State-of-the-Art Chemical Testing Laboratory

Arrow

AET has invested in a state-of-the-art chemistry lab in Saint Paul to serve our clients nationwide. Our principal chemist has almost 30 years of experience with the chemical analysis of concrete and construction materials in independent, production, and manufacturing environments. We provide a full suite of chemical, analytical and spectroscopic services and tests for the construction industry.

In collaboration with our Petrography Group, Asphalt Lab and Cement/Concrete Lab, our chemical testing laboratory supports engineers, architects, building owners, manufacturers, government agencies, product developers and state departments of transportation as well as other chemists and petrographers.

AET's Chemistry services add value to client projects by not only providing routine chemical testing and analysis, but also by helping clients determine how testing can be designed and utilized to best serve their particular needs. Forensic testing helps identify the source of the problem and what happened, so our clients can reduce re-occurrences. They also learn how to improve their products or uses of their materials. Our chemical analyses and services include, but are not limited to investigations of:

• Adhesives
• Caulks and Sealants
• Chemical admixture and additives
• Curing agents and sealers
• Paints and Coatings
• Polymers
• Portland cement and products:
   - concrete
   - mortar (modern and historic)
   - stucco/plaster
• Sheet and vinyl composition flooring

AASHTO AND ASTM TEST CAPABILITIES 

  • AASHTO M 85 Chemical (Oxide) Analysis by X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)
  • AASHTO M 85 Standard Specification for Portland Cement (Chemical and Physical)
  • AASHTO M 157 Standard Specification for Ready-Mixed Concrete (Chemical Limitations for Mixing Water)
  • AASHTO T 26 Chloride Ion in Water
  • AASHTO T 26 Quality of Water to be used in Concrete
  • AASHTO T 26 Quality of Water to be Used in Concrete (Solids)
  • AASHTO T 105 Water Soluble Alkali Content
  • AASHTO T 260 - Acid Soluble Chloride
  • AASHTO T 260 Water-Soluble Chloride
  • AASHTO T 290 Water Soluble Sulfate Content in Soil
  • AASHTO T 291 Water Soluble Chloride Content in Soil (Method A extraction, analysis by ion specific electrode)
  • AASHTO T 291 Water Soluble Chloride Content in Soil (Method B extraction, analysis by ion specific electrode)
  • AASHTO T 330 Standard Method of Test for the Qualitative Detection of Harmful Clays of the Smectite Group in Aggregates Using Methylene Blue
  • APHA 2540 B Total Solids Dried at 103-105 oC
  • APHA 2540 C Total Dissolved Solids Dried at 180oC.
  • APHA 4500Cl- (D) Chloride in Water
  • ASTM C 25 Chemical Analysis of Limestone, Quick lime, and Hydrated Lime (SO3)
  • ASTM C 25 Chemical Analysis of Limestone, Quicklime, and Hydrated Lime
  • ASTM C 25 Chemical Analysis of Limestone, Quicklime, and Hydrated Lime - (Available Lime)
  • ASTM C 114 Acid Soluble Chloride of Hydraulic Cement
  • ASTM C 114 Acid Soluble Sulfate
  • ASTM C 114 Chemical (Oxide) Analysis X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)
  • ASTM C 114 Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement - Acid Soluble Chloroform Organic
  • ASTM C 114 Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement (Free Calcium Oxide)
  • ASTM C 114 Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement Section 5: Insoluble Residue
  • ASTM C 114 Determination of Sulfide Sulfur
  • ASTM C 114 Loss on Ignition
  • ASTM C 114 Loss on Ignition (Portland Blast Furnace Slag Cement and Slag Cement)
  • ASTM C 114 Sulfate (ASTM C 114 Water Soluble Alkali Extraction)
  • ASTM C 114 Total Alkali
  • ASTM C 114 Water Soluble Alkali Content
  • ASTM C 114 XRF Cement Content
  • ASTM C 115 Standard Test Method for Fineness of Portland Cement by the Turbidimeter
  • ASTM C 117 Materials Finer Than 75-um (no. 200) Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by Washing
  • ASTM C 123 Lightweight Particles in Aggregate
  • ASTM C 150 Standard Specification for Portland Cement
  • ASTM C 156 Standard Test Method for Water Loss [from a Mortar Specimen] Through Liquid Membrane-Forming Curing Compounds for Concrete
  • ASTM C 186 Test Method for Determination of Heat of Hydration
  • ASTM C 233 Standard Specification for Air-Entraining Admixtures for Concrete (ASTM C 233 Standard Test Methods for Air Entraining Admixtures for Concrete)
  • ASTM C 265 Water-Extractable Sulfate in Hydrated Hydraulic Cement Mortar
  • ASTM C 289 Standard Test Method for Potential Alkali-Silica Reactivity of Aggregates (Chemical Method - Sample Preparation)
  • ASTM C 309 Standard Specification for Liquid Membrane-Forming Compounds for Curing Concrete
  • ASTM C 311 Sampling and Testing Fly Ash or Natural Pozzolans for Use in Portland-Cement Concrete (Available Alkali)
  • ASTM C 311(98b) Sampling and Testing Fly Ash or Natural Pozzolans for Use as a Mineral Admixture in Portland-Cement Concrete
  • ASTM C 452 Sulfate Resistance
  • ASTM C 471 Chemical Analysis of Gypsum and Gypsum Products (Section 14 Acid Soluble SO3)
  • ASTM C 471 Chemical Analysis of Gypsum and Gypsum Products (Section 15 Chlorides)
  • ASTM C 471M Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Gypsum and Gypsum Products - Section 10 (Silicon Dioxide and Other Acid Insoluble Matter)
  • ASTM C 494 Standard Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Concrete (Uniformity - Section 18)
  • ASTM C 595 Standard Specification for Blended Hydraulic Cements
  • ASTM C 618 Coal Fly Ash & Raw or Calcined Natural Pozzolan for Use as Mineral Admixture in Concrete
  • ASTM C 979 Standard Specification for Pigments for Integrally Colored Concrete
  • ASTM C 1017 Admixture Uniformity (Section 16, 17 and 18)
  • ASTM C 1084 Portland-Cement Content of Hardened Hydraulic - Cement Concrete
  • ASTM C 1152 Standard Test Method for Acid-Soluble Chloride in Mortar and Concrete
  • ASTM C 1157 Performance Specification for Hydraulic Cement
  • ASTM C 1218 Water-Soluble Chloride in Mortar and Concrete
  • ASTM C 1315 Standard Specification for Liquid Membrane-Forming Compounds Having Special Properties for Curing and Sealing Concrete
  • ASTM C 1324 Standard Test Method for Examination and Analysis of Hardened Masonry Mortar
  • ASTM C 1524 Standard Test method for Water-Extractable Chloride in Aggregate (Soxhlet Method)
  • ASTM C 1556 Apparent Chloride Diffusion Coefficient
  • ASTM C 1565-04 Standard Test Method for Determination of PACK-Set Index of Portland Cement
  • ASTM C 1580 Water Soluble Sulfate in Soil
  • ASTM C 1602 (Table 2) Chemical Limits for Combined Mixing Water
  • ASTM C 1603
  • ASTM C 1777 Standard Test Method for Rapid Determination of the Methylene Blue Value for Fine Aggregate or Mineral Filler Using a Colorimeter
  • ASTM D 50 Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Yellow, Orange, Red, and Brown Pigments Containing Iron and Manganese
  • ASTM D 512 Chloride Ion in Water
  • ASTM D 806 Standard Test Method for Cement Content of Hardened Soil-Cement Mixtures
  • ASTM D 1208 Loss on Ignition
  • ASTM D 3042 Insoluble Residue in Carbonate Aggregate
  • ASTM D 4458 Chloride Ion in Water
  • ASTM D 5095 Determination of the Nonvolatile Content in Silanes, Siloxanes and Silane-Siloxane Blends used in Masonry Water Repellent Treatments
  • ASTM E 70 Standard Test Method for pH of Aqueous Solutions with the Glass Electrode

Other Testing Capabilities 

  • Color Analysis
  • Free Lime
  • KM 64-265-08 Kentucky Test Method for Insoluble Residue in Carbonate Aggregates
  • MnDOT 1221 Determination of Acid Insoluble Residue in Limestone and Dolostone
  • North Carolina DOT #C-20.0 Determination of Nitrite in Hardened Concrete
  • Delayed set or strength development in concrete

Contact us with your questions. Our capabilities cover the full range of materials testing, site sampling and field investigation as well as research and design for existing or planned projects.

ASTM, FHWA, EPA, APHA, AASHTO
American Chemical Society
American Concrete Institute