ASTM C449 - 07(2013)

Standard Specification for Mineral Fiber Hydraulic-Setting Thermal Insulating and Finishing Cement

This standard is a part of ASTM Book of Standards Volume 04.06

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Annotation and contents

Source of this annotation and contents: ASTM International.

Abstract

This specification covers mineral fiber (rock or slag) insulating and finishing cement shipped in dry-mix form, including hydraulic-setting binder, which, when mixed with water and applied in accordance with the manufacturer's directions, affords a smooth surface as a final finish for heated surfaces for specific applications. The actual temperature limit shall be agreed upon between the purchaser and the manufacturer. Specimens shall be sampled, prepared, tested, and conform accordingly to the following properties: dry covering capacity, volume change upon drying, compressive strength, linear shrinkage, apparent thermal conductivity, maximum use temperature, and non-combustibility.

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1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers mineral fiber (rock or slag) insulating and finishing cement shipped in dry-mix form, including hydraulic-setting binder, which, when mixed with water and applied in accordance with the manufacturer's directions, affords a smooth surface as a final finish for heated surfaces up to 1200 °F (649 °C) for specific applications. The actual temperature limit shall be agreed upon between the purchaser and the manufacturer.

Note 1Precautionary measures should be taken with this material as with other hydraulic-setting mixtures. This material should be used within the time period recommended by the manufacturer.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method (Section 10) 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.

1.4 When the installation or use of thermal insulation materials, accessories, and systems pose safety or health problems, the manufacturer shall provide the user with appropriate current information regarding any known problems associated with the recommended use of the company's products and shall also recommend protective measures to be employed in their safe utilization. The user shall establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.


2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

ASTM Standards

C163 Practice for Mixing Thermal Insulating Cement Samples

C166 Test Method for Covering Capacity and Volume Change Upon Drying of Thermal Insulating Cement

C168 Terminology Relating to Thermal Insulation

C177 Test Method for Steady-State Heat Flux Measurements and Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Guarded-Hot-Plate Apparatus

C356 Test Method for Linear Shrinkage of Preformed High-Temperature Thermal Insulation Subjected to Soaking Heat

C390 Practice for Sampling and Acceptance of Thermal Insulation Lots

C411 Test Method for Hot-Surface Performance of High-Temperature Thermal Insulation

C518 Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus

C795 Specification for Thermal Insulation for Use in Contact with Austenitic Stainless Steel

C1045 Practice for Calculating Thermal Transmission Properties Under Steady-State Conditions

C1058 Practice for Selecting Temperatures for Evaluating and Reporting Thermal Properties of Thermal Insulation

C1114 Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Thin-Heater Apparatus

E136 Test Method for Behavior of Materials in a Vertical Tube Furnace at 750C

Alternate designation

  • ASTM C 449