ASTM D5374 - 13

    Standard Test Methods for Forced-Convection Laboratory Ovens for Evaluation of Electrical Insulation

    Active Standard ASTM D5374 | Developed by Subcommittee: D09.17

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Ovens used for thermal evaluation of insulating materials are to be capable of maintaining uniform conditions of temperature and air circulation over the extended periods of time that are required for conducting these tests. Specification D5423 specifies the permissible deviations from absolute uniformity that have been generally accepted internationally for these ovens. These test methods include procedures for measuring these deviations and other specified characteristics of the ovens.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for evaluating the characteristics of forced-convection ventilated electrically-heated ovens, operating over all or part of the temperature range from 20°C above the ambient temperature to 500°C and used for thermal endurance evaluation of electrical insulating materials.

    1.2 These test methods are based on IEC Publication 216-4-1, and are technically identical to it. This compilation of test methods and an associated specification, D5423, have replaced Specification D2436.

    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

    D2436 Specification for Forced-Convection Laboratory Ovens for Electrical Insulation

    D5423 Specification for Forced-Convection Laboratory Ovens for Evaluation of Electrical Insulation

    Other Document

    IECPublication216-4- Guide for the Determination of Thermal Endurance Properties of Electrical Insulating Materials, Part 4--Aging Ovens, Section 1--Single-Chamber Ovens Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.035.01 (Insulating materials in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D5374

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