ASTM C520 - 15(2020)

    Standard Test Methods for Density of Granular Loose Fill Insulations

    Active Standard ASTM C520 | Developed by Subcommittee: C16.32

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.06

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Method A will be used primarily as a manufacturing quality control and field test method without the need for conditioning. For more accurate research purposes, conditioning shall be specified.

    4.2 Method B will be used, when specified, to determine the density at which insulation properties such as thermal resistance and placement coverage are to be determined.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods are applicable to granular loose fill insulation materials such as vermiculite and perlite. They are used for other insulation materials with similar flow and settling properties.

    1.2 Method A shall be used to determine bulk density.

    1.3 Method B shall be used to determine design density and, with Method A, is used to calculate percent loss of volume due to settling.

    1.4 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.

    1.5 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.6 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.

    ASTM Standards

    C168 Terminology Relating to Thermal Insulation

    C390 Practice for Sampling and Acceptance of Thermal Insulation Lots

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.60 (Thermal and sound insulating materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30141500(Thermal insulation)

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    DOI: 10.1520/C0520-15R20

    Citation Format

    ASTM C520-15(2020), Standard Test Methods for Density of Granular Loose Fill Insulations, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020,

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