Type test: Carried out initially on new joint design or if any changes occur due to wear or new design, but in any case at least once per year.
All of the above tests are carried out with pipe filled water and pressurised, the pipe or joint should withstand this test with no sign of leaks.
|Bending Moment Resistance Test
For pipes up to and including DN 300 which are longer than 1.25m
See crushing table for applied loads per metre, pipe to sustain its applied work load for 1 minute without developing a crack width greater than 0.25mm.