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This specification covers aluminum jacketing for thermal and acoustical insulation operating at either above or below ambient temperatures and in both indoor and outdoor locations. It provides physical requirements for aluminum jacketing for thermal and acoustical insulation. Classification of aluminum jacketing is based on three factors: outer surface treatment and emittance, alloy and temper per Specification B209, and moisture retarder. The specification covers physical properties, minimum thickness for pipe jacketing, and permissible thickness tolerances. Test methods cover total hemispherical emittance, surface burning characteristics, metal sheet thickness, pinholes in moisture retarder, pencil hardness, and water vapor transmission rate of the moisture retarder.
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1.1 This specification covers aluminum jacketing for thermal and acoustical insulation operating at either above or below ambient temperatures and in both indoor and outdoor locations. It does not cover insulation jacketing made from other materials such as mastics, fiber reinforced plastic, PVC, or stainless steel nor does it cover the details of thermal or acoustical insulation systems.
1.2 This specification provides physical requirements for aluminum jacketing for thermal and acoustical insulation. Guide provides guidance in selecting jacketing materials and their safe use.
1.3 This is a material specification and does not imply any performance of the installed system using the materials specified herein. For information about installation of aluminum jacketing, see (. )
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
Note 1: A version of this specification in SI units is available as .
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.
B209 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate
B487 Test Method for Measurement of Metal and Oxide Coating Thickness by Microscopical Examination of Cross Section
C168 Terminology Relating to Thermal Insulation
C450 Practice for Fabrication of Thermal Insulating Fitting Covers for NPS Piping, and Vessel Lagging
C585 Practice for Inner and Outer Diameters of Thermal Insulation for Nominal Sizes of Pipe and Tubing
C835 Test Method for Total Hemispherical Emittance of Surfaces up to 1400C
C1371 Test Method for Determination of Emittance of Materials Near Room Temperature Using Portable Emissometers
C1423 Guide for Selecting Jacketing Materials for Thermal Insulation
C1729M Specification for Aluminum Jacketing for Insulation
C1785 Test Method for Concentration of Pinhole Detections in Moisture Barriers on Metal Jacketing
D3363 Test Method for Film Hardness by Pencil Test
E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
F1249 Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Modulated Infrared Sensor
ICS Number Code 91.100.60 (Thermal and sound insulating materials)
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ASTM C1729-16a, Standard Specification for Aluminum Jacketing for Insulation, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top