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Significance and Use
4.1 This guide defines the principal elements of information, which are considered important and worth recording and storing permanently in computerized databases. Sufficient information is provided in this guide to enable the user to construct a database structure suitable for the intended application involving thermal insulation.
4.2 Because of increased activity in building computerized materials databases and to maintain uniformity and ease of data comparison and interchange, these formats provide for the inclusion of specific elements of thermal transmission test data in databases.
4.3 This guide has no implication on data required for materials production or purchase. Reporting of actual test results shall be as described in the actual materials specification or as agreed upon between the vendor and purchaser.
4.4 The suggested set of units for the recommended standard format given in this guide is SI. This guide, however, does not preclude other sets of units, such as inch-pound (IP).
1.1 This guide provides recommended formats for the recording of thermal transmission test data for thermal insulation and similar materials for inclusion in computerized material property databases. From this information, the database designer is able to construct the database dictionary preparatory for development of a database schema.
1.2 This guide is applicable to thermal transmission test data obtained from standard test methods that cover planar and radial specimen geometries.
1.3 This guide is not intended for thermal transmission data obtained for thermal insulation assemblies or systems (that is, heat transmission coefficients for walls, roofs, ceilings, and floors).
1.4 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 requirements 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
C177 Test Method for Steady-State Heat Flux Measurements and Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Guarded-Hot-Plate Apparatus
C195 Specification for Mineral Fiber Thermal Insulating Cement
C196 Specification for Expanded or Exfoliated Vermiculite Thermal Insulating Cement
C208 Specification for Cellulosic Fiber Insulating Board
C335 Test Method for Steady-State Heat Transfer Properties of Pipe Insulation
C449/C449M Specification for Mineral Fiber Hydraulic-Setting Thermal Insulating and Finishing Cement
C516 Specification for Vermiculite Loose Fill Thermal Insulation
C518 Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus
C533 Specification for Calcium Silicate Block and Pipe Thermal Insulation
C534 Specification for Preformed Flexible Elastomeric Cellular Thermal Insulation in Sheet and Tubular Form
C547 Specification for Mineral Fiber Pipe Insulation
C549 Specification for Perlite Loose Fill Insulation
C552 Specification for Cellular Glass Thermal Insulation
C553 Specification for Mineral Fiber Blanket Thermal Insulation for Commercial and Industrial Applications
C578 Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation
C592 Specification for Mineral Fiber Blanket Insulation and Blanket-Type Pipe Insulation (Metal-Mesh Covered) (Industrial Type)
C610 Specification for Molded Expanded Perlite Block and Pipe Thermal Insulation
C612 Specification for Mineral Fiber Block and Board Thermal Insulation
C656 Specification for Structural Insulating Board, Calcium Silicate
C665 Specification for Mineral-Fiber Blanket Thermal Insulation for Light Frame Construction and Manufactured Housing
C726 Specification for Mineral Wool Roof Insulation Board
C728 Specification for Perlite Thermal Insulation Board
C739 Specification for Cellulosic Fiber Loose-Fill Thermal Insulation
C745 Test Method for Heat Flux Through Evacuated Insulations Using a Guarded Flat Plate Boiloff Calorimeter
C764 Specification for Mineral Fiber Loose-Fill Thermal Insulation
C991 Specification for Flexible Fibrous Glass Insulation for Metal Buildings
C1014 Specification for Spray-Applied Mineral Fiber Thermal and Sound Absorbing Insulation
C1029 Specification for Spray-Applied Rigid Cellular Polyurethane Thermal Insulation
C1033 Test Method for Steady-State Heat Transfer Properties of Pipe Insulation Installed Vertically
C1044 Practice for Using a Guarded-Hot-Plate Apparatus or Thin-Heater Apparatus in the Single-Sided Mode
C1045 Practice for Calculating Thermal Transmission Properties Under Steady-State Conditions
C1071 Specification for Fibrous Glass Duct Lining Insulation (Thermal and Sound Absorbing Material)
C1086 Specification for Glass Fiber Mechanically Bonded Felt Thermal Insulation
C1114 Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Thin-Heater Apparatus
C1126 Specification for Faced or Unfaced Rigid Cellular Phenolic Thermal Insulation
C1149 Specification for Self-Supported Spray Applied Cellulosic Thermal Insulation
C1289 Specification for Faced Rigid Cellular Polyisocyanurate Thermal Insulation Board
C1290 Specification for Flexible Fibrous Glass Blanket Insulation Used to Externally Insulate HVAC Ducts
C1363 Test Method for Thermal Performance of Building Materials and Envelope Assemblies by Means of a Hot Box Apparatus
C1410 Specification for Cellular Melamine Thermal and Sound-Absorbing Insulation
C1427 Specification for Extruded Preformed Flexible Cellular Polyolefin Thermal Insulation in Sheet and Tubular Form
C1482 Specification for Polyimide Flexible Cellular Thermal and Sound Absorbing Insulation
C1484 Specification for Vacuum Insulation Panels
C1534 Specification for Flexible Polymeric Foam Sheet Insulation Used as a Thermal and Sound Absorbing Liner for Duct Systems
C1594 Specification for Polyimide Rigid Cellular Thermal Insulation
C1631 Specification for Cellular Polypropylene Thermal Insulation
C1676 Specification for Microporous Thermal Insulation
C1685 Specification for Pneumatically Applied High-Temperature Fiber Thermal Insulation for Industrial Applications
ISO StandardsISO 8990 Thermal Insulation--Determination of Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties--Calibrated and Guarded Hot Box
ICS Number Code 35.240.50 (IT applications in industry)
UNSPSC Code 30141500(Thermal insulation)
ASTM C1558-16, Standard Guide for Development of Standard Data Records for Computerization of Thermal Transmission Test Data for Thermal Insulation, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top