Cement

Specific Gravity of Cement

Specific Gravity of Cement

What is the Specific Gravity of Cement? The Specific Gravity of Portland Cement ranges from 3.10 to 3.25 Mg/m3, averaging 3.15 Mg/m3. Whereas for Portland Pozzolana Cements and Portland Blast Furnace Cements, the specific gravity value comes to 2.90 Mg/m3 (As per Portland Cement Association (PCA) 1988). Calculate the Specific Gravity as follows: Specific Gravity …

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Difference between OPC and PPC cement

Difference between OPC and PPC Cement You should Know

OPC stands for Ordinary Portland Cement while PPC stands for Portland Pozzolana Cement. In this blog post, I am briefly explaining the difference between OPC and PPC cement. So, let’s dive right in. Difference between OPC and PPC Cement Following are the difference between OPC and PPC cement and are mentioned below: Ordinary Portland Cement …

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Different Grades of Ordinary Portland Cement- OPC 33/43/53

Cement is the most generally used construction material existing and is merely behind water because of the planet’s most consumed resource. The cement grade mainly corresponds to the average compressive strength attained by at least three mortar cubes (area of face 50 cm2) composed of one part of cement, three parts of standard sand (conforming to …

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Quality Tests on Cement at Laboratory and at Site

  Nowadays, cement is an important material in the construction industry. It is primarily employed in masonry and concrete construction. The key portion of a structure’s strength largely depends on the standard of cement. But once you purchase cement there’s a precise risk of quality variations in cement. That’s why it’s essential to check the …

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Hydration of cement

Hydration of Cement

Hydration of Cement Dry cement does not bind with fine and coarse aggregate. It acquires binder properties only when mixed with water. After mixing water in the dry cement a chemical reaction takes place between cement and water which is referred to as hydration of cement. The chemistry of the concrete is essentially the chemistry …

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Ordinary Portland Cement -Definition, Composition, Uses

Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) It is one of the most widely used types of Portland cement. The name Portland Cement was named by Joseph Aspdin in 1824 due to its similarity in color and its quality when it hardens like Portland stone. Portland Cement is a fine powder that when mixed with water becomes the binding …

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