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ASABE to revise polyethylene pipe standard.

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August 21, 2012 - ASABE has initiated project to revise ASAE S435, Polyethylene Pipe Used for Microirrigation Laterals. Revision will be a complete rewrite to reflect current industry best practices, and will contain requirements and methods for testing of polyethylene materials and of pipe or tubing made from those materials in standard dimensions for microirrigation. Revision will cover classification, nomenclature, test requirements and methods, workmanship, dimensions, and methods of marking.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

2950 Niles Road, Saint Joseph, MI, 49085, USA

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ASABE to Revise Polyethylene Pipe for Microirrigation Lateral Standard

Press release date: August 16, 2012

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN- The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has initiated a project to revise ASAE S435, Polyethylene Pipe Used for Microirrigation Laterals.

The revision will be a complete rewrite to reflect current industry best practices. The revised version will contain requirements and methods for testing of polyethylene materials and of pipe or tubing made from those materials in standard dimensions for microirrigation. The revision will cover classification, nomenclature, test requirements and methods, workmanship, dimensions, and methods of marking.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 240 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at 269-932-7031, cedarq@asabe.org. A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at www.asabe.org/projects.

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300, emailing hq@asabe.org or visiting www.asabe.org/.

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