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This specification covers expanded or exfoliated vermiculite thermal insulating material in the form of dry cement or plaster, intended to be mixed with a suitable proportion of water, applied as a plastic mass, and dried in place, for use as insulation on surfaces. The cement shall be composed predominantly of expanded or exfoliated vermiculite, with a suitable proportion of heat-resistant binder. The following requirements are employed for purposes of initial material or product qualification: consistency, compressive strength, linear shrinkage, apparent thermal conductivity, and dry adhesion to steel. The consistency of the material, dry converting capacity and volume change upon drying, compressive strength, linear shrinkage, apparent thermal conductivity, and dry adhesion to steel shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed.
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1.1 This specification covers expanded or exfoliated vermiculite thermal insulating material in the form of dry cement or plaster, intended to be mixed with a suitable proportion of water, applied as a plastic mass, and dried in place, for use as insulation on surfaces operating at temperatures between 100°F (38°C) and 1800°F (982°C). The cement shall not be used where it will be exposed to combustion conditions, such as the hot face lining of a furnace.
1.2 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.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section , of this specification. 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.
1.4 When the installation or use of thermal insulation materials, accessories and systems, may pose safety or health problems, the manufacturer shall provide the user with appropriate current information regarding any known problems associated with the recommended use of the company's products. The manufacturer shall also recommend protective measures to be employed in the safe utilization of said products.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C163 Practice for Mixing Thermal Insulating Cement Samples
C166 Test Method for Covering Capacity and Volume Change Upon Drying of Thermal Insulating Cement
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
C353 Test Method for Adhesion of Dried Thermal Insulating or Finishing Cement
C354 Test Method for Compressive Strength of Thermal Insulating or Finishing Cement
C356 Test Method for Linear Shrinkage of Preformed High-Temperature Thermal Insulation Subjected to Soaking Heat
C390 Practice for Sampling and Acceptance of Thermal Insulation Lots
C405 Practice for Estimating Consistency of Wet-Mixed Thermal Insulating Cement
C518 Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus
C1058 Practice for Selecting Temperatures for Evaluating and Reporting Thermal Properties of Thermal Insulation
ICS Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)
UNSPSC Code 30141500(Thermal insulation); 30111601(Cement)
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ASTM C196-00(2016), Standard Specification for Expanded or Exfoliated Vermiculite Thermal Insulating Cement, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top