How the initial and final setting time of cement is tested?

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setting time_civilengineer.co.inQues :How the initial and final setting time of cement is tested?

Answer:Initial setting time is the time after adding water to cement and the time at which needle of 1 mm square  or 1.33mm dia with flat end fails to pierce the block by about 5mm from bottom .Final setting needle which will make only an impression on the surface.This shall be final setting time.

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Hello, My self Neelmani, A Civil Engineer. Presently I am working with Indian Railway. An Affiliate Member of ASCE "American Society of Civil Engineers". B.Tech in Civil Engineering from MIT Muzaffarpur and Diploma in Railway from IPWE as well as Civil Engineering from Govt. Polytechnic Muzaffarpur.

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