Consolidation Apparatus

Consolidation Apparatus Consolidation Apparatus Product Code: EKE 125
Standrad: Standards IS:2720 (Part 15), IS:12287, BS:1377, ASTM D2435

The standard outfit comprises of a fixed ring type of consolidometer cell for testing specimens of 60 mm dia x 20 mm thick, but the unit is so designed that specimens of varying sizes from 50 mm dia to 100 mm dia can also be tested. Besides, the same loading unit can be used with floating ring consolidometer cells, which can be supplied at extra cost.
The standard outfit is supplied with a set of weights to give a total pressure of 10 kg/cm² (besides a seating load of 0.05 kg/cm² on the specimen), but an additional set of weights are required to reach the full capacity of 20 kg/cm².
The necessary accessories to perform the permeability test of the 'Varying Head' type can also be provided at extra cost.

Electronic Measurement System

Digital readout reduces the possibility of operator error
Direct reading in mm
Plug-in transducer module system
Facility for connecting readout unit to compatible logging or printing system
Electronic sensing parts are easy to couple with existing ENKAY Models

Electronic measurement of the vertical consolidation of soil specimen, using a displacement transducer connected to a precalibrated readout unit, offers an operator all the advantages of digital display without the errors which can occur when reading conventional dial gauges.
The basic equipment for monitoring a test comprises a readout unit and one transducer module for connection to one consolidation frame. Consolidation is measured by mounting the transducer in the same position as a conventional dial gauge. The movement of the transducer stem acts in exactly the same way as would the dial gauge spindle and is converted into an electrical signal. The signal is then displayed in true engineering units on the readout unit. For three gang unit or six gang unit, 3 or 6 transducer modules are used, but the readout unit is of three or six channel type. The constituents of various models are detailed in the table given on the next page.

Consolidation of clay deposits leads to distress in buildings such as cracks and failures. Consolidation is the reduction of volume of soil due to expulsion of water from its pore space caused by sustained loading

 

EKE 125

Single Cell

EKE 126

3-gang

EKE 127

Single Cell

Electronic

EKE 128

Electronic

System

EKE 129

3-gang

Electronic

for EKE 127

EKE 130

Electronic

System for

EKE 129

EKE 127-1

Single Cell

Electronic with

ENKAY Data

Acquisition

System

EKE 129-1

3-gang

Electronic with

ENKAY Data

Acquisition

Sysem

No. of Loading Units
mounted
on single frame
1 3 1 - 3 - 1 1
EKE12502
Consolidation Cell Assembly consists of the following
               
EKE 1250201
Fixed ring with
Guide ring
1 3 1 - 3 - 1 3
EKE 1250202
Top Porous stone
1 3 1 - 3 - 1 3
EKE 1250203
Bottom Porous stone
1 3 1 - 3 - 1 3
EKE1250204
Pressure Pad
1 3 1 - 3 - 1 3
EKE 1250205
Channelled base with
water inlet
1 3 1 - 3 - 1 3
EKE 1250206
Gasket
1 3 1 - 3 - 1 3
EKE 1250207
Water Jacket
1 3 1 - 3 - 1 3
EKE 12503
Set of weights: 7 x 0.05 kg/cm²
5 x 0.1 kg/cm², 6 x 0.2 kg/cm²,
6 x 0.5 kg/cm², 5 x 1.0 kg/cm²
1 3 1 - 3 - 1 3
EKE 12504
Water Reservoir with plastic tube,
T - connection and a pinch cock
1 3 1 - 3 - 1 3
EKE 070
Dial Gauge, 5 mm travel,
0.002 mm least count
1 3 - - - - - -
Electronic Instrumentation System                
EKE 12801
Displacement sensor, 0-10 mm complete
with 3 m long cable (side entry)
mounting bracket
    1 1 3 3 1 3
EKE 12802
Consolidation Indicator, Single channel
      1 1 - - 1
EKE 13001
Consolidation Indicator, Three channel
        - 1 1 -
Data Acquision                
EKE 101
Data Acquisition System
- - - - - - 1 1

EKE 10125
Consolidation (Oedometer)

Test Software

- - - - - - 1 1

 

Optional Extra

Speciemen size

 

 

60mm dia x

20mm thick

50mm dia x

20mm thick

70mm dia x

20mm thick

100mm dia x

25mm thick

Consolidation Cell Assembly:
Complete with Fixed Ring, Guide Ring,
Pair of Porous Stones, Perforated
Pressure Pad, Chanelled Base, Gasket
and Flanged Water Jacket
EKE 12502 EKE 12511 EKE 12512 EKE12513
Set of Weights to give 10 kg/cm² Pressure
(Comprising 29 assorted weights)
EKE 12520 EKE 12521 EKE12522 EKE 12523
Floating Ring type Consolidometer:
Consolidation Cell Assembly
complete with Fixed Ring and Guide Ring,
Pair of Porous Stones, Pressure Pad
and Cutting Collar
EKE 12530 EKE 12531 EKE 12532 EKE 12533
Set of Weights to give 10 kg/cm² Pressure
(Comprising 10 weights of 1.0 kg/cm ² )
EKE 12540 EKE 12541 EKE 12542 EKE 12543
Varying Head Stand Pipe 50 cm long
with mm scale
EKE 12550 EKE 12550 EKE 12550 EKE 12550
Water Trough EKE 12560 EKE 12560 EKE 12560 EKE 12560
Specimen Cutting Ring EKE 12570 EKE 12571 EKE 12572 EKE 12573