ASTM D4016 - 14

    Standard Test Method for Viscosity and Gel Time of Chemical Grouts by Rotational Viscometer (Laboratory Method)

    Active Standard ASTM D4016 | Developed by Subcommittee: D18.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.08


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test is intended for materials that will penetrate soil voids and rock fissures. Viscosity alone is not necessarily an exact index of grout penetrability.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of viscosity of catalyzed chemical grouts with a rotational viscometer (laboratory method), over the range from 1.0 mPa·s to 1000 mPa·s (1.0 to 1000 cP).

    1.2 All observed and calculated values shall conform to the guidelines for significant digits and rounding established in Practice D6026.

    1.2.1 The procedures used to specify how data are collected/recorded or calculated, in this standard are regarded as the industry standard. In addition, they are representative of the significant digits that generally should be retained. The procedures used do not consider material variation, purpose of obtaining the data, special purpose studies, or any consideratons for the user’s objectives; and it is common practice to increase or reduce significant digits of reported data to be commensurate with these considerations. It is beyond the scope of this standard to consider significant digits used in analysis methods for engineering design.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are the standard. Other units provided in parentheses are for the convenience of the user.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D3740 Practice for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction

    D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.99 (Other construction materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111506(Grout)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D4016-14

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D4016-14, Standard Test Method for Viscosity and Gel Time of Chemical Grouts by Rotational Viscometer (Laboratory Method), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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