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1.1 This test method covers the determination of the percentage of evaporable moisture in a sample of aggregate by drying, both surface moisture and moisture in the pores of the aggregate. Some aggregate may contain water that is chemically combined with the minerals in the aggregate. Such water is not evaporable and is not included in the percentage determined by this test method.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values stated in parentheses are provided for information only.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautionary statements, see 5.3.1, 7.2.1, and 7.3.1.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C125 Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates
C127 Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
C128 Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
C670 Practice for Preparing Precision and Bias Statements for Test Methods for Construction Materials
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
Other DocumentNational Research Council Report SHRP-P-619 Availa
ICS Number Code 91.100.01 (Construction materials)
UNSPSC Code 30111800(Aggregates)
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ASTM C566-97(2004), Standard Test Method for Total Evaporable Moisture Content of Aggregate by Drying, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004, www.astm.orgBack to Top