This specification covers the criteria and tests to be used for determining whether a processing addition meets the requirement. When proposed addition is accepted for general use in Portland cement, tests shall be made on cements prepared from at least five different clinkers. These clinkers shall represent two Type I cements, one Type II cement, and two Type III cements. Processing additions shall be evaluated by comparing cements containing the addition to otherwise identical cements from the same source without the addition, or containing a processing addition. The compressive strength and flexural strength of the concrete made with cement containing the addition shall be compared with strengths obtained with the control cement at similar ages. The properties of the materials shall be determined through the following tests in accordance with the following standard: chemical analysis of the cement, compound composition, fineness of cement, normal consistency, time of setting, autoclave expansion, air content of mortar, compressive strength of mortar, and drying shrinkage of mortar.
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1.1 This specification pertains to the criteria and tests to be used for determining whether a(n) organic or inorganic processing addition, when used in the recommended amount at the option of the cement producer in the manufacture of hydraulic cements, meets the requirements as prescribed by definition in Specifications C150, C1157, C845, and C595. The materials listed in the following former ASTM Specifications shall be considered as meeting the organic processing additions requirements of this specification:
| C150 – 62, for Portland Cement|| |
| || – 58 T, for Portland Blast-Furnace Slag Cement|| |
| || – 58 T, for Portland Pozzolan Cement|| |
| || – 58, for Slag Cement|| |
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1.2 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods described in 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.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in 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.
C33 Specification for Concrete Aggregates
C39/C39M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
C78 Test Method for Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using Simple Beam with Third-Point Loading)
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
C115 Test Method for Fineness of Portland Cement by the Turbidimeter
C138/C138M Test Method for Density (Unit Weight), Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete
C143/C143M Test Method for Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete
C150 Specification for Portland Cement
C151 Test Method for Autoclave Expansion of Hydraulic Cement
C173/C173M Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method
C185 Test Method for Air Content of Hydraulic Cement Mortar
C187 Test Method for Amount of Water Required for Normal Consistency of Hydraulic Cement Paste
C191 Test Methods for Time of Setting of Hydraulic Cement by Vicat Needle
C192/C192M Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Laboratory
C204 Test Methods for Fineness of Hydraulic Cement by Air-Permeability Apparatus
C205 Specification for Portland Blast-Furnace Cement; Replaced by C 595
C226 Specification for Air-Entraining Additions for Use in the Manufacture of Air-Entraining Hydraulic Cement
C231 Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method
C293 Test Method for Flexural Strength of Concrete (Using Simple Beam With Center-Point Loading)
C340 Specification for Corkboard Thermal Insulation; Replaced by C 640
C358 Specification for Slag Cement; Replaced by C 595
C595 Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements
C596 Test Method for Drying Shrinkage of Mortar Containing Hydraulic Cement
C617 Practice for Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
C845 Specification for Expansive Hydraulic Cement
C1157 Performance Specification for Hydraulic Cement
D891 Test Methods for Specific Gravity, Apparent, of Liquid Industrial Chemicals
E203 Test Method for Water Using Volumetric Karl Fischer Titration
additions; hydraulic cements; processing; Additives--cement/concrete; Hydraulic cement concrete--specifications;
ICS Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)
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