Norlite

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Norlite, LLC
628 S. Saratoga Street Cohoes, NY 12047
(518) 235-0030 (phone) (518) 235-0233 (fax) info@norliteagg.com

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Product Properties

Typical Sieve Analyses
Average Densities
Specific Gravity
ASTM Specifications
Durability Factor Data
Chemical Analysis
Soundness Analyses

TYPICAL SIEVE ANALYSES

TYPICAL SIEVE ANALYSIS - Coarse Aggregate - 3/4" - No. 4 Size

Sieve No. Percent Retained Percent Passing ASTM C 330
3/4 3.0 97 90-100
1/2 33 64 --
3/8 35 29 10-50
No. 4 27 2 0-15
No. 200 1.3 0.7 0-10

Fineness Modulus 7.08
ASTM Requirement< 55 lb./ft.3
Dry Loose Bulk Density lb./cu. ft. 40.5

TYPICAL SIEVE ANALYSIS - Intermediate Aggregate - 3/8" - No. 8 Size

Sieve No. Percent Retained Percent Passing ASTM C 331
1/2 0.0 100 100
3/8 0.0 100 80-100
No. 4 62.5 37.5 5-40
No. 8 36 1.5 0-20
No. 16 0.8 0.7 0-10
No. 200 0.2 0.5 0-10

Fineness Modulus 5.61
ASTM Requirement< 55 lb./ft.3
Dry Loose Bulk Density lb./cu. ft. 42.0

TYPICAL SIEVE ANALYSIS - Fine Aggregate- No. 4 - 0 Size

Sieve No. Percent Retained Percent Passing ASTM C 330 C 331
3/8" 0.0 100 100
No. 4 0.0 100 85-100
8 11.0 89 —-
16 29 60 40-80
30 22 39 --
50 14 24 10-35
100 8 16 5-25

Fineness Modulus 2.72
ASTM Requirement < 70 lb./ft.3
Dry Loose Bulk Density Ib./cu. ft. 54.

TYPICAL SIEVE ANALYSIS - Combined Fine and Coarse Aggregate - 3/8" - 0 Size

Sieve No.

Percent Retained

Percent Passing

ASTM C 330

1/2 0 100 100
3/8 2.0 98 90-100
4 13.0 85 65-90
8 13.0 72 35-65
16 27.0 45 --
30 16.0 29 --
50 12.0 17 10-25
100 8.0 9 5-15
200 5.0 4 0-10

Fineness Modulus 3.89
Dry Loose Bulk Density lb./cu. ft. 56.5
ASTM REQUIREMENT < 65 lb./ft.3

AVERAGE DENSITIES

Loose Dry

ASTM Requirement

Coarse 3/4" - No. 4 40.5 55
Intermediate 3/8" - No. 8 42.0 55
Fines No. 4 - 0 54.6 70
Block Mix 3/8" - 0 56.5 65

SPECIFIC GRAVITY

3/4" 3/8" No. 4 - 0
Specific Gravity (0% Moisture) 1.25 1.30 1.55

ASTM SPECIFICATIONS

ASTM SPECIFICATIONS - C 330 Lightweight Aggregates for Structural Concrete

3/4" - No. 4

3/8" - No. 8

ASTM C 330

Organic Plate -- --
Staining None None
Loss on Ignition, % .3 .3 5 MAX
Friable particles, % .2 .2 2% MAX
Clay Lumps None None 2% MAX
Popouts None None
Drying Shrinkage, %
28 Days .056 .10 Max.
100 Days .069

ASTM SPECIFICATIONS - C 331 Lightweight Aggregates for Concrete Masonry Units

  Block Mix ASTM C 331
Organic Plate -
Staining None
Loss on Ignition, % .7 5 Max.
Friable particles, % .1 2% Max.
Clay Lumps None 2% Max.
Drying Shrinkage, %
28 Days .043 .10 Max.
100 Days .044

DURABILITY FACTOR DATA (Freeze Thaw Test)

Laboratory tests were conducted with Norlite concrete in accordance with the Standard Method of Testing for Resistance of Concrete to Rapid Freezing and Thawing, ASTM Designation C 666 (Procedure B, Rapid Freezing in Air and Thawing in Water).

Test Samples: 3" x 4" x 16" Norlite Concrete Bars
Curing Conditions: Set A - 14 days moist and 14 days dry
Set B - 28 days moist
Test Requested: Freeze in air and thaw in water
Duration of Test: 300 Cycles
Test Method: Conrad Freeze and Thaw Machine programmed to meet cabinet temperatures as called for in the Freeze and Thaw Procedure B in ASTM C 666 71.
Average Durability Factor
(Based on 300 cycles) Set A 93%
Set B 100%

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

Silica (SiO2) 64.20%
Alumina (Al2O3) 20.24%
Iron Oxide (Fe2O3) 4.86%
Titanium Oxide (TiO2) .70%
Calcium Oxide (CaO) 2.00%
Magnesium Oxide (MgO) 3.62%
Alkalies 3.16%
Sulphur Trioxide (So3) .69%
Loss on Ignition .70%

SOUNDNESS ANALYSES

SOUNDNESS ANALYSIS -Nominal No. 4 - 0 Size

ASTM Specification: C 33 for Concrete Aggregate - Fine Aggregate

MAGNESIUM SULFATE - 5 CYCLES

Sieve Size

% Size

% Fraction Loss

% Size Loss

8 16.6 4.1 0.68
16 30.6 2.2 0.67
30 27.2 2.2 0.60
50 13.4 8.0 1.07
100 6.0 6.1 0.36
Total Loss 3.38

ASTM maximum allowable for concrete
Fine Aggregate 15%

SODIUM SULFATE - 5 CYCLES

Seive Size % Retained Individual Actual % Loss Weighted Average Loss
Passing Retained
No. 4 No. 8 15.5 1.0 0.16
8 16 15.5 1.0 0.16
16 30 20.5 4.0 0.82
30 50 20.0 4.0 0.82
50 100 13.0 -- --
100 Pan 15.5 -- --
Total 100.0
Total Loss 2.34

Specification Limit 10% Maximum

SOUNDNESS ANALYSIS - Nominal 3/4" - No. 4 Size

ASTM Specification: C 33 for Concrete Aggregate- Coarse Aggregate

MAGNESIUM SULFATE - 5 CYCLES

Sieve Size

% Size

% Fraction Loss

% Size Loss

3/8" 79.7 0.4 0.3
No. 4 19.0 0.9 0.2
Total Loss 0.5

ASTM maximum allowable for concrete
Coarse aggregate 18%

SODIUM SULFATE - 5 CYCLES

Seive Size

% Retained Individual

Actual % Loss

Weighted Average Loss

Passing

Retained

3/4" 1/2" 22.0 2.1 0.46
1/2" 3/8" 33.5 0.8 0.27
3/8" No. 4 41.5 0.3 0.12
No. 4 No. 8 1.5 - -
No. 8 Pan 1.5 - -
Total 100.0 0.85

Specification Limit 10% Maximum