DIN 30670

DIN 30670 refers to polyethylene coatings on steel pipes and fittings –Requirements and testing.

This standard specifies requirements for factory-applied three-layer extruded polyethylene-based coatings, and one- or multi-layered sintered polyethylene-based coatings for the corrosion protection of steel pipes and fittings. The coatings are suitable for the protection of buried or submerged steel pipes at design temperatures of –40 °C up to +80 °C. The present standard specifies requirements for coatings that are applied to longitudinally or welded steel pipe or seamless steel pipes and fittings used for the construction of pipelines for conveying liquids or gases. Applying this standard ensures that the PE coating provides sufficient protection against the mechanical, thermal and chemical loads occurring during operation, transport, storage and installation. DIN EN ISO 21809-1 specifies requirements at international level for three-layer extruded polyethylene- and polypropylene-based coatings for steel pipes for petroleum and natural gas pipeline transportation systems. The following fields of application are not covered by DIN EN ISO 21809-1: ─ all polyethylene-based coatings for steel pipes and fittings used for the conveyance and distribution of water and wastewater, ─ all polyethylene-based coatings for steel pipes and fittings in distribution pipelines for gaseous and liquid media, ─ single- and multi-layer sintered polyethylene-based coatings for steel pipes and fittings used for transport pipelines and distribution pipelines The present standard remains valid for the above fields of application. Two-layer polyethylene-based coatings are standardized at European level in DIN EN 10288 which was published in December 2003.

Materials shall be selected at the discretion of the coater because, depending on the installation and coating procedure, various materials can be used to comply with the minimum requirements specified in this standard for the finished coating. Any deviating requirements of the purchaser regarding the materials to be used shall be subject to agreement.The surface shall be prepared by removing rust by means of blast cleaning. Blast cleaning and any necessary subsequent work shall not result in the reduction of the minimum wall thickness specified in the technical delivery standards for the coating steel pipe. Residual abrasive dust shall be removed prior to coating.