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Design and Installation of Nonreinforced Concrete Irrigation Pipe Systems

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

ASAE  ANSI/ASAE S261.7   February  1989

Keywords: Concrete, Definitions, Irrigation, Pipe

1 Purpose and scope

1.1 This Standard is intended as a guide to engineers in the design and installation of low or intermediate pressure nonreinforced concrete irrigation pipelines and for the preparation of detailed specifications for a particular installation. It is restricted to pipelines with vents or stands open to the atmosphere or closed pipelines operating at less than 6 m (20 ft) of head. It is not intended to serve as a complete set of design criteria and construction specifications.

1.2 The systems designed and/or installed under this Standard shall utilize pipe conforming to one or more of the following types of nonreinforced concrete irrigation pipe.

1.2.1 Pipelines with mortar joints. The pipe shall conform to the requirements of ASTM Standard C118, Specifications for Concrete Pipe for Irrigation or Drainage.

1.2.2 Pipelines with rubber gasket joints. The pipe and gaskets shall conform to ASTM Standard C505, Specifications for Nonreinforced Concrete Irrigation Pipe with Rubber Gasket Joints.

1.2.3 Cast-in-place pipelines. The pipe shall conform to American Concrete Institute Standard 346, Specifications for Cast-in-Place Nonreinforced Concrete Pipe.

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