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Scope of Tests

Our range of Tests

Soil Tests

Aggregate Tests

Determination of Moisture Content (Oven Drying)
Flakiness Index – Aggregates
Elongation Index – Aggregates
Determination of Aggregates Crushing Value (ACV)
Determination of Aggregates Impact Value (AIV)
Determination of ten percent fines value (TFV)
Particle Density & Water Absorption (All larger than 10mm aggregate)
Particle Density & Water Absorption (5-40mm agg.)
Particle Density & Water Absorption (10mm agg. & smaller)
Los Angles Abrasion
Relative Density (Specific Gravity) and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
Relative Density (Specific Gravity) and Absorption of fine Aggregate
Clay Lumps and Friable Particles in Aggregates
Particle Size Distribution
Particle Size Distribution (Wet)
Particle Size Distribution
Material Finer Than 0.063mm
Specific Gravity & Water Absorption
Shell Content of Coarse Agg
Flakiness Index of Coarse Agg
Elongation Index of Coarse Agg
Magnesium Sulphate Soundness
Drying Shrinkage
Light Weight Pieces
Sand Equivalent of Fine Agg
Acid-Soluble Sulfate Content
Acid-Soluble Chloride Content
Organic Impurities
Potential Alkali Reactivity
Methylene Blue Absorption Value of Fine Agg.

BS 812 Part 109: Sec. 6
BS 812-105.1:1989
BS 812-105.2:1990
BS 812-110:1990
BS 812-112:1990
BS 812-111:1990
BS 812 Part 2-5.3
BS 812 Part 2-5.4
BS 812 Part 2-5.5
ASTM C131/ ASTM C535
ASTM C127
ASTM C128
ASTM C142
BS EN 933 Part 1
BS 812 Part 103.1-9.2
ASTM C136
BS EN 933-1
BS EN 1097-6
BS EN 933-7
BS EN 933-3
BS EN 933-4
ASTM C88
BS EN 1367-4
ASTM C123
BS EN 933-8
BS EN 1744-1
BS EN 1744-5
ASTM C40
ASTM C289
BS EN 933-9

Concrete Tests

Electrical Indication of concretes ability to resist chloride ion penetration
Temperature of Freshly Mixed Hydraulic-Cement Conc.
Making and curing specimens for strength tests
Density of fresh concrete
Air Content (Pressure Method)
Slump-test
Flow table test
Bleeding Test
Setting Time of concrete (initial & final)
Shape, dimensions for specimens and molds
Compressive strength of test specimen
Density of hardened concrete
Depth of penetration of water under pressure
Method for Determination of water absorption
Initial surface absorption of concrete
Chloride Migration Coefficient
Ability to Resist Chloride Ion Penetration (RCPT)
Acid Soluble Chloride in Concrete
Acid Soluble Sulphate in Concrete
Drying Shrinkage
Capillary Rise for Concrete Cube

ASTM C1202-12
ASTM C1064M-17
BS EN 12390-2: 19
BS EN 12350-6: 19
BS EN 12350-7: 19
BS EN 12350-2:19
BS EN 12350-5:19
ASTM C232
ASTM C403
BS EN 12390-1:19
BS EN 12390-3:19
BS EN 12390-7:19
BS EN 12390-8:19
BS 1881-122:2011
BS 1881-208:1996
NT Build 492: 1999
ASTM C1202: 19
BS 1881 Part124
BS 1881 Part 124
BS EN 1367-4
ASTM C1403

Cement Tests

Chemical Tests
Fineness (Blaine Air Permeability method)
Comp. Strength on Prism of control test cement: at 7 days & 28 days
Slag Activity Index at 07 and 28 days (%)
Soundness and Setting Time (Initial and Final in Minutes)
Standard Consistency
Density (g / cm3)
Heat of Hydration of cement at 7 days (KJ/Kg)
Air Content of Hydraulic cement Mortar
Auto Clave Expansion of Portland cement

BS EN 196-2/ASTM C114
EN 196-6/ ASTM C204
EN 196-1/ ASTM C109
EN 196-1/ ASTM C989
EN 196-3/ ASTM C191
BS EN 196-3
EN 196-6
ASTM C186
ASTM C185
ASTM C151

Gypsum Tests

Moisture as Free Water at 45°C
Combined Water
Sulfur Trioxide
Chloride
Purity of gypsum and he percentage of CaSO4 · 1⁄2
H2O in plasters, percentage anhydrite, CaSO4, CaO

ASTM C471M Cl 7
ASTM C471M Cl. 8
ASTM C471M Cl. 14
ASTM C471M Cl. 15


ASTM C471M Cl 16

Asphalt & Bitumen Tests

Sampling Bituminous Paving Mixtures
Preparation of Asphalt Mixture Specimens Using Marshall Apparatus
Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Non-Absorptive Compacted Asphalt Mixtures
Marshall Stability and Flow of Bituminous Mixtures
Thickness or Height of Compacted Asphalt Mixture Specimens
Theoretical Maximum specific gravity and density of Bituminous Paving Mixtures
Quantitative extraction of bitumen from bituminous paving mixture
Determination of mineral matter by ashing method
Mechanical Size Analysis of Extracted Aggregate
Density of semi solid bituminous materials (Pyknometer method)
Temperature measurement
Softening Point of Bitumen (Ring-and-Ball App.)
Penetration of Bituminous Materials

ASTM D979
ASTM D6926-16
ASTM D2726/M-19
ASTM D6927 - 15
ASTM D3549 / D3549M - 18
ASTM D2041
ASTM D2172
ASTM D2172-17E1 Cl 13.2
ASTM D5444 - 15
ASTM D70
BS EN 12697-13:2017
ASTM D36
ASTM D5/ D5M

Rebar Tests

Tensile Strength Test for steel
Tensile Strength Test for steel
Bend/Re-bend Test
Tensile strength for Fiber reinforced polymers
Chemical composition : Carbon, Silicon, Manganese, Phosphorous, Sulphur, Nickel, chromium, Molybdenum, Copper, Nitrogen, Vanadium, Carbon Equivalent.

BS EN 10002 Part 1
ASTM A370
BS 4449 Sec. 7.2.5
ISO 10406-1:2008

ASTM A751-14a/ ASTM E415-17 & BS 4449: 2005+A3: 2016

Geotechnical Tests

Description of Soil & Rock
Preparing Rock Core Specimens to Dimensional & Shape Tolerances
Compressive Strength of Rock Core Specimen
Standard Penetration Test (SPT)

BS 5930 Sec. 6
ASTM D4543
ASTM D7012
BS 1377 Part 9 Sec. 3.3

Non-Destructive Tests

Rebound Hammer Test for Concrete
Pile Integrity (Pulse Echo Test)
Pile Integrity (Cross Hole Test)
Pile Dynamic Test
Concrete Cover Determination
Crack Measurement Microscope
Ultrasonic Pulse velocity test: UPV

ASTM C805 / BS EN 12504-2
ASTM D5882
ASTM D6760
ASTM D4945
BS 1881, P204:1988
Microscope Manual
BS EN 12504-4

Water & Environmental Tests

TDS (mg/l)
Turbidity (NTU)
Conductivity
Dissolved Oxygen (mg/l)
pH, Temperature
Total Alkalinity
TSS
Odor & Color
Chloride, (Cl2)
Chlorine, (Cl)
Sulphate mg/l
Calcium mg/l
Magnesium, (Mg) mg/l
Potassium (K) mg/l
Sodium, (Na) mg/l
Iron, (Fe) mg/l
Total Hardness mg/l
Bromate mg/l
Bi Carbonate, HCO3 mg/l
Carbonate mg/l
Fluoride (F-) mg/l
Silica
Hexavalent Chromium, (Cr6+)
Nitrate, (NO3) mg/l
Nitrate, (NO2) mg/l
Nitrogen (N) mg/l
Ammonia, (NH3) mg/l
Free Chlorine (CL)
Total Chlorine, mg/l
Heavy Metals (Pb, Zn, Cd, As, Se, Cu, CN-, Ag) mg/l and (Hg) ug/l and (Cr,Ni, Co, Al, Mn) ppm
Total Coliform Bacteria (MPN/100 ml)
Fecal Coliform Bacteria (MPN/100 ml)
Esherichia Coli (MPN/100 ml)
Total Bacterial Count HPC
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa /100 ml

APHA 2540 C
APHA 2130 B
APHA 2510 B
APHA 4500-O G
APHA 4500-H+B
APHA 2320B
APHA 2540 D
APHA 2150-B
APHA 4500 Cl-B
APHA 4500 Cl-G
APHA 4500 SO42- B
APHA 3120 B
APHA 3120 B
APHA 3120 B
APHA 3120 B
APHA 3120 B
APHA 2340B/C
APHA 4110 B
APHA 2320B
APHA 2320B
APHA 4500 F D
APHA 3120 B
APHA 3500 Cr B
APHA 4500 -NO3-F
HACH 8153
ASTM 8083
APHA 4500 NH3 F
APHA 4500 Cl-G
APHA 4500 Cl-G
APHA 3120 B

 

APHA 9221 B
APHA 9223 B
APHA 9221 F
APHA 9215 D
ISO 16266

Determination of Moisture Content (Oven Drying)
Determination of Liquid Limit (Cone Penetrometer)
Determination of Plastic Limit
Particle Size Distribution (Wet Sieving Method)
Particle Size Distribution (Dry Sieving Method)
Dry Density/Moisture Content Relationship
Determination of California Bearing Ratio (CBR)
Field Density Sand Cone
Sand Replacement method
Point Load Test
Determination of Water Soluble Chloride Content
Determination of Acid Soluble Chloride Content
Determination of Water Soluble Sulphate Content
Determination of Acid Soluble Sulphate Content
Determination of Organic Matter Content
Carbonate
SAR
CEC
Carbon Nitrogen Ratio (C:N Ratio)
Total Nitrogen TKN
Determination of electrical resistivity
Determination Ph Value
TOC: Total Organic Carbon
TON: Total Organic Nitrogen
Dissolved Oxygen
Chemical Composition (NaCl, Cr, Co, Ca, Li, Mg, S, Cd, Pb, As, Se)
Potassium oxide (K2O)
Phosphorus Pentoxide (P2O5)

ASTM D2216 / BS 1377 Part 2: Sec. 3.2
BS 1377 Part 2: Sec. 4.3
BS 1377-2:1990 / ASTM D4318
BS 1377 Part 2: Sec. 9.2
BS 1377 Part 2 : Sec. 9.3 / ASTM D6913
ASTM D1557 BS 1377 Part 4: Sec. 3.5/3.6
ASTM D1883
ASTM D1556
BS 1337-9:1990 Cl 2.1 &2.2
ASTM D1196 / BS 1377 Part 9
BS 1377 Part 3: Sec 7.2
BS 1377 Part 3: Sec 7.3/5.5
BS 1377 Part 3: Sec 5.3/5.5
BS 1377 Part 3: Sec 5.2
BS 1377 Part 3
BS 1377 Part 3 Cl 8
APHA + Calculation
Saturated Soil Paste Method

ASTM D8083
BS 1377-3: 2018 Cl 13
BS 1377-3: 2018 Cl 12
APHA 5310 B
APHA 4500-N
APHA 4500 O-G
APHA 3120 B
Flame Photometer / Protocol: P05-020A
Colorimetric Determination Using Standard Calibration Plot