BS EN 196-1:2016 - Methods of testing cement. Determination of strength

BS EN 196-1:2016

Methods of testing cement. Determination of strength

Status : Current   Published : May 2016



This part of EN 196 describes the method for the determination of the compressive and, optionally, the flexural strength of cement mortar. The method applies to common cements and to other cements and materials, the standards for which call up this method. It may not apply to other cement types that have, for example, a very short initial setting time.

The method is used for assessing whether the compressive strength of cement is in conformity with its specification and for validation testing of a CEN Standard sand, EN 196‑1, or alternative compaction equipment.

This part of EN 196 describes the reference equipment and procedure and allows alternative compaction equipment and procedures to be used provided that they have been validated in accordance with the appropriate provisions in this document. In the event of a dispute, only the reference equipment and procedure are used.

Standard NumberBS EN 196-1:2016
TitleMethods of testing cement. Determination of strength
Publication Date31 May 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 196-7, EN 197-1, EN ISO 1101, ISO 1101, EN ISO 1302, ISO 1302, EN ISO 7500-1, ISO 7500-1, ISO 565, ISO 3310-1, ISO 4200
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS EN 196-1:2005
International RelationshipsEN 196-1:2016
DescriptorsCement and concrete technology, Cements, Cement mortar, Compressive strength, Flexural strength, Compression testing, Bend testing, Compaction tests, Test equipment, Test specimens, Acceptance inspection, Conformity, Approval testing
Title in FrenchMéthodes d'essais des ciments. Détermination des résistances
Title in GermanPrüfverfahren für Zement. Bestimmung der Festigkeit
ISBN978 0 580 84580 2
File Size1.08 MB

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