AASHTO T 98M/T 98
Standard Method of Test for Fineness of Portland Cement by the Turbidimeter
|Publication Date:||1 January 2012|
This test method covers determination of the fineness of portland cement as represented by a calculated measure of specific surface, expressed as square centimeters of total surface area per gram or square meters of total surface area per kilogram of cement, using the Wagner turbidimeter.2
The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard. Values in SI units (or inch-pound units) shall be obtained by measurement in SI units (or inch-pound units) or by appropriate conversion, using the Rules for Conversion and Rounding given in IEEE/ASTM SI 10 of measurements made in other units. Values are stated in SI units when inch-pound units are not used in practice.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2 This turbidimeter was developed by L. A. Wagner, Research Associate of the Cement Reference Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Washington, DC. A description of the apparatus and the original mathematical derivations of formulas used are given in the paper: Wagner, L. A., "A Rapid Method for the Determination of the Specific Surface of Portland Cement," Proceedings, ASTM, ASTEA, Vol. 33, Part II, 1933, p. 553.