Active Standard ASTM C726 | Developed by Subcommittee: C16.20
Book of Standards Volume: 04.06
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This specification covers the composition and physical properties of mineral fiber insulation board used above structural roof decks as a base for built-up roofing and single ply membrane systems in building construction. The use of thermal insulation materials covered by this specification may be regulated by building codes or other agencies that address fire performance, or both. Specimens shall be sampled, prepared, tested, and conform accordingly to the following physical properties: compressive resistance, tensile strength, breaking load strength, water absorption, response to thermal and humid aging, linear dimensional change, thermal resistance, surface burning characteristics, and dimensions.
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1.1 This specification covers the composition and physical properties of mineral wool insulation board used above structural roof decks in building construction. The mineral wool roof insulation acts as a base for systems such as single-ply, polymer-modified bitumen and built-up roof. This specification also covers mineral wool insulation boards that incorporate a fibrous high density upper layer on the top surface
1.2 It is possible that the use of thermal insulation materials covered by this specification will be regulated by building codes or other agencies that address fire performance, or both. The fire performance of the material needs to be addressed through standard fire test methods established by the appropriate governing documents.
1.3 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.
1.4 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 the 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.
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
C203 Test Methods for Breaking Load and Flexural Properties of Block-Type Thermal Insulation
C209 Test Methods for Cellulosic Fiber Insulating Board
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
C518 Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus
C665 Specification for Mineral-Fiber Blanket Thermal Insulation for Light Frame Construction and Manufactured Housing
C1363 Test Method for Thermal Performance of Building Materials and Envelope Assemblies by Means of a Hot Box Apparatus
D312 Specification for Asphalt Used in Roofing
D450 Specification for Coal-Tar Pitch Used in Roofing, Dampproofing, and Waterproofing
D482 Test Method for Ash from Petroleum Products
D2126 Test Method for Response of Rigid Cellular Plastics to Thermal and Humid Aging
E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
E2058 Test Methods for Measurement of Synthetic Polymer Material Flammability Using a Fire Propagation Apparatus (FPA)
Other Referenced DocumentsISO1716 :2002, Reaction-to-Fire Tests for Building Products Determination of the Heat of Combustion Available from International Organization for Standardization (ISO), 1, ch. de la Voie-Creuse, CP 56, CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland, http://www.iso.org.
ICS Number Code 91.100.60 (Thermal and sound insulating materials)