FIVE ELEMENTS LABORATORY


Our professional  laboratory is capable of a wide variety of testing to service the construction materials sector.  We can also develop laboratory testing procedures for our customer's laboratories in situations where customers wish to use their local laboratory.

 

AS1289.6.1.1:2014

Methods for testing soils for engineering purposes: Determination of CBR

CBR testing machine and completed cylinders at our laboratory.

 

 

AS1289.3.6.3:2003

Method of testing soils for engineering purposes: Determination of particle size distribution of a soil

A crushed rock gravel after sieving for the particle size distribution test.

Particle size distribution sieving machine.

TP205 DPTI

Vertical saturation of soils test (96 hour)

TP205 of the South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (Vertical Saturation Test).

Testing various treatments and controls for a period of 96 hours with vertical saturation of 2 l/h.

TP205 - The treated  specimen on the left showed no damage or deformation after 96 hours of vertical saturation.  The treatment was also effective in controlling swell of the soil.

 

AS1012 Method 9

Methods of testing concrete: Compressive strength tests

2000kN digital compression testing machine for testing of cured concrete specimens

 

 

AS1012 Method 2

Methods of testing concrete: Preparation of concrete mixes in the laboratory

Our laboratory concrete mixer is used for making trial batches of concrete for the purpose of testing concrete mix designs.

 

 

AS1012 Method 4.1

Methods of testing concrete: Determination of air content of freshly mixed concrete

Our pressure type air meter is used to determine the air content of freshly mixed concrete using the principals of Boyle's Law.

 

 

AS 1012 Method 13

Methods of testing concrete: Determination of the drying shrinkage of concrete

Mold and measuring apparatus for determination of the drying shrinkage of concrete mixes.

 

 

AS1012 Method 18

Determination of the setting time of fresh concrete, mortar and grout by penetration resistance

Vicat apparatus for conducting penetration tests to measure the setting time of concrete.

 

 

AS1012 Method 3.1

Determination of properties related to the consistency of concrete - Slump test

Slump testing cone and tamping rod.

 

 

AS1012 Method 5 & 6

Determination of mass per unit volume of freshly mixed concrete & determination of bleeding

Equipment for measurement of the density and bleed water of freshly mixed concrete.

 

 

ASTM C805

Standard test method for rebound number of hardened concrete

Schmidt rebound hammer is a non-destructive tool used for measuring the rebound number of concrete.

 

 

ASTM 6910

Standard test method for Marsh funnel viscosity

The Marsh funnel is used to measure the viscosity of fluids and is useful for measuring the concentration of additives in water and determining that blending of additives has been consistent. 

The Marsh viscometer has a 1.6mm aperture inlet screen