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Balloon Density Apparatus

Product Code

UTS-0990            Balloon Density Apparatus 1600 ml ASTM
UTS-0992            Balloon Density Apparatus 3000 ml NF

Standards

ASTM D2167; NF P94-061-2: AASHTO T205

UTS-0990 (1600 ml) and UTS-0992 (3000 ml) Balloon Density Apparatus are used for the on-site determination of the density of well bonded soil according to the ASTM and French standards respectively.

UTS-0990 consists of a graduated cylinder of 1596 ml capacity housed inside an aluminium guard, a reversible rubber aspirator pump, a density plate 9 inches square, and 12 rubber balloons. The principle of operation is similar to the sand replacement but the hole is filled by a rubber balloon where water is pumped. The amount of water can be easily determined by the graduation of the cylinder.

The capacity of UTS-0992 apparatus is 3000 ml. A metal cylinder is filled with water which is then pumped into a rubber membrane mounted on the base of the cylinder. The water pressure is controlled by a pressure gauge and the volume of the balloon is measured on the graduated piston stem.

NF Type Balloon Densityi apparatus is supplied complete with

Reinforced Membranes, 6 pcs./pack

Base Plate,

Locking Clamps, 3 pcs.

ASTM Type Balloon Density Apparatus is supplied Apparatus  ;

Rubber balloons, 12 pcs./pack 

Density Plate

Product Code

Dimensions

Weight (approx.)

UTS-0990

250x250x700 mm

7 kg

UTS-0992

360x360x1000 mm

10 kg