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This specification covers the composition and physical properties of nodulated mineral fiber thermal insulation for use in attics or enclosed spaces in housing and other framed buildings. The nodulated mineral fiber thermal insulation shall be of the following types: Type I and Type II. The basic material shall be fibers made from mineral substances such as rock, slag, or glass processed from the molten state into an incombustible fibrous form. The fibers shall be mechanically processed into nodules, and are permitted to be treated to provide improved processing and handling characteristics suitable for installation by pouring or pneumatic applications. The following test methods shall be performed for purposes of initial material product requirements: thermal resistance; critical radiant flux; combustion characteristics; water vapor sorption; odor emission; corrosiveness; and fungi resistance.
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Significance and Use
This specification covers products that are used in buildings. While products that comply with this specification are used in various constructions, they are adaptable primarily, but not exclusively, to wood frame constructions.
1.1 This specification covers the composition and physical properties of nodulated mineral fiber thermal insulation for use in attics or enclosed spaces in housing and other framed buildings.
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.
B152/B152M Specification for Copper Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Rolled Bar
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
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
C687 Practice for Determination of Thermal Resistance of Loose-Fill Building Insulation
C870 Practice for Conditioning of Thermal Insulating Materials
C1104/C1104M Test Method for Determining the Water Vapor Sorption of Unfaced Mineral Fiber Insulation
C1304 Test Method for Assessing the Odor Emission of Thermal Insulation Materials
C1338 Test Method for Determining Fungi Resistance of Insulation Materials and Facings
C1363 Test Method for Thermal Performance of Building Materials and Envelope Assemblies by Means of a Hot Box Apparatus
C1374 Test Method for Determination of Installed Thickness of Pneumatically Applied Loose-Fill Building Insulation
C1574 Guide for Determining Blown Density of Pneumatically Applied Loose-Fill Mineral Fiber Thermal Insulation
C1630 Guide for Development of Coverage Charts for Loose-Fill Thermal Building Insulations
E136 Test Method for Behavior of Materials in a Vertical Tube Furnace at 750C
E970 Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux of Exposed Attic Floor Insulation Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
G1 Practice for Preparing, Cleaning, and Evaluating Corrosion Test Specimens
ICS Number Code 91.100.60 (Thermal and sound insulating materials)
UNSPSC Code 30141500(Thermal insulation)
ASTM C764-11, Standard Specification for Mineral Fiber Loose-Fill Thermal Insulation, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top