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Standard Specification for

Concrete Made by Volumetric Batching and Continuous Mixing


AASHTO Designation: M 241-97 (2001) ASTM Designation: C 685-95a
AASHTO M 241-97 (2001) is identical to ASTM C 685-95a except for the following provisions: 1. All references to the ASTM Standards contained in ASTM C 685-95a listed in the following table shall be replaced with the corresponding AASHTO Standard. Referenced Standards ASTM AASHTO
C 31 C 33 C 39 C 109 C 138 C 143 C 150 C 172 C 173 C 191 C 231 C 260 C 330 C 494 C 595 C 618 T 23 M 6 and M 80 T 22 T 106 T 121 T 119 M 85 T 141 T 196 T 131 T 152 M 154 M 195 M 194 M 240 M 295

2. 3.

Section 5 (Ordering Information), Section 10 (Strength), and Section 11 (Failure To Meet Strength Requirements) are excluded. The following Table 2 shall be used in lieu of Table 2 of ASTM C 685-95a. Limits Test Method

Table 2Chemical Limitations for Wash Water


Chemical requirements, maximum concentration Chloride as Cl(1) expressed as a percent by mass of cement when added to the Cl(1) in the other components of the concrete mixture shall not exceed the following levels: 1. Prestressed Concrete 2. Conventionally reinforced concrete in a moist environment and exposed to chloride 3. Conventionally reinforced concrete in a moist environment but not exposed to chloride 4. Above ground building construction where the concrete will stay dry Sulfate as SO4, ppma Alkalies as (Na4O + 0.658 K2O), ppm Total solids, ppm
a

0.06 percent 0.10 percent 0.15 percent No limit for corrosion 3,000 600 50,000

AASHTO T 260

ASTM D 516 ASTM D 516 AASHTO T 26

Wash water reused as mixing water in concrete may exceed listed concentrations of sulfate if it can be shown that the concentration calculated in the total mixing water, including mixing water on the aggregate and other sources, does not exceed the stated limits.

TS-3b

M 241-1

AASHTO

TS-3b

M 241-2

AASHTO

TS-3b

M 241-3

AASHTO

TS-3b

M 241-4

AASHTO

TS-3b

M 241-5

AASHTO

TS-3b

M 241-6

AASHTO

TS-3b

M 241-7

AASHTO

TS-3b

M 241-8

AASHTO

TS-3b

M 241-9

AASHTO