Division 7 Ebook Page 29 Insulation Systems for Commercial Buildings

PAGE 24 1-800-GET-PINK www.owenscorning.com ASTM E84: Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials * Test determines the relative burning behavior of building materials by observing the flame spread along a specimen in the ceiling position. Both flame spread and smoke developed are reported to the nearest 5 rating. ASTM E90 Standard Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss in Building Partitions Test covers lab measures of airborne sound transmission loss in partitions such as walls, floor/ ceiling assemblies, doors and other dividing elements. ASTM E96 Standard Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials Test covers transmission of water vapor through materials. Commonly applied to paper, plastic films, fiberboard, gypsum and other sheet plastics and wood materials. ASTM E119 Standard Test Method for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials * Test determines the time duration for which construction material assemblies will contain a fire, retain their structural integrity or exhibit both properties during a standardized exposure to fire. ASTM E136 Standard Test Method for Behavior of Materials in Vertical Tube Furnace at 750C * Test determines the combustion characteristics of building materials under specific laboratory conditions. Not intended for coated or laminated materials. ASTM C177 Standard Test Method for Steady- State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Guarded Hot Plate Test uses a guarded hot plate to measure the steady-state thermal transmission properties of insulating specimens. Test accuracy may be difficult to verify when testing specimens of low-density thermal insulation. ASTM C423 Standard Test Method for Sound Absorption and Sound Absorption Coefficient by the Reverberation Room Method Test determines the sound absorption coefficients of samples measured over 1 /3 octave bands, reported at preferred octave band center frequencies. Several defined mounting conditions are used for testing samples. ASTM C518 Standard Test Method for Steady- State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Test covers the steady-state thermal transmission properties of thermal insulation specimens using a heat flow meter. Test complements and compares specimen data to ASTM C177. ASTM C523 Standard Test Method for Light Reflectance of Acoustical Materials by Integrating Sphere Reflectometer Test measures the light reflectivity of acoustical materials and is generally used to predict the room lighting requirements. Results are expressed as a percentage of the incident light reflected by the surface. ASTM C553 Standard Specification for Mineral Fiber Blanket Thermal Insulation for Commercial and Industrial Applications Specification covers the composition, dimensions and physical properties of mineral fiber blanket intended for use as thermal insulation on surfaces at temperatures from subambient up to 1,200F (649C). ASTM C578 Standard Specification for Rigid Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation Specification covers the types, dimensions and physical properties of cellular polystyrene intended for use as thermal insulation at temperatures from -65 to +165F (-54 to +74C). ASTM C612 Standard Specification for Mineral Fiber Block and Board Thermal Insulation Specification covers the dimensions, composition and physical properties of mineral fiberboard insulation for use on cooled surfaces and on heated surfaces up to 1,800F (982C). ASTM C665 Standard Specification for Mineral Fiber Blanket Thermal Insulation for Light Frame Construction and Manufactured Housing Specification covers the physical properties and composition of mineral fiber blanket insulation used to acoustically or thermally insulate walls, ceilings and floors in light frame construction and manufactured housing. ASTM C 1136 Standard Specification for Flexible, Low Permeance Vapor Retarders for Thermal Insulation Specification covers vapor retarders for thermal insulation intended for use at temperatures from -20 to +150F (-29 to +66C). Specifically, this specification applies to flexible materials with a permeance of 0.10 perm or lower and burning characteristics of no more than 25 flame spread/50 smoke developed or lower. ASTM D1621 Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties of Rigid Cellular Plastics Test determines compressive properties of rigid cellular materials such as expanded plastics. For Certified R Metal Building Insulation. ASTM C991 TYPE I ASTM C1104 ASTM C1338 ASTM C203 Standard Test Methods for Breaking Load and Flexural Properties of Block-Type Thermal Insulation Test determines the breaking load and calculated flexural strength of a rectangular cross section of a preformed block-type thermal insulation tested as a simple beam. Applicable to cellular plastics. ASTM C272 Standard Test Method for Water Absorption of Core Materials for Structural Sandwich Constructions Test determines the relative amount of water absorption by various types of structural core materials when immersed or in a high relative humidity environment. ASTM D2126 Standard Test Method for Response of Rigid Cellular Plastics to Thermal and Humid Aging Test method covers procedures for the thermal and humid exposure of rigid cellular plastics. ASTM D2863 Standard Test Method for Measuring the Minimum Oxygen Concentration to Support Candle-Like Combustion of Plastics (Oxygen Index) Test method provides for the measuring of the minimum concentration of oxygen in a flowing mixture of oxygen and nitrogen that will just support flaming combustion of plastics. Correlation with burning characteristics under actual use conditions is not implied. ASTM E228 Standard Test Method for Linear Thermal Expansion of Solid Materials With a Push-Rod Dilatometer Test method covers the determination of the linear thermal expansion of rigid solid materials using push- rod dilatometers. This method is applicable over any practical temperature range where a device can be constructed to satisfy the performance requirements set forth in this standard. NFPA 285 Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Non-Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components This test provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load- bearing wall assemblies/panels. The test method described is intended to evaluate the inclusion of combustible components within wall assemblies/ panels of buildings that are required to be of non- combustible construction. It is intended to simulate the tested wall assemblies' fire performance. CAN/ULC S770 Standard Test Method for Determination of Long-term Thermal Resistance of Closed-Cell Thermal Insulating Foams Test procedure defines the long-term thermal resistance (LTTR) of a foam product as the value measured after 5-year storage in a laboratory environment and provides means for its prediction based on an accelerated laboratory test. INDUSTRY STANDARDS INSULATION-PRODUCT DATA * These tests are used to measure and describe the response of materials, products or assemblies to heat and flame under laboratory conditions and should not be used to describe the fire risk of materials, products or assemblies under actual fire conditions. The results of these tests may be used as contributing elements in an assessment of fire risk that considers all factors pertinent to a specific end use application.

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