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This specification covers materials proposed for use as air-entraining admixtures to be added to concrete mixtures in the field. The air-entraining admixture shall conform to the requirements such as initial and final time of setting, compressive strength, flexural strength, and length change (maximum shrinkage). Samples shall either be a grab sample (one obtained in a single operation) or a composite sample (one obtained by combining three or more grab samples). For the purpose of this specification, it is recognized that samples shall be taken for quality tests and uniformity tests.
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1.1 This specification covers materials proposed for use as air-entraining admixtures to be added to concrete mixtures in the field.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.3 The text of this specification 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.
C183 Practice for Sampling and the Amount of Testing of Hydraulic Cement
C185 Test Method for Air Content of Hydraulic Cement Mortar
C233 Test Method for Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete
ICS Number Code 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)
UNSPSC Code 30111500(Concrete and mortars)
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ASTM C260 / C260M-10a(2016), Standard Specification for Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top