ASTM C430 Standard Test Method for Fineness of Hydraulic Cement by the 45-um (No. 325) Sieve -- eLearning Course

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About the Series

ASTM's Construction Materials Technician Series enables QA/QC technicians in the construction industry to advance their skills using leading, self-guided, computer-based training. The series is ideal for those preparing to become certified testing technicians through the American Concrete Institute (ACI), National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), or a state agency such as the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Each course includes:

  • Self-guided training complete with video demonstrations, checklists, concept presentations, data sheets and glossaries
  • Quiz with automatic grading
  • Certificate upon successful completion of course and passing score on quiz.

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About the Course

This course covers the determination of the fineness of hydraulic cement by means of the 45-um (No. 325) sieve.

The course can be completed in about one hour.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of fineness of cement
  • Describe the impact of cement fineness on cement hydration
  • Explain the scope and apparatus of the fineness of the hydraulic cement test method
  • Identify the steps n the procedure to calibrate 45 um (No. 325) sieve
  • Determine the frequency of cleaning and calibration
  • Identify the steps in the acceptable cleaning procedure
  • Calculate fineness of cement.


Anyone who runs the C430 test method or who needs an understanding of the test method and how it is properly run.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Demonstration Videos
  • Procedural Outlines
  • Glossary
  • Data Sheet
  • Quiz
  • Video
  • Referenced Materials
  • Certificate

  • 3.2 Spray Nozzle (Duration: 1:19)
  • 3.3 Pressure GaugeSpray Nozzle (Duration: 0:53)
  • 5 Procedure (Duration: 1:38)
CEUs and Certificate

CEUs: .1 or 1 PDH

Certificate: A certificate is available upon successful completion of the course and an 80% or higher score on the exam.

Reference Materials Included


Certificate Program

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