Draft Details

Designation:CSA A3000
Source:CSA
Contact name:Greg Mills
Review start date:Jun 30, 2022
Review end date:Aug 29, 2022
Contact email:thuy.ton(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

A3001-23

Cementitious materials for use in concrete

Scope

1.1

This Standard addresses the following aspects of cementitious materials:

a) their definitions;

b) their chemical, physical, and uniformity requirements;

c) the tests required;

d) the procedures for inspection and sampling; and

e) the units of measurement, packaging, marking, and storage.

1.2

The cementitious materials for use in concrete are classified as follows in this Standard:

a) portland cement;

b) blended hydraulic cement;

c) portland-limestone cement;

d) supplementary cementitious materials; and

e) blended supplementary cementitious materials.

1.3

In these Standards, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standards; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standards.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

1.4

The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of these Standards. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

A3002:23

Masonry and mortar cement

Scope

1.1

This Standard specifies the requirements for masonry and mortar cement for use in masonry mortar.

1.2

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

A3003:23

Chemical test methods for cementitious materials for use in concrete and masonry

Scope

1.1 General

Test methods in this Standard and the “D series” test methods of CSA A3004 address the chemical analysis of hydraulic cement and supplementary cementitious materials.

Note: For frequencies of chemical testing, see Table 1 of CSA A3004-A1.

1.2

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

A3004:23

Test methods and standard practices for cementitious materials for use in concrete and masonry

Scope

1.1

This Standard specifies the requirements of test methods and standard practices for hydraulic cements, supplementary cementitious materials, and blended supplementary cementitious materials.

1.2

This Standard is divided into test methods and standard practices, numbered as follows:

a) A1 to A6, representing dry tests;

b) B1 to B7, representing paste tests;

c) C1 to C9, representing mortar tests;

d) D1, representing a test on limestone; and

e) E1, representing the evaluation of alternative supplementary materials.

1.3

Each test method or standard practice contains a scope, reference publications, summary of test, equipment and materials, and test procedure.

1.4

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

A3005-23

Test equipment and materials for cementitious materials for use in concrete and masonry

Scope

1.1

This Standard specifies the materials and equipment used in testing hydraulic cements, supplementary cementitious materials, and blended supplementary cementitious materials.

1.2

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

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