Compaction Factor Apparatus

Building Materials Testing Systems

Product Details

  • Category:Building Materials Testing Systems
  • Code:BCO-107
  • Standards:BS 1881: 103, BS 5075

Compacting factor of fresh concrete determines to workability of fresh concrete by compacting factor test. Compacting factor apparatus enables the check to be made on the weight of concrete when it free falls from fi xed heights into a cylindrical container of standard capacity. The ratio of the weight of partially compacted concrete to the weight of the concrete when fully compacted in the same mould.

The compacting factor apparatus consists of two conical hoppers each with a hinged trap with a quick release mechanism to allow free fl ow of the concrete sample. A cylindrical mould is fi t beneath the hoppers.