ASTM WK45638

    Revision of C578 - 14 Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation

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    Active Standard: C578 - 14a

    Developed by Subcommittee: C16.22 | Committee C16 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    Recently, a change was made to C578 requiring flexural testing to be run in multiple directions. This makes sense for the majority of types in the standard which are produced in large buns or boards. However, Type XIII is produced in sizes and shapes different from all the other types and it is used in applications different from most other types (pipe, tank, and equipment insulation). This makes it difficult to conduct the flex test in the multiple directions. This revision would exclude Type XIII from this new flex testing methodology.


    block/board; cellular polystyrene; foam plastic; polystyrene; RCPS; rigid cellular polystyrene; thermal insulation;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    James Young, Jr.


    C16 (14-02)

    Ballot Item Approved as C578-2014A and Pending Publication