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This specification covers foaming agents specifically formulated for making preformed foam for use in the production of cellular concrete. The function of this specification is to provide the means for evaluating the performance of a specific foaming agent. The test batch shall conform to the physical requirements prescribed such as density, compressive strength, tensile splitting strength, water absorption and air loss during pumping. The foaming agent being tested shall be used in making test specimens required.
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1.1 This specification covers foaming agents specifically formulated for making preformed foam for use in the production of cellular concrete.
1.2 The function of this specification is to provide the means for evaluating the performance of a specific foaming agent. This is accomplished by using the foaming agent in making a standard cellular concrete test batch (see Test Method C796) from which test specimens are cast. Then, significant properties of the concrete are determined by tests and compared with the requirements of Section 3.
1.3 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C796 Test Method for Foaming Agents for Use in Producing Cellular Concrete Using Preformed Foam
ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)
UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars)
ASTM C869 / C869M-11, Standard Specification for Foaming Agents Used in Making Preformed Foam for Cellular Concrete, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top