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Aggregates

INTRODUCTION Contents
Mineral aggregates are used in all 47 New EN standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Riffle boxes (sample splitters) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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fields of the construction industry to Sieving method. Test sieves, nominal size of apertures . . . . 188
produce bituminous mixtures, concre- Determination of particle shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Flakiness and elongation index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
te, mortars to be used in structures, fill Shape index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
materials, railway ballast, etc. For this Assessment of fines. Sand equivalent test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
reason we have given particular atten- Assessment of fines. Methylene blue test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Determination of clay, silt, and dust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
tion to all testing methods. The new Determination of the efflux index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
EN standards have grouped all tests on
aggregates in five main subjects:
- Tests for general properties of 48 Resistance to fragmentation (Los Angeles) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Crushing resistance of lightweight aggregate . . . . . . . . . . .
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aggregates
Abrasion resistance of natural stones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
- Tests for geometrical properties of Resistance to wear (Micro-Deval) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
aggregates Aggregate crushing value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Deval apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
- Tests for mechanical and physical Scratch hardness ASTM method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
properties of aggregates Aggregate impact value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
- Tests for thermal and weathering Determination of the voids of dry compacted filler . . . . . . . 194
Aggregate density by water displacement. BS method . . . . 195
properties of aggregates Determination of loose bulk density and voids . . . . . . . . . . . 195
- Tests for chemical properties of Determination of the particle density . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Determination of particle density and water absorption . . 196
aggregate. Determination of Abrasion Value (AAV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
In the majority of cases the new EN Surface moisture of fine aggregate. ASTM method . . . . . . . 197
Standards correspond to some exi- Moisture measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Determination of the Polished Stone Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
sting National Standards and, apart Skid resistance and friction tester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
from a few exceptions there is almost Determination of resistance to freezing and thawing -
Climatic Chambers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
no difference in the specifications of Magnesium sulphate test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
test apparatus. Determination of drying shrinkage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Determination of resistance to thermal shock . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Chloride content BS 812 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Organic impurities in fine aggregates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Carbonate content of aggregates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Potential reactivity of aggregates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Sample reduction. Laboratory crushers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204

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47 New EN European Standards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AGGREGATES

and relation with the existing National Specifications

B y the time this catalogue has been printed a number of new European Standards concerning aggregates will have been published and
the correspondent National Standards are automatically superseded.
The new EN Standards for aggregates have been grouped in five main subjects:
Standards
- Tests for general properties of aggregates from EN 932-1 to EN 932-6
- Tests for geometrical properties of aggregates from EN 933-1 to EN 933-10
- Tests for mechanical and physical properties of aggregates from EN 1097-1 to EN 1097-10
- Tests for thermal and weathering properties of aggregates from EN 1367-1 to EN 1367-5
- Tests for chemical properties of aggregates from EN 1744-1 to EN 1744-3

In the majority of cases the new EN Standards correspond to some existing National Standards and, apart from a few exceptions there is
almost no difference in the specifications of test apparatus.
In order to allow clients the choice to update, if necessary, their laboratory equipment, we list below all the new EN Standards with cor-
responding National Standard.
Considering that in many countries outside Europe the National Standards such as BS and NF will still be adopted, we continue to supply
the relative apparatus.

EN Correspondent or comparable Title


National Standards

EN 932-1 BS 812, 1377, 1924 Tests for general properties of aggregates.
ISO 4847-78 Methods for sampling
UNI 8520-3
CNR No. 93
ASTM C702
NF P18-551, 552, 553
UNE 83 109
EN 932-2 BS 812, 1377, 1924 Tests for general properties of aggregates.
ISO 4847-78 Methods for reducing laboratory samples
UNI 8520-3, CNR No. 93
ASTM C702
NF P18-551, 552, 553
UNE 83 109
EN 932-5 BS 812 Tests for general properties of aggregates.
Common equipment and calibration
EN 932-6 NF ISO 5725 Tests for general properties of aggregates.
Definitions of repeatability and reproducibility
EN 933-1 UNI 8520-5* Tests for geometrical properties of aggregates.
BS 812 Determination of particle size distribution.
ASTM C136 Sieving method
UNE 7050
NF P18-560
EN 933-2 UNI 8520-5* Tests for geometrical properties of aggregates.
BS 812 Determination of particle size distribution. Test sieves,
ASTM C136 nominal size of apertures
UNE 7050
NF P18-560
NF X11-504
EN 933-3 NF P18-561* Tests for geometrical properties of aggregates.
UNI 8520-18* Determination of particle shape. Flakiness index
BS 812, NLT 354
EN 933-4 DIN 4226 Tests for geometrical properties of aggregates.
CNR No. 95 Determination of particle shape. Shape index
NLT 354
EN 933-5 Tests for geometrical properties of aggregates.
Assessment of surface characteristics.
Percentage of crushed and broken surfaces in coarse aggregates
EN 933-7 BS 812 Tests for geometrical properties of aggregates.
Determ. of shell content. Percentage of shells in coarse aggregates
EN 933-8 ASTM D2419* Tests for geometrical properties of aggregates.
NF XP18-598, NF P18-597 Assessment of fines. Sand equivalent test
UNI 8520-15*, CNR No. 27*
UNE 83131

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and relation with the existing National Specifications (continued)

EN Correspondent or comparable Title


National Standards
EN 933-9 NF P94-068 Tests for geometrical properties of aggregates.
UNI 8520-15*, UNE 83 130 Assessment of fines. Methylene blue test
EN 933-10 Tests for geometrical properties of aggregates.

Assessment of fines. Grading of fillers (Air jet sieving)
EN 1097-1 NF P18-572 Tests for mechanical and physical properties of aggregates.
CNR No.109, UNE 83 115 Determination of the resistance to wear (Micro-Deval)
EN 1097-2 ASTM C131* Tests for mechanical and physical properties of aggregates.
NF P18-573* (1) Impact testing machine only
UNI 8520-19*, CNR No. 34* Methods for the determination of resistance to fragmentation
DIN 52115-1(1), UNE 83 114
EN 1097-3 BS 812* Tests for mechanical and physical properties of aggregates.
ISO 6782*, UNI 8520-6* Determination of loose bulk density and voids
CNR No. 62*, 63*, 64*
NLT 156
EN 1097-4 BS 812, CNR No.123 Tests for mechanical and physical properties of aggregates.
NF P18-565, NLT 177 Determination of the voids of compacted filler
EN 1097-5 BS 812 Tests for mechanical and physical properties of aggregates.
NF P18-554 Det. of the water content by drying in a ventilated oven
EN 1097-6 ISO 6783, UNI 8520-13*, 16* Tests for mechanical and physical properties of aggregates.
NF P18-555, NLT 154 Determination of particle density and water absorption
EN 1097-7 BS 812 Tests for mechanical and physical properties of aggregates.
NF P18-558, NLT 155 Det. of the particle density of filler. Pyknometer method
EN 1097-8 BS 812, CNR No. 105, 140 Tests for mechanical and physical properties of aggregates.
NF P18-575, NLT 174 Determination of the Polished Stone Value
EN 1097-9 Tests for mechanical and physical properties of aggregates.
Method for the determination of the resistance to wear by
abrasion from studded tyres: Nordic test
EN 1097-10 Tests for mechanical and physical properties of aggregates.
Determination of water suction height
EN 1367-1 ASTM C682* Tests for thermal and weathering properties of aggregates.
UNI 8520-20*, CNR No. 80* Determination of resistance to freezing and thawing
BS 812
EN 1367-2 UNI 8520-10* Tests for thermal and weathering properties of aggregates.
ASTM C88, UNE 7136 Magnesium sulphate test
EN 1367-3 Tests for thermal and weathering properties of aggregates.
Boiling test for “Sonnenbrandt Basalt” and disintegration of steel slag
EN 1367-4 BS 812 Tests for thermal and weathering properties of aggregates.
Determination of drying shrinkage
EN 1367-5 Tests for thermal and weathering properties of aggregates.
Determination of resistance to thermal shock
EN 1744-1 BS 812* Tests for chemical properties of aggregates.
UNI 8520-11*, 12*, 14* Chemical analysis
NF P18-582, 583, 584,
585, 586, 587, 588
EN 1744-3 Tests for chemical properties of aggregates.
Preparation of eluates by leaching of aggregates
EN 12620 NF P18-541, NF P18-101 Aggregates for concrete
EN 13043 Aggregates for Bituminous mixtures and surface treatments
EN 13055-1 Lightweight Aggregate for concrete
EN 13055-2 Lightweight Aggregate for bound and unbound
EN 13139 NF P18-101 Aggregates for mortar
EN 13179-1 Tests for filler aggregate used in bituminous mixture.
Delta ring and ball test
EN 13179-2 Tests for filler aggregate used in bituminous bound.
Bitumen number
EN 13242 Aggregates for unbound and hydraulically bound materials
for use in civil engineering work and road construction
EN 13383-1 Armour stone – Part 1: Specification
EN 13383-2 Armour stone – Part 2: Test methods
EN 13450 Aggregates for railway ballast

Legend
EN = European Standard (Mandatory); BS = British Standard; ASTM = USA Standard; NF = French Standard; DIN = German Standard;
UNE = Spanish Standard; NLT = Spanish “Norma de Laboratorio Transporte”; UNI = Italian Standard; CNR = Italian Road Standard; ISO
= International Organization for Standardization
Note. The asterisk * after the National Standard means that the testing apparatus does not completely correspond to the EN Standard.

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Methods for sampling / Sampling tools


Riffle boxes (sample splitters)

 Riffle boxes (sample splitters) M 15-D0430


Large capacity sample splitter
q STANDARD
EN 932-1, 932-2 – ASTM C702

To divide aggregates into a representative


sample increment for testing.

15-D0438 to 15-D0438/H
Riffle boxes

sCode Max. size Slot width No. Capacity Weight


sample (mm) (mm) of slots approx. (dm3) approx. (kg)
15-D0438 5 7 12 0.24 1.5
15-D0438/A 10 15 12 2 5
15-D0438/B 20 30 10 4.6 19
15-D0438/C 40 50 8 14 23.5
15-D0438/D 13 19 10 3 5.5
15-D0438/E 20 25 10 3.9 19
15-D0438/F 25 38 8 9.6 19 15-D0430
15-D0438/G 50 64 8 21 27
15-D0438/H 40 45 8 11.3 23.5
Specifications
Each riffle box is supplied with 3 metal pans For aggregate up to 150 mm size
Adjustable openings from: 12.5 mm
 Sampling tools with 12.5 mm increments
Clam shell hopper 26 dm3 capacity
M 86-D1645 Shovel Complete with two pans
B Dimensions: Overall height: 991 mm
A Weight approx.: 1.6 kg Hopper size: 737 mm long x 483 mm wide
A Weight approx.: 50 kg
Round aluminium scoops

sCode Capacity Size


Spare parts
(approx.)
Woven cloth sieves
86-D1601 325 ml 245x80 mm s15-D0430/1 Spare material pan.
Weight 2.3 kg
86-D1602 1000 ml 335x120 mm
86-D1603 2600 ml 420x160 mm
 Sieving method. Test sieves,
nominal size of apertures

q STANDARD
EN 933-1, 933-2

Please refer to the Section 15 concerning


ISO 3310-1 and 3310-2 test sieves and
sieve shakers. Conforming to the above
standards the following openings should
be used:
86-D1601 to 86-D1603
Woven cloth sieves ISO 3310-1
0.063 – 0.125 – 0.250 – 0.500 – 1 – 2 mm

Perforated metal plate sieves ISO 3310-2


4 – 8 – 16 – 31.5 – 63 – 125 mm
Perforated metal plate sieves

86-D1645

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Flakiness and elongation index / Shape index / Efflux index

 Determination of particle shape.  Flakiness and elongation index.


Flakiness index BS 812 method. Efflux index

q STANDARD M 47-D0415
EN 933-3 / Also conforming to NF P18- Flakiness sieves test set
561, UNI 8520-18, NLT 354
General description and specifications
Bar sieves (Grids)
Used to determine the flakiness index of Used to determine if aggregate particles are
the aggregates. Aluminium frame and steel to be considered flaky, i.e. their thickness is
bars. less than 0.6 of their nominal size. Each
sieve is made from heavy gauge steel and
sCode Aperture (mm) each one can also be ordered separately.
The set comprises the following sieves: 47-D0415
47-D0418/1 2.50
47-D0418/2 3.15
Flakiness sieve set
47-D0418/3 4.00
47-D0418/4 5.00
47-D0418/5 6.30 sCode Slot width Slot length Passing/Retained
(mm) (mm) (mm)
47-D0418/6 8.00
47-D0418/7 10.00 47-D0415/1 4.9 30 10/6.3
47-D0418/8 12.50 47-D0415/2 7.2 40 14/10
47-D0418/9 16.00 47-D0415/3 10.2 50 20/14
47-D0418/10 20.00 47-D0415/4 14.4 60 28/20
47-D0418/11 25.00 47-D0415/5 19.7 80 37.5/28
47-D0418/12 31.50 47-D0415/6 26.3 90 50/37.5
47-D0418/13 40.00 47-D0415/7 33.9 100 63/50

A Weight approx. : 3 kg each A Weight approx. : 15 kg (total set)


Complete set
M 47-D0540 Thickness gauge  Shape index
M 47-D0418/A
Complete set of 13 aggregate grids Description q STANDARD
EN 933-4
including 2.50 - 3.15 - 4.00 - 5.00 Used to determine if aggregate particles
- 6.30 - 8.00 - 10.00 - 12.50 - Also conforming to DIN 4226, CNR No. 95,
are to be considered flaky, i.e. their thick-
16.00 - 20.00 - 25.00 - 31.50 - ness is less than 0.6 of their nominal size. NLT 354
40.00 mm apertures
M 47-D0542
A Weight approx.: 40 kg approx. A Weight approx.: 200 g
Aggregate shape gauge

M 47-D0542/A
M 47-D0541 Length gauge Aggregate shape gauge complete
with calibration certificate
Description
Aggregate particles are considered elonga-
ted when their length is more than 1.8 of
their nominal size.

A Weight approx.: 1.1 kg

47-D0542

Used to determine the shape factor of


aggregates.

B Dimensions: 320x160 mm
47-D0418/1 to 47-D0418/13 47-D0541, D0540 A Weight approx.: 450 g
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Assessment of fines. Sand equivalent test

 Assessment of fines.  Sand equivalent shakers


Sand equivalent test
M 47-T0056/B
q STANDARD: EN 933-8 Motorised sand equivalent shaker.
Also conforming to NF P18-598, 230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
UNI 8520-15, UNE 83131, CNR No. 27 M 47-T0056/BZ
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.
M 47-T0050/B
47-T0056/B
Sand equivalent test set EN 933-8 M 47-T0056/BY
model M 47-T0050/C Same as above but 220 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.
Sand equivalent test set ASTM
The set comprises: four measuring cylin- D2419 - AASHTO T176 model
ders, two rubber stoppers, measuring can, M 47-T0056/C
irrigator tube, siphon assembly with bottle, Same as the 47-T0050/B except the four Motorised sand equivalent shaker
weighted foot, funnel, graduated rule 1 l measuring cylinders which are totally gra- with safety cover (CE directive).
bottle of stock solution (packed separately) duated. 230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
and plastic carrying case.
Each item can be ordered individually. All M 47-T0056/CZ
items are housed in the Plastic carrying Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.
case except the Siphon assembly with bot-
tle 47-T0050/5 which is packed separately. Accessories for both M 47-T0056/CY
47-T0050/B and 47-T0050/C models Same as above but 220 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.
A Weight approx.: 12 kg s47-T0056/B Motorised shaker
To provide a completely uniform shaking
s47-T0056/C Motorised shaker with action at the specified rate and also eli-
safety cover minating any operator fatigue. Supplied
complete with timer.
s47-T0050/7 Sand equivalent stock
solution, 1 l bottle
Stroke: adjustable 200 ± 10 mm
s47-T0050/7B Sand equivalent stock Rate: 175 strokes/min
solution, 125 cc bottle. Pack of 20
B Dimensions: 720x420x450 mm
s47-T0050/8 Clamp stand set. Holds A Weight approx.: 20 kg
syphon assembly in place during the
test
In the model 47-T0056/C the machine
stops automatically when the safety cover
is opened.

47-T0050/C with 47-T0050/7

Spare parts for 47-T0050/B


and 47-T0050/C apparatus

sCode Description

47-T0050/1C Measuring cylinder (ASTM)
47-T0050/1A Measuring cylinder (EN)
47-T0050/2 Rubber stopper 47-T0056/C
47-T0050/3 Measuring can
47-T0050/4 Irrigator tube
47-T0050/5 Siphon assembly
with bottle
47-T0050/6 Weighted foot (ASTM)
47-T0050/61 Weighted foot (EN)
86-D1546 Funnel
82-D1694 Graduated rule, 500 mm

47-T0050/B with 47-T0050/7

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Assessment of fines. Methylene blue test / BS 812 sedimentation method
Efflux index

 Assessment of fines.
Methylene blue test

q STANDARD
EN 933-9
Also conforming or comparable to NF P94-
068, UNE 83 180, UNI 8520-15

The test is performed for determining the


clay content in the fines fraction of the
aggregates.
47-D0439/A with 47-D0439/1 M 47-D0439/C
Methylene blue test set.
 Determination of clay, silt, and 230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
dust in fine and coarse aggregates. Comprising:
BS 812 sedimentation method

M 47-D0439/A
s47-D0439/C1
50 cc burette with stopcock
Bottle roller. 230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
Used for rotating the glass bottle contai- s47-D0439/C2 47-D0439/C (Sieves not included)
Support base with clamp
ning samples as described in BS 812 at a
speed of 80 ± 20 r.p.m.
s47-D0439/C3  Determination of the efflux index
Filter paper. Pack of 100 discs
Power: 90 W of fine aggregates
B Dimensions:
s47-D0439/C4
Glass rod 300x8 mm dia.
424x195x275 mm (lxwxh) q STANDARD
A Weight approx.: 8.5 kg s47-D0439/C5 EN 933-6
3000 ml cap. plastic beaker NF P18-564, CNR No. 113

s47-D0439/C9 M 47-D0516
Accessories Methylene blue. 250 g
Efflux index apparatus
s47-D0439/1 s47-D0439/C10
Airtight glass container 1 litre capacity Kaolinite. 1000 g Used to obtain information about the
shape and the angularity of grains of the
s47-D0439/C11 0.075 – 4 mm fraction of aggregates. It
Electric agitator, 400 to 700 r.p.m., 75 consists essentially of a container, which
M 47-D0439/B mm dia. impeller. 230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.(1)
Complete with support base and double ends in a funnel 12 or 16 mm dia. with
Andreasen pipette sleeve. 60° opening. Supplied complete with both
25 ml capacity funnels.
Used to extract precise Each item can be purchased individually.
quantities of suspen- B Dimension approx.:
sion ready for analysis. (1)
Other voltages available on request. 200x200x420 mm
Made from glass.
A Weight: 9 kg approx.
A Weight approx.: Accessories
700 g
s47-D0439/C13 Automatic bottle top
dispenser 0-10 ml, 0.1 ml graduations
M 22-T0062/2 complete with glass bottle.
Pipette stand Note: replaces the 47-D0439/C1 and
Used to precisely 47-D0439/C2 burette with support base
47-D0516
adjust the vertical
movement of the s47-D0439/C15 Plastic pan
Andreasen pipette. For
full details please refer
to the Soil Section 22.

22-T0062/2 with 47-D0439/B

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Determination of the resistance to fragmentation

 Determination of resistance  Crushing resistance


to fragmentation (Los Angeles) of lightweight aggregates
q STANDARD q STANDARD
EN 1097-2 EN 13055-1
Also conforming to NF P18-573, UNE 83
114, UNI 8520-19, CNR No. 34, ASTM C131 M 48-D0512
Apparatus for the determination
M 48-D0500/D of the crushing resistance
Los Angeles abrasion machine. of lightweight aggregate 113 mm
230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph. int.dia. Method 1

M 48-D0500/DZ M 48-D0512/A
Same as above but 76 mm int. dia.
Same as above but 110 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph.
Method 2
Made of steel
M 48-D0500/DY
Same as above but 220 V, 60 Hz, 1 ph. 48-D0500/D with 48-D0505
A Weight approx.: 15 kg (48-D0512)
and 7 kg (48-D0512/A)

General description and specifications Upgrading option


The machine consists of a rolled steel drum – Soundproof and security cabinet
having an inside diameter of 711 mm
and internal length 508 mm. The drum is M 48-D0500/XUP
rotated by a speed reducer driven by an Soundproof and security cabinet
electric motor at a speed of between 31
and 33 r.p.m. The machine is equipped with General description and specifications
an automatic counter, which can be preset
to the required number of revolutions of This option includes the supply of the cabi-
the drum. The unit is supplied without the net for the Los Angeles machine. The cabi-
abrasive charge, which has to be ordered net is manufactured from sheet steel lined
separately depending on the standard in internally with soundproofing material to
use. reduce noise and electric safety device,
Conforming to the CE directive, the machi- which automatically stops the rotation of
the drum when opening the door confor- 48-D0512
ne should be housed in a soundproof and
protection cabinet. ming to the CE directive. The control panel
Our standard model can be upgraded for is fitted externally. 48-D0500/XUP
this requirement by the 48-D0500/XUP Detail of
Soundproof and protection cabinet, which B Overall dimensions: the external
933x1052x1250 mm control panel
has to be specified at time of order and
factory installed. See Upgrading options. A Weight approx. (less Los Angeles):
180 kg
Power: 740 W
B Dimensions approx.:
- 48-D0500/D: 975x785x937 mm

A Weight approx.: 350 kg

Abrasive charges

s48-D0505 Set of 12 abrasive char-


ges conforming to ASTM/UNI/CNR
Standards

s48-D0505/A Set of 12 abrasive char-


ges conforming to EN Standards
48-D0500/D upgraded
with the 48-D0500/XUP cabinet

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Determination of the resistance to abrasion and wear/Crusting value

 Abrasion resistance of natural


- Stainless steel jars
stones and concrete tiles for - Preset revolution
external paving counter
- Safety guard (CE)

q STANDARD
EN 1341, 1342, 1338, 1339, 1340,
14157, 12808-2

M 48-D0471
Abrasion testing machine for
natural stones and concrete tiles.  Aggregate crushing value.
48-D0524
230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
BS method
General description and specifications
 Determination of the resistance
This machine has been developed for deter- q STANDARD
to wear (Micro-Deval) BS 812:110
mining the resistance to abrasion/wear of
natural stones and concrete products. Easy
to use, electronic control of the disc speed q STANDARD M 48-D0510
with auto shut-off of the machine at the EN 1097-1, EN 13450 Standard aggregate crushing value
selected number of revolutions. Complete Also conforming to NF P18-572, P18-576, apparatus. 150 mm dia.
with aspirator to collect powders. The abra-
sion disc wheel is 70 mm thick. Supplied CNR No. 109, UNE 83 115
complete with 5 kg of white corundum M 48-D0511
M 48-D0524
FEPA grit size 80 and calibration sample Aggregate crushing value apparatus.
( Boulonnais Marble). The machine can Micro-Deval testing machine.
75 mm dia.
also be converted for abrasion test on clay 230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
pavers conforming to EN 1344 by the con-
version kit 48-D0471/K. See accessories. General description and specifications General description and specifications
B Overall dimensions: Used to determine the resistance to wear The aggregate crushing value provides a
620x670x850 mm of aggregates. The machine consists of a relative measure of the resistance of an
A Weight approx.: 85 kg steel frame suitable to house four 154 mm aggregate to crushing under a gradually
stainless steel cylinders or two 400 mm applied compressive load. Supplied com-
stainless steel cylinders. The machine stops plete with cylinder, plunger, base plate,
Accessories and spares automatically at the preset number of tamping rod, and measure.
gyrations. The machine is supplied without
s48-D0471/1 Abrasive white corun- stainless steel cylinders and stainless steel A Weight approx.: 16.5 kg for
dum sand 80 grade. Pack of 25 kg spheres. 48-D0510 and 3.5 kg for 48-D0511
Power: 1100 W
s48-D0471/K Conversion kit to per- B Dimensions: 1000x450x920 mm N O T E
form the abrasion test on Clay pavers A Weight approx.: 130 kg
conforming to EN1344. Comprising The ACV test can be performed with our
counterweight, hopper, abrasion disk automatic test systems. See page 244-247
Accessories to EN 1097-1
dia. 200x10 mm and silica calibration
plate s48-D0524/4
Stainless steel cylinder 200 mm dia. x
154 mm length. (Four cylinders requi-
red)
s48-D0524/7
Steel spheres, 10 mm dia. Pack of 20 kg

Accessories to EN 13450

s48-D0524/6 Stailess steel cylinder 200


mm dia. x 400 mm length (Two cylinders
required). Abrasive charge not required

Other accessories

s48-D0524/1 Steel spheres, 30 mm dia.


Pack of 10. Conforming to NF P18-576
s48-D0524/2 Steel spheres, 18 mm dia.
Pack of 50. Conforming to NF P18-576 48-D0510, D0511
48-D0471

Testing equipment for the construction industry 193


48 Mechanical and physical properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AGGREGATES

Determination of the resistance to abrasion (Deval method)/ Impact value


Determination of the voids

 Deval apparatus

q STANDARD
NF P18-577

M 48-D0523
Deval attrition test machine.
230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.

General description and specifications


Used for testing the abrasion resistance of
aggregates. The machine consists of a rota-
ting frame to support two steel cylinders 48-D0523
complete with covers and locking device.
The rotating frame is driven by a motor/
speed reducer and an automatic counter is  Aggregate impact value.  Determination of the voids
included to preset the required number of BS and NF methods of dry compacted filler
revolutions.
q STANDARD q STANDARD
Rotation speed: 33 r.p.m. BS 812 - NF P18-574 EN 1097-4. Also conforming to BS 812,
Motor: 736 W CNR No. 23, NLT 177
B Dimensions: 1500x500x700 mm M 48-D0515
Impact testing machine M 48-D0447
A Weight approx.: 190 kg Filler compaction apparatus
General description and specifications

 Scratch hardness. ASTM method This machine is robustly designed to deter-


mine the aggregate impact value of aggre-
gate, which provides a relative measure of
M 48-D0518 the resistance of an aggregate to sudden
Scratch hardness test apparatus shock or impact. Manufactured from plated
steel for protection against corrosion and
provided with an automatic counter to
q STANDARD check the number of blows delivered to the
ASTM C235
sample. Supplied complete with cylindrical
measure and tamping rod.
General description and specifications
B Dimensions: 444x300x879 mm 48-D0447
This apparatus is (lxwxh)
used in the field to General description and specifications
determine the quan-
A Weight approx.: 58 kg
tity of soft particles This apparatus is used for the determina-
in coarse aggrega- tion of the void content of dry compacted
te. Consisting of a filler. The apparatus essentially consists of
metal rod with a three components:
rounded point of - A metal base size 100 mm x 150 mm
1.6 mm diameter, - A cylinder of 25 mm internal diameter
which is mounted in - A plunger of a diameter allowing it to slide
a device so that a freely in the cylinder without lateral play.
load of 8.9 ± 0.4 N
is applied to the test A Weight approx.: 3.5 kg
48-D0518 specimen.

B Dimensions: Accessories
48-D0515
150x200x320 mm
A Weight approx.: s48-D0447/1 Blow counter kit. To fit
the filler compaction apparatus
8 kg
s48-D0447/2 Filter paper 25 mm dia.
Pack of 100

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AGGREGATES
48
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mechanical and physical properties
Particle density / Loose bulk density and voids

 Determination of the particle  Determination of loose


density and water absorption bulk density and voids

q STANDARD q STANDARD
EN 1097-6, EN 12390-7 EN 1097-3
BS 812:2, 1881:14 - UNI 6394-2 Also conforming as operating principle to BS
812, NLT 156, UNI 8520-6, CNR No. 62-63-
M 11-D0612/A 64, ISO 6872
Specific gravity frame

General description and specifications Bulk density measures


(Unit weight measures)
Used in conjunction with a suitable elec-
tronic balance for specific gravity determi- Stainless steel construction with handles.
nation of fresh and hardened concrete and The top rim is smooth and plane and
aggregates. The lower part of the frame 11-D612/A with accessories parallel to the bottom conforming to the
incorporates a moving platform, which standards.
carries the water container allowing the  Aggregate density by water Four models available:
test specimens to be weighed in both air displacement. BS method
and water. The balance is not included in M 48-D0445/5
the apparatus and must be ordered sepa- Bulk density measure 1 litre cap.
q STANDARD
rately. Any type of electronic balance fitted BS 812
with an under-bench weighing facility can M 48-D0445/6
be used. Bulk density measure 5 litres cap.
M 48-D0442
B Overall dimensions: Apparatus for measuring coarse M 48-D0445/7
500x500x1200 mm approx. aggregate density by water displa- Bulk density measure 10 litres cap.
A Weight approx.: 50 kg cement
M 48-D0445/8
Bulk density measure 20 litres cap.
Accessories

s11-D0612/A1
Cradle for holding specimens

s11-D0630 Digital top pan balance


4500 g x 0.1 g capacity

s11-D0631/E Digital top loading


balance 15 kg x 1 g capacity

s11-D0631/F Digital top pan balance


16 kg x 0.1 g capacity

s11-D0631/C Digital top pan balance 48-D0442


30 kg x 1 g capacity

The above models incorporate a speciali- General description and specifications


sed feature, which allows specific gravi-
ty results to be calculated and displayed Used to determine the density of coarse
immediately at the touch of a button. aggregate. The apparatus consists of a 48-D0445/5
cylindrical metal container 163 mm dia. 48-D0445/6
and 370 mm high, fitted with a siphon tube 48-D0445/7
M 11-D0612 at 250 mm from the base.
Density basket 200 mm dia. x 200
mm high
A Weight approx.: 2.5 kg Accessories
Description s34-T0099 Straight edge
Used in specific gravity tests. Made from Accessories s22-T0040/1 Glass plate 300x300 mm
stainless steel. Complete with handles.
Fitted with 3.35 mm mesh size. s86-D1004
Graduated glass cylinder 250 ml
A Weight approx.: 1.3 kg

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48 Mechanical and physical properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AGGREGATES

Determination of the particle density of filler. Pyknometer method


Determination of particle density and water absorption

 Determination of the particle  Determination of relative densities


density of filler. Pyknometer and water absorption for
method aggregates 10 mm nominal size and
smaller. BS 812 method
76-B0066/1
q STANDARD M 48-D0441
EN 1097-7
Pyknometer
Also conforming to BS 812, NF P18-558
Description
Note. We propose just the specific appara-
tus as the test requires much other general Glass jar supplied complete with cone and
laboratory equipment such as balances, rubber seal.
oven, sieve, etc. For more information ask
for our Buyer’s Guide. Capacity: 1 kg
Specific gravity bottles (Gay-Lussac type) 76-B0066/B A Weight approx.: 500 g
sCode Capacity
 Determination of particle density

86-D1126 50 ml and water absorption
86-D1127 100 ml
q STANDARD
EN 1097-6
Also conforming to BS 812, UNI 8520-13-16,
NLT 154, ASTM C127-C128, DIN 12039

Note. We propose just the specific appara-


tus as the test requires much other general
laboratory equipment such as balances,
oven, sieves, containers, etc. Furthermore
the new EN 1097-6 standard groups more 48-D0441
than the single methods specified by the
76-B0066/2 with two 86-D1127 National Standards. For more information
M 76-B0066/B ask for our Buyer’s Guide which mentions
each single standard.
Digital circulating water bath. 230 V,
50-60 Hz, 1 ph. Pyknometers. Borosilicate glass, complete
with stopper, capillary tube, and funnel
M 76-B0066/BZ These pyknometers are available in two
Digital circulating water bath. 110 V, sizes and are used for determining the bulk
60 Hz, 1 ph. density and voids of aggregates.
Used for the determination of particle
M 86-D1037
density, small pyknometer method con-
Pyknometer 500 ml cap. complete
forming to BS 1377:2 and for general
with stopper, capillary tube, and 86-D1037
laboratory use
funnel. Weight 500 g approx.
Specifications
M 86-D1038
Working capacity (litres): 20 Same as above but 1000 ml cap.
Max. water depth (mm): 150-180
Power (W): 1200 M 48-D0440
Temperature range (°C): ambient to +60 Sand absorption cone and tamper
Digital resolution: 0.1°C
Inside dimensions (mm): 500x300 Description
Outside dimensions (mm): 540x340
Weight approx. (kg): 9.5 Cone and tamper manufactured according
48-D0440
to the specifications and used in determi-
Accessories ning the specific gravity and absorption of
fine aggregates.
s76-B0066/1 Cover with cooling
coil. For connection to mains water A Weight approx.: 250 g

s76-B0066/2 Adjustable tray

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AGGREGATES
48
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mechanical and physical properties
Aggregete abrasion value (AAV) / Surface moisture of fine aggregate / Moisture measurement

 Determination of aggregate  Surface moisture Battery: 4x1.5 V AA cells


Typically range: Moisture 0-35%;
abrasion value (AAV) of fine aggregate. ASTM method
Temperature -20 to 60°C
Resolution:
q STANDARD q STANDARD Moisture 0.1%; Temperature 0.1°C
EN 1097-8, BS 812 ASTM C70, AASHTO T142 Accuracy: Moisture: better than 0.5%
over a given range; Temperature: better
M 48-D0522 M 48-D0460 than 0.5°C
AAV Abrasion machine. Chapman flask Measurement principles:
230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph. - Moisture: temperature compensated
General description and specifications electric field
General description and specifications - Temperature: BS 1904 – DIN 751
Used for determining the amount of sur-
The test provides a measure of the resi- face moisture in fine aggregate. The flask - Platinum resistance detector
stance of aggregate to surface wear by is graduated to 200 ml between the two Shaft length: 1 or 2 m
abrasion. bulbs and from 375 ml up to 450 ml above Total length: 1.2 m approx.
The abrasion machine consists of a flat the second bulb. A Weight approx.: 2 kg
circular cast iron grinding lap 600 mm
dia. which rotates in a horizontal plane at A Weight approx.: 500 g - For sands, aggregates, building mate-
a speed of 28/30 r.p.m. The abrasive sand rials and mixes
is fed across the surface of the specimen - For quick on-site moisture measure-
samples through a special funnel. The ment from small batches to hundreds
machine is supplied complete with two of tons
- Ideal in the processes of concrete
specimen moulds, two trays, two flat pla- manufacture, brick making, ceramics
tes, weights and clamps. etc.

A Weight approx.:
net 200 kg; shipping 260 kg

Accessories

s86-D1672 Soft hair brush 3 mm dia.


s48-D0522/2 Graded sand. 50 Kg
sack

48-D0460 48-D0462 in different working position

 Moisture measurement

M 48-D0462
Microlance, instant moisture and
temperature tester
48-D0462 Detail
General description and specifications
The instrument measures moisture and
temperature of building materials at dep-
ths up to 1 m approx., simply by insertion.
The digital readings are shown instantly.
The microlance has a built-in computer,
which gives it the flexibility to handle a
wide range of materials and water con-
tents. The meter comes with standard cali-
bration for sands and aggregates, but is
easily recalibrated in the field for virtually
any material or mixture using the built-in
48-D0522
“Autocal” facility.
Complete with calibration certificate.

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48 Mechanical and physical properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AGGREGATES

Determination of the polished stone value


Skid resistance and friction tester

 Determination of the polished  Skid resistance and friction tester


stone value Accessories and spare parts
M 48-B0190
s48-D0525/12 Corn emery 5 kg pack Skid resistance and friction tester
q STANDARD
EN 1097-8, EN 1341, 1342, 1343 s48-D0525/13 Flour emery 5 kg pack (Skid Tester)
(paving stones and paving blocks)
s48-D0525/14 Control stone
(ungraded) 50 kg bag q STANDARD
M 48-D5252 EN 1097-8, 1341, 1342, ASTM, BS
Accelerated polishing machine. s48-D0525/15 Friction tester reference 812:144, NLT 174, CNR No. 105, 140, NF
stone* (ungraded) 25 kg bag.
230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph. P18-578, NF P18-575
* Criggion stone
General description and specifications General description and specifications
Used to measure the resistance of road stone Used for the measurement of surface fric-
to the polishing action of vehicle tires on a tion properties, the apparatus is suitable for
road surface. This machine provides a method both site and laboratory applications and
of preparing polished stone specimens for for Polished Stone Value tests using curved
use with the friction tester 48-B0190 when specimens from accelerated polishing tests.
used in a laboratory environment. The test equipment is supplied complete with:
- Additional scale for tests on Polished
Stone Value specimens.
Road wheel speed: 315 to 325 r.p.m.
- 3 rubber sliders for site use, complete
Electric motor: 370 W fan-cooled with conformity certificate.
B Dimensions: - Thermometer 0 to +220 °C for surface
1520x870x680 mm (hxwxd) temperature measurement.
A Weight approx.: - 1 litre washing bottle, for surface wetting.
net 175 kg; shipping 250 kg - Tool set with case, for machine assem-
bly.
- Rule for sliding length verification.
Supplied complete with road wheel, side - Carrying case.
plate, rubber rings, tired wheels, drive belt, - Calibration certificate conforming to EN
abrasive feed mechanism, corn emery, flour 1097-8 issued by Controls.
emery, tool kit, set of 4 specimen moulds, It is also possible to use it for Polished
and 2 mould plates. Stone Value specimens, by a metal base
plate and of the small rubber sliders (see
Accessory List).

B Case dimensions:
790x760x320 mm
A Weight approx. (including case):
34 kg

Accessories and spare parts

s48-B0190/1 Mounted rubber slider


for Polished Stone Value tests (laboratory)

s48-B0190/2 Spare mounted rubber


slider for site use

s48-B0190/4 Metal base plate for


Polished Stone Value specimen clamping

s48-B0190/5 Metal base plate for


surface friction properties (natural sto-
nes paring blocks). EN 1341,1342,1338

48-D5252

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AGGREGATES
48
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mechanical and physical properties
Determination of the polished stone value
Skid resistance and friction tester
(continued)

- New low frictionrelease mechanism of the pen-


dulum arm for better accuracy.
- Extremely light pointer, for high precision
results.
- Slider lifting system integrated in the pendu-
lum foot, that guarantees reliable adjustment
operations.
- Stiff and stout twin column
structure.
- Easy and reliable height adjusting system.
- Integrated additional scale
for tests on PSV specimens.
- Provided complete with certificate set, as
required by standards.
- Controls calibration certificate conforming to
EN 1097-8.

48-B0190 skid tester

48-B0190/5

48-B0190 complete set

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48 Thermal and weathering properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AGGREGATES

Resistance to freezing and thawing

 Determination of resistance and other components are located in the Control console
to freezing and thawing top of the cabinet for easy inspection and Housed in a well protected case, it con-
maintenance. tains fuses, electroswitches and terminals
of all electrical parts. The front panel fea-
q STANDARD Thermostatic unit tures a large digital display with switches
EN 1367-1
Also comparable to ASTM C671 - C682, UNI
The cooling group, CFC free, is overspe- for fans, compressor, resistances, humi-
8520-20, CNR No. 80 and to BS 812:124 cified for the maximum reliability. It is difier (10-D1429/A model only) and the
designed to condition the air circulating alarm leds.
 CLIMATIC CHAMBERS in the cabinet. The cooling group consists A multifunction control unit displays
of a compressor mounted on antivibration simultaneously the set points and absolu-
Introduction supports with internal thermal protection, te output values.
We propose two versions of this new and
copper tube condensers with aluminium
advanced Climatic cabinet:
Model 10-D1429 with digital controller for fins, motor fans directly connected to the
temperature from –25 to +70°C, confor- shaft and complete with thermal protec- Temperature sensor
ming to EN 1367-1 for Aggregate testing tion. The cooling circuit is entirely made of The PT100 temperature sensor is movable
and many other similar tests on concrete copper and is completed with de-water/ inside the cabinet area and can also be
and other construction materials receiver filter, spy glass to verify the pas- positioned inside the test sample confor-
Model 10-D1429/A with digital controller
for both temperature from –25 to +70°C sage of freon, high pressure manostat ming to specific Standard requirement.
and humidity from 10 to 95%, also sui- and inlet connectors. The evaporator has
table for many other tests as for example the same characteristics of the condenser. Humidity sensor
concrete and cement curing (EN 12390-2, The de-humidification is obtained by a Allows measurement of humidity up to
EN 196-1). smooth tube with cyclic thaw. The hea- RH 100%.
Both models can be upgraded with internal
ting element consists of a stainless steel
data recording facility, data output port
and dedicated PC software. See model finned tube with a limit thermostat. The
10-D1429/REC. re-cycling fans are connected directly to
the low thermal emissions motors.
M 10-D1429
Temperature controlled cabinet,
520 litres cap., temperature range
–25 to +70°C. 230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph.
Main Features
M 10-D1429/A - Advanced controller with cycle programmer
Temperature and humidity control- for 50 programs and 1000 segments
led cabinet, 520 litres cap., tempe- - Temperature sensor movable inside the
cabinet orinside the sample conforming to
rature range –25 to +70°C, humidi- the Standard requirement
ty range from 10 to 95%. - High accuracy: ± 1°C, ± 5% RH (RH with
230 V, 50 Hz, 1 ph. model10-D1429/A only)
- A multipurpose climatic chamber suitable
for-testing applications in Aggregates,
Cement,Concrete, Bricks, Blocks, Asphalt
General description and other co-struction materials
- Optional internal data recording facility,
Cabinet data output port and dedicated PC software
Monobloc cabinet made with stainless
steel profiles with external finish in
SCTCH-BRITE. All internal angles have
been rounded off for easy cleaning.
Insulation is provided with high density
polyurethane 60 mm thick. The self clo-
sing door can open over 100° and is fitted
with rechangeable magnetic gaskets. The
shelves are supported on stainless steel
guides, which prevent them turning,
capable of loading heavy specimens. The
stainless steel feet are adjustable in height
for the best stability. The cooling system 10-D1429

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AGGREGATES
48
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thermal and weathering properties
Resistance to freezing and thawing / Magnesium and sodium sulphate test

 CLIMATIC CHAMBERS  Magnesium sulphate test


(CONTINUED)
q STANDARD
Specifications EN 1367-2

Capacity: 520 litres Also comparable to ASTM C88, UNI 8520-10,


UNE 7136
Function controller: cycle programmer
for 50 programs and 1000 segments
Note. We propose just the specific appara-
Temperature range: –25 to +70°C tus as the test requires much other general
Humidity range (model 10-D1429/A laboratory equipment such as balances,
oven, sieves, etc. For more information ask 48-D0612/11
only): from 10 to 95%
for our Buyer’s Guide.
Temperature accuracy: ± 1°C
Humidity accuracy (model 10-D1429/A
M 48-D0612/11
only): ± 5% RH Stainless steel mesh basket, 120
Power: Cooling system 1000 W; mm dia. x 160 mm high, 3.35 mm
Heating system 1500 W openings
Internal air circulation: 450 mc/h
Internal dimensions (wxdxh): M 86-D1348
600x670x1300 mm Lever lid container 180x240 mm dia.
External dimensions (wxdxh):
720x800x2020 mm M 48-D0452
Hydrometer range 1200 to 1300 86-D1348
Shelves dimensions (lxd): 530x580 mm,
no. 4 included, 60 kg cap. each g/ml, accuracy 0.001 g/ml
A Weight: 180 kg approx.

Accessories and spare parts  SOUNDNESS OF AGGREGATES BY USE OF SODIUM SULFATE OR MAGNESIUM SULFATE
s10-D1429/REC Upgrade of the M 48-D0612/A2
cabinet controller with internal data q STANDARD Stainless steel mesh basket, 1.7 mm
recording facility, data output port and ASTM C88
dedicated PC software (No. 12 ASTM) opening, 120 mm
M 48-D0612/A1 dia., 160 mm high.
M 48-D0457 Weight: 0,3 kg approx.
Stainless steel mesh basket, 600 μm
Metal can 2000 ml cap., with
(No. 30 ASTM) opening, 120 mm
removable lid and 1 kg ballast. M 48-D0612/A3
dia., 160 mm high.
Conforming to EN 1367-1 Stainless steel mesh basket, 9.5 mm
Weight: 0,3 kg approx.
(3/8”) opening, 200 mm dia., 200
Used for the determination of resistance mm high. Weight: 1 kg approx.
to freezing and thawing of aggregates
including lightweight types.

A Weight: 2.5 kg approx.

48-D0457 48-D0612/A3

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48 Thermal and weathering properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AGGREGATES

Determination of drying shrinkage and resistance to thermal shock

 Determination of drying shrinkage M 62-L0035  Determination of resistance


Length comparator to thermal shock
q STANDARD
M 62-L0035/A
EN 1367-4
Length comparator. Digital version q STANDARD
EN 1367-5
The scope of this test is the determination of
the effect of aggregates on the drying shrin- General description and specifications
This test involves heating soaked aggre-
kage of concrete. The test is based on the This apparatus is used to determine the gates to 700°C for 3 min and comparing
testing of concretes of fixed mix proportions changes in length of cement prisms in the the loss in fines, and the strength loss,
and aggregates of 20 mm max. size. accelerated soundness test. It is also used determined in accordance with EN 1097-2,
to measure length changes of 40x40x160 before and after the heat test.
M 48-D0453 mm, and other sizes of cement and con-
Prism mould 50x50x200 mm com- crete specimens. The instrument consists of M 10-D1419
plete with steel inserts. Three gang an analogic or digital dial gauge, which is Muffle furnace 1100°C max. tempe-
model mounted on a steel frame. The top anvil is rature. High capacity, floor mounting
adjustable to suit the required specimen. model. 220-380 V, 50-60 Hz, 3 ph.
A Weight approx.: 8 kg
B Overall dimensions:
180x180x490 mm
A Weight approx.: 10.5 kg

Accessories
48-D0453
s62-L0034/3
Reference rod, 205 mm long

10-D1419

Specifications
Max. temperature: 1100°C
Electronic thermoregulator
and 24 hour timer
Power: 9000 W
62-L0035 Detail of the analogic version
Inside dimensions:
300x220x500 mm (wxhxd)
M 48-D0453/1 B Outside dimensions:
Steel inserts for 48-D0453. 750x1650x1100 mm (wxhxd)
Pack of 12 A Weight approx.: 400 kg

Accessories

s48-D0454/1 Metal test plate


440x240x4 mm thick with 12 mm high
turned lip

s48-D0454/2 Metal support frame


for metal test plate

s48-D0454/3 Fire proof plate


450x250x10 mm thick

s48-D0454/4 Stainless steel sieve


62-L0035/A
fabric, 2 mm aperture, 250x445 mm size

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AGGREGATES
48
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chemical properties
Chloride, carbonate content / Potential reactivity / Organic impurities

 chloride content of  carbonate content of aggregates Used in the test method for
the chemical determina-
fine aggregates - bs812 tion of potential reactivity
M 48-D0543 M 48-D0570 of aggregates with alkalies
Quantab chloride titrator, type Gasometer Dietrich-Früling in Portland cement con-
crete. Manufactured from
1175 (711175), range 0.005% to
General description and specifications corrosion-resistant metal
0.1% Na Cl. Bottle of 40 strips and fitted with an airtight
Used for the determination of CaCO3 espe- cover.
M 48-D0543/A cially in limestone and lime marl. It consists 48-D0545
Capacity: 59 cm3 approx.
Quantab chloride titrator, type of a glass container in which the reaction
1176 (711176), range 0.05% to between the calcium carbonate contained Three gang mould
1% Na Cl. Bottle of 40 strips in the products and a solution of hydro-
chloric acid takes place. The gas given off
q STANDARD
UNI 8520-22
is collected and measured with a suitable
General description and specifications
device connected with the container. Being
A simple and quick method to determine measured the volume of gas (CO2) given off M 62-L0009/A
the chloride content of fine aggregates. The it can be related with the quantity of CaCO3 Three gang prism mould 25x25x280
silver dichromate strip will react with any contained in the sample. mm (gauge length 294 mm)
chloride in the solution and the calibrated
column will indicate the proportional con- B Dimensions of gasometer Used for determining the potential reactivi-
centration of chloride. Bottle containing 40 (assembled): ty of alkali in aggregates. Made of steel with
strips and calibration chart. 400x200x1100 mm approx. minimum surface hardness of HV200.
A Weight approx.: 12 kg Accessories and spares

s62-L0035 or 62-L0035/A Length


comparator (see page 302 for more
information)

s62-L0009/A2
Reference rod 294 mm

s62-L0009/A1
Spare plugs for 62-L0009/A mould
48-D0543, D0543/A
Pack of 20 pieces
 Organic impurities
in fine aggregates

q STANDARD
ASTM C40, UNI 8020-14

Test bottles

M 48-D1090 62-L0009/A
Graduated impurities test bottle Colour scale
500 ml. ASTM C40
M 48-D0850/A
Colour standard with 5 organic glass
M 48-D1091
48-D0570 scales mounted in plastic holder
Graduated impurities test bottle
1000 ml
 Potential reactivity of aggregates

q STANDARD
ASTM C289, UNI 8520-22 (Oct. 86),
NF P94 048

M 48-D0545
Reaction container
48-D1090, 48-D0850/A
48-D1091

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48 Chemical properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AGGREGATES

Sample reduction

 Sample reduction M 48-D0535/A The machine is supplied complete with:


Hammer mill for laboratory. - screens of 1, 2 and 3 mm opening
M 48-D0530/A 380 V, 50 Hz, 3 ph. - safety microswitch
Laboratory crusher. General description
- electric control board
220-380 V, 50 Hz, 3 ph. - filtering hose
The hammer mill executes the grinding - powder collector
General description and specifications operation using the principle of the com-
bination of three efforts: impact, shear and B Dimensions: 500x600x900 mm
Used to crush aggregates, core samples, rebound. Once entered into the grinding
and similar materials when a reduction in chamber through the hopper, the material
A Weight: 64 kg
sample size is necessary. The crusher has a reaches the wished fineness and trough the
jaw opening of 100x60 mm and can produ- filtering hoses arrives to the collector.
ce from 100 to 400 kg of material per hour. Accessories
The movement of the jaws can be regulated General specifications
from 5 to 15 mm.
s48-D0535/A1
Screen of 4 mm opening
The laboratory crusher is supplyed with a - Grinding chamber dia. 180 mm
separate control panel - 3,4 interchangeable fixed hammers
- Output grain size: “rise” type (4÷5 mm)
- Possibility of installing screens with Spare parts
Motor: 736 W
various opening size according to the
B Dimensions: 650x550x500 mm wished grain size s48-D0535/A3
Screen of 1 mm opening
A Weight approx.: 90 kg - Max. hardness of the material to grind:
6÷7 Mohs s48-D0535/A4
- Maximum capacity: 50 kg/h Screen of 2 mm opening
- 380 V, 50 Hz, 3 ph., 500 W
s48-D0535/A5
Screen of 3 mm opening

48-D0530/A

48-D0535/A

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