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CEMENT TEST

Date Sampled: Nov.2,2015


Source of Cement:
Monrovia
Name of Manufacturer CEMENCO
Date Manufactred:
Manufactureres specification
Test Conducted

Acheived

42.5
Specification

Finess %

1.1

10% Max

Soundness %

0.8

10mm Max

Consistency %

26

Initial Setting Time

100.5Min

Final Setting Time

192.5Min
600 min Max
4.2 Mpa 25.8Mpa(3Days)
6.7Mpa
43.1Mpa(28Days)
42.5 Mpa Min

Failure strength

Contractors Materials Engineer

30 min Min

Materials Engineer

FINESS/RESIDUE TEST
Date:

Nov.2, 2015

Test No.

Mass of cement sample Mass of reidue


(g)

(g)

25

0.24

25

0.29
Average

Specification 10% Max

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Engineer's Representative

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Percentage residue
(%)
1.0
1.2

ineer's Representative

1.1

SOUNDNESS TEST
Date:
Test Distance between the pointers before boiling (mm
No. 1 Distance between the pointers after boiling (mm)
Expantion of cement (mm)

9.5
10.5
1.0

Test Distance between the pointers before boiling (mm


No. 2 Distance between the pointers after boiling (mm)
Expantion of cement (mm)

9
10
1.0

Test Distance between the pointers before boiling (mm


No. 3 Distance between the pointers after boiling (mm)
Expantion of cement (mm)

9.5
10
0.5

Average expantion of cement then is:


Specification:

10mm Max

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0.8

CONSISTENCY TEST
Date:

Nov.2,2015

Mass of
water

Mass of
Cement

Percentage of
water by mass

(g)

(g)

(%)

120

500

24

125

500

25

130

500

26

135

500

27

140

500

28

Trial No.

Required: 5-7mm from the bottom


For the given sample of cement, the standard consistency is achieved with
water consistency equal to 26%

INITIAL SETTING TIME


Date:

Nov.2,2015

Test No. 1
Time which water is added to cement 11:20
Time which needle of 1mm square section fails to pierce the test block to a depth of 5-7mm from
the bottom of the mould 13:01
Initial setting time then is 101Min

Test No. 2
Time which water is added to cement11:40
Time which needle of 1mm square section fails to pierce the test block to a depth of 5-7mm from
the bottom of the mould13:20
Initial setting time then is 100Min

Average Initial Setting Time: 100.5Min

Specification30 minutes Min

FINAL SETTING TIME


Date:

Nov.2,2015

Test No. 1
Time which water is added to cement 11:20
Time which needle which the needle makes an impression on the test block whilse the
fails to make it 14:30

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Final setting time then is190Min

Test No. 2
Time which water is added to cement11:40
Time which needle of 1mm square section fails to pierce the test block to a depth of 5-7mm from
the bottom of the mould14:55
Final setting time then is 195Min

Average Final Setting Time:

192.5Min

Specification600 minutes Max

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Position of Vicat
needlepoint after
penetration from
bottom
(mm)
4
5
6
7
8

onsistency is achieved with

TIME

test block to a depth of 5-7mm from

test block to a depth of 5-7mm from

IME

he test block whilse the

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test block to a depth of 5-7mm from

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