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Laboratory Testing

Chemistry and Cementitious Testing Laboratory

SGS TEC Services performs both physical and chemical testing of cements, pozzolans and other cementitious material to various standards.

Testing is crucial in determining the characteristics of these materials so that one may predict its general performance and the effect it will have on the concrete. Our team brings experience with both routine and specialized testing.

We perform a variety of tests with different materials in accordance with ASTM, AASHTO and US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) test methods and specifications.  We help provide regular monlthly analysis of cementitious samples as an independent 3rd party solution for our clients and help to strengthen their business relationships in both product quality and assurance.

Laser Particle Analyzer


Our chemistry lab has experience with:

  • XRF
  • XRD
  • FTIR
  • TGA
  • OES (Metals)
  • Laser Particle Size Analysis
  • Chlorides
  • Sulfates

Contact an expert for a complete list of tests we perform, or for questions concerning a particular test.

Test Methods

ASTM C10 Specifications for Natural Cement
ASTM C91 Specification for Masonry Cement
ASTM C114 Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement
ASTM C150 Specifications for Portland Cement
ASTM C270 Standard Specifications for Mortar for Unit Masonry
ASTM C465 Standard Specification for Processing Additions for Use in Hydraulic Cements
ASTM C618 Specifications for Coal Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan for Use in Concrete
ASTM C1152 Standard Test Method for Acid-Soluble Chloride in Mortar and Concrete
ASTM C1157 Specifications for Hydraulic Cement
ASTM C1218 Standard Test Method for Water-Soluble Chloride in Mortar and Concrete
ASTM C1240 Silica Fume Used in Cementitious Mixtures
ASTM C1328 Specification for Plastic (Stucco) Cement
ASTM C1602 Standard Specification for Mixing Water Used in the Production of Hydraulic Cement Concrete
ASTM C1702  Standard Test Method for Measurement of Heat of Hydration of Hydraulic Cementitious Materials Using Isothermal Conduction Calorimetry
ASTM C1777 Standard Test Method for Rapid Determination of the Methylene Blue Value for Fine Aggregate or Mineral Filler Using a Colorimeter
ASTM C1797 Specification for Ground Calcium Carbonate and Aggregate Mineral Fillers for use in Hydraulic Cement Concrete
ASTM C1866 Standard Specification for Ground-Glass Pozzolan for Use in Concrete
ASTM E1131 Standard Test Method for Compositional Analysis by Thermogravimetry
ASTM E3340 Standard Guide for Development of Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analysis methods for Powder Materials (Can test both wet and dry)