TESTING

At R&D Services, we currently have over 70 accredited tests, including ASTM and CAN/ULC material specifications and test methods. We also offer several more non-accredited tests, and have capabilities to set up unique testing applications based on client requests.

Below is a complete list of our testing services:

CPSC / FTC TEST METHODS

16 CFR-Part 1209.4 Test Procedures For Determining Settled Density (Loose-Fill Cellulose)
16 CFR-Part 1209.5 Test Procedures For Corrosiveness (Loose-Fill Cellulose)
16 CFR-Part 1209.6 Test Procedures For Critical Radiant Flux (Loose-Fill Cellulose)
16 CFR-Part 1209.7 Test Procedures For Smoldering Combustion (Loose-Fill Cellulose)

ASTM TEST METHODS

C1045 Standard Practice for Calculating Thermal Transmission Properties Under Steady-State Conditions
C1058 Standard Practice for Selecting Temperatures for Evaluating and Reporting Thermal Properties of Thermal Insulation
C1104/C1104M Standard Test Method for Determining the Water Vapor Sorption of Unfaced Mineral Fiber Insulation
C1126 Standard Specification for Faced or Unfaced Rigid Cellular Phenolic Thermal Insulation
C1149 Standard Specification for Self-Supported Spray Applied Cellulosic Thermal Insulation
C1149 (Sec. 6.7) Corrosion (Spray Applied Cellulosic Thermal Insulation)
C1224 Standard Specification for Reflective Insulation for Building Applications
C1258 Standard Test Method for Elevated Temperature and Humidity Resistance of Vapor Retarders for Insulation
C1289 Standard Specification for Faced Rigid Cellular Polyisocyanurate Thermal Insulation Board
C1303 Standard Test Method for Predicting Long-Term Thermal Resistance of Closed-Cell Foam Insulation
C1304 Standard Test Method for Assessing the Odor Emission of Thermal Insulation Materials
C1313 Standard Specification for Sheet Radiant Barriers for Building Construction Applications
C1338 Standard Test Method for Determining Fungi Resistance of Insulation Materials and Facings
C1371 Standard Test Method for Determination of Emittance of Materials Near Room Temperature Using Portable Emissometers
C1374 Standard Test Method for Determination of Installed Thickness of Pneumatically Applied Loose-Fill Building Insulation
C1485 Standard Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux of Exposed Attic Floor Insulation Using an Electric Radiant Heat Energy Source
C1497 Standard Specification for Cellulosic Fiber Stabilized Thermal Insulation
C1549 Standard Test Method for Determination of Solar Reflectance Near Ambient Temperature Using a Portable Solar Reflectometer
C165 (Proc. A) Standard Test Method for Measuring Compressive Properties of Thermal Insulations
C1668 Standard Specification for Externally Applied Reflective Insulation Systems on Rigid Duct in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
C167 Standard Test Methods for Thickness and Density of Blanket or Batt Thermal Insulations
C1728 Standard Specification for Flexible Aerogel Insulation
C335 Standard Test Method for Steady-State Heat Transfer Properties of Pipe Insulation
C411 Standard Test Method for Hot-Surface Performance of High-Temperature Thermal Insulation
C447 Standard Practice for Estimating the Maximum Use Temperature of Thermal Insulations
C518 Standard Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus
C519 Test Method for Density of Fibrous Loose Fill Building Insulations
C578 Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation
C591 Standard Specification for Unfaced Preformed Rigid Cellular Polyisocyanurate Thermal Insulation
C592 Standard Specification for Mineral Fiber Blanket Insulation and Blanket-Type Pipe Insulation (Metal-Mesh Covered) (Industrial Type)
C612 Standard Specification for Mineral Fiber Block and Board Thermal Insulation
C653 Standard Guide for Determination of the Thermal Resistance of Low-Density Blanket-Type Mineral Fiber Insulation
C665 (Section 13.8) Corrosiveness (Fiberglass)
C687 Standard Practice for Determination of Thermal Resistance of Loose-Fill Building Insulation
C739 Standard Specification for Cellulosic Fiber Loose-Fill Thermal Insulation
C739 (Section 10) Critical Radiant Flux (Gas) (Loose-Fill Cellulose)
C739 (Section 11) Fungi Resistance (Loose-Fill Cellulose)
C739 (Section 12) Moisture Vapor Sorption (Loose-Fill Cellulose)
C739 (Section 13) Odor Emissions (Loose-Fill Cellulose)
C739 (Section 14) Smoldering Combustion (Loose-Fill Cellulose)
C739 (Section 8) Design Density (Loose-Fill Cellulose)
C739 (Section 9) Corrosiveness (Loose-Fill Cellulose)
C991 Standard Specification for Flexible Fibrous Glass Insulation for Metal Buildings
D1621 Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties Of Rigid Cellular Plastics
D1622 Standard Test Method for Apparent Density of Rigid Cellular Plastics
D2126 Standard Test Method for Response of Rigid Cellular Plastics to Thermal and Humid Aging
D2842 Standard Test Method for Water Absorption of Rigid Cellular Plastics
D2856 Standard Test Method for Open-Cell Content of Rigid Cellular Plastics by the Air Pycnometer
D3310 Standard Test Method for Determining Corrosivity of Adhesive Materials
D7897 Standard Practice for Laboratory Soiling and Weathering of Roofing Materials to Simulate Effects of Natural Exposure on Solar Reflectance and Thermal Emittance
E308 Standard Practice for Computing the Colors of Objects by Using the CIE System
E313 Standard Practice for Calculating Yellowness and Whiteness Indices from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates
E605 Standard Test Methods for Thickness and Density of Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material (SFRM) Applied to Structural Members
E736 Standard Test Method for Cohesion/Adhesion of Sprayed Fire-Resistive Materials Applied to Structural Members
E759 Standard Test Method for Effect of Deflection on Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material Applied to Structural Members
E859 Standard Test Method for Air Erosion of Sprayed Fire-Resistive Materials (SFRMs) Applied to Structural Members
E96 Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
E970 Standard Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux of Exposed Attic Floor Insulation Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
G154 Standard Practice for Operating Fluorescent Ultraviolet (UV) Lamp Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials

CAN/ULC TEST METHODS

CAN/ULC-S129-06 Standard Method of Test for Smoulder Resistance of Insulation
CAN/ULC-S130-M87 Standard Method of Test for Ignition Resistance of Loose Fill Insulation (Cigarette Method)
CAN/ULC-S701-11 Standard for Thermal Insulation, Polystyrene, Boards and Pipe Covering
CAN/ULC-S702-09 Standard for Mineral Fibre Thermal Insulation for Buildings
CAN/ULC-S703-09 Standard for Cellulose Fibre Insulation (CFI) for Buildings
CAN/ULC-S705-1.01 Standard for Thermal Insulation - Spray Applied Rigid Polyurethane Foam, Medium Density - Material Specification
CAN/ULC-S770-09 Standard Test Method for Determination of Long-Term Thermal Resistance of Closed-Cell Thermal Insulating Foams