ASTM C150/C150M-09

    Standard Specification for Portland Cement


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers ten types of portland cement, as follows (see Note 2):

    1.1.1 Type IFor use when the special properties specified for any other type are not required.

    1.1.2 Type IAAir-entraining cement for the same uses as Type I, where air-entrainment is desired.

    1.1.3 Type IIFor general use, more especially when moderate sulfate resistance is desired.

    1.1.4 Type IIAAir-entraining cement for the same uses as Type II, where air-entrainment is desired.

    1.1.5 Type II(MH)For general use, more especially when moderate heat of hydration and moderate sulfate resistance are desired.

    1.1.6 Type II(MH)AAir-entraining cement for the same uses as Type II(MH), where air-entrainment is desired.

    1.1.7 Type IIIFor use when high early strength is desired.

    1.1.8 Type IIIAAir-entraining cement for the same use as Type III, where air-entrainment is desired.

    1.1.9 Type IVFor use when a low heat of hydration is desired.

    1.1.10 Type VFor use when high sulfate resistance is desired.

    Note 1—Some cements are designated with a combined type classification, such as Type I/II, indicating that the cement meets the requirements of the indicated types and is being offered as suitable for use when either type is desired.

    Note 2—Cement conforming to the requirements for all types are not carried in stock in some areas. In advance of specifying the use of cement other than Type I, determine whether the proposed type of cement is, or can be made, available.

    1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard. Values in SI units [or inch-pound units] shall be obtained by measurement in SI units [or inch-pound units] or by appropriate conversion, using the Rules for Conversion and Rounding given in IEEE/ASTM SI 10, of measurements made in other units [or SI units]. Values are stated in only SI units when inch-pound units are not used in practice.

    1.3 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C33 Specification for Concrete Aggregates

    C51 Terminology Relating to Lime and Limestone (as used by the Industry)

    C109/C109M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in. or [50-mm] Cube Specimens)

    C114 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement

    C115 Test Method for Fineness of Portland Cement by the Turbidimeter

    C151 Test Method for Autoclave Expansion of Hydraulic Cement

    C183 Practice for Sampling and the Amount of Testing of Hydraulic Cement

    C185 Test Method for Air Content of Hydraulic Cement Mortar

    C186 Test Method for Heat of Hydration of Hydraulic Cement

    C191 Test Methods for Time of Setting of Hydraulic Cement by Vicat Needle

    C204 Test Methods for Fineness of Hydraulic Cement by Air-Permeability Apparatus

    C219 Terminology Relating to Hydraulic Cement

    C226 Specification for Air-Entraining Additions for Use in the Manufacture of Air-Entraining Hydraulic Cement

    C266 Test Method for Time of Setting of Hydraulic-Cement Paste by Gillmore Needles

    C451 Test Method for Early Stiffening of Hydraulic Cement (Paste Method)

    C452 Test Method for Potential Expansion of Portland-Cement Mortars Exposed to Sulfate

    C465 Specification for Processing Additions for Use in the Manufacture of Hydraulic Cements

    C563 Test Method for Approximation of Optimum SO3 in Hydraulic Cement Using Compressive Strength

    C1038 Test Method for Expansion of Hydraulic Cement Mortar Bars Stored in Water

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111601(Cement)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C0150_C0150M-09

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C150 / C150M-09, Standard Specification for Portland Cement, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.org

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