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NOTES

All pipes shall comply with the relevant


BS.5911 - 1:2002 British Standard as shown opposite.
CONCRETE PIPES TO BS.EN.1916 :2002
Pipe COVER DEPTH BELOW GROUND LEVEL (m) Denotes Bed Type Z.
diameter concrete bed and surround.
(mm) 1 2 3 4 5 6

150 Denotes Bed Type A.


concrete bed.
CLASS M

3.6
225 CLASS L

4.5
Other bedding material types shall be

5.0
2.4
300 CLASS H appropriate for either rigid or non rigid

3.4
pipelines as specified on Drg.No.5001.

3.6
375 CLASS M

4.5
Whenever they have less than 1.0m of
cover under carriageways, or 0.9m of

5.5
450 H
3.0
cover under footpaths or verges, and
also where indicated on this drawing,

5.0
525 H pipes shall have bed type Z, concrete
2.7

bed with 150mm thick mix ST2


600 concrete surround.
3.4

5.5
675 These diagrams are based on
CLASS M
3.0

information from Simplified Tables of


External Loads for Buried Pipelines,

5.5
750 H
published by the Transport Research
2.7

Laboratory 1993, using Main Road

5.5
825 Loading.
2.7

5.0

900 H The diagrams shown are for basic


3.4

guidance only. Economies may be


made by consideration of loading
patterns, trench width and bedding
type. Some pipes may be safely used
outside the tabulated depth limitations
for the drain groups, but checks will
have to be made for these, and for
BS.65:1991 pipes laid under embankments.
VITRIFIED CLAY PIPES TO BS.EN.295:1991
Reference should be made to DMRB
Pipe COVER DEPTH BELOW GROUND LEVEL (m)
diameter HA40/01, Determination of Pipe and
(mm) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Bedding Combinations for Drainage
Works.
150

225

300 CLASS 160

375

450 CLASS 120

500

EDINBURGH COUNCIL PIPE CONSTRUCTION IN TRENCH DATE:

DEVELOPMENT DEPT. STRENGTH CLASSIFICATION NO. 5003/1