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ASTM C185-20

Standard Test Method for Air Content of Hydraulic Cement Mortar

Standard Test Method for Air Content of Hydraulic Cement Mortar C0185-20 ASTM|C0185-20|en-US Standard Test Method for Air Content of Hydraulic Cement Mortar Standard new BOS Vol. 04.01 Committee C01
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Significance and Use

5.1 The purpose of this test method is to determine whether or not the hydraulic cement under test meets the air-entraining or non-air-entraining requirements of the applicable hydraulic cement specification for which the test is being made. The air content of concrete is influenced by many factors other than the potential of the cement for air entrainment.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the air content of hydraulic cement mortar under the conditions hereinafter specified.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.3 Values in SI shall be obtained by measurement in SI units or by appropriate conversion, using the Rules for Conversion and Rounding in IEEE/ASTM SI 10, of measurements made in other units.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 Warning—Fresh hydraulic cementitious mixtures are caustic and may cause chemical burns to skin and tissue upon prolonged exposure.2

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.01
Developed by Subcommittee: C01.21
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/C0185-20
ICS Code: 91.100.10