Testing Equipment for Soil Density and Compaction
Nuclear Gauge Accessories
Electrical Density Gauge
Density Drive Sampler
Compaction — Density, continued
Nuclear gauges are built rugged for the day-to-day rigors of construction projects. These gauges are built to last using high-quality Noryl® PPO material, which is one of the most dimensionally stable thermoplastics available. Humboldt gauges are also “Field Serviceable”. If you have a problem with your Humboldt gauge, chances are we can quickly get a part out to you, which you can install on your own, saving you lots of time and money.
The Electrical Density Gauge (EDG) is a nuclear-free alternative for determining the moisture and density of compacted soils used in road beds and foundations. The EDG is a portable, battery-powered instrument capable of being used anywhere without the concerns and regulations associated with nuclear safety. When conducting a test, the EDG measures and displays the results for wet and dry density, gravimetric moisture content and percent compaction.
The H-4245 Sand Cone Apparatus determines the in-place density of soils having a maximum particle size of up to 2" (51mm) using test hole volumes of approximately 0.1ft3 (2.8L). The H-4249 4.5" Sand Cone Apparatus can be used when it is desired to collect a smaller sample or when gathering a sample is difficult due to extremely hard compacted soil.
Voluvessels are used for in-place density measurements of compacted or firmly bonded soils. Using a rubber balloon apparatus, direct readings can be made through a graduated cylinder.
Density Drive Samplers determine in-place density by driving a thin-walled tube into a relatively undisturbed soil sample. They are typically used to verify compacted fill placement.