Standards & Certification

GPS polyethylene range is designed to comply with the requirements of one or more standards listed below.

Water Standards

Standard Title Applicable to GPS Products Certification
Regulation 31/27/30
The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2000/2001/2007  (England/ Wales/ Scotland/NI) All drinking water pipes Approved by The Secretary of State
The (Water) Regulators Specification & The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 The (Water) Regulators Specification & The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 All pipe materials. All fitting materials. All PE100 fittings and matching pipes. All Protecta-Line fittings and matching pipes Approved by WRAS
BS 6920 Part 1:2000 Suitability of non-metallic products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption with regard to their effect on water - Part 1: Specification All pipe materials. All fitting materials. All PE100 fittings and matching pipes. All Protecta-Line fittings and matching pipes Approved by WRAS
BS 6920 Part 2:2000/2008 Suitability of non-metallic products for use in contact with water intended for humanconsumption with regard to their effect on water - Part 2: Methods of test All pipe materials. All fitting materials. All PE100 fittings and matching pipes. All Protecta-Line fittings and matching pipes Approved by WRAS
BS 6920 Part 4:2001 Suitability of non-metallic products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption with regard to their effect on water - Part 4: Method for the GCMS identification of water leachable organic substances All pipes Approved by The Secretary of State
BS EN 12201:2011/2012 Plastic piping systems for water supply – polyethylene Blue and black PE80 and PE100 pipes and fittings in sizes up to 1600 mm BSI Kitemark Licence KM 508224
WIS 4-32-19:2007 Polyethylene pressure pipe systems with an aluminium barrier layer for potable water supply in contaminated land
25mm to 630mm – Protecta-Line pipe and fittings BSI Kitemark Licence KM 514626
ISO 4427:2007 PE pipes for water supply Blue and black PE80 and PE100 pipes and fittings Self-certified
BS EN 15494:2003 Specifications for polyethylene components and systems Blue and black PE80 and PE100 pipes and fittings up to 1600 mm Self-certified
BS EN 805:2000 Water supply – requirements for systems and components outside buildings External water supply installations Self-certified
BS EN 681-2:2000 Elastomeric seals. Material requirements for pipe joint seals used in water and drainage applications. Thermoplastic elastomers. Seals and flange gaskets Self-certified
BS 5306:1990 - Part 2 Fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises Blue and black PE80 and PE100 for external buried fire mains Self-certified
WIS 4-22-02:1991 Specification for ferrules and ferrule straps for underground use Protecta-Line ferrules Self-certified
WIS 4-24-01:1998 Specification for mechanical fittings and joints including flanges for polyethylene pipes for the conveyance of cold potable water for the size range 90 to 1000  including those made of metal or plastics or a combination of both Stub flanges, Slimflange and Protecta-Line mechanical fittings in sizes 90mm to 1000mm Self-certified
WIS 4-32-08:2002 Specification for the fusion jointing of polyethylene pressure pipeline systems using PE80 and PE100 materials Butt fusion and electrofusion jointing of blue and black PE80 and PE100 pipes and fittings Self-certified
DIN 8074:1999 Pipes of high density polyethylene (HDPE) type 2 – dimensions Black PE80 and PE100 pipes in sizes up to and including 1600 mm Self-certified
DIN 8075:1999 Pipes of high density polyethylene (HDPE) type 2 – testing Black PE80 and PE100 pipes in sizes up to and including 1600 mm Self-certified
DIN 16963:1980 Part 1 – High density polyethylene (HDPE) fittings dimensions, type 2 Black PE80 and PE100 spigot and electrofusion fittings up to and including 1200mm Self-certified

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Gas Standards

Standard Title Applicable to GPS Products
GIS/PL2 Specification for polyethylene pipe and fittings for natural gas and suitable manufactured gas. Yellow PE80 and Secura-Line pipes up to 630 mm
Part 1 General and polyethylene compounds for use in polyethylene pipe and fittings Raw materials Self-certified
Part 2 Pipes for use at pressures up to 5.5 bar Yellow PE80 and Secura-Line pipes up to 630 mm BSI Kitemark Licence KM 512487
Part 4 Fusion fittings with integral heating elements Yellow PE80 and orange PE100 and black PE100 electrofusion fittings BSI Kitemark Licences KM 557475 & KM 512488
Part 6:2009 Spigot end fittings for electrofusion and/or butt fusion purposes Yellow PE80 and orange PE100 and black PE100 spigot fittings BSI Kitemark Licence KM 512489
Part 8 Pipes for use at pressures up to 7 bar Orange PE100 pipes up to 500 mm Self-certified
GIS/PL3:2006 Specification for self anchoring mechanical fittings/joints for polyethylene(PE) pipe for natural gas and suitable manufactured gas Stub flanges and Slimflange  BSI Kitemark Licence KM 512480
GIS/F2 Mains sealing plugs and service connection fittings for use at pressures not greater than 2 bar Purge saddles Self-certified
ISO 4437:2007 Buried pipes for the supply of gaseous fuels All yellow and black pipes and electrofusion and spigot fittings Self-certified
BS ISO 8085-1 Polyethylene fittings for use with polyethylene pipes for the supply of gaseous fuels All yellow and black electrofusion fittings up to and including 630 mm Self-certified
BS ISO 8085-2 Spigot fittings for butt fusion or socket fusion using heated tools and for the use with electrofusion fittings All yellow and black spigot fittings up to and including 630 mm Self-certified
BS ISO 8085-3 Electrofusion fittings All yellow and black electrofusion fittings up to and including 630 mm Self-certified
BS EN 682:2002 Elastomeric seals – materials for seals used in pipes and fittings carrying gas and hydrocarbon fluids Seals and flange gaskets Self-certified
BS EN 1555:2002 Plastic piping systems for supply of gaseous fuels All yellow PE80 and black PE100 pipes and fittings up to and including 630mm Pipes are self certified. Fittings are approved by DVGW, OVGW, SVGW, IIP, NF SAI-Global

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General Standards

Standard Title Applicable to GPS Products Certification
ISO 161-1:1996 Thermoplastic pipes - nominal outside diameters and nominal pressures All pipes and fittings  Self-certified
ISO 4065:1996 Thermoplastic pipes - universal wall thickness tables All pipes  Self-certified
BS ISO 11922-1:1997 Thermoplastic pipes for the conveyance of fluids dimensions and tolerances metric series All pipes  Self-certified
BS EN 1092-1:2007 Flanges and their joints - circular flanges for pipes, valves, fittings and accessories, PN designated All flange backing ring drillings, PN16 and PN10  Self-certified

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