ASTM C1240 - 14

    Standard Specification for Silica Fume Used in Cementitious Mixtures

    Active Standard ASTM C1240 | Developed by Subcommittee: C09.24

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.02


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    Abstract

    This specification covers silica fume for use in concrete and other systems containing hydraulic cement. The material shall composed of silica fume, mostly of amorphous silica. Test methods for chemical analysis, moisture content and loss on ignition, bulk density, specific surface, air entrainment of mortar, strength acitivity index, reactivity with cement alkalis, and sulfate resistance of silica fume shall conform to this specification. Physical tests shall include determining the specimen's density and the specific surface by utilizing the BET, nitrogen adsorption method. Silica fume shall be stored in such a manner as to permit easy access for the proper inspection and identification of each shipment.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers silica fume for use in concrete and other systems containing hydraulic cement.

    1.2 In the cases of slurried or densified silica fume, perform the tests on the raw silica fume from which these products have been made.

    1.3 The units stated in SI are to be regarded as the standard.

    1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portions, Sections 10 – 19, of this specification: 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. Read the material safety data sheets for materials used.

    1.5 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory information. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables) shall not be considered as requirements of this 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

    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

    C125 Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates

    C135 Test Method for True Specific Gravity of Refractory Materials by Water Immersion

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

    C185 Test Method for Air Content of Hydraulic Cement Mortar

    C219 Terminology Relating to Hydraulic Cement

    C311 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Fly Ash or Natural Pozzolans for Use in Portland-Cement Concrete

    C430 Test Method for Fineness of Hydraulic Cement by the 45-m (No. 325) Sieve

    C441 Test Method for Effectiveness of Pozzolans or Ground Blast-Furnace Slag in Preventing Excessive Expansion of Concrete Due to the Alkali-Silica Reaction

    C494/C494M Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Concrete

    C604 Test Method for True Specific Gravity of Refractory Materials by Gas-Comparison Pycnometer

    C670 Practice for Preparing Precision and Bias Statements for Test Methods for Construction Materials

    C1005 Specification for Reference Masses and Devices for Determining Mass and Volume for Use in the Physical Testing of Hydraulic Cements

    C1012 Test Method for Length Change of Hydraulic-Cement Mortars Exposed to a Sulfate Solution

    C1069 Test Method for Specific Surface Area of Alumina or Quartz by Nitrogen Adsorption

    C1157 Performance Specification for Hydraulic Cement

    C1437 Test Method for Flow of Hydraulic Cement Mortar


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C1240

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C1240-14, Standard Specification for Silica Fume Used in Cementitious Mixtures, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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