BS EN 196-6:2018 Methods of testing cement. Determination of fineness

BS EN 196-6:2018

Methods of testing cement. Determination of fineness

Status : Current   Published : January 2019



What is this standard about?

This document describes three methods of determining the fineness of cement.

The sieving method serves only to demonstrate the presence of coarse cement particles. This method is primarily suited to checking and controlling the production process.

The air-jet sieving method measures the retention on sieving and is suitable for particles which substantially pass a 2,0 mm test sieve. It can be used to determine the particle size distribution of agglomerates of very fine particles. This method can be used with test sieves in a range of aperture sizes, e.g. 63 μm and 90 μm.

The air permeability method (Blaine) measures the specific surface area (surface area related to mass) by comparison with a reference material sample. The determination of the specific surface area serves primarily to check the consistency of the grinding process of one and the same plant. This method only enables a limited assessment to be made of the properties of the cement in use.

NOTE: The air permeability method may not give significant results for cements containing ultrafine materials.

The methods are applicable to all the cements defined in EN 197-1.

Standard NumberBS EN 196-6:2018
TitleMethods of testing cement. Determination of fineness
Publication Date14 January 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 3310-1, ISO 4803, ISO 565, ISO 383, EN 197-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS EN 196-6:2010
International RelationshipsEN 196-6:2018
Draft Superseded By19/30356710 DC
DescriptorsDensity measurement, Fineness tests, Testing conditions, Cements, Specimen preparation, Particle size measurement, Permeability measurement, Air permeability, Blaine tests, Test equipment, Calibration, Screening (sizing)
Title in FrenchMéthodes d'essai des ciments. Détermination de la finesse
Title in GermanPrüfverfahren für Zement Bestimmung der Mahlfeinheit
ISBN978 0 580 97637 7
File Size837 KB

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