ASTM C1558 - 12

    Standard Guide for Development of Standard Data Records for Computerization of Thermal Transmission Test Data for Thermal Insulation

    Active Standard ASTM C1558 | Developed by Subcommittee: C16.30

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.06


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    ASTM C1558

    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 the desire to encourage uniformity and ease of data comparison and interchange, these recommended 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. Scope

    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 should be 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.

    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

    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 Standards

    ISO8990 Thermal Insulation--Determination of Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties--Calibrated and Guarded Hot Box


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 35.240.50 (IT applications in industry)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30141500(Thermal insulation)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1558-12

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