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AWWA Comment Period on ANSI/AWWA C150/A21.50-14, Standard for Thickness Design of Ductile-Iron Pipe

AWWA solicits public comments on all proposed new AWWA Standards, and on all proposed revisions, reaffirmations, or withdrawals of existing AWWA Standards. The referenced standards project is being considered for approval and the publication of this notice begins AWWA’s 30-day public comment period. An electronic public review copy of the proposed standard can be purchased for review during the comment period for $20 each. Comments must be submitted in writing to the AWWA contact listed below no later than the last day of the comment period specified herein. Such comments shall be specific to the section(s) of the standard under review and include sufficient detail so as to enable the reader to understand the commenter's position, concerns and suggested alternative language, if appropriate.

AWWA Comment Period is now closed.  Review copies are no longer available.

Send comments to:
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The review copy will be edited for publication and may also be revised as appropriate based on any comments received during the public comment period. Therefore, this copy is not suitable for continued utilization and is intended only for comment purposes.

Final publication of the standard may take several months. When it is available, a notice will be published in the official notice section of Journal – American Water Works Association. The standard becomes an effective AWWA standard on the first day of the month following such publication in Journal – American Water Works Association.

This standard describes the thickness design of ductile-iron pipe complying with the requirements of ANSI[1]/AWWA C151/A21.51, Ductile-Iron Pipe, Centrifugally Cast. Sec. 4.1 outlines the design procedure, and Sec. 4.2 gives a design example. Sec. 4.3 explains the basis of design. As opposed to using procedures in Sec. 4.1 or Sec. 4.3, the designer may reference Tables 12 through 14 directly.
Table 12 lists thicknesses for standard laying conditions and certain depths of cover. Table 13 lists thicknesses for 150 psi-350 psi (1,034 kPa-2,413 kPa)[2] water working pressure.
The greater thickness from Table 12 or Table 13 for given trench load or internal pressure should be used.
Table 14 lists working pressures and maximum depths of cover for standard laying conditions and standard pressure classes. Table 15 lists special thickness classes of ductile-iron pipe.

Major revisions made to the standard in this edition include the following:
1. There were no major changes made in this revision.