ASTM C1797 - 17

    Standard Specification for Ground Calcium Carbonate and Aggregate Mineral Fillers for use in Hydraulic Cement Concrete

    Active Standard ASTM C1797 | Developed by Subcommittee: C09.20

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.02


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    Significance and Use

    A1.3 Significance and Use

    A1.3.1 This test method provides analytical procedures to determine the major chemical constituents of limestone (see Note 1). The percentages of specific constituents that determine a material’s quality or fitness for use are of significance depending upon the purpose or end use of the material. Results obtained may be used in relation to specification requirements.

    Note A1.1: This test method can be applied to other calcareous materials if provisions are made to compensate for known interferences.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification applies to ground calcium carbonate (GCC is a type of ground limestone) and other finely divided aggregate mineral filler (AMF) materials for use in concrete mixtures. The specification defines the types of GCC and AMF materials for use in concrete.

    1.2 If concrete in service is subject to sulfate exposure, fillers derived from ground limestone should not be used unless mitigation methods are used.

    Note 1: American Concrete Institute (ACI) technical documents 201.2R, 318, 332, and 350 contain useful information and code requirements dealing with sulfate exposure in service. Soluble sulfate in water can be determined in accordance with Test Method D516 or Test Method D4130. Percent sulfate by mass in soil can be determined by Test Method C1580.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    Note 2: Sieve size is identified by its standard designation in Specification E11. The alternative designation given in parentheses is for information only and does not represent a different standard sieve size.

    1.4 The text of this standard references notes and footnotes, which provide explanatory information. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.

    1.5 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.

    1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    C25 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Limestone, Quicklime, and Hydrated Lime

    C50/C50M Practice for Sampling, Sample Preparation, Packaging, and Marking of Lime and Limestone Products

    C51 Terminology Relating to Lime and Limestone (as used by the Industry)

    C110 Test Methods for Physical Testing of Quicklime, Hydrated Lime, and Limestone

    C117 Test Method for Materials Finer than 75-m (No. 200) Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by Washing

    C125 Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates

    C136/C136M Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates

    C311/C311M Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Fly Ash or Natural Pozzolans for Use in Portland-Cement Concrete

    C566 Test Method for Total Evaporable Moisture Content of Aggregate by Drying

    C1580 Test Method for Water-Soluble Sulfate in Soil

    C1777 Test Method for Rapid Determination of the Methylene Blue Value for Fine Aggregate or Mineral Filler Using a Colorimeter

    D75/D75M Practice for Sampling Aggregates

    D516 Test Method for Sulfate Ion in Water

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D4130 Test Method for Sulfate Ion in Brackish Water, Seawater, and Brines

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

    E832 Specification for Laboratory Filter Papers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products); 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars)


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    DOI: 10.1520/C1797-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM C1797-17, Standard Specification for Ground Calcium Carbonate and Aggregate Mineral Fillers for use in Hydraulic Cement Concrete, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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