An Overview of ASTM Thermal Insulation Standards

ASTM’s thermal insulation standards are instrumental in specifying and evaluating the materials and methods used to reduce the rate of heat transfer. Why? Because the flow of heat in a given process can be limited by understanding the conductive, convective, and/or radiative behavior of the material in question.

These materials include cements, fiber boards, glass blocks, coatings, and blankets, to name a few. The ASTM thermal insulation standards help laboratories, device and equipment manufacturers, construction companies, and industrial firms, and other stakeholders understand the standard specifications for the many different materials and procedures for controlling heat in industrial settings. There are 174 guides to these standards in all.