EN 196-8:2010

Methods of testing cement - Part 8: Heat of hydration - Solution method

Publication date:   May 21, 2010

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Jun 14, 2022


CEN/TC 51 Cement and building limes

European Norm

91.100.10   Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar



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This European Standard describes a method of determining the heat of hydration of cements by means of solution calorimetry, also known as the solution method. The heat of hydration is expressed in joules per gram of cement.
This standard is applicable to cements and hydraulic binders whatever their chemical composition.
NOTE 1 Another procedure, called the semi-adiabatic method, is described in EN 196-9. Either procedure can be used independently.
NOTE 2 It has been demonstrated that the best correlation between the two methods is obtained at seven days for the solution method (EN 196-8) compared with 41 h for the semi-adiabatic method (EN 196-9).

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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

Life cycle


EN 196-8:2003


EN 196-8:2010
90.93 Standard confirmed
Jun 14, 2022