ASTM C1616 - 07(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Determining the Moisture Content of Organic and Inorganic Insulation Materials by Weight

    Active Standard ASTM C1616 | Developed by Subcommittee: C16.33

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.06


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Some insulation materials contain moisture, which will affect the thermal and other physical properties of the insulation.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method will determine the moisture content, as a percentage of the dry weight of organic and inorganic insulation materials.

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

    1.3 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

    C302 Test Method for Density and Dimensions of Preformed Pipe-Covering-Type Thermal Insulation

    C303 Test Method for Dimensions and Density of Preformed Block and Board-Type Thermal Insulation

    C390 Practice for Sampling and Acceptance of Thermal Insulation Lots


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.035.01 (Insulating materials in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30141500(Thermal insulation)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1616-07R12

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