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Standard Test Method for Assessing the Odor Emission of Thermal Insulation Materials

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Standard Test Method for Assessing the Odor Emission of Thermal Insulation Materials


1.1 This test method covers a laboratory procedure for subjective determination of the existence, nature, and degree of odors present in all types of thermal insulation materials. This test method is not intended to evaluate the air quality aspects that any such odors may present.

1.2 The standard test condition for material evaluated under this test method is 149 ± 1.8°F (65 ± 1°C). Standard specifications referencing this test method may require other test conditions.

1.3 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.

1.4 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.

Significance and Use

Thermal insulating materials that produce objectionable odors could cause discomfort to persons occupying a structure insulated with such materials. Therefore, an examination to determine the odor potential of a particular insulation is desirable.


odor; thermal insulation; Odor--thermal insulation materials; Thermal insulating materials; ICS Number Code 13.040.99 (Other standards related to air quality)

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Publication Date

Oct. 1, 2008

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Test Method

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2 pages

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