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  • Mechanical Testing

Durocrete have special expertise in Concrete Mix Design and have conducted more than 5,000 mix design assignments in last decade.

  • CONCRETE TESTING :
Sr. No. Particulars Range of Testing Sample size required Reference IS Code NABL accreditation status
1 Compressive Strength of Concrete M10 to M 80 3 Nos. IS 516 : 1959 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
2 Compressive strength by accelerating curing M10 to M 80 3 Nos. IS 9013 : 1978  
3 Compressive strength of masonry 2.5 to 10 N/mm2 8 Nos. IS 2185 : 2005 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
4 Water absorption of masonry block 5 to 15% 3 Nos. IS 2185 : 2005 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
5 Flexural Test on Concrete beam M20 to M60 3 Nos. IS 516 : 1959  
  • AUTOCLAVED AERATED CONCRETE BLOCKS (AAC) TESTING :
Sr. No. Particulars Range of Testing Sample size required Reference IS Code NABL accreditation status
1 Density of the blocks 450 to 1500 kg/m 3 Nos. IS 2185 (Part III)-1985 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
2 Compressive strengths 2.5 to 10 N/mm2 3 Nos. Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
  • CONCRETE CORE TESTING
Sr. No. Particulars Range of Testing Sample size required Reference IS Code NABL accreditation status
1 Compressive strength (including cutting charges) 5 to 80 N/mm2 3 Nos. IS 456 : 2000, SP 26: 1983, IS 1199: 1979, IS 516 : 1959 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
  • SLAB LOAD TEST
Sr. No. Particulars Range of Testing Sample size required Reference IS Code NABL accreditation status
1 Slab load test 0.01mm to 15 mm Slab Panel IS 456 : 2000 Pune Lab
  • Concrete Manhole Cover Testing
Sr. No. Particulars Range of Testing Sample size required Reference IS Code NABL accreditation status
1 Concrete Manhole covers of various sizes 200 X 300 to 600 X 900 manhole cover with Frama IS 12592-2002 Pune Lab
  • BRICK TESTING (CLAY AND FUEL ASH) :
Sr. No. Particulars Range of Testing Sample size required Reference IS Code NABL accreditation status
1 Water absorption 5 to 30% 5 Nos. IS 3495: (pt.1 to 4) 1992, IS 12894(2002) Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
2 Compressive strength testing 3.5 to 35 N/mm2 5 Nos. Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
3 Efflorescence Test. Observation Test 5 Nos. Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
4 Dimension analysis +/- 20 mm 20 Nos. Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
5 Density Test 1200 to 1700 kg/m3 5 Nos.  
  • STEEL -PHYSICAL TESTING :
Sr. No. Particulars Range of Testing Sample size required Reference IS Code NABL accreditation status
1 Tensile Strength & Percentage Elongation 3 mm to 40 mm ø bars 3 pieces of 1400 mm for bar dia up to 25mm and 1600mm For 32mm diameter IS 1786 : 2008 IS 1608 : 2005 ISO 6892 :1998 IS 432 : 1982 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
2 Weight per Meter 0.2 kg/m to 10 kg/m Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
3 90o/180o Bend Test NA Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
4 135o/157.5o Rebend Test NA Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
5 Splice bar 8 mm to 32 mm IS 1786 : 2008, IRC:21-2000  
  • STRUCTURAL STEEL -PHYSICAL TESTING : (Angle, channel, I beams, Flats, box sections, Plates etc.)
Sr. No. Particulars Range of Testing Sample size required Reference IS Code NABL accreditation status
1 Tensile Strength & percentage Elongation Angle,channel,I section and all structural steel 1 piece of 600 mm length IS 1786 : 2008 IS 1608 : 2005 ISO 6892 : 1998 IS 432 : 1982 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
2 Weight per Meter 0.2 kg/m to 10 kg/m 1 piece of 600 mm length Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
3 180o Bend Test NA 1 piece of 600 mm length Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
  • TILE TESTING (Ceramic/ vitrified)
Sr. No. Particulars Range of Testing Sample size required Reference IS Code NABL accreditation status
1 Dimension Analysis NA 10 Nos. IS 13630 (pt.I ):1993 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
2 Water Absorption Depends on the type of tile 10 Nos. IS 13630 (pt.II ):1992 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
3 Modulus of Rupture Depends on the type of tile 10 Nos. IS 13630 (pt.VI) :1993 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
4 Crazing Resistance NA 5 Nos. IS 13630 (pt.IX ):1993 Pune Lab
5 Scratch Hardness of Surface according to Mohs scale. 1 to 10 5 Nos. IS 13630 (pt.13 ) : 1993 Pune Lab
  • MOSAIC AND CHEQUERED TILES
Sr. No. Particulars Range of Testing Sample size required Reference IS Code NABL accreditation status
1 Water Absorption 5 to 20 % 6 Nos. IS 1237:1980 & IS 13801 :1993 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
2 Wet Transverse Test 2.5 to 10 N/mm2 6 Nos. Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
  • PAINT TESTING
Sr. No. Particulars Range of Testing Sample size required Reference IS Code NABL accreditation status
1 Condition in can Observation 1 lit. Can IS 15489 / IS 101 Pune Lab
2 Thinning 10 to 100% Pune Lab
3 Application Observation Pune Lab
4 Recoating Observation Pune Lab
5 Mass per Litre 0.8 to 1.7 kg/lit. Pune Lab
6 Opacity 10 m2/lit Pune Lab
7 Application Observation Pune Lab
8 Drying 10 min. to 24 hr Pune Lab
9 Consistency Observation Pune Lab
10 Finish Observation Pune Lab
11 Colour Visual Pune Lab
12 Fastness to light QUV* Wool Scale Pune Lab
13 Resistance to alkali pH 10 Pune Lab
14 Resistance wet abrasion up to 6000 Rubs Pune Lab
15 Temperature stability -50C -50C Pune Lab
16 Temperature stability +600C +600C Pune Lab
17 Keeping properties up to 1 year Pune Lab
18 Spreading capacity 10 m2 Pune Lab
19 Spreading time 10 Minutes Pune Lab
20 Pull Out Test 6 N/mm2 Pune Lab
  • HYDRAULIC CEMENT (Physical Testing)
Sr. No. Particulars Range of Testing Sample size required Reference IS Code NABL accreditation status
1 Standard Consistency 23 to 29 Sealed Bag 50 Kg IS 4031(part 4) : 1988 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
2 Fineness by Blain's Air permeability 250 to 450 m2/kg IS 4031(part 1) : 1999 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
3 Fineness by Dry sieving 1 to 10 % IS 4031(part 1) : 1996 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
4 Soundness by Le Chatelier's Apparatus 1 to 5 mm IS 4031(part 3):1988 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
5 Soundness by Autoclave 0.1 to 0.8% IS 4031(part 3): 1988 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
6 Initial and final setting time Initial- 150 to 250 min Final 300 to 600 IS 4031(part 5): 1988 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
7 Density of cement 3.1 to 3.20 kg/m3 IS 4031( part 11):1988 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
8 Loss on Ignition 2 to 5 % IS 4032:1989 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
9 Compressive strength (3 cubes each ) 3,7 & 28 day Depends on grade IS 4031(part 6):1988 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
  • PULVERISED FUEL ASH ( FLY ASH)
Sr. No. Particulars Range of Testing Sample size required Reference IS Code NABL accreditation status
1 Consistency 24% to 40% Sealed Bag 30 Kg IS 1727:1967 Pune Lab
2 Fineness Blaine Air permeability 250 m2/kg - 600m2/kg Pune Lab
3 Fineness by dry sieving 1% - 50% Pune Lab
4 Fineness by wet sieving 1% - 50% Pune Lab
5 Soundness by Le Chatelier's Apparatus 0.5mm -10mm Pune Lab
6 Soundness by Autoclave 0.1% - 1% Pune Lab
7 Initial and final setting time 30 min - 700min Pune Lab
8 Density of Fly Ash 2.1 to 3.25 g/cc Pune Lab
9 Lime Reactivity 3n/mm2 to 7n/mm2 Pune Lab
10 Loss on ignition (LOI) 0.5% - 50% Pune Lab
11 Compressive strength (3 cubes each ) 7,28 & 90 day 3N/mm2 to 60N/mm2 Pune Lab
  • NATURAL BUILDING STONE
Sr. No. Particulars Range of Testing Sample size required Reference IS Code NABL accreditation status
1 Dry & Wet Compressive Strength   4 to 6 boulders of approximate 200mm diameter. IS 1121 : Part I:1974, IS 1122 : 1974, IS 1124 : 1974 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
2 Specific gravity and water absorption   Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
3 Porosity   Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
4 Density of Rock   Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
5 10% Fines Value   Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
  • FINE AGGREGATE ( NATURAL AND CRUSHED SAND)
Sr. No. Particulars Range of Testing Sample size required Reference IS Code NABL accreditation status
1 Sieve analysis & fineness modulus NA 50 kgs. IS 2386 (I) :1963 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
2 Silt Content (Natural sand)      
Volume basis 2 to 30 % CPWD Vol. I Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
wet basis 1 to 7% IS2386(I):1963 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
3 Material Finer than 75 Micron 3 to 25 % IS 2386 (II) :1963 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
4 Specific gravity and water absorption 2 to 3 IS 2386 (pt.III ) : 1963 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
5 Bulk density 1.2 to 1.9 IS 2386 (pt.III ) : 1963 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
6 Moisture Content NA IS 2386 (pt.III ) : 1963 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
  • COARSE AGGREGATE
Sr. No. Particulars Range of Testing Sample size required Reference IS Code NABL accreditation status
1 Sieve analysis NA 100 kgs. IS 2386 (I):1963 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
2 Specific gravity and water absorption S.G.- 2 to 3 g/cm3 W.A- 0.1 to 5% IS 2386 (III):1963 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
3 Bulk density 1.25 to 2 g/cm3 IS 2386 (pt.III ) : 1963 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
4 Flakiness Index 3 to 45% IS 2386 (pt. I ) : 1963 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
5 Elongation Index 3 to 45% IS 2386 (pt. I ) : 1963 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
6 Crushing Value 3 to 45% IS 2386 (pt.IV ) : 1963 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
7 Impact Value 1 to 30% IS 2386 (pt.IV ) : 1963 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
8 10 % Fines Value 1 to 25% IS 2386 (pt.IV ) : 1963 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
  • SOIL TESTING
Sr. No. Particulars Range of Testing Sample size required Reference IS Code NABL accreditation status
1 Field density/ In-situ bulk Density
a) By Sand Replacement Method 50 - 100 % In situ Test IS 2720 : Part 28 : 1974 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
b) By Core Cutter Method. 50 - 100 % IS 2720 : Part 29 : 1975 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
2 Water Content 0 - 100 % 50kg IS 2720 : Part 2 : 1973 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
3 Specific Gravity 1.2 - 3 IS 2720 : Part 3 : 1980 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
4 Grain Size Analysis by Sieving 75 micron - 300 mm IS 2720 : Part 4 : 1985 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
5 Free Swell Index 0 - 300 % IS 2720 : Part 40 : 1977 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
6 Atterberg's Limit's (LL & PL) & Plasticity Index LL - 20 -200 % PL- 8-60 % 10kg IS 2720 : Part 5 : 1985 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
7 Classification of Soil as per 50kg IS 2720 : Part 4 : 1985, IS 2720 : Part 5 : 1985 IS 1498 : 1970  
a) If Grain size & Atterberg's limit requested. NA Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
b)Grain size & Atterberg's limit's mandatory NA Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
8 Proctor Compaction Test / MDD & OMC (Standard) MDD-1.2 to 2.15 g/cm3 OMC - 8 -25 % 35kg IS 2720 : Part 7 : 1980 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
Proctor Compaction Test / MDD & OMC(Modified) MDD-1.6 to 2.50 g/cm3 OMC - 8 -25 % 35kg IS 2720 : Part 8 : 1983 Pune Lab, Mumbai Lab
9 Direct shear test (6 X 6 X 2.5cm) 100kg IS 2720 : Part 13 : 1986  
a) Unconsolidated undrained C - 0.1 to 0.6 kg/cm2 Ф -0 to 400 Pune Lab
b) Consolidated undrained Pune Lab
c) Consolidated drained Pune Lab
d) Additional each cycle Pune Lab
10 Laboratory CBR 50kg IS 2720 : Part 16 : 1987 Pune Lab
a) Soaked 0 - 100 % Pune Lab
b) Unsoaked 0 - 100 % Pune Lab