Plastic Pipe Testing: Tests & Capabilities

TRI is an independent third party polymer testing laboratory providing laboratory testing and forensic investigation services to contractors, owners, engineering firms and government agencies. TRI evaluates polymer pipe, polymer pipe liner repair materials, and polymeric materials generally. TRI serves as a laboratory for the Plastic Pipe Institute (PPI) and AASHTO National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) testing regimens. TRI provides a full service comprehensive scope of laboratory tests on polymers, pipe, pipe liner repair materials, gaskets, and component resins. TRI is A2LA accredited per ISO 17025.

TRI also performs standard tests as required by ASTM International, AASHTO, ISO, PTI/ASBI, NEMA, ANSI, UL, CSA, API, and FM Approvals among others. In addition, TRI conducts hydrostatic testing as required by the Hydrostatic Stress Board (HSB) and NSF for listing of resins, additives, and components that meet the long term test requirements for pressure pipe applications. TRI performs testing for cured-in-placed (CIPP), slip lining, in-line replacement, deformed & reshaped, point source repair, and sewer manhole trenchless pipe repair materials.

Polymer Testing and Cell Classification
ASTM D3350/AASHTO M294 Cell Classification of PE Resins
ASTM D4101/AASHTO M330 Cell Classification of PP Resins
ASTM D1784, D1785/AASHTO M304 Cell Classification of PVC and CPVC Resins
Hydrostatic Testing
ASTM D1598, D1599 Hydrostatic Sustained and Quick Burst Pressure Testing for Pressure Pipe
PPI HSB TR-2, TR-3, ASTM D2837, ISO 9080 Hydrostatic Design Basis, 5 baths, 98 Stations, up to 36” Pipe
Pipe Repair Materials
ASTM F2599, F2817, F1741, F1697, F2207, etc Pipe Repair Materials
Solid Wall and Pressure Pipe
AWWA C900, C905, C907, ASTM D2241 PVC Pressure Pipe and Fittings
AWWA C901, C906, ASTM D3035, D2513, D2447, D3123, F2619, F714, etc. PE Pressure Pipe
AWWA C902 PB Pressure Pipe
API 15S, 15LE, 17J Reinforced and Unreinforced Plastic Pipe
CSA B 181 Thermoplastic Non-pressure Piping
FM 1613 Polyethylene Pipe for Underground Fire Protection
ASTM F512, F2160, NEMA TC2, 7, ANSI/UL 651, etc. Conduit
PTI/ASBI M50.3 Post-Tensioning Plastic Ducts
Corrugated Pipe
AASHTO M 252, M 335, M 294, MP 42, ASTM F667, F2987, F2306, F2986. etc Corrugated PolyethylenePipe
AASHTO M 304, ASTM F949. etc Corrugated PVC Pipe
AASHTO M 330, ASTM F2881, F2764, F3219, etc Corrugated PP Pipe
Test Methods
ASTM D638 Tensile Properties of Polymers
ASTM D790 Flexural Properties of Polymers
ASTM D256 IZOD Impact Resistance
ASTM D2412 Pipe Deflection, Stiffness, and Flattening
ASTM D2444 Pipe Impact Brittleness Resistance
ASTM F2136 NCLS Stress Crack Growth Resistance
ASTM F1473 PENT Stress Crack Growth Resistance
ASTM D1603 ESCR Stress Crack Growth Resistance
ASTM D2990 Conventional Creep of Plastics
ASTM D6992 Accelerated Creep Using Stepped Isothermal Method (SIM)
ASTM D4218 Carbon Black Percentage
ASTM D2122, D3567 Measurements; Dimensions
ASTM D3895, D5885 Oxidation Induction Time (OIT) and High Pressure OIT
ASTM D648 Heat Deflection Temperature
ASTM D6953 Chemical Stabilizers in Polyethylene
ASTM D2290 Apparent Hoop Tensile Strength
AASHTO T341 Stub Compression Test
ASTM D3212 Joint Integrity
ASTM F3183 Side Bend Evaluation of Polyethylene Pipe Butt Fusion Joint
ASTM F2620, X4 Bend Back Testing of Fused Joints
Polymer Specimen Processing
ASTM D4703 Compression Molding of Thermoplastics
ASTM D3641 Injection Molding of Thermoplastics

Plus many other polymers, tests and pipe specifications not listed above