Standard Historical Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM D2100-95(2004)e1

Standard Specification for Asbestos Textiles Used for Electrical Insulating Purposes

Abstract

This specification covers asbestos textile materials used for electrical insulating purposes having a specified minimum mass % of asbestos fiber, excluding the mass of other inorganic reinforcing material that may be present. Asbestos textiles are classified into three types (Types II, IV, and VI) according to magnetic rating, and into grades (Underwriters, A, AA, AAA, and AAAA) according to the percentage of asbestos content by mass. Textile materials shall meet chemical composition (asbestos content) and magnetic rating specific to their grade and type.

Scope

1.1 This specification covers asbestos textile materials used for electrical insulating purposes having a minimum of 80% asbestos fiber, by mass, excluding the mass of other inorganic reinforcing material that may be present. Note 1Specifications for other asbestos textile products are covered in Specifications D 299, D 315, D 375, D 1061, and D 1571.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.3 Warning-Breathing of asbestos dust is hazardous. Asbestos and asbestos products present demonstrated health risks for users and for those with whom they come into contact. In addition to other precautions, when working with asbestos-cement products, minimize the dust that results. For information on the safe use of chrysoltile asbestos, refer to "Safe Use of Chrysotile Asbestos: A Manual on Preventive and Control Measures."

The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods, Section , described in 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. For specific safety hazard, see .

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.05
Developed by Subcommittee: C17.03
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D2100-95R04E01
ICS Code: 29.035.30