Extena’s PE100 RC material, certified according to PAS 1075, has 17 times higher requirements.
As EN 12201 and EN 1555 still lack specific higher requirements for pipes and fittings made of PE100 RC, manufacturers have instead tested materials and finished products according to PAS 1075. This is a requirement standard developed under the auspices of the German standards institute DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung) for polyethylene pressure pipes in PE100 RC. PAS 1075 places significantly higher demands on slow crack growth (SCG) than the current EN 12201 and EN 1555 and has a basic requirement that the raw material must have a service life of at least 100 years. The raw material used for Extena’s PE100 RC pipes is tested and approved according to PAS 1075. The current EN standard is currently being updated. This will allegedly contain higher requirements for PE100 RC. All Extena’s sheathed pipes meet the requirements of PAS 1075 Type 3 (pipes with a higher strength sheath).