This procedure is used to determine the quantity of water required to produce a cement paste of standard consistence.

Consistency Plunger

Spare.

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38-2010/10

EN Vicat Mould

Accessory: manufactured from a hard rubber compound and supplied complete with a glass base plate.

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38-2300

ASTM Vicat Mould

Accessory: manufactured from non-absorbent plastic and supplied complete with a glass base plate.

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38-2660

ASTM Initial Set Needle

1 mm diameter.

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38-2620

EN Initial and Final Set Needle

1.13mm diameter and 1.13mm diameter with special footing.

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38-2110

Vicat Frame Complete.

Vicat Apparatus is for determining the normal consistency, standard consistency and time of setting of cement and lime in accordance with IS, ASTM, BS and AASHTO specifications. The procedure, as recommended in various standards, is for determining the quantity of water required to produce a cement paste of standard consistency. The standard consistency is attained when the 10 mm plunger of the apparatus penetrates the material to a pre-determined depth under free-fall. A new sample is prepared and tested with initial and final needles in accordance with the procedure described in various specifications

Complies to EN 196-3, EN 480-2, EN 13454-2, ASTM C187, ASTM C191, AASHTO T129, AASHTO T131. 

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38-4010