BS EN 196-3:2016 - Methods of testing cement. Determination of setting times and soundness

BS EN 196-3:2016

Methods of testing cement. Determination of setting times and soundness

Status : Current   Published : December 2016



This European Standard specifies the methods for determining standard consistence, setting times and soundness of cements.

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 setting time and soundness of a cement is in conformity with its specification.

This part of EN 196 describes the reference methods and allows the use of alternative procedures and equipment, as indicated in notes, provided that they have been calibrated against the reference methods. In the event of a dispute, only the reference equipment and procedures are used.

Standard NumberBS EN 196-3:2016
TitleMethods of testing cement. Determination of setting times and soundness
Publication Date31 December 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 196-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS EN 196-3:2005+A1:2008
International RelationshipsEN 196-3:2016
DescriptorsCement and concrete technology, Cements, Cement mortar, Setting, Hardening, Time measurement, Penetration tests, Consistency (mechanical property), Physical testing, Vicat apparatus, Testing conditions, Test equipment
Title in FrenchMéthodes d'essai des ciments. Détermination du temps de prise et de la stabilité
Title in GermanPrüfverfahren für Zement. Bestimmung der Erstarrungszeiten und der Raumbeständigkeit
ISBN978 0 580 93547 3
File Size1.788 MB

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