Soil science laboratory equipment

Sand Density Cone Apparatus

Make: LabTek

Model: SUN-SL-020

Origin: India

Standards: ASTM D1556 | AASHTO T191 | NF P94-061-3

Specification: The verification of the degree of compaction can be determinate on site by a simple procedure consisting essentially in removing and weighing a part of compacted soil and replacing in the hole with sand by a simple apparatus recording the volume of sand and then calculating the density of the removed soil.
We propose three models to be selected conforming to the size of grained soils. The bigger version is recommended for gravel and coarse-grained soil.

The set includes the Double cone, two plastic sand jar and metal base plate except this model which is supplied with one acrylic sand container only.
The model 6.5” dia. (165.1 mm) model can be completed with a calibrating container. See accessories.

Sand Density Cone Apparatus

Sand replacement set parts

Part description4” model6.5” model12” model
Double cone  
Plastic sand jar (2 pieces)  
Metal base plate
With flanged (rimmed) hole
Weight approx. of complete set3 kg3 kg20 kg

Each part can be purchased individually  
Calibrating container for 35-T0129, 6.5” dia. (165.1 mm) test set. 165 mm internal diameter, 187 mm deep.

  • Weight approx.: 5 kg

Standard sand 0.3 to 0.6 mm grain size conf. to ASTM/AASHTO/BS. Sack of 50 kg.
Standard sand 0.4 to 2 mm grain size conf. to CNR 22. Sack of 50 kg.
Used to dig, level and remove the soil during the field density tests.
 Metal dibber. Weight 300 g
 Scraper. Weight 600 g
 Steel pointed rod. Weight 100 g.
 Density spoon. Weight 150 g.
 Rubber mallet 50 mm dia. Weight 1 kg.
 Hammer, 300 g.
 Club hammer, 2 kg.
 Density pick. Weight 1 kg.
 Chisel 300 mm long. Weight 1 kg.
 Lever lid tin, 5 liters cap, Weight 100 g.

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