Initial Setting Time of Cement

Friday, August 27, 2010 7:28
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  • Initial Setting Time of Cement

The time when the cement water paste attains a certain degree of hardness is known as initial setting time of cement.

It is different for different types of cement depends upon the type of project in which it is being used. Initial setting time of ordinary portland cement should be maximum 45 minutes according to the British Standard.

  • Final setting time

It is that stage at which cement water paste had attained sufficient strength and hardness.Final setting time of cement should not be more than 10 hours.

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7 Responses to “Initial Setting Time of Cement”

  1. Jrheei says:

    July 15th, 2011 at 8:35 am

    please, first define cement…

  2. Anonymous says:

    July 15th, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Cement is defined as ” a Powdery substance made by strongly heating the lime and clay used in making mortar and concrete”

  3. prerna says:

    February 20th, 2012 at 6:44 am

    what is the significance of initial setting time of cement?

  4. samuel says:

    June 24th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Basicly,It enables one to know the confines of time which the cement paste could be worked on.

  5. sareer says:

    October 1st, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    what is actually the setting of cement?

  6. Ganesh Subhash Choudhari says:

    January 5th, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    What is initial setting time of cement according to Indian standards

  7. Evasius Mlengowa says:

    May 22nd, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    what is a relationship between setting time and curing to cement

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