal) 10-20

Hotel (Per Room) 200-300

Shop (Per Capita) 60-80

Office (Per Capita) 60-80

School (Per Capita) 60-80

University (Per Capita) 60-80

Medical (Per Bed) 60-80

Public Amenities (Per Capita) 20-50

Nursery (Per Capita) 60-80

Guard House (Per Capita) 60-80

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Retail (Per Capita) 60-80

Theatre (Per Capita) 10-50

Stadium (Per Capita) 15-20

Town Centre (Per Capita) 60-80

Manufacturing (Per Capita) 60-80

5. Definitions.
In this by laws booklet, the following words and expressions shall have the meanings defined as follows :

Applicant: Means a person who is of a communal service.

Approval or Approved: Means approval in writing or stamp by KAHRAMAA.

AMI: Advance meter infrastructure for the AMR

AMR: Automatic meter reading system for remote reading.

Back Flow: Means the flow in a direction contrary to the intended normal direction of flow.

Branch meters: denote all sub meters that supply different apartment in the residential buildings, villa
compound, retails, shops in side mall or commercial centres.

Bulk Customer: is defined the customer who has demand exceeding 600m3 per day as a daily demand.

Customer: Means any person, persons or corporate body supplied with, or applying to be supplied with
water by KAHRAMAA. Reference to Customer in these by laws shall include applicant as defined
before.

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Customer Premises: denote the owner property land like villa, house, building, etc. that has owner deed.

Corrosion Resisting Material: Means any material which is highly resistant to any corrosive action to which
it is likely to be subjected in the circumstances in which it is to be used.

Cylinder: Means cylindrical closed vessel capable of containing water under pressure greater than
atmospheric pressure.

Capacity In Relation To Storage Cistern Or Tank: Means the capacity of the cistern or tank measured
to the highest level that water can reach when the float valve or other approved device for controlling the
inflow of water is fitted.

Charge: Means any charge for water, any deposit or fees payable to the KAHRAMAA. The actual cost ,
or other works carried out by the KAHRAMAA, and any other charge, including any surcharge which is
payable under these by laws.

Cistern: Means a fixed container for holding water at atmospheric pressure like tanks, sectional panel GRP
tank or concrete tank.

Closed Loop: Means any system of pipes and water fittings through which water circulates in the internal
network (In Residential Complex) and from which water is drawn for use, that feed or supplying water to
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cistern.

Distributing Pipe: Means any pipe (Other Than An Overflow Or A Flushing Pipe) conveying water from a
storage cistern or from a hot water apparatus supplied from, a feed cistern, or under pressure from that
cistern.

Distributing Main: Means a pipeline that conveys water to the premises by means of service connection.

Domestic Water System: Means the water system which includes the distributing pipe and all associated
apparatus within premises up to the point, where water is drawn for use.

Fire Service: Means the pipes, tanks, pumps, fittings and apparatus in any premises installed for the
purpose of fire fighting.

Flot Valve: Means a valve, for controlling the flow of water into a cistern, the valve being operated by the
vertical movement of a float riding on the surface of the water.

Flushing Cistern: Means a cistern provided with its discharging apparatus for discharging the stored water
rapidly into a water closet pan, urinal, drain or sewer.

Header: Means the pipe conveying water from the downs stream tank ( Or Roof Tank ). In building through
OTS ( Open To Sky ) supplying the corresponding floor.

Inside Service: Means the pipes and fittings in premises after the ground storage tank and any pipes and
fittings between the storage tanks and the termination of the water network service connection, which shall
normally be at the meter.

Insulating tubes: All roof plumping tubes / Pipes ( cooper / PPR / MDPE ) should be heat insulated by
insulating materials, that should be bad conductor of heat ( Fibrous Material or Cellular material ) with
Aluminum cladding. That protect and thermal block tubes from direct sun radiation.

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ISO: Means the International Organization for Standardization.

Internal Network: Means a pipeline that conveys water from the main cistern to the individual villa or
buildings and other utilities inside the residential complex by the set of water pumps.

Meter: Means any appliance or device owned and maintained by KAHRAMAA for the purpose of measuring
consumption.

Main Meter: Means meter that water is conveyed from the distribution network to the premises through it
to the adjacent ground tanks.

Meter Cabinet: Means the aluminium box that design and approved by KAHRAMAA in which water meter
will be install in.

Meter Chamber: Means manhole underground in which electronic sensor will install in connected to the
GRP bulk meter cabinet by 2 inches conducts for the sensor cord to the EDU (Electronic Display Unit).

Over Flow Level: Means the lowest level at which water can flow in to the overflow pipe of a cistern or tank.

Potable Water: Means water supplied by KAHRAMAA which is suitable for drinking and culinary purposes.

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Premises: denote any land, house, building possessed or revert to the owner. That house, building,
apartment or part of a house and the cartilage thereof in respect of which water is supplied or applied for.

PRV: This defined as pressure reducing valve or check valve that regulate the flow in the appropriate
pressure.

Riser: Means pipe that conveying water from downs stream of booster pump up to the roof tanks on the
roof floor of the building.

Sub Main: Mean those water meters inside the compound (Complex), through which water is conveyed
to the buildings from the internal network inside the complex, in case of complex composed of villa and
buildings.

Sub Meters: Means those individual meters downs stream of the main meter or sub main through which
water is conveyed to flats or villa in building or complex.

Registered Plumbing Contractor: Means a person authorized by the KAHRAMAA, to carry out plumbing
work of the grade indicated.

Service Pipe: Means so much of any pipe / arrangement of pipes for supplying water from a distribution
main to any premises as it is subject to water pressure from that main and ends at the water meter at the
customers boundary provide that only one pipe be connected to the water meter.

Service Connection: Means the part of pipes and fittings between the distribution main up to and including
the water meter at the customers boundary.

Spill Over Level: Means the level at which the water in a cistern or vessel will first spill over if the inflow
exceeds the outflow through any outlet and any overflow pipe.

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Stop Valve: Means any device other than a draw off tap, for stopping the flow of water in a pipe.

Sub main meter: Means Meter install for each building inside the residential compound as tapping from
compounds internal water network.

Swimming Pool Plant Room: Means the mechanical room for swimming pool in which filtration, dosing
and circulation of water is done through the surge or balance tank.

Stoppage Tank: Means any tank other than a flushing cistern having a free water surface under atmospheric
pressure, but does not include a drinking trough or drinking bowl for animals including poultry.

Water Booster Pumps: Means set of pumps that boosting water from the main cistern to the villa or flat
utilities. Very important to detect the pumps total head and the height of the premises and relevant loses.

Warning Pipe: Means an overflow so fixed that its outlet, whether inside or outside the building is in a
conspicuous position where the discharge of water can be readily seen.

Water installation works: denote all plumping works within the owner premises.

6. Villa, Raw House & House requirements.


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At the building permit stage all proposal project drawings submitted to Installation section (CSD) at the
building permit complex and should be full of allusion documented to the KAHRAMAA requirements as
follows:

6.1 Water meter cabinet

Compatible with the AMR system is required for water service connection. Service cabinet must be
installing on the boundary wall to the nearest point to KAHRAMAA water networks either in front of
the premises or at the back but must be closer to the main ground water tank not exceed 5 meter
far. The pipe line must be MDPE. (22 mm up to 54 mm Water Meters) with the appropriate service
cabinet see figure (CSD-CSI-1-2012) will emanate the installation. For meter size (22, 28 and 42mm),
service cabinet embedded and install at height 1.1 m. from the ground level (Road Level), bottom of
the embedded service cabinet there must be 80mm PVC duct embedded in the wall till - 0.3m of
the road level end with 45 degree 80mm PVC elbow.

But the gate valve must be install indoors between the cabinet and the ground tank ball valve, all
fittings should be soldering.

6.2 Ground water tank:

The cistern that holding the ultimate demand including Domestic or others if exist, must be determine.
Citation signatory demand will be in Building permit Form see figure (BPW).

For villa, raw house, public house required ground tank should be minimum (2000 US gal), in case
of more than 7 persons in a villa/raw house/public house, additional capacity of 85 US gallons
(320 Litre) x no. of persons per villa/raw house/public house is required. The ground water capacity
should be sufficient for 2 days of water demand.

This water Tank should be under shade or shelter form direct sun radiation for conservation
reasons.

In case of villa or public house, that use pressurizes system the ground tanks must be sufficient
relevant high consumption.

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In case of public or villa that may have ground tanks and roof tanks

In case of villa with slope roof floor or Gobles, workshops the roof tank must be install in steel
stand to as elevated tank. See figure (CSD CSI 09 -01) will emanate the installation.

The Ground tank should be located near the water meter cabinet according to the KAHRAMAA
specifications, the distance should not exceed 5 meters.

In case of agricultural surfaces and swimming pool, it is recommended to require extra ground
storage tank and that will be separate tank for domestic ground reservoir.

In case of mixed commercial/residential properties, separate ground / roof tanks should be


provided for residential and commercials and each ground tank capacity should be sufficient for
2 days of water demand.

The water booster pump must be install in legal position at the downstream (out let discharge
point from that tank) with non-return valve (one directional valve) then conveyance water towards
roof tank.

All All roof plumping: all tubes / Pipes (cooper / PPR / MDPE) should be heat insulated by
insulating materials, that should be bad conductor of heat ( Fibrous Material or Cellular material )
with Aluminum cladding. That protect and thermal block tubes from direct sun radiation.

All the under mentioned points should be submitted at the building permit stage, to be revised

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by KAHRAMAA and gain the approval.

6.3 Roof Tank:

Should be minimum (600 US gal or 2.3 m3) for public house or villa and other utilities building (guard
room).

This water tank should be under shade or shelter for conservation and protected for direct sun
radiation.

All roof plumping: all tubes / Pipes (cooper / PPR / MDPE) should be heat insulated by insulating
materials, that should be bad conductor of heat (Fibrous Material or Cellular material) with
Aluminum cladding. That protect and thermal block tubes from direct sun radiation.

6.4 Roof plumping:

All tubes / Pipes (cooper / PPR / MDPE / HDPE) should be thermal heat insulated by insulating
materials. That should be bad conductor of heat (Fibrous Material or Cellular material) with Aluminum
cladding. To protect and thermal block from direct sun radiation.

6.5 The water booster pumps:


Water pump is required for boosting and conveying the water from the ground water tank to the
roof water.

All the pumps must be automatic with floating switch on (low level or High level switch).

Water pump must be set under the maximum pressure not exceeding 3 bar or 43 PSI.

Water pump total head should be more the 20m a head fo two stories building, for other should
be decided by the designer.

All the under mentioned points should be submitted at the building permit stage, with all relevant
drawings to be revise KAHRAMAA and gain the approval.

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7. Residential Compound requirements.


Residential compound could be one of two types:

Pure villa compound see figure (Housing Complex Drawing. Nos. 1 And 2)

Combine Villa & Building compounds see figure (Building Complex) or of villa and buildings, this
will emanate the installation.

7.1 Water Meter Service Cabinet AMR compatible:


Approved water meter service cabinet compatible with the AMR system is required see fig (CSD
- CSI - 1 - 2012) will emanate the installation. This cabinet must be install and embedded in
the boundary wall to then at point nearest to KAHRA MAA water networks either in front of the
premises or at the back. The pipe line must be Copper or MDPE (22 mm up to 54 mm) Water
Meters.

Meter chamber is required in case of tie in point to the residential compound should be 80 mm
or more, the water meter chamber is required, see figure (GIS / STD / 52 / 06 / A).

All tapping for branch service connection inside the compound should be from the internal
water network, by using Gun metal ferrule for each service connection see (DRG.no. GIS/
STD/51) .

All roof plumping: all tubes / Pipes (cooper / PPR / MDPE) should be heat insulated by insulating
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materials, that should be bad conductor of heat ( Fibrous Material or Cellular material ) with
Aluminum cladding. That protect and thermal block tubes from direct sun radiation.

All the under mentioned points should be submitted at the building permit stage, with all relevant
drawings to be revise by KAHRA MAA and gain the approval

7.2 Compound Water Tanks (break tanks, each villa ground tank):

The villa compound water tanks requirements:

7.2.1 For each villa in a compound:

Main Ground reservoir capacity should holding for each villa in a compound minimum (2000 US
gal, in case of more than 7 persons in a villa/raw house/public house, additional capacity of 285
US gallons x no. of persons per villa/raw house/ public house is required) for each break down
villa in the compound. Ground tank must be as per KAHRA MAA approve water tanks. Water
tank must be on concrete base 0.2m thick.

This water Tank should be under shade or shelter form direct sun radiation for conservation
reasons.

The supply inlet point to water tank must be on top to water tank with ball valve see figure
(House Complex Drawing. no. 1) will emanate the installation.

The water booster pumps should be fixed legally on the downs stream discharge points from
water tank.

Roof tanks: each villa should have roof tank with minimum capacity (600 US gal or 2.3 m3) using
the gravity as power conservation system.

The compound main break tanks will be 1/4 of the total compound ground tanks demand if each
separate villa in the compound has its ground tank see figure (House Complex Drawing. no. 2)
will emanate the installation.

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Clearly the compound main water tanks capacity should be holding no. of villas in a compound
x 2000 US gal, in case of more than 7 persons in Villa additional capacity of no. of villas in
compound x 285 US gal x No. of persons / villa). This storage tank should be near the service
cabinet on concrete plinth. The inlet supply from top tank through ball valve.

All roof plumping: all tubes / Pipes (cooper / PPR / MDPE) should be heat insulated by
insulating materials, that should be bad conductor of heat ( Fibrous Material or Cellular
material ) with Aluminum cladding. That protect and thermal block tubes from direct sun
radiation.

All the under mentioned points should be submitted at the building permit stage, with all
relevant drawings to be revise by KAHRAMAA and gain the approval.

Sectional Panel GRP Tank: Must be as per KAHRAMAA specifications. This tank must hold the
design proposal water demand as shown above. This tank should submit with all the relevant
requirements in drawings at the building permit stage in the location and capacity on the
appropriate 0.30m concrete plinth.

Concreter Tank either Underground or above The Ground : Must be constructed due to
QCS latest edition, utilization of epoxy coated reinforce steel bar, in accordance with the
specification, with commensurate water demand, required the ventilation, GRP ladder and
manhole cover exposed 0.10m above the floor level. To avoid the surface water entries, see

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fig. (CSD CSI 09 04) will emanate the installation.

Each villa roof tank would typical as mentioned above in point (6.3)

All the under mentioned points should be submitted at the building permit stage, with all
relevant drawings to be revise by KAHRAMAA and gain the approval.

7.3 Roof plumping:

All tubes / Pipes (cooper / PPR / MDPE / HDPE) should be thermal heat insulated by insulating
materials. That should be bad conductor of heat (Fibrous Material or Cellular material) with
Aluminum cladding. To protect and thermal block from direct sun radiation.

7.4 Compound internal water network:

The internal water network inside the compound:

Internal water network should be laid in only one side of the service road inside the compound.

Pipes should be (HDPE or MDPE) with the inner diameter (80mm,100 or 150mm).

Pipes should be laid in 0.60m depth for the road level. 0.20m dune sand is required as base for
the network pipes. Further, 0.30m backfill of the dune sand over the network pipes.

For any network pipe crossing the service road the 150/200mm PVC duct cover by concrete
is required.

Internal water network pipe should be on the other side of the sewerage network pipes to
avoid the contamination.

All tapping for branch service connection inside the compound should be from the internal
water network, by using Gunmetal ferrule (gunmetal refer to BS 1400 - LG2), for each service
connection see (DRG.no. GIS/STD/51).

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Network control valves should be gate valves with (100x100mm) service box on the ground
level, no manhole that used with flange gate valves.
All of the above mention points should be documented in all submitted drawings at the building
permit stage. In order to be reviewed by Installation section engineers due to KAHRA MAA
regulation and specifications.
At the service connection stage this internal network should be inspected before the embankment
of the compound internal network. The pressure test under 6 bar, checking pipe type, gate
valves, also checking fire hydrant, PVC ducts (sleeves) and control valves service boxes, then
the embankment will be 0.3m sand on top of water pipes. Beside 0.2m dune sand bed.
All the under mentioned points should be submitted at the building permit stage, with all relevant
drawings to be revised by KAHRA MAA and gain the approval.

7.5 The Residential compound water booster pumps:


Set of 3 water pumps is required for boosting and conveying the water from the main water
tanks into the internal water network.
All the pumps must be automatic with the pressurize system to switch on.
All pumps must be set under the maximum pressure not exceeding 3 bar or 43 PSI.
Selection of water pumps should be with the sufficient total head.
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All the under mentioned points should be submitted at the building permit stage, to be revise by
KAHRA MAA and gain the approval.

7.6 Individual Branch water meter for flats or offices or apartments:


Water meters could be installed in each floor for all flats or apartments in dwelling buildings,
moreover inside the combine residential compound.
Branch water meters could be install on the roof under the below conditions:
1. Should 24hours accessibility of entering the roof for monitoring, maintenance meters.
2. Minimum 2 roof tanks should be above the stair case. The downstream discharge header
should be minimum 80mm tube.
3. Those meters should installed vertically and embedded on small wall 2.0m height.
4. Bottom of the cabinets there should be steel trench that protect all plumping.
Each villa, club house, guard house and any other utilities buildings inside the compound should
be with separate meter in approved service cabinet see figure (CSD CSI 1 2012) and (CSD
CSI 2 2012) will emanate the installation. At 1.0 m bottom edges high form the compound
road level.
Flats or apartment should have separate water meter in approved branch water cabinet see fig.
( CSD CSI 2 2012) will emanate the installation.
Sub main meter required for each building inside the combine compound meter should be in the
approved meter cabinet compatible with the AMR system.
All the under mentioned points should be submitted at the building permit stage, with all relevant
drawings to be revise by KAHRA MAA and gain the approval.

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8. Towers, Residential flats, offices (High) Buildings.


For Residential multi stories Buildings, Tenement and Towers requirements:

All individual apartments, flat, office, retail, should have its separate water meter. Install at the
same floor in approved branch meter cabinet AMR compatible.

Citation in all relevant drawings submitted by consultant e.g. Schematic Diagram for over all
building showing the 22mm branch water meters should be in each floor.

All branch water meters should be installed in the approved branch meters cabinet AMR
compatible, see fig. (CSD - CSI - 2 - 2012) will emanate the installation.

Roof plumping: all tubes / Pipes (cooper / PPR / MDPE) should be heat insulated by insulating
materials, that should be bad conductor of heat (Fibrous Material or Cellular material) with
Aluminum cladding. That protect and thermal block tubes from direct sun radiation.

The consultant must determine the location of sub Meter to be closer to OTS duct (open to
sky) through which the 100mm discharge Header is Pass through.

Allusion by Consultant must consider the individual meters Cabinets to be in suitable location
e.g. Corridor for easy monitoring and handling (at 100mm from the finish floor level).

Clear citation of the pressure reducing valve in each floor taping before the corresponding
individual sub meters must be set less or equal to 3 Bar or 42 PSI for meter accuracy see

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figure (CSD - CSI - 2 - 2012) will emanate the installation.

Non Return Valve is required at the downstream of the propose meter to be install in see figure
(CSD CSI 2 2012) will emanate the installation.

Drain is required at the bottom of the cabinet conveying water to (OTS) Duct.

All of the above citation must be mention in the submitted drawings specifically water
schematic diagram at BP stage.

8.1 Main Water Meter Cabinet:


Approved water meter cabinet AMR compatible is required for the service connection (54mm).

It must be install and embedded in the boundary wall of the plot or premises adjacent to
KAHRA MAA water main. This should be mention in the drawing Service Site Plan (SSP) water
layout in building permit stage.

In case of big diameter water service connection. Required the meter chamber. It must be
constructed at the approved drawings BP (Building Permit) stage as in figure (GIS / STD / 52
- 06A) will emanate the installation.

8.2 Branch Water Meter Cabinet (AMR) compatible is required:


Branch meters orientation could be installed in each floor with 32mm PVC conduit with nylon
robe from the branch meter cabinet AMR compatible see fig. (CSD - CSI - 2 - 2012) will
emanate the installation.

Each flat, apartment, retail, office should have separate water meter install in each floor inside
the approved branch meter cabinet AMR compatible see fig. (CSD CSI 2 2012)

The branch meter cabinet should be installing 1.0m above the floor level. The branch meter
cabinet should be embedded in the wall.

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Branch water meters could be install on the roof under the below conditions:

1. Should 24hours accessibility of entering the roof for monitoring, maintenance meters.

2. Minimum 2 roof tanks should be above the stair case with header minimum 80mm.

3. Those meters should installed vertically and embedded on small wall 2000mm height.

4. Bottom of the cabinets there should be steel trench that protect all plumping.

8.3 Tower water demand & Multi stories building:

The total demand for all flats, apartment, is (500 US gals or 1.9 cubic meter) for each flat /
apartment that should be sufficient for 48hrs.

The total demand should be calculated and should be in the ground tank capacity.

(500 US gal or (1.9m3) x total number of flats or apartment)

The ground tank or reservoir that holding this total demand calculated as mention above. This
ground tank could be in the ground floor, or basement.

This reservoir or tank that holding the total demand could be regular PE tank or concrete tank
or sectional panel GRP tank.
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Water ground reservoir could be approved Tanks or sectional panel GRP tank or underground
concrete tanks see figure (CSD-09-04), citation of this total demand should be clearly at the (BP)
stage to be revised by CSD engineer.

This water Tank should be under shade or shelter form direct sun radiation for conservation
reasons.

All the under mentioned points should be submitted at the building permit stage, with all relevant
drawings to be revise by KAHRA MAA and gain the approval.

8.4 Towers & Multi stories Buildings lifting Pumps:

Determine the proposal pump total head, foregoing your set of pumps total head that required
conveying the domestic water via the roof tanks.

Determine the lifting pump total head that exceed the towers height, otherwise the break tanks
at suitable floor is required, until reach the Tower roof floor. And so on till reach the roof floor and
convey water to by gravity to all apartments / fats / offices.

This to be allusive clearly in water schematic diagram submitted at the BP stage.

8.5 Roof plumping:

All tubes / Pipes (cooper / PPR / MDPE / HDPE) should be thermal heat insulated by insulating
materials. That should be bad conductor of heat (Fibrous Material or Cellular material) with
Aluminum cladding. To protect and thermal block from direct sun radiation.

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9. Malls, Commercial Centres (offices, retails, Shops, etc).


9.1 Main Water Meter Cabinet:
Approved water meter cabinet AMR compatible is required for the main service connection.

It must be install and embedded in the boundary wall of the plot or premises adjacent to KAHRA
MAA water main. This should be mention in the drawing Service Site Plan (SSP) water layout in
building permit stage.

In case of big diameter water service connection. Required the meter chamber. It must be
constructed at the approved drawings BP (Building Permit) stage as in figure (GIS / STD / 52 -
06A) will emanate the installation.

9.2 Branch Water Meter Cabinet AMR compatible is required:


Branch meters orientation could be installed in each floor with 32mm PVC conduit with nylon
robe from the branch meter cabinet AMR compatible see fig. (CSD - CSI - 2 - 2012) will emanate
the installation.

Branch water meters could be install on the roof under the below conditions:

1. Should 24hours accessibility of entering the roof for monitoring, maintenance meters.

2. Minimum 2 roof tanks should be above the stair case with header minimum 80mm.

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3. Those meters should installed vertically and embedded on small wall 2000mm height.

4. Bottom of the cabinets there should be steel trench that protect all plumping.

Each (shop, retail, office... etc.) required water in the Mall should have separate water meter
install in each floor inside the approved branch meter cabinet AMR compatible see fig. (CSD
CSI 2 2012).

The branch meter cabinet AMR compatible should be installing 1.0m above the floor level. The
branch meter cabinet should be embedded in the wall.

All roof plumping all tubes / Pipes: (cooper / PPR / MDPE / HDPE) should be heat insulated by
insulating materials, that should be bad conductor of heat (Fibrous Material or Cellular material)
with Aluminum cladding. That protect and thermal block tubes from direct sun radiation.

9.3 Malls & commercial Centres total water demand required:


The total demand for total number retails, shops, offices. is (400 US gals or (1.5 m3) per each
(office, retail, shop, ..,etc.) in the Mall there should be sufficient tank for 48hrs.

The total demand should be calculated as above should be in the ground tank capacity.

(400 US gal or (1.5m3) x total number of (retails, shops, officesetc.)

The ground tank or reservoir that holding this total demand calculated as mention above. This
ground tank could be in the ground floor, or basement.

This reservoir or tank that holding the total demand could be regular PE water tanks or sectional
panel GRP or concrete tank or tank refer to figure (CSD - CSI 09 04).

This water Tank should be under shade or shelter form direct sun radiation to reduce the water
heat for conservation reasons.

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Water ground reservoir could be PE tanks or sectional panel GRP tank or underground
concrete tanks see figure (CSD-09-04) / (CSD-CSI 09 04), citation of this total demand with
all relevant drawings should be submitted at the (BP) stage to be revised by CSD engineer.

9.4 Roof plumping:

All tubes / Pipes (cooper / PPR / MDPE/ HDPE) should be thermal heat insulated by insulating
materials. That should be bad conductor of heat ( Fibrous Material or Cellular material ) with
Aluminum cladding. To protect and thermal block from direct sun radiation.

All the under mentioned points should be submitted at the building permit stage, to be revise by
KAHRA MAA and gain the approval.

10. Fire System& fire Meter and Requirements.


Fire system used in buildings is usually either sprinkler system type or hose reel type this will be
authorized by authorized by CDD. So water meter is required for fire system at the upstream of the
fire if separate water tank.

Fire system inside residential complex will be approved by CDD, but if there is separate fire water
tank, the water meter at the upstream to tank is required.
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If there are combined water tanks, water demand required for fire must be considered in calculation
with the domestic demand and others.

Separate fire tanks for the fire system in the building:

In case of separate fire tanks, fire water meter will be installing in the upstream of the tanks.

Fire system supply from the combine water reservoir:

In case of combine water tanks, fire meter should be installed at the down steam within 1.5m spool
pipe far from the fire water pumps. This should be clearly mentioned in the submitted drawings,
and mention clearly in water schematic diagram at the BP (Building Permit) stage in order to be
revised by CSD authorized engineers.

12. MDPE Services Connection.


12.1 MDPE Installation:
This specification covers laying of MDPE (Medium Density Poly Ethylene) pipes with associated
fittings for size range 20 mm (1/2) up to 63 mm (2) underground and aboveground.

Excavation and backfilling for MDPE service connection will be in accordance with section
4 and 5 of this specification, noting that, the pipe depth shall be 600 mm as detailed in the
attached drawing no. (GIS / STD / 51B).

MDPE service pipe shall have 100 mm sand bedding, 150 mm sand cover above crown of
the pipe, another 150 mm selected backfill material with 100 % compaction and backfill
material of varied depth up to ground level, all in accordance with road department highways
maintenance section requirements.

Trench marker tape with aluminium strip in the middle shall be laid at minimum 300 mm depth
below ground level along route of pipe. Marker tape should be detectable warning tape of
150mm wide, 250 microns thickness to detect the pipe through metal detector.

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The contractor shall tap distribution main at depth of minimum 900 mm and bring MDPE pipe
from ferrule to a higher elevation without use of any fittings, as far as possible, so that MDPE
pipe could be laid at a minimum depth of 600 mm from ground level, from distribution main till it
reaches customers boundary wall.

The minimum width of trench excavation is to be service pipe duct diameter (Either 100 mm Or
150 mm) used plus 200 mm and maximum width of trench excavation is to be service pipe duct
diameter used plus 300 mm.

When laid above ground along customers wall premises or elsewhere, polyethylene pipe shall
be protected with GRP duct of minimum thickness 3 mm.

Two sizes are allowed; 2 duct for 20 mm (1/2), 25 mm (3/4) and 32 mm (1) and 3 duct for 50
mm (1 1/2) and 63 mm (2).

The GRP duct shall start from ground level and be extended to an appropriate height to secure
exposed MDPE pipe near the water meter service cabinet. The GRP duct shall be of semi-
circular shape and be firmly fixed to the wall with brackets.

MDPE pipes shall be multi-layer construction ( i.e. Black MDPE With Outer Layer Of Blue MDPE).

Installation of MDPE pipes and fittings shall be carried out by plumbers who have been trained
and certified by the manufacturers for pipes and fittings. The contractor shall submit copies of

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plumbers training certificate issued by the manufacturer to KAHRA MAA as proof of their skill
and competency in performing such installations.

All other clauses of section 12 such as pressure testing, sterilization are applicable for laying
MDPE pipes and fittings.

Note: From customer side, the following requirements shall be satisfied before giving a MDPE
service connection;

Domestic service cabinet shall be fixed inside the customers wall along with a UPVC duct
underneath and minimum 300mm below the ground level and continued with a 90 deg bend to
allow easy access of MDPE service connection.

Since KAHRA MAA is installing Lockable Stop Valve inside water service cabinet which can
be operated only by KAHRA MAA, the customer must fix his own gate valve or stop valve after
the water meter, to control water supply in case of any leak in his internal line. Another stop
valve just before customer ground tank is optional, which customer can fix, if he desires for
maintenance and service performance.

12.2 Materials MDPE:


Polyethylene pipes shall be MDPE, PE - 80, SDR 11 and PN - 12.5 bar at 20C. and shall be
multi-layer construction (i.e. Black MDPE with outer layer of Blue MDPE).

Polyethylene pipe shall be protected with PVC / GRP duct of minimum thickness 3 mm when
laid aboveground along customer wall premises or elsewhere. Two sizes are allowed; 2 PVC
duct for 20 mm (1/2), 25 mm (3/4) and 32 mm (1) and 3 PVC duct for 50 mm (1 1/2) and 63
mm (2).

The GRP duct shall start from ground level and be extended to an appropriate height to secure
exposed MDPE pipe near the water meter service cabinet. The PVC / GRP duct shall be of semi-
circular shape and be firmly fixed to the wall with brackets.

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To trace route of polyethylene pipe laid underground, a 150 mm wide trench marker tape of 250
micron thickness with aluminum stripe at its centre, shall be laid above the polyethylene pipe, at
300 mm minimum depth below ground level in order to detect it through metal detector.

PE pipes are normally supplied in bundles in coils of 200, 300, 400 or 500 m. length depending
on their size.

Fitting shall be compression type (Gunmetal) to suit MDPE pipe and must be UV resistant and
shall have a pressure rating of PN16 @ 50 deg C for standard fittings and PN 12.5 for universal
transition couplings (PE To Copper, PVC - U, Steel).

13. Water Meter Cabinets.


The water meter cabinet has different types, each one is used for different application depending on
the case, these types are as per the following:

Domestic Electronic Water Meter. (CSD-CSI 1-12).

2 Electronic Flow Meter (Integral Type). (CSD-CSI 1-12).

Branch Domestic Electronic Water Meter. (CSD-CSI 2-12).

Bulk Electronic Flow Meter (Remote Type) 3 To 16. (GIS/STD /52/06/A).


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Note: Detailed design for each type is shown in the drawings.

14. Customers Number Plate.


Plate indicating the customer number shall be fixed on the corresponding premises see figure
(Drawing No. FSD / FCS / 65). This customer number as reference number in the billing system for
the relevant customer account for both Kahra Maa services.

15. Usage Guide.


There is some form in the appendix for applicant relevant to water services application:

Residential complex internal water network Hydro test.

Form C for temporary supply, diversion and increase meter diameter.

Building Permit Form.

Building Permit Form for bulk customer.

Water inspection check list.

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16. Appendix.
16.1 Typical Drinking Water Quality:

W.H.O. and E.U. Guidelines

Parameters Unit KM Requirement (MCL)

Physical

pH - 6.5 - 8.5

Appearance Qualitative Acceptable

Chemical

Total Alkalinity as CaCO3 mg/l 60 - 120

Lead mg/l 0.01


Manganese mg/l 0.05
Aluminium mg/l 0.2
Disinfectants
Chlorine dioxide mg/l 0.05 mg/l

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Disinfection by-products (DBP)
Bromate g/l 10
Trihalomethane (THM)
Chloroform g/l 200
Microbiological
Total Coliform cfu Nil per 100ml

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Bacteriological Quality Of Drinking Water

Guideline Value Organisms

Must not be detectable in 100 ml sample. All water intended for drinking E. coil thermo tolerant
coli form bacteria.

Must not be detectable in 100 ml sample. Treated water entering the distribution system.
E coil thermo tolerant coli form bacteriaTotal coli form
In the case of large supplies, where sufficient sample bacteria.
are examined, must not be present in 95 % of samples
taken throughout any 12 month period.

16.2 Site Environmental Conditions:

State of Qatar is classified as being among the worlds most arid and desert regions.
The rainfall is concentrated in the winter and spring period (December to March) with
an average of 50 - 80 mm per annum. No discernible pattern in rainfall occurrence is
apparent, but there is a tendency of rainfall to occur more often during February and
March. Rainfall can be heavy with poor natural drainage resulting in surface flooding.
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Humidity % Temperature C Month

Mean Min. Mean Max. Mean Daily. Mean Min. Mean Max.

51.9 90.7 17.5 13.1 22.3 January

38.7 82.8 17.5 12.7 22.7 February

40.9 85.3 21.8 16.8 27.5 March

37.3 80.9 25.3 20.0 31.3 April

20.8 67.6 30.7 24.3 37.6 May

20.1 64.2 33.6 26.0 41.0 June

24.6 71.0 34.6 28.3 41.5 July

30.7 77.7 34.1 28.3 40.7 August

38.9 86.5 32.0 25.9 38.3 September

37.0 83.7 29.0 23.0 35.2 October

37.6 89.9 24.5 19.5 29.8 November

46.5 86.1 19.4 14.5 24.8 December

Minimum recorded related humidity is 100 %.

Maximum recorded direct sunlight temperature is 75 C.

Maximum recorded ambient shade temperature is 51 C.

Minimum recorded ambient shade temperature is 0 C.

Site elevation is 2 - 20 M AOD ( State of Qatar ).

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Prevailing winds are mainly northerly occasionally with south easterly gusts up to 140 Km / h.

Sandstorms though not severe, do occur and can persist for several days.

The site is not subject to industrial pollution, but due to being near the coast, the air can be salt
laden with occasional fog. During the winter and spring periods, sever electrical storms with sheet
and forked lightning can occur.

16.3 General Specification Of Materials:

Specification Of Polyethylene Pipes And Fittings For Services Connection (MDPE)

16.3.1 General:

16.3.1.1 Polyethylene pipes and fittings used for conveyance of potable water shall be manufactured in
accordance with DIN - 8074, BS 6730, BS 6572, ISO 4427 or equivalent and shall be manufactured
by ISO certified company.

16.3.1.2 Polyethylene pipes shall be MDPE, PE - 80, SDR 11, PN - 12.5 bar.

16.3.1.3 Polyethylene pipes shall be multi-layer construction (i.e. Black MDPE with Outer layer of Blue MDPE)
with blue stripe to distinguish potable water.

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16.3.1.4 Test pressure for the pipes shall be 1.5 times the nominal pressure at 50C.

16.3.1.5 Polyethylene pipes and fittings shall be kite marked certifying it complies with ISO 4427 or equivalent,
DIN, BS standards.

16.3.1.6 Pipe manufacturers must furnish test certificate in accordance with EN 10204 - 3.1 for batches of
MDPE supplied.

16.3.1.7 Polyethylene pipe shall be protected with GRP duct when laid aboveground along customer wall
premises. Two sizes are allowed, 2 duct ( For 20 mm, 25 mm And 32 mm ), 3 duct for 50 mm and 63
mm. The GRP duct shall be of semi circular shape and firmly fixed to the wall with brackets.

16.3.1.8 Polyethylene pipe shall have trench marker tape of 150mm wide, 250 micron thickness with aluminium
stripe to detect the pipe through metal detector.

16.3.2 Polyethylene Pipes ( Material ):

16.3.2.1 The polymer used for the manufacturing or the products must be approved by worldwide known
quality body certifier such as WRC, DVGW, in contact with potable water at +50 C.

16.3.2.2 The pipes and fittings used for conveying potable water or likely to come into contact with potable
water shall not constitute a toxic hazard, shall not support microbial growth and shall not give rise to
unpleasant taste, or odour, cloudiness or discoloration of water.

16.3.2.3 Polyethylene shall be manufactured from virgin polyethylene resin of a single or bi-modal process of
manufacture. Master batching and/or re-grind material is not permitted.

16.3.2.4 Polyethylene pipes installed in the water meter service cabinet between stop cock and water meter
or in direct sunlight shall be black in colour, UV resistant, of solid wall construction to ISO 4427, all as
per discretion of the Engineer.

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16.3.2.5 Pipes must be UV resistant with maximum 2.5 % carbon content.

16.3.2.6 The polyethylene pipe shall meet the following specifications:

Specification Value

Minimum Density Measured According To ISO 1872 949 Kg / m3

Melt Flow Rate Measured According To ISO 1133 @ 2.16 Kg. Load = 0.18 g / 10min.
@ 5 Kg. Load = 0.18 / 10min.

Tensile Strength At Yield 18 MPa

Elongation At Break 600 %

Elongation 10 %

Thermal Conductivity 0.32 W / m K

Vicat Softening Point At 1 Kg. Load 122 C

Flexural Modulus ASTM 790 900 MPa

Tensile strength ASTM D638 30 MPa

HDT @ 0.46 MPa ASTM 648 90 C


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HDT @ 1.82 MPa ASTM 648 58 C

16.3.3 Length and Size:

16.3.3.1 PE pipes are normally supplied 12 Mtrs. in coils as per the table below:

MDPE Pipe Sizes (In mm) And Coils (In Mtrs.):

Min. Wall Max. Wall


Nom. Min. Max. Max. Coil Length
Thickness Thickness

20 20 20.30 2.30 2.80 500

25 25 25.30 2.30 2.80 400

32 32 32.30 3.00 3.50 300

40 40 40.30 3.70 4.30 300

50 50 50.30 4.60 5.30 300

63 63 63.40 5.80 6.70 200

16.3.3.2 The ovality of the pipe in coils as manufactured shall not exceed the value of 0.06 of the nominal
size of the pipe.

16.3.3.3 The ovality of the pipe in coils after relaxation and straight pipe shall not exceed the value of
1 + (0.008 Of The Nominal Size Of The Pipe).

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16.3.4 Fittings:

16.3.4.1 Fitting shall be compression type (Gunmetal) to suit MDPE Pipe and must be UV resistant.

16.3.4.2 Pressure rating : SDR = 11, Bar = 12.5 bar

16.3.4.3 Inlet connection to be suitable for MDPE pipe, outlet connection to be threaded BSP female.

16.3.4.4 Fittings for polyethylene shall be approved to ISO 9080 (Plastic Piping And Ducting
Systems - Determination Of The Long Term Hydrostatic Strength Of Thermoplastic Materials In
Pipe Form By Extrapolation) or equivalent.

Flanged Fittings:

Flange adaptor to join MDPE pipe to flanged equipments ( 63 mm OD MDPE Pipe To 2 Dia.
Flange To BS 4504 / ISO 7005, BS EN 1092 - 2 With PN 16 Rating ), Material l: black coated
Steel or SG Iron to BS EN 1563 : 1997 Grade EN - GJS - 450 - 10, Gasket : EPDM Compound
Grade E .

16.3.4.5 Fitting bodies and nuts shall be made from polypropylene using at least 90 % virgin raw
material so to comply with the following performance:

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Properties Test Method Value

Flexural Modulus ASTM D790 900 MPa

Tensile Strength ASTM D638 30 MPa

Elongation ASTM D638 10 %

HDT @ 0.46 MPa ASTM D648 90 C

HDT @ 0.46 MPa ASTM D648 58 C

Density ASTM D792 0.9 g / cc

Chemical Resistance - Excellent

Water Absorption - None

16.3.4.6 Fittings for PE connection shall be supplied complete with pre - assembled and captivated grip
ring and O ring.

16.3.4.7 Fitting color shall be black so as to minimize potential light transmission and / or UV degradation.

16.3.4.8 Fittings shall comprise an internal positive stop to ensure perfect installation.

16.3.4.9 The compression fittings must conform with the following relevant internationally standards
performance requirements:

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Test Criteria Standard

Dimensions Of The Threads ISO 7 / 1, BS 21

Pressure Testing - Tightness Of The Joints ISO 3458

Internal Pressure Resistance Of The Joints When Subjected To Bending ISO 3503
Stress

Resistance To Pull - Out Of Test Assemblies @ 20C ISO 3501

Internal Under - Pressure Test ISO 3459

Long Term Pressure Test ISO / DIS 14236

Stop valve shall be made of gunmetal suitable in connecting MDPE pipes. For underground
installation, stop valve shall be made of gunmetal BS 5433 crutch head with gunmetal ended
compression couplings to fit MDPE pipe both sides for all size range from 20 mm up to 63 mm.

For aboveground installation inside / outside service cabinet before water meter, stop valve shall
be of brass tamper proof lockable type as per discretion of the concerned engineer. Suitable
size of gunmetal or polypropylene ( PPR ) compression couplings at both sides shall be used in
connecting MDPE pipe of all size range from 20 mm up to 63 mm.
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16.3.4.10 Ferrule and saddles shall be suitable to suit MDPE and shall be manufactured of gunmetal for
underground installation application.

16.3.5 Saddle Straps:

16.3.5.1 Saddle straps for service connections shall be flat boss type suitable for tapping up to 2
diameter ferrule. The strap shall be suitable for making service connections under pressure or
dry using approved tapping machine into DI, AC Steel or PVC pipes. The saddle shall be of two
parts fitted with EPDM sealing gasket in a groove on the underside of the flat boss.

16.3.5.2 The flat boss shall be cast with a hole or marking through the boss to facilitate the drilling and
tapping process. The straps shall be supplied undrilled.

16.3.5.3 The saddle strap shall be of gunmetal to BS 1400 - LG2 with stainless steel nuts, bolts and
washer to ISO 3506 and shall be suitable for a working pressure of up to 16 Bar.

16.3.5.4 The name of manufacturer, patent number, pipe diameter to which the strap is suitable, and pipe
material shall be engraved on the saddle strap.

16.3.5.5 The saddle strap shall be accompanied by manufacturers certificate stating date of manufacture
and material specification.

16.3.6 Ferrule:

FERRULE SHALL BE OF GUNMETAL BS1400 LG2 BODY WITH GUNMETAL COMPRESSION


COUPLING OUTLET SUITABLE TO FIT DIRECTLY WITH MDPE SERVICE PIPE OF ALL
SIZE FROM 20MM TO 63MM, FOR UNDERGROUND APPLICATION. GUNMETAL WITH PE
COMPRESSION COUPLING OUTLET IS UNACCEPTABLE

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FERRULES SHALL BE THE SCREW DOWN VALVE TYPE ALLOWING FOR THE SHUT OFF
OF THE FLOW BY MEANS OF SQUARE HEAD SPINDLE EXTENDING FROM THE TOP
CAP FOR OPENING AND CLOSING. THE VALVE SHALL CLOSE CLOCKWISE.

16.3.6.1 The ferrule outlet shall be compression type to fit polyethylene service connection pipes.

16.3.6.2 The ferrule stern, banjo, spindle, inner plug and top cap shall be of gunmetal to BS 1400 -
LG2. The washers shall be of EPDM and shall provide the sealing between the outer body and
the ferrule stem. A polyethylene top plug shall prohibit the ingression of dirt.

16.3.6.3 The ferrule shall be designed as a main stem with a 360 swivel outlet at 90 with control of water
flow via the threaded inner plug. The inlet shall be male taper thread to BS 21.

16.3.6.4 The ferrule shall be suitable for drinking water at a temperature of up to 50 C and capable to
sustain a working pressure of up to 16 Bar without leakage.

16.3.6.5 The ferrule shall permit the installation of service connection using under pressure tapping
through flat boss saddle straps.

16.3.7 Joints:

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16.3.7.1 Pipe jointing shall be compression type or tighten type using a dynamic sealing method and
positive grip.

16.3.8 Marking:

16.3.8.1 Pipes shall be marked as follows:

1. Manufacturers name.

2. Standard.

3. Nominal size of pipe in mm [ nominal outside diameter x nominal wall thickness ]

4. SDR.

5. Pressure rating in bar.

6. Month and year of manufacture.

7. Pipes shall have blue stripe to distinguish potable water.

8. Body of the fittings should have manufacturers name / logo.

16.3.9 Packing:

16.3.9.1 All compression fittings must be individually packed in transparent protective bags indicating its
type and size.

16.3.9.2 All compression fittings must be packed in cartoon boxes.

16.3.9.3 If only one type of product is packed all cartoon boxes shall have a label showing the manufacturer
identification, the description of the product, the drawing of the product, the relevant size and
the quantity.

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16.3.10 Handling And Storage:

16.3.10.1 Pipes and fittings shall be handled and stored carefully as per manufacturers recommendation.

16.3.10.2 From manufacturer to laying stage, pipes and fittings shall be stored and transported in
covered area to avoid direct sunlight.

16.3.10.3 All damaged pipe and fitting due to mishandling shall be rejected.

16.3.10.4 The height of stack of pipes shall be as per manufacturers recommendation.

16.4 WORLD WIDE KNOWN QUALITY BODIES CERTIFIERS:


WRc Evaluation And Testing Center, DVGW The German Technical And Kiwa Water Research
WRAS Water Regulations Advisory Scheme . Scientific Association For Gas And Water . Groningenhaven 7
Fern Close, Pen-y-Fan Industrial Estate Josef- Wirmer - Strae 1-3, 3433 PE Nieuwegein
Oakdale, Gwent NP11 3EH, U.K. D - 53123 Bonn, Germany PO Box 1072 3430 BB
Tel.: 44 - 01495 248454 Tel.: 49 - 228 - 9188 - 5 Nieuwegein, Holland
Fax: 44 - 01495 249234 Fax: 49 - 228 - 9188 - 990 Tel: +31 30 606 95 11
www.wras.co.uk http://www.dvgw.de Fax: +31 30 606 11 65
info@wras.co.uk info@dvgw.de alg@kiwa.nl

WRc - NSF
W AT E R I N S TA L L AT I O N S C O D E

Henley Road, Medmenham, Marlow NSF National Standard Foundation . SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd
Bucks SL7 2HD, U.K. P.O. Box 130140 1, Persiaran Dato Menteri ,Seksyen 2 ,
Tel.: 44 - 01495 636500 789 N. Dixboro Road Peti Sural 7035 40911 Shah Alam
Fax: 44 - 01495 636501 Ann Arbor, MI 48113-0140, USA Seiangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
www.wrcnsf.com Tel.: (+1) 734 - 769 8010 Tel: 60 - 3 - 5544 6400
wrcnsf@wrcplc.co.uk Fax: (+) 734 769 - 0108 Fax: 60 - 3 - 5510 9439
www.nsf.org www.sirim-qas.com.my
info@nsf.org
LaboratoRI SpA
Via Vitorchiano, 165 / 167 Australian Water Quality Center
00189 Roma, Italy Aquacheck Ltd Hodgson Road, Bolivar, South Australia
Tel.: 0039 06 57992600 Europa Business Park, Barcroft Street BURY, Postal Address: Private Mail Bag 3,
Fax: 0039 06 57992629 Greater Manchester Salisbury SA 5108
www.laboratorispa.it BL9 5BT, U.K. Tel.: (08) 8259 0211
soultion@laboratorispa.it Tel.: +44 (0)161 7638777 Fax: (08) 8259 0228
Fax: +44 (0)161 7638788 awqc@sawater.sa.gov.au
www.aquacheck.co.uk www.awqc.com.au
aquacheck@aquacheck.net

Note: Manufacturer shall get from one of these Quality Bodies (Laboratories), certificate for
their product for the suitability in contact with potable water at 50 C as per the requirement
of BS 6920 or equivalent. All submitted certificates shall either be original or notarized
copy and if the certificate does not state such information, the full test report (form the
certifier) for the raw material or material product including the product name, test conditions
and methods, extract temperature for the sample, and the final results is required either
original or notarized copy by a third party.

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