Proper analysis of a mill test report will help producers control quality before adding cement to the mix.
A concrete producer can learn how his concrete will perform by reading a portland cement mill test report. Most mill test reports are one page, identify the ASTM or AASHTO cement type, and list primary chemical and physical properties measured by sample testing. Also, reports show a certification statement and are signed by the cement plant's quality control manager.
When examining a mill test report, study two properties: chemical and physical. Chemical properties are presented as an oxide analysis and potential compounds. Six physical properties are usually reported.
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