Testing Facility

 

 

 

 

Testing Facility

 

 

Testing Facility

List of Equipment with tests conducted and rate structure presently operational at
Road Research & Material Testing Laboratory Srinagar/Jammu,
Under Design Inspection & Quality Control Department (DIQCD)
Jammu & Kashmir Government

S.No

Brief Test Discription

Equipment/ Instruments
Involved in Test

RATES to be
Specified on Respective Bills

Remarks
SOIL/ROAD SUBGRADE/GEOTECHNICAL MATERIAL TESTING
1

Proctors Compaction Test (Light & Heavy Compaction)

Universal Automatic Compactor.

Compaction moulds, with light & heavy hammers.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

Electric Oven.

---- Geotechnical Problems
2

Direct Shear/Residual Shear Test

Small

Large

Small Direct Shear/Residual Shear Apparatus, with accessories.

Large Direct Shear/Residual Shear Apparatus, with accessories.

Field core cutters.

Hydraulic Sample Ejector.

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Geotechnical Problems
3

Unconfined Compressive Strength

SPT Liners/Small Liners.

Hydraulic Sample Ejector.

50 kN loading frame, with load proving ring and displacement gauges.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

Electric Oven.

---- Geotechnical Problems
4

Tri-axial Shear Test

Quick Test

Unconsolidated Undrained-UU

Consolidated Undrained-CU

Consolidated Drained-CD

Consolidated Drained-CD, with PPM

Undisturbed Sample Liners/Tubes/SPT Liners.

Hydraulic Sample Ejector.

50 kN loading frame, with load proving ring/load-cell and displacement gauges/LVDT, Pore pressure measurement device, cell pressure application device, water de-aeration device, water distillation unit.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

Electric Oven

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Geotechnical Problems
5

Consistency Limits (Liquid Limit & Plastic Limit)

Atterberg’s limit apparatus (Casagrande).

Weights & Measurement equipment.

Electric Oven.

---- Geotechnical Problems
6

Shrinkage Limit Test

Shrinkage limit apparatus, mercury.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

--- Geotechnical Problems
7

Specific Gravity of Soil

Specific gravity bottles.

Distillation Unit.

Desiccators.

Vacuum pump.

Hot plate.

IS Sieve.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

--- Geotechnical Problems
8

Permeability (Laboratory)

Constant Head & Falling Head Permeability Apparatus, with permeameter.

Vacuum pump.

Compaction Apparatus.

High Pressure Permeability Apparatus.

---- Geotechnical Problems
9

Permeability fields (Open method)

Lysimeter and water measurement system.

Water tank

Weights & Measurement equipment.

---- Geotechnical Problems
10

Permeability (Open section)

Lysimeter and water measurement system.

Water tank.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

---- Geotechnical Problems
11

CBR/ (Un-soaked) 

CBR Moulds

Universal Automatic Compactor.

Compaction hammers.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

Soakage tank.

Loading frame 50kN capacity with accessories like load proving ring, displacement gauges etc

--- Geotechnical Problems
12

CBR/ (Soaked)

CBR Moulds

Universal Automatic Compactor.

Compaction hammers.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

Loading frame 50kN capacity with accessories like load proving ring, displacement gauges etc.

---- Geotechnical Problems
13

CBR/ field.

Field CBR apparatus with reaction loading unit, reference bars, displacement gauges, proving ring, surcharge weights etc.

---- Geotechnical Problems
14

Plate Load test on soils for Bearing Capacity

Bearing plates of variable sizes.

Remote pressure pumping unit.

Reaction loading Jack (50kN, 500kN, 2000kN capacity).

Displacement gauges, Calibrated proving ring 1000kN capacity.

----- Geotechnical Problems
15

Load test of Structures

Multiple Equipment & Measurement System

----- Geotechnical Problems
16

S.P.T/meter  (Standard Penetration test)

Derrick Tripod, with hammer, A-Rods, Attachment Rods etc.

SPT Split Spoon Samplers, with liners and accessories.

---- Geotechnical Problems
17

Auger boring up to 20-ft (6m) depth & addition per ft. depth.

---- Geotechnical Problems
18

Consolidation test 

3-Cell Consolidation Test. Apparatus, with variable cells sizes.

Field Core Cutter/UDS Liners/Tubes.

Hydraulic sample ejector.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

---- Geotechnical Problems
19

Free Swell test

Free swell measuring graduated cylinders and glassware etc.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

--- Geotechnical Problems
20

Swell Pressure test

Swell Pressure measurement loading frame.

Swell pressure compaction mould.

Proving ring and displacement gauges etc.

Compaction hammer.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

---- Geotechnical Problems
21

Grain size

IS Sieves of GI & Brass material.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

Electric Oven

---- Geotechnical Problems
22

Slit factor

---- Geotechnical Problems
23

Un-disturbed sampling (UD tube sampling)

Field Core Cutter/UDS Liners/Tubes.

Hydraulic sample ejector..

--- Geotechnical Problems
24

K-value load test for Sub-Grade Reaction Modulus

Bearing plates of variable sizes.

Remote pressure pumping unit.

Reaction loading Jack (50kN, 500kN, 2000kN capacity).

Displacement gauges, Calibrated proving ring 1000kN capacity.

----- Geotechnical Problems
25

In-situ density by core cutter method 

Field Core Cutter.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

Electric Oven.

--- Geotechnical Problems
26

In-situ density by using sand replacement

Sand Replacement apparatus.

Standard Sand of Grade-I, II & III.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

Electric Oven.

---- Geotechnical Problems
27

Field Soil Moisture and Density (In- situ density)

Nuclear density gauge.

Proctor Penetrometer.

Rapid Moisture Meter using calcium carbide method.

---- Geotechnical Problems
28

Bearing capacity evaluation for  building and bridges

Analysis Part of Reporting Only

---- Geotechnical Problems
WATER/SOIL WATER/GROUND WATER
29

PH value Determination. 

Soil and Water analysis Kit.
Weights & Measurement equipment.

--- General Construction PHE/ Geo- Technical Problems
30

Total soluble salt and Organic matter determination.

Multiple Equipment & Measurement System

---- General Construction / PHE/ Geotechnical Problems
31

Total Dissolved Solids

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32

Turbidity

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33

Temperature

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34

Conductivity

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35

Industrial use.

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36

Drinking purpose.

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37

Construction purpose

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38

Sewage sample.

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CONCRETE TESTING
39

Design of Mix

Automated Compression Testing Machine (2000kN Capacity).

Conventional Compression Testing Machine (2000kN Capacity).

All material characterization tests for Cement, Sand, and Aggregates etc.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

Electric Oven.

Customized digitally controlled Curing Tank, with accelerated curing/cooling option.

----- Concrete and Construction Material Testing Related Problems
40

Cube testing when delivered in the lboratory.

Automated Compression Testing Machine (2000kN Capacity).

Conventional Compression Testing Machine (2000kN Capacity).

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41

Cube test at site

Up to 3 cubes

Additional 

Multiple Equipment & Measurement System

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42

Mix proportion determination (Hardened Concrete).

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43

Cement testing for quality (Physical tests)

Conventional Compression Testing Machine (500kN Capacity).

Vicat’s Apparatus for consistency, initial setting time, final setting time tests.

Soundness test apparatus.

Water Bath,

IS Sieves.

Standard Sand of Grade-I, II & III.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

Electric Oven

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44

Testing of aggregate for fineness Sieve analysis, Fineness Modules, Uniformity Co-efficient.

IS Sieves of GI & Brass material.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

Electric Oven

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45

Bulk Density

Cylindrical Measures, with tamping rods.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

---- Concrete and Construction Material Testing Related Problems
46

Soundness test (Aggregates)

Multiple Equipment & Measurement System

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47

Aggregate Impact value.  

Impact testing machine.

IS Sieves of GI & Brass material.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

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48

Aggregate Crushing value.

Conventional Compression Testing Machine (2000kN Capacity)

Crushing Value Mould with Plunger.

IS Sieves of GI & Brass material.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

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49

Abrasion test.

Loss Angles Abrasion Machine.

IS Sieves of GI & Brass material.

Weights & Measurement equipment

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50

Specific gravity.

Specific gravity bottles.

Distillation Unit.

Desiccators.

Vacuum pump.

Hot plate.

IS Sieves.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

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51

Water absorption.

EI Trays/Glassware.

Desiccators.

Electric Oven/Hot plate.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

--- Concrete and Construction Material Testing Related Problems
52

Relative density.

Multiple Equipment & Measurement System

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53

Organic matter determination.

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54

Sediment analysis/Hydrometer analysis.  

IS Sieves

Hydrometer and related glassware.

Distillation Unit.

Stirrer.

Chemicals.

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55

Clay Content/Silt Content.

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56

Testing of Bricks including compressive strength, water absorption & efflorescence  etc.

Conventional Compression Testing Machine (2000kN Capacity).

EI Trays.

Electric Oven/Hot plate.

 Weights & Measurement equipment.

Customized digitally controlled Curing Tank, with accelerated curing/cooling option.

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57

Testing of tiles for compressive strength & tensile strength, water absorption.

Tile Testing Machine for Flexural Test.

Conventional Compression Testing Machine (2000kN Capacity).

EI Trays.

Electric Oven/Hot plate.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

Customized digitally controlled Curing Tank, with accelerated curing/cooling option.

---- Concrete and Construction Material Testing Related Problems
58

Flakiness / Elongation test.

IS Sieves.

Shape Test Gauges.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

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59

Checking of Slump only.

Slump Test Apparatus.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

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60

Inplace/In-situ and Laboratory Core Drilling Machine

BOSCH Electric Diamond Core Drilling Machine.

Diamond Core Drill Bits of assorted sizes.

Related Electric Power Equipment like driller, angle grinder, blower, power cut-off, hammer drill etc.

Kerosene Electricity Generator

Laboratory Electric Diamond Core Drilling Machine.

Diamond Core Drill Bits of assorted sizes.

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61

Concrete Permeability Apparatus

Three Line High Pressure Concrete Permeability Apparatus.

Permeability Moulds of assorted sizes and shapes.

Air Pressure Compressor

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62

Concrete Non Destructive Testing Machines

Rebound Hammer.

PUNDIT + Ultrasonic Pulse Wave Velocity Measurement Device with Software.


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BITUMEN/BITUMINOUS/ASPHALT MIXES
63

Bitumen content.

Solvent extraction method

Nuclear Method for multiple samples (>15) at lab.

Nuclear Method for multiple samples(>50) at site/HMP location

Nuclear Asphalt Content Gauge for Plant Measurements.

Conventional Manual & Motorized/Electric Bitumen Extractor.

Solvent (Consumable).

IS Sieves.

Electric Oven/Hot plate

Weights & Measurement equipment.

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Road Material Testing Problems
64

Bituminous depth (Thickness test).

Nuclear Density Gauge.

Nuclear Asphalt Content Gauge.

Conventional Manual density determination using Sand Replacement & Core Cutter Method.

Electric Oven/Hot plate.

Weights & Measurement equipment

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65

Density of Bituminous Paving Courses.

66

Design of bituminous mixe

Automatic Asphalt Mixer.

Automatic Asphalt Compactor.

Hydraulic Sample Ejector (Small).

Digitally Controlled Water Bath.

Marshalls Stability Apparatus, with Loading Frame, proving ring, displacement gauges, breaking head.

Bitumen Extractor.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

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67

Benkleman Beam deflection test for roads. 

Multiple Equipment & Measurement System

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68

Stripping value

Automatic Asphalt Mixer.

Distillation Unit.

Glassware.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

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69

Penetration /Grade of bitumen

Universal Penetrometer.

Electric Hot Plate.

Digitally Controlled Water Bath.

--- Road Material Testing Problems
70

Ductility

Digitally Controlled Ductility Machine, with water bath, cooler and strain measurement system.

Electric Hot Plate.

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71

Softening point

Digitally Controlled Softening Point Apparatus, with glassware.

Electric Hot Plate.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

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72

Flash and Fire point

Pensky Martin Apparatus for Flash & Fire Point.

Electric Hot Plate.

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73

Specific Gravity

Specific gravity bottles.

Distillation Unit.

Desiccators.

Vacuum pump.

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STEEL TESTING
74

Tensile strength sample of three.

Multiple Equipment & Measurement System

---- Construction Material Testing Problems
75

Elongation (sample of three).

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76

Bending (sample of three.)

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77

Hardness (sample of three)

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78

Breaking load of nuts and bolts

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79

Diameter and weight co-efficient (Sample of three)

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TIMBER TESTING
80

Timber per sample

Conventional Compression Testing Machine (500kN Capacity).

Displacement gauges.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

Electric Oven.

--- Construction Material Testing Problems
ROCK TESTING
81

Uni-axial compression on delivered core samples, cut to standard size

Conventional Compression Testing Machine (500kN Capacity).

Weights & Measurement equipment.

Electric Oven.

---- Geotechnical & Rock Engineering Problems
82

Uni-axial compression on laboratory extracted core samples.

Laboratory Electric Diamond Core Drilling Machine.

Conventional Compression Testing Machine (500kN Capacity).

Weights & Measurement equipment.

Diamond Core Drill Bits of assorted sizes.

Capping Equipment.

Power Electric Equipment

---- Geotechnical & Rock Engineering Problems
83

Point load test

Point Load Test Apparatus of 2.5kN & 25kN Capacity.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

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84

Water absorption

EI Trays/Glassware.

Desiccators.

Electric Oven/Hot plate.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

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85

Bulk/Dry density

EI Trays/Glassware.

Desiccators.

Electric Oven/Hot plate.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

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86

RQD/meter run

MANUAL ANALYSIS, with linear measurements.

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87

Specific Gravity

Specific gravity bottles.

Distillation Unit.

Desiccators.

Vacuum pump.

Hot plate.

IS Sieves.

Weights & Measurement equipment.

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88

Porosity

Distillation Unit.

Desiccators.

Vacuum pump.

Hot plate.

IS Sieves.

Buoyancy Balance.

 Weights & Measurement equipment.

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MISCELLANEOUS
89

Location & Field / Internal Communication

GARMIN-72 GPS Device.

Two-Way Hand Held Wireless

  General
90

Weights and Measurements

Laboratory Precision Balances.

Platform Balances.

Glassware.

Scales/Vernier Calipers etc.

Precision Digital Thermometers.

  General

NOTE :- In case of Private/Co-operative/ Corporation/Govt-Undertakings the rates charged would be 10% extra to the rates indicated above.Conveyance and carriage of equipment from the laboratory to site (To and fro and the labor required in the fields is to be borne by the indenting agency)