ASTM C1696: A Thermal Insulation Guide For Engineering Grads

Recent graduates with engineering degrees typically have very little – if any – experience with thermal insulation. This knowledge gap can now be bridged with ASTM C1696, a guide designed to provide the specific knowledge required for the development of a thermal insulation system within a large-scale engineering project.

The guide provides information on the selection of insulation materials, systems design, application methods, protective coverings, guarantees, inspection, testing, and maintenance of thermal insulation primarily for industrial applications in a temperature range of -320 to 1200°F (-195.5 to 648.8°C).

The standard provides guidelines for designing thermal insulation systems and the principles for assessing new materials and adapting them for use under varying conditions.

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