Active Standard ASTM C897 | Developed by Subcommittee: C11.02
Book of Standards Volume: 04.01
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This specification covers natural or manufactured aggregate for use in job-mixed base and finish-coat full thickness Portland cement, Portland cement-lime and modified Portland cement plasters. Aggregate subjected to five cycles of the soundness test shall show a loss, when weighed in accordance with the grading of a sampling complying with the limitations set forth. The fineness modulus, friable particles, light constituents, organic impurities, material soundness, and sieve analysis of the aggregate shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed.
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1.1 This specification covers natural or manufactured aggregate for use in job-mixed base and finish-coat full thickness portland cement, portland cement-lime and modified portland cement plasters.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.3 The text of this specification references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the specification.
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
C40 Test Method for Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregates for Concrete
C87 Test Method for Effect of Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregate on Strength of Mortar
C88 Test Method for Soundness of Aggregates by Use of Sodium Sulfate or Magnesium Sulfate
C117 Test Method for Materials Finer than 75-m (No. 200) Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by Washing
C123 Test Method for Lightweight Particles in Aggregate
C125 Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates
C136 Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates
C142 Test Method for Clay Lumps and Friable Particles in Aggregates
D75 Practice for Sampling Aggregates