ASTM C289 - 07

Standard Test Method for Potential Alkali-Silica Reactivity of Aggregates (Chemical Method)

This standard is a part of ASTM Book of Standards Volume 04.02

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Annotation and contents

Source of this annotation and contents: ASTM International.

1. Scope

1.1 This test method covers chemical determination of the potential reactivity of an aggregate with alkalies in portland-cement concrete as indicated by the amount of reaction during 24 h at 80 ° C between 1 N sodium hydroxide solution and aggregate that has been crushed and sieved to pass a 300-m sieve and be retained on a 150-m sieve.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. A specific precautionary statement is given in 5.7.1.

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

ASTM Standards

C114 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement

C227 Test Method for Potential Alkali Reactivity of Cement-Aggregate Combinations (Mortar-Bar Method)

C295 Guide for Petrographic Examination of Aggregates for Concrete

C702 Practice for Reducing Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size

C1005 Specification for Reference Masses and Devices for Determining Mass and Volume for Use in the Physical Testing of Hydraulic Cements

C1260 Test Method for Potential Alkali Reactivity of Aggregates (Mortar-Bar Method)

C1293 Test Method for Determination of Length Change of Concrete Due to Alkali-Silica Reaction

D75 Practice for Sampling Aggregates

D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

D1248 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable

E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

E60 Practice for Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials by Spectrophotometry

American Chemical Society Documents


Alternate designation

  • ASTM C 289
  • ASTM C289-07
  • ASTM C 289-07