• ASTM D 1711 : 2011 : REV A

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    Standard Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  11-11-2014

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  08-01-2011

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    1.1 This terminology standard is a compilation of technical terms associated with testing and specifying solid electrical and electronic insulating materials.

    1.2 This terminology standard shall contain all definitions that are balloted specifically through Subcommittee D09.94 and through D09 main committee and that are of general interest to standards associated with electrical and electronic insulating materials. Those definitions shall be of importance to electrical and electronic insulating materials issues but need not be directly associated with a specific standard under the jurisdiction of Committee D09 on Electrical and Electronic Insulating Materials.

    1.3 It is intended that all definitions in this terminology standard originating in a specific standard under the jurisdiction of Committee D09 be identical to definitions of the same terms as printed in standards of originating technical subcommittees, with the exceptions of: (1) deletion of any part of the Discussion included in another standard that refers specifically to the use of a term in that standard; (2) figure numbers and corresponding references; and (3) in this terminology standard, a parenthetical addition of a reference to one or more technical standards in which the term is used and the year in which the term was added to this compilation.

    1.3.1 Definitions contained in this terminology standard which did not originate in a specific standard under the jurisdiction of Committee D09, or which originated in a standard that has since been revised or withdrawn, and that have been appropriately balloted, shall also be included in this terminology standard.

    1.4 It is permissible to include symbols as part of the representation of terms, where appropriate.

    1.5 It is not intended that this terminology standard include symbols (except as noted in 1.4). It is also permissible to include acronyms and abbreviations referring directly to defined terms.

    1.6 Revisions and additions to those definitions in this terminology standard which originate in a specific standard under the jurisdiction of Committee D09 are to be made as a product of a collaborative effort between Subcommittee D09.94 and the corresponding technical subcommittee of Committee D09, with Subcommittee D09.94 providing editorial advice to the technical subcommittees.

    1.7 Each definition in this terminology standard shall be accompanied by the year in which it was first incorporated into the standard, placed at the end in parentheses. All discussions shall also carry a date; it is possible that the discussion date is different from the definition date.

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    Committee D 09
    Document Type Reference Material
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Superseded
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    ASTM D 1867 : 2013 Standard Specification for Copper-Clad Thermosetting Laminates for Printed Wiring (Withdrawn 2020)
    ASTM D 1047 : 2016 Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Jacket for Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 5288 : 2014 Standard Test Method for Determining Tracking Index of Electrical Insulating Materials Using Various Electrode Materials (Excluding Platinum)
    ASTM D 350 : 2013 Standard Test Methods for Flexible Treated Sleeving Used for Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 5485 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Determining the Corrosive Effect of Combustion Products Using the Cone Corrosimeter
    ASTM D 1677 : 2017 Standard Methods for Sampling and Testing Untreated Mica Paper Used for Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 3874 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Ignition of Materials by Hot Wire Sources
    ASTM D 295 : 2012 Standard Test Methods for Varnished Cotton Fabrics Used for Electrical Insulation (Withdrawn 2020)
    ASTM D 5642 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Sealed Tube Chemical Compatibility Test
    ASTM D 470 : 2013 Standard Test Methods for Crosslinked Insulations and Jackets for Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 3955 : 2013 Standard Specification for Electrical Insulating Varnishes
    ASTM D 6194 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Glow-Wire Ignition of Materials
    ASTM D 2301 : 2010 : R2017 Standard Specification for Vinyl Chloride Plastic Pressure-Sensitive Electrical Insulating Tape
    ASTM D 5425 : 2018 Standard Guide for Development of Fire Hazard Assessment Standards of Electrotechnical Products
    ASTM D 3756 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Resistance to Electrical Breakdown by Treeing in Solid Dielectric Materials Using Diverging Fields
    ASTM D 2219 : 2017 Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Insulation for Wire and Cable, 60°C Operation
    ASTM D 3006 : 2010 : R2017 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastic Pressure-Sensitive Electrical Insulating Tape (Withdrawn 2022)
    ASTM D 69 : 2012 Standard Test Methods for Friction Tapes
    ASTM D 4514 : 2012 Standard Specification for Friction Tape (Withdrawn 2020)
    ASTM D 2131 : 1997 : R2016 Standard Classification for Natural Muscovite Mica Splittings
    ASTM D 4568 : 2013 Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Compatibility Between Cable Filling and Flooding Compounds And Polyolefin Wire and Cable Materials
    ASTM D 876 : 2013 Standard Test Methods for Nonrigid Vinyl Chloride Polymer Tubing Used for Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 495 : 2014 Standard Test Method for High-Voltage, Low-Current, Dry Arc Resistance of Solid Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 3380 : 2014 Standard Test Method for Relative Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) and Dissipation Factor of Polymer-Based Microwave Circuit Substrates
    ASTM D 3353 : 2018 Standard Test Methods for Fibrous-Insulated Magnet Wire
    ASTM D 3638 : 2012 Standard Test Method for Comparative Tracking Index of Electrical Insulating Materials
    ASTM D 5537 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Heat Release, Flame Spread, Smoke Obscuration, and Mass Loss Testing of Insulating Materials Contained in Electrical or Optical Fiber Cables When Burning in a Vertical Cable Tray Configuration
    ASTM D 3032 : 2016 Standard Test Methods for Hookup Wire Insulation
    ASTM D 6585 : 2017 Standard Specification for Unsintered Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Extruded Film or Tape
    ASTM D 7449/D7449M : 2014 Standard Test Method for Measuring Relative Complex Permittivity and Relative Magnetic Permeability of Solid Materials at Microwave Frequencies Using Coaxial Air Line
    ASTM D 3149 : 2006 : R2013 Standard Specification for Crosslinked Polyolefin Heat-Shrinkable Tubing for Electrical Insulation (Withdrawn 2020)
    ASTM D 1000 : 2017 Standard Test Methods for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive-Coated Tapes Used for Electrical and Electronic Applications
    ASTM D 2305 : 2018 Standard Test Methods for Polymeric Films Used for Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 2902 : 2000 : R2013 : EDT 1 Standard Specification for Fluoropolymer Resin Heat-Shrinkable Tubing for Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 4566 : 2014 Standard Test Methods for Electrical Performance Properties of Insulations and Jackets for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 3288/D3288M : 2015 Standard Test Methods for Magnet-Wire Enamels
    ASTM D 5213 : 2019 Standard Specification for Polymeric Resin Film for Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Applications
    ASTM D 2802 : 2014 Standard Specification for Ozone-Resistant Ethylene-Alkene Polymer Insulation for Wire and Cable (Withdrawn 2020)
    ASTM D 4063 : 1999 : R2016 Standard Specification for Pressboard for Electrical Insulating Purposes
    ASTM D 2656 : 2013 Standard Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene Insulation for Wire and Cable Rated 2001 to 35 000 V
    ASTM D 3850 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Rapid Thermal Degradation of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials By Thermogravimetric Method (TGA)
    ASTM D 619 : 2014 Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Fibre Used for Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 7148 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Determining the Ionic Resistivity (ER) of Alkaline Battery Separator Using a Carbon Electrode in an Electrolyte Bath Measuring System
    ASTM D 3145 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Thermal Endurance of Electrical Insulating Varnishes by the Helical Coil Method
    ASTM D 3144 : 2000 : R2013 : EDT 1 Standard Specification for Crosslinked Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride) Heat-Shrinkable Tubing for Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 2519 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Bond Strength of Electrical Insulating Varnishes by the Helical Coil Test
    ASTM D 2220 : 2017 Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Insulation for Wire and Cable, 75°C Operation
    ASTM D 2303 : 2013 Standard Test Methods for Liquid-Contaminant, Inclined-Plane Tracking and Erosion of Insulating Materials
    ASTM D 3004 : 2008 : R2013 Standard Specification for Crosslinked and Thermoplastic Extruded Semi-Conducting, Conductor and Insulation Shielding Materials
    ASTM D 2686 : 2019 Standard Specification for Polytetrafluoroethylene-Backed Pressure-Sensitive Electrical Insulating Tape
    ASTM D 348 : 2013 Standard Test Methods for Rigid Tubes Used for Electrical Insulation (Withdrawn 2020)
    ASTM D 3555 : 2007 : R2018 Standard Specification for Track-Resistant Black Crosslinked Polyethylene Insulation for Wire and Cable, 90 °C Operation
    ASTM D 4881 : 2005 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Thermal Endurance of Varnished Fibrous- or Film-Wrapped Magnet Wire
    ASTM D 2756 : 2007 : R2017 Standard Test Method for Weight Loss of Electrical Insulating Varnishes
    ASTM D 3312 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Percent Reactive Monomer in Solventless Varnishes
    ASTM D 5424 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Smoke Obscuration of Insulating Materials Contained in Electrical or Optical Fiber Cables When Burning in a Vertical Cable Tray Configuration
    ASTM D 4363 : 2017 Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Chlorinated Polyethylene (CM) Jacket for Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 4880 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Salt Water Proofness of Insulating Varnishes Over Enamelled Magnet Wire
    ASTM D 2442 : 1975 : R2016 Standard Specification for Alumina Ceramics for Electrical and Electronic Applications
    ASTM D 4246 : 2014 Standard Specification for Ozone-Resistant Thermoplastic Elastomer Insulation For Wire and Cable, 90°C Operation
    ASTM D 2308 : 2007 : R2013 Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Polyethylene Jacket for Electrical Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 5109 : 2012 Standard Test Methods for Copper-Clad Thermosetting Laminates for Printed Wiring Boards (Withdrawn 2020)
    ASTM D 352 : 1997 : R2016 Standard Test Methods for Pasted Mica Used in Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 902 : 2012 Standard Test Methods for Flexible Resin-Coated Glass Fabrics and Glass Fabric Tapes Used for Electrical Insulation (Withdrawn 2020)
    ASTM D 6113 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Using a Cone Calorimeter to Determine Fire-Test-Response Characteristics of Insulating Materials Contained in Electrical or Optical Fiber Cables
    ASTM D 374/D374M : 2016 Standard Test Methods for Thickness of Solid Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 1932 : 2018 Standard Test Method for Thermal Endurance of Flexible Electrical Insulating Varnishes
    ASTM D 3382 : 2013 Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Energy and Integrated Charge Transfer Due to Partial Discharges (Corona) Using Bridge Techniques
    ASTM D 2484 : 2006 : R2012 : EDT 1 Standard Specification for Polyester Film Pressure-Sensitive Electrical Insulating Tape (Withdrawn 2020)
    ASTM D 4243 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Average Viscometric Degree of Polymerization of New and Aged Electrical Papers and Boards
    ASTM D 3005 : 2017 Standard Specification for Low-Temperature Resistant Vinyl Chloride Plastic Pressure-Sensitive Electrical Insulating Tape
    ASTM D 3251 : 2019 Standard Test Method for Thermal Endurance Characteristics of Electrical Insulating Varnishes Applied Over Film-Insulated Magnet Wire
    ASTM D 3376 : 2018 Standard Test Methods of Sampling and Testing Pulps to be Used in the Manufacture of Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 709 : 2017 Standard Specification for Laminated Thermosetting Materials
    ASTM D 4882 : 2017 Standard Test Method for Bond Strength of Electrical Insulating Varnishes by the Twisted-Coil Test
    ASTM D 3377 : 2004 : R2018 Standard Test Method for Weight Loss of Solventless Varnishes
    ASTM D 2861 : 2014 Standard Test Methods for Flexible Composites of Copper Foil with Dielectric Film or Treated Fabrics (Withdrawn 2020)
    ASTM D 2149 : 2013 Standard Test Method for Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) And Dissipation Factor Of Solid Ceramic Dielectrics At Frequencies To 10 MHz And Temperatures To 500°C
    ASTM D 2520 : 2013 Standard Test Methods for Complex Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Microwave Frequencies and Temperatures to 1650oC
    ASTM D 4496 : 2013 Standard Test Method for D-C Resistance or Conductance of Moderately Conductive Materials
    ASTM D 2655 : 2019 Standard Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene Insulation for Wire and Cable Rated 0 to 2000 V, 90°C Operation
    ASTM D 1676 : 2017 Standard Test Methods for Film-Insulated Magnet Wire
    ASTM D 6097 : 2016 Standard Test Method for Relative Resistance to Vented Water-Tree Growth in Solid Dielectric Insulating Materials
    ASTM D 2633 : 2013 : REV A Standard Test Methods for Thermoplastic Insulations and Jackets for Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 2754 : 2010 : R2016 Standard Specification for High-Temperature Glass Cloth Pressure-Sensitive Electrical Insulating Tape (Withdrawn 2022)
    ASTM D 257 : 2014 Standard Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials
    ASTM D 668 : 2012 Standard Test Methods of Measuring Dimensions of Rigid Rods and Tubes Used for Electrical Insulation (Withdrawn 2020)
    ASTM D 229 : 2019 Standard Test Methods for Rigid Sheet and Plate Materials Used for Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 4313 : 2017 Standard Specification for General-Purpose, Heavy-Duty, and Extra-Heavy-Duty Crosslinked Chlorinated Polyethylene (CM) Jackets For Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 4388 : 2013 Standard Specification for Nonmetallic Semi-Conducting and Electrically Insulating Rubber Tapes
    ASTM C 657 : 1993 : R2013 Standard Test Method for D-C Volume Resistivity of Glass
    ASTM D 1351 : 2014 Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Polyethylene Insulation for Electrical Wire and Cable
    ASTM D 4967 : 1999 : R2013 Standard Guide for Selecting Materials to Be Used for Insulation, Jacketing and Strength Components in Fiber-Optic Cables
    ASTM D 6040 : 2018 Standard Guide to Standard Test Methods for Unsintered Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Extruded Film or Tape
    ASTM D 4872 : 2014 Standard Test Method for Dielectric Testing of Wire and Cable Filling Compounds
    ASTM D 4245 : 2008 : R2013 Standard Specification for Ozone-Resistant Thermoplastic Elastomer Insulation For Wire and Cable, 90°C Dry/75°C Wet Operation
    ASTM D 7193 : 2017 Standard Specification for Unsintered Pigmented Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Extruded Film or Tape
    ASTM D 349 : 2013 Standard Test Methods for Laminated Round Rods Used for Electrical Insulation (Withdrawn 2020)
    ASTM D 2275 : 2014 Standard Test Method for Voltage Endurance of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials Subjected to Partial Discharges (Corona) on the Surface
    ASTM D 3554 : 2007 : R2018 Standard Specification for Track-Resistant Black Thermoplastic High-Density Polyethylene Insulation for Wire and Cable, 75 °C Operation
    ASTM D 6096 : 2011 : R2016 Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Insulation for Wire and Cable, 90°C Operation
    ASTM D 2671 : 2013 Standard Test Methods for Heat-Shrinkable Tubing for Electrical Use
    ASTM D 5568 : 2014 Standard Test Method for Measuring Relative Complex Permittivity and Relative Magnetic Permeability of Solid Materials at Microwave Frequencies Using Waveguide
    ASTM D 150 : 2018 Standard Test Methods for AC Loss Characteristics and Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) of Solid Electrical Insulation
    ASTM D 3755 : 2014 Standard Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials Under Direct-Voltage Stress
    ASTM D 149 : 2009 : R2013 Standard Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies
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