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Soil Testing Equipments:

CALIFORNIA BEARING RATIO TEST (FIELD TYPE)

Mechanical screw loading jack, 10,000 kg. capacity with U-bracket and swivel head. Penetration piston, 50 mm dia. threaded at the upper end. Extension rods consisting of 2 lengths 5 cm. 2 lengths 10 cm., 1 length 30 cm.,1 length 50 cm., and 1 length 100 cm., used as spacers between the proving ring and penetration piston. The lengths are machined from steel tubing. Connector set, has eight connectors for coupling the penetration piston and proving ring assembly either directly or through extension pieces. Dial gauge support of seamless pipe construction. It stands 30 cm high and 45 cm wide at the base. Provided with a quick release screw type clamp capable of sliding and locking anywhere along 2 meter length of the bridge. Supplied with annular metal weight 5 kg., 250 mm dia with 53 mm dia central hole, Slotted metal weight 5 kg., 215 mm to 250 mm dia with 53 mm dia slot, 2 Nos. Slotted metal weights, 10 kg., 215 mm to 250 mm dia with 53 dia slot 2 Nos.

Accessories : Dial guage 0.01mm x 25mm. High sensitivity Proving Ring 5000kg. capacity with calibration chart and carrying case.

CALIFORNIA BEARING RATIO APPARATUS (MOTORISED)

Similar to above but supplied with bench mounting type 5000kgf. capacity load frame motorised, in place of load frame hand oprated. The lead screw of the load frame has a single constant rate of travel of 1.25mm/min

Accessories for Laboratory C.B.R. Apparatus :
High sensitivity Proving Ring 3000kg. capacity with calibration chart and carrying case.
Dial Gauges 2 Nos.0.01mm x 25mm.
Annular metal weight 5 kg. 147mm dia with 53 mm dia. central hole.
Slotted metal weight, 5 kg. 147mm dia with 53 mm dia slot.
Note: Proving Ring of other capacities are also available.

CALIFORNIA BEARING RATIO TEST (HAND OPERATED)

The equipment consists one each of the following: Load frame, Hand operated, Capacity 5000kg. with high and low rates of travel of the load screw. Mould made frame Gun-metal / Brass, 150mm internal dia x 175mm high, with perforated base plate and extension collar 50mm high. Penetration piston, face dia 50mm with adjustable bracket for penetration dia gauge. Circular metal space disc, 148mm dia x 47.7mm high, with detachable handle. Annular metal weight, 2.5 kg., 147mm dia with 53mm dia central hole. Slotted metal weight, 2.5 kg., 147 mm dia with 53 dia slot. Perforated plate made of Gun-metal / Brass 148mm dia with adjustable stem and lock nut and a metal tripod for dia gauge. Cutting collar, Rammer 2.6 kg. weight with drop of 310mm. Rammer 4.89 kg. with drop of 450mm. Supplied without proving ring and dial gauge

CALIFORNIA BEARING RATIO APPARATUS (MOTORIZED)

Mould made from Gun metal/Brass, 150mm internal dia x 175mm high, with perforated base plate and extension coller 50mm high. Penetration Piston, face dia 50mm with adjustable bracket for penetration dial gauge. Circular metal space disc, 148mm dia x 47.7mm high with detachable handle. Annular & slotted metal weight of 2.5 kg having 147 mm dia. with 53mm central hole. Perforated plate made of Gun metal/Brass 148mm dia with adjustable stem and lock nut and a metal tripod for dial gauge.
Cutting collar.
Rammer 2.6kg weight with drop of 310mm.
Rammer 4.89kg with drop of 450mm
Dial gauge 0.01 mm x 25mm travel.
High sensitivity proving Ring 3000kg capacity with calibration chart and carrying case..

CALIFORNIA BEARING RATIO TEST (FIELD TYPE)

It is useful in determining the load carrying capacity in the field when in place density and water contents are such that the degree of saturation is 80% or greater, when material is cohesion less and coarse grained. Sich that it is not effected by changes in water contents and when the materiel has been in place for considerable time. The loading is effected bgy means of a mechanical load frams which can be fixed to the under side of a truck.

Mechanical screw loading jack, 10,000 kg. capacity with U-bracket and swivel head. Penetration pistopn, 50mm dia. threaded at the upper end. Extension rods consisting of 2 lengths 5cm. 2 lengths 10cm, 1 length 30cm, 1 length 50cm and 1 length 100cm, used as spacers between the proving ring and penetration pistion. The lengths are machined from steel tubing. Connector set has eigth connectors for coupling the penetration piston and proving ring assembly either directly or through extension pieces. Dial gauge suppport of seamless pipe construction. It stands 30 cm high amd 45 cm wide at the base. Provided with a quick release screw type clamp capable of sliding and locking anywhere along 2 meter length of the bridge. Supplied with annular metal weight 5 Kg, 250mm dia with 53mm dia central hole, Slotted metal weight 5 kg. 215mm to 250mm dia with 53mm dia slot, 2 Nos. Slotted metal weights, 10 kg, 215mm to 250mm dia with 53 mm dia slot 2 Nos. Dial gauge 0.01mm x 25mm. high sensitivity Proving Ring 5000 kg capacity with calibration chart & carrying case.

STANDARD COMPACTION TEST

The apparatus consists one each of Compaction Mould Gun Metal, 100 mm I.D. x 127.3 mm height x 1000 cc. volume, complete with collar and base plate. Rammer 2.6 kg x 310 mm controlled fall.

HEAVY COMPACTION TEST

Instrument consists one each of : Compaction Mould, Gun Metal, 150 mm I.D. x 127.3 mm height volume 2250cc. complete with collar and base plate. Rammer 4.89 kg x 450 mm controlled fall for heavy compaction test according to IS 2720 (Part - VIII). Note: Instead of Gun-metal moulds, steel moulds are also available

COMPRESSION PROVING RINGS

Proving rings are used for load measurements and are used in outfits of a number of Soil / Cement & Bitumen Testing Equipments like Direct Share Test Apparatus, Triaxil Share Test Apparatus, CBR Test, Unicontained Test, Marshall Test etc. They are made out of special steel carefully forged to give maximum strength and machined to give highest sensitivity combined with stability to ensure long life and accuracy. When Compressive or tensile load is applied within the elastic range, the proving rings get temporarily deformed. This deformation is measured by a sensitive dial gauge fixed co-axially at the center of proving ring. The dial gauge readings thus obtained versus load applied enable the operator to find out unknown load, just by noteing the dial gauge reading for unknown load. The proving rings have high elasticity and on removing load they regain their original shape provided they are loaded in their elastic limits.

A Dial gauge and plunger anvil are mounted on brackets clamped to the ring body. The dial gauge is held perfectly rigid without the remote chance of shifting due to inadvertent shocks or pressures exerted on it. The dial gauge plunger rests on an adjustable anvil. Proving Rings , from 50 kg to 1,00,000kg capacity provided with 1/2 inch B.S.F femal threads.Loading bosses and a loading ball nipple and steel ball are supplied with each rings.Rings of capacity over 25000kg (or 25 Tonnes) are not thus threaded.Each ring is individually calibrated and supplied with works calibration chart and a carrying case. Calibration charts from Standard Laboratories for the Proving Rings ordered are also available at extra cost. All Proving Rings are Integral Type.

Integral type Compressive Proving Rings of different capacities from 50kgf to 200000kgf are available.

(a) above cap. 50 to 500kg.
(b) above cap. 500 to 3000kg.
(c) above cap. 3000 to 5000kg.
(d) above cap. 5000 to 10000 kg.
(e) above cap. 10000 to 20000 kg.
(f) above cap. 20000 to 30000kg.
(g) above cap. 30000 to 50000 kg.
(h) above cap. 50000 to 100000 kg.
(i) above cap. 100000 to 200000 kg.
(j) above cap. 200000 to 300000 kg.

TENSION AND COMPRESSION TYPE PROVING RING

Tension Compression Proving Rings are having standard 1/2" (BSF Threads) and for measuring tension , 2 Nos. tension rods having male threads at both ends are supplied. For measuring loads in compression these tension rods are removed and the ring can be used in usual way.Works calibration charts for tension and with each ring . Supplied complete with tension rods in a carrying case. Note : We can also supply the following Proving Rings. 1. Tension cum compression proving ring upto 10,000kg capacity. 2. Double proving Rings

CONE PENETROMETER

For determining the Liquid Limit of soils. This is specially useful to obtain reliable and accurate results for those soils which have low plasitcity index. The percentage moisture contents determined when cone with half angle of 15-30 minutes under a total sliding weight of 148 gm penetrates 25 mm gives the Liquid Limit.

CONSOLIDATION APPARATUS

Consolidation test is unidimensional test considered extremely important in soil mechanics. Sample taken from adjacent areas of a single site show different settlement even when tested using same techniques. Soil of similar strength may show varying consolidations. Samples are very carefully prepared and vertical settlement of the specimen in stuarated or drained conditions carefully recorded when known load is applied.

The standard outfit comprises of the following items. Loading unit, maximum capacity 20 kg/cm sq. having a loading yoke connected to a lever arm with a counter balancing adjustment and having a lever ratio of 1:1, the whole assembly being mounted on a sturdy steel frame stand. The loading unit is so designed that it can be used for consolidation cells of different diameters as well as different dia floating ring type consolidation cells. Fixed ring type consolidomenter (Odeometer) cell assembly for testing 60 mm dia x 20 mm thick specimen comprising: Fixed ring for specimens 60 mm dia x 20 mm thick with guide ring. Top and Bottom Porous stones for 60 mm dia specimen. Perforated Pressure pad, Chanelled base with water inlet and Gasket. Flanged water Jacket, water reservoir with plastic tube and pinch cock. Set of weights to give a pressure of 10 kg/cm.sq. on 60 mm dia specimen, comprising: 7 Nos. 0.05 kg/sq.cm, 5 Nos. 0.1 kg/sq.cm., 6 Nos. 0.2 kg/sq.cm., 6 Nos. 0.5 kg/sq.cm., and 5 Nos. 1.0 kg/sq.cm. Supplied complete as above but without dial gauge.

Accessories : Dial Gauge 0.002 mm x 10 mm. Extension piece, 40 mm long. Test forms pad of 50 for Consolidation Test Plot" Test forms pad of 50 for one DimensionalConsolidation.

Optional Accessories : Varying head stand pipe, 50 cms. long with mm.scale.

Fixed ring type of consolidometer (Odeometer) cell assembly for 50 mm dia x 20 mm thick specimens complete with fixed ring guide ring, pair or porous stones, perforated pressure pad, channelled base, gasket and flanged water jacket. Set of weights to give a pressure of 10 kg/sq.cm., on 50 cm. dia specimens. Fixed ring type of consolidometer (Odeometer) cell assembly for 70 mm dia x 20 mm thick specimens, complete with accessories as above. Set of weights to give a pressure of 10 kg/sq.cm., on 70 cm. dia specimens.

Fixed ring type of consolidometer (Odeometer) cell assembly for 100 mm dia x 25 mm thick specimens, complete with accessories as above. Set of weights to give a pressure of 10 kg/sq.cm., on 100 cm. dia specimens.

CORE CUTTER

This is used for determination of in situ dry density of natural or compacted fine grained soil, free from aggregates. A cylindrical cutter is used to extract a sample of the soil with the help of a dolley and rammer. From the weight, density and the moisture, and dry density of the soil is readily calculated.

Specifications :It consists one each of : Cylindrical core cutter made of steel, 127.3 mm long and 100mm internal diameter. Steel Dolley, 25 mm high with a lip to enable it to be located on top of the core cutter. Rammer with detachable steel rod.

Spare, Optional Extra and Accessories:
1) Cylindrical core cutter 100 mm I.D. x 175 mm long.
2) Cylindrical core cutter 100 mm I.D. x 175 mm long.
3) Cylindrical core cutter 100 mm I.D. x 175 mm long.
4) Dolley.
5) Test form pad of 50.

Dames And Moore Sampler

Highly useful for sampling soils. The sample collects into rings inside the sampler. These rings along with the specimen can be directly placed in a consolidometer cell assembly, thereby reducting the number of operations to extract the sample from a sampler, trimming to size and transferring into the ring etc. The possible disturbance in these operations is eliminated

Consists of a split tube accommodating ten things brass rings 60 mm x 25.4 mm long. A shoe with hardened cutting edge is screwed at one end. A driving head with ball check valve is fitted at the other end. The flaps mounted inside the cutting shoe prevent the cohesion less soil falling down while lifting the sampler.
Spares: Body consisting of split pipe threaded at both the ends and shoe.
Head Assembly: Set of 10 rings 60 mm O.D. and 25.4 mm long.

DEAD WEIGHT TYPE OIL WATER CONSTANT PRESSURE SYSTEM

This device is used to maintain cell pressure constant for a long duration and the system can be used in place of convensional constant pressure system using mercury posts where certain minimum heights are required. Problems like deairiation of pump, leakage of mercury etc. are eleminated in this system. This unit is smaller in volume and can be used in mobile laboratory also. This can maintain pressure in the cell upto 20 kg/cm.sq. Pressure is maintained constant in the system by a balancing calibrated weights on a spindle against a column of oil, operating under constant feedback.

Construction : The system consists of an oil pump continuosly driven by an eletric motor during the test period. The internal components are housed in a strong compact housing. The piston on which weights are kept rotates with minimum friction. A transparent Oil Water vessel is provided on transmit pressure to the cell. A hand pump provided facilitates priming and to maintain constant pressure during power failure.

Specifications :
Range 0-20 bar (0-20 kg/cm²)

Steps of Pressure 0.5 bar (0.5 kg/cm²)
Accuracy +0.5%
Electric Supply 230 Volts, Single Phase, 50 Hz, A.C.supply
Supplied complete with Pressure Guage, flow valves, connecting Pressure hose and set of weights to give maximum pressure of 20 bar (20 kg/cm²).

DIRECT SHEAR APPARATUS (HAND OPERATED)

The apparatus comprises of the following: Loading Unit:Supplied with load yoke with direct and lever system for applying load. Normal stress capacity 8 kg/sq.cm. Load is applied either directly or through a counter balanced detachable lever. Provision is madefor the load to be applied either through a steel ball recessed in the loading pad or direct through a boss on the pre calibrated loading yoke, the loading unit is provided with V strips and roller strips for frictionless movement of shear box housing.

Shear Box Assembly :Comprising Direct Shear box in two halves for a square specimen size 60 x 60 x 25 mm one pair of plain gripper plates, one pair of perforated gripper plates, one pair of porous stones, one top loading pad. Shear box housing: Accommodates the Direct Shear Box assembly. Complete with two ball roller strips.

Specimen Cutter: For cutting 60 x 60 x 25 mm specimen from larger samples.
Set of weights to give a normal stress of 3 kg/sq.cm. through lever as follows:
To give Kg/sq.cm. Qty. 0.05 4 Nos. 0.1 1 Nos. 0.2 1 Nos. 0.5 3 Nos. 1.0 1 Nos.
Complete set as above but without proving ring.

DIRECT SHEAR (MOTORISED SINGLE SPEED)

Same as above but electrically operated to give a single constant rate of stain on 1.25 mm / min. Suitable for 230 V A.C. Weight 175 kg. approx

DIRECT SHEAR APPARATUS (MOTORISED SIX SPEED)

Same as above but having 6 rates of strain 1.25, 0.25, 0.05, 0.01, 0.0002 & 0.0004 mm/min. Works on 230 V A.C. Nett Wt. 185 kg

DIRECT SHEAR APPARATUS (MOTORISED 12 SPEEDS)

Same as above but unit is electrically operated to give the following 12 rates or strains. 1.25, 0.625, 0.25, 0.125, 0.05, 0.025, 0.01, 0.005, 0.002, 0.001, 0.0004 and 0.0002 mm/min. The apparatus is suitable for operation on 230 volts single phase A.C. Supply.

EXTRACTOR FRAME HYDRAULIC

This extractor Frame is used for taking ut soil samples compacted or undisturbed, from 100 mm dia and 150 mm dia cylinders such as core cutters, Proctor moulds, C.B.R. moulds etc

It consists of a 5 Tone capacity hand operated, hydraulic jack mounted on a suitable frame. Two plungers, one for 100 mm dia and the other of 150 mm dia moulds are supplied. One thrust plate for 150 mm dia and one for 100 mm dia specimens are also supplied. Height of thrust plate is adjustable.

Accessories : Set of Plungers adaptors and thrust plates for 38 mm, 50 mm and 75 mm dia specimen.

EXTRACTOR FRAME UNIVERSAL (HAND OPERATED)

Designed to extract specimens from almost every type of sampling tube and mould used in solid engineering laboratory or in the field. It can be mounted vertically or horizontally as desired. It has an unique feature that three 38 mm dia sample.

Camprises of a frame designed for screw jack operation, one each of the adaptor plates and plunger adaptors for 38 mm, 75 mm, 100 mm, 150 mm diameters specimens and a stand to obtian imultaneously three 38 mm diamter samples from one 100 mm diameter sample. The adaptor plate which slides along the slotted suppors can be claimed at any desired position by means of locking nuts. Besides this, the tube or mould can be held in position by raising the tube guides and held in position with locking screws. The lead screw movement can be stopped at any predetermined position by tightening the lead screw collar. Plunger adaptor for 200 mm dia samples. Adaptor plate with 200 mm dia hole and device to extract B number 38 mm dia samples.

GRAIN SIZE ANALYSIS (PIPETTE METHOD)

The apparatus consists of a sliding panel which moves up and down by means of a screw allowing Anderson pipette fixed to it to be raised or lowered vertically. A sedimentation tube is held by a laboratory clamp provided on the stand below the pipette. The depth of immersion is measured by a scale graduated in mm at the side of the sliding panel. Supplied complete with Anderson pipette 10 ml. at the side capacity made from glass, and a sedimentation tube also of glass of 500 ml capacity and 50 Nos Test forms.

Accessories & Spares :
1) Sedimentation pipette (Anderson pipette) 25ml.
2) Sedimentation tube 1000ml.
3) Sedimentation pipette 10ml.
4) Sedimentation tube 500ml.
5) Test forms pad of 50.

HIGH SPEED STIRRER

This is for mechanical analysis and also other laboratory applications for stirring. Speed approximately 4000rpm under load. A dispersion cup is supported on a rest on the stand of the stirrer and has a removal baffle.
For operation on 230-250 volts A.C.
Supplied without dispersion cup or baffle.

LATERAL PRESSURE ASSEMBLY 10 kgcm2

It is designed for application of cell pressures upto 10 kg/cm2 on a triaxial specimen in the triaxial cell. This unit is mostly used in routine which last for about 10 to 15 minutes wherein the variations of cell pressure can be tolerated

The apparatus consists of a pressure chamber which has a flanged top cap fitted with a 10 Kg/cm². Pressure gauge and a schrader valve for pumping in air. Water inlet and drain cock are fitted to the chamber. The foot pump supplied easily develops a pressure of 10 Kg/cm². Complete with connecting pressure hose.

LATERAL PRESSURE ASSEMBLY 20 Kg cm2

Same as above but suitable to develop pressure upto 20 Kg/cm². fitted with suitable pressure gauge.

LIQUID LIMIT DEVICE

Casagrande method in mechanical form is known as Liquid Limit Method and has been in use for soil mechanics for a number of years. The Liquid Limit data of soils is useful to correlate mechanical properties of soil, such as compressibility and lower shear strength. Liquid limit is the water content at which soil passes from zero strength to an infinitesimal strength, hence the true value of liquid limit cannot be determined. For determination purpose liquid limit is that water content at which a part of soil, cut by a groove of standard dimensions, will flow together for a distance of 1.25 cm under animpact of 25 blows in a standard liquid limit apparatus. The soil at the water content has some strength which is about 0.17 N/cm.sq. (17gms/sq.cm.) At this water content soil just passes from liquid state to plastic state

It consists of a brass cup held on an adjustable bracket. The cup can be adjusted for a fall of 1cm and can be raised and dropped on a rubber base of standard hardness by cam action. Complete with one casegrande grooving tool, one ASTM Grooving tool and a heigh gauge block (Type A of IS 9259)

LIQUID LIMIT DEVICE (WITH COUNTER)

Same as above but fitted with a counter to register the number of blows

LIQUID LIMIT DEVICE (MOTORISED)

Same as above but fitted with a motor geared down to give approximately 120 r.p.m. Suitable for operation on 230 Volts, single phase, 50 cycles, A.C. supply.
Spares: Casegrande grooving tool. ASTM Grooving tool, Height block, 1 cm high.

LOAD FRAMES

Load Frames are used to apply load on the test specimen. The capacity and speed depends on the requirement of a particular test. Load Frames are used in C.B.R. Triaxial, Unconfined Compression Test etc.

LOAD FRAME CAPACITY 5000KG. (HAND OPERATED)

Specifications : The Unit is designed for a maximum load of 5000 kg. and consists of a two speed screw jack mounted in a frame with identical top and base channel pieces so that the unit can be placed either way up and the device can be used for loading from above or from below whichever is convenient. This is a floor model

BENCH MOUNTING TYPE LOAD FRAME CAPACITY 5000 KGF (MOTORISED) SINGLE SPEED

This is a portable load frame which can easily be kept on Laboratory banch. Thus it is very convenient to the user to conduct tests. A motorised screw jack is fixed at the base to which ate fixed two vertical pillars which can be easily dismantled. A circular platen of 150 mm dia is fixed to the lead screw and loading and unloading is effected by upward / downward movement of the lead screw using a forward / reverse switch. The cross head is adjustable at any desired height and pillars. The rate of strain is constant 1.25 mm/min. Operates on 230 Volts A.C.

LOAD FRAME 5000 KGF. (MOTORISED) WITH 3 SPEEDS

Same as above but provided with 3 rates strains 1.25 mm/min., 1.5 mm/min., & 2.5 mm/min

LOAD FRAME CAPACITY 5000 KGF. (MOTORISED) WITH 30 SPEEDS

Same as above but fitted with a turret box to gice 30 rates of strain for 6.0 mm/min to 0.00048 mm/min

LOAD TRUSS 20 TONNE CAPACITY

The Truss is of welded 1- girder construction in two halves which can be bolted together when required. The lower chord, the cross-pieces for holding the truss down and the vertical thrust members are all of welded box type construction with two channels enclosing and welded to an I-girder.. They consists of semi cylindrical pieces each held down by 3 feet long steel spikes driven in through holes drilled in the semi cylinder. The spikes enter the ground at about 60 degree to the horizontal, four from each side spaced along the length of the encourage. The cross-pieces are moored to the anchorages by channel straps and bolts. Eight such anchorages are supplied with the 20 tonnes truss. Guy wires with turn-buckless are supplied to keep the truss erect.

LOAD TRUSS (30 TONNE CAPACITY)

Similar to above but twelve anchorages and spikes instead of eight

LOAD TRUSS (50 TONNE CAPACITY)

Similar to above but sixteen anchorages and spikes instead of eight

MARSH CONE

This cone is used to find out Viscosity of Bentinite slurry and like material. The Marsh Cone is 6 inch in diameter at the top and 12 inch long, and tapers to join a tube 2 inch long and 3/16 inch inside dia. The capacity of the funnel is 1500 cc. Time in seconds required to flow out 1000 cc of slurry from cone is measured as funnel viscocity of the material

MOISTURE TINS

To determine moisture contents in soil and other material. These are made from aluminium or stainless steel.
Sizes available are :
(a) 25 mm dia
(b) 50 mm dia
(c) 75 mm dia
(d) 80 mm dia
(e) 100 mm dia.

PERMEABILITY

In soil machines Permeability is one of the important Engineering properties, as it governs rate of settlement of saturated compressible soil layer and rate of flow of equifer. Permeability is that property of soil which permits flow of water through its interconnecting voids. The instrument to measure permeability is called permeameter. The results are used for pumping groung water, for functioning sites excavations, design of dams etc. Tests can be performed on remoulded or undisturbed samples using constant head or falling head method.

SOIL PERMEABILITY APPARATUS

The apparatus is used for the laboratory determination of permeability of soils using a constant or a variable head. This test is recommended for soils with co-efficient of permeability in the range of 10 x -3 to 10 x -7cm/sec. The maximum particle size of the soil which can be tested in the mould is 10 mm

The equipment comprises one each: Gun metal mould, 100mm I.D. x 127 mm high x 1000 ml volume. Gun metal mould extension collar, 100 mm dia x 60 mm high for the above mould. Gun metal Drainage base plate with a recess for a porous stone and with an outlet valve. Metallic clamping ring. Gun metal drainage cap (top plate with a recess for a porous stone and fitted with an inlet valve and an air release valve.) Gun metal dummy plate to serve as a false bottom during compaction. Porous stone for drainage cap. Porous stone for base plate. Set of glass stand pipes approximately 6 mm dia., 10 mm dia and 20 mm dia mounted on a wooden board. Each glass tube is longer than 1 meter and has a serrested end at the bottom. To read water head 2 Nos. meter scales are fixed between the tubes. A length of 3 meter long rubber tubing with pinch cock is also supplied.

UNIVERSAL OR COMBINATION PERMEAMETER

Same as above but instead of a set of three glass stand pipes a stand with nine glass tubes of 6 mm, 10 mm, 20 mm, 25 mm, 40 mm, 50 mm, 60 mm, 70 mm, 75 mm bore. 75 mm bore tube is provided with overflow arrangement for constant head tests. The remaining tubes are used for following head test.

Overhead tank made of steel, approximately 37.5 cm dia x 1 mtr. high. it is provided with an inlet port at the top and size outlet at bottom with cocks and air inlet and water filling ube on top. An arrangement is provided to indicate the water level. An extra meralic tube having approximately 5 mm / 6 mm I.D. and 1 mtr. long is also supplied 2.6 kg x 310 mm controlled fall and Rammer 4.89 kg x 450 mm controlled fall.

Spares : Pair of top and bottom Porous stones for permeameter mould.

PLASTIC LIMIT SET

Moisture contents at which soil has smallest plasticity is called limit. For determination purpose plastic limit is defined as the water content at which a soil will just begin to crumble when rolled into a thread of 3mm. dia

The complete set consists of one each:- 1.Glass plate 20 cm x 115 cm having ground ends and one side frosted. 2.Brass or stainless steel rod 3 mm dia x 150 mm long. 3.Flexible spatula. 4.Set of 6 moisture containers. 5.Porcelaine basin 150 mm dia. 6.Plastic wash bottle 500ml.

PLATE BEARING TEST

This is for estimating the bearing capacity of shallow foundations in situ and for the design of flexible pavement. In the test procedure a steel plate is subjected to gradually increasing load and settlements of the plates recorded. Maximum bearing capacity is noted as that load at which the plate starts sinking rapidly.

The basic outfit consists of : 50 Tonne Hydraulic jack with separate pumping unit fixed to it a 0-500 KN. x 0.5 KN. Pressure gauge and flexible metal pipe 5mtr.long - 1 No. Special ball and socket arrangement between the jack and the bearing plate - 1 No. Extension rod 12mm. dia x 25cm long for taking dial gauge readings - 16 Nos. Magnetic base with female thread on top for holding extension rod - 4 Nos. Top end plate, 50mm, dia with male thread for fitting onto the extension rods and positioning the dial gauge plunger - 4 Nos. Column 15cm dia x 25cm long with flanges complete with four bolts and nuts - 2 Nos. Column 15cm x 50cm long with flanges complete with four bolts and nuts - 1 Nos. Bridge support of welded steel angle construction, 5 mtr. span and stands approximately 30cm, high, fitted with two quick release clamps after positioning and holding the dial bracket - 2 Nos. Plate 60 cms x 60cms sq. x 25mm thick Plane M.S.Plate 45cms x 45cm.sq. x 25mm thick Plane M.S. Plate 30cms x 30cm.sq. x 25mm thick Dial Gauge 0.01mm x 25mm - 4 Nos.

Plane M.S. Plate 75cm x 25mm thick Plane M.S.Plate 50cm x 25mm thick Grooved M.S. Plate 60cm. x 60 cm. x 25mm thick Grooved M.S. Plate 45cm x 45cm x 25mm thick Grooved M.S. Plate 30 cm x 30cm x 25mm thick Grooved M.S. Plate 75cm x 75cm x 25mm thick.

Note:

1. When plates of size more than 30 cm.sq. are used, in order to prevent deflections of the edge, a series of smaller plates are advised to be placed concentrically on the bottom plate.

2. Flexible rubber pipe 1 mtr. length can be supplied for the hydraulic jack in the place of metal pipe at extra cost. For site testing load trusses to meet the reaction of loading are available in different capacities as under.

POCKET PENETROMETER

This instrument is used to estimate approximate unconfined compressive strength and the estimation for shear strength of soil. Cohesive soils can be calssified in terms of consistency using this penotrometer. This is a handy and convenient instrument.

It cosists of a light weight barrel assembly with a polished and ground steel loading piston plunger. A direct reading scale is engraved on the piston barrel and indicates load in kg./sq.cm. A maximum load indicator ring is provided on the penetration plunger. The calibrated spring is heat treated and plated for rust resistance. The barrel diameter is 20 mm and the length 150 mm. Supplied in storage box

POINT LOAD INDEX TESTER

Used for testing rock, aggregate and core samples as well as out crop specimen in their original shape. Very useful for rock classification. This is a portable instrument and is useful in the field also. Uniaxial compressive strength for rock specimen can also be predicted approximately.

The instrument comprises of :- A three pillar type load frame on the base of which at the centre is fixed a 10 Tonne capacity hydraulic jack with a conical platen at the top of jack. The other conical platen is fixed to the top plate of the frame at its centre. A distance between two conical platen is fixed to the top plate of the frame at its centre. The distance between two conical platens is adjustable by vertical movement of the upper plate of the load frame. Loading jack wih integral hand operated pump and a pressure gauge 0-2500 kg x 25 kg.
Optional : Pressure gauge 0 - 10000 kg x 50 kg

PORE PRESSURE APPARATUS10 Kgcm

This apparatus is used for measuring pore water pressure and pore air pressure in soils. This is as per the principals outlined in the book "Measurement of soil properties in triaxial tests" by A.W.Bishop and D.J.Henkel. This is used as a naccessory for triaxial test apparatus

The apparatus consists of a panel for wall mounting on which are fitted -1.0 to 20 kg/cm2 x 0.1 kg/cm2 a pressure gauge, Bouron tube type 20 cm dia. Manomete: Glass U-tube manometer for measuring low positive pore pressures negative pore pressures and checking zero error of pressure gauge. It is provided with a mercury trap (Mercury supplied at extra cost). Null indicator made out of clear transparent perspex with mercury trap and cursor to indicate the mercury level.

Burette : 50 ml Burette for measuring the volume change in the soil specimen. Pressure pump fitted with four sleeve packed valves. Operated by mean of a hand wheel on the end of the piston rod which is threaded trough the pump cap and gives a smooth, fine adjustment of pressure. Copper coil and water reservoir. The unit is tested against leaks upto 10 kg/cm.sq.

PORE PRESSURE APPARATUS 20 Kgcm

Same as above, but fitted with pressure gauge 0-20 kg/cm2 x 0.2 kg/cm².
Spares: Polythene tube 3 mm bore x 5 mm O.D.

Portable Aluminium Derrick

It is a light weight aluminium derrick can be dismalted for ease of transport. The equipment is suitable for shallow soil sampling, lifting casing, standard penetration tests and lifting operations. Complete with upper tie bolt and ball but without sheave

PROCTOR NEEDLES

Proctor needles are used for quick evaluation of maximum soil density in the field. Standard Compaction curves showing moisture contents versus densities are drawn in laboratory using standard compaction method and penetration of the proctor needles are correlated. Proctor Needles are also known as Proctor Penetrometers

PROCTOR NEEDLES (SPRING TYPE)

The instrument consists of a needle attached to a spring loaded plunger, the stem of which is calibrated to read 0 to 40 kg division. Load stem is graduated at every 12.5 mm to read depth of penetration and for use with needles of larger areas. The small penetration stem is also graduated in 12.5 mm division and is used with needles of smaller areas. Needle points one each of 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 3.5 and 6.0 sq. cm. and one tommy pin is supplied. Complete as above in a wooden carrying case

PROCTOR NEEDLES HYDRAULIC TYPE

This is identical to Spring Type , except that the penetration pressure on the needle is conveyed through a hydraulic system to a hydraulic pressure gauge. This system permits a greater control over rate of penetration because of better visibility of load indication

Comprises hydraulic proctor needle system complete with a pressure gauge fixed at easily readable Angle reading 0-70kg. x 2 kg. A set of needlepoints consisting one each 0.25, 0.5,1.0,1.5,2.0,3.5, and 6.0 sq.cm. And a Tommy pin. Graduation at every 12.5mm to indicate depth of penetration is marked on longer stem for use with needles of larger areas. Smaller stem is also graduated at every 12.5mm and is used with needles of smaller areas. Complete as above in a wooden carrying case

PYCNOMETER

Comprises a 1 kg glass jar with brass cone, locking ring and rubber seal.
Spare: Rubber seal.Supplied in storage box

Pycnometers Bottles

These bottles are used for relative density measurements, made from borosilicate glass with capillary bored stopper. Capacities available (a) 50 cc and (b) 100 cc

RAPID MOISTURE METER

For quick determination of moisture content of materials in powder form viz. soil, sand, coal, pottery slip, cement etc. Calcium Carbide when comes in contact with moisture acetylene gas in generate. This principle is used in Rapid Moisture Meter. A weighted quantity of sample is mixed with fixed quantity of Calcium Carbide reagent and the whole mixture is thoroughly skaken in a vessel to which a pressure gauge is fixed. The acetylene gas produced developes pressure and pressure gauge is cablibrated to read percentage moisture. The instrument indicates moisture on wet/weight BLS easily convertible to dry weight basis.

RAPID MOISTURE METER 0.25

The unit consists of a pressure vessel with clamp for sealing cap, rubber sealing gasket, pressure gauge is calibrated in percentage moisture content 0-25% x 1% on the wet weight basis a counter poised balance for weighing sample, a scoop for measuring carbide reagent, a bottle of reagent, one cleaning brush and a set of 4 steel balls for thorough mixing. Complete in highly polished wooden carrying case with handle

RAPID MOISTURE METER 0.50%

Same as above but pressure gauge calibrated 0-50% x 1 %. Spares: Carbide reagent, in bottles of 400 gms each

SAMPLING AUGERS

Augers are used to collect distributed soil samples at reasonal depths for laboratory tests. Augers are available in two type and each in different sizes. Blade type (post hole type) and Helical type (Screw type). Each auger outfit consists one each of Auger head, one meter long rod, Tee piece and hangle. Depths of excavating can be increased by using additional extension rods

POSTHOLE TYPE

(a) 75mm, (b) 100 mm & (c) 150 mm dia

SCREW TYPE

(a) 25mm, (b) 38 mm, (c) 50 mm (d) 75 mm (e) 100 mm (f) 150 mm (g) 200 mm (h) 250 mm & (i) 300 mm dia

Extras : Extension rod 1 meter length with threadings at both ends and couplings. Set of two spanners and Tee piece

SAMPLING OUTFIT (Heavy Duty)

Undistributed samples of soil at different depths can be collected using these sampling tubes. The kit includes all necessory implements for boring, collection and sealing with wax. The operation may be carried out either using a tripod stand or without it. The equipment is supplied in a canvas carrying bag

150 MM Auger blade type, complete with handle, 'T' piece and 1 mtr. long rod - 1 No Extension rod 1 mtr. long and 37.5 mm diameter 5 Nos. Jarring link (Large) for driving samplers eye hook, one wax container, one Methylated spirit stove, One wax laddle, and one pair of spanners complete in carrying case.

Accessories : Samplers - Samplers for undistured sampling are available in different sizes. These are used with sampling outfit. Each sampler is 45 cm long and is supplied complete with two end caps, cutting nose, driving head with air outlet valve and 3 Nos. C-spanners. Samplers are available in 50 mm dia, 100 mm dia & 150 mm dia. Thin walled samplers are also available in diameters 50 mm, 75 mm and 100 mm. Each sampler is 60 cm long and its cutting edge is hardened. These samplers can be used with sampling outfit 'A' drill rods by using suitable adoptors.

SAMPLING OUTFIT

(a) For preparing 38 mm dia Soil Specimen

The outfit comprises: Sample Extractor, Screw type with a wire sample Timmer. Split Mould, 38 mm dia x 76 mm long. Split mould, 38 mm dia x 88 mm long (in two parts) can be fitted to the screw type extractor enabiling solt specinens to be prepared ready for unconfined compression test. They are fitted with quick release system. Sampling tube 38 mm dia x 150 mm long. Sampling Tube 38 mm dia x 200 mm long. Jarring link for driving the Sampling Tube. Adaptor with locking screw for fitting the sampling tube to jarring link

SAMPLING TUBES

For collecting undistributed samples of 38 mm dia for Triaxial Shear strength and Unconfined Compressive strength either straight from the field or from a sample of larger diameter. The wall thickness is maintained approximately 1.6 mm with an area ratio approximately 17 per cent. Both relieved and undrelieved sampling tubes are available. In the relieved type of tube, the internal diameter is relieved by about 0.5 mm (inside clearance 2%) beyond approx. 19 mm length from the cutting edge of the tube. This is most suitable for highly cohesive soils. In the unrelieved type, the internal diameter is uniform through out. This type is most suitable for soils of low cohesion. These 38 mm dia tubes are available in different lengths

Unrelieved : (a) 150 mm (b) 200 mm & (c) 225 mm (d) 300 mm long.

Relieved: (a) 150 mm (b) 200 mm (c) 225 mm (d) 300 mm long

SAND POURING CYLINDER

This apparatus is used for the in place determination, of the dry density of compact, fine and medium grained soils and for layers not exceeding 50 cm thickness

The complete apparatus consists one each of: Small Sand Pouring cylinder, 3 litre capacity, fitted with conical funnel and shutter. Cylinder calibrating container, internal dia 10 cm and internal depth 15 cm, fitted with a flange, Metal tray, 30 cm. square and 4 cm deep with a 10 cm dia hole in the centre

SHRINKAGE LIMIT SET

Moisture contents at which soil has smallest plasticity is called limit. For determination purpose plastic limit is defined as the water content at which a soil will just begin to crumble when rolled into a thread of 3mm. dia

The complete set consists of one each:

1.Glass plate 20 cm x 115 cm having ground ends and one side frosted.
2.Brass or stainless steel rod 3 mm dia x 150 mm long.
3.Flexible spatula.
4.Set of 6 moisture containers.
5.Porcelaine basin 150 mm dia.
6.Plastic wash bottle 500ml

SHRINKAGE LIMIT APPARATUS

Shrinkage Limit is the maximum water content at which a reduction in water content does not cause an appreciable reduction in volume of the soil mass. At shrinkage limit, on further reduction in water, air enters into the voids of soils and thus keeps the volume constant. The apparatus can be used to determine shrinkage limit and to calculate other shrinkage factors like shrinkage ratio, shrinkage index and volumetric shrinkage.

Set consists of one each :- 1. Porcelain evaporating Dish. 2. Shrinkage Dish 3. Glass Cup. 4. Perspex plate with three metal prongs 5. Perspex plate. 6. Flexible spatula 7. Glass cylinder 25ml x 0.5mlsupplied without mercury

SIEVE SHAKER - ROTAP

To make process of sieving simpler and quicker, Rotap Sieve Shaker is useful this produces circular shaking of the sieves. At the same time the sieves are tapped. The mechanism for inparting circular action and tapping is oil immersed in a tank and in motorized. The Shake0r can accommodate upto 7 Nos. Sieves of dia 150mm or 200mm. Suitable operation on 230 volts A.C. Single phase

TEST SIEVES

Test Sieves are used for sieving of aggregate, sand soil and cement etc. These sieves are manufactured as per various standards like ISS, BSS, ASTM, DIN etc. Sieves are made of Brass frame and G.I. frame of dia. 200mm, 300mm & 450mm. Normally Brass Sieves are manufactured in 200 cm dia and frame is spun brass, jointless. The Sieve cloth used is standard SS or phospher bronze wire mesh.Lid and Receiver
made of brass for 20cm or 8” dia sieves

G.I. FRAME SIEVES

The G.I. frame sieves are manufactured normally in sizes of 300 mm dia or 450 mm dia have a steel perforated sheet having accurately punched square holes

SOIL HYDROMETER

Used for grain size analysis of soils where more than 10% of the material will pass through 75 microns I.S. sieve. Manufactured from clear transperent glass having uniform clarity throughout the upper end on which density scale is engraved. The scale range is 0.995 to 1.030 density (gms/cc) at 27°C. Smallest division on the scale is .0005.

Note: Hydrometer for other liquids also a available.

SOIL TESTING KIT

A very useful kit to determined on the spod soil pH value. This is a compact kit easy to carry on site.
Consists of :
12 thick walled test tubes with rubber bungs.
1 tube cleaning brush
1 bottle of barium sulphate (100gm)
1 bottle of soil indicator (100gm)
1 bottle of distilled water (500 gm)
1 spatula
1 color chart, range 4.0 to 8.0 pH in 0.5 pH steps
Complete with carrying case.

SPLIT SPOON SAMPLER

This is used for Standard Penetration Test. For determining penetration resistance (N value) of soil which can be related to unconfined Compressive strength, Penetration resistance (N value) of soil is determined by giving a number of blows with a 65 kg. weight falling through a given distance of 75 cm required to penetrate the assembly to a depth of 30 cm, when properly seated on the ground

The sampler is made from a steel tube split lengthwise and held together by a head fitted with a ball check valve and a hardened steel shoe of inside cutting edge of 35 mm dia. The sampler is 35 mm I.D. and 50.8mm in outer diameter and 508 mm / long. One adaptor to connect 'A' type drill rods is also supplied.
Spares: Body of split spoon sampler, shoe of split spoon sampler, head of split spoon sampler

SPLIT SPOON SAMPLER WITH LINER

Same as above but the diameter is increased to accommodate a brass liner. Complete with brass liner. Spares: Body, shoe & Head of split spoon sampler. And Brass liner. Note: The above outfits can also be supplied in FPS Units in conformity with ASTM D 1586-64T (Penetration test and split barrel sampling of soils).

Drive weight 65 kg. with chain. IS: 2131-1963. Drive pipe assembly with two end caps of mild steel to give a fall of 75 cms for drive weight.

SWELL TESTING APPARATUS

Remoulded Compacted soil, when soaked in water, absorbs water and swells. Swell Test Apparatus is designed to determine the swelling pressure developed by soil specimens moulded to desired densities at known moisture content

The outfit comprises the following:
One loading unit, hand operated 5 tons capacity with two rates of travel.
One high sensitivity Proving Ring 250 kg. capacity with calibration chart and carrying case.
One dial gauge 0.01 mm x 25 mm.
One Gun Metal mould 1000ml. capacity. (100 mm dia x 127.3 mm high) with collar and base plate and a pair of porous stones 100 mm dia x 12.7 mm thick.
One Gun metal /brass perforated swell plate 100 mm dia x 16 mm thick.
One spacer 100 mm dia x 12.7 mm thick one load transfer bar and one steel ball.
One soaking tank 250 mm dia x 210 mm high

TRIAXIAL CELL

Total stresses when measured in a triaxial cell are more in their nature. Numurous parameters may be measured including back, pressure, pore water pressure and volume change. From these values various engineering properties can be calculated.
Triaxial cell is used to apply total stress. The sample is subjected to an alround confining pressure. Load is then applied through piston of triaxial cell on a pressure pad on the top of the specimen. In a triaxial cell, sample is confined in a rubber membrance. Triaxial Cells are manufactured from carefully selected material. The cells are manufactured to accomodate different sizes of specimen. Universal Triaxial Cell accommodates samples of diameters 38 mm to 100 mm

TRIAXIAL CELL

The cell is useful for testing 38 mm dia x 76 mm high soil specimen. Transparent prespex chamber with anvil and loading plunger. the cell is easily opened by releasing four nuts of the tie rods. It is leak proof upto 10 kg/cm.sq. fluid pressure. An oil plug which can also be used as an air vent is provided for introducing a thin layer of oil over water. This provides effective sealing at the plunger for long duration test. The cell is fitted with four sleeve packed valves of no volume change type on the base. These valves are used for cell pressure, pore water pressure, drainage or back pressure. The loading plunger of the cell has a dial gauge rest.
Loading pad made of penspex for 38 mm dia specimes.
Pair of plain discs made of penspex 38 mm dia 6 mm thick. Pair of porous stones 38 mm dia x 6 mm thick.
Split stand former for 38 mm dia specimen.
Sheath strecher for 38 mm dia specimen.
One dozen rubber sheaths for 38 mm dia samples.
For synthetic rubber 'O' rings for 38 mm dia specimen.
One plastic drainage tube

UNIVERSAL TRIAXIAL CELL (STATIONARY BUSHING)

Suitable for testing 38mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm diameter specimens. The equipment comprises the following : Perspex cell with anvil and loading plunger. The cell can be easilly opened by releasing the nuts and is leakproof upto 10kg/cm. sq. fluid pressure. An oil plug which can also be used as an air vent is provided for introducing a thin layer of oil over water. This provided effective sealing at the plunger for long duration tests. The cell is fitted with four sleeve packed valves of on volume change type on the base. Brass Pedestals for 38mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm dia specimen. Perspex Loading pads for 38mm, 50mm, 75mm & 100 mm dia specimen. Pairs of plain discs 38mm, 50mm, 75mm & 100mm dia. Pairs of prous stones one each for 38mm, 50mm, 75mm & 100mm dia samples. Spilit sand formers for 38mm, 50mm, 75mm & 100mm dia specimen. Sheath stretcher for 38mm, 50mm, 75mm & 100mm dia specimen. One dozen rubber sheaths for 38mm, 50mm, 75mm & 100mm dia specimen. Four rubber ‘O’ rings for 38mm, 50mm, 75mm & 100mm dia specimen. Set of four slotted ring spacers for sand formers and four pairs of polythene drainage tubes

TRIPOD

Consists of three metal pipe legs approximately 5 meter long connected by a tie bolt. Each leg is made of two parts of ease of transport. Complete with one pulley. One leg has built in ladder.

PORTABLE ALUMINIUM DERRICK

It is a light weight aluminium derrick can be dismalted for ease of transport. The equipment is suitable for shallow soil sampling, lifting casing, standard penetration tests and lifting operations.
Complete with upper tie bolt and ball but without sheave

PORTABLE ALUMINIUM DERRICK

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TRIPOD PULLEY

This is for use with above Portable aluminium Derrick. It attches to the ball at the top of the derrick. "A" drill rods 1.5 meter long with adaptor.

TRIPOD PULLEY

This is for use with above Portable aluminium Derrick. It attaches to the ball at the top of the derrick. "A" drill rods 1.5 meter long with adaptor.

UNCONFINED COMPRESSION TEST APPARATUS - (SPRING TYPE AUTOGRAPHIC)

Consists of a spring operated load frame with arrangements for loading 38 mm x 76 mm samples, one set of four load springs of stiffness 0.2 kg, 0.4 kg, 0.8 kg, and 1.6 kg/mm, a calibrated mask and one set of 50 charts, in a metal carrying case.
Spares & Accessories : Charts, set of 50 Calibrated mask. Spring set comprising one each of stiffness 2 N/mm, 4N/mm, 8N/mm and 16 N/mm Coning toll for 38 mm sample (female) Coning toll for 38 mm sample (male) Tripod stand wooden, for using the instrument in field

UNCONFINED COMPRESSION TESTER ROVING RING TYPE (HAND OPERATED)

This is a hand operated instrument for determining the unconfined compression strength of soil specimens of diameter ranging from 38 mm to 100 mm. Load on the sample is applied gradually by a hand operated load frame and loads are measured on a sensitive proving ring attached to the load frame. Specifications: Comprises of a hand operated load frame, cap. 5000 kgf with screw jack for loading, handle and strain dial gauge bracket, adaptor for proving ring, conical seats and male/female coning tools for 38 mm dia samples. Supplied without proving ring, dial gauge

UNCONFINED COMPRESSION TESTER PROVING RING TYPE (MOTORISED)

This is similar to above with the added advantage of a motorised drive permitting a choice of three constant rates of stain. Specifications: Comprises a screw operated load frame cap 5000 kg. with a gear box and motor drive giving 1.25, 1.5, 2.5 mm/min. rates of strain, a pair of cone seating, adaptor for proving ring and stain dial gauge bracket. Supplied with one pair of male/female coning tools for 38 mm dia samples but without proving ring and dial gauge. Suitable for operation on 230 volts, single phase A.C. supply. Accessories: Coning tools in pairs (male & female) for samples having diameter 38 mm, 50 mm, 75 mm & 100 mm

MOTORISED UNCONFINED COMPRESSION TESTER PROVING RING TYPE

Same as above but having only one rate of strain 1.25 mm / min

MOTORISED UNCONFINED COMPRESSION TESTER PROVING RING TYPE

This is similar to above but with the following rates of strains : 1.5 mm/min, 2.0 mm/min and 3.0 mm/min

UNCONFINED COMPRESSION TESTER (PROVING RING TYPE)

Capacity 50 kg. Specimen size 38 mm dia x 76 mm long. stain measurement is done on a scale fixed to one of the pillars. Scale graduated mm. Complete with conical seatings, a male coning tool and one proving ring 50 kg. cap with chart, specimen 40 mm dia x 80 mm long can also be tested

UNIVERSAL AUTOMATIC COMPACTOR

It is a motor driven mechanical compactor useful for soil compaction into 100 mm or 150 mm diameter moulds. Two sets of rammers are provided, one of 2.6 and arranged for 310 mm. drop and other 4.9 kg and arranged for 450 mm fall. for comaction soil into 150 mm dia moulds, 100 mm face dia rammers having weight 2.6 kg and 489 kg are used. Where as for 100 mm dia moulds they are of 50 mm dia. The rammer assembly is provided with a ratched and pawl arrangement to lift it from the top of the soil layer. When the rammer reaches the required height the pawl release the rammer which falls freely on soil surface. The release mechanism is operated by an arm moving up and down which is connected to a reduction gear coupled to the motor through another arm. An automatic blow counter fitted to the compactor is used to set the number of blows. The base plate of the specimen mould is to be fitted to the rotating base plate of the instrument which makes 1/5th revolution per stroke. The equipment is suitable for operation on 230 volts, 50 cycles, single phase, A.C. supply. Mould are to be ordered separately

LABORATORY VANE SHEAR APPARATUS (HAND OPERATED)

Consists of a torque head adjustable in height by means of a lead screw rotated by a drive wheel to enable the vane to be lowered into the specimen. Rotating of the vane is by means of a hand wheel which operates a worm gear arrangement during upper end of calibrated torsion spring. Vane dia, rod dia, vane size & vane height as per IS specifications. The Vane Shaft is attached through the hollow upper shaft to a resetable pointer, which indicates the angle of torque on a dial graduated in degrees. The dial reading multiplied by spring factor gives the torque. A container for soil sample is also supplied, and a sampling tube of 38mm I.D. & 150mm long can also be used as container. Supplied with set of four springs, one each of approx. 2 kg.cm., 4 kg.cm., 6 kg.cm., and 8 kg.cm. Complete as above in a wooden carrying case

VICKSBERG RENETROMETER / PROVING RING PENETROMETER (WITH OPTICAL VIEWER)

Consists of a study handle under which is fixed a sensitive Proving Ring. An extension piece is fixed to the bottom of the Proving Ring and carries a detachable penetration cone at it tip. Proving ring capacity 100 kg(1 KN) and 0.0002 mm dial gauge provided indicates the penetration load applied. An optical viewer is provided to facilitate reading the dial gauge by the operator. Simplified for single person operation. A calibration chart is provided for the proving ring. Instrument is complete in a wooden carrying case

VOLUME CHANGE GAUGE

When conducting traixial tests on soil samples, it is observed that due to internal presssure, the cell expands, soil specimen consolidates resulting in the change of volume. Volume change Gauge is therefore deviced to accurately measure volume changes. This is measured by observing the quantity of water entering or leaving the cell as the cell pressure and axial load are changed it is achieved by the displacement of free surface between the water supplied to the cell and another fluid (paraffin or kerosene). A dye is added to the paraffin for clear demarcation of the interface. The unit consists of a glass graduated tube of the appropriate capacity graduated to parts of a ml.enclosed in a perspex tube sealed by two end caps. The unit is fitted with manifolds and valves which enables it to be used with the triaxial cell and the constant Pressure (Mercury controls) system. The cell pressure can either be directly applied to the cell from the constant pressure system or through the volume change gauge. The graduated glass tube is not subjected to any difference in pressure and its inside is coated with a layer f silicon water repellent to reduce the error in meniscus. There is an arrangement for filling the unit with water and paraffin and a drainage valve is provided in the lower end cap. The whole assembly is mounted on a panel suitable for wall mounting. The unit is supplied complete with a pressure hose with end couplings and a packet of dye

VOLUME CHANGE GAUGE

Single Burette, 10 ml. capacity, graduated in 0.05 ml. division.

VOLUME CHANGE GAUGE

Single Burette, 25 ml. capacity, graduated in 0.1 ml. division.

VOLUME CHANGE GAUGE

Twin Burette, 50 ml. capacity graduated in 0.2 ml. divisions. The unit consists of two glass graduated burettes of 50 ml. x 0.2 ml. capacity enclosed in two perspex tubes sealed by two end caps. The manifold with valves enable the flow of fluid in the burettes to be reserved when the prarffin interfaces reach their limits in the burettes, the maximum capacity of measurement being only limited by the capacity of the mercury pots. The two burettes, enable the reduction in error in meniscus reading due to reversal of flow, the average of the two burettes being always taken as the volume change reading

 





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