Reliance Worldwide Corporation dba Cash Acme
Plumbing Listing Program
- Reliance Worldwide Corporation dba Cash Acme
- Plastic Piping and Accessories
- 2400 7th Ave. SW, Cullman, AL 35055
- July 1, 2016
- November 16, 2020
ASTM E84 “Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials”.
CAN/ULC S102.2 “Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Flooring, Floor Coverings, and Miscellaneous Materials and Assemblies”.
ASTM E119 “Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials”.
CAN/ULC S101 “Standard Methods of Fire Endurance Tests of Building Construction and Materials”.
UL 263 “Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials”.
Cross-linked Polyethylene PEX Piping, Fittings and Valves
All PEX tubing, connectors, valves, and other accessories (if sufficient space available) shall be permanently marked with the following content applied to an area that is readily visible after installation:
a) Manufacturer’s name or trademark
b) Standard: ASTM E84, CAN/ULC S102.2
c) Flame Spread Rating ≤ 25, Smoke Developed Rating ≤ 50 (FSI ≤ 25 / SDI ≤ 50)
d) Nominal Size
e) QAI logo with ‘c’ and ‘us’ identifier
Cash Acme/SharkBite Type PEX-a (red, white, blue)
Cash Acme/SharkBite Type PEX-b (red, white, blue)
SharkBite EvoPEX (K-series) Push-to-Connect fittings
½” to 1” plastic crimp (barb) fittings
½” to 2” brass crimp (barb) fittings
SharkBite Universal (U-series) Push-to-Connect fittings
SharkBite 2XL (SB-series) Push-to-Connect fittings
SharkBite 2XLR (UXL-series) Push-to-Connect fittings
The following outlines the performance of the Cash Acme PEX pipe determined in accordance with the noted standards.
ASTM E84 – Surface Burning Characteristics
Limitations Flame Spread Index Smoke Developed Index Maximum 2-inch nominal diameter PEX-a or PEX-b piping, installed with rated minimum ½-inch pipe insulation1. No spacing requirements between adjacent runs. Maximum SharkBite EvoPEX (k series) and plastic crimp fitting frequency of 1 every 6 inches, encased with approved pipe insulations1. No spacing limitations on brass accessories. <25 <50
CAN/ULC S102.2 – Surface Burning Characteristics
Limitations Flame Spread Index Smoke Developed Index Maximum 51 mm (2-inch) nominal diameter PEX-a or PEX-b piping, installed with rated minimum 13 mm (½-inch) pipe insulation1. No spacing requirements between adjacent runs. Maximum SharkBite EvoPEX (k series) and plastic crimp fitting frequency of 1 every 152 mm (6-inches), encased with approved pipe insulations1. No spacing limitations on brass accessories. <25 <50
Note1: List of approved pipe insulation providers:
The following list of insulation types (at minimum thickness of ½” (13 mm)) are approved for use with Cash Acme/SharkBite PEX products (1/2” -2” (13 – 51 mm)). The insulation noted must be listed to ASTM C547 by an approved listing agency.
Insulation Flame Spread Rating (according to ASTM E84) Smoke Developed Rating (according to ASTM E84) Johns Manville Micro-Lok < 25 < 50 Johns Manville Micro-Lok HP Owens Corning Fiberglass
UL 263, ASTM E119, CAN/ULC S101 – Wall Assemblies
QAI Design # Wall Type Load Fire Endurance Period P343-1A Light Gauge Steel Stud Non-Load Bearing 1 Hour P343-1B Wood Dimensional Lumber Stud Restricted Load-Bearing 1 Hour
Note: Pipe sizes are nominal dimensions.
UL 263, ASTM E119, CAN/ULC S101 – Floor / Ceiling Assemblies
QAI Design # Floor/Ceiling Type Load Fire Endurance Period P343-1C Wood Dimensional Lumber Joist Restricted Load- Bearing 1 Hour P343-1D Concrete Slab and Beam Load-Bearing 2 Hour
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