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1.1 This specification covers eight types of portland cement, as follows (see Note 2):
1.1.1 Type I - For use when the special properties specified for any other type are not required.
1.1.2 Type IA - Air-entraining cement for the same uses as Type I, where air-entrainment is desired.
1.1.3 Type II - For general use, more especially when moderate sulfate resistance or moderate heat of hydration is desired.
1.1.4 Type IIA - Air-entraining cement for the same uses as Type II, where air-entrainment is desired.
1.1.5 Type III - For use when high early strength is desired.
1.1.6 Type IIIA - Air-entraining cement for the same use as Type III, where air-entrainment is desired.
1.1.7 Type IV - For use when a low heat of hydration is desired.
1.1.8 Type V - For use when high sulfate resistance is desired.Note 2
Some cements are designated with a combined type classification, such as Type I/II, indicating that the cement meets the requirements of the indicated types and is being offered as suitable for use when either type is desired.Note 0
Cement conforming to the requirements for all types are not carried in stock in some areas. In advance of specifying the use of cement other than Type I, determine whether the proposed type of cement is, or can be made, available.
1.2 When both SI and inch-pound units are present, the SI units are the standard. The inch-pound units are approximations listed for information only.
1.3 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.
C33 Specification for Concrete Aggregates
C51 Terminology Relating to Lime and Limestone (as used by the Industry)
C109/C109M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars (Using 2-in. or [50-mm] Cube Specimens)
C114 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement
C115 Test Method for Fineness of Portland Cement by the Turbidimeter
C151 Test Method for Autoclave Expansion of Hydraulic Cement
C183 Practice for Sampling and the Amount of Testing of Hydraulic Cement
C185 Test Method for Air Content of Hydraulic Cement Mortar
C186 Test Method for Heat of Hydration of Hydraulic Cement
C191 Test Methods for Time of Setting of Hydraulic Cement by Vicat Needle
C204 Test Methods for Fineness of Hydraulic Cement by Air-Permeability Apparatus
C219 Terminology Relating to Hydraulic Cement
C226 Specification for Air-Entraining Additions for Use in the Manufacture of Air-Entraining Hydraulic Cement
C266 Test Method for Time of Setting of Hydraulic-Cement Paste by Gillmore Needles
C451 Test Method for Early Stiffening of Hydraulic Cement (Paste Method)
C452 Test Method for Potential Expansion of Portland-Cement Mortars Exposed to Sulfate
C465 Specification for Processing Additions for Use in the Manufacture of Hydraulic Cements
C563 Test Method for Approximation of Optimum SO3 in Hydraulic Cement Using Compressive Strength
C1038 Test Method for Expansion of Hydraulic Cement Mortar Bars Stored in Water
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
ICS Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)
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