ASTM C767 - 93(2013)

    Standard Test Method for Thermal Conductivity of Carbon Refractories

    Active Standard ASTM C767 | Developed by Subcommittee: C08.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.01


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 The thermal conductivity of carbon refractories is a property required for selecting their thermal transmission characteristics. Users select carbon refractories to provide specified conditions of heat loss and cold face temperature, without exceeding the temperature limitation of the carbon refractory. This test method establishes placement of thermocouples and positioning of test specimens in the calorimeter.

    3.2 This procedure must be used with Test Method C201 and requires a large thermal gradient and steady state conditions. The results are based upon a mean temperature.

    3.3 The data from this test method is suitable for specification acceptance, estimating heat loss and surface temperature, and the design of multi-layer refractory construction.

    3.4 The use of these data requires consideration of the actual application environment and conditions.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method supplements Test Method C201, and shall be used in conjunction with that procedure to determine the thermal conductivity of carbon or carbon-bearing refractories. This test method is designed for refractories having a conductivity factor of not more than 200 Btu·in./h·ft 2·°F (28.8 W/m·K).

    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

    C155 Classification of Insulating Firebrick

    C201 Test Method for Thermal Conductivity of Refractories

    E220 Test Method for Calibration of Thermocouples By Comparison Techniques


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.99 (Other products of the chemical industry); 81.080 (Refractories)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31370000(Refractories)


    DOI: 10.1520/C0767

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