Active Standard ASTM C551 / C551M | Developed by Subcommittee: C17.03
Book of Standards Volume: 04.05
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This specification covers asbestos-cement insulating panels consisting of a core of insulating fiber board sandwiched between, and bonded to, two sheets of asbestos-cement facing board. Asbestos-cement insulating panels are designed for exterior and interior walls, partitions, curtain walls, roof decks, and for decorative purposes. Asbestos-cement insulating panels shall be composed of an insulating core sandwiched between, and bonded to, two facing sheets of asbestos-cement. The following test methods shall be performed: flexural strength; vapor permeability; thermal resistance; adhesive line bond; and dimensional measurements.
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1.1 This specification covers asbestos-cement insulating panels consisting of a core of insulating fiber board sandwiched between, and bonded to, two sheets of asbestos-cement facing board. Asbestos-cement insulating panels are designed for exterior and interior walls, partitions, curtain walls, roof decks, and for decorative purposes.
1.2 All measurements and tests necessary for determining the conformity of asbestos-cement insulating panels with this specification are made in accordance with the methods covered in Section 9.
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.5 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 9, of this specification. 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. See 1.4 for a specific hazard warning. ^REFERENCE:
C150 Specification for Portland Cement
C208 Specification for Cellulosic Fiber Insulating Board
C220 Specification for Flat Asbestos-Cement Sheets
C236 Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Performance of Building Assemblies by Means of a Guarded Hot Box (Withdrawn)
C458 Test Method for Organic Fiber Content of Asbestos-Cement Products
C518 Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus
C595 Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements
C618 Specification for Coal Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan for Use in Concrete
D2946 Terminology for Asbestos and Asbestos–Cement Products
E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
Fed. Std. No. 123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)
MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
Uniform Freight Classification Rules
National Motor Freight Classification Rules
ICS Number Code 91.100.40 (Products in fibre-reinforced cement)