1.1. This specification covers reinforced arch-shaped concrete pipe to be used for the conveyance ofsewage, industrial wastes, storm water, and for the construction of culverts.
1.2. This specification is applicable for orders in either SI units (M 206M) or in inch-pound units(M 206). SI units and inch-pound units are not necessarily equivalent. Inch-pound units are shownin brackets in the text for clarity, but they are the applicable values when the material is ordered toM 206.
Note 1–This specification is a manufacturing and purchase specification only, and doesnot include requirements for bedding, backfill, or the relationship between field load conditionand the strength classification of pipe. However, experience has shown that the successfulperformance of this product depends upon the proper selection of the class of pipe, type ofbedding and backfill, and care that the installation conforms to the construction specifications.The owner of the reinforced concrete pipe specified herein is cautioned that he must correlate thefield requirements with the class of pipe specified and provide inspection at the construction site.
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