Standard Test Method for Conducting Exterior Exposure Tests of Finishes for Thermal Insulation
|Publication Date:||1 September 2016|
|ICS Code (Heat recovery. Thermal insulation):||27.220|
This test method covers out-of-doors exposure testing of finishes that are normally field-applied to thermal insulation and possibly include joints or joint sealants, or both. Such exposure is essential prior to the determination of certain physical properties when the finish is to be exposed to exterior weather conditions. This test method also indicates possible compatibility problems between the joint sealant and the finish as well as the ability of the finish to span a dry joint. This test method is not intended to evaluate mildew resistance, efflorescence, or chemical resistance.
NOTE 1-For testing free plastic films, see Practice D1435.
This test method does not prescribe the method of application, test duration, or inspection intervals.
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.
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.