905 PIPE

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905.01 CERTIFICATION.
Furnish certification for pipe as specified in TC-1.03.
MATERIAL SPECIFICATION REMARKS
Nonreinforced Concrete Pipe M 86, Class 3
Reinforced Concrete Pipe (RCP) M 170, Class 4 and 5 60 in. and smaller diameter, Load bearing option. Larger than 60 in. diameter, Material option.
Reinforced Concrete Elliptical Pipe (HERCP) M 207, Class 4,

Horizontal installation only

60 in. and smaller equivalent diameter, Load bearing option. Larger than 60 in. equivalent diameter, Material option.
Concrete End Sections M 170 Class 3 pipe reinforcement required
Reinforced Concrete Arch CulvertAny structure not classified as a bridge which provides an opening under any roadway. M 206
Concrete Drain Tile M 178
Non-Asbestos Fiber-Cement Storm Drain Pipe C 1450
Reinforced Concrete Low-Head Pressure Pipe C 361
Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe (CPP) M 294
Corrugated Polyethylene Drainage Pipe M 252 Perforated underdrain and underdrain outlet pipe.
Corrugated Polypropylene Drainage Pipe MP 21
Polyvinyl Chloride Profile Wall Pipe (PPWP) M 304
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pipe M 278 Underdrain outlet pipe
M 278 (a) Perforated underdrain
Joints for Concrete Pipe and Manholes Using Rubber Gaskets C 443
Joints for Concrete Pipe, Manholes and Precast Box Sections Using Preformed Flexible Joint Sealants C 990 Not for use with circular pipe
Joints for Drain and Sewer Plastic Pipes Using Flexible Elastomeric Seals D 3212
Corrugated Steel Pipe (CSP), Pipe Arches and Underdrain M 36 (b), (c) End finish shall be annular corrugations
Corrugated Aluminum Alloy Pipe M 196 (b) End finish shall be annular corrugations
Structural Plate for Pipe, Pipe Arches and Arches (SPPA) M 167
Copper Pipe Fed Spec WW – T–799, Type K
Polyethylene (PE) Precoated Corrugated Steel Pipe M 245 and M 246 Minimum thickness 10 mil on each of the surfaces.
(a) Perforations shall conform to the requirements of F 758.
(b) Bands with dimples are prohibited.
(c) All Corrugated Steel Pipe shall be aluminum-coated Type 2 conforming to M 274 unless otherwise specified.
905.02 CERTIFIED REINFORCED CONCRETE PIPE PLANTS.
Reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) will be accepted on certification based on TC-1.03 and the requirements outlined below. This includes the sampling, testing, documentation, and certification of the product by the manufacturer in combination with an AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. monitoring program.
Annual Inspections. Plants producing material for the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02., or an AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. inspected contract, for the first time or after a break in production longer than one calendar year will be subject to a comprehensive inspection of its production, testing, storage facilities, materials used and applicable documentation prior to production. Each plant will be subject to another comprehensive inspection at the beginning of each calendar year thereafter. The AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. will determine whether plant equipment and personnel conform to all applicable specifications and that suitable testing facilities are available. Submit a Quality Control Plan (QCP) for review and approval prior to inspection. The producer is responsible for ensuring timely delivery of the QCP. The QCP shall include the following:
(a) The manner in which the materials will be handled including.
(1) Locations of stockpiles.
(2) Methods of weighing and batching material into mixers.
(3) Sources of materials and certifications that those materials meet these Specifications.
(4) Methods to be used to heat or cool materials during periods of extreme temperature.
(b) The following Quality Control (QC) procedures.
(1) The names, qualifications, responsibilities and a unique identification number for each of the QC personnel and the designation of a QC manager.
(2) Sampling and testing methods and frequencies.
(3) Method used for inspecting reinforcement cages prior to and during production.
(4) Method of curing.
(5) Method of maintaining accurate QC records.
(6) Samples of forms approved by the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02..
(7) Patching procedure.
(8) Method of preparation of units for shipping.
(9) Method of identification of each unit as tested and approved.
CertificationA document which verifies that the material and work complies with the applicable specifications and includes the actual test results to confirm the statement. The contents of the certification shall be on the Contractor's/vendor's/manufacturer's letterhead or approved document and shall be duly signed by a company officer. Certifications for metal products, when required, shall include a statement that the material was melted and manufactured in the United States except as provided in Section 165 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, as amended by Section 1041(a) and 1048(a) of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 with regard to the furnishing and coating of iron and steel products. A nationwide waiver for this provision has been granted for pig iron and processed, pelletized, and reduced iron ore. by a Professional EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. registered in the State of Maryland attesting the plant’s facilities conform to all applicable specifications will be accepted in lieu of AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. inspection. However, final determination of conformance will be as determined.
905.02.01 Responsibilities of the Concrete Pipe Producer. Perform Quality Control operations at the plant to ensure that the material conforms to specifications. The QC process will be subject to unannounced periodic Quality Assurance (QA) verification and the plant’s QC personnel shall fully participate in the verification process. Submit any change in personnel, production, testing facility and policy as a supplement to the QCP in writing within 10 days.
905.02.02 Lot Size. A pipe lot is defined as a maximum 14-day production run of concrete pipe of like size, material, strength designation, and manufacturing process. The 14 days need not be consecutive, as long as they occur within a period of 30 consecutive days and the manufacturing process is not altered in any way between production days. Lot size may include up to 1000 pieces for 12 to 36 in. pipe and 18 to 36 in. equivalent elliptical diameter pipe, or 500 pieces for 42 in. and larger pipe and 42 in. and larger equivalent elliptical diameter pipe.
905.02.03 Acceptance Testing. Perform a three-edge bearing test to produce a 0.01 in. crack for each lot in conformance with M 170, section 5.1.1 except as modified for pipe diameter per Table 905. Pipe that have been tested only to the formation of a 0.01 in. crack and that meet the 0.01 in. or lesser load requirement will be considered acceptable for use.
905.02.03 Quality Control Testing. Perform one three-edge bearing test to ultimate load at least once very twelve months in conformance with M 170, Section 5.1.1 for each size and class of pipe shipped to AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. inspected contracts. Also, perform an absorption test on each size and class of pipe manufactured and shipped to AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. projects at least once every twelve months. Specify in the QCP the method selected to test the lots for ultimate load and absorption.
905.02.04 Test Facilities. The producer’s facilities, equipment, and quality control personnel shall be capable of conducting the tests specified in T 280 and will be approved as part of the Annual Inspection. Identify all QC personnel in accordance with 905.02 (b) (1) with a unique number used for testing and stamping or stenciling pipe for shipping. Record that number in the QCP and include the individual’s printed name and signature. Maintain yearly calibration certificates on all equipment used for testing. The producer may elect to use the services of an independent commercial testing laboratory as approved in lieu of conducting their own tests.
905.02.05 Shipment. Pipe may be shipped to AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. projects only after the required testing for all pipe in the lot have been completed with acceptable results and all pipe to be shipped is at least the age of the test specimens at testing. Visual inspection of the pipe and the accompanying documentation will be made when pipe is received on the project to verify compliance with certification requirements.
Prior to shipping, mark the following information on the inside of each pipe.
(a) Plant name.
(b) Plant location.
(c) Size of pipe.
(d) Class of pipe.
(e) Date of manufacture.
(f) Quality control stamp.
(g) Quality control personnel number.
905.02.06 CertificationA document which verifies that the material and work complies with the applicable specifications and includes the actual test results to confirm the statement. The contents of the certification shall be on the Contractor's/vendor's/manufacturer's letterhead or approved document and shall be duly signed by a company officer. Certifications for metal products, when required, shall include a statement that the material was melted and manufactured in the United States except as provided in Section 165 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, as amended by Section 1041(a) and 1048(a) of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 with regard to the furnishing and coating of iron and steel products. A nationwide waiver for this provision has been granted for pig iron and processed, pelletized, and reduced iron ore.. Manufacturer’s certification shall accompany each shipment of pipe. Deliver a copy of the certification to the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him., the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.’s laboratory, the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement., and maintain a copy at the plant. CertificationA document which verifies that the material and work complies with the applicable specifications and includes the actual test results to confirm the statement. The contents of the certification shall be on the Contractor's/vendor's/manufacturer's letterhead or approved document and shall be duly signed by a company officer. Certifications for metal products, when required, shall include a statement that the material was melted and manufactured in the United States except as provided in Section 165 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, as amended by Section 1041(a) and 1048(a) of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 with regard to the furnishing and coating of iron and steel products. A nationwide waiver for this provision has been granted for pig iron and processed, pelletized, and reduced iron ore. shall include the following:
(a) The plant name, address, and location.
(b) Size and class of the pipe.
(c) Date of manufacture and shipment.
(d) Number of pieces.
(e) AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. Contract number.
(f) Statement of SpecificationA written description of functional characteristics, or the nature of a construction item to be procured. It may include a compliance.
(g) Signature and number of the quality control personnel that inspected the shipment.
905.02.07 Records. Maintain all testing and inspection documents at the production plant for at least three years from the manufacture date and make available upon request. Collect and maintain conformance certificates and mill test reports for aggregates, cement, fly ash, joint material, reinforcing steel, and other materials intended for use in products used on AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. projects.
905.02.08 QC Forms. Maintain an AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. approved quality control form for all pipe produced for use on AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. projects. Include the following on the forms for each lot:
GENERAL INFORMATION PIPE DIMENSIONS REINFORCEMENT TESTS
Plant Name

Lot Identification

Production Dates

Pipe Class

Units Per Lot

Technician Signature

Material Sources

Cement

Fine Aggregate

Reinforcement

Diameter

Length

Wall Thickness

Joint Style

Size Spacing Area: SpecificationA written description of functional characteristics, or the nature of a construction item to be procured. It may include a and Test Results

Adequacy and Quality of Welds and Splices

Visual Inspection

Absorption: SpecificationA written description of functional characteristics, or the nature of a construction item to be procured. It may include a and Test Results: Once per year

THREE EDGE BEARING
0.01 in. Crack Strength: SpecificationA written description of functional characteristics, or the nature of a construction item to be procured. It may include a and Test Results
Ultimate Strength: SpecificationA written description of functional characteristics, or the nature of a construction item to be procured. It may include a and Test Results: Once per year
905.02.09 Responsibilities of the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.. The AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. will notify each plant when to present its QCP. Thirty days will be provided to make arrangements for delivery after the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. is notified of the plan’s completion. Verification of certification by Quality Assurance Audit will be performed a minimum of once per year, as determined.
The AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. reserves the right to discontinue acceptance of RCP if the verification process indicates that materials, test procedures, or finished pipe do not conform to the specifications, Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof or QCP. Producers will be notified of any type of non-compliance revealed during Quality Assurance Audits and provided with a resolution procedure to resolve any deficiencies.
905.03 CERTIFIED CORRUGATED POLYETHYLENE PIPE PLANTS.
Polyethylene pipe conforming to the Specifications will be accepted on the manufacturer’s certification based on the requirements outlined below. This includes the sampling, testing documentation, and certification of the product by the manufacturer in combination with an AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. Monitoring Program.
905.03.01 Responsibilities of the Corrugated Polyethylene Pipe Producer. Submit a QCP for approval. The plan shall be site specific and include the following:
(a) A detail of how the producer proposes to control the equipment, materials, and production methods to ensure that products produced are in conformance with the Specifications.
(b) A list of the personnel responsible for production and quality control at the site, including information on how to contact each person.
(c) Identification of the physical location of the plant.
(d) The method of identification of each lot of material during manufacture, testing, storage, and shipment.
(e) The method of sampling and testing of raw materials and of the finished product, including lot sizes, type of material tests performed, and a description of equipment modifications or equipment developed in-house to perform the tests.
(f) A plan for dealing with quality control sample failures, which shall include how the producer plans to initiate an immediate investigation and what corrective action will be implemented to remedy the cause of the problem.
(g) A statement as to what determines lot size (i.e. a single days production, 15 000 linear feet, etc.) A lot is defined as a production run of pipe, all being of like size, material, and manufacturing process.
905.03.02 Test Facilities. The CertificationA document which verifies that the material and work complies with the applicable specifications and includes the actual test results to confirm the statement. The contents of the certification shall be on the Contractor's/vendor's/manufacturer's letterhead or approved document and shall be duly signed by a company officer. Certifications for metal products, when required, shall include a statement that the material was melted and manufactured in the United States except as provided in Section 165 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, as amended by Section 1041(a) and 1048(a) of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 with regard to the furnishing and coating of iron and steel products. A nationwide waiver for this provision has been granted for pig iron and processed, pelletized, and reduced iron ore. Program requires all tests to be conducted at laboratories that are accredited by AASHTOAmerican Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials or approved by the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.. Each source may establish and maintain its own laboratory for the performance of quality control testing or may request to utilize an approved independent laboratory. The producer shall make a written request and have written approval from the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. prior to having material tested off site. The equipment required for all approved laboratories shall be sufficient to perform the required test procedures as required by the applicable specification and standards.
905.03.03 CertificationA document which verifies that the material and work complies with the applicable specifications and includes the actual test results to confirm the statement. The contents of the certification shall be on the Contractor's/vendor's/manufacturer's letterhead or approved document and shall be duly signed by a company officer. Certifications for metal products, when required, shall include a statement that the material was melted and manufactured in the United States except as provided in Section 165 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, as amended by Section 1041(a) and 1048(a) of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 with regard to the furnishing and coating of iron and steel products. A nationwide waiver for this provision has been granted for pig iron and processed, pelletized, and reduced iron ore.. A manufacturer’s certification shall accompany each shipment of pipe. A copy of the certification shall be delivered to the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. and the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. for each shipment. One copy shall remain at the plant. The certification shall include the following:
(a) Plant name, address, and location.
(b) Lot or production identification.
(c) Date of manufacture and shipment.
(d) Number of units of each size pipe or total linear feet of each size pipe.
(e) AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. Contract number.
(f) Statement of SpecificationA written description of functional characteristics, or the nature of a construction item to be procured. It may include a compliance.
(g) Signature of the quality control manager, or authorized representative (name shall be designated in the QCP).
905.03.04 Records. All testing and inspection documents shall be maintained at the manufacturing facility for at least three years from the manufactured date, and shall be made available to the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. upon request.
905.03.05 Quality Control Forms. The manufacturer shall maintain an AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. approved quality control form for all pipe produced for AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. projects. Include the following:
GENERAL INFORMATION TESTS
Plant Identification

QC Technician’s Signature

Lot Identification

Production Dates

Tubing/Pipe Dimension

Perforation Dimensions

Workmanship

Identification Markings

Pipe Stiffness

Pipe Flattening

Elongation*

Environmental Stress Cracking

Brittleness

Low Temperature Flexibility*

*Type C or CP only.
905.03.06 Responsibilities of the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.. The AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. will randomly conduct at least one plant inspection per year with the cooperation and assistance of the producer to ensure conformance with specifications and quality control requirements. Visual inspection will be made by the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. when pipe is received on the project. The AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. will verify the manufacturer's certification test results by sampling in conformance with the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.’s Frequency Guide.