EN 196-3:2005+A1:2008

Methods of testing cement - Part 3: Determination of setting times and soundness

Publication date:   Jun 26, 2009

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Nov 23, 2016


CEN/TC 51 Cement and building limes

European Norm

91.100.10   Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar



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This document specifies the methods for determining standard consistence, setting times and soundness of cements.
The method applies to common cements and to other cements and materials, the standards for which call up this method. It may not apply to other cement types that have, for example, a very short initial setting time. The method is used for assessing whether the setting time and soundness of a cement is in conformity with its specification.
This document describes the reference methods and allows the use of alternative procedures and equipment, as indicated in notes, provided that they have been calibrated against the reference methods. In the event of a dispute, only the reference equipment and procedures are used.

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Construction products


Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec

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EN 196-3:2005+A1:2008
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Nov 23, 2016


EN 196-3:2016