Concrete Slump Testing
Slump Test Equipment, continued
The concrete slump value determined in this test is used to find the water-cement ratio in mixes. By measuring the difference between the mold height and the height of the specimen, researchers are able to evaluate the concrete consistency. The test is carried out from batch to batch to ensure uniformity of different loads.
In most cases, the test is conducted according to the ASTM C143 specification. The test equipment required includes a standard slump cone, a slump base plate and a graduated tamping rod used to both tamp the concrete mixture and measure the amount of slump. In addition, accessories such as material scoops, funnels, brushes and trowels are often used.
Humboldt provides a complete collection of slump cone testing equipment including test sets, individual components and the K Slump Tester to implement accurate and simple slump testing for the construction industry.