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1.1 This terminology refers to the terms relating to lime and limestone products as used by the industry.
1.2 Where appropriate, the various terms defined below should be prefixed with one or other of the adjectives “high-calcium,” “magnesian,” or “dolomitic.” (Examples: dolomitic quicklime; high-calcium hydraulic hydrated lime; magnesian or dolomitic limestone.)
1.3 The composition of a limestone should be given in terms of a percentage of the carbonates present. In limestone of interest to the lime industry, it is usually assumed that the material consists almost entirely of carbonates. Where this assumption is not valid, the percentage of noncarbonate material should be determined, and the composition expressed in terms of the carbonate material present.
1.4 For specific application of lime or a limestone product, see the appropriate ASTM specification.
1.5 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.
C207 Specification for Hydrated Lime for Masonry Purposes
C270 Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry
C602 Specification for Agricultural Liming Materials
C1707 Specification for Pozzolanic Hydraulic Lime for Structural Purposes
ICS Number Code 01.040.91 (Construction materials and building (Vocabularies)); 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)
UNSPSC Code 30111600(Cement and lime); 11111608(Limestone)
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ASTM C51-20, Standard Terminology Relating to Lime and Limestone (as Used by the Industry), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.orgBack to Top