ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

COMMUNICATIONS

  • 2022 PPI HSB TR Policy Course: This 2.5-day course reviews (in-depth) the different aspects of the PPI HSB Program: history, definitions and key methodologies (HDB, MRS, SDB, PDB) as well as policies specific to PPI TR2 and PPI TR3, navigating the PPI TR documents with key standards and learning how best to apply the policies efficiently. The maximum number of participants for each day is 24 attendees.
    • Dates are under consideration for mid to late January 2022. If you have interest in attending or have questions regarding course details/ format, please contact Sarah Patterson via [email protected]

PROPOSED policies

  • Acceptance of Data Policy (draft, formerly “Recognized Laboratories”): This policy (draft) details requirements for acceptance of sustained pressure test data generated in accordance with ASTM D1598 or ISO 1167. The policy (draft) pertains to PPI TR-4 and PPI TR-2 listings. The policy language (draft), overview slides and templates are posted under the "INDUSTRY REVIEW & COMMENT" section of this announcement page. It is best to view the overview slides before reading the policy (draft) language.
  • Polyamide Listing Policy (draft): This routing listing request policy is revised to address comments received on the previous versions. The revised draft is released for its first ballot and will close prior to the August 2021 PPI HSB meeting. NOTE: Currently, the PPI HSB Special Case process is utilized to list a PA compound with the PPI HSB.
  • PPI TR-2 Colorant Packages (Joint Industry Project): A PPI HSB Request for Input (PPI HSB RFI) was distributed to identified industry stakeholders. Thank you for the responses received to date. If you have comments/ thoughts, please send prior to the deadline of June 30, 2021. The comments will be redacted for confidentiality, compiled and reviewed/ discussed during the August 2021 meeting.
  • PPI TR-2 Thermal Stabilizer Policy (draft): The PPI HSB RFI-1 closed on December 31, 2020. The draft policy was revised to address all comments that were received. A PPI HSB RFI-2 is being prepared. It will include the new draft policy and explanation of the revisions addressing comments received from the various stakeholders.

INDUSTRY REVIEW & COMMENT (HSB IRC)

KEY DOCUMENTS

LINK: TECHNICAL REPORTS

PPI TR-2

  • PPI TR-2/2021 is posted to the PPI web page.
    The 2021 version includes the following policies that passed the HSB IRC stage. It is best to review the Summary of Changes in the document.
    • HSB IRC-PPI TR2 (new note): Table1 NOTE2 (draft)
    • HSB IRC-PPI TR2, PPI TR3: Commercially Extruded Pipe Definition (draft)

PPI TR-3

  • PPI TR-3/2021 is posted to the PPI web page.
    NOTE: The 2021 version includes the following policies that passed the HSB IRC stage. It is best to review the Summary of Changes in the document.
    • HSB IRC-PPI TR2, PPI TR3: Commercially Extruded Pipe Definition (draft) – done
    • HSB IRC-PPI TR3 (new policy): Part A.4.4 180°F HDB PE Compound Validation (draft)
    • HSB IRC-PPI TR3 (revised policy): Part A.8 Barrier Layer Policies (draft)
    • HSB IRC-PPI TR3 (revised policy): Part F.4.5.2 Melting Point Measurement (draft)
    • HSB IRC-PPI TR3 (new policy): Part G.1 PEX Initial Listing Policies (draft)

PPI TR-4

  • PPI TR-4/2021 is posted to the PPI web page.
    NOTE: The revisions are editorial, excluding the listings as of September 29, 2020. It is best to review the Summary of Changes.
    To view or confirm if a PPI TR-2 or PPI TR-4 listing is active, use the Search Listing feature on the PPI HSB web section. The results, from the PPI HSB database, are solely the listings active at the time of the search: https://listings.plasticpipe.org/Search.