Service saddles for pipe sizes 2" through 12" shall have a wrap around design with ductile iron body
coated with a shop primer, a broad pressure activated gasket molded of virgin rubber and two
corrosion resistant, forged AISI C-1018 steel straps, zinc plated with dichromate seal. The gasket
shall be permanently bonded into a cavity in the saddle body, which provides internal as well as
external gasket retention. Service saddles shall be JCM 402 or approved equal.
Service saddle for pipe sizes 14" through 24" shall have two 2-1/2" wide fabricated steel straps,
coated for corrosion resistance, in lieu of the forged steel straps to provide increased stability on
service connections, increased corrosion resistance and increased strength for added safety factor
on larger sizes of pipe.