E2-E3/Civil Rev date: 01-04-2011
BSNL India For Internal Circulation Only
In the Civil Engineering projects large quantity of different materials are used andit necessary that these materials are tested according to a certain set pattern of tests and within desirable frequency of testing in order that he quality of finalproduct is maintained. A list of recommended mandatory tests for differentbuilding materials is given in Tables below:-
NOTE -- Water used for mixing and curing shall be clean and free from injuriousquantities of alkalies, acids, oils, salts, sugar, organic materials, vegetable growthor other substance that may be deleterious to bricks, stone, concrete or steel.Potable water is generally considered satisfactory for mixing. The Ph value of water shall be not less than. The following concentrations represent the maximumpermissible values: (of deleterious materials in water).
Limits of Acidity: To neutralize 100ml sample of water, usingphenolphthalein as an indicator, it should not require more than 5ml of 0.02normal NaOH. The details of test shall be as given in IS 3025 (part 22).