Codes and Standards for Insulation Used on Pipes

The ultimate goal for codes and standards is to continue to make products and installations safer and make system performance more predictable. When an insulation system does not meet the associated codes and building standards, a number of issues can arise – from unsafe working conditions, to condensation, to system inefficiencies.

Abiding by standards and codes can not only help designers and installers avoid costly consequences, but may also be a requirement by the local jurisdiction having authority. This fact sheet lists the common ASTM Standards and Test Methods for fiber glass and mineral wool pipe insulation and addresses prescribed codes and standards for quality and safety for temperatures temperatures from 40-1400°. Read more.