Standard Methods of Testing and Specifications for Comment

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Page 18 - The sand and cement should be thoroughly mixed dry. The mixing should be done on some non-absorbing surface, preferably plate glass. If the mixing must be done on an absorbing surface it should be thoroughly dampened prior to use.
Page 10 - Samples should be passed through a sieve having twenty meshes per linear inch, in order to break up lumps and remove foreign material ; this is also a very effective method for mixing them together in order to obtain an average. For determining the characteristics of a shipment of cement, the individual samples may be mixed and the average tested ; where time will permit, however, it is recommended that they be tested separately.
Page 14 - ... cm. (0.39 in.) in diameter, the cap, rod and cylinder weighing 300 gr. (10.58 oz.). The rod, which can be held in any desired position by a screw (F) carries an indicator, which moves over a scale (graduated to centimeters) attached to the frame (K). The paste is held by a conical, hard-rubber ring (I), 7 cm.
Page 7 - Method. — As a method to be followed for the analysis of cement, that proposed by the Committee on Uniformity in the analysis of Materials for the Portland Cement Industry, of the New York Section of the Society for Chemical Industry, and published in the Journal of the Society for January 15, 1902, is recommended.
Page 12 - The whole quantity of the powder is introduced, and the level of the liquid rises to some division of the graduated neck. This reading plus 20 cu. cm. is the volume displaced by 64 gr. of the powder.
Page 24 - H2SO4 and evaporated over a low flame to complete dryness. The small residue is finally blasted, for a minute or two, cooled and weighed. The difference between this weight and the weight previously obtained gives the amount of silica.* ALUMINA AND IRON (A12O3 AND Fe2O3).
Page 17 - Ottawa, 1ll., screened to pass a sieve having 20 meshes per linear inch and retained on a sieve having 30 meshes per linear inch; the wires to have diameters of 0.0165 and 0.0112 inch, respectively, ie, half the width of the opening in each case.
Page 20 - A moist closet consists of a soapstone or slate box, or a metallined wooden box — the metal lining being covered with felt and this felt kept wet. The bottom of the box is so constructed as to hold water, and the sides are provided with cleats for holding glass shelves on which to place the briquettes. Care should be taken to keep the air in the closet uniformly moist.
Page 15 - The paste is of normal consistency when the cylinder penetrates to a point in the mass 10 mm. (0.39 in.) below the top of the ring. Great care must be taken to fill the ring exactly to the top.
Page 30 - Strength 24 hours in moist air 50-100 Ibs. 7 days (1 day in moist air, 6 days in water) 100-200 " 28 days (1 day in moist air, 27 days in water) 200-300

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