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By Knauf Insulation Technical Solutions on June 30, 2021
ASTM Insulation Technical standards

How do you know that a product is going to deliver on its promised performance and that it is safe to use? How do you know that a product really is top quality? The best way to be sure is to trust the standards, and ASTM is as trustworthy as it gets. At Knauf Insulation Technical Solutions we are proud to offer our clients insulation solutions of the highest quality, and we can support this claim by our numerous ASTM compliant products.

 

Different technical standards have always set the bar for producers. Builders, planners, architects, suppliers and many more use them daily to choose the best quality as they navigate their projects through the sea of options. For us, standards are the bar that we not only try to reach but go beyond.

 

More than 30,000 people from 150 countries create and update standards through ASTM International.

 

Knauf Insulation Technical Solutions - ASTM Standards

ASTM International is one of the world's largest international standard development organizations where producers, users, consumers and experts from around the world work together to develop voluntary consensus standards. The high quality of ASTM international standards is driven by the expertise and judgment of its members, who represent industry, governments, academia, trade groups, consumers, and others.

ASTM standards are developed by committees of relevant industry professionals who meet regularly in an open and transparent process to deliver standards, test methods, specifications, guides, and practices. There are about 150 committees, with over 2,000 subcommittees, which develop ASTM standards in accordance with the guiding principles of the World Trade Organization. The ASTM standards development process is open and transparent, allowing individuals and governments to participate directly, and as equals, in a global consensus decision.

 

There are over 12,000 ASTM standards, which are used all over the world to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and let customers know they can rely on products.

 

ASTM Standards related to Mineral Wool Insulation

ASTM C302

Standard Test Method for Density and Dimensions of Preformed Pipe-Covering-Type Thermal Insulation

ASTM C303

Standard Test Method for Dimensions and Density of Preformed Block and Board-Type Thermal Insulation

ASTM C167

Standard Test Methods for Thickness and Density of Blanket or Batt Thermal Insulations

ASTM C335

Standard Test Method for Steady-State Heat Transfer Properties of Pipe Insulation

ASTM C177

Standard Test Method for Steady-State Heat Flux Measurements and Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Guarded-Hot-Plate Apparatus

ASTM C165

Standard Test Method for Measuring Compressive Properties of Thermal Insulations

ASTM C1104

Standard Test Method for Determining the Water Vapor Sorption of Unfaced Mineral Fiber Insulation

ASTM C1304

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

ASTM E84

Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

ASTM C447/ C411

Standard Practice for Estimating the Maximum Use Temperature of Thermal Insulations

ASTM C1338

Standard Test Method for Determining Fungi Resistance of Insulation Materials and Facings

ASTM C356

Standard Test Method for Linear Shrinkage of Preformed High-Temperature Thermal Insulation Subjected to Soaking Heat

ASTM C795

Standard Specification for Thermal Insulation for Use in Contact with Austenitic Stainless Steel

ASTM C665

(sec- 13.8)

Standard Specification for Mineral-Fiber Blanket Thermal Insulation for Light Frame Construction and Manufactured Housing

ASTM C1101

Standard Test Methods for Classifying the Flexibility or Rigidity of Mineral Fiber Blanket and Board Insulation

ASTM C1335

Standard Test Method for Measuring Non-Fibrous Content of Man-Made Rock and Slag Mineral Fiber Insulation

ASTM E136

Standard Test Method for Assessing Combustibility of Materials Using a Vertical Tube Furnace at 750°C

 

Knauf Insulation Technical Solutions - ASTM Standards

Our Mineral Wool Insulation products for industry, HVAC and shipbuilding are all about performance and safety, and the fact that they comply with ASTM standards proves we are delivering on this promise.

 

Our products which are compliant with ASTM standards are:

 

You can find more detailed information in the table below.

 

Knauf Insulation products complying with ASTM

 

Products

Pipe section Power-teK PS 450

Pipe section Power-teK PS 680

Industrial Pipe Belt Power-teK PB 680 ALU

High temperature board

Power-teK BD 660

High temperature board

Power-teK BD 700

Wired Mat Power-teK WM 640 / WM 660 /

WM 680

ASTM Product Standard

ASTM C547

ASTM C547

ASTM C547

ASTM C612

ASTM C612

ASTM C592

Type

I-A

II-A

III-A

IV-A

IV

II/ III/ III

Product Properties

 

ASTM Test standards

Density (kg/m³)

ASTM C302

ASTM C302

ASTM C302

ASTM C303

 

ASTM C167

Dimensions (% of label)

ASTM C302

ASTM C302

ASTM C302

ASTM C303

 

 

Dimensional Recovery (% of label)

 

 

 

 

 

ASTM C167

Thermal Conductivity

ASTM C335

ASTM C335

ASTM C335

ASTM C177

ASTM C177

ASTM C177

Compressive Resistance (kPa)

 

 

 

ASTM C165

ASTM C165

 

Water Vapor Sorption (Mass %)

ASTM C1104

ASTM C1104

ASTM C1104

ASTM C1104

ASTM C1104

ASTM C1104

Odor Emission

 

 

 

ASTM C1304

ASTM C1304

ASTM C1304

Surface Burning Characteristics

ASTM E84

ASTM E84

ASTM E84

ASTM E84

ASTM E84

ASTM E84

Maximum Use Temperature

ASTM C447/ C411

ASTM C447/ C411

ASTM C447/ C411

ASTM C447/ C411

ASTM C447/C411

ASTM C447/C411

Exothermic Temperature Rise (ºC)

ASTM C447/ C411

ASTM C447/ C411

ASTM C447/ C411

ASTM C447/ C411

ASTM C447/ C411

 

Fungi Resistance

 

 

 

ASTM C1338

ASTM C1338

ASTM C1338

Sag Resistance (% thickness)

ASTM C411

ASTM C411

ASTM C411

 

 

 

Linear Shrinkage (% change)

ASTM C356

ASTM C356

ASTM C356

ASTM C356

ASTM C356

ASTM C356

 

Corrosiveness

 

ASTM C795

 

ASTM C795

 

ASTM C795

ASTM C795

ASTM C665

(sec-13.8)

ASTM C795

ASTM C665

(sec 13.8)

ASTM C795

ASTM C665

(sec-13.8)

Rigidity

 

 

 

ASTM C1101

ASTM C1101

 

Non Fibrous Shot Content (% content)

ASTM C1335

ASTM C1335

ASTM C1335

ASTM C1335

ASTM C1335

ASTM C1335

Non Combustibility

 

 

 

 

 

ASTM E136

 

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