Steel Pipe Standards and Resources

Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water.

Ever since, AWWA has been the leading force in setting standards for steel pipe flanges, joints, fittings, coatings, linings— more than 25 standards for the steel water pipe industry.

AWWA’s Steel Pipe Committee includes de- sign engineers, manufacturers, and owners/ operators. The Steel Water Pipe Manufacturers Technical Advisory Committee (SWPMTAC) meets twice each year to continually update all standards. SWPMTAC’s recommendations go to the AWWA Steel Pipe Committee for consideration.

AWWA’s C200 series of standards covers steel pipe, coatings and linings. AWWA M11 Manual is the primary reference for steel water pipe design and installation. These standards and manual have been continually peer-reviewed for more than 40 years.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) hosts the annual Pipelines conference, where engineers share their large water pipe experiences and research. Numerous manuals and reports on topics such as directionally-drilled flexible steel pipe are presented at the conference.


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