Work Item
ASTM WK58557

New Test Method for Preparation and Reporting of Results for Water Vapor Transmission Property Testing of Preformed Pipe Insulation

1. Scope

The scope of the Committee shall be the development of standards, promotion of knowledge, and stimulation of research pertaining to thermal insulation materials, products, systems, and associated coatings and coverings, but not including insulating refractories. These activities shall be coordinated with those of other ASTM Committees and national and international organizations having similar interest.


permeability; plastics (general); plastic sheet and film; sheet material; thermal-insulating materials; thermal insulation permeability films; water vapor transmission; WVT


It has been determined that an ASTM standard describing the procedure for preparing cylindrical specimen for testing according to Test Methods E96 is needed. The bulk of the requirements from Test Methods E96 are retained, and this test method provides the steps and calculations to determine the water vapor transmission. Homogeneous and non-homogeneous specimens are covered.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: C16.33

Committee: C16

Staff Manager: Mary Mikolajewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 04-06-2017

Technical Contact: Michael Joyce

Item: 001

Ballot: C16.33 (20-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 012

Ballot: C16 (22-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item