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This specification covers various grades of anhydrous calcined gypsum known as gypsum Keene's cement, designed for use in the base and finish coats of gypsum plaster. The cement shall show a combined water content not more than the specified value when tested in accordance with the referenced test method. The cement shall conform to the required physical properties and shall undergo tests on setting time, compressive strength, and fineness.
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1.1 This specification covers various grades of anhydrous calcined gypsum known as gypsum Keene's cement, designed for use in the base and finish coats of gypsum plaster.
Note 1—The setting time is accelerated by the addition of other materials.
Note 2—Keene's cements are generally available as quick-setting and standard-setting types. However, various grades of gypsum Keene's cement of different fineness and setting time are available. Grades intended for use in scagliola castings and other special purposes should conform to the requirements of this specification in all respects except fineness and setting time.
1.2 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI (metric) units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system shall be used independently of the other. Values from the two systems shall not be combined.
1.3 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.
1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method in the appendix of 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C11 Terminology Relating to Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems
C471M Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Gypsum and Gypsum Products (Metric)
C472 Test Methods for Physical Testing of Gypsum, Gypsum Plasters and Gypsum Concrete
E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves
ICS Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)
UNSPSC Code 30111701(Gypsum plaster); 30111601(Cement)
ASTM C61 / C61M-00(2011), Standard Specification for Gypsum Keene's Cement, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top