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    ASTM F683-03a

    Standard Practice for Selection and Application of Thermal Insulation for Piping and Machinery

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice provides guidance in the selection of types and thicknesses of thermal insulation materials for piping, machinery, and equipment for nonnuclear shipboard applications. Methods and materials for installation, including lagging, are also detailed.

    1.2 Supplemental requirements and exceptions to the requirements discussed herein for ships of the U.S. Navy are included in Supplementary Requirements S1.

    1.3 Asbestos or asbestos-containing materials shall not be used.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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.

    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

    A167 Specification for Stainless and Heat-Resisting Chromium-Nickel Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip

    A653/A653M Specification for Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) or Zinc-Iron Alloy-Coated (Galvannealed) by the Hot-Dip Process

    B209 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate

    B209M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate (Metric)

    C168 Terminology Relating to Thermal Insulation

    C195 Specification for Mineral Fiber Thermal Insulating Cement

    C449/C449M Specification for Mineral Fiber Hydraulic-Setting Thermal Insulating and Finishing Cement

    C533 Specification for Calcium Silicate Block and Pipe Thermal Insulation

    C534 Specification for Preformed Flexible Elastomeric Cellular Thermal Insulation in Sheet and Tubular Form

    C547 Specification for Mineral Fiber Pipe Insulation

    C552 Specification for Cellular Glass Thermal Insulation

    C553 Specification for Mineral Fiber Blanket Thermal Insulation for Commercial and Industrial Applications

    C610 Specification for Molded Expanded Perlite Block and Pipe Thermal Insulation

    C612 Specification for Mineral Fiber Block and Board Thermal Insulation

    C680 Practice for Estimate of the Heat Gain or Loss and the Surface Temperatures of Insulated Flat, Cylindrical, and Spherical Systems by Use of Computer Programs

    C892 Specification for High-Temperature Fiber Blanket Thermal Insulation

    C1482 Specification for Polyimide Flexible Cellular Thermal and Sound Absorbing Insulation

    D962 Specification for Aluminum Powder and Paste Pigments for Paints

    F1138 Specification for Spray Shields for Mechanical Joints

    Federal Specifications

    HH-P-31 Packing and Lagging Material, Fibrous Glass Metallic and Plain Cloth and Tape

    TT-P-28 Paint, Aluminum, Heat Resisting (1200F)

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 27.220 (Heat recovery. Thermal insulation)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30141500(Thermal insulation)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F0683-03A

    Citation Format

    ASTM F683-03a, Standard Practice for Selection and Application of Thermal Insulation for Piping and Machinery, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2003, www.astm.org

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