ASTM D176-07(2012)

    Standard Test Methods for Solid Filling and Treating Compounds Used for Electrical Insulation (Withdrawn 2013)

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM D176-07(2012) | Developed by Subcommittee: D09.01

    WITHDRAWN, NO REPLACEMENT


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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    These test methods cover physical and electrical tests for solid filling and treating compounds used for electrical insulation which are fusible to a liquid without significant chemical reaction. Compounds that are converted to the solid state by polymerization, condensation, or other chemical reaction are not included in these test methods.

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D09 on Electrical and Electronic Insulating Materials, this test method was withdrawn in November 2013. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement because the products referenced in this standard are no longer used in the electrical industry.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover physical and electrical tests for solid filling and treating compounds used for electrical insulation which are fusible to a liquid without significant chemical reaction. Compounds that are converted to the solid state by polymerization, condensation, or other chemical reaction are not included in these test methods.

    1.2 These test methods are designed primarily for asphaltic or bituminous compounds, waxes, and fusible resins, or mixtures thereof, although some of these methods are applicable to semisolid types such as petrolatums. Special methods more suitable for hydrocarbon waxes are contained in Test Methods D1168.

    1.3 Provide adequate ventilation when these tests involve heating.

    1.4 The test methods appear in the following sections:

    Test MethodSections
    Electrical Tests:
    A-C Loss Characteristics and Permittivity (Dielectric Constant)51-54
    Dielectric Strength42-45
    Volume Resistivity-Temperature Characteristics46-49
    Physical Tests:
    Coefficient of Expansion or Contraction22-41
    Flash and Fire Points 9 and 10
    Loss on Heating11 and 12
    Melting Point5 and 6
    Penetration15 and 16
    Softening Point7 and 8
    Specific Gravity17-21
    Viscosity13 and 14

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.6 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. For specific hazard statements, see 12.1 and 31.5.

    Note 1—There is no similar or equivalent IEC or ISO standard.



    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

    D5 Test Method for Penetration of Bituminous Materials

    D6 Test Method for Loss on Heating of Oil and Asphaltic Compounds

    D70 Test Method for Density of Semi-Solid Bituminous Materials (Pycnometer Method)

    D71 Test Method for Relative Density of Solid Pitch and Asphalt (Displacement Method)

    D88 Test Method for Saybolt Viscosity

    D92 Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester

    D127 Test Method for Drop Melting Point of Petroleum Wax, Including Petrolatum

    D149 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies

    D150 Test Methods for AC Loss Characteristics and Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) of Solid Electrical Insulation

    D257 Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials

    D937 Test Method for Cone Penetration of Petrolatum

    D1168 Test Methods for Hydrocarbon Waxes Used for Electrical Insulation

    D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation

    E28 Test Methods for Softening Point of Resins Derived from Naval Stores by Ring-and-Ball Apparatus

    E102 Test Method for Saybolt Furol Viscosity of Bituminous Materials at High Temperatures


    DOI: 10.1520/D0176-07R12

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