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Significance and Use
4.1 These test methods are useful to determine compliance of thermally conductive sheet electrical insulation with specification requirements established jointly by a producer and a user.
4.2 These test methods have been found useful for quality assessment. Results of the test methods can be useful in apparatus design.
1.1 This standard is a compilation of test methods for evaluating properties of thermally conductive electrical insulation sheet materials to be used for dielectric applications.
1.2 Such materials are thin, compliant sheets, typically produced by mixing thermally conductive particulate fillers with organic or silicone binders. For added physical strength these materials are often reinforced with a woven or nonwoven fabric or a dielectric film.
1.3 These test methods apply to thermally conductive sheet material ranging from about 0.02 to 6-mm thickness.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.
Note 1: There is no IEC publication or ISO standard equivalent to this standard.
1.5 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. See also and .
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
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
D374M Test Methods for Thickness of Solid Electrical Insulation (Metric)
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension
D624 Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
D1000 Test Methods for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive-Coated Tapes Used for Electrical and Electronic Applications
D1458 Test Methods for Fully Cured Silicone Rubber-Coated Glass Fabric and Tapes for Electrical Insulation
D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness
D5470 Test Method for Thermal Transmission Properties of Thermally Conductive Electrical Insulation Materials
D6054 Practice for Conditioning Electrical Insulating Materials for Testing
ICS Number Code 29.035.99 (Other insulating materials)
UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire)
ASTM D6343-14, Standard Test Methods for Thin Thermally Conductive Solid Materials for Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Applications, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top