The authors would like to thank the ASTM Task Group C01.25.01 that provided the data from the round-robin test. We would like to thank all the participants (listed below in alphabetical order) of the round-robin for their comments that allowed us to better understand the industry's perspective.
Also, we would like to thank Robin Haupt and the staff of Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL) who were instrumental in providing the samples to the round-robin participants.
Participants to the Round-Robin:
Ray Braun, Southdown Cement
Gregory Buchanan, Roan Industries, Inc.
Paul Bussee, Southdown
Mario Cesar Cabrera - Cabrera, CENAM
Bob Collins, Blue Circle
Mike Coole, Blue Circle Industries PLC
Fraser Deas, Blue Circle Cement
Jim Kaminski, Malvern
Jennifer Kimball, Dragon
Larry Necessary, Roanoke
Doug Ostrander, Lehigh Cement Co.
Greg Pokrajac, Particle Sizing Systems
Sadananda Sahu, RJ Lee Group, Inc.
Brian Sears, Horiba Instruments Inc.
Nile R. Strohman, W. R. Grace & Co.
Craig Szabo, Lafarge
R.L. Tuttle, Holnam, Inc.
Jesse Uribe, TXI
Ren Xu Coulter