ASTM C953 - 10

    Standard Test Method for Time of Setting of Grouts for Preplaced-Aggregate Concrete in the Laboratory

    Active Standard ASTM C953 | Developed by Subcommittee: C09.41

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.02


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    Significance and Use

    This test method determines the setting time of grout mixed to the fluid consistency required for its use in PA concrete.

    The time of setting is also useful in determining the acceptability of components of grout that must be mixed to the fluid consistency required for production of PA concrete.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This method covers the determination test of time of setting of hydraulic cement grout mixtures used in preplaced-aggregate (PA) concrete using the vicat apparatus.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 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.

    ASTM Standards

    C125 Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates

    C191 Test Methods for Time of Setting of Hydraulic Cement by Vicat Needle

    C219 Terminology Relating to Hydraulic Cement

    C511 Specification for Mixing Rooms, Moist Cabinets, Moist Rooms, and Water Storage Tanks Used in the Testing of Hydraulic Cements and Concretes

    C938 Practice for Proportioning Grout Mixtures for Preplaced-Aggregate Concrete


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111506(Grout); 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


    DOI: 10.1520/C0953-10

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