Effective December 31, 2015

Standard Information
Standard Number:
CSA B137 Series-13
Standard Name:
Thermoplastic Pressure Piping Compendium
Standard Edition and Issue Date:
3rd Edition Dated September 1, 2013
Date of Revision:
September 1, 2013
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard:
2nd Edition Revised May 1, 2011
Effective Date of New/Revised Requirements

Effective Date (see Schedule below): December 31, 2015

Impact, Overview, Fees and Action Required

Impact Statement: A review of all Listing Reports is necessary to determine which products comply with new/revised requirements and which products will require re-evaluation. NOTE: Effective immediately, this revised standard will be exclusively used for evaluation of new products unless the Applicant requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date of December 31, 2015 unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.

Overview of Changes: There are numerous changes from the previous edition of the standard, and therefore testing may be required to update some previously-certified products. Specific details of new/revised requirements are found in table below.

Schedule: So that production of products bearing Listing Marks will not be interrupted, the following schedule of approximate dates has been established to ensure Listing Reports are found compliant by Effective Date:

  • December 31, 2015 = Effective Date – ATM Suspended for all non-compliant Reports

Client Action Required:

Information - To assist our Intertek Engineer with review of your Certification Reports, please submit technical information in response to the new/revised paragraphs noted in the attached or explain why these new/revised requirements not apply to your product (s).

Current Listings Not Active? – Please immediately identify any current Listing Reports or products that are no longer active and should be removed from our records. We will do this at no charge as long as Intertek is notified in writing prior to the review of your reports.

Description of New/Revised Technical Requirements

Reference Publications – updates of referenced editions:

  • CSA B125.3-05 to CSA B125-01
  • CSA Z662 -07 to -11
  • National Plumbing Code of Canada - 2005 to 2010 Reference Publications - additions:
  • CSA B128.1-06
  • ASTM F1807-13, F1865-09, F1960-12, F2080-12, F2098-08, F2159-11, F2735-09
  • ANSI/AWWA C800-05

Definitions and Abbreviations: Entries added for:

  • “Cold-expansion fittings”
  • “Crosslinked polyethylene”
  • “Polyethylene of raised temperature (PE-RT)”.
5.2 Addition of internal threads as per ANSI/AWWA C800. Update of data-point time range from “6000 ≤ h < 10,000” to “h ≥ 6000”.– & in -09 edition, updated and re-numbered New clause – validation for HDB of PE-RT compound. Addition of 23⁰C test temperature as option to 20⁰C in MRS testing. 
6.8.2; Annex B Description of tapered plug gauge revised (editorial changes). 
B137.21.1, 5.3 Pressure rating designation changed from “Class 150” to “PC 235”. 
2 & 3 Ref. Pubs. & Defs. / Abbrev. – updates per Cl 2 & 3 of B137.0. 
7 Markings - “PC 235” added as alternate to pressure rating at 23⁰C. 
Table 2
 Addition of configuration requirements for anchor tees. 
B137.32 & 3 Ref. Pubs. & Defs. / Abbrev. – updates per Cl 2 & 3 of B137.0. 
4.1 Basic requirements - Updates as detailed for Clause 5.2 of B137.0 
6.6.6 Machined Couplings – Flattening test for PVC stock deleted. 
Tables 4, 5, 6, 12 Updates of max wall thickness for several sizes / Schedules / DR’s 
Tables 1, 2, 6, 12 Requirements added for the following:
  • NPS-14 through NPS-48 SDR-21 CI-OD 
  • NPS-54 and NPS-60 SDR-41 & SDR-51 CI-OD
B137.52 & 3 Ref. Pubs. & Defs. / Abbrev. – updates per Cl 2 & 3 of B137.0. 
8.1 Markings on pipe and tubing: Addition of references to CSA B128.1 for reclaimed water distribution, and to CAN/CSA C448 Series for ground source geothermal systems. 
Tables 5, 6 & 7 Addition of specifications for 5/8, 1-1/4, 1-1/2 and 2 nominal sizes. 

CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: This Table and column "Verdict" can be used in determining how your current or future production is or will be in compliance with new/revised requirements.

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