ASTM C673 - 97(2013)

    Standard Classification of Fireclay and High-Alumina Plastic Refractories and Ramming Mixes

    Active Standard ASTM C673 | Developed by Subcommittee: C08.92

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.01


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 This classification defines a group of classes for use by those producing or purchasing fireclay and high-alumina plastic refractories and ramming mixes. Each class is limited by PCE, or alumina content, or both. This classification is frequently used as a specification when the properties shown in Table 1 are the only items specified.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This classification covers fireclay and high-alumina plastic refractories and ramming mixes that can be pounded or rammed into place to form a monolithic structure. The terms “plastic” and“ ramming mix” are generally intended to describe the workability of the material. In this regard, plastics are considered to be materials having a workability index of more than 15 % in accordance with Test Method C181, while ramming mixes generally have less than 15 % workability by the same procedure.


    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

    C24 Test Method for Pyrometric Cone Equivalent (PCE) of Fireclay and High Alumina Refractory Materials

    C181 Test Method for Workability Index of Fireclay and High-Alumina Refractory Plastics


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 81.080 (Refractories)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31370000(Refractories); 11111802(Fireclay)


    DOI: 10.1520/C0673

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