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. This specification is the metric counterpart of M 170.
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,controlled manufacture in the plant, and care that installation conforms to the constructionspecifications. The owner of the reinforced concrete pipe specified herein is cautioned that hemust correlate the field requirements with the class of pipe specified and provide inspection at theconstruction 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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