Cement / Fly Ash Testing

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HYDRAULIC CEMENT (PHYSICAL TEST)

Sr. No. Particulars Test Method/ Reference Code Sample size required Significance
1 Standard Consistency IS 4031(part 4) : 1988 Sealed Bag 50 Kg Indicates quality & grade of cement
2 Fineness by Blain's Air permeability IS 4031(part 1) : 1999 Sealed Bag 50 Kg Indicates quality & grade of cement.
3 Fineness by Dry sieving IS 4031(part 1) : 1996 Sealed Bag 50 Kg Quick indicator of quality of cement..
4 Soundness by Le Chatelier's Apparatus IS 4031(part 3):1988 Sealed Bag 50 Kg Unsound cement indicate overall inferior quality & lack of dimensional stability after setting
5 Initial and final setting time IS 4031(part 5):1988 Sealed Bag 50 Kg Good indicator of quality of cement.
6 Density of cement IS 4031( part 11):1988 Sealed Bag 50 Kg Good indicator of quality of cement.
1 Compressive strength (3 cubes each ) 3,7 & 28 days IS 4031(part 6):1988 Sealed Bag 50 Kg Classification of cement in to grades for mix design.

PULVERISED FUEL ASH ( FLY ASH) - PHYSICAL TEST

Sr. No. Particulars Test Method/ Reference Code Sample size required Significance
1 Consistency IS 1727:1967 Sealed Bag 30 Kg To check the overall quality of the fly ash being used in the concrete production.
2 Fineness Blaine Air permeability IS 1727:1967 Sealed Bag 30 Kg To check the overall quality of the fly ash being used in the concrete production.
3 Fineness by dry sieving IS 1727:1967 Sealed Bag 30 Kg To check the overall quality of the fly ash being used in the concrete production.
4 Fineness by wet sieving IS 1727:1967 Sealed Bag 30 Kg To check the overall quality of the fly ash being used in the concrete production.
5 Soundness by Le Chatelier's Apparatus IS 1727:1967 Sealed Bag 30 Kg To check the overall quality of the fly ash being used in the concrete production.
6 Initial and final setting time IS 1727:1967 Sealed Bag 30 Kg To check the overall quality of the fly ash being used in the concrete production.
7 Specific gravity IS 1727:1967 Sealed Bag 30 Kg To check the overall quality of the fly ash being used in the concrete production.
8 Compressive strength (3 cubes each ) 7,28 & 90 day IS 1727:1967 Sealed Bag 30 Kg To check the overall quality of the fly ash being used in the concrete production.
9 Density Of Fly Ash IS 1727:1967 Sealed Bag 30 Kg To check the overall quality of the fly ash being used in the concrete production.