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Field Density
Sand Pouring Cylinder
IS 2720 (PART XXVIII) 1966
This apparatus is used for the in place determination of the dry density of compact, line and medium grained soils and for layers not exceeding 500mm 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 100mm and 150mm height.
Accessories: Metal tray, 300mm square and 40mm deep with hole.
Note: Sand pouring cylinder Medium (150mm) and Large (200mm) as per IS 2720 (P-XXVIII) also available.
Sand Pouring Cylinder
BS 1377-9
Same as but this apparatus is as per the BS standard for 100 mm, 150 mm, 200 mm dia cylinders.
Sand Density Cone Apparatus
ASTM D 1556- AASHTO T 191
Used to determine the in-situ density of fine grained compacted soil. The test consist in digging a hole into the ground and then collect, dry and weight the sampled soil. The hole is then filled with dry sand from the cone container. The apparatus consist of a double metal cone, one plastic 5 lts jar & a metal tray with centre hole. Size of the cone is 6½" (165.1mm)
Note: On request 12" (305 mm) Sand Density Cone Apparatus is also supplied at an extra cost.
Core Cutter
IS 2720 (PART XXIX) 1966 & BS 1377-9
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 dolly and rammer. From the weight, density and the moisture, and dry density of the soil is ready calculated .

It consists one each of: cylindrical core cutter mode of steel, 127.3mm. Long and 100mm internal diameter. Steel dolly, 25mm 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:
  •  Cylindrical core cutter 100mm i.d. x 175mm long
  •  Dolly
  •  Test form pad of 50.
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