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This standard is issued under the fixed designation C ; the number immediately 1 This test method is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee C- 16 on. ASTM C () Standard Test Method for Thermal Performance of Building Materials and Envelope Assemblies by Means of a Hot Box Apparatus. Annual. Our calibrated hot box is one of the largest in the country accepting test assemblies up to 9’x16′. Its design allows any orientation from fully vertical to fully .

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Further, some of the modeling parameters, such as contact resistance between the various layers, are difficult to establish accurately for modeling. Test apparatus designed and operated previously under Test Methods C and C will require slight modifications to the calibration and operational procedures to meet the requirements of Test Method C When constructed to measure heat transfer in the vertical direction, the hot box is used for testing roof, ceiling, floor, and other horizontal structures.

For ceiling tests with low density insulations, the minimum lateral dimension of the specimen shall be at least several times the dimension of the expected convection cells.

In this type of testing, bigger is definitely better. By performing this benchmarking process, the hot box operator is able to develop the additional equations that predict the magnitude of the corrections to the net heat flow through the specimen that account for any hot box wall ashm and flanking loss.

The hot box has two sides as illustrated in the diagram below: This benchmarking provides substantial confidence that any extraneous heat flows can be eliminated or quantified with axtm accuracy to be a minor factor of the overall uncertainty. To learn more about how Hot Box testing can help your success asym the market, contact us. Many high performance wall systems now also have a layer of rigid foam. Decisions on c13663 sampling, specimen selection, preconditioning, specimen mounting and positioning, the choice of test conditions, and the evaluation of test data shall follow applicable ASTM test methods, guides, practices or product specifications or governmental regulations.


Testing Evaluating how your products and services meet and exceed quality, safety, sustainability and performance standards. As such, the hot box is considered a primary method and the uncertainty of the result is analyzed by direct evaluation of the component measurement uncertainties of the instrumentation used in making the measurements.

The guarded hot box consists of a cold room and a warm room.

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We’d be happy to work with you to conduct custom thermal testing for your residential building system. To gain this final confidence in the test result, it qstm necessary to c136 the overall result of the hot box apparatus by performing measurements on specimens having known heat transfer values and comparing those results to the expected values.

As such, the hot box is considered a primary method and the uncertainty of the result is analyzed by direct evaluation of the component measurement uncertainties of the instrumentation used in making the xstm. Examples of analysis tools, concepts and procedures used in the design, construction, characterization, and operation of a hot box apparatus is given in Refs The dimensions of specimen projections or recesses are controlled by the design of the hot box apparatus.

The direction of airflow motion under forced convective conditions shall be either perpendicular or parallel to the surface. Air infiltration or moisture migration can alter the net heat transfer.

Detailed operating procedures, including design schematics and electrical drawings, shall be available for each apparatus to ensure that tests are in accordance with this test method.

Please enter a valid email address. A structure that contains cavity spaces between adjacent surfaces, for example, an attic section including a ceiling aetm sloping roof, may be difficult to test properly.

Complicated interactions and dependence ast, many variables, coupled with only a limited experience in testing under such conditions, have made it inadvisable to include this type testing in this standard.


Some hot boxes are limited to planar or nearly planar specimens.

Materials with a low thermal emittance surface have been used for many years to create reflective insulations that reduce the rate of heat flow across building envelopes. If the astk is revised or amended, you will be notified by email.

Validating the specifications, value and safety of your raw materials, products and assets. The basis for the performance of reflective insulations and radiant barriers will be discussed along with the combination of these materials with cellular plastic or mineral fiber insulations to form hybrid insulation assemblies. Calculations of thermal resistance for enclosed reflective air spaces and current field data from Southeast Asia will be presented.

Detailed heat flow analysis shall precede the use of the hot box apparatus for large, complex structures. During initial setup and periodic verification testing, each measurement system and sensor is calibrated against a standard traceable to a national standards laboratory.

Large-Scale Hot Box

The building system wall, ceiling, roof, etc. Add to Alert PDF. The Hot Box removes any concerns that modeling parameters and assumptions are incorrect because the test is conducted on actual wall or ceiling specimens, allowing our building science experts to determine the answer with a high degree of confidence.

If no applicable standard exists, sound engineering judgment that reflects accepted heat transfer principles must be used and documented. Subscription pricing is determined by: Consider the typical residential wall, which consists of a wood frame with fiberglass insulation between the studs, sheathing, a weather resistive barrier, drywall on the interior walls, and exterior siding.