Electrical Density Gauge

Building Materials Testing Systems

Product Details

  • Category:Building Materials Testing Systems
  • Code:BSO-226
  • Standards: ASTM D7698

The Electrical Density Gauge (EDG) is a nuclear-free alternative for determining the moisture and density of compacted soils used in road beds and foundations. The EDG is a portable, battery-powered instrument capable of being used anywhere without the concerns and regulations associated with nuclear safety. Its user-friendly, step-by-step menu guides the user through each step of the testing procedure and cautions the user when values do not correspond to established curves for the material being tested.

Easy-to-use, the EDG can be used as a construction aid to monitor day-to-day compaction operations by providing performance and measurement results highly comparable to those achieved with traditional methods, including the nuclear gauge and/or a sand-cone and oven moisture test combination. When conducting a test, the EDG measures and displays the results for wet and dry density, gravimetric moisture content and percent compaction.

For contractors the advantages of using the EDG are:

  • it does not require a highly-trained or licensed technician,
  • it does not require special handling for shipping or regulatory compliance for hazardous materials
  • it is easy to learn and easy to use with its step-by-step menu
  • lightweight and easily transportable
  • it is accurate and repeatable with results that mirror known testing methods