Scope. This specification covers the material characteristics, physical requirements, and sampling appropriate to the selection of marble for general ( exterior). ASTM C “Standard Specification for Marble Dimension Stone”. • Includes material characteristics, physical requirements, and sampling appropriate to the. ASTM C Standard Specification for Marble Dimension Stone (Exterior). Lab ID: Use Determines the material characteristics, physical requirements and.

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For example, one subcommittee may deal with the development of standards dealing with Test Methods of Dimensional Stone, and another with Anchorage Components and Systems for Natural Stone. Dimension marble shall aetm stone aztm is sawed, cut, split, or otherwise finished or shaped into blocks, slabs or tiles, astj shall specifically exclude molded, cast and artificially aggregated units composed of fragments, and also crushed and broken stone.

View our list of current requirements. Most architectural specifications require that stone meet certain specified ASTM or other testing standards before it will be accepted for use. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

5c03 standards also serve as benchmarks for quality limits of products. ASTM International is recognized globally and continues to review and develop new standards needed in a wide range of materials. The entire membership of ASTM International votes on whether a standard is suitably developed and researched before it is forwarded for final approval.

ASTM C – 05 Standard Specification for Marble Dimension Stone

Be aware of the requirements of performance that will be placed on the stone at the time of installation, and in the future. These committees meet on a regular basis to discuss and present information for each new or existing satm.

Without a consistent, realistic set of standards and testing procedures for stone products, the stone industry as astn whole would be in disarray. It is important to know when a certain test is not required for a product. Companies, agencies, and individuals use ASTM standards. Negative votes cast during the balloting process are fully considered before forwarding.

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Link to Active This link will always route to asym current Active version of the standard. For example, a test for Slip Resistance would not be necessary for stone used in a vertical application, which will never receive foot traffic. Buyers and sellers of materials, products, and services include these standards in contracts; engineers, scientists, architects, and designers use them in their work; government agencies reference them in codes and regulations; and many others refer to them for performance information.

The physical property requirements to which marble stones shall adhere to are absorption by weight, c053, compressive strength, modulus of rupture, abrasion resistance, and flexural strength.

Materials standards help to prevent the use of stone products for unsuitable applications. This abstract is a c5003 summary of the referenced standard. It is up to our industry to know how to identify these products and make sure to request the required material data needed.

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Testing of stone can be performed by other companies in the event that required test data is not available. Interior or exterior flooring or paving with an inadequate slip resistance level will more likely cause slipping accidents x503 public or private projects.

Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard. If testing is not available, require that it be done or avoid the product’s use. Refer to Guides C and C for the appropriate selection and use of marble dimension stone.

This may cause the owner to incur additional cost for repair and maintenance, and negatively affect the reputation of the stone industry as a whole.

As stone industry professionals, it is our task to apply the correct standards to d503 at appropriate times in order to keep d503 stone industry strong and to remain a reliable source of quality products. Independent labs can perform the appropriate tests and provide the information in a well organized, professional report.

Over 30, individuals from nations are the members of ASTM International, who are producers, users, consumers, and general interest parties such as government representatives and academicians.

Historical 5c03 s – view previous versions of standard. It is informational satm and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. Why ASTM standards and other like standards are important.

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ASTM C – 03 Standard Specification for Marble Dimension Stone (Exterior)

Marbles covered here are classified as either calcite or dolomite. Committees are established which focus on and have jurisdiction over standards for different designations, such as Dimensional Stone Committee C18 or Cement Committee C The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other.

How and when these standards apply. In today’s building environment, the emphasis is on safe, permanent, low maintenance products, of which stone leads the list in the minds of architects, designers, and consumers worldwide. The standards that have been developed and set in place for these products are important tools to help protect end users, individual companies, and the industry from negative effects related to product failures. The American Society for Testing and Materials International ASTMfounded inis a not-for-profit organization that provides a global forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems, and services.

Some products on the market today have not been tested for quality standards that are required for certain projects. For instance, without the minimum standards for Abrasion Resistance of Stone Subjected to Foot Traffic ASTM Cit would be more likely axtm very soft, easily damaged materials would be installed in commercial applications. Some examples are not as easily established. If a stone has proven not to perform for a particular use, then avoid marketing it for that use.

These are all physical requirements of the stone product during everyday use. The required testing should be reviewed and, if test results are not available for the stone product, then testing should be performed by the quarry or representative company as required.

Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.