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    ASTM C134 - 95(2016)

    Standard Test Methods for Size, Dimensional Measurements, and Bulk Density of Refractory Brick and Insulating Firebrick

    Active Standard ASTM C134 | Developed by Subcommittee: C08.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.01

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    Significance and Use

    3.1 Refractory brick are used as modular units in furnace construction and should not deviate significantly from the intended configuration with respect to size, bulk density, flat surfaces, and right angles. These test methods are particularly suited for use under field conditions and provide a means to determine whether the brick meets the requirements considered necessary to assure a satisfactory refractory construction.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for measuring size, dimensional measurement, bulk density, warpage, and squareness of rectangular dense refractory brick and rectangular insulating firebrick. More precise determination of bulk density of refractory brick can be made by Test Methods C20. Stack height is generally determined only for dense refractories.

    Note 1: Test Methods C830 and Test Method C914 are also used to determine bulk density of refractory brick, by different procedures.

    1.2 The test methods appear in the following order:



    Size and Bulk Density

    4 through 7

    Warpage of Refractory Brick

     8 through 10

    Squareness of Refractory Brick

    11 through 14

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.4 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

    C20 Test Methods for Apparent Porosity, Water Absorption, Apparent Specific Gravity, and Bulk Density of Burned Refractory Brick and Shapes by Boiling Water

    C830 Test Methods for Apparent Porosity, Liquid Absorption, Apparent Specific Gravity, and Bulk Density of Refractory Shapes by Vacuum Pressure

    C914 Test Method for Bulk Density and Volume of Solid Refractories by Wax Immersion

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 81.080 (Refractories)

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    DOI: 10.1520/C0134-95R16

    Citation Format

    ASTM C134-95(2016), Standard Test Methods for Size, Dimensional Measurements, and Bulk Density of Refractory Brick and Insulating Firebrick, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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