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This specification covers the composition, dimensions, and physical properties of flexible unfaced foam sheet, used to insulate interior surfaces of HVAC ducts, plenums and equipment used for the distribution of conditioned air. The flexible polymeric insulations of this specification are classified into Types I and II. Type I is a closed flexible foam. Type II is an open cell flexible foam. Following test methods shall be performed: apparent thermal conductivity; surface burning characteristics; hot service performance; water vapor sorption; water absorption; dimensional stability; odor emission; fungi resistance; erosion resistance; and sound absorption coefficient.
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1.1 This specification covers the composition, dimensions, and physical properties of flexible unfaced foam sheet, used to insulate interior surfaces of HVAC ducts, plenums and equipment used for the distribution of conditioned air with a temperature of up to 250°F (121°C).
1.2 HVAC ducts, plenums and equipment systems typically operate between a temperature range of 50°F to 150°F (10°C to 65°C) and are designed to meet building code requirements of maximum temperatures of 250°F (121°C).
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C168 Terminology Relating to Thermal Insulation
C177 Test Method for Steady-State Heat Flux Measurements and Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Guarded-Hot-Plate Apparatus
C390 Practice for Sampling and Acceptance of Thermal Insulation Lots
C411 Test Method for Hot-Surface Performance of High-Temperature Thermal Insulation
C423 Test Method for Sound Absorption and Sound Absorption Coefficients by the Reverberation Room Method
C447 Practice for Estimating the Maximum Use Temperature of Thermal Insulations
C518 Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus
C634 Terminology Relating to Building and Environmental Acoustics
C665 Specification for Mineral-Fiber Blanket Thermal Insulation for Light Frame Construction and Manufactured Housing
C1045 Practice for Calculating Thermal Transmission Properties Under Steady-State Conditions
C1071 Specification for Fibrous Glass Duct Lining Insulation (Thermal and Sound Absorbing Material)
C1104/C1104M Test Method for Determining the Water Vapor Sorption of Unfaced Mineral Fiber Insulation
C1114 Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Thin-Heater Apparatus
C1304 Test Method for Assessing the Odor Emission of Thermal Insulation Materials
C1338 Test Method for Determining Fungi Resistance of Insulation Materials and Facings
C1763 Test Method for Water Absorption by Immersion of Thermal Insulation Materials
E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
E176 Terminology of Fire Standards
E795 Practices for Mounting Test Specimens During Sound Absorption Tests
E2231 Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Pipe and Duct Insulation Materials to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics
G21 Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi
ICS Number Code 91.100.60 (Thermal and sound insulating materials)
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ASTM C1534-20a, Standard Specification for Flexible Polymeric Foam Sheet Insulation Used as a Thermal and Sound Absorbing Liner for Duct Systems, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.orgBack to Top