ASTM C1423 - 98(2011)

    Standard Guide for Selecting Jacketing Materials for Thermal Insulation

    Active Standard ASTM C1423 | Developed by Subcommittee: C16.40

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.06


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    Significance and Use

    This standard is intended to be used by engineers and designers as a guide to assist them in selecting appropriate thermal insulation jacketing materials. As a guide, it can be used to identify performance characteristics that might be necessary for a particular insulation jacketing system. This guide is not a specification and therefore should not be used as such. It might, however, be useful in writing a specification. Specification C921 can also be used to determine properties of jacketing materials for thermal insulation.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers criteria for selecting thermal insulation jacketing materials and is not intended for use as a performance or product specification.

    1.2 This guide applies to jacketing materials applied over thermal insulation for piping, ducts, and equipment.

    1.3 This guide includes jacketing materials used over thermal insulation whether the insulation is in the form of pipe, board, or blanket, or field applied materials that are self-supporting, including insulating cements.

    1.4 This guide does not include covers or other retaining walls that contain loose fill, other nonsupporting insulation materials, or conduits or containers for buried insulation systems.

    1.5 This guide does not include mastics and coatings and their reinforcements.

    1.6 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI values given in parentheses are provided for information only.

    1.7 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

    A240/A240M Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications

    A366/A366M Specification for Commercial Steel (CS) Sheet, Carbon, (0.15 Maximum Percent) Cold-Rolled

    B209 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate

    C168 Terminology Relating to Thermal Insulation

    C488 Test Method for Conducting Exterior Exposure Tests of Finishes for Thermal Insulation

    C835 Test Method for Total Hemispherical Emittance of Surfaces up to 1400C

    C921 Practice for Determining the Properties of Jacketing Materials for Thermal Insulation

    C1057 Practice for Determination of Skin Contact Temperature from Heated Surfaces Using a Mathematical Model and Thermesthesiometer

    C1136 Specification for Flexible, Low Permeance Vapor Retarders for Thermal Insulation

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

    C1263 Test Method for Thermal Integrity of Flexible Water Vapor Retarders

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

    D828 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Paper and Paperboard Using Constant-Rate-of-Elongation Apparatus

    D882 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting

    D1204 Test Method for Linear Dimensional Changes of Nonrigid Thermoplastic Sheeting or Film at Elevated Temperature

    E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

    E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials

    E119 Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials

    E596 Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Noise Reduction of Sound-Isolating Enclosures

    F1249 Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Modulated Infrared Sensor


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30141500(Thermal insulation)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1423-98R11

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