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Field inspection testing kit

ASTM D2573
General description
General description
Ideal for geotechnicians, geologists and agronomists. It consists of the 16-T0163 Pocket penetrometer and of the 16-T0174 Field inspection pocket vane tester.
  • 16-T0163 Heavy duty model, all stainless steel construction, three interchangeable tips:
4.5 mm dia. for very hard soil,
6.35 mm for medium and soft soil,
8.98 mm for soft soil. Supplied complete with plastic case.

  • 16-T0174 for field surface and deeper measures.
Especially designed to mesure the undrained shear strenght (CU) of cohesive soils, consists of a cylindrical body with a torsional spring and three interchangeable vanes of different sizes used depending upon the expected strenght of the soil. The height/diameter ratio of all vanes is 2. During operation the vane is driven for 5-6 cm into the soil and then turned with the handle. Deep measures (i.e. on the top of undisturbed samples) can be obtained using the extension rod ( see accessories).

The two units are contained in a practical carrying case.
-Case dimensions: 240x210x50 mm
-Weight approx.: 1.8 kg

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Technical specifications

  • Stainless steel construction.
  • Tip Diameters: 4.5 mm dia. for very hard soil, 6.35 mm for medium and soft soil, 8.98 mm for soft soil.
  • Measuring range: 0 to 1000 kPa 
  • Dimensions (assembled): 210 mm lenght x 20 mm dia. approx.

  • Stainless steel construction.
  • Vane dimensions (height x dia.): 32x16; 40x20, 50.8x25.4 mm
  • Measuring range: 0 to 240 kPa (0-24 N/cm2)
  • Torque value: 3.5 Nm
  • Extension rod: 153 mm to reach 300 mm depth.
  • Overall dimensions (assembled): 310x105 mm
  • Weight approx.: 1.3 kg

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Field Inspection testing kit