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How is the resistance to sulfate determined?

Q. How is the resistance to sulfate determined?


A. Sulfate resistance can be determined by ASTM C452 and ASTM C1012. ASTM C1012 assesses the sulfate resistance of concretes and mortars made using portland cement, blends of portland cement with pozzolans or slag, and blended hydraulic cements. ASTM C452 is suitable for evaluating only portland cements.


References: SP-1(02); SP-77; ACI 201.2R-16; ASTM C452; ASTM C1012

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