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Significance and Use
This terminology ensures that terms peculiar to refractories are adequately defined so that other standards in which such terms are used can be understood and interpreted properly.
This terminology is useful to those who are not conversant with the terms related to refractories. However, it is also a ready reference for those directly associated with refractories to resolve differences and ensure commonality of usage, particularly in the preparation of ASTM standards.
Although this terminology is intended to promote uniformity in the usage of terms related to refractories, it can never be complete because new terms are constantly arising. The existence of this terminology does not preclude the use or misuse of any term in another context.
1.1 This terminology covers terms particularly related to refractories and encompasses raw materials, manufacture, finished products, applications, and testing procedures.
1.2 When any of the definitions in this terminology are quoted or published out of context, editorially insert the limiting phrase “in refractories” after the dash following the term to properly limit the field of application of the term and definition.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
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
C401 Classification of Alumina and Alumina-Silicate Castable Refractories
C416 Classification of Silica Refractory Brick
C456 Test Method for Hydration Resistance of Basic Bricks and Shapes
C492 Test Method for Hydration of Granular Dead-Burned Refractory Dolomite
C860 Test Method for Determining the Consistency of Refractory Castable Using the Ball-In-Hand Test
C909 Practice for Dimensions of a Modular Series of Refractory Brick and Shapes
ICS Number Code 01.040.81 (Glas and ceramics industries (Vocabularies)); 81.080 (Refractories)