Testing of cement can be brought under two categories:
It is sufficient to subject the cement to field tests when it is used for minor works. The following are the field tests:
If a sample of cement satisfies the above field tests it may be concluded that the cement is not bad. The above tests do not really indicate that the cement is really good for important works. For using cement in important and major works it is incumbent on the part of the user to test the Cement in the laboratory to confirm the requirements of the Indian standard specifications with respect to its physical and chemical properties. No doubt, such confirmations will have been done at the Factory laboratory before the production comes out from the factory. But the cement may go bad during transportation and storage prior to its use in works. The following tests are usually conducted in the laboratory.
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