ASTM D229 - 19e1 - Standard Test Methods for Rigid Sheet and Plate Materials Used for Electrical Insulation

ASTM D229 - 19e1

Standard Test Methods for Rigid Sheet and Plate Materials Used for Electrical Insulation

Status : Current   Published : March 2019



1.1 These test methods cover procedures for testing rigid electrical insulation normally manufactured in flat sheet or plate form. They are generally used as terminal boards, spacers, voltage barriers, and circuit boards.

1.2 Use Test Methods D619 (withdrawn) or Specification D710 for tests applying to vulcanized fibre.

1.3 Some of the test methods contained in this standard are similar to those contained in IEC 60893-2, which applies to rigid industrial laminated sheets based on thermosetting resins for electrical purposes.

1.4 The test methods appear in the following sections:

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1.5 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.

1.6 This is a fire-test-response standard. See Sections 61 through 74, which are the procedures for assessing ignitability and burning time under specific test conditions

1.7  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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements are given in 31.1 and 1.8.

1.8  This standard measures and describes the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled conditions, but does not by itself incorporate all factors required for fire hazard or fire risk assessment of the materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions.

1.9  Fire testing is inherently hazardous. Adequate safeguards for personnel and property shall be employed in conducting these tests.

1.10  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM D229 - 19e1
TitleStandard Test Methods for Rigid Sheet and Plate Materials Used for Electrical Insulation
Publication Date01 March 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors water absorption, warp, volume resistivity, voltage barriers, twist, tracking resistance, thickness, thermosetting laminate, thermal expansion, terminal boards, tensile strength, surface resistivity, surface resistance, spacers, solvent extractible, Rockwell hardness, rigid sheets, rigid plates, resistivity, printed wiring boards, permittivity, insulation resistance, impact resistance, ignitability, hard rubber, flexural strength, elastic modulus, dissipation factor, compressive strength, burning time, bond strength, ash content, arc resistance, ac breakdown voltage
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