ASTM C266 - 13

    Standard Test Method for Time of Setting of Hydraulic-Cement Paste by Gillmore Needles

    Active Standard ASTM C266 | Developed by Subcommittee: C01.30

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.01


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The purpose of this test method is to establish whether a cement complies with a specification limit on Gillmore time of setting.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the time of setting of hydraulic-cement paste by means of the Gillmore needles.

    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.

    Warning: Fresh hydraulic cementitious mixtures are caustic and may cause chemical burns to skin and tissue upon prolonged exposure.2

    1.4 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the 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

    C151 Test Method for Autoclave Expansion of Hydraulic Cement

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

    C187 Test Method for Amount of Water Required for Normal Consistency of Hydraulic Cement Paste

    C219 Terminology Relating to Hydraulic Cement

    C305 Practice for Mechanical Mixing of Hydraulic Cement Pastes and Mortars of Plastic Consistency

    C511 Specification for Mixing Rooms, Moist Cabinets, Moist Rooms, and Water Storage Tanks Used in the Testing of Hydraulic Cements and Concretes

    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

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C0266

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C266-13, Standard Test Method for Time of Setting of Hydraulic-Cement Paste by Gillmore Needles, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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