Soils Testing Equipment...
DCP: Dynamic Cone penetroneter, used to determine in-situ strength of the soil.
Field Density Set: Apparatus used to hollow out a predetermined hole in the field. Then a known
amount of density sand is added. Alternative to this apparatus is a nuclear troxler.
Kingtest Sieve Shaker 200/300: 200 – 300 diameter sieves are used. Showing 60 minute timer.
Various ranges of time are available.
Kingtest Sieve Shaker: 450 Diameter sieves only
Liquid Limit Test Set : Showing the Plasticity Index Machine , above with accessories
And shrinkage trough below . Grooving tool not shown.
Sample Separation: Riffler with 3 pans. Shown is a small 13,2mm riffler . Used to split a sample of
sand into half, quarters, and eventually down into specific samples that are graded using
Sand Equivalent Apparatus : Used for soil clay fines determination . Premixes used in asphalt
are clay sensitive.
Glassware shown are not part of the test.
Sieves : Showing Kingtest 200-300 sieves and 450 diameter sieves . Note the compliance
certificate , issued with all sieves.
Pycnometer Jar : Showing Vacuum jars , 2l and 1l to the left . Pycnometer far right.
CBR Machine : California Bearing Ratio soil testing apparatus . Fully automatic sample tester for soils .
It is also universally used to test Bitumen samples .
The samples are extruded from a mould once finished . The above machine is
capable of testing :
150mm Ucs mould samples
150mm Cbr and ITT samples
100mm diameter ITT Marshall samples ( Bitumen )
100mm diameter Marshall test samples ( Bitumen )