Standard Active Last Updated: Sep 21, 2018
ASTM C1304-18

Standard Test Method for Assessing the Odor Emission of Thermal Insulation Materials

Significance and Use

3.1 Thermal insulating materials that produce objectionable odors could cause discomfort to persons occupying a structure insulated with such materials. Therefore, an examination to determine the odor potential of a particular insulation is desirable.


1.1 This test method covers a laboratory procedure for subjective determination of the existence, nature, and degree of odors present in all types of thermal insulation materials. This test method is not intended to evaluate the air quality aspects that any such odors may present.

1.2 The standard test condition for material evaluated under this test method is 149 ± 1.8°F (65 ± 1°C). Standard specifications referencing this test method may require other test conditions.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.06
Developed by Subcommittee: C16.31
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/C1304-18
ICS Code: 13.040.99