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This specification covers the requirements for sulfur polymer cement and sulfur modifier for use in rapid setting and high strength applications of chemical-resistant sulfur concrete. There are currently two types of commercial sulfur concrete technology in use: Type 1; and Type 2. Both utilize cyclopentadiene-type hydrocarbons reacted polymerically with sulfur, but the sulfur concrete production processes differ. In Type 1, sulfur concrete uses sulfur polymer cement made by reacting a blend of dicyclopentadiene and oligomers of cyclopentadiene with sulfur. In Type 2, sulfur concrete uses a sulfur modifier made by reacting sulfur with an oligomeric polymer of cyclopentadiene. The sulfur polymer cement for use in Type 1, and the sulfur modifier for use in Type 2, shall conform to the chemical and physical requirements for sulfur, carbon, hydrogen, specific gravity, and viscosity. Particles of sulfur polymer cement and sulfur modifier shall be small enough to melt efficiently when exposed to heated aggregate while minimizing the amount of dust particles to reduce potential dust hazards. Sulfur polymer cement and sulfur modifier shall be sampled and tested to determine sulfur content, carbon content, hydrogen content, specific gravity, and viscosity.
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1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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.
C267 Test Methods for Chemical Resistance of Mortars, Grouts, and Monolithic Surfacings and Polymer Concretes
C904 Terminology Relating to Chemical-Resistant Nonmetallic Materials
D70 Test Method for Density of Semi-Solid Bituminous Materials (Pycnometer Method)
ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)
ASTM C1159-98(2012), Standard Specification for Sulfur Polymer Cement and Sulfur Modifier for Use in Chemical-Resistant, Rigid Sulfur Concrete, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top