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This specification pertains to blended hydraulic cements for both general and special applications, using slag or pozzolan, or both, with portland cement or portland cement clinker or slag with lime. These cements are classified into two types: Type IS which is portland blast-furnace slag cement and Type IP which is portland-pozzolan cement. They can also be described according to air-entraining, moderate sulfate resistance, moderate heat of hydration, high sulfate resistance, or low heat of hydration properties. The cement shall conform to the chemical requirements prescribed. In addition, the cement shall undergo different tests to determine the following properties: chemical analysis, fineness by sieving, fineness by air-permeability, autoclave expansion, time of setting, air content of mortar, compressive strength, heat of hydration, normal consistency, specific gravity, water requirement, mortar expansions of blended cement and pozzolan, drying shrinkage, activity index with Portland cement, and sulfate resistance.
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Significance and Use
A2.3 Significance and Use
A2.3.1 This annex provides a means to determine the amount of methylene blue dye adsorbed by a sample of finely ground limestone. Methylene blue dye is preferentially adsorbed by clay minerals that may be present in limestone. The amount of dye adsorbed is related to the clay type and content. Certain clays may increase the water demand or affect other properties of cements if present in sufficient quantity in the limestone when used as an ingredient in cement. The specification places a limit on the methylene blue index of limestone permitted as an ingredient in blended cement.
1.1 This specification pertains to blended hydraulic cements for both general and special applications, using slag, pozzolan, limestone, or some combination of these, with portland cement or portland cement clinker or slag with lime.
Note 1: This specification prescribes ingredients and proportions, with some performance requirements whereas Performance Specification is a hydraulic cement specification in which performance criteria alone govern the products and their acceptance.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard. Values in SI units [or inch-pound units] shall be obtained by measurement in SI units [or inch-pound units] or by appropriate conversion, using the Rules for Conversion and Rounding given in , of measurements made in other units [or SI units]. Values are stated in only SI units when inch-pound units are not used in practice.
1.3 The text of this standard refers to notes and footnotes, which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) are not 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.
C51 Terminology Relating to Lime and Limestone (as used by the Industry)
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
C150 Specification for Portland Cement
C151 Test Method for Autoclave Expansion of Hydraulic Cement
C185 Test Method for Air Content of Hydraulic Cement Mortar
C186 Test Method for Heat of Hydration of Hydraulic Cement
C187 Test Method for Amount of Water Required for Normal Consistency of Hydraulic Cement Paste
C188 Test Method for Density of Hydraulic Cement
C191 Test Methods for Time of Setting of Hydraulic Cement by Vicat Needle
C204 Test Methods for Fineness of Hydraulic Cement by Air-Permeability Apparatus
C219 Terminology Relating to Hydraulic Cement
C226 Specification for Air-Entraining Additions for Use in the Manufacture of Air-Entraining Hydraulic Cement
C227 Test Method for Potential Alkali Reactivity of Cement-Aggregate Combinations (Mortar-Bar Method)
C311 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Fly Ash or Natural Pozzolans for Use in Portland-Cement Concrete
C430 Test Method for Fineness of Hydraulic Cement by the 45-m (No. 325) Sieve
C465 Specification for Processing Additions for Use in the Manufacture of Hydraulic Cements
C511 Specification for Mixing Rooms, Moist Cabinets, Moist Rooms, and Water Storage Tanks Used in the Testing of Hydraulic Cements and Concretes
C563 Test Method for Approximation of Optimum SO3 in Hydraulic Cement Using Compressive Strength
C688 Specification for Functional Additions for Use in Hydraulic Cements
C821 Specification for Lime for Use with Pozzolans
C1012 Test Method for Length Change of Hydraulic-Cement Mortars Exposed to a Sulfate Solution
C1038 Test Method for Expansion of Hydraulic Cement Mortar Bars Stored in Water
C1157 Performance Specification for Hydraulic Cement
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
E350 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Carbon Steel, Low-Alloy Steel, Silicon Electrical Steel, Ingot Iron, and Wrought Iron
E1019 Test Methods for Determination of Carbon, Sulfur, Nitrogen, and Oxygen in Steel, Iron, Nickel, and Cobalt Alloys by Various Combustion and Fusion Techniques
CSA StandardsCSA A3004-D2 Determination of Total Organic Carbon in Limestone
ICS Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)
UNSPSC Code 30111601(Cement)
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