This test method covers hydraulic cement fineness tests performed using a sieve. The sieve frame should be made of a circular metal matching the specified dimensions, fitted with either a stainless steel woven-wire sieve cloth or an electroformed forced nickel sieve sheet. Both the nozzle and sieve shall not be subjected to corrosion by water. The nozzle and pressure gauge should also conform to the specified dimensions. This test method also covers sieve calibration and cleaning procedures.
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1.1 This test method covers the determination of the fineness of hydraulic cement by means of the 45-μm (No. 325) sieve.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound equivalents of SI units may be approximate.
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.
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
E161 Specification for Precision Electroformed Sieves
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
fineness of hydraulic cement; Portland cement; Sieve analysis--building materials; Fineness--hydraulic cement (blended/portland); Hydraulic cement concrete
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