prEN 12201-3

Plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drainage and sewerage under pressure - Polyethylene (PE) - Part 3: Fittings

General information

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CEN/TC 155 Plastics piping systems and ducting systems

European Norm

23.040.20   Plastics pipes | 23.040.45   Plastics fittings


This document specifies the characteristics of fittings made from polyethylene (PE) for buried and above ground applications, intended for the conveyance of water for human consumption, raw water prior to treatment, drainage and sewerage under pressure, vacuum sewer systems, and water for other purposes.
NOTE 1 For PE components intended for the conveyance of water for human consumption and raw water prior to treatment, attention is drawn to 6.6 of this document. Components manufactured for water for other purposes, drainage and sewerage are possibly not suitable for water supply for human consumption.
It also specifies the test parameters for the test methods referred to in this document.
In conjunction with Parts 1, 2, 4 and 5 of EN 12201, it is applicable to PE fittings, their joints and to joints with components of PE and other materials intended to be used under the following conditions:
a) allowable operating pressure, PFA, up to 25 bar );
b) an operating temperature of 20 °C as a reference temperature;
c) buried in the ground;
d) sea outfalls;
e) laid in water;
f) above ground, including pipes suspended below bridges.
NOTE 2 For applications operating at constant temperature greater than 20 °C and up to 40 °C, see prEN 12201 1:2021, Annex A.
The EN 12201 series covers a range of allowable operating pressures and gives requirements concerning colours.
NOTE 3 It is the responsibility of the purchaser or specifier to make the appropriate selections from these aspects, taking into account their particular requirements and any relevant national guidance or regulations and installation practices or codes.
These fittings can be of the following types:
a) fusion fittings;
1) electrofusion fittings;
2) spigot end fittings (for butt fusion using heated tools and electrofusion socket fusion);
3) socket fusion fittings (see Annex A);
b) mechanical fittings;
1) compression fittings;
2) flanged fittings;
c) fabricated fittings (see Annex B).

Life cycle


EN 12201-3:2011+A1:2012


prEN 12201-3
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