ASTM C209 - 12

    Standard Test Methods for Cellulosic Fiber Insulating Board

    Active Standard ASTM C209 | Developed by Subcommittee: C16.32

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.06


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The test methods contained in this document are intended for cellulosic fiber insulating board as described in Specification C208. These test methods examine mechanical, physical and thermal properties, properties related to water absorption and water vapor exposure, and flammability related properties.

    4.2 The results of these tests may be used to describe the performance of insulating board and are suitable for use in material specifications.

    Note 1Committee C-16 is in the process of splitting this document into discrete test methods categorized by the nature of the test methods.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover those insulation products in specified Specification C208. The requirements for the products' physical properties are specified in Specification C208. The methods for the general insulation products' physical properties are given as follows:

     

    Section

    Thickness

     7

    Size of Finished Board

     8

    Thermal Conductivity

     9

    Transverse Strength

    10

    Deflection at Specified Minimum Load

    11

    Tensile Strength Parallel to Surface

    12

    Tensile Strength Perpendicular to Surface

    13

    Water Absorption

    14

    Linear Expansion

    15

    Water Vapor Transmission

    16

    Flame Spread Index

    17

    Moisture Content and Density

    18

    Compressive Strength

    19


    1.2 Reference is provided to an established source for nomenclature and definitions.

    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.

    1.4 Several of the test methods contained in this document are referenced by material specifications other than cellulosic fiber insulating board. These include mineral fiber, perlite, polyisocyanurate, polystyrene and phenolic materials.


    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

    C165 Test Method for Measuring Compressive Properties of Thermal Insulations

    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

    C208 Specification for Cellulosic Fiber Insulating Board

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

    C870 Practice for Conditioning of Thermal Insulating Materials

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

    C1114 Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Thin-Heater Apparatus

    D1037 Test Methods for Evaluating Properties of Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials

    D1554 Terminology Relating to Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials

    E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

    E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 27.220 (Heat recovery. Thermal insulation)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30141500(Thermal insulation)


    DOI: 10.1520/C0209-12

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