PVC pipe standards

Updated: 24 March 2018

Main product standards for PVC piping systems

Organisationno.ApplicationType of materialTitle
EN1329Soil & wastePVC solid wallPlastics piping systems for soil and waste discharge (low and high temperature) within the building structure - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U) - Part 1: Specifications for pipes, fittings and the system
EN1401Drainage & seweragePVC solid wallPlastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U) - Part 1: Specifications for pipes, fittings and the system
EN1453Soil & wastePVC structured wallPlastics piping systems with structured-wall pipes for soil and waste discharge (low and high temperature) inside buildings - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U) - Part 1: Specifications for pipes, fittings and the system
EN1565Discharge inside buildingsPVC-SANPlastics piping systems for soil and waste discharge (low and high temperature) within the building structure - Styrene copolymer blends (SAN+PVC) - Part 1: Specifications for pipes, fittings and the system
EN12200RainwaterPVC solid wallPlastics rainwater piping systems for above ground external use - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC U) - Part 1: Specifications for pipes, fittings and the system
EN13476Drainage & seweragePVC structured wallPlastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Structured-wall piping systems of unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U), polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE)

  • Part 1: General requirements and performance characteristics
  • Part 2: Specifications for pipes and fittings with smooth internal and external surface and the system, Type A
  • Part 3: Specifications for pipes and fittings with smooth internal and profiled external surface and the system, Type B
EN13598Drainage & sewerageInspection chambersPlastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U), polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE)

  • Part 1: Specifications for ancillary fittings including shallow inspection chambers
  • Part 2: Specifications for manholes and inspection chambers
CEN/TS14541Pipes and fittingsNon-virgin materialsPlastics pipes and fittings - Characteristics for utilisation of non-virgin PVC-U, PP and PE material
EN15012Discharge inside buildingsRef. CPRPlastics piping systems - Soil and waste discharge systems within the building structure - Performance characteristics for pipes, fittings and their joints
EN15014Pressure pipesRef. CPRPlastics piping systems - Buried and above ground systems for water and other fluids under pressure - Performance characteristics for pipes, fittings and their joints
EN15015Hot & cold waterRef. CPRPlastics piping systems - Systems for hot and cold water not intended for human consumption - Performance characteristics for pipes, fittings and their joints
prEN17176Pressure pipesPVC-OPlastic piping systems for water supply and for buried and above ground drainage, sewerage and irrigation under pressure - Oriented unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-O)

  • Part 1: General
  • Part 2: Pipes
  • Part 3: Fittings
  • Part 5: Fitness for purpose of the system
EN ISO1452Pressure waterPVC solid wallPlastics piping systems for water supply and for buried and above-ground drainage and sewerage under pressure - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U)
  • Part 1: General
  • Part 2: Pipes
  • Part 3: Fittings
  • Part 4: Valves
  • Part 5: Fitness for purpose of the system
EN ISO15493Pressure industrial usePVC solid wallPlastics piping systems for industrial applications - Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U) and chlorinated poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-C) - Specifications for components and the system; Metric series
EN ISO21003Hot & cold waterMultilayer pipesMultilayer piping systems for hot and cold water installations inside buildings

  • Part 1: General
  • Part 2: Pipes
  • Part 3: Fittings
  • Part 5: Fitness for purpose of the system
    ISO3633Discharge inside buildingsPVC pipes and fittingsPlastics piping systems for soil and waste discharge (low and high temperature) inside buildings - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U)
    ISO4435Drainage and seweragePVC pipes and fittingsPlastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U)
    ISO6993Low pressure gasPVC-HIBuried, high-impact poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-HI) piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels

    • Part 1: Pipes for a maximum operating pressure of 1 bar (100 kPa)
    • Part 2: Fittings for a maximum operating pressure of 200 mbar (20 kPa)
    • Part 3: Fittings and saddles for a maximum operating pressure of 1 bar (100 kPa)
    • Part 4: Code of practice for design, handling and installation
    ISO13272Drainage and sewerageManholesPlastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U), polypropylene (PP), polypropylene with mineral modifiers (PP-MD) and polyethylene (PE) - Specifications for manholes and inspection chambers in traffic areas and underground installations
    ISO16422Pressure waterPVC-OPipes and joints made of oriented unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-O) for the conveyance of water under pressure - Specifications
    ISO19220Discharge inside buildingsPVC-SAN pipes and fittingsPlastics piping systems for soil and waste discharge (low and high temperature) inside buildings - Styrene copolymer blends (SAN + PVC)
    ISO21004Pressure waterPVC multilayerPlastics piping systems - Multilayer pipes and their joints, based on thermoplastics, for water supply
    ISO/DIS19469DrainageCorrugated pipesPlastic piping systems for non pressure underground drainage - Single wall corrugated piping systems of polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U)

    • Part 1: General requirements and performance characteristics
    • Part 3: Pipes and fittings
    ISO21138Drainage and sewerageStructured wall pipesPlastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Structured-wall piping systems of unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U), polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE)

    • Part 1: Material specifications and performance criteria for pipes, fittings and system
    • Part 2: Pipes and fittings with smooth external surface, Type A
    • Part 3: Pipes and fittings with non-smooth external surface, Type B
    ASTM D2241Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pressure-Rated Pipe (SDR Series)
    ASTM D3034Standard Specification for Type PSM Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Sewer Pipe and Fittings
    ASTM F1336Standard Specification for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Gasketed Sewer Fittings
    ASTM F1483Standard Specification for Oriented Poly(Vinyl Chloride), PVCO, Pressure Pipe
    ASTM F1803Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride)(PVC) Closed Profile Gravity Pipe and Fittings Based on Controlled Inside Diameter
    ASTM F679Standard Specification for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Large-Diameter Plastic Gravity Sewer Pipe and Fittings
    ASTM F794Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Profile Gravity Sewer Pipe and Fittings Based on Controlled Inside Diameter
    ASTM F949Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Corrugated Sewer Pipe With a Smooth Interior and Fittings
    AWWA C900Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pressure Pipe and Fabricated Fittings, 4-Inch through 60-Inch (100mm through 1500mm), For Water Transmission and Distribution
    AWWA C907Injection-Molded Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pressure Fittings, 4 in. through 12 in. (100 mm through 300 mm), for Water, Wastewater, and Reclaimed Water Service
    AWWA C909Molecularly Oriented Polyvinyl Chloride (PVCO) Pressure Pipe, 4 In. through 24 In. (100 mm through 600 mm) for Water, Wastewater, and Reclaimed Water Service
    FM 1612Polyvinyl Chloride (Pvc) Pipe And Fitting For Underground Fire Protection Service
    NSF/ANSI 14Plastics Piping System Components and Related Materials
    UL 1285Standard for Pipe and Couplings, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), and Oriented Polyvinyl Chloride (PVCO) for Underground Fire Service
    UNI-B-15-10Recommended Standard Specification for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Fabricated Pressure Fittings
    CSA B137.2PVC Injection Molded Gasketed Fittings for Pressure Applications
    CSA B137.3Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipe for Pressure Applications
    CSA B182.2PSM Type Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Sewer Pipe and Fittings
    BS 7291Thermoplastics pipes and associated fittings for hot and cold water for domestic purposes and heating installations in buildings

    Main supporting standards for PVC piping systems

    Organisationno.ApplicationType of materialTitle
    prEN16903Buried pipes and fittingsProduct Category RulesPlastics piping systems - Environmental product declarations - Product Category Rules (PCR) complementary to EN 15804, for buried plastics piping systems
    prEN16904Pipes and fittings inside buildingsProduct Category RulesPlastics piping systems - Environmental product declarations - Product Category rules complementary to EN 15804, for plastic piping systems inside buildings
    CEN/TR12108InstallationHot and cold waterPlastics Piping Systems - Guidance for the installation inside buildings or pressure piping systems for hot and cold water intended for human consumption.
    EN ISO9080ExtrapolationLong term PressurePlastics piping and ducting systems - Determination of the long-term hydrostatic strength of thermoplastics materials in pipe form by extrapolation
    EN ISO12162ClassificationThermoplasticsThermoplastics materials for pipes and fittings for pressure applications - Classification, designation and design coefficient
    ISO161DimensionsPipesThermoplastics pipes for the conveyance of fluids - Nominal outside diameters and nominal pressures

    • Part 1: Metric series
    • Part 2: Inch-based series
    ISO265-1DimensionsPVC fittingsPipes and fittings of plastics materials -- Fittings for domestic and industrial waste pipes -- Basic dimensions: Metric series -- Part 1: Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U)
    ISO727DimensionsSocketsFittings of unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (PVC U), chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (PVC C) or acrylonitrile/butadiene/styrene (ABS) with plain sockets for pipes under pressure - Dimensions of sockets

    • Part 1: Metric series
    • Part 2: Inch-based series
    ISO4065DimensionsPipesThermoplastics pipes - Universal wall thickness table
    ISO4433-3Chemical resistancePVC pipesThermoplastics pipes - Resistance to liquid chemicals - Classification - Part 3: Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U), high-impact poly (vinyl chloride) (PVC-HI) and chlorinated poly (vinyl chloride) (PVC-C) pipes
    ISO10508ClassificationHot & cold waterPlastics piping systems for hot and cold water installations - Guidance for classification and design
    ISO11922DimensionsPipesThermoplastics pipes for the conveyance of fluids - Dimensions and tolerances

    • Part 1: Metric series
    • Part 2: Inch-based series
    ISO/TR4191InstallationPVC and PVC-O pressurePlastics piping systems for water supply - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride)(PVC-U) and oriented PVC-U (PVC-O) - Guidance for installation
    ISO/TR10358Chemical resistanceThermoplasticsPlastics pipes and fittings - Combined chemical-resistance classification table
    ASTM D2321Standard Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pipe for Sewers and Other Gravity-Flow Applications
    ASTM D2774Standard Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pressure Piping
    AWWA C605AWWA Standard for Underground Installation of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pressure Pipe and Fittings for Water

    Main test standards for PVC piping systems

    Organisationno.ApplicationType of materialTitle
    EN12293TestingTemperature cyclingPlastics piping systems - Thermoplastics pipes and fittings for hot and cold water - Test method for the resistance of mounted assemblies to temperature cycling
    EN12294TestingLeak tightnessPlastics piping systems - Systems for hot and cold water - Test method for leaktightness under vacuum
    EN12295TestingPressure cyclingPlastics piping systems - Thermoplastics pipes and associated fittings for hot and cold water - Test method for resistance of joints to pressure cycling
    EN ISO1167TestingPressure resistanceThermoplastics pipes, fittings and assemblies for the conveyance of fluids - Determination of the resistance to internal pressure

    • Part 1: General method
    • Part 2: Preparation of pipe test pieces
    • Part 3: Preparation of components
    • Part 4: Preparation of assemblies
    EN ISO9969TestingRing stiffnessThermoplastics pipes - Determination of ring stiffness
    EN ISO13968TestingRing flexibilityPlastics piping and ducting systems - Thermoplastics pipes - Determination of ring flexibility
    EN ISO13229TestingViscosity and K valueThermoplastics piping systems for non-pressure applications - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U) pipes and fittings - Determination of the viscosity number and K-value
    EN ISO13257TestingElevated temperature cyclingThermoplastics piping systems for non-pressure applications - Test method for resistance to elevated temperature cycling
    EN ISO13260TestingTemperature cycling and loadingThermoplastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Test method for resistance to combined temperature cycling and external loading
    EN ISO13262TestingTensile strength of seamThermoplastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Thermoplastics spirally-formed structured-wall pipes - Determination of the tensile strength of a seam
    EN ISO13263TestingImpact strengthThermoplastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Thermoplastics fittings - Test method for impact strength
    EN ISO13477TestingRCPThermoplastics pipes for the conveyance of fluids - Determination of resistance to rapid crack propagation (RCP) - Small-scale steady-state test (S4 test)
    EN ISO13478TestingRCPThermoplastics pipes for the conveyance of fluids - Determination of resistance to rapid crack propagation (RCP) - Full-scale test (FST).
    ISO13266TestingResistance to loadingThermoplastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Thermoplastics shafts or risers for inspection chambers and manholes - Determination of resistance against surface and traffic loading
    ISO13267TestingBuckling resistanceThermoplastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Thermoplastics inspection chamber and manhole bases - Test methods for buckling resistance
    ISO13268TestingRing stiffnessThermoplastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Thermoplastics shafts or risers for inspection chambers and manholes - Determination of ring stiffness
    ISO13966TestingRing stiffnessThermoplastics pipes and fittings - Nominal ring stiffness
    ISO18373TestingGelationRigid PVC pipes - Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) method

    • Part 1: Measurement of the processing temperature
    • Part 2: Measurement of the enthalpy of fusion of crystallites
    NSF/ANSI 61Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects