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Durability Engineers performs standard and specialized testing of the chemical and physical properties of Portland cement, supplementary cementitious materials and other finely divided materials providing information concerning:

  • Strength

  • Soundness

  • False Set

  • Composition

  • Time of Set

  • Sulfate Resistance

  • ASR Mitigation

  • Absorption

  • Shrinkage

  • Fineness

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 Cement & Supplementary Cementitious Materials 

Cement + SCM Materials


Durability Engineers tests materials in accordance with the following ASTM specifications

ASTM C114 Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement

ASTM C150 Standard Specification for Portland Cement

ASTM C151 Standard Test Method for Autoclave Expansion of Hydraulic Cement

ASTM C157 Standard Test Method for Length Change of Hardened Hydraulic-Cement Mortar and Concrete

ASTM C185 Standard Test Method for Air Content of Hydraulic Cement Mortar
ASTM C187 Standard Test Method for Amount of Water Required for Normal Consistency of Hydraulic Cement Paste

ASTM C188 Standard Test Method for Density of Hydraulic Cement
ASTM C191 Standard Test Methods for Time of Setting of Hydraulic Cement by Vicat Needle

ASTM C204 Standard Test Methods for Fineness of Hydraulic Cement by Air-Permeability Apparatus

ASTM C227 Standard Test Method for Potential Alkali Reactivity of Cement-Aggregate Combinations (Mortar-Bar Method)

ASTM C311 Standard Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Fly Ash or Natural Pozzolans for Use in Portland-Cement Concrete

ASTM C359 Standard Test Method for Early Stiffening of Hydraulic Cement (Mortar Method)

ASTM C430 Standard Test Method for Fineness of Hydraulic Cement by the 45-μm (No. 325) Sieve

ASTM C531 Standard Test Method for Linear Shrinkage and Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Chemical-Resistant Mortars, Grouts, Monolithic Surfacings, and Polymer Concretes

ASTM C579 Standard Test Methods for Compressive Strength of Chemical-Resistant Mortars, Grouts, Monolithic Surfacings, and Polymer Concretes

ASTM C580 Standard Test Method for Flexural Strength and Modulus of Elasticity of Chemical-Resistant Mortars, Grouts, Monolithic Surfacings, and Polymer Concretes

ASTM C596 Standard Test Method for Drying Shrinkage of Mortar Containing Hydraulic Cement​
ASTM C604 Standard Test Method for True Specific Gravity of Refractory Materials by Gas-Comparison Pycnometer

ASTM C618 Standard Specification for Coal Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan for Use in Concrete

ASTM C882 Standard Test Method for Bond Strength of Epoxy-Resin Systems Used With Concrete By Slant Shear

ASTM C928 Standard Specification for Packaged, Dry, Rapid-Hardening Cementitious Materials for Concrete Repairs

ASTM C989 Standard Specification for Slag Cement for Use in Concrete and Mortars

ASTM C1012 Standard Test Method for Length Change of Hydraulic-Cement Mortars Exposed to a Sulfate Solution​
ASTM C1038 Standard Test Method for Expansion of Hydraulic Cement Mortar Bars Stored in Water

ASTM C1069 Standard Test Method for Specific Surface Area of Alumina or Quartz by Nitrogen Adsorption

ASTM C1240 Standard Specification for Silica Fume Used in Cementitious Mixtures

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