Find Online Laboratory Testing Equipment for Concrete and Other Materials

Aug 4th 2014 at 2:43 AM

Construction works can seem unscientific to an outside observer, but behind the quickly poured concrete slabs, new road bases and top surfaces and earth moving works there is rigid quality assurance testing. In Australia these tests are specified by Standards Australia and reviewed periodically. The facilities that conduct these tests are also often accredited by NATA, the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia.

The procedure for common tests such as the determination of compressive strength has changed in only small ways since being standardised. In Australia test samples are commonly a 100 mm diameter cylinder, 200 mm deep. These are tested to breaking in compression testing machines. Slight irregularities are corrected by using a sulphur or natural rubber cap during testing, though more recently precise grinding of the samples offers a less messy and quicker method which better represents the real strength of the sample.

Geophysical works can require testing before construction to determine the properties of the soil that buildings foundations will rest. During construction monitoring systems and further testing can confirm the effects of the building works on the surrounding environment and structures.

There are many other such laboratory testing equipment available, suitable to test many materials. Aggregate, soil, rock, cement, concrete and asphalt systems are available.

Access to a suitable testing laboratory is essential to produce quality work in whatever building one is constructing. Having in house testing capabilities, either as part of a company laboratory or an onsite mobile laboratory can reduce testing costs and ensure results are available quickly from a lab set up to your specifications.

The laboratory and concrete testing equipment are sold at a comparable price range at some select online stores. Prepare a list of equipment you would need in your next project and contact the online stores to make an excellent deal out of it.

About the Company:

PCTE specialises in the sale and hire of Concrete Non-destructive Testing equipment and the sale of laboratory testing equipment. Our product range is sourced from around the world to offer you a one stop shop with all of the latest systems. PCTE have a long history in the assessment of concrete testing equipment and with our new partner UTest we can now offer a wide range of laboratory testing equipment as well.

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