i2 Analytical UKAS accredited for Aggregate & Rock Testing
The use of aggregates in construction has been prominent since the Egyptians built the Pyramids. Its use in the manufacturing of Concrete, Asphalt and Road Construction makes it one of the leading players in construction.
Aggregates can be derived from two main sources, Primary and Secondary.
Primary Source Aggregate indicates that the materials are naturally occurring deposits which have been excavated and processed for the use in construction and that this is their first use. Such materials can be Limestone, Granite, Alluvial Sands & Gravels, and Sand.
Secondary Source Aggregates will indicate a material not being used for the first time and derived from recycled sources such as Crushed Concrete, Crushed Brick, Glass, Bituminous Road Planning’s, Ground Granulated Blast-furnace Slag (GGBS) and Pulverised Fuel Ash (PFA).
In both cases thorough and stringent laboratory tests are carried out, for a variety of performance and Quality Control, including Physical, and Mechanical properties.
At i2 Analytical Limited we have the facilities and technical expertise to provide a comprehensive testing service to all aspects of construction design and implementation use of Aggregates.
Our UKAS accredited laboratory can carry out testing to British and European Standards including the following:
32 mm – 63 mm 50kg
Minimum Mass Pyknometer (31.5mm - 4.0mm) Upper Aggregate 31.5mm - 5.0kg, 16mm - 2.0kg,
8mm - 1.0kg. Minimum Mass Pyknomter (31.5mm - 0.063mm) Upper Aggregate 31.5mm - 1.5kg,
16mm - 1.0kg, 8mm - 0.5kg, ≤4.0mm - 0.25kg