Thermal insulation for mechanical systems

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SECTION 15080

THERMAL INSULATION FOR MECHANICAL SYSTEMS


PART 1 – GENERAL

1.01 REFERENCES

The publications listed below form a part of this specification to the extent referenced. The publications are referred to in the text by basic designation only. At the discretion of the Owner, the manufacturer of any material supplied will be required to furnish test reports pertaining toany of the tests necessary to assure compliance with the standard or standards referenced in this specification.

A. AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS (ASTM)

1. ASTM A 167 (1996) Stainless and Heat-Resisting Chromium-Nickel Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip


2. ASTM A 580 (1995a) Stainless and Steel Wire


3. ASTM B 209 (1996) Aluminum andAluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate


4. ASTM C 195 (1995) Mineral Fiber Thermal Insulating Cement


5. ASTM C 449 (1995) Mineral Fiber Hydraulic-Setting Thermal Insulating and Finishing Cement


6. ASTM C 534 (1994) Preformed Flexible Elastomeric Cellular Thermal Insulation in Sheet and Tubular Form


7. ASTM C 552 (1991) Cellular Glass ThermalInsulation


8. ASTM C 647 (1995) Properties and Tests of Mastics and Coating Finishes for Thermal Insulation


9. ASTM C 795 (1992) Thermal Insulation for Use in Contact With Austenitic Stainless Steel


10. ASTM C 871 (1995) Chemical Analysis of Thermal Insulation Materials for Leachable Chloride, Fluoride, Silicate, and Sodium Ions


11. ASTMC 920 (1995) Elastomeric Joint Sealants


12. ASTM C 921 (1989 R; 1996) Determining the Properties of Jacketing Materials for Thermal Insulation


13. ASTM C 1126 (1996) Specification for Faced or Unfaced Rigid Cellular Phenolic Thermal Insulation


14. ASTM D 3278 (1996) Test Methods for Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale & Closed-Cup Apparatus15. ASTM E 84 (1996a) Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials


16. ASTM E 96 (1995) Water Vapor Transmission of Materials

B. MANUFACTURERS STANDARDIZATION SOCIETY OF THE VALVE AND FITTINGS INDUSTRY (MSS)

1. MSS SP-69 (1996) Pipe Hangers and Supports - Selection and Application

C. MIDWEST INSULATION CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION(MICA)

1. MICA-01 (1993) National Commercial & Industrial Insulation Standards

1.02 GENERAL QUALITY CONTROL

A. Standard Products

Materials shall be the standard products of manufacturers regularly engaged in the manufacture of such products and shall essentially duplicate items that have been in satisfactory use for at least 2 years prior to bid opening.B. Installer's Qualifications

Qualified installers shall have successfully completed three or more similar type jobs within the last 5 years.

C. Surface Burning Characteristics

Unless otherwise specified, insulation not covered with a jacket shall have a flame spread rating no higher than 75 and a smoke developed rating no higher than 150. The outside surfaceof insulation systems which are located in air plenums and in ceiling spaces shall have a flame spread rating no higher than 25 and a smoke developed rating no higher than 50. Flame spread and smoke developed ratings shall be determined by ASTM E 84. Insulation shall be tested in the same density and installed thickness as the material to be used in the actual construction. Jackets shallcomply with the flame spread and smoke developed ratings of 25/50 as determined by ASTM E 84.

D. Identification of Materials

Packages or standard containers of insulation, jacket material, cements, adhesives, and coatings delivered for use, and samples required for approval shall have manufacturer's stamp or label attached giving the name of the manufacturer and brand, and a...
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