Laboratory methods for determining moisture absorption of thermal insulations I: Review

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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of Thermal Insulation
ISSN0148-8287
Volume6
Pages232249; # of pages: 18
Subjectmoisture content; absorption; thermal insulating materials; laboratory tests; moisture effects; water immersion; water intake rate; performance of thermal insulations; moist insulations; freeze-thaw; internal condensation; Insulation; degre hygrometrique; absorption; isolant thermique
AbstractIn a review of laboratory tests of moisture absorption, three methods are carefully examined and compared. Comparisons of laboratory and field data, generally conceded to be the best way to evaluate laboratory test methods, led to the conclusion that moisture gain in perimeter insulation cannot be predicted accurately by any one laboratory test, but that relative assessment is possible from the results of a combination of tests. This paper reviews the state of the art, in particular the work of the ASTM task group on moisture absorption.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-1114
NRC number22458
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NPARC number20375105
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