ASTM C121 / C121M - 09e1

    Standard Test Method for Water Absorption of Slate

    Active Standard ASTM C121 / C121M | Developed by Subcommittee: C18.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.07


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    ASTM C121 / C121M

    Significance and Use

    This test method is useful in indicating the differences in water absorption of slates. This test method also provides one element in the comparison of slates.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the water absorption of slate.

    1.2 UnitsThe 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.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    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

    C119 Terminology Relating to Dimension Stone


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11111606(Slate)


    DOI: 10.1520/C0121_C0121M-09E01

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