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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.
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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.
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 Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)
UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars)
ASTM C1240-14, Standard Specification for Silica Fume Used in Cementitious Mixtures, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top