ASTM WK45800

    Revision of C1696 - 13b Standard Guide for Industrial Thermal Insulation Systems

    (What is a Work Item?)

    Active Standard: C1696 - 14ae1

    Developed by Subcommittee: C16.40 | Committee C16 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    Review of the C1696 standard reveals that it is currently silent on the topic of metal jacketing joint sealant. There are varying opinions in the industry on whether or not metal jacketing joint sealant should be used and at this time no definitive design advice can be given on whether metal jacketing joint sealants should be used. However, this standard should inform the reader/system designer about this issue and the pros and cons of using metal jacketing joint sealant as well as the fact that this is an unsettled part of insulation system design. Lastly, if the system designer does choose to use metal jacketing joint sealant, guidance should be given on what type of materials should be used. The proposed additions in this work item/ballot attempt to accomplish the above goals.


    industrial thermal insulation; insulation system; 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 C1696-2014A and Pending Publication