Physical Requirement for Rapid Hardening Portland Cement)-(IS-8041)

When a RHPC (Rapid Hardening Portland cement) is tested for its physical requirements, then it must satisfy the following specifications given by IS 8041.

  1. The fineness value of RHPC when tested by Blaine’s air permeability method shall not be less than 325 m2/kg.
  2. The expansion value (i.e. soundness) of unaerated cement when tested by Le-Chaelier method shall not be more than 10 mm and when tested by autoclave method shall not be more than 0.8%.
  3. Initial setting time of RHPC shall not be less than 30 minutes.
  4. Final setting time of RHPC shall not be more than 600 minutes.
  5. The average compressive strength of at least 3 mortar cubes, when tested as per IS-4031-Part 6, shall be as follows.
Sl.No Time Compressive strength (MPa)
1 24hour ± 30 min Not less than 16 Mpa
2 72 ± 1 hour Not less than 27 Mpa

 

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