Active Standard ASTM C659 | Developed by Subcommittee: C17.03
Book of Standards Volume: 04.05
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This specification covers asbestos-cement organic-foam core insulating panels consisting of a core of insulating cellular plastic sandwiched between and bonded to two sheets of asbestos-cement facing board. Asbestos-cement plastic-foam core panels are normally nonload-bearing panels designed for exterior and interior walls, partitions, curtain walls, and other insulation and decorative purposes. Panels shall be sampled, tested, and conform accordingly to specified properties such as vapor permeability, thermal resistance, adhesive lime bond, flexural strength, breaking load strength, dimensions (thickness, width and length, and squareness), and workmanship, finish, and color.
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1.1 This specification covers asbestos-cement plastic-foam core panels consisting of a core of insulating cellular plastic sandwiched between and bonded to two sheets of asbestos-cement facing board. Asbestos-cement plastic-foam core panels are normally nonload-bearing panels designed for exterior and interior walls, partitions, curtain walls, and other insulation and decorative purposes.
1.2 All measurements and tests necessary for determining the conformity of asbestos-cement plastic-foam core panels with this specification are made in accordance with the test methods covered in Sections 6 and 10.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values stated in parentheses are provided for information only.
1.4 Warning—Breathing of asbestos dust is hazardous. Asbestos and asbestos products present demonstrated health risks for users and for those with whom they come into contact. In addition to other precautions, when working with asbestos-cement products, minimize the dust that results. For information on the safe use of chrysoltile asbestos, refer to “Safe Use of Chrysotile Asbestos: A Manual on Preventive and Control Measures.”
1.5 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
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
C355 Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Thick Materials; Replaced by E 96
D2341 Specification for Rigid Urethane Foam
E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
Federal StandardFed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies) Available from Standardization Documents, Order Desk, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094. Attn: NPODS.
Military StandardMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
ICS Number Code 91.100.40 (Products in fibre-reinforced cement)
UNSPSC Code 30111601(Cement); 11101510(Asbestos)