Super Air Meter gauges void spacing, freeze-thaw durability prospects
- Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2015 14:50
- Written by Don Marsh
A modified version of the ASTM C231, Standard Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method vessel, the Super Air Meter (SAM) measures air-void spacing and air content of plastic concrete in about 10 minutes. Void spacing has been shown to be a better indicator of freeze-thaw durability than total air content, SAM developers note, but challenging to pinpoint—especially in the fresh concrete.