Currently there are no standards that cover a procedure for determining the Thermal resistivity of a cementious material. Currently each individual or group testing for thermal resistivity, have been left to develop their own procedures. This is causing a disconnect between the electrical engineers and testing. Testing can not ne verified. Because there are no standards, in many cases the relationship between thermal resistivity and moisture content is not being established. This standard would be used for all cementious product placed around electrical conduits where knowing what the thermal resistivity (or displacement of heat)is critical. The end users will be Ready Mix companies, private labs, project owners, and others.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.