ASTM C303 - 10

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

    Active Standard ASTM C303 | Developed by Subcommittee: C16.32

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.06


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    Significance and Use

    Dimensional measurements of the product thermal insulation are essential in determining compliance of a product with specification limits. Dimensional measurements of various test specimens are also required by the specific test method.

    Density measurements of the product insulation are useful in determining compliance of a product with specification limits, and in providing a relative gage of product weights. For any one kind of insulation, some important physical and mechanical properties, such as thermal conductivity, heat capacity, strength, etc., bear a specific relationship with its density. In order to design for equipment supports, check the material for the as received density where the moisture content of the product as received and then installed may consequential.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers determination of the dimensions and density of block and board insulation as defined in Terminology C168.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    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

    C167 Test Methods for Thickness and Density of Blanket or Batt Thermal Insulations

    C168 Terminology Relating to Thermal Insulation

    C390 Practice for Sampling and Acceptance of Thermal Insulation Lots

    C870 Practice for Conditioning of Thermal Insulating Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.60 (Thermal and sound insulating materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30141500(Thermal insulation)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C0303-10

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C303-10, Standard Test Method for Dimensions and Density of Preformed Block and Board-Type Thermal Insulation, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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