Plumbing Listing Program
- UPONOR, INC.
- Plumbing Product – Plastic Piping and Accessories
- Apple Valley, Minnesota
- August 28, 2012
- December 8, 2015
ASTM E84 “Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building
Cross-linked Polyethylene PEX Piping, Fittings and Valves
AquaPEX™ (natural, red, blue)
Pre-Insulated PEX Pipe (AquaPEX™, hePex™, helioPEX™, and RCW PEX™)
ProPEX™ EP Fittings
ProPEX™ EP MultiPort Tees
ProPEX™ EP Connectors
ProPEX™ CPVC Adapters and Valves
All PEX tubing, connectors, angle stop 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:
- Manufacturers name or trademark
- Model Name
- Standard: ASTM E84
- Flame Spread Rating < 25, Smoke Developed Rating < 50
- Nominal Size
- QAI Logo with ‘us’ indicator
The following outlines the performance of UPONOR PEX pipe determined in
accordance with the noted standards.
ASTM E84 – Surface Burning Characteristics
Limitations Flame Spread Index Smoke Developed Index 3 ½-inch maximum nominal diameter tubing; supported
continuously with 23 gauge UPONOR PEX-a Pipe
supports, with exposed area of UPONOR pipe between
PEX-a-Pipe supports is encased with approved pipe
insulations. Piping is to be clamped with standard
support clamps following UPONOR installation
Note1: Different sizes and different colors corresponding to AquaPEX™, hePEX™,
helioPEX™ X2 are dependent on manufacturer’s availability.
Note2: List of approved pipe insulation providers:
The following list of insulation types (at minimum thickness of ½”) are approved for
use with UPONOR’s AquaPEX™, hePEX™, helioPEX™ X2 products when installed
with UPONOR fittings and valves meter of 3 ½ inches. The insulations noted must
be Listed to ASTM C547 by an approved.
Insulation Flame Spread Rating (according to ASTM E84) Smoke Developed Rating (according to ASTM E84) Mason Alley-K
Armaflex Composite Johns Manville Micro-Lok Johns Manville Micro-Lok HP Owens Corning Vapor Wick Owens Corning Fiberglass GLT Pipe and Tank Knauf Earthwool Redi-Klad Nomalock
In order to show above insulation installation compliance, testing of various
representative configurations of UPONOR materials with differing insulations were
These products are subjected to limitations as specified above and must be
installed in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions. Authorities having
jurisdiction should be consulted regarding allowable applications. See
manufacturer’s listings for other standards listed under QAI certification programs.
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