ASTM D374 / D374M - 16

    Standard Test Methods for Thickness of Solid Electrical Insulation

    Active Standard ASTM D374 / D374M | Developed by Subcommittee: D09.12

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.01


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Some electrical properties, such as dielectric strength, vary with the thickness of the material. Determination of certain properties, such as relative permittivity (dielectric constant) and volume resistivity, usually require a knowledge of the thickness. Design and construction of electrical machinery require that the thickness of insulation be known.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the thickness of several types of solid electrical insulating materials employing recommended techniques. Use these test methods except as otherwise required by a material specification.

    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 are not necessarily exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. It is possible that combining values from the two systems will result in non-conformance with the 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

    D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation

    D6054 Practice for Conditioning Electrical Insulating Materials for Testing

    E252 Test Method for Thickness of Foil, Thin Sheet, and Film by Mass Measurement


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 39121721(Electrical insulators)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D0374_D0374M-16

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D374 / D374M-16, Standard Test Methods for Thickness of Solid Electrical Insulation, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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