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Testing Facilities Available With us

HIGHWAY & BUILDING MATERIALS

LIST OF TESTING FACILITY AVAILABLE FOR HIGHWAYS/ BUILDING MATERIALS

 

Brief Description / Test

IS Code

1 Embankment/Structure back fill /RE soil  
  a) Sp. Gr. Fine, Medium & Coarse grained Soil IS 2720 (Part 3/Sec2)
  b) Sp. Gr. Fine, grained Soil IS 2720 (Part 3/Sec1)
  c) Sp. Gr.  of  Soil Specimen and Water Content of Soil. IS 2720 (Part 2)
  d) Grain Size Analysis (Wet Sieving) IS 2720 (Part 4)
  e) Atterberg limit (LL, PL, & PI) IS 2720 (Part 5)
  f) Shrinkage Factors SI, SL IS 2720 (Part 6)
  g) OMC, MDD using Heavy Proctor IS 2720 (Part 8)
  h) Dry density – moisture content relation by constant weight of soil method IS 2720 (Part 9)
  i) In-Site density by sand replacement method. IS 2720 (Part 28)
  j) Consolidation properties IS 2720 (Part 15)
  k) Lab CBR soaked and un soaked. IS 2720 (Part 16)
  l) Field moisture equipment IS 2720 (Part 18)
  m) Direct Shear Test IS 2720 (Part 13)
  n) Organic matter IS 2720 (Part 22)
  o) Free swell index of soil IS 2720 (Part 40)
  p) Soluble Sulphate in soil BS : 1377 (Test 10/9)
2 Sub grade  
  a) Sp. Gr. Fine, Medium & coarse grained Soil IS: 2720  (Part 3/Sec2)
  b) Alterberg Limit LL, PL & PI IS 2720 (Part 5)
  c) Total Soluble Solids IS 2720 (Part 21)
  d) Organic Matter IS 2720 (Part 22)
  e) Calcium Carbonate IS 2720 (Part 23)
  f) Cation exchange capacity IS 2720 (Part 24)
  g) Silica sesquioxide ratio. IS 2720 (Part 25)
  h) PH Value. IS 2720 (Part 26)
  I) Total Soluble sulphate IS 2720 (Part 27)
  j) Sand equivalent Values of Soil IS 2720 (Part 37)
  k) Free Swell index of soils IS 2720 (Part 40)
  l) Permeability IS 2720 (Part 17)
  m) OMC, MDD using heavy proctor IS 2720 (Part 8)
  n) CBR (soaked and unsoaked) IS 2720 (Part 16)
  o) Insitu density test by sand replacement method IS 2720 (Part 28)

 

 

 

Granular/ Sub-Base & WMM


S.No

Brief Description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS CODE

 

1.

Sieve analysis IS 2386( part 1)

2.

Atterberg limits i.e. LL, PL & PI IS 2720 (Part 5)

3.

OMC & MDD using heavy proctor. IS 2720 (Part 8)

4.

CBR (socked and un-soaked) IS 2720 (Part 16)

5.

LAA IS 2386( Part 4)

6.

ACV/AIV IS 2386 (Part 4)

7.

Soundness Loss test IS 2386 (Part 50

8.

Flakiness/Elongation test IS 2386(Part 1)

9.

Water absorption IS 2386 (Part 3)

10.

10% fine value BS: 812 (Part 111)

11.

Moisture content of loose material BS: 812 (Part 2)

12.

Insitu density by Sand Replacement Method IS 2720 (Part 28 )

13.

Material finer than 75 micron IS:2386 (Part 1)

14.

Determination of specific Gravity IS: 2386 (Part 3)

15.

Determination of Organic impurities IS: 2386 (Part 2)

16.

Grading  

 

GSB (D/L) Table 400-2 of MORT&H

 

GSB (U/L) Table 400-1 of MORT&H

 

WMM Table 400-11 of MORT&H

17.

Physical requirements of coarse aggregate for WMM Table 400-10 of MORT&H

 Coarse and Fine Aggregates:(For Concrete)


S.No

Brief Description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS CODE

 

1.

Particle size and shape IS:2386-1963 (Part 1)

2.

Estimation of deleterious materials and organic impurities IS:2386-1963 (Part 2)

3.

Specific gravity, density, voids, absorption and bulking IS:2386-1963 (Part 3)

4.

Mechanical properties IS:2386-1963 (Part 4)

5.

Soundness IS:2386-1963 (Part 5)

6.

Measuring mortar making properties of fine aggregates IS:2386-1963 (Part 6)

7.

Alkali aggregate reactivity IS:2386-1963 (Part 7)

8.

Petrographic examination IS:2386-1963 (Part 8)

9.

Coarse and fine aggregates from material sources for concrete (second revision) IS:383-1970

10.

Gradation  

 

Coarse Table 1000-1 of MORT&H

 

Fine Table 1000-2 of MORT&H

11.

Concrete mix design IS:10262-1982 / SP23:1982

12.

Code of practice for PCC & RCC IS:456-2000 of BIS

DBM/BC


S.No

Brief Description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS CODE

 

1.

Particle size and shape IS:2386-1963 (Part 1)

2.

Estimation of deleterious materials and organic impurities IS:2386-1963 (Part 2)

3.

Specific gravity, density, voids, absorption and bulking IS:2386-1963 (Part 3)

4.

Mechanical properties (LAA/AIV) IS:2386-1963 (Part 4)

5.

Soundness IS:2386-1963 (Part 5)

6.

Sand equivalent of fine aggregates IS:2720 (Part 37)

7.

Determination of stripping value of aggregates IS:6241-1971

8.

Water sensitivity AASHTO T283

9.

Gradation  

 

DBM Table 500-10 of MORT&H

 

BC Table 500-18 of MORT&H

10.

Physical requirements for coarse aggregate  

 

DBM Table 500-8 of MORT&H

 

BC Table 500-17 of MORT&H

11.

Sp. Gravity of coarse aggregate AASHTO T85

12.

Sp. Gravity of fine aggregate AASHTO T84

13.

Sp. Gravity of filler AASHTO T100

14.

Stone polishing value of aggregate BS:812 Part 114

 

 Water

Brief description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS Code

 

Suitability  of water for General Engineering practice. IS: 456
PH value, acidity, alkanets, organic solid should sulphates etc. IS: 3025

 

Bitumen / Bituminous mixes

S. No.

Brief description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS Code

 

1

Sp. Gravity at 27ºC IS 1202:1978, AASHTO T100

2

Water percent by mass IS 1211:1978

3

Flash point, closed and open temp, ºC IS 1448(P:691:1969)

4

Softening point ºC IS 1205:1978

5

Penetration at 25ºC, 100g, 5sec, 1/10 min IS 1203:1978

6

Penetration ratio at 4ºC & 25ºC -

7

Ductility test at 27ºC, cm IS 1208:1978

8

Paraffin wax content, % by mass IS 10512:1983

9

Frass breaking point, ºC, min IS 9381:1979

10

Loss on heating, thin film over test IS 1212:1978

11

Retained penetration at 25ºC IS 9382:1979

12

Matter soluble in trichloroethylene IS 1216:1978

13

Viscosity at  

 

a) 60ºC poises IS 1206 (Part 2):1978

 

b) 135ºC; cost min IS 1206 (Part 3):1978

14

Maximum specific gravity of loose paving mixture ASTM 2041

15

Resistance to plastic flow of bituminous mixtures using Marshall apparatus D-1559 of ASTM

16

Resistance to plastic flow of bituminous mixtures using Marshall apparatus D-5581 of ASTM

17

Bulk specific gravity of compressed bitumen mixtures using ISD specimen ASTM D-2726 or D-1188 or AASHTO T-166=00

18

Bituminous mix design MS-2 of Asphalt Institute

19

Bitumen Emulsion IS 8887

 

Cement

S.No.

Brief description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS CODE

 

1 a) Cement OPC grade 33,43, 53 (Preferably 43 grade) IS: 269, IS:8112, IS:12269
b) Determination of Fineness by dry sieving IS:4031 – (Part 1)
c) Determination of   Fineness BAP method. IS:4031 – (Part 2)
d) Soundness – Le – Chatelier IS: 4031 – (Part 3)
e) Determination of Consistency. IS:4031 – (Part 4)
f) Initial & Final setting time. IS:4031 -  (Part 5)
g) Soundness Auto Clave method IS:4031 – (Part 3)
i) Compressive strength 3,7 & 28 days IS:4031 – (Part 6)
j) Determination of density IS:4031 – (Part 11)
k) Chemical Analysis of Cement IS:4032

 

Steel

S.N

Brief description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS Codes

 

1 Steel (Rebar’s)  
  a) Nominal mass & Cross Section; Tensile Strength and % elongation IS:1786,IS:1608
  b) Bent Test / re-bend Test IS:1599/1786
  c) Chemical Analysis IS:228
  d) Pull out test IS:2770(part 1)
2 Steel for Post/Pre tensioning  
  a) Cold rolled Cold Annealed Sheathing IS:513
  b) Nominal & Cross Section, tensile strength and elongations. IS:1786 (Part I & II)
  c) Structural Steel IS: 2062-1999
  d) Welding IS: 816-1969 & IS: 1323-1982
  e) Rivets IS: 1148-1982, IS: 1923-1961 & IS: 800-1984
  f) Bolts And Nuts IS: 1363-1967 & 1367-1967
  g) HTS wire strands IS: 6006

 

Bricks

S.No

Brief description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS CODE

 

1.

Bricks Dimension IS:1077
Determination of Efflorescence IS:3495(Part 3)
Determination of Absorption IS:3495(Part 2)
Determination of Comp. Strength IS:3495(Part 1)
Determination of Warpage. IS:3495(Part 4)

 

Admixtures

S.No

Brief description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS CODE

 

1.

a. Chloride content IS : 6925
b. Uniformity test IS : 9103
   i)  Dry material content  IS : 9103
   ii)  Ash content IS : 9103
  iii)  Relative density IS : 9103

Cement Concrete

.

S. No

Brief description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS CODE

In

1

a. Design mix of various grade of concrete SP : 23 , 1982 / IS : 10262, 1982
b. Consistency of concrete (slump) IS : 516 / IS : 1199
c. Cube compressive strength. IS : 516 / IS : 1199

RE Wall Accessories

S.No.

Brief description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS Code

 

1

Steel Lugs BSEN: 10025:1993 / ISO: 1459:1973 / ISO: 1460: 1992 / ISO: 1461: 1973 / BS: 729: 1971 and Reinforced Earth Specifications.

2

Lifting Anchors Reinforced Earth Specifications.

3

EPDM Rubber Pads Reinforced Earth Specifications.

4

Carbon Steel Reinforcing Strips (Hot Dip Galvanized) BSEN: 10025:1993 / ISO: 1459:1973 / ISO: 1460: 1992 / ISO: 1461: 1973 / BS: 729: 1971 and Reinforced Earth Specifications.

5

Nut & Bolts  BS: 3692: 2001 / BS: 729: 2001 &Reinforced Earth Specifications.

6

Foam Reinforced Earth Specifications

7

Geo – textile Reinforced Earth Specifications

Back Fill Materials

 

S.No.

Brief description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS Code

 

1

 

a. Angle of internal friction  IS: 13326, Part-I / Technical Specification of Reinforced Earth
b. Gradation IS: 383, 1970 / Technical Specification of Reinforced Earth
c. Proctor Density IS: 2720, Part-VIII / Technical Specification of Reinforced Earth
d. Resistivity Test Technical Specification of Reinforced Earth
e. Field Compaction Test IS: 2720, Part-29 / Technical Specification of Reinforced Earth

 

Bentonite

S.No.

Brief description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS Code

 

1

 

a. Density    To be confirmed
b. PH value  IS: 3025
c. Silt content  IS: 2720 (Part IV)
d. Liquid limit  IS: 2720 (Part V)

 

e. Mass con viscosity    To be confirmed

 

Retro Reflective Road Marking Paint

S.No.

Brief description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS Code

 

1. Thermoplastic Material  
a) Luminance AASHTO M 249
b) Drying Time AASHTO M 250
c) Skid Resistance BS: 6044
d) Yellowness index AASHTO M 249
e) Cracking resistance at low temperature MORT&H
f) Softening Point ASTM D 36

 

g) Flow resistance AASHTO M 249

2.

Reflection of Glass Beads  
a) Gradation BS: 6088
b) Round ness BS: 3262 (Part I)
c) Refractive index MORT&H
d) Free Flow MORT&H

9

Thickness MORT&H

 

Curing Compound

S.No.

Brief description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS Code

 

1

Drying Time ASTM C 150 / ASTM C 156 /  ASTM C 309 / BS: 7542

2

Water Retention MORT&H

3

Specific Gravity (At 28ºC)

-

4

Water Loss ASTM C 150 / ASTM C 156 /  ASTM C 309 / BS 7542

5

Aspect

-

 Mastic Asphalt

 


S.No

Brief Description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS CODE

 

1.

Particle size and shape IS:2386-1963 (Part 1)

2.

Estimation of deleterious materials and organic impurities IS:2386-1963 (Part 2)

3.

Specific gravity, density, voids, absorption and bulking IS:2386-1963 (Part 3)

4.

Mechanical properties (LAA/AIV) IS:2386-1963 (Part 4)

5.

Soundness IS:2386-1963 (Part 5)

6.

Sand equivalent of fine aggregates IS:2720 (Part 37)

7.

Determination of stripping value of aggregates IS:6241-1971

8.

Water sensitivity AASHTO T283

9.

Gradation  
a.  Coarse Aggregate Table 500-30 of MORT&H
b.  Fine Aggregate Table 500-31 of MORT&H

10.

Physical requirements for coarse aggregate Table 500-3 of MORT&H

11.

Sp. Gravity of coarse aggregate AASHTO T85

12.

Sp. Gravity of fine aggregate AASHTO T84

13.

Sp. Gravity of filler AASHTO T100

14.

Penetration at 25ºC, 100g, 5sec, 1/10 min IS 1203:1978

15.

Softening point ºC IS 1205:1978

16.

Loss on heating for 5 hrs. at 163o C IS 1212:1978

17.

Solubility in trichloroethylene IS 1216:1978

18.

Ash (Mineral Matter) IS 1217:1978

Crash Barrier Accessories

 

S.N

Brief description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS Codes

 

1 G.I. Pipes  
a) Dimension’s IS: 1239(part 1), 1990
b) Tensile Strength, % elongation and Bend Test IS: 1239(part 1 & part 2), 1990 & IS: 1608, 1995
c) Galvanisation Test IS: 1239(part 1), 1990
2 M.S. Plate & M 16 U Bolt  
a) Tensile Strength, % elongation and Bend Test IS: 2062, 1999 & IS: 1608, 1995
c) Chemical Analysis IS: 2062, 1999 & IS: 1608, 1995

 Pole sulphide Sealant and other material for filler type expansion joints


S.No

Brief Description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS CODE

 

1.

Steel Plate Sliding Expansion Joints Section 1900 of MORT&H

2.

Filler Joints Section 2605 of MORT&H / IS: 1838

3.

Elastomeric Slab Seal Expansion Joint   
a) Steel Inserts IS: 226
b) Elastomer IRC: 83(part II)

4.

Strip Seal Expansion Joint  
a) Steel (Edge Beam) Steel Grade Rst 37-2 of German Standard
b) Chloroprene IRC: 83(part II) / Table 2600-1 of MORT&H
c) Anchorage Steel IS: 2062, 1999
d) AnchorageLoop IS: 2062, 1999

 Retro Reflective Traffic Sign

S.No.

Brief description of Test

IRC/IS/AASHTO/BS Code

 

1. Traffic Sign Post  
a) Reinforcing steel IS: 1786, 1985
b) Bolts, Nuts & Washers IS: 1364 & IS: 1367
c) Plates & Support Sections IS: 226 & IS: 2062
d) Aluminium Sheets IS: 736, Gr. 24345 / Section 1900 of MORT&H
2. Traffic Retro-Reflective Sign Sheeting  
a) High Intensity grade Sheeting ASTM E: 810 / Table 801 of MORT&H
b) Engineering grade Sheeting ASTM E: 810 / Table 802 of MORT&H
c) Colour IS: 5 / Section 800 of MORT&H

Pile Load Test of Bored Piles