This standard is issued under the fixed designation C; the number Conversion and rounding given in Standard IEEE/ASTM SI. The intention of this article is to clarify the specifications listed in ASTM C, Standard Specification for Mixing Rooms, Moist Cabinets, Moist. ASTM C Mixing Rooms, Moist Cabinets, Moist Rooms, and Water Storage. Tanks Used in the Testing of Hydraulic Cements and Concretes.

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This article is not an exhaustive account for all mix designs, regional specifications, or capabilities of each laboratory.

Moist rooms are made from walk-in refrigerators, insulated shipping c511, or scratch built rooms. Both curing tanks and moist rooms have their benefits and drawbacks.

You may use either a chart recorder or a digital recorder. Each laboratory will need to consider the unique requirements of their testing needs when designing and maintaining a curing facility. The benefit of a chart recorder is that the information is readily available and in full view at all times, and labs that use these tend not to get written up for not evaluating the weekly temperature data.

Curing tanks might be a more cost-effective solution, but temperature control can be difficult, and they take up a lot of floor space.

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At least every 24 months, you must clean and refill each tank with calcium asttm to saturation. Requirements for Moist Rooms If your lab tests a lot of samples or tests a variety of materials, a curing room might be the best choice for you. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.


The water should be saturated.

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It is highly recommended that laboratories institute a program in which the spray nozzles are switched out with a second set that has been soaking in a mild acid such as vinegar to slow the clogging process. Depending on the type of material you are working with, you should refer to the applicable specification or standard to determine whether you need to maintain tanks or a curing room, c51 even a tank within a curing room.

Digital temperature recorders or data loggers are gaining popularity. There is no set lbs of calcium hydroxide per gallon of water. Subscribe to new comments. How much calcium hydroxide do you use per gallon of water for a cure tank? Comment cannot be empty.

The Cure for The Cure: A Guide to ASTM C and Your Curing Facilities

It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. In both moist cabinets and rooms, care must be taken to ensure air-tight seals on doors and walls. Moist cabinets and moist rooms shall be constructed of durable materials with tight-fitting doors or windows for all openings. They both seem to be equally popular. Your review has been submitted successfully.


Without proper maintenance and upkeep, the cc511 will begin to drip water on the specimens before clogging entirely.

The system used in most grocery store produce sections works very well for this purpose. You’ve already submitted a review for this item. If you have to install a moist room against an exterior wall, try to give at least 6 inches of dead air space.

Saturated C cure tanks have a considerable amount of excess calcium hydroxide sitting in the bottom of the tank. Some of the drawbacks include the pen drying out and having to be replaced often, and the temperature not reading correctly.

Tanks also require additional documentation. If you decide to go this route, you will need to have at least one calibrated chart recorder or digital recorder per tank see Figure 1. While it is asm to be able to have all of the temperature records on a computer, CCRL inspectors report that laboratories using these data loggers often forget to download and evaluate the data.

Dry conditions, low temperatures, and abundant fresh water leaching can all lead to low strength specimens.

Login to be able to comment. Essentially, your tanks need to be made of a non-corroding material like thick plastic or metal.