Test Plan for ASTM C595 Blended Hydraulic Cements

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Test Plan for ASTM C595 Blended Hydraulic Cements

Test Plan for ASTM C595 Blended Hydraulic Cements

PropertyMaterialASTM / MethodDetails
Required tests for blended cements:
Compressive StrengthMortarASTM C109

Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars Using 2″ Cube Specimens

Cube specimens are cast and three are tested at each of 1, 3, 7, and 28 days of curing. Samples are cured for the first 24 hours in a standard moist room, and all subsequent days in saturated lime water.

Chemical CompositionCement PowderASTM C114

Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement

A variety of chemical testing methods are described. Testing covers all relevant chemical compounds required in most specifications.

Autoclave ExpansionCement PrismsASTM C151

Autoclave Expansion of Hydraulic Cement

Prisms are cast, and after 24 hours of curing, the lengths are measured. They are subsequently subjected to multiple hours of elevated temperature and pressure in an ASTM C151 compliant autoclave. Cement prisms are then cooled and measured. The length change is then compared with the intial length and compared to any relevant specification.

Air ContentMortarASTM C185

Air Content of Mortar (Modified per ASTM C91)

Mortar is cast to the desired consistency, and it is consolidated in a 400mL brass measuring container described in ASTM C185. The weight/volume is determined, and the air content is calculated based on the mix proportions.

DensityCementASTM C188Density of Hydraulic Cement
Time of Setting (Initial / Final Set)Cement PasteASTM C191

Time of Setting of Hydraulic Cement Pastes by Vicat Needle

Cement is cast to normal consistency per ASTM C187. After initial readings, cement paste is left in the Vicat Apparatus and allowed to cure until readings indicate initial set of the Vicat Needle. Sample is allowed to cure until no visible markings are made by the needle, and this is determined to be final set.

Fineness (Specific Surface)Cement PowderASTM C204

Fineness of Hydraulic Cement Powder by Blaine Fineness Apparatus

A cement powder is compacted in a calibrated container. The container is sealed onto the apparatus, and air is allowed to be pulled through the compacted specimen. The rate of hydraulic fluid forced through the system is compared with that of a calibration cement, and the fineness of the cement is determined.

FinenessCement PowderASTM C430Fineness of Hydraulic Cement by the 45-μm (No. 325) Sieve
Required tests for blended cements with special properties:
Compressive StrengthMortarASTM C109

Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars Using 2″ Cube Specimens

Cube specimens are cast and three are tested at each of 1, 3, 7, and 28 days of curing. Samples are cured for the first 24 hours in a standard moist room, and all subsequent days in saturated lime water.

Chemical CompositionCement PowderASTM C114

Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement

A variety of chemical testing methods are described. Testing covers all relevant chemical compounds required in most specifications.

Air ContentMortarASTM C185Air Content of Mortar (Modified per ASTM C91)
Sulfate ResistanceMortarASTM C1012

Length Change of Mortar Bars Exposed to a Sulfate Solution

Mortar bars are cast using the materials of interest. Bars are subsequently immersed in a sulfate solution and intermittent length comparitor readings are performed to determine the effects of sulfate exposure on the mortar.

For Type MS and HS only.

Heat of HydrationCementASTM C1702

Heat of Hydration of Hydraulic Cementitious Materials Using Isothermal Conduction Calorimetry

An isothermal heat conduction colorimeter is a constant-temperature heat sink, to which two heat-flow sensors and sample holders are attached. One is attached to the sample and one to a reference cell. The heat of hydration can be measured by the calorimeter for up to 7 days to confirm compliance with specifications.

For Type MH and LH only.

Required tests for pozzolans / slags for use in blended cements:
Strength Activity IndexMortarASTM C109Strength Activity Index by Comparison of Compressive Strength of 2″ Cube Specimens
Loss on IgnitionPowderASTM C311Loss on Ignition Testing as Described in ASTM C311
FinenessCement PowderASTM C430Fineness by the 45-μm (No. 325) Sieve

 

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