Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM C796-97

Standard Test Method for Foaming Agents for Use in Producing Cellular Concrete Using Preformed Foam

Scope

1.1 This test method furnishes a way of measuring, in the laboratory, the performance of a foaming chemical to be used in producing foam (air cells) for making cellular concrete.

1.2 This test method includes the following:

1.2.1 Manufacture of laboratory quantities of cellular concrete.

1.2.2 Determination of the air content of the freshly prepared cellular concrete and of the hardened concrete after handling in conventional machinery.

1.2.3 Determination of the following properties of the hardened concrete: compressive strength, tensile splitting strength, density, and water absorption. It may not be necessary to study all of the above properties in all cases, depending on the proposed use of the material.

1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.

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Details
Book of Standards Volume: 04.02
Developed by Subcommittee: C09.23
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/C0796-97
ICS Code: 91.100.30