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Part 112. Methods of accelerated curing of test cubes
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4.2. The curing tank shall be capable of holding sufficient water and of being controlled so that the temperature of the water at any point within the tank is maintained at 35 ± 2 °c at all times. below and around each specimen and in addition the specimens shall be at least 30 mm above the heating element.2). provided with a lid and instruments for continuous recording of the water temperature.2(f)). continuously recording the water temperature which shall be maintained at 35 ± 2°C at all times except for a period not exceeding 15 m in immediately after immersion of the specimens. (b) the degree of tank insulation. is drawn to the need for electrical safety both of the tank and in its installation and use 3. Test the cubes (see BS 1881 : Part 116) as soon as possible after removal . from any material which is of adequate strength and corrosion resistant. as described in 3.1. The material for this cover plate shall be such that it does not react with the concrete or the mould. The titles of the publications are listed on the inside back cover.1.3 Cooling tank. the definitions given in BS 5328 and BS 1881 : Part 101 apply together with the following: 2.1 Apparatus 3.4 Temperature recorder (optional see 6. as described in 3. Thinly coat the cover plate with release agent to prevent adhesion of the concrete and place it in position to form a watertight seal. from the curing tank.2 Curing tank. The tank shall contain clean water which shall be renewed at least once a month and be controlled so that the temperature of the water at any point in the tank shall be maintained at 20 ± 5 °c during the period that cubes are being cooled. NOTE 3. suitable for measuring maximum and minimum curing temperatures. NOTE 2. Attention in the construction (see CP 1017).British Standard Testing concrete Part 112.1.1. NOTE 1. Totally immerse the specimens for a period of 24 h ± 15 min. 3. 2. referred to in this standard NOTE 4. . ensuring that they are spaced in accordance with 3. shall perm it adequate circulation of the water and shall be such that the specimens can be removed easily.1.1.1. Scope This Part of this British Standard describes the methods of accelerated curing of concrete test cubes at 35°C.2 but maintained at55±2°C.3 Procedure.1 Apparatus 4.2 Curing tank. The internal dimensions of the tank shall be appropriate for the number and size of the test specimens to be accommodated.1 Cover plate. The internal dimensions of the tank shall be appropriate for the number and size of cubes to be accommodated. 3. It is advantageous suitable thermal insulation.1 Cover plate. If the tank is provided with forced circulation a volume of water at least 10 times the volume of concrete to be cured has been found to be satisfactory.1. In order to provide adequate circulation of the water there shall be at least 30 mm of water above. 35 ° C method 3. NOTE. of concrete (d) the volume of water in the tank. 4. The power input factors including: (a) the surrounding (c) the volume to provide the tank and its lid with on various to 3. demould the cubes and clearly and indel ibly mark each one with an identification number or code.3 Thermometer. 3. then immediately lower the specimens gently into the filled curing tank.1 specimen. 55 °c and 82°C.1.2. A rigid plate.2 Making test described in BS of the concrete wipe the mould cubes. Definitions For the purposes of this Part of this British Standard.1. shall permit adequate circulation of water and shall be such that the cubes can be removed easily. 4. placed in the tank. 55 ° C method 4. Finish the upper surface level with the top of the mould and then clean. For a convection circulating tank a volume of water at least 15 times the volume of concrete to be cured has been found be satisfactory. Make the test cubes by the method 1881 : Part 108. such as a base plate. Methods of accelerated curing of test cubes 1. A curing tank constructed from any material which is of adequate strength and corrosion resistant.1.1. The test cube complete and cover plate. to cover each mould (see BS 1881 : Part 108) to isolate the concrete from the water of the curing tank (see 3. Remove the specimens from the curing tank. Recording thermograph and probe or sim ilar arrangement fitted in the curing tank to provide a continuous record of the temperature in the curing tank for the whole of the curing cycle (see figure 1). A cooling tank constructed required will be dependent air temperature. with its mould 3.
Thermograph Galvanized tank Thermostat Thermograph probe igure 1. Typical curing tank for 82°C method .
The report shall affirm that the cubes were cured in accordance with this Part of this British Standard. (d) certificate that curing has been carried out in accordance with this Part of this standard. A typical tank is shown in figure 1. (b) method of curing (35 DC. Remove the specimens from the water.BS 1881 : Part 112 : 1983 4. (e) time when cubes placed in and removed from cooling tank (55 DCmethod only). NOTE. demould the cubes and clearly and indelibly mark each one with an identification number or code.1.3 Procedure.2 Making test cubes.1. Discharge the water from the tank within 5 min and remove the specimens from the tank. Lower the specimens gently into the filled curing tank not less than 1 h 30 min or more than 3 h 30 min after the addition of the water to the other materials in the concrete mix. NOTE 1. (d) time of removal of cubes from curing tank. If requested the following information shall be included in the test report: (a) time of adding water to the other materials in the concrete mix. as soon as possible after removal from their moulds and not later than 1 h after the discharge of the curing water. For the tank shown in figure 1.4 Thermometer. 5.1. Test the cubes (see BS 1881 : Part 116) whilst they are still hot. 5.2. it is recommended that suitable gloves or other aids should be used.4.1. Test cubes shall be made in accordance with 3. (f) temperature record during curing.2. Place the cover plate in position after being thinly coated with release agent to prevent adhesion of the concrete and then leave the specimens to stand undisturbed in a place free from vibration at a temperature of 20 ± 5 °c for at least 1 h. Totally immerse the specimens for a period of not less than 19 h 50 m in. the tank shall be fitted with a tap to enable the tank to be drained at the end of the curing period. 82 DC method 5.5 Temperature recorder (optional. 5. Report 6.2(f)).1 Mandatory information. Leave the cubes in the cooling tank for a period of between 1 hand 2 h and then test (see BS 1881 : Part 116) as soon as possible after removal from the cooling tank.2. Place the specimens in the empty curing tank and fill with water at a temperature of between 5 °c and 20°C until the specimens are totally immersed. as described in 3.2. 188.8.131.52 Temperature recorder. see 6. Raise the temperature of the water to 82 ± 2 DC in 2 h ± 15 min and maintain it for a further 14 h ± 15 min.2 but maintained at 82 ± 2 DC.1 Apparatus 5.1.2 Curing tank.1.1.1. continuously recording the water temperature which shall be maintained at 55 ± 2°C at a" times except for a period not exceeding 15 min immediately after immersion of the specimens. If available. To minimize the difficulties in handling and the risk of injury to the operator. 184.108.40.206 Information to be included in the report 6.55 DCor 82°C method). 4.1. as described in 3.1. Ensure that the specimens are spaced in accordance with 3. The report shall state whether or not a certificate of sampling and specimen preparation is available.3. it is recommended that suitable gloves or other aids should be used. (c) time of immersion of cubes into curing tank. 5.1.2 Making test cubes.Additionallv. 4. 6. Immerse the cubes in the cooling tank not more than 20 h 10 min after their time of immersion in the curing tank. Place the cover plate in position after being thinly coated with release agent to prevent adhesion of the concrete and leave the specimens to stand undisturbed in a place free from vibration at a temperature of 20 ± 5 °c for at least 1 h. as described in 3. . Demould the cubes and mark clearly and indelibly with an identification number or code. Test cubes shall be made in accordance with 3. as described in 3. ensuring that the specimens are spaced in accordance with 3.4. two 6 kW electric immersion heaters have been found to be adequate.1 General. as described in 3.1 Cover plate.2 Optional information. NOTE 2. To minimize the difficulties in handling and the risk of injury to the operator.3 Procedure. (b) time of making cubes.1. The fotlowing information shall be included in the test report: (a) identification number or codes of specimens. NOTE. 5. 4. (c) maximum and minimum curing temperatures. a copy of the certificate shall be provided.
please conta the Director. schem for the registration of firms of assessed capability. Hemel Hempstead 311 . including ready-mixed concrete CP 1017 Distribution of electricity on construction and building sites AMD 6100 Amendment No.Publications referred to BS 1881 Testing concrete Part 101 Method of sampling fresh concrete on site Part 108 Method for making test cubes from fresh concrete Part 109· Method for making test beams from fresh concrete Part 110· Method for making test cylinders from fresh concrete Part 111· Method of normal curing of test specimens (20°C method) Part 113· Method for making and curing no-fines test cubes Part 116 Method for determination of compressive strength of concrete cubes BS 5328 Methods for specifying concrete. after '1 h' insert 'and not more than 12 h'. 1 published and effective from 31 July 1989 to BS 1881 : Part 112: 1983 Testing concrete Part 112. Herts HP2 4SQ Tel. Methods of accelerated curing of test cubes Additional text -----------------------------------------4 AMD 6100 July 1989 Clause 5. --------------------------------~--------------- 8907-0-1. testing and inspection facilities and Technical Help to Exporters.Sk-B CAB/4 • Referred to in the foreword only. Ouality Assurance Division. For information about BSI services relating to third party certification to suitable British Standard product specifications. BS!. Maylands Avenue.3 Procedure In line 5. Hemel Hempstead.