ASTM WK70549

    New Test Methods for Evaluating the Appropriateness/Applicability of Current R-value and Fire Resistance Test Methods to Testing the Insulative Properties of Hempcrete Insulation Samples

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    WK70549

    1. Scope

    Conduct a review of the existing ASTM test methods for R-value and Fire Resistance and evaluate them for their appropriateness/applicability to testing hempcrete insulation and identify recommended changes to the test methods to make them more appropriate/applicable to testing hempcrete insulation.


    Keywords

    cannabis; hemp; specification; performance;

    Rationale

    An evaluation of the existing test methods for R-value and Fire Resistance must be done to determine if the existing test methods are appropriate/appliciable to testing hempcrete insulation materials. After a review of the current test methods, it be determined if new test methods must be developed to more accurately quantify the insulative properties of hempcrete insulation materials. Only after the appropriate/applicable testing methods have been identified, or the required modifications to them, can these test method be used to establish unbiased R-value and Fire Resistance data that can be used to create performance specifications for hempcrete insulation. This working group will perform this review and make recommended changes to test methods as necessary.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    11-09-2019

    Technical Contact:
    Tai Olson

    Status:
    Draft Under Development