The correct environment for curing concrete test specimens is important to achieve consistent and reproducible test results. Two primary factors must be taken into consideration to satisfy the requirements, namely to maintain a stable temperature and to prevent loss of moisture from the specimen. A standard curing temperature of 20ºC is usually specified and should be maintained at the required degree of accuracy. The use of water to prevent loss of moisture is the method most commonly used. In tropical climates a curing temperature of 25ºC is often acceptable.