ASTM C179 - 11

    Standard Test Method for Drying and Firing Linear Change of Refractory Plastic and Ramming Mix Specimens

    Active Standard ASTM C179 | Developed by Subcommittee: C08.09

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.01


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is useful in quantitatively rating or ranking both ramming and refractory plastics by their linear stability after heating.

    This test method is also useful for determining whether a ramming or refractory plastic can be used in a specified application based on linear change criteria.

    This test method excludes basic and carbon bearing materials.

    This test method can produce data for the engineering and design of refractory installations. The linear change data can be used to determine the number of joints necessary to maintain integrity of ramming or refractory plastic in a large installation.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the drying shrinkage and of the combined drying and linear change of refractory ramming mixes and plastics.

    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.

    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.


    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

    C113 Test Method for Reheat Change of Refractory Brick

    C134 Test Methods for Size, Dimensional Measurements, and Bulk Density of Refractory Brick and Insulating Firebrick

    C181 Test Method for Workability Index of Fireclay and High-Alumina Refractory Plastics

    C1054 Practice for Pressing and Drying Refractory Plastic and Ramming Mix Specimens


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 81.080 (Refractories)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/C0179-11

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