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Materials Testing Buyer's Guide

Everything and anything you need for civil engineering materials testing

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Dry density in-situ, core-cutter method, BS 1377

Density of soil in place by the rubber balloon method, ASTM D2167, AASHTO T205

Density of soil in place, sand cone method, ASTM D1556, AASHTOT191

Dry density in-situ, sand replacement method, BS 1377, 1924

Dry density in-situ, sand replacement method (suitable for cohesive soils), BS 1377, 1924

Bearing capacity of soil for static load on spread footings, 500 kN capacity, ASTM D1194, D1195, D1196

Determination of shear strength by the laboratory vane method, BS 1377

Direct shear test, 2.5 inch diameter specimen, ASTM D3080

Direct/residual shear test, 60 mm square specimen, BS 1377

Pneumatic pressure system for two independent variable pressure sources (700 kPa continuous pressure)

Integrated stress path system for 38 mm samples

Integrated stress path system for 38 mm samples

Determination of compressive undrained or drained triaxial strength (CU/CD) BS 1377

Determination of compressive undrained triaxial strength (QUTXL) 38 mm diameter samples, BS 1377

Autographic unconfined compressive strength, BS 1377

Determination of unconfined compressive strength, BS 1377, ASTM D2166

Measurement of hydraulic conductivity of toxic permeant, 70 mm dia flexible wall permeameter

Determination of the rate of consolidation of soils using Rowe-type hydraulic consolidation cell, BS 1377

Determination of erodibility, pinhole method, BS 1377, ASTM D4647

Permeability of soil, falling head permeameter

Permeability of soil, constant head permeameter, BS 1377

One-dimensional consolidation, BS 1377

Determination of the CBR, in-situ, BS 1377

CBR, in-situ, ASTM D4429

Expansion (swell) test, BS 1377

CBR, laboratory, ASTM D1883, AASHTO T193

Sample preparation for CBR by obtaining an undisturbed sample, BS 1377

Sample preparation for CBR by vibrating compaction, BS 1377

Sample preparation for CBR by dynamic compaction, 4.5 kg rammer, BS 1377

Sample preparation for CBR by dynamic compaction, 2.5 kg rammer, BS 1377

Sample preparation for CBR by static compression, BS 1377

Determination of the CBR, laboratory method, penetration test, BS 1377

Maximum and minimum index density of soils, ASTM D4253, D4254

Determination of minimum density of gravelly soils, BS 1377

Determination of maximum density of sands, BS 1377

Moisture/density relationship of soils and soil-cement mixtures, ASTM D558, D698, D1557, AASHTO T4, T99, T180

Dry density/moisture relationship, vibrating hammer method, BS 1377

Dry density/moisture relationship, 4.5 kg rammer method (for soils with some coarse gravel), BS 1377

Dry density/moisture relationship, 4.5 kg rammer method (for up to medium gravel size), BS 1377

Dry density/moisture relationship 2.5 kg rammer method (for soils with some coarse gravel), BS 1377

Dry density/moisture relationship, 2.5 kg rammer method, (for up to medium gravel size), BS 1377, 1924

Determination of pH value BS 1377

Determination of total dissolved solids, BS 1377

Determination of water- soluble and acidsoluble chloride content, BS 1377

Determination of carbonate content, rapid titration method, BS 1377

Determination of sulphate content, gravimetric method, BS 1377

Determination of sulphate content, preparation of soil, acid extract, water extract and groundwater, BS 1377

Determination of loss-on-ignition, BS 1377

Determination of organic matter content, BS 1377

Sand equivalent value, BS 1924, ASTM D2419, AASHTO T176

Particle size distribution, sedimentation by Pipette method, BS 1377

Grain size analysis of soil, ASTM D422, AASHTO T88

Particle size distribution, sedimentation by hydrometer method, BS 1377

Particle size distribution, wet and dry method, BS 1377

Determination of particle density of noncohesive soils up to 20 mm particle size, large pyknometer method, BS 1377

Determination of particle density of fine soils, small pyknometer method, BS 1377, ASTM D854, AASHTO T100

Determination of particle density of fine to medium and coarse-grained soils, gas jar method, BS 1377

Determination of density, immersion in water, BS 1377

Determination of linear shrinkage, BS 1377

Determination of shrinkage, limit, volumetric method, BS 1377, ASTM D427, AASHTO T92

Determination of shrinkage, volumetric method, BS 1377

Determination of plastic limit and plasticity index, BS 1377, ASTM D4318, AASHTO T90

Determination of liquid limit, cone penetrometer method, BS 1377

Determination of liquid limit, ASTM D4318, AASHTO T89

Determination of liquid limit, Casagrande method, BS 1377

Saturation moisture content of chalk, BS 1377

Moisture content determination, sand bath method, BS 1377

Moisture content determination, oven method, BS 1377, ASTM D2216

Riffle Boxes (Sample Dividers) Set

Hand Operated Hydraulic Sample Extruder for 38 mm samples

Dry preparation of soil samples for grain size analysis and determination of soil constants, ASTM D421, AASHTO T87, T146

Preparation of Undisturbed Samples of Soil for testing, BS 1377

Preparation of Disturbed Samples of Soil, BS 1377

Hand Boring and Sampling Kit

Compression Testing of 150 mm Cubes and Flexural Testing of Beams, Kerbs, Blocks and Flags BS 340, 368,1881

Standard concrete cube and cylinder compression testing of 100 mm and 150 mm specimens

Determination of concrete impermeability, DIN 1048

Determination of initial surface absorption (ISAT), BS 1881-208

Determination of total absorption, BS 1881-122

Determination of drying, shrinkage and moisture movement, BS 1881

Normal curing of test specimens, (20°C method), BS 1881-111

Sulphur capping 100 mm hardened cylinders and cores, BS 1881-110 and -120

Sulphur capping 150 mm hardened cylinders and cores, BS 1881-110 and -120

Making/curing concrete specimens ASTM C231, C192, AASHTO T23, T126

Making test cylinders from fresh concrete: 100 mm diameter x 200 mm, BS 1881-110

Making test cylinders from fresh concrete: 150 mm diameter x 150 mm, BS 1881-110

Making test cylinders from fresh concrete: 150 mm diameter x 300 mm, BS 1881-110

Making test beams from fresh concrete: 150 x 150 x 750 mm, BS 1881-109

Making 150 mm test cubes from fresh concrete, BS 1881-108

Making 100 mm test cubes from fresh concrete, BS 1881-108

Bleeding of concrete method A, ASTM C232

Air content of fresh concrete, type B method BS1881; ASTM C231, DIN 1048

Density of hardened concrete, BS 1881-114

Weight per cubic metre of fresh concrete, ASTM C138, AASHTOT121

Density of partially compacted semi-dry concrete, BS 1881-129

Density of compacted fresh concrete, BS 1881-107

Setting time by penetration resistance, ASTM C403, AASHTO T197

Determination of flow, BS 1881-105; DIN 1048

Determination of Vebe time, BS 1881-104

Determination of compacting factor, BS 1881-103, BS 5075

Determination of slump, BS 1881-102, BS 5075, ASTM C143

Mixing and sampling fresh concrete, site and laboratory, BS 1881-101 and BS 1881-125

Preparation and tensile testing of cement briquettes, ASTM C190

Compression testing 70.7 mm mortar cubes and 100 mm concrete cubes, BS 4550-3

Preparation and testing of 40 x 40 x 160 mm mortar prisms, EN 196-1, 413-2 and 459-2, BS 3892

Preparation and testing of 50 mm hydraulic cement mortar cubes, ASTM C109

Preparation of 100 mm concrete cubes, BS 1881-131

Preparation of 70.7 mm mortar cubes, BS 4550-3

Determination of pozzolanic activity index EN 450; BS 3892-1

Fineness of fly ash (PFA) by wet sieving, EN 451; ASTM C115, C430

Determination of water requirement, BS 3892-1

Determination of moisture content, BS 3892-1

Air content of hydraulic cement mortar, ASTM C185

Air content of freshly- mixed mortars, density method, BS 4551-1

Flow of building limes, BS 6463-4

Flow of mortars and hydraulic cement, BS 4551, ASTM C230

Consistence retentivity and water retentivity, BS 4551-1 and 6463-4

Consistence of mortars, dropping ball method, BS 4551-1 and 6463-4

Heat of hydration of cement, ASTM C186

Heat of hydration of Portland cement, BS 4550-3

Expansion of gypsum plasters, BS 1191-1

Pat test for soundness of hydrated lime and gypsum building plasters, BS 890, 1191-1

Expansion of Portland cement, ASTM C151, AASHTO T107

Soundness of cement paste, EN 196-3

General expansion test for dry hydrated lime, BS 6463-4

Consistency of fresh mortar and masonry cement, EN 413, 459; DIN 4211

Time of setting of hydraulic cement by Gillmore needles, ASTM C266, AASHTO T154

Consistence and setting time, ASTM C187, C191

Consistence and setting-time, EN 196-3

Coarse material in hydrated lime and lime putty, BS 6463-4

Specific gravity of hydraulic cement, ASTM C188

Determination of density of cement, BS 4550-3

Air permeability (fineness), EN 196-6, BS 4359-2, ASTM C204, AASHTO T153

Specific surface (fineness), BS 4359-2, BS 6463-4 The Constant Volume Method of Rigden

In-situ surface frictional properties, ASTM E303

Determination of attrition by the Micro-Deval method

Polished stone value, BS 812

Aggregate abrasion value using Los Angeles abrasion machine, ASTM C131, C535, AASHTO T96

Soundness of Aggregates (In Magnesium Sulphate) BS 812-121

Soundness of aggregates in sodium sulphate or magnesium sulphate, ASTM C88, AASHTO T104

The effect of organic impurities in fine aggregates on strength of mortar, ASTM C87, AASHTO T71

Detection of organic impurities in sands for concrete, ASTM C40

Testing and Classifying drying shrinkage of aggregates in concrete, BS 812-120

Acid soluble material in fine aggregates, BS 812-119

Determination of total sulphate content by acid extraction (method B), BS 812

Determination of chloride content, BS 812

Bulk density of filler in kerosene, BS 812

Determination of the unit weight of aggregate, ASTM C29

Determination of bulk density of aggregates, BS 812

Particle density of fillers, BS 812

Specific gravity and absorption of fine aggregates, ASTM C128, AASHTO T84

Particle density and water absorption of aggregate 20 mm and smaller (gas jar method), BS 812

Specific gravity and absorption of coarse aggregate, ASTM C127

Particle density and water absorption of aggregate between 63 mm and 5 mm, BS 812

Determination of the shape index of aggregate

Determination of flakiness, EN 933-6; AFNOR P18-561

Determination of flakiness and elongation, BS 812

Materials finer than 75 μm sieve in mineral aggregate by washing, ASTM C117, AASHTO T11

Sieve analysis, ASTM C33, C136, AASHTO T27

Determination of particle size distribution, BS 812-103; EN 933-1

Determination of moisture content, modified drying method, microwave oven, BS 812

Determination of moisture content, modified drying method, high temperature, BS 812

Determination of moisture content, definitive (oven-drying) method, BS 812

Sampling and preparation

Methods of test for the determination of density and compaction. The percentage refusal density test, BS 598-104

Standard test method for saybolt viscosity, ASTM D88, AASHTO T72

Viscosity of cutback bitumen, electrically heated method, BS 2000-72

Determination of softening point, ring and ball method, ASTM D36; AASHTO T53

Determination of penetration, BS 2000-49, ASTM D5, AASHTO T49

Determination of softening point, ring and ball method, BS 2000-58

Loss-on-heating/thin-film test, BS 2000-45, ASTM D6, D1754, AASHTO T179

Determination of flash point-Cleveland open cup, electrically heated model, BS 4689, ASTM D92

Determination of ductility of bitumen or bituminous materials, ASTM D113, AASHTO T51

Determination of ash content of bitumen, BS 4550, ASTM D482

Dynamic load testing on asphalt pavement materials, ASTM D4123

Design method for the composition of wearing-course rolled asphalt (Marshall test), BS 598-3

Resistance to plastic flow of bituminous mixtures (Marshall stability), ASTM D1559, AASHTO T245

Water content of asphalt, BS 598-2

Determination of Binder Content by the Ignition Method ASTM D6307, BS DD250, AASHTO TP53-95

Quantitative extraction of bitumen, reflux extractor, method B, ASTM D2172

Quantitative extraction of bitumen, centrifuge extractor, method A, ASTM D2172, AASHTO T164

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