1.1. This specification covers reinforced concrete pipe intended to be used for the conveyance ofsewage, industrial wastes, and storm water, and for the construction of culverts.
1.2. A complete metric companion to M 170 has been developed–M 170M; therefore, no metricequivalents are presented in this specification.
Note 1–This specification is a manufacturing and purchase specification only, and does notinclude requirements for bedding, backfill, or the relationship between field load condition and thestrength classification of pipe. However, experience has shown that the successful performance ofthis product depends upon the proper selection of the class of pipe, type of bedding and backfill,and care that installation conforms to the construction specifications. The owner of the reinforcedconcrete pipe specified herein is cautioned that he must correlate the field requirements with theclass of pipe specified and provide inspection at the construction site.
Note 2–Attention is called to the specification for reinforced concrete D-load culvert, stormdrain, and sewer pipe (M 242M/M 242).
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