Active Standard ASTM D98 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.31
Book of Standards Volume: 04.03
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This specification covers technical grade calcium chloride typically used for, but not limited to, dust control, stabilization, ice/snow removal, other road-conditioning purposes, acceleration of the set of concrete, and as a desiccant. Two types of calcium chloride are covered, as follows: Type S (solid), flake, pellet, or granular calcium chloride in varying concentrations; and Type L (liquid), water solutions of calcium chloride in varying concentrations. Concentrations shall be expressed as a percentage of the total. Impurities such as alkali chlorides, magnesium, and calcium hydroxide should be within specified composition limits.
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1.1 This specification covers calcium chloride, technical grade, typically used for, but not limited to, dust control, stabilization, ice/snow removal, other road-conditioning purposes, acceleration of the set of concrete, and as a desiccant.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.3 For purposes of determining conformance to this specification, values for chemical analysis shall be rounded to the nearest 0.1 %, and values for grading shall be rounded to the nearest 1 %, in accordance with the rounding method in Practice E29.
1.4 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes, which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of 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.
D345 Test Method for Sampling and Testing Calcium Chloride for Roads and Structural Applications
E449 Test Methods for Analysis of Calcium Chloride
Federal StandardsFed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)
Military StandardsMIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage
American Trucking Associations, Inc.NationalMotorFreight
ICS Number Code 71.060.50 (Salts)
UNSPSC Code 51182401(Calcium chloride)