This standard describes methodology for measuring the chemical emissions of semi-volatile and volatile organic compounds (SVOCs and VOCs) from spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation samples in environmental test chambers. Specific compounds of interest may include blowing agents, amine catalysts, flame retardants, etc. The emissions are collected from the appropriate test chambers and captured onto stainless steel thermal desorption (TD) tubes containing the appropriate sorbents. The chemicals are thermally extracted from the TD tubes for analysis with gas chromatography / mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
Currently, there are no standardized test methods that adequately address measuring the chemical emissions of SPF insulation products. This standard will address that need in conjunction with Work Item WK30960 Standard Practice for Spraying, Sampling, Packaging, and Test Specimen Preparation of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation Samples for Environmental Chamber Emissions Testing. The standard may be used by manufacturers, air quality labs, regulatory agencies, etc.
Product Emission Testing, Spray Polyurethane Foam, SPF, Insulation, Thermal Desorption
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
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