ASTM C648-98

    Standard Test Method for Breaking Strength of Ceramic Tile


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the breaking strength of glazed ceramic wall tile, ceramic mosaic tile, quarry tile, and paver tile, having a facial area of at least 1 in. (6.4 cm ).

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The metric equivalents of inch-pound units may be approximate.

    1.3 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of whoever uses this standard to consult and 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

    C242 Terminology of Ceramic Whitewares and Related Products

    E178 Practice for Dealing With Outlying Observations


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.25 (Terracotta building products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30131704(Ceramic tiles or flagstones)


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    DOI: 10.1520/C0648-98

    Citation Format

    ASTM C648-98, Standard Test Method for Breaking Strength of Ceramic Tile, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1998, www.astm.org

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