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This specification covers the general physical property requirements of radiant barrier materials for use in building construction. The scope is specifically limited to requirements for radiant barrier sheet materials that consist of at least one surface, such as metallic foils or metallic deposits mounted or unmounted on substrates. Sheet radiant barrier materials shall consist of low emittance surface(s) that may be in combination with any substrates and adhesives required to meet the specified physical material properties. The following test methods shall be performed: surface emittance; water vapor transmission; surface burning characteristics; corrosivity; tear resistance; and adhesive performance.
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Significance and Use
1.1 This specification covers the general physical property requirements of radiant barrier materials for use in building construction. The scope is specifically limited to requirements for radiant barrier sheet materials that consist of at least one surface having a far-infrared emittance of 0.1 or less, such as metallic foils or metallic deposits mounted or unmounted on substrates.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods (Section 10) described in this specification. 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.
C168 Terminology Relating to Thermal Insulation
C390 Practice for Sampling and Acceptance of Thermal Insulation Lots
C1338 Test Method for Determining Fungi Resistance of Insulation Materials and Facings
C1371 Test Method for Determination of Emittance of Materials Near Room Temperature Using Portable Emissometers
C1743 Practice for Installation and Use of Radiant Barrier Systems (RBS) in Residential Building Construction
C1744 Practice for Installation and Use of Radiant Barrier Systems (RBS) in Commercial/Industrial Building Construction
D2261 Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by the Tongue (Single Rip) Procedure (Constant-Rate-of-Extension Tensile Testing Machine)
D3310 Test Method for Determining Corrosivity of Adhesive Materials
E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
E2599 Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Reflective Insulation, Radiant Barrier and Vinyl Stretch Ceiling Materials for Building Applications to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
Other StandardsTAPPITestMethodT 5 sp-02: 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 Number Code 91.120.10 (Thermal insulation of buildings)
UNSPSC Code 30000000(Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies)
ASTM C1313 / C1313M-13, Standard Specification for Sheet Radiant Barriers for Building Construction Applications, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top