ASTM D2100 / D2100M - 95(2009)e1

    Standard Specification for Asbestos Textiles Used for Electrical Insulating Purposes

    Active Standard ASTM D2100 / D2100M | Developed by Subcommittee: C17.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


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    Abstract

    This specification covers asbestos textile materials used for electrical insulating purposes having a specified minimum mass % of asbestos fiber, excluding the mass of other inorganic reinforcing material that may be present. Asbestos textiles are classified into three types (Types II, IV, and VI) according to magnetic rating, and into grades (Underwriters, A, AA, AAA, and AAAA) according to the percentage of asbestos content by mass. Textile materials shall meet chemical composition (asbestos content) and magnetic rating specific to their grade and type.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    Significance and Use

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers asbestos textile materials used for electrical insulating purposes having a minimum of 80% asbestos fiber, by mass, excluding the mass of other inorganic reinforcing material that may be present.

    Note 1—Specifications for other asbestos textile products are covered in Specifications D299, D315, D375, D1061, and D1571.

    1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.3 WarningBreathing 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.

    1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods, Section 10, described in this specification: 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 safety hazard, see 1.3.


    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

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D299 Specification for Asbestos Yarns

    D315 Specification for Woven Asbestos Tape

    D375 Specification for Asbestos Roving

    D1061 Specification for Asbestos Lap

    D1118 Test Method for Magnetic Rating of Asbestos Fiber and Asbestos Textiles

    D1571 Specification for Woven Asbestos Cloth

    D1918 Test Method for Asbestos Content of Asbestos Textiles

    D2946 Terminology for Asbestos and Asbestos-Cement Products


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.035.30 (Glass and ceramic insulating materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11151515(Asbestos fibers)


    DOI: 10.1520/D2100_D2100M-95R09E01

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