ASTM C1224 - 11

    Standard Specification for Reflective Insulation for Building Applications

    Active Standard ASTM C1224 | Developed by Subcommittee: C16.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.06


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    Abstract

    This specification covers the general requirements and physical properties of reflective insulations for use in building applications. These insulation materials consist of one or more low emittance surfaces, such as metallic foil or metallic deposits, unmounted or mounted on substrates. Reflective insulation materials shall consist of low emittance surface(s) with, or without, substrates and adhesives required to meet the specified thermal performance and physical properties. The physical properties of reflective insulation are presented in details. The emittance, permeance, surface burning characteristics, humidity resistance, fungi resistance, thermal performance of reflective insulation shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the general requirements and physical properties of reflective insulations for use in building applications. These insulation materials consist of one or more low emittance surfaces, such as metallic foil or metallic deposits, unmounted or mounted on substrates. Reflective insulations derive thermal performance from surfaces with an emittance of 0.1 or less, facing enclosed air spaces.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C168 Terminology Relating to Thermal Insulation

    C177 Test Method for Steady-State Heat Flux Measurements and Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Guarded-Hot-Plate Apparatus

    C390 Practice for Sampling and Acceptance of Thermal Insulation Lots

    C518 Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus

    C727 Practice for Installation and Use of Reflective Insulation in Building Constructions

    C1258 Test Method for Elevated Temperature and Humidity Resistance of Vapor Retarders for Insulation

    C1338 Test Method for Determining Fungi Resistance of Insulation Materials and Facings

    C1363 Test Method for Thermal Performance of Building Materials and Envelope Assemblies by Means of a Hot Box Apparatus

    C1371 Test Method for Determination of Emittance of Materials Near Room Temperature Using Portable Emissometers

    E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

    E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials

    TAPPI Standard

    T512 Creasing of Flexible Packaging Material Paper Specimens for Testing Available from Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), 15 Technology Parkway South, Norcross, GA 30092, http://www.tappi.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.60 (Thermal and sound insulating materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30140000(Insulation)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1224-11

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