EN 1401-1:2019

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 1401-1:2019

Publication date:   Oct 16, 2019

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Apr 12, 2023


CEN/TC 155 Plastics piping systems and ducting systems

European Norm

23.040.01   Pipeline components and pipelines in general



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This document specifies the requirements for solid wall pipes with smooth internal and external surfaces, extruded from the same formulation throughout the wall, fittings and the system of unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC U) piping systems in the field of non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage:
- buried in ground outside the building structure (application area code "U"), and
- both buried in ground, within the building structure and outside the building (application area code "UD").
NOTE 1 The intended use is reflected in the marking of products by "U" or "UD".
It also specifies the test parameters for the test methods referred to in this document.
NOTE 2 Multilayer pipes with different formulations throughout the wall and foamed core pipes are covered by EN 13476-2 [1].
This document covers a range of nominal sizes, a range of pipes and fittings series and a range of stiffness classes and gives recommendations concerning colours.
NOTE 3 It is the responsibility of the purchaser or specifier to make the appropriate selection from these aspects, taking into account their particular requirements and any relevant national regulations and installation practices or codes.
It is applicable to PVC U pipes and fittings, their joints and to joints with components of other plastics and non-plastics materials intended to be used for buried piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage.
NOTE 4 Pipes, fittings and other components conforming to any of the plastics product standards listed in Annex C can be used with pipes and fittings conforming to this document, provided they conform to the requirements for joint dimensions given in Clause 7 and to the requirements of Table 16.

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