Active Standard ASTM C279 | Developed by Subcommittee: C15.02
Book of Standards Volume: 04.05
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This specification covers chemical-resistant masonry units, specifically, solid kiln fired bricks and tiles made from clay, shale, or mixtures thereof, suitable for indoor and outdoor use in masonry construction subjected to chemical environments. The bricks and tiles are considered to be of three types as follows: Type I, for use where low absorption and high acid resistance are not major factors; Type II, for use where lower absorption and higher acid resistance are required; and Type III, for use where minimum absorption and maximum acid resistance are required. The masonry units shall undergo tests and adhere accordingly to the following physical and chemical requirements: water absorption, warpage, surface texture, size and dimension, flexural strength, modulus of rupture, sulfuric acid solubility, and percent weight loss.
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Significance and Use
5.1 The brick and tile covered herein are intended essentially for use in chemical environments where resistance to thermal shock may or may not be a consideration. The brick and tile are normally used with chemical-resistant mortars.
1.1 This specification covers solid, kiln fired brick and tile made from clay, shale, or mixtures thereof, suitable for indoor and outdoor use in masonry construction subjected to chemical environments (see Terminology C1232).
1.2 The physical and chemical properties of brick and tile differ from supplier to supplier, mainly because their composition is determined by the source of raw materials. Regardless of the differences, brick and tile are considered to be one of three types and one of two classes as follows:
1.3 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C20 Test Methods for Apparent Porosity, Water Absorption, Apparent Specific Gravity, and Bulk Density of Burned Refractory Brick and Shapes by Boiling Water
C67 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Brick and Structural Clay Tile
C397 Practice for Use of Chemically Setting Chemical-Resistant Silicate and Silica Mortars
C723 Practice for Chemical-Resistant Resin Grouts for Brick or Tile
C1232 Terminology of Masonry
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)