ASTM C1410 - 13

    Standard Specification for Cellular Melamine Thermal and Sound-Absorbing Insulation

    Active Standard ASTM C1410 | Developed by Subcommittee: C16.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.06


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    Abstract

    This specification covers cellular melamine thermal and sound-absorbing insulation for use in industrial environments operating within the specified temperature range. Some applications of the thermal insulation materials covered by this standard are subject to building codes for fire performance. A vapor retarder is required when the insulation materials are used for cold surface applications where water vapor condense and may cause a decrease in thermal performance. Open-cell melamine foam is produced when a pentane blowing agent is used to foam a melamine-aldehyde precondensate. Melamine thermal insulation is furnished in three types according to shape and two grades according to facing. The typical facing materials are aluminum foil, aluminized mylar, polyvinylchloride, and polyvinylfluoride. All materials should conform to the required values of oxygen index, specific optical smoke density, surface burning characteristics, density, tensile strength, percent elongation, indentation force deflection, and thermal conductivity.

    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 type, physical properties, and dimensions of open-cell melamine foam intended for use as thermal and sound-absorbing insulation for temperatures from −40 to +350°F (−40 to +177°C) in industrial environments.

    1.2 Some uses of thermal insulation materials covered by this specification are governed by building codes that address fire performance.

    1.3 The use of an appropriate vapor retarder is required on cold surface applications where water vapor condense and cause a decrease in thermal performance. Refer to Practice C755 for selection of vapor retarders. Facings shall be agreed upon between the purchaser and the manufacturer or supplier.

    1.4 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.

    1.5 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

    C335 Test Method for Steady-State Heat Transfer Properties of Pipe Insulation

    C356 Test Method for Linear Shrinkage of Preformed High-Temperature Thermal Insulation Subjected to Soaking Heat

    C390 Practice for Sampling and Acceptance of Thermal Insulation Lots

    C423 Test Method for Sound Absorption and Sound Absorption Coefficients by the Reverberation Room Method

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

    C585 Practice for Inner and Outer Diameters of Thermal Insulation for Nominal Sizes of Pipe and Tubing

    C755 Practice for Selection of Water Vapor Retarders for Thermal Insulation

    C1045 Practice for Calculating Thermal Transmission Properties Under Steady-State Conditions

    C1104/C1104M Test Method for Determining the Water Vapor Sorption of Unfaced Mineral Fiber Insulation

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

    D2863 Test Method for Measuring the Minimum Oxygen Concentration to Support Candle-Like Combustion of Plastics (Oxygen Index)

    D3574 Test Methods for Flexible Cellular Materials--Slab, Bonded, and Molded Urethane Foams

    E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

    E176 Terminology of Fire Standards

    E662 Test Method for Specific Optical Density of Smoke Generated by Solid Materials

    E795 Practices for Mounting Test Specimens During Sound Absorption Tests

    E2231 Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Pipe and Duct Insulation Materials to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics

    Boeing Standards

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    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.60 (Thermal and sound insulating materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30141500(Thermal insulation); 30141601(Acoustical insulation)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1410

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