SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1987

Uniformity in Compressive Strengths of Cement and Corresponding Concrete


This article shows how ASTM Method for Evaluation of Cement Strength Uniformity from a Single Source (C 917-82) serves as a valuable tool in ascertaining the uniformity in the quality of cement produced. The results obtained on compressive strength tests of both cement and concrete—the cement being tested at Saudi Kuwaiti Cement Manufacturing Co. (SKC manufacturing quality control laboratory) and the concrete (using SKC cement) at the quality control laboratory of Saudi Arabian Vulcan Limited, a ready mix concrete plant—clearly indicate that there is very good uniformity in quality of cement produced at SKC's factory situated at Khursaniyah (in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia) with a capacity of 7000 MT/day of cement clinker due to the level of automation adopted in process control. Thus the article brings out that, in modern cement plants which are usually large in capacity, C917-82 is a suitable yardstick to assess whether the quality control procedures exercised are effective.

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Al-Badr, HA
Saudi Kuwaiti Cement Manufacturing Co., Saudi Arabia
Kilpadikar, AD
Saudi Kuwaiti Cement Manufacturing Co., Saudi Arabia
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Developed by Committee: C01
Pages: 22–29
DOI: 10.1520/STP25811S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5022-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0961-2