PVC pipe standards

Updated: 24 March 2018

Main product standards for PVC piping systems

Organisation no. Application Type of material Title
EN 1329 Soil & waste PVC solid wall Plastics 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
EN 1401 Drainage & sewerage PVC solid wall Plastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U) - Part 1: Specifications for pipes, fittings and the system
EN 1453 Soil & waste PVC structured wall Plastics 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
EN 1565 Discharge inside buildings PVC-SAN Plastics 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
EN 12200 Rainwater PVC solid wall Plastics rainwater piping systems for above ground external use - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC U) - Part 1: Specifications for pipes, fittings and the system
EN 13476 Drainage & sewerage PVC structured wall Plastics 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
EN 13598 Drainage & sewerage Inspection chambers Plastics 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/TS 14541 Pipes and fittings Non-virgin materials Plastics pipes and fittings - Characteristics for utilisation of non-virgin PVC-U, PP and PE material
EN 15012 Discharge inside buildings Ref. CPR Plastics piping systems - Soil and waste discharge systems within the building structure - Performance characteristics for pipes, fittings and their joints
EN 15014 Pressure pipes Ref. CPR Plastics piping systems - Buried and above ground systems for water and other fluids under pressure - Performance characteristics for pipes, fittings and their joints
EN 15015 Hot & cold water Ref. CPR Plastics piping systems - Systems for hot and cold water not intended for human consumption - Performance characteristics for pipes, fittings and their joints
prEN 17176 Pressure pipes PVC-O Plastic 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 ISO 1452 Pressure water PVC solid wall Plastics 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 ISO 15493 Pressure industrial use PVC solid wall Plastics 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 ISO 21003 Hot & cold water Multilayer pipes Multilayer 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
ISO 3633 Discharge inside buildings PVC pipes and fittings Plastics piping systems for soil and waste discharge (low and high temperature) inside buildings - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U)
ISO 4435 Drainage and sewerage PVC pipes and fittings Plastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U)
ISO 6993 Low pressure gas PVC-HI Buried, 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
ISO 13272 Drainage and sewerage Manholes Plastics 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
ISO 16422 Pressure water PVC-O Pipes and joints made of oriented unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-O) for the conveyance of water under pressure - Specifications
ISO 19220 Discharge inside buildings PVC-SAN pipes and fittings Plastics piping systems for soil and waste discharge (low and high temperature) inside buildings - Styrene copolymer blends (SAN + PVC)
ISO 21004 Pressure water PVC multilayer Plastics piping systems - Multilayer pipes and their joints, based on thermoplastics, for water supply
ISO/DIS 19469 Drainage Corrugated pipes Plastic 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
ISO 21138 Drainage and sewerage Structured wall pipes Plastics 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 D2241 Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pressure-Rated Pipe (SDR Series)
ASTM D3034 Standard Specification for Type PSM Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Sewer Pipe and Fittings
ASTM F1336 Standard Specification for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Gasketed Sewer Fittings
ASTM F1483 Standard Specification for Oriented Poly(Vinyl Chloride), PVCO, Pressure Pipe
ASTM F1803 Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride)(PVC) Closed Profile Gravity Pipe and Fittings Based on Controlled Inside Diameter
ASTM F679 Standard Specification for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Large-Diameter Plastic Gravity Sewer Pipe and Fittings
ASTM F794 Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Profile Gravity Sewer Pipe and Fittings Based on Controlled Inside Diameter
ASTM F949 Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Corrugated Sewer Pipe With a Smooth Interior and Fittings
AWWA C900 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pressure Pipe and Fabricated Fittings, 4-Inch through 60-Inch (100mm through 1500mm), For Water Transmission and Distribution
AWWA C907 Injection-Molded Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pressure Fittings, 4 in. through 12 in. (100 mm through 300 mm), for Water, Wastewater, and Reclaimed Water Service
AWWA C909 Molecularly Oriented Polyvinyl Chloride (PVCO) Pressure Pipe, 4 In. through 24 In. (100 mm through 600 mm) for Water, Wastewater, and Reclaimed Water Service
FM 1612 Polyvinyl Chloride (Pvc) Pipe And Fitting For Underground Fire Protection Service
NSF/ANSI 14 Plastics Piping System Components and Related Materials
UL 1285 Standard for Pipe and Couplings, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), and Oriented Polyvinyl Chloride (PVCO) for Underground Fire Service
UNI-B-15-10 Recommended Standard Specification for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Fabricated Pressure Fittings
CSA B137.2 PVC Injection Molded Gasketed Fittings for Pressure Applications
CSA B137.3 Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipe for Pressure Applications
CSA B182.2 PSM Type Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Sewer Pipe and Fittings
BS 7291 Thermoplastics pipes and associated fittings for hot and cold water for domestic purposes and heating installations in buildings

Main supporting standards for PVC piping systems

Organisation no. Application Type of material Title
prEN 16903 Buried pipes and fittings Product Category Rules Plastics piping systems - Environmental product declarations - Product Category Rules (PCR) complementary to EN 15804, for buried plastics piping systems
prEN 16904 Pipes and fittings inside buildings Product Category Rules Plastics piping systems - Environmental product declarations - Product Category rules complementary to EN 15804, for plastic piping systems inside buildings
CEN/TR 12108 Installation Hot and cold water Plastics Piping Systems - Guidance for the installation inside buildings or pressure piping systems for hot and cold water intended for human consumption.
EN ISO 9080 Extrapolation Long term Pressure Plastics piping and ducting systems - Determination of the long-term hydrostatic strength of thermoplastics materials in pipe form by extrapolation
EN ISO 12162 Classification Thermoplastics Thermoplastics materials for pipes and fittings for pressure applications - Classification, designation and design coefficient
ISO 161 Dimensions Pipes Thermoplastics pipes for the conveyance of fluids - Nominal outside diameters and nominal pressures

  • Part 1: Metric series
  • Part 2: Inch-based series
ISO 265-1 Dimensions PVC fittings Pipes and fittings of plastics materials -- Fittings for domestic and industrial waste pipes -- Basic dimensions: Metric series -- Part 1: Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U)
ISO 727 Dimensions Sockets Fittings 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
ISO 4065 Dimensions Pipes Thermoplastics pipes - Universal wall thickness table
ISO 4433-3 Chemical resistance PVC pipes Thermoplastics 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
ISO 10508 Classification Hot & cold water Plastics piping systems for hot and cold water installations - Guidance for classification and design
ISO 11922 Dimensions Pipes Thermoplastics pipes for the conveyance of fluids - Dimensions and tolerances

  • Part 1: Metric series
  • Part 2: Inch-based series
ISO/TR 4191 Installation PVC and PVC-O pressure Plastics piping systems for water supply - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride)(PVC-U) and oriented PVC-U (PVC-O) - Guidance for installation
ISO/TR 10358 Chemical resistance Thermoplastics Plastics pipes and fittings - Combined chemical-resistance classification table
ASTM D2321 Standard Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pipe for Sewers and Other Gravity-Flow Applications
ASTM D2774 Standard Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pressure Piping
AWWA C605 AWWA Standard for Underground Installation of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pressure Pipe and Fittings for Water

Main test standards for PVC piping systems

Organisation no. Application Type of material Title
EN 12293 Testing Temperature cycling Plastics piping systems - Thermoplastics pipes and fittings for hot and cold water - Test method for the resistance of mounted assemblies to temperature cycling
EN 12294 Testing Leak tightness Plastics piping systems - Systems for hot and cold water - Test method for leaktightness under vacuum
EN 12295 Testing Pressure cycling Plastics piping systems - Thermoplastics pipes and associated fittings for hot and cold water - Test method for resistance of joints to pressure cycling
EN ISO 1167 Testing Pressure resistance Thermoplastics 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 ISO 9969 Testing Ring stiffness Thermoplastics pipes - Determination of ring stiffness
EN ISO 13968 Testing Ring flexibility Plastics piping and ducting systems - Thermoplastics pipes - Determination of ring flexibility
EN ISO 13229 Testing Viscosity and K value Thermoplastics piping systems for non-pressure applications - Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U) pipes and fittings - Determination of the viscosity number and K-value
EN ISO 13257 Testing Elevated temperature cycling Thermoplastics piping systems for non-pressure applications - Test method for resistance to elevated temperature cycling
EN ISO 13260 Testing Temperature cycling and loading Thermoplastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Test method for resistance to combined temperature cycling and external loading
EN ISO 13262 Testing Tensile strength of seam Thermoplastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Thermoplastics spirally-formed structured-wall pipes - Determination of the tensile strength of a seam
EN ISO 13263 Testing Impact strength Thermoplastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Thermoplastics fittings - Test method for impact strength
EN ISO 13477 Testing RCP Thermoplastics pipes for the conveyance of fluids - Determination of resistance to rapid crack propagation (RCP) - Small-scale steady-state test (S4 test)
EN ISO 13478 Testing RCP Thermoplastics pipes for the conveyance of fluids - Determination of resistance to rapid crack propagation (RCP) - Full-scale test (FST).
ISO 13266 Testing Resistance to loading Thermoplastics 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
ISO 13267 Testing Buckling resistance Thermoplastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Thermoplastics inspection chamber and manhole bases - Test methods for buckling resistance
ISO 13268 Testing Ring stiffness Thermoplastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage - Thermoplastics shafts or risers for inspection chambers and manholes - Determination of ring stiffness
ISO 13966 Testing Ring stiffness Thermoplastics pipes and fittings - Nominal ring stiffness
ISO 18373 Testing Gelation Rigid 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 61 Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects