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Technical Data for US Grout Products

The grout characteristics itemized below are for a water/cement ratio of 0.6/1 by weight. Those items with an asterisk (*) can be adjusted as required by the application.

ULTRAFINE TYPE SD
PROPERTY STANDARDS and CONDITIONS TYPICAL RESULTS
DRY GROUT
Dispersant
0.4% -1% by weight of dry grout  
Color Visual Cement Grey
Particle Size SediGraph 5100 d90 <8 microns, average 3.0 microns
Surface Area ASTM C-204 (Blaine Fineness) 15,110 cm²/gram
Dry Loose Unit Weight   0.497 grams/cc
Dry Density (Specific Gravity) ASTM C-188 2.70 grams/cm³
Dry Weight/Wet Volume   1.01 kg/liter
WET GROUT
Water/Grout
0.6/1 by weight of dry grout*  
Wet Density (Specific Gravity) API RP 13B-1 (Baroid Mud Balance) 1.54 - 1.56 grams/cc *
Initial Viscosity API RP 13B-1 (Marsh Cone) 35 -60 seconds *
Internal Cohesion Lombardi Plate 1.22 Pascals*
Initial Gelation Wally Baker Shear Value 2.5 -5.0 hours*
Final Gelation Wally Baker Shear Value 4.5 - 7.0 hours*
Initial Vicat Needle Set ASTM C-191 (Vicat Needle) 9 - 10 hours*
Final Vicat Needle Set ASTM C-191 (Vicat Needle) 10 - 11 hours*
Period of Workability   2.5 - 5.0 hours*
Shrinkage ASTM C-490, C-596, C-157 -0.0260%
Bleeding ASTM C-940 0.50%
Hydrational Heat Adiabatic Chamber 31º C
Pressure Filtration API Filter Press 0.100 - 0.103 minutes
Permeability Custom Equipment at Atomic Energy of Canada at Atomic Energy of Canada 1x10-16 m/second
Sulfate Resistant Type V Sulfate Resistant Cement Resistant to sulfate attack
Items with an asterisk (*) can be adjusted as required by the application.
—Download PDF of ULTRAFINE TYPE SD Datasheet
ULTRAFINE TYPE VX
PROPERTY STANDARDS and CONDITIONS TYPICAL RESULTS
DRY GROUT
Superplasticizer**
0.125% by weight  
Color Cement Grey Visual
Particle Size 90% < 8 microns; average 3 microns SediGraph 5100
Surface Area 15,110 cm2/gram ASTM C-204
Loose Unit Weight 0.497 grams/cc  
Specific Gravity
2.70 grams/cm3 Accupyc 1330
Dry Weight/Wet Volume 1.01 kg/liter  
WET GROUT
—with the addition of .9% USG-Super by weight USG Super liquid plasticizer logo
Water/Dry Grout**
0.8/1 by weight  
Specific Gravity*
1.54 grams/cc API RP 13B-1
Initial Viscosity*
33 ~ 37 seconds API RP 13B-1
Internal Cohesion* 1.22 Pascals Lombardi Plate
Intitial Gelation* 2.5 ~ 5.0 hours Wally Baker Shear Vane
Final Gelation*
4.5 ~ 7.0 hours Wally Baker Shear Vane
Initial Vicat Needle Set* 9.33 hours ASTM C-191
Final Vicat Needle Set*
9.83 hours ASTM C-191
Period of Workability*
2.5 ~ 5.0 hours  
Shrinkage* -0.0260% ASTM C-490, C-596, C-157
Bleeding* 0.50% ASTM C-940
Hydrational Heat* 31°C Adiabatic Chamber
Pressure Filtration*
0.100 ~ 0.103 min–1/2 API Filter Press
Sulfate Resistant Resistant to Attack Type V Cement
Permeability* 1x10E–14 cm/sec Custom Equipment of Atomic Energy of Canada
*Varies with water/cement ratio and superplasticizer content.
**Recommended starting mix
—Download PDF of ULTRAFINE TYPE VX Datasheet
—Download USG-Super SDS Datasheet
NOTE: A high shear, so called "Colloida" mixer, such as the "COLCRETE," should be used for any microfine or ultrafine cementitious grout. For more information about the "COLCRETE" colloidal mixer, follow the link to "The Development of Colloidal Mixer Based CRF System."

Expert Support

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DATA SHEETS

Ultrafine Type SD Grout Datasheet (PDF)

Ultrafine Type VX Grout Datasheet (PDF)

USG-Super SDS Datasheet (PDF)

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