ASTM International announced plans for a workshop of Subcommittee D22.05 on Indoor Air for the presentation and discussion of chemical emissions testing methods for spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation.
Presentations on such emissions testing methods are invited, ASTM said in announcing the workshop.
The workshop is scheduled for 1-5:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside, Tampa, Fla. The event is planned in conjunction with the standards-development meetings of several ASTM committees, including D22 on Air Quality and E06 on Performance of Buildings.
While development of a standard for small-chamber testing method of VOC emissions from SPF under appropriate environmental conditions is planned, a panel will also present new results on:
• application of heated micro-scale chambers for testing of SPF insulation;
• air sampling and sensitive analytical techniques for capturing and measuring methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI); and
• amine catalysts, flame retardants, and other potential constituents of SPF insulation.
Discussions are planned regarding these topics and other innovative approaches for answering important questions regarding IAQ compliance testing of SPF insulation and the establishment of building re-occupancy times after installation of SPF products, ASTM said.
The data and discussions from the workshop will be used in the development of one or more ASTM standards related to the production of test samples representative of both closed-cell and open-cell SPF products, and to the short- and longer-term testing of these products for their emissions of chemicals of potential concern, the organization said.
More information: SPF Workshop.