ASTM C187 • ASTM C191 • EN 196-3
- Used to determine the normal consistency of hydraulic cement.
- The reaction between cement and water is the primary cause of the setting of concrete. The setting time for cement and concrete is determined using the Vicat Apparatus.
- By measuring the setting time for concrete/cement via the penetration resistance method (Vicat Apparatus), the time the concrete/cement can stay fresh can be determined. This time indicates the period the mix can stay in the mixer before pouring it into the moulds/frameworks.