Vicat apparatus

Vicat apparatus

A penetration device used in the testing of hydraulic cements and similar materials to measure their consistency and their initial and final setting times.
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The conical plunger of the modified vicat apparatus was wiped clean with a moist cloth before each determination, and then it lowered to the surface of the sample.
This time more often than not determined by one kind of penetration test and based on the ADA specification #25, this was determined with standard Vicat apparatus.
A Vicat apparatus was used to measure standard consistence, and initial and final setting time after the reactants were mixed together and placed in a mould.
Standard consistence, and initial and final setting time tests on the PC, PFA-PC, MK-PC and MK-PFA-PC pastes were carried out using a Vicat apparatus in accordance with BS EN 196-3 (British Standards Institute 1995b).