Field Density & Bearing capacity

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In-situ measurements of soil density are often performed through volume sand replacement method or balloon method with water. CONTROLS offers a complete range of equipment fully compliant with ASTM, AASTHO, NF and BS Standards. Other products for measuring in-situ such as Surface Soil Samplers and Piston Volumometer density are also available.

Bearing Plate Apparatus are used for estimating the bearing capacity of a soil under field loading conditions for a specific loading plate. They also cover load tests on soil and flexible pavement components, for use in evaluation and design of airport and highway pavements. CONTROLS provides a vast range of bearing plate capacity equipment fully conforming to BS, ASTM and CNR standards, available as either analog, digital or electronic versions.

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Balloon Density Apparatus, ASTM/AASTHO/CNR

Used to determine the in-situ density of compacted or firmly bonded soils.

Balloon Density Apparatus, NF

Used to determine the in-situ density of compacted or firmly bonded soils.

Bearing Plate Test Apparatus, ASTM/BS/CNR

Used to estimate soil bearing capacity under field loading conditions - ASTM/BS/CNR version

Bearing Plate Test Apparatus, DIN

Used to estimate soil bearing capacity under field loading conditions - DIN version

Bearing Plate Test Apparatus, NF and Benkelman Beam

To determine the bearing capacity and deflection of subgrade and subbase of roads.

Bearing Plate Test Apparatus, SWISS

Used to estimate the bearing capacity of a soil under field loading conditions - SWISS version

Impact Soil Tester

Used to obtain an indication of the degree of compaction of soil in road construction.

Light Weight Deflectometer

Used to determine soil bearing capacity and compaction quality of soils and non-cohesive sub-bases.

Piston Volumeter

An easy to use pocket device to determine the in-situ density of undisturbed soil.

Sand Replacement Test Sets, BS

Used to determine the degree of compaction on site by a simple procedure.

Sand Replacement Test Tets, ASTM/CNR/NF

Used to determine the degree of compaction on site by a simple procedure.

Surface Soil Sampler, ASTM/CNR

Used to take a standard volume sample from the ground in order to establish the in-situ density.

Surface Soil Sampler, BS (Core Cutters)

Used to take a standard volume sample form the ground in order to establish the in-situ density.

Vibration Compaction Hammer

Used for the compaction of Proctor and CBR soil specimens. Using the appropriate tamping foot it can