ASTM C51 - 11

    Standard Terminology Relating to Lime and Limestone (as used by the Industry)

    Active Standard ASTM C51 | Developed by Subcommittee: C07.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.01


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology refers to the terms relating to lime and limestone products as used by the industry.

    1.2 Where appropriate, the various terms defined below should be prefixed with one or other of the adjectives high-calcium, magnesian, or dolomitic. (Examples: dolomitic quicklime; high-calcium hydraulic hydrated lime; magnesian or dolomitic limestone.)

    1.3 The composition of a limestone should be given in terms of a percentage of the carbonates present. In limestone of interest to the lime industry, it is usually assumed that the material consists almost entirely of carbonates. Where this assumption is not valid, the percentage of noncarbonate material should be determined, and the composition expressed in terms of the carbonate material present.

    1.4 For specific application of lime or a limestone product, see the appropriate ASTM specification.


    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

    C207 Specification for Hydrated Lime for Masonry Purposes

    C270 Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry

    C602 Specification for Agricultural Liming Materials

    C1707 Specification for Pozzolanic Hydraulic Lime for Structural Purposes


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111600(Cement and lime); 11111608(Limestone)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C0051-11

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C51-11, Standard Terminology Relating to Lime and Limestone (as used by the Industry), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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