ASTM D2290 : Standard Test Method for Apparent Hoop Tensile Strength of Plastic or Reinforced Plastic Pipe
Split disk and ring segment tensile tests, properly interpreted, provide reasonably accurate information with regard to the apparent tensile strength of plastic pipe when employed under conditions approximating those under which the tests are made.
Ring tensile tests may provide data for research and development, engineering design, quality control, acceptance or rejection under specifications, and for special purposes. The test cannot be considered significant for applications differing widely from the load-time scale of the standard test.
NOTE : Procedure C has been used on polyethylene and polybutylene pipe to produce results equivalent to Quick Burst results (Test Method ) for 4 in. to 8 in. pipes.