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1.1 This descriptive nomenclature is intended to give accurate descriptions of some common or important naturally occurring and synthetic constituents of aggregates for radiation-shielding concrete, that, at the same time, are not common or important constituents of concrete aggregates in general use. While most of the minerals and rocks discussed below may occur in small quantities in aggregates in general use, they are not major constituents of such aggregates. Common constituents of aggregates in general use are described in Descriptive Nomenclature . Radiation-shielding concrete often contains such aggregates, but other special aggregates are used in some circumstances.
1.2 The synthetic aggregates included are ferrophosphorus and boron frit.
1.3 The descriptions are not adequate to permit the identification of materials, since accurate identification of natural and synthetic aggregate constituents in many cases can only be made by a qualified geologist, mineralogist, or petrographer, using the apparatus and procedures of those sciences.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.5 The text of this standard refers to notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and ﬁgures) shall not be considered as requirements of this standard.
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.
C125 Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates
C219 Terminology Relating to Hydraulic and Other Inorganic Cements
C294 Descriptive Nomenclature for Constituents of Concrete Aggregates
ICS Number Code 13.280 (Radiation protection); 91.100.30 (Concrete and concrete products)
UNSPSC Code 30111800(Aggregates); 30111500(Concrete and mortars)
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ASTM C638-20, Standard Descriptive Nomenclature of Constituents of Aggregates for Radiation-Shielding Concrete, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.orgBack to Top