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Standard Sand and Silica Sands for ASTM Tests

Standard Sand and Silica Sands for ASTM Tests

Harness the power of standardized testing with our premium sands, specially graded and curated for ASTM test. Achieve accurate and reliable results that lay the groundwork for excellence in construction with standard sand and silica grated for ASTM test. Our Certified MTP sand bags are made of naturally rounded silica and nearly pure quartz. 

Certified MTP Sands and Naturally Rounded Silica Sands

Standard sand, or Ottawa Sand, is widely used in ASTM test such as compressive strength testing, consistency determination, and specific gravity measurement. It is a well-graded, high-purity natural silica sand that conforms to specific size and shape requirements. 

Standard sand is commonly used as a reference material for comparison and calibration purposes. Its consistent particle size distribution and known physical properties ensure accurate and reproducible test results across different laboratories. That’s why we offer the highest-quality sands available.

The bulk density varies with every standard sand, so it’s important to get the right sand that works for your project. 

The Sand Cone Density Sand is clean, uniform, uncemented, and free-flowing for precise and reliable density testing. Few particles pass the No.200 or are retained with No.10 sieves, and there is a uniformity coefficient of less than 2.0.

The 20-30 Standard Sand is manufactured to pass 850µm sieve mesh (No.20) and be retained on 600µm sieve mesh (No.30), and the specific gravity is 2.65.

The Graded Standard Sand 30-100 will pass between No.30 (600µm) and No.100 (150µm) sieves.

Why Do I Need Standard Test Sand?

According to ASTM standards, standard sand and silica sand play crucial roles in cement testing. These sands serve as key components in various tests to assess cementitious materials' quality, performance, and consistency.

Silica sand, composed of high-silica content materials, is employs in ASTM tests to evaluate the chemical and physical properties of cement. These sands may vary in terms of particle size, depending on the specific test requirements. Silica sands are used in tests like fineness determination, soundness testing, chemical analysis composition analysis, and air content determination. They contribute to the accuracy and reliability of these tests with a standardized medium like standard sand.

The use of standard and silica sands in cement testing allows for the comparison of different materials, ensuring they meet the specified ASTM standards. By using these sands as reference materials, the quality control and performance assessment of cement can be conducted consistently and objectively. 

Moreover, the reliable and consistent results enable manufacturers, contractors, and engineers to make informed decisions on material selection, mix design, and construction practices.

High alumina sands are specially graded and serve as reference materials for conducting various tests to determine the physical and chemical analysis properties of cementitious materials. There are lots of things to consider when conducting these tests, including safety concerns and the applicability of these sands with alkaline earth.

Buy Standard Sand for ASTM Tests from Certified MTP

Purchase high-quality test sand from Certified MTP, available in 50 Lb bags. Continue obtaining accurate and reliable test results with products that meet your requirements. Browse our full site and place your order today to take the next step toward excellence in construction.

We have a long line of satisfied customers for a reason. Find the item you need for concrete testing by browsing out full collection, or contact us for more information.


1. How Do I Choose the Right Test Sand?

The right sand depends on the job at hand. We sell items to a variety of specifications, including listed SI units and other information. You can choose your preferred sand type, quantity, and other features using the detailed product descriptions to guide you. Each one has a list of ASTM and AASHTO specification codes, so consider which type you need before you add to cart. If you want more information on the values, like specific gravity and density, please contact our team.

2. What Features Should I Look for in Test Sand?

Look for test sands with uniformity, cleanliness, and consistent particle size distribution. Our items are supplied by the best manufacturers in the industry, including Gilson Company, Deslauriers, and Superior Products. These companies create top-of-the-range products, and their ratings are a vital sign of their exceptional quality.

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