Test Type British & European Standards Minimum Mass Required
Fine Medium Coarse
Natural Moisture Content BS1377 Part 2

Clause 3.2

50 g 350 g 4 kg
Water Content BSEN17892 Part 1
Plasticity Index BS1377 Part 2

Clause 4 & 5

def 1point def 1point def 1point
550 g 200 g 1500 g 300 g 2500 g 600 g
Linear Shrinkage BS1377 Part 2

Clause 6.5

500 g 800 g 1500 g
Particle Density BS1377 Part 2

Clause 8

1500 g 2 kg 4 kg
Saturation Moisture Content of Chalk BS1377 Part 2

Clause3.3

Lump 300 ml – 500 ml
Bulk Density

(Immersion and Linear Measurements)

BS1377 Part 2

Clause 7

Ideally >1< kg intact material
PSD (Grading Analysis) Wet & Dry Sieve BS1377 Part 2

Clause 9.2 & 9.3

1500 g 2.5 kg 2.5 kg – 6 kg
PSD Sedimentation by Hydrometer BS1377 Part 2 Clause 9.5 250 g 100 g 100 g
Soil Suction BRE method (Ref 412) Undisturbed core at least 100 mm in length