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SOIL/Triaxial
High Capacity Triaxial Chambers
Function
For triaxial testing in variouos loading devices
Testing Standards
ASTM D-2850 (Model T-160 only).
Specifications
Sample size
Load Capacity
Lateral Pressure
Cylinder Head
Loading Piston
Base
Cylinder.
Port Holes.
Filter Discs
Membranes
Data Sheets.

refer to model number below.


15000 lbs. (680 kg.)
200 psi (1380 KPa) max.
Polished aluminium.
Lapped stainless steel in bronze retaining sleeve, 1 diam.
Aluminium, 12 x 12.
Steel; 8 diam. X thick.
Clear plastic windows.
Porous corundum; two included.
Opaque latex; 0.014 nominal thickness; one doz. Included.
One pad each of DT-1, DT-2 and DT-3.

MODELS
Includes valves and fittings for control lines. Model T-160 Shown.
T-160. For 4 diam. X 8 I. samples. 2 port holes
T-162. For 6 diam. X 12 I. samples. 4 port holes
WEIGHTS
T-160:
Net 57 lbs.; Shpg. 65lbs.
T-162:
Net 67 lbs.; Shpg. 75lbs.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
T- 306 Corundum Porous Stone. 4.0 diam. X thick. Net Wt. lb.
(0.1 Kg.); Shpg. Wt. lb. (0.23 Kg.)
T- 321 Corundum Porous Stone. 6 diam. X thick.
T- 614 Triaxial Membranes. 4.0 diam x 12 I. ; one doz.
T- 618 Triaxial Membranes. 6.0 diam x 16 I. ; one doz. Shpg. Wt. 1 lb.
DT-1
Initial Data and Water Content Sheets. 8 x 11 ; pad of 100
sheets.
DT-2
Consolidation Data Sheets. 8 x 11 ; pad of 100 sheets.
DT-3
Quick Test Data and Computation Sheets. 8 x 11 ; pad of 100
sheets.
T-332
Neoprene Gasket 8 o.d. x 1/16 thick.

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EXTRA HIGH CAPACITY CHAMBERS
Function
Demountable chambers for triaxial testing in various loading devices.
Testing Standards
ASTM D-2850 (Model T-163 only).
Specifications
Sample size
Load Capacity
Lateral Pressure
Cylinder Head
Loading Piston
Base
Cylinder.
Mounting.
Filter Discs
number.
Membranes
Data Sheets.

refer to model number below.


20000 lbs. (9074 kg.)
250 psi (1724 KPa) max.
Steel; with steel gland.
Lapped stainless steel in bronze retaining sleeve, 1 diam.
Steel plate; 8 x 8 x 2 thick.
Steel; 6 diam. X thick; two port holes.
Semi-permanent.
Porous corundum; 2 per sample size indicated by model
Opaque latex; 0.014 nominal thickness; 1 doz. Per sample
size indicated by model.
One pad each of DT-1, DT-2 and DT-3.

MODELS
Includes valves and fittings for control lines.
T-163. For 2.8 diam. X 5 I. samples.
T-164. For 2.8 diam. X 4.0 diam. Samples.
WEIGHTS
T-163:
Net 93 lbs.; Shpg. 108 lbs.
T-164:
Net 96 lbs.; Shpg. 112 lbs.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
T- 304 Porous Corundum Stone. 2.8 diam. X
T- 306 Porous Corundum Stone. 4.0 diam. X
(0.1 Kg.); Shpg. Wt. lb. (0.23 Kg.)
T- 610 Triaxial Membranes. 2.8 diam x 10 I.
T- 618 Triaxial Membranes. 4.0 diam x 12 I.
DT-1
sheets.
DT-2
DT-3
sheets.
T-330

thick
thick. Net Wt. lb.
; one doz.
; one doz. Shpg. Wt. 1 lb.

Initial Data and Water Content Sheets. 8 x 11 ; pad of 100


Consolidation Data Sheets. 8 x 11 ; pad of 100 sheets.
Quick Test Data and Computation Sheets. 8 x 11 ; pad of 100
Neoprene Gasket 6 o.d. x 1/16 thick.

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High pressure Triaxial Chambers


Function
For triaxial testing with compression machines.
Specifications
Sample size
Load Capacity
Lateral Pressure
Chamber
Loading Piston
Pump
Pump Capacity
Gauges
Platens
Ports.
leads.

refer to model number


450000 lbs. (204174 kg.)
8000 psi (55172 KPa) max.
8 i.d. x 11 o.d. x 1 wall thickness;
removable head; air release valve
4 diam. ; 2stroke
Manually operated hydraulic; two-speed concentric; with
reservoir and quick release valve
Up to 3 triaxial tests; 9cu. In. fluid/stroke
8 diam. ; one 5000 psi. one 10 000 psi.
Upper swivel mounted to piston; two sets included; with
sample centering sleevs
Four; with copper conducting terminals for strain gauge

Models
Included relief valve, fluid dumping pan, hydraulic fluid, disconnects, gauge
and pump lines, connections. Model T-8040 shown.
T-8000 For 2 diam. x 4 h. and 3 diam. x 6 h. samples; 22-5/8 h. (57.5 cm).
T-8040
For 4 diam. x 8 h. and 6 diam. x 12 h. samples; 28-1/2 h. (72.39
cm).
WEIGHTS
T-8000:
Shpg. 600 lbs. (272.2 kg.)
T-8040:
Net 500 lbs. (226.8 kg); Shpg. 650 lbs. (294.9 kg)
Accessories/Options
CT-980. Testing Machine, 400000lb. capacity. With load platens and gauge.
Net Wt. 2200 lbs.
G-282. High Vacuum Grease. 5.3 oz. tube. Box of 12.

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Compression Testing Machine


Function
Designed for use with T-8000 Series High Pressure Triaxial Chambers.
Specifications
Capacity
400000 lbs
Dimensions 34 x 36 x 69 h.
Frame
12 wide.
Models
Note: Shown with Model T-8000 Triaxial Chamber.
CT-980. Includes load platens and gauge.
Weights
Net 2200 lbs.

High Pressure Triaxial Chamber for Pulsating Load Tests

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Function
For pulsating load testing of rock samples and concrete cylinders.
Secifications
Sample size
Load Capacity
Lateral Pressure
Chamber
Loading Piston
Pump
Gauge
Platens
Ports.
Installation

6 diam. x 12 l.
450000 lbs. (204174 kg.)
8000 psi (55172 KPa) max.
8 i.d. x 12 o.d. x 29 1/4 h.
4 diam.
Manually operated hydraulic; with reservoir
8 diam.
Upper swivel mounted to piston; lower platen with sleeve
type positioning guide; 6diam.
Four; for strain gauge leads.
For convetional testing machines; or pulsating or oscillating
loading or hydraulic systems.

Models
Includes blow out protection system, hydraulic fluid and connecting lines. T8005.
Weights
Net 650 lbs. (294.9 kg); Shpg. 800 lbs. (362.9 kg)

Super Pressure Triaxial Chamber

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For triaxial testing of rock samples up to 15000 psi (103448kPa) lateral
pressure.
Specifications
Sample sizes
diam. x 6 h.
Load Capacity
Lateral Pressure
Chamber
Loading Piston
Pump
Gauges
Platens
Ports.

7/8 diam. x 2 h. ; 2 - 1/4 diam. x 4 h. ; and 3


450000 lbs. (204174 kg.)
15000 psi (103448 KPa) max.
7 i.d. x 13 o.d. x 22 1/4 h. ; air release valve.
3 1/2 diam. ; 2 stroke.
Manually operated hydraulic; two speed concentric; with 5
gal. reservoir and quick release valve.
8 diam. ; one 5000psi, one 10000 psi.
Upper swivel mounted to piston; with sample centering
sleeves.
Four; with connections for strain gauge leads.

Models
Includes relief valve, fluid dumping pan, hydraulic fluid, disconnects, gauge and
pump lines, connections.
T-8150.
Weights
Net 620 lbs. (281.2 kg) ; Shpg. 800 lbs. (362.9 kg).
Replacement Parts
T-8150-04. 15000 psi Pressure Gauge. 8 diam.
Super Pressure Triaxial Chamber, Large Samples
Function
For triaxial testing of rocks samples up to 15000 psi (103448 kPa) lateral
pressure
Specifications
Same as Model T-8150 except:
Samples Sizes
4 diam. x 8 h. ; and 6 diam. x 12 h.
Chamber
8 1/2 i.d. x 16 o.d. x 31 h.
Loading Piston
4 diam. ; 2 stroke.
Models
T-8154.
Weights
Net 1350 lbs. (612.4 kg); Shpg. 1500 lbs. (680.4 kg).
Replacement Parts
T-8150-04. 15000 psi Pressure Gauge. 8 diam.

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Triaxial Chamber for Rock


Function
For triaxial testing of 2 1/8 diam. rock cores at 10000 psi (68966 kPa) lateral
pressure.
Specifications
Sample sizes
Lateral Pressure
Chamber
Fluid Capacity
Strain Indicator
Bleed Valves
Ports.

2 - 1/8 diam. x 4 - 1/4 to 5 1/3 I.


10000 psi (68966 KPa) max.
Includes base with handles, cylinder, cylinder head with
handle, upper and lower platens, spherical head cap and
strain probe support rod.
21 cu. in. with sample
Dial. type; 0.3 x 0.0001; 2 face.
High pressure, one on cylinder for air and one on base for
fluid.
Lateral pressure; pore pressure; strain gauge; and
saturation water and/or vacuum connection.

Models
Includes 6 I. high pressure hose.
T-8160.
Weights
Net 70 lbs. (31.8 kg); Shpg. 90 lbs. (40.8 kg)
Accessories/Options
CT-980- Testing Machine, 400000lbs. (181488 kg) capacity.
CT-715G. Electric Pump. For use with CT-980
T-8170- Control Console.
G-282. High Vacuumm Grease. 5.3 oz. tube. Box of 12.
Special Note
Requires testing machine, control console and pump for operation.

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High Pressure Triaxial Control Console


Function
Applies and controls lateral pressure to triaxial chambers
Specifications
Lateral pressure
Power
Pump
Pressure
Gauges
Pressure relief.
Outlets
Mounting

10000 psi (68966 kPa) max.


100 psi (690 kPa) compressed air.
Hidraulic; 115 actual area ratio.
11000 psi (75862 kPa) fluid at 100 psi (690 kPa) air pressure.
Two; one for full capacity, one for 50% of capacity.
Dome controlled back pressure regulator.
One for main pressure plus two auxiliary for optional or
additional hook ups.
On tour-wheel metal cart.

Models
Includes fittings for hook-up with chamber and testing machine.
T-8170.
Weights
Shpg. 250 lbs. (113.4 kg)
Triaxial Panel Board with Stand
Function
Control board for traixial testing; stand design allows use with bench model
triaxial apparatus.
Testing Standards
ASTM D-2850.
Specifications
Panel
Water and pressure reservoirs; volumetric pipettes; manifold
and valve
systems.
Tanks
Fluid storage and equalizing air storage
Base
Triangular Shaped casting with toe space
Models
Disassembles in three pieces.
T-116.
Weights
Net 100 lbs. ; Shpg. 230 lbs.

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Triaxial Panel Board


Function
Ccontrol panel for sample saturation in triaxial testing.
Testing standards
ASTM D-2850.
Specifications
Construction
Reservoir Tanks
Valves
Pipette
Standpipes
Mounting
Dimensions

All aluminium; baked enamel finish.


Integrally cast in place and sealed.
Needle type; stainless steel.
Shows drainage from specimen.
One for water level indicator, one connects to saturation line.
three slots provided.
6 w. x 3 d. x 28 h.

Models
T-117.
Weights
Net 19 lbs.; Shpg. 25 lbs.

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Porous Stones
Function
Retain soil sample and allow water to pass.
Specifications
Porosity
Particle Size
Density
Tolerance

45 to 50%; medium grade.


25 to 50 microns.
117 lbs. (53.1 kg) each
+/- 1/16 (1.57 mm)

Models
Corundum Stones:
T-299. 1.3 diam. x thick.
T-300. 1.4 diam. x thick.
T-298. 1.75 diam. x thick.
T-301. 1.875 diam. x thick.
T-302. 2 diam. x thick.
C-951. 2 15/32 diam. x 1/2 thick.
T-303. 2.5 diam. x thick.
T-308. 2.5 diam. x thick.
T-309. 2.75 diam. x thick.
T-304. 2.8 diam. x thick.
T-305. 3 diam. x thick.
T-317. 3 diam. x thick.
T-318. 3.75 diam. x thick.
T-306. 4 diam. x thick.
T-319. 4 diam. x thick.
C-996. 4 3/8 diam. x thick.
T-3205. 5 diam. x thick.
T-324. 5 15/16 diam. x thick.
T-321. 6 diam. x thick.
T-3225. 7 15/16 diam. x 1 thick.
Bronze Stones:
T-310. 1.4 diam. x thick.
T-312. 2.0 diam. x thick.
T-313. 2.5 diam. x thick.
T-314. 2.8 diam. x thick.
T-316. 4.0 diam. x thick.
Weights
Net lb. (0.1 kg); Shpg. lb. (0.23 kg).

Triaxial Membranes

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Function
Enclose soil sample for triaxial testing
Models
All of opaque latex; wall thicknesses are nominal.
0.014 thick:
T-600. 1.40 diam. x 8 I. ; 1 doz.
T-602. 1.875 diam. x 8 I. ; 1 doz.
T-604. 2.00 diam. x 9 I. ; 1 doz.
T-606. 2.36 diam. x 9 I. ; 1 doz.
T-608. 2.50 diam. x 9 I. ; 1 doz.
T-610. 2.80 diam. x 10 I. ; 1 doz.
T-612. 3.00 diam. x 10 I. ; 1 doz.
T-614. 4.00 diam. x 12 I. ; 1 doz.
T-616. 5.00 diam. x 15 I. ; 1 doz.
T-618. 6.00 diam. x 16 I. ; 1 doz.
0.008 thick:
T-620. 1.40 diam. x 8 I. ; 1 doz.
T-622. 1.875 diam. x 8 I. ; 1 doz.
T-624. 2.00 diam. x 9 I. ; 1 doz.
T-626. 2.36 diam. x 9 I. ; 1 doz.
T-628. 2.50 diam. x 9 I. ; 1 doz.
T-630. 2.80 diam. x 10 I. ; 1 doz.
T-632. 3.00 diam. x 10 I. ; 1 doz.
Weights
Shpg. 1lb.

Triaxial Membrane Jackets


Function

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Stretch Membrane by means of vacuum line to allow insertion of soil sample
without any disturbance.
Specifications
Construction
connections.
Walls
Models
Includes
P-40.
P-42.
P-43.
P-41.
P-49.

Cast aluminium; two half-cylinder sections with pin


15/64 thick.

vacuum line and fittings.


1.4 diam. sample.
2.0 diam. sample.
2.5 diam. sample.
2.8 diam. sample.
4.0 diam. sample.

Weights
Net 11 lbs.; Shpg. 16 lbs.
Triaxial Compaction Molds
Function
Regulate sample shape and allow forming of sample within its membrane
enclosure; vacuum line holds membrane to wall during sample formation.
Specifications
ConstructionMachined cast aluminium; split-type held with two C clamps;
with alignment pins.
Lower end. Recessed to fit triaxial test pedestals
Fittings
For vacuum connection.
Wall
17/64 thick
Models
P-47
P-45
P-46
P-48
P-41
P-42

1.4
2.0
2.5
2.8
4.0
6.0

diam.
diam.
diam.
diam.
diam.
diam.

sample.
sample.
sample.
sample.
sample.
sample.

Weights
Net 11 lbs.; Shpg. 16 lbs.

Straight Edge
Function
Levels sample in molds.

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Testing Standards
ASTM D-698, 1557; AASHTO T-99, 180.
Models
CN-838. Steel; 12 I. x 1 w. x 1/8 thick.
Weights
Net 1 lb. ; Shpg 2 lbs.
Trimmer Ring
Function
Cuts sample to size.
Specifications
Construction
Sample Size

Machined seamless steel tubing


4 -7/16 diam. x 1 h.

Models
P-94.
Weights
Net 4 oz.; Shpg. 12 oz.
Split Miter Boxes
Function
Regulates trimming of sample size; split for ease of insertion and removal of
sample
Specifications
Construction
Positioning

Hexagon-shaped aluminum; inside and ends machined


With 4 pins.

Models
P-6.
1.4 diam. x 2.8 I. sample size.
P-8.
1.875 diam. x 3.75 I. sample size.
P-10.
2.8 diam. x 5.6 I. sample size.
Weights
P-6: Net 1/2 lb.; Shpg. 1 lb.
P-8: Net 3/4 lb.; Shpg. 1 1/2 lbs.
P-10: Net 2 lbs.; Shpg. 4 lbs.
Circular Miter Boxes
Function
Regulates trimming of sample size

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Models
Machined steel; plated
P-20.
1.4 diam. x 2.8 I. sample size.
P-22.
1.875 diam. x 3.75 I. sample size.
P-24.
2.8 diam. x 5.6 I. sample size.
Weights
P-20: Net 1/2 lb.; Shpg. 1 lb.
P-22: Net 1 lb.; Shpg. 2 lbs.
P-24: Net 2 lb.; Shpg. 4 lbs.
Open miter Box
Function
Regulates trimming of sample size.
Specifications
Sample Size
2.8 diam.
Construction
Stainless Steel
Scale
Built-in; 6
Overall Dimension 8 w. x 6d. x 4 1/4 h.
Models
P-12
Weights
Net 2 lbs. (1kg); Shpg. 4 lbs. (2kg)

Open Miter Box


Function
Regulates trimming of sample size
Models
P-36. Cadmium plated steel; 3.2 w x 3 - 1/2 h. opening
Weights
Net 6 lbs. (3kg); Shpg. 10 lbs. (5kg)

Hand Specimen Trimmer


Function
Facilitates mounting and rotation of soil sample for trimming.
Specifications
Trim Size

For 1.4 and 2.8 diam. samples

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Uprights
Specimen Cap.
Grippers

Guide wire saw to control final sample diam.


Moves vertically for various sample heights.
Hold sample

Models
P-405
Weights
Net 16 lbs.; Shpg. 20 lbs.
Motorized Soil Lathe
Function
Facilitates mounting and motorized rotation of soil sample for trimming
Specifications
Sample Size
Samples Grips
Motor
Controls
Housing
Mounting
Dimensions

1.4 and 2.8 diam


Vane type; for top and bottom of sample; grips for both
sample sizes included
Variable speed control for sample rotation
Motor lever; on/off switch; indicator light
Enameled Steel
Bench or table; four lugs included
12 w. x 10 d. x 20 h. ; 7 3/4 h. base

Models
Includes trimming blade knife and narrow wire saw
P-400A 110v AC, 60Hz, 1 diam.
P-400A-8 220v AC, 50Hz, 1 diam.
Weights
Net 40 lbs. ; Shpg. 65 lbs.

Triaxial Pore Pressure Apparatus


Function
Measures pore pressure during triaxial testing
Specifications
Construction
Reservoir Tank
Fittings

cast aluminum
integrally cast into panel board
brass

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Valves
Gauges
Pipette
Needle

needle type
Compound; large dials
For balancing pressure; 1.00ml x 0.1ml
1/8 diam. ; with fittings and connecting tube.

Models
PP-25
Weights
Net 30 lbs.; Shpg. 80 lbs.
Replacement Parts
PP-26 Pore Pressure Needle. With fittings and connecting tube. Net Wt. 1/4 lb.;
Shpg. Wt. 1/2 lb.

Digital Pore Pressure Readout Set


Function
Quickly and accurately reads pore pressures in triaxial test samples of soils
without
time-consuming balancing
Specifications
Transducer:
Pressure Range
Overload Limit
Accuracy
Connection
Construction
Dimensions
Displacement
Cable
Excitation
Voltage
Operating
Temperature
Compensated
Temperature
Readout unit:
Readout
Accuracy
Temperature
Compensation
and span
Calibration
Signal input
Output

0-500 psi (0-3448 kPa)


1000 psi (6896 kPa)
within 1% full scale
To base port of triaxial chamber
Stainless steel; with 1/4 male pipe thread adapter
1 diam. x 2 I. (254 x 508mm)
6.1 x 10-7 in.3/psi (14.5 x 10-7 cm3/kPa)
8 long
5 to 6v AC or DC
-65 to 200 F. (-54 to 93C)
30 to 130F. (-1 to 54.5C)
4-digit Led; with zero and span adjustments
+/- 0.1% at terminals
+/- 0.3% full scale/ 100F. ; (37.8C) typical for both zero
English or metric; please specify
18-36mv/V at 5 volts
0-10v DC at 1mA max. ;4 digit (500 psi or 3448 kPa)

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Dimensions

7 w. x 8 d. x 3 h. (178 x 203 x 76 mm.)

Models
PP-50 105-125v AC, 50/60 Hz.
PP-50-4 210-240v AC, 50/60 Hz.
Weights
Net 3.4 lbs. (1.5 kg); Shpg. 5 lbs. (2.3 kg).
Replacement Parts
PP-40. Pore Pressure Transducer Only
PP-45. Pore Pressure Readout Unit Only. 105-125v AC, 50/60 Hz
PP-45-4. Pore Pressure Readout Unit Only. 210-240v AC, 50/60 Hz
Special Note
When ordering, please specify English or Metric Calibration

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