This test method is sufficiently accurate for usual purposes, such as adjusting batch quantities of ingredients for concrete. It will generally measure the moisture in the test sample more reliably than the sample can be made to represent the aggregate supply. In cases where the aggregate itself is altered by heat, or where more refined measurement is required, the test should be conducted using a ventilated, controlled temperature oven.
KeywordsASTM C566 - Aggregates - Drying - Drying And Dessication - Moisture Content
ICS CODEICS Number Code 91.100.01 (Construction materials)
UNSPSC CODEUNSPSC Code 30111800(Aggregates)
ASTM C566-19, Standard Test Method for Total Evaporable Moisture Content of Aggregate by Drying, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org