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ASTM International - ASTM C860-00

Standard Practices for Determining the Consistency of Refractory Castable Using the Ball-In-Hand Test

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 10 April 2000
Status: inactive
Page Count: 5
ICS Code (Refractories): 81.080
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1.1 The amount of water used in a castable mix for preparing test specimens has a significant influence on the test results. These practices cover procedures for determining and measuring the consistency of castable mixes in preparing specimens for two test methods:

1.1.1 Flow-Table Test.

1.1.2 Ball-in-Hand Test.

1.2 These practices apply to regular weight castable refractories, insulating castable refractories, and castable refractories that require heavy vibration for forming, which are described in Classification C401. They also apply to such castables containing metal fibers.

1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information only.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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. For a specific hazard statement, see 3.2.1 and 6.2.2.1.

Document History

September 1, 2019
Standard Test Method for Determining the Consistency of Refractory Castable Using the Ball-In-Hand Test
1.1 This test method covers the procedures for determining the consistency of a castable using the ball-in-hand test. The amount of water used in a castable has a significant influence on its...
October 1, 2015
Standard Test Method for Determining the Consistency of Refractory Castable Using the Ball-In-Hand Test
3.1 This test method is used to determine if a freshly mixed refractory castable is of the proper consistency to provide optimum performance. There are times when the manufacturer’s specified water...
November 1, 2010
Standard Test Method for Determining the Consistency of Refractory Castable Using the Ball-In-Hand Test
This test method is used primarily to determine if a freshly mixed refractory castable is of the proper consistency and therefore would most likely provide optimum performance. It can also be used to...
December 1, 2005
Standard Practice for Determining the Consistency of Refractory Castable Using the Ball-In-Hand Test
This practice is used primarily to determine if a freshly mixed refractory castable is of the proper consistency and therefore would most likely provide optimum performance. It can also be used to...
ASTM C860-00
April 10, 2000
Standard Practices for Determining the Consistency of Refractory Castable Using the Ball-In-Hand Test
1.1 The amount of water used in a castable mix for preparing test specimens has a significant influence on the test results. These practices cover procedures for determining and measuring the...
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