It gives requirements for the design of pipe systems consisting of multilayer pipes based on thermoplastics and for which at least 60 % of the wall thickness is of a polymeric material. The polymeric material used for stress design layers and all inner layers must be polyethylene (PE) and/or crosslinked polyethylene (PE-X), in accordance with Annex A. The outer layers of metal multilayer pipes must be of either PE or PE-X.
NOTE For the purposes of ISO 18225:2012, PE-RT is considered as PE, while PE-X and adhesive layers are considered as thermoplastics materials.
ISO 18225:2012 is applicable to systems intended to be operated at temperatures ranging from −20 °C to 40 °C. It is applicable to pipes in these systems having a nominal diameter up to and including 630 mm, and to the supply of gaseous fuels of categories D (natural gas) and E (LPG vapour and natural gas or LPG vapour) (see ISO 13623).