Self-contained Basic Swell Consolidometers are used to conduct swell expansion tests on soil specimens in 2.44 (62mm) or 2.50in (63.5mm) diameters. Specimens are prepared by compacting soil into the stainless steel Compaction Rings. Compacted specimens are placed in the Consolidometer between two Porous Stones and loaded with a weight to produce a 60lb/ft² (2.87kPa) load on the sample. A Dial Indicator is set to the initial sample height and the Consolidometer is filled with water to begin the test.
Each unit is equipped with a stainless steel base with acrylic ring, specimen Compaction Ring, and a Loading Weight. Contact us for other Loading Weights. Top and bottom Porous Stones along with an adjustable Dial Indicator stand and bracket are also included. A Dial Indicator is required for the test, but purchased separately.
Karol-Warner offers Basic Swell Consolidometers in two models:
The 2.44in Basic Swell Consolidometer comes complete with a specimen Compaction Ring, top 2.42in Diameter Porous Stone 0.25in Thick, and a bottom 3.31in Diameter Porous Stone 0.25in Thick. It also includes a 60lb/ft² Loading Weight for 2.44in Diameter Samples.
The 2.5in Basic Swell Consolidometer comes complete with a specimen Compaction Ring, top 2.485in Diameter Porous Stone 0.25in Thick, and a bottom 3.31in Diameter Porous Stone 0.25in Thick. It also includes a 60lb/ft² Loading Weight for 2.5in Diameter Samples.
- Simple, compact, all-in-one design
- Stainless steel and hard-coat aluminum construction
- Available in two sizes
- Basic Swell Consolidometer
- Top Porous Stone
- Bottom Porous Stone
- Loading Weight
- Compaction Ring
- Adjustable Dial Indicator stand and bracket