For corroded piping in low temperature systems replacement of buried carbon steel pipe with high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe is a cost-effective solution. The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section III, Division 1, Code Case N755-1 currently permits the use of HDPE in buried Safety Class 3 piping systems. This paper presents the results of tensile testing of PE 4710 cell classification 445574C pipe compliant with the requirements of Code Case N755-1. This information was developed to support and provide a strong technical basis for tensile properties of HDPE pipe. The data may also be useful for applications of HDPE pipe in commercial electric power generation facilities and chemical, process, and waste water plants via its possible use in the B31 series piping codes. The paper provides values for yield stress, yield strain, ultimate strain, and elastic modulus. The standard tensile tests were conducted consistent with the requirements of ASTM D638-10. Specimens were cut in the axial direction from cell composition PE 4710 cell classification 445574C HDPE piping spools. In addition, the results are compared to previous tensile testing conducted on the PE 3608 cell classification 345464C and PE 4710 cell classification 445474C HDPE materials.

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