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( Reaffirmed 1994 )

IS s 8717- 1978

Indian Standard
CODE OF PRACTICE FOR
PACKAGING OF CAST IRON PIPES AND
FITTINGS OF 150 mm DIAMETER AND BELOW
Packaging of Engineering Goods Sectional Committee, MCPD 19
Chakman
SHRI A. C. SEKHAR
Srikalpam, Lawsons Bay,
Pedawaltair P. O., Visakhapatnam 530017

Membtrs Representing
SHRI R. P. AGARWAL The Association of Small Tool Manufacturers,
Bombay
SHRI R. J. AGARWAL ( Alternate )
SHRI D. P. BHARACHERJEE Export Inspection Council of India, Calcutta
SHRI B. KUMAR ( Alternate )
DR I. V. S. RAMANUJACHARY Praga Tools Ltd, Secunderabad
SHRI S. SAMUEL (Aftcmate )
SERI P. G. DE~HMUKH Indian Institute of Packaging, Bombay
SHRI P. L. NAGARSEICAR( Alternate )
SHRI D. GUPTA J. K. Steel & Industries Ltd, Rishra
JOINT DIRECTOR, T R A I F I c Railway Board ( Ministry of Railways )
COVMERCIAL CRmm 1 I
MAJ S. K. MI&A Ministry of Defence ( DGI )
SHRI M. K. DUTT ( Akmate )
SHRI D. MUKHERJBE Cooper Engineering Ltd. Satara ( Maharaahtra )
SHRI W. N. KHATAU~AR (Alternate )
SERI L. N. NASEE~ The Atlas Cycle Industries Ltd, Sonepat
SHRI A. PRADHAN Tube Investmenta Cycles of India, Madras
SHRI R. D~VANATHAN( Altamntc )
SHRI V. P. PUNJ Engineering Export Promotion Council, Calcutta
SHRI M. RANGASHAI Hindustan Machine Tools Ltd, Bangalore
SHRI S. C. BHUTANI( Altmnatc )
SHRI A. SAHA The Indian Tube Co Ltd, Calcutta
SHRI S. V. hun ( Alternate )
SHR~N. P. S. SHINH The Jay Engineering Works Ltd, New Delhi
SHRI I. C. AGARWAL ( Altematr )
SHRI N. SRIHARI Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association,
Bombay
SHRI N. c. SUKHARAMWaLA The Mysore Kirloskar Ltd, Harihar
SHRI S. G. GODBOLE( Alternate )
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ISr8717-1978

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gAPAPL$X~ The Scindia Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Calcutta
Bharat Pumpa 8 Compressors Ltd, Allahabad
Saru P:S:DAE, Director General, IS1 ( hk-oji& Me&r )
Director ( MCPD )
Secwta~
SERl s. CAPooR
Deputy Director ( MCPD ), IS1

Panel for Packaging Castings and Specials, MCPD 19 : P 5


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CAFTN. A. TMHANE The Scindia Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Calcutta
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~~Ez.N;~ErrA Engineering Export Promotion Council, Calcutta
Serampore Industrier Private Ltd, Calcutta
SERI G. D AOARWAL( Alfertw )
Smr EL H. Soox1~8 RS Iron Industries Private Ltd, Calcutta

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IS : 8717 - 1978

Indian Standard
CODE OF PRACTICE FOR
PACKAGING OF CAST IRON PIPES AND
FITTINGS OF 150 mm DIAMETER AND BELOW

0. FOREWORD
0.1 This Indian Standard was adopted by the Indian Standards Institution
on 28 February 1978, after the draft finalized by the Packaging of Engineer-
ing Goods Sectional Committee had been approved by the Marine, Cargo
Movement and Packaging Division Council.
0.2 This standard has been prepared with the idea of providing guidance
to all those involved in the packaging, forwarding and transportation of
cast iron pipes and fittings generally intended for use as drain, waste or
ventilating pipes.
0.3 This code covers pipes and fittings conforming to the following Indian
Standards:
IS : 1230-1968 Specification for cast iron rainwater pipes and fittings
(first r&-ion )
IS : 1729-1964 Specification for sand cast iron spigot and socket soil,
waste and ventilating pipes, fittings and accessories
0.4 Though this standard does take into account the transportation hazards
normally encountered, it is assumed that the packages would be subjected
to proper handling in transit in order to ensure the delivery of the product
in good condition.
0.5 It is also the intentionthat the adoption of the practice recommended
would result in attaining uniformity, simplicity, adequacy and economy in
shipment of these products. .

1. SCOPE
1.1 This standard lays down practice for packaging of cast iron pipes and
fittings of 150 mm diameter and below mainly intended for export.
2. PREVENTIVE TREATMENT
2.1 All the pipes shall be coated, both internally and externally, unless
agreed to otherwise, with a eoatmg material having good a dherenf:e and
which should not peel off.

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ISz8717-1978

3. METHOD OF PACKAGING OF PIPES

3.1 The pipes shall be packed in wooden crates conforming to IS : 307 l-


1965*.

3.1.1 Pipes of same length shall be packed in a crate as far as possible.


3-1.2 The pipes shall be supported on wooden planks of cross section
75 X 100 mm, 5 pipes in a row depending upon the size of the pipes and
their masses.
3.1.2.1 On the pile of the pipes, two more planks of the same C~OSI
sections shall be placed and the top and bottom planks bolted together by
means of 20 mm rods passing from top to bottom and with nuts fixed on.
3.1.3 The approximate number of pipes to be packed in each crate shall
be as under:

a) Pipes Conforming to IS : 1230-196Bf


Nominal Size of the Pi@ ,Numbrr per Crutg
mm ( Length of Pi& 1 800 mm 1
50 100
75 60
100 50
125 86
150 27

b ) P;Pss Conforming to IS : I729-1964$


Nominal Sizeof the Pips Number per Crate
mm ( Length of P;Pc 2 000 mm )
50 60
75 40 c

100 30
150 20

3.1.4 Wooden blocks 75 x 75 mm shall he fixed on the lower planks to


facilitate handling by fork lift trucks, where necessary.

*Specification for wooden crates.


tgpecification for cast iron rainwater pipes and fittings.
SSpecification for sand cast iron spigot and socket soil, waste and ventilating Pipe&
fittings and accessories.

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IS : 8717 - 1978

4. PACKAGING OF PIPE FITTINGS


4.1 The pipe fittings like bends, tees, off-sets, etc, shall be packed in
wooden cases and the number in a package shall be so regulated that the
mass of the package does not exceed 500 kg.

5. MARKING
5.1 The crates shall be marked with the following information:
a) Particulars of pipes;
b) Any information required by the purchaser; and
c) Handling instructions, if any, in accordance with IS: 1260
( Part II )-1973*.

*Pictorial markings for handling and labclling of goods: Part If General goods
(jfrsl fe-oson ).

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INDIAN STANDARDS

PACKAGING OF ENGINEERING GOODS


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