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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Ministry of Communications

Highway Materials Manual

Volume III
Part 6 Acceptance by Certification
and
Laboratory Standardization

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Materials Acceptance by Certification

Introduction
All materials shall be inspected and/or tested, and accepted by the Engineer before incorporation into the work.
Frequently, materials are used in constructing a project which are fabricated or manufactured at plants or locations far
removed from the project. The quantities involved may not warrant sending a project inspector to the plants to sample, test
or otherwise inspect the material. In these cases the material may either be accepted by a Certificate of Guarantee (Fig. 1)
prepared by the supplier and based on tests by or for him, or samples can be taken and tested after the material arrives on the
project. The second option is restricted for many items as the tests involved may be very specialized and beyond the
capabilities of the laboratory facilities available to the Engineer. Special arrangements may be required when these materials
are specified on a project.
Even though a Certificate of Guarantee is available for a product and it is recognized as the primary basis for acceptance of
the product, it must also be recognized that final acceptance is in the hands of the Engineer. To that end, a visual check of
all materials received on a project must be made to verify that no discernible damage has occurred in shipment or that no
visible flaws were missed in prior inspections.
Those items of major importance which are used in normal highway construction and may fall in the category discussed
above are:
1. Portland Cement
2. Asphalt Materials
3. Reinforcing Steel
4. Structural Steel
5. Precast Concrete Pipe
6. Miscellaneous Metal Products
7. Lime
Methods for documenting that only those materials meeting the required specifications are incorporated into the work are
described individually in the following sections.

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Certificate of Guarantee

The undersigned certify that the following material for Project No. ____________________________ meets the governing
specifications of the Ministry for the material involved:
Material ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Quantity ______________________________________________________________________________________________
I.D. No. (Silo, Heat, etc.) _________________________________________________________________________________
Mill Test No. ____________________________________________Date __________________________________________
Consignee _____________________________________________________________________________________________
Date of Shipment _______________________________________ Time __________________________________________
For the Producer
Signed by _______________________________________________
Title ___________________________________________________
Date ___________________________________________________
For the Supplier
Signed by ______________________________________________
Title ___________________________________________________
Date ___________________________________________________

Fig. 1. Example of Certificate of Guarantee

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Certification of Portland Cement

A. Introduction
Portland cement is the finely pulverized product resulting from the calcination and subsequent grinding of an artificial
mixture of properly proportioned argillaceous and calcareous materials. It has definite chemical composition varying within
comparatively narrow limits. The physical properties of strength development, setting time and workability are related not
only to the chemical composition but also to the fineness of grind of the cement.
Portland cement as it is manufactured is generally identified by storage silo or bin and date. As the silo or bin is being filled,
routine samples are taken and when tested constitute a Mill Test Analysis for that silo or bin. All shipments from storage,
whether by bulk or sacks are to be identified as coming from a particular silo or bin and certified Mill Test reports are to
accompany the shipment. See Fig. 1. for an example of a certified notice of cement shipment and Fig. 2. for a typical mill
analysis.
B. On-Site Inspection
As each shipment of portland cement is received at the job site, the Inspector shall verify that the shipment is identified with
a specific silo or bin of cement and that certified Mill Test Analyses have been received for all material in the shipment.
Check the cement for any hard lumps. Any cement that has been stored on the job for more than three months should be
checked very carefully and retested before permitting its use if there is any evidence of caking or improper storage. Be sure
that only the type of cement specified for any particular segment of work is used. Sample each shipment according to the
Sampling and Testing Frequency Guide of Part I of this manual.

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Certified Notice of Cement Shipment

The following cement was shipped this date:


Type of Cement _______________________

Net Mass ________________________________________

Mill Test Number ______________________

Silo/Bin _________________________________________

Date _________________________________

B/L Number _____________________________________

Time _________________________________

Hopper Number___________________________________

Delivery Vehicle License Number


We certify that this material meets the physical and chemical requirements of the governing specifications of the Ministry of
Communications.
Cement Supplier:
Location ________________________________________

Signature ________________________________________

Title ____________________________________________
Cement Producer:
Location ________________________________________

Signature ________________________________________

Title ____________________________________________

Date ____________________________________________

Project No. _______________________________________


Distribution: ____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________

Fig. 1. Example of Notice of Cement Shipment


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Mill Test Analysis


Name of Company _______________________
Location ______________________________
Date __________________________________
No. ___________________________________

The following is a certified analysis for portland cement, Type ________________________,


and identified as

manufactured

(date)

(silo, bin, lot)

Chemical Analysis
Test Result

Specification

SiO2

__________________

____________________

Al2O3

__________________

____________________

Fe2O3

__________________

____________________

MgO

___________________

_____________________

SO3

__________________

____________________

Loss on Ignition

___________________

_____________________

Insoluble Residue

___________________

_____________________

C3S

__________________

____________________

C2S

__________________

____________________

C3A

___________________

_____________________

C4AF

___________________

_____________________

Na2O + 0.658 K2O

___________________

_____________________

Physical Analysis
Air Content

___________________

_____________________

Fineness

___________________

_____________________

Soundness

___________________

_____________________

Setting Time, Vicat


Initial

___________________

_____________________

Final

___________________

_____________________

Strength
1 day

___________________

_____________________

3 days

___________________

_____________________

7 days

___________________

_____________________

The above are true and correct results of tests on record with the company.
Signed______________________________________
Title _______________________________________

Fig. 2. Mill Test Analysis for Portland Cement

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Certification of Asphalt Materials

A. Introduction
Asphalt materials normally used in highway construction are of three basic types:
1. Asphalt cement, or paving asphalt,
2. Liquid, or cut-back, asphalts, and
3. Asphalt emulsions.
Asphalt cement is also known as penetration grade asphalt with the various grades identified or classified according to
penetration obtained when tested in accordance with MRDTM 404 with the lower the penetration, the harder the asphalt.
Liquid asphalts are composed of base asphalt cements which are diluted, or cutback with various petroleum solvents. They
are identified first by the type of solvent used arid secondly by viscosity of the liquid asphalt as determined when tested
according to MRDTM 421. If a naptha or gasoline type solvent is used the liquid asphalt is identified as an RC grade arid if
a kerosene type solvent is used, the liquid asphalt is an MC grade. There is also an SC grade available, but it is not presently
used in Saudi Arabia and has very limited use elsewhere.
Emulsified asphalts are emulsions of asphalt cement in water with a small amount of an emulsifying agent and stabilizer.
The two primary types of emulsions are anionic and cationic with electro-positively charged asphalt particles. In each type
there are a number of grades which vary in their viscosity and setting times.
During the normal production of asphalt materials, the refinery will blend the basic stock with the required cutter stocks or
blending oils to produce the type and grade of asphalt material desired. When blended the material is then placed in storage
tanks according to type and grade. During placement routine test samples are taken for quality control and to insure
compliance with specification requirements. Based on these quality control tests, the producer is able to certify that asphalt
materials supplied by him will conform to the specifications for the type of material desired. Accompanying each shipment
should be a certificate of compliance similar to that shown in Fig. 1. The results of the quality control tests upon which the
certification of compliance is based shall be available at the request of the Engineer.
B. On-Site Inspection
There are many types and grades of asphalt materials available and it is important that the materials received on a project be
those ordered or required for the work being done. A certificate of compliance must accompany each shipment and must be
checked for type and grade. When the shipment is received on the project be sure that it is placed in the proper on-site
storage according to type and grade. This is important not only to insure against contamination but also from a safety standpoint. Contamination should be guarded against as much as possible. The same tanker trucks are frequently used to haul
consecutive loads of different materials and must be completely emptied after each delivery to prevent contamination of the
next load. In a similar manner, it is common to use diesel oil or other solvent for cleaning and flushing of tanks, lines and
pumps after discharging the asphalt materials. Any solvent used in this operation must be removed before loading the next
material. Only a few liters of solvent contaminating a tank full of asphalt can adversely affect the properties of that asphalt.
Sample asphalt materials in accordance with the Sampling and Testing Frequency Guide of Part I of this manual.

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Certificate of Compliance For Asphalt Materials


On __________________19____, at __________a.m. or p.m. the following shipment of asphalt for use on
Project Number ______________________was made:
1. Grade of asphalt ___________________

2. Truck/Trailer No. _______________________

3. Total Mass, kg: Tare ________________

4. Volume: Gross Liters ____________________

Net_________________

Net Liters @ 15.5C ________________________

5. Temperature of load, C ______________

6. Shipment No. __________________________

7. Consignee and delivery point ___________________________________________________

We certify that this material conforms to the specifications of the Ministry of Communications for the grade
reported above.
Signed for Producer_____________________________________________________________
Title _________________________________________________________________________
Producer _____________________________________________________________________
Location ______________________________________________________________________
Distribution:
MOC ________________________________________________________________________
Project _______________________________________________________________________
Producer _____________________________________________________________________

Fig. 1. Certificate of Compliance for Asphalt Materials

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Reinforcing Steel

A. Introduction
It is necessary that a chain of identification be developed for reinforcing steel in order that individual pieces of steel as
placed in the structure may be traced back to the heat of steel as rolled and tested by the rolling mill. In order to accomplish
this, the steel fabricator furnishing reinforcing steel must accompany each shipment of steel to the project with a certificate
which includes the following information:
Name and location of the steel rolling mill,
Manufacturing process,
Heat number(s),
Size(s),
Specification,
Copies of mill test analyses for chemical and physical tests,
and
Consignee and destination of shipment.
An example of reinforcing steel certification is shown in Fig. 1. and a typical Mill Test Analysis is shown in Fig. 2.
B. On-Site Inspection
Upon arrival of a shipment of reinforcing steel on the job site the Inspector shall review the Reinforcing Steel Certification,
Mill Test Analysis and other Shipping documents accompanying the shipment to insure that all the steel as placed in the
structure meets the specifications and can be identified by Heat Number. Check the steel for excessive rust or mill scale and
pitting or surface defects. Surface rust or mill scale are acceptable provided the unit mass of the bar does not drop below the
specified value when the rust and mill scale are removed by hand brushing with a wire brush and further provided that when
the rust is removed there is no evidence of pitting into the metal. Also to be checked for is evidence of rough or careless
handling which resulted in serious nicks in the surface of the bar. The yield strength of a bar is significantly reduced at the
location of any surface irregularity put into the bar after cooling from the rolling process. Sample reinforcing steel according
to the Sampling and Testing Frequency Guide of Part I of this manual.

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Reinforcing Steel Certification

Supplier
(Name) _______________________________________________________________________
(Location) ____________________________________________________________________
Manufacturer
(Name) _______________________________________________________________________
(Location) ____________________________________________________________________
(Process) _____________________________________________________________________
Heat Number _________________________

Supplier's ID Number ________________________

Bar Size(s)___________________________

Delivery Vehicle
License Number ____________________________

Grade(s) __________________________

Quantity, kg _______________________________

Mill Test Number ___________________

Consignee
(Name) ___________________________
(Project Name) _____________________
(Project No.) _______________________
(Location) _________________________
I certify that the reinforcing steel described above meets the specification requirements of the Ministry of Communications
based on test results supplied by the manufacturer.
Signed _________________________________________

Title___________________________________________

Date __________________________________________

Distribution: MOC (3)


With Shipment
Supplier's File

Fig. 1. Reinforcing Steel Certification

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Mill Test Analysis for Reinforcing Steel


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Manufacturer __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(Name)

(Location)

Shipped to: _______________________________________________________________

Manufacturers ID: _________________________

(Name)

_________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________

(Location)

(Date)

(Date)

Chemical Analysis
Heat No.

Grade

Physical Analysis
Mn

Si

Size

Yield
Strength

Ultimate
Strength

Elongation

Bend

Mass, kg/m

Distribution: ______________________________________

I certify the above to be a true and accurate report of test results

_________________________________________________

on the referenced material:

_________________________________________________

Signed ________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

Title _________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

Date _________________________________________________

Fig. 2. Typical Mill Test Report For Reinforcing Steel


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Certification of Structural Steel

A. Introduction
It is necessary that a chain of identification be developed for all structural steel in order that the individual segments of steel
as they exist in the structure can be identified from the time of manufacture at the steel mill. This identification is through
heat numbers as translated to the various piece numbers as fabricated. In order to accomplish this, each shipment of steel as
received on the project must have each piece of structural steel marked and be accompanied by a tally sheet or fabrication
worksheet which identifies the individual segments and also includes the heat number information for the steel from which
the segments were fabricated. There must also be copies of the mill test analysis for each heat involved and should include
both the chemical laddle analysis and the physical test results including the Charpy impact test results when specified. A
typical mill test report is shown in Fig. 1.
B. On-Site Inspection
Upon receipt of a shipment of structural steel at the project site the Inspector shall review all documents related to the
shipment to insure that the Ministry has in hand all necessary mill test analyses, fabrication worksheets and shipping
documents as needed to identify the individual segments of the steel to the heat numbers as originally rolled and tested by
the manufacturer. If off-site fabrication and inspection is involved, be sure all material is tagged or identified to verify the
inspection and acceptance for the steel as received. Any items that have been painted should be checked for damage to the
paint film and any damage repaired before accepting the steel. On unpainted steel, look for excessive rusting that would
include pitting. If welds are visible on any of the work, check for uneven sloppy welds or badly discolored steel surrounding
the welded area which would indicate uneven overheating of the metal during welding or improper preheating or post
heating of the weld area. Be especially alert for any cracks in or around the welds and be sure proper corrective measures
are taken before the steel is installed. Inspectors and Engineers should be particularly alert whenever intersecting welds are
noted on fabricated members. This is a design detail which the Ministry of Communications is attempting to eliminate as it
has been found by experience to be undesirable. Any such members containing intersecting welds should be brought to the
immediate attention of the Engineer and the Ministry of Communications.
Structural steel items are not normally sampled when the procedures discussed above are followed. However, if
identification of any piece of steel cannot be determined, samples may be cut from the specimen if practical.

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Mill Test Report

Company Name
Location
Date

Heat No.

Size

Mn

Chemical
P

Si

Yield
Strength

Distribution:

Physical
Ultimate
Elongation
Strength

Quantity

Grade

Charpy

I certify that the above described steel meets the specification requirements for the grade listed:
Signed
Title
Date

Fig. 1. Typical Mill Test Report for Structural Steel

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Certification of Precast Concrete Pipe


A. Introduction
The General Specifications (Sec 5.07) list the Basis of Acceptance for Reinforced Concrete Pipe Culvert. Concrete pipe is
available in a number of sizes and designs. The designer will select that size of pipe required to handle the anticipated
hydraulic flow and the design of pipe required for the anticipated loading conditions. Each pipe is designed to withstand
certain test loads. Test procedures have been developed to insure that the pipe will meet the load requirements. For circular
pipe less than 1.83 m (or 78 in.) in diameter and arch pipe through 1.3 by 0.8 m (or 54 by 33 in.), a sampling of each pipe
size is tested in a three-edge-bearing load test to an initial crack of 0.25 mm (0.01 in.) and at least 3 percent of these tests are
continued to the ultimate. For circular pipe 1.83 m (or 78 in.) in diameter and larger, an arch pipe 1.49 by 0.91 m (60 by 36
in.) and larger, cores shall be drilled from the walls of the pipe and compressive strength of the concrete determined,
absorption determined and inspection of the finished pipe in accordance with the Standard Specifications, Sec 5.07 "Pipe
Culverts." Reinforcement placement as well as amount is critical in reinforced concrete pipe. For elliptically reinforced
pipe, the pipe shall be marked to indicate the top and bottom of the pipe as it is to be installed.
Unless other arrangements are made, testing will be done at the site of pipe manufacture under the supervision and witness
of Inspectors approved by the Ministry. Acceptable pipe shall be stamped or otherwise tagged by the Inspector. An
inspection report shall also be prepared with copies forwarded to the Engineer. An example of a test report form is shown in
Fig. 1.
B. On-Site Inspection
As reinforced concrete pipe is received on the project, it must be checked to be sure that it's marked to show the pipe class,
date of manufacture and name or trademark of the manufacturer. The pipe must also be stamped or tagged as acceptable at
the place of manufacture by the Inspector. The pipe shall be visually examined for damage that might have occurred during
shipment. Where necessary, the reinforcing steel shall be exposed to confirm location and quantity, and to insure that elliptically reinforced pipe is installed with the steel in 'its proper orientation. After necessary measurements of the reinforcing
steel have been made, the holes shall be filled with an approved mortar. No field samples are required when the above
procedures are followed. If there are questions about the suitability of the pipe, cores can be taken from the larger pipe for
compression testing and to check the location and quantity of reinforcing steel.

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Test of Concrete Pipe


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Name of Inspection Agency


Project No.

Manufacturer

Project Name

Location

Pipe Size

Class

Length,
m

Date
Tested

Date
Made

Pipe
Age

Wall
Thick,
cm

Steel
Reinf,
cm2

Absorption,
%

3-Edge Bearing Values,


kg/m Test Results
0.25 mm
Ultimate
Crack Load
Load

Remarks

I certify the above to be true and accurate results of tests done


under my observation.
Distribution:
Signed
Title
Date

Fig. 1. Typical Certified Test Report for Concrete Pipe


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Certification of Miscellaneous Metal Products

A. Introduction
There are a number of fabricated metal products that are routinely used in roadway construction other than those covered
previously. Among the more common are guardrail, corrugated metal pipe, steel piling, catch basins, and sign materials.
Each of these materials are required to meet certain specifications which usually include quality levels in both the basic
metals used and the fabrication of the completed product. Just as in reinforcing and structural steel, it is necessary that the
basic materials in any fabricated products be identified from the time of rolling or casting at the mill. This continuity of
identification can be maintained through heat, casting, or lot numbers with certified test results for each. All shipping or
other control documents must include the heat, casting or lot number and be accompanied by certified test reports for the
materials involved. Typical test report forms are shown in Fig. 1 and Fig. 2.
B. On-Site Inspection
As shipments of manufactured metal products are received oil the project, the Engineer must confirm that all materials are
properly identified and that inspection or test reports are available. If offisite inspection has been done by representatives of
the Ministry, the material as received must be clearly marked or tagged in a recognized manner. Look for evidence of any
damage during shipping or handling and reject those items which cannot be satisfactorily repaired. Things to look for
include: scratches ill coatings of paint or galvanizing, cracked or chipped castings, bent or otherwise distorted rails or
shapes, and excess mill scale or rusting and pitting of steel. Check bituminous coated metal pipe for coating according to
the job specifications. Look for cracks in the bituminous coating and require repairs where found. Field samples for these
materials are not routinely taken.

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Metallurgical Test Report

Company Name
Location

Item
No.

Quantity

Material Description
Thickness
Or Section

Heat No.

Width or
Unit Mass

Type

Specification or Inspection Requirements:


Project No.
Project Name
VENDOR SOLD TO:

Weight

Heat
No.

Test or
Piece
Identity

Yield,
(Units)

Elongation,
(Gauge
length)

% Red,
of Area

Bend

Length

Mn

Si

Cu

Date
Purchase Order No.
Shippers No.
Mill No.
Invoice No.
Vehicle I.D.
SHIP TO:

Ni

Cr

Mo

Sn

Al

Ti

Cb

Co

WE HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THE CHEMICAL


ANALYSES AND/OR TEST RESULTS SHOWN
IN THIS REPORT ARE CORRECT AS
CONTAINED IN THE RECORDS OF THE
COMPANY.
Signed
Title
Date
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Fig 1. Typical Manufacturer's Test Report for Steel Products


Guard Rail Analysis Report

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Company Name
Location

Heat
Number

Elastic
Limit,
Units

Shipped to

Tensile
Strength,
Units

Elongation,
%

Mn

Si

Quantity

Guage

Description/Specification

Date Shipped

This is to certify that the material covered by the above heats has been
tested according to standard procedures and complies with the specifications
of this Ministry of Communications project

Project Number

Signed

Project Name

Title

Project Order No.

Date

Invoice Number

Distribution

Fig. 2. Example of Manufacturer's Certification for Guard Rail


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Certification of Lime

A. Introduction
Lime used in mortar for masonry work may be either of two types known as hydrated lime or quicklime. Hydrated lime
when received on the project will be in bags of fine powder similar to portland cement whereas quicklime may be in the
form of chunks or pellets. Quicklime, when used, must be mixed with water at least 72 h before using and kept moist until
used. Hydrated lime is to be used immediately after mixing with water. Both types have definite chemical composition
requirements; however, the physical requirements for hydrated lime include fineness, setting time, soundness and
compressive strength while the only physical requirement for quicklime is a minimum plasticity value. A mill test report that
is applicable for either lime type is shown in Fig. 1.
B. On-Site Inspection
As shipments of lime are received on the Project, the Engineer must be sure the material is properly identified and that mill
test analyses representing the material are available. Lime must be stored in weather-tight facilities to protect the material
from damage. If it is quicklime, the material must be slaked according to the manufacturer's recommendation, allowing the
required setting time before use.

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Mill Test Analysis


Company Name
Location
Date

The following is a certified analysis for (hydrated lime) (quicklime) manufactured


(date)

and identified as (Lot No. etc.).

Chemical Analysis
Test Result

Specification

CaO
MgO
SiO2
Al2O3 + Fe2O3
CO2
Physical Analysis
Plasticity
Residue
Fineness
Setting Time
Soundness
Compressive Strength
7 days
28 days
The analyses reported above are correct as contained in the records of the company.
Distribution:

Signed
Title
Date

Fig. 1. Typical Manufacturer's Mill Test Analysis Certification

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Standardization of Project Laboratories

A. Introduction
While it has been said that one test is worth a thousand opinions, there is a corollary that must be recognized. That
is, an erroneous test is worse than no test at all. Two principal sources of error in a test are faulty equipment and faulty
procedure.
Faulty equipment is given first priority for, while most testing errors will be the result of faulty procedure, there will
always be erroneous results when faulty equipment is used no matter how correct the procedure. Therefore the first
requirement in standardization of project laboratories is a review and standardization of all equipment being used.
After equipment has been calibrated and otherwise verified, test procedures are to be observed and any noted errors
corrected.
B. Test Equipment Standardization and Calibration
Inspectors responsible for measuring and calibrating test equipment in all project laboratories as well as all MOC
laboratories shall be equipped with calipers, standard weights, proving rings and all other precise measuring devices as
needed. The following report sheets will be used to record the results of the equipment review. The report sheets are
arranged in the same order as the sections of the Materials Manual. Only those report sheets or parts of report sheets which
are applicable to the tests and equipment under review need be used. However, those parts not used should be marked N/A
(not applicable) or otherwise indicated when not filled out.
C. Test Procedure Review
The second requirement in the standardization of project laboratories is the review of test procedures or methods in
each laboratory. This is to be done in conjunction with the equipment standardization and calibration, and a set of
questionnaire sheets is provided to guide the inspector through the various test procedures. These questionnaires are not
intended to cover every operation in a test, but do concentrate on those steps which experience has shown to be the most
frequent sources of procedural error.
As with the report sheets for equipment calibration, the questionnaire sheets are arranged in the same sequence as
the sections of the Materials Manual. Also, it is expected that all sheets in a section will either be filled out or information
given that the questions do not apply.

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Ministry of Communications
Materials and Research Department
Report on Laboratory Standardization Inspections
Date(s)

to

Laboratory Identification

Laboratory Supervisor:
Name

Title

Address

Facilities Inspected For:


Soils Testing;

yes

no

Aggregate Testing;

yes

no

Bituminous Testing;

yes

no

Concrete, Steel and Miscellaneous Testing;

yes

no

Inspectors:
Name

Title

Name

Title

Name

Title

Distribution:
MOC
Laboratory
Proj ect Engineer
Other

Remarks:

Date

Inspector

MRDRS 6.10

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Ministry of Communications
Materials and Research Department
Inspection of Aggregate Laboratory
Inspection No.
Date(s)
1. Location of Laboratory

2. General Laboratory Data:


Lighting adequate? ...................................................................................
Temperature controlled? ..........................................................................
Specified Temperature Range: 20 - 30 C
Date
Time
Temperature
3. Shipping Containers:
a. Tight bags, cans or boxes? ....................................................................
b. Containers reasonably clean? ................................................................
4. Sample Drying Equipment
a. Ovens
Make

Type

Temp.
(105-115 C)

Condition
OK

Remarks:

Date

Inspector
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Inspection of Aggregate Laboratory (Continued)


5. Sample Size Reducers:
a. Splitters:
Make:
Chutes:
Number? (must be even)
Equal size openings?
Minimum distance between dividers (mm)?
Size aggregate split?
Chute size 50% larger than aggregate?
Adj acent chutes discharge oppositely?
Dividers in good condition?
Miscellaneous:
Splitter level?
Number of splits per run (two)?
Feeder:
Feeder width equal to total chute
width (tolerance of -6 mm)?
Edge of feeder straight?
Discharge pans:
Length equals or exceeds total chute width?
Pans in good physical condition?
b. Quartering equipment:
Quarteringcloth? ..................................................................................
Straightedge scoop or shovel? ...............................................................
Brush or broom? ..................................................................................
c. Miniature stockpile sampling:
Sample thief? ......................................................................................
Small scoop? ........................................................................................
Spoon? ................................................................................................
Remarks:

Date
MRDRS 6.10 Aggregate-2

Inspector

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Inspection of Aggregate Laboratory (Continued)


6. Sieves:

Size

No
Insp.

No.
Cloth OK

No.
Frame OK

75 mm
63 mm
50 mm
37.5 mm
31.5 mm
25.0 mm
19.0 mm
16.0 mm
12.5 mm
9.5 mm
6.3 mm
4.75 mm
4.0 mm
2.36 mm
2.00 mm
1.70 mm
1.18 mm
0.600 mm
0.425 mm
0.300 mm
0.180 mm
0.150 mm
0.075 mm

Hole Size
Open.
Less
Than

No.
OK

All
Holes
Uniform

No.
Sieves
All OK

78.7 mm
66.2 mm
52.6 mm
39.5 mm
33.2 mm
26.4 mm
20.1 mm
17.0 mm
13.3 mm
10.2 mm
6.8 mm
5.1 mm
4.4 mm
2.6 mm
2.2 mm
1.9 mm
1.3 mm
0.7 mm
0.5 mm
0.4 mm
0.2 mm
0.2 mm
-------

All sieve covers and pans in good condition? yes

no

No. sieves inspected?


No. sieves OK?
Remarks:

Date______________________________________Inspector_______________________________
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Inspection of Aggregate Laboratory (Continued)


7. Mechanical Shaking Devices

Make

Type

ID. NO.

Condition
OK

1
2
3
8. Balances:
Requirements.
Class

Readability

Sensitivity

Accuracy

Capacity
Approx.

0.01 g

0.01 g

0.02 g

1200 g

0.1 g

0.1 g

0.2 g

2000 g

1.0 g

0.5 g

1.0 g

5000 g

5.0 g

5.0 g

0.2%

--------

Make?
Capacity?
Class?
Type?
Serial No.?
Sensitivity OK?
Accuracy?
Dial or beam OK?
Total system OK?

Remarks:

Date

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9. Scales:

Scale No.
Make?
Serial No.?
Capacity?
Type?
Sensitivity?
Readability?
10. Balance Weights:
Set No.
Type
Material
2000 0.40 g
1000 0.25 g
500 0.20 g
300 0.15 g
200 0.10 g
100 0.07 g
50 0.04 g
30 0.03 g
20 0.02 g
10 0.02 g
5 0.01 g
3 0.01 g
2 0.01 g
1 0.01 g
No. of Weights Tested?
No. OK?
Remarks:

Date

Inspector
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11. Sand Equivalent Apparatus (MRDTM 313)
a. Timer or clock OK? .............................................................................
b. Tin measure, 85 5 ml capacity and approximately 57 mm in diameter? ..
c. Straightedge or spatula in good condition? ..............................................
d. Satisfactory siphon assembly? ...............................................................
e. Working surface: Free of vibration? .......................................................
Shaded from sunlight? ................................................
f. Irrigator tubes
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Outside diameter 6.4 mm?
Length approx. 508 mm?
End pinched?
End holes No. 60 drill?

g. Measuring cylinders:
Transparent plastic?
Graduated 2.5 mm?
Outside diameter 38.1 mm?
Inside diameter 31.2 mm?
Height 432 mm?
Condition OK?
Rubber stopper OK?
h. Weighted foot assembly:
Weight 1000 5 g?
Attached guide used?
i. Stock solution formula OK? ...................................................................
j . Working solution - stored in glass or plastic
85 5 ml stock solution per 3.79 liter? ..............................................
Liquid level 900 to 1170 mm above work surface? ..............................
Free of fungus growth? .....................................................................
Temp of solution 22 3 C? ...............................................................
Remarks.

Date

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12. Unit Mass Equipment (MRDTM 308)
a. Measures:
Capacity, liter, nominal
Condition?

10

15

30

Diameter, mm?

152 2

203 2

254 2

256 2

Height, mm?
Thick, Bottom, mm,
minimum

155 2

292 2

279 2

284 2

Wall, mm, minimum?

5.0

5.0

5.0

5.0

2.5

2.5

3.0

3.0

Watertight?
Rim, Smooth?
Plane to 0.25 mm?
Calibration factor reported?
b. Tamping rods:
15.9 mm diameter? .........................
At least 400 mm long ......................
15.9 hemispherical tip .....................
Relatively straight? ........................
13. Organic Impurities Equipment (MRDTM 315)
#Checked

# OK

a. Glass bottles, clear, colorless glass? ...........


350-400 ml capacity? ................................
Graduated? ..............................................
Stoppers not soluble in reagents used? .......
b. NaOH reagent, 3% solution by weight? ......
c. Reference color standards OK? ..................
Glass........................................................
Solution ...................................................
Remarks:

Date

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14. Sieve Analysis of Mineral Filler (MRDTM 307)
a. Nest of sieves: Top, 0.600 mm sieve? ...................................................
Middle, 0.300 mm sieve? ...................................................
Bottom, 0.075 mm sieve? ...................................................
b. Satisfactory washing method: Nozzle spray? ..........................................
Rubber hose? ...................................................
15. Equipment for Specific Gravity and Absorption of
Fine Aggregate (MRDTM 305)
a. Pycnometer: Volumetric flask (500 ml)?

Other?

b. Conical mold:
Diameter at top 38 mm.? .......................................................................
Diameter at bottom 89 mm? ..................................................................
Height 74 mm? ....................................................................................
Metal thickness approximately 0.9 mm? ................................................
c. Tamping rod:
Weight, 340 15 g? ............................................................................
Flat, circular face? ..............................................................................
Diameter of tamping face 25 3 mm? ...................................................
16. Equipment for Specific Gravity and Absorption of
Coarse Aggregate. (MRDTM 304)
a. Sample container: No. 6 or No. 8 wire mesh ..........................................
Minimum capacity 3500 cm 3 ? ...............................................................
b. Weighing apparatus:
Of suitable design? ..............................................................................
In good condition? ...............................................................................
Suspension centered on balance? ..........................................................
Adequate clearance for container? ........................................................
Suspension wire smallest practical? ......................................................
c. Immersion water at 23 7C? ................................................................
Remarks:

Date

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17.Los Angeles Abrasion Machine (MRDTM 309)
a. Manufacturer

Serial No.

b. Hollow steel cylinder sealed at both ends? .............................................


c. Inside diameter 711 5 mm? ..................................................................
d. Length 508 5 mm? .............................................................................
e. Wall thickness 12.7 mm? .......................................................................
f. Stub shafts fastened to ends? .................................................................
g. Cylinder mounted horizontal within 1 %? ...............................................
h. Opening approx. 508 X 150 mm? ...........................................................
i. Dust-tight gasket on cover? ....................................................................
j . Cover fastens to drum securely? .............................................................
k. Shelf 89 X 25 mm plate or 152 X 102 X 12.7 mm angle? ..........................
1. Shelf firm and rigid? ............................................................................
m. Shelf in good physical condition? .........................................................
n. Shelf mounted radially? .........................................................................
o. Shelf to opening 1270 mm or more in direction of rotation? .....................
p. Cylinder rotates at 30 to 33 rpm over 5 minute period? ............................
Counter reading at start:
Reading at end:
Elapsed time: s
rpm =60Xrevs/time in s =
q. Uniform peripheral speed? ....................................................................
r. Drum driven by

?... OK?

s. Counter working accurately? .................................................................


t. Number of revolutions per test is 500 1? .............................................
u. No. of balls tested?
No. weighing 390-445g?

............. .......... No. OK?

v. Weight of charge:
12

5000 25g?

11

4584 25g?

3330 20g?

2500 l5g?

Remarks:

Date
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18. Sulfate Soundness Equipment (MRDTM 311)
a. Sample containers:
Resistant to sulfate attack and in good condition. No. checked?

No. OK?

b. Oven:
Manufacturer?
Dimensions?
Type?
Temp at 105-115 C?
Good Condition?
Rate of evaporation test OK?
c. Sulfate solutions:
1. Solution containers:
Covered? ........................................................................................
Volume 5 times volume of sample? ...................................................
2. Specific gravity measured by

OK?

Sodium sulfate 1.151 to 1.174? .......................................................


Magnesium sulfate 1.295 to 1.308? ..................................................
3. Regulation of solution temperature:
Method used?
Solution temp 21 1 C? ..................................................................
Solution clear prior to use? ..............................................................
d. Mechanical sieve shaker available? .......................................................
19. Friable Pieces (MRDTM 312)
a. Are sample containers satisfactory? .......................................................
Remarks:

Date

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Ministry of Communications
Materials and Research Department
Inspection of Bituminous Laboratory
Inspection No.
Date(s)
1. Location of Laboratory:

2. General Laboratory Data:


Lighting adequate? ..............................................................................
Ventilation adequate? ..........................................................................
Hoods as needed in good condition? ......................................................
Temperature automatically controlled? ..................................................
Specified Range: 20 to 30 C
Date
Time
Temperature
3. Distilled water available?
4. Analytical Balances and Weights:
a. Balance accurate to 0.001 g available? .............................................
Calibrated within past two years? ....................................................
b. Accuracy of weights checked within past 2 years? ........................................
Remarks:

Date

Inspector
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5 . T her mo meter s:

25

13C

155-170

17C

19-27

18C

34-42

19C

49-57

20C

57-65

21C

79-87

22C

95-103

47C

58.6-61.4

49C

20-70

65

63C

-8-32

64C

25-55

110C

133.6-136.4

113C

-1-175

T o tal No. insp ected?

T o tal No. OK?

Remar ks:

Date
M RDRS 6 . 1 0 B itumino us-2

Insp ector

No. All OK?

-6-400

Pigmentation OK?

11 C

Bubble Free?

57

Globule Free?

-7-110

Clean Bore?

9C

Crack Free?

Uniform Graduations?

-2-400

Serial No. OK?

8C

Immersion Line OK?

Range
-2-300

Range OK?

ASTNT
7C

Immersion
Line
T=Total
mm
T

Requirements

No. Inspected?

Type

Thermometer
Specification

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6. General Purpose Balances:
Requirements:
Class
C
D
E
F

Readability
0.01 g
0.1 g
1.0 g
5.0 g

Sensitivity
0.01 g
0.1 g
0.5 g
5.0 g

Approx.
Capacity
1200 g
2000 g
5000 g
--

Accuracy
0.02 g
0.2 g
1.0 g
0.2%

Make?
Capacity?
Class?
Type?
Serial No.?
Sensitivity OK?
Accuracy?
Dial or Beam OK?
Total System OK?
7. Sample Drying Equipment:
a. Ovens:
Make

Serial
No.

Temp.
Range

Check
Temp.

5 C

Condition

Serial
No.

Setting

Check
Temp.

5 C

Condition

b. Hot plates:
Make

Remarks:

Date

Inspector
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8 . Gener a l P ur p o se W e ights:

Set No.
Type
Material
2000 0.40 g
1000 0.25 g
500 0.20 g
300 0.15 g
200 0. 10 g
100 0.07 g
50 0.04 g
30 0.03 g
20 0.02 g
10 0.02 g
5 0.01 g
3 0.01 g
2 0.01 g
1 0.01 g
No. of Wts tested?
No. OK?
9. Mechanical Shaking Devices:
Make
Type
1
2
3
Remarks:

Date
MRDRS 6.10 Bituminous-4

Inspector

ID No.

Condition
OK

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10. Sample Splitters:
a. Make:
b. Chutes:
Number (must be even)?
Equal size openings?
Minimum distance between dividers (mm)?
Adjacent chutes discharge oppositely?
Dividers in good condition?
c. Miscellaneous:
Splitter level?
No. of splits per run (two)
d. Feeder:
Feeder width equal to total chute width?*
Edge of feeder straight
*Tolerance of -6 mm?
e. Discharge pans:
Length equals or exceeds total
chute width?
Pans in good physical condition?
f. Size compatability:
Maximum particle diameter, in sample being split? ..............................

mm

Maximum opening in splitters? ..........................................................


(Note: Chute width should be at least 1 times maximum particle diameter)

mm

Remarks

Date

Inspector
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11. Sieves:

Size
75 mm

Type
Wire
or
Plate

No.
Cloth
or
Plate OK

Hole Size
No.
Frame
OK

Open.
less
than
78.7 mm

63 mm

66.2 mm

50 mm

52.6 mm

37.5 mm

39.5 mm

31.5 mm

33.2 mm

25.0 mm

26.4 mm

19.0 mm

20.1 mm

16.0 mm

17.0 mm

12.5 mm

13.3 mm

9.5 mm

10.2 mm

6.3 mm

6.8 mm

4.75 mm

5.1 mm

4.00 mm

4.4 mm

2.36 mm

2.6 mm

2.00 mm

2.2 mm

1.70 mm

1.9 mm

1. 18 mm

1.3 mm

0.600 mm

0.7 mm

0.425 mm

0.5 mm

0.300 mm

0.4 mm

0. 180 mm

0.2 mm

0. 150 mm

0.2 mm

0.075 mm

--

All sieve covers and pans in good condition?


No. sieves inspected
No. sieves OK
Remarks:

Date
MRDRS 6.10 Bituminous-6

Inspector

Yes

No.
OK

All
Holes
Uniform

No

_
No.
Sieves
All OK

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12. Apparatus for Marshall Test Procedure (MRDTM 410)
a. Specimen mold assemblies
Mold inside diameter
101.5 to 101.7 mm? .......

Collar and base plate fit? ..


b. Specimen extractor:
Diameter of disk at least 100 mm? .......................................................
Provides smooth, continuous extrusion? ...............................................
No free-fall of specimen? ....................................................................
c. Compaction hammer:
Type: Manual?
Mechanical?
If mechanical, calibrated against manual? .............................................
Tamping face; flat, unslanted, 98.4 mm diameter? .................................
Sliding weight, 4536 8 g? .................................................................
Drop of 457.2 = 1.5 mm? ....................................................................
d. Compaction pedestal:
Steel cap, 300 X 300 X 25 mm? ...............................................................
Caplevel? ...........................................................................................
Cap firmly attached? ...........................................................................
P ost, 200 X 200 X 455 mm? ....................................................................
P lumb? ...............................................................................................
Attached to concrete slab? ...................................................................
Solid concrete slab? ...............................................................................
Specimen holder centered? ......................................................................

e. Breaking head:
Radius of inner curvature, 50 mm? .......................................................
Ends of test head beveled? ..................................................................
f. Loading device:
Capable of uniform movement of 50.8 mm/minute? ................................
Load measuring device, 2300 kg capacity? ............................................
Sensitivity 4.5 kg (0-455 kg) 11.3 kg (455-2300 kg)? .............................
Flow measuring device graduated to 0.25 mm? ......................................
Remarks:

Date

Inspector
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g. Oven

Hot Plate

Thermostatically, controlled to 3 C? ..................................................


Hot plate suitably equipped to minimize local overheating? ....................
h. Mixing apparatus-can maintain required mixing temperature? ..................
i. Water bath:
At least 152 mm deep? ........................................................................
Perforated false bottom 50 mm above bath bottom? ...............................
Thermostatically controlled at 60 1 C? ...............................................
j . Thermometers:
Range, 10 to 204 C for agg., asphalts & mixes? ......................................
Readable to at least 3 C? ......................................................................
Range, 20-70 C for water bath? ............................................................
Readable to 0.2 C? ..............................................................................
k. Miscellaneous:
Gloves? ..............................

Asphalt heating container? ....

Trowel or spatula? ..............

Agg. heating container? ........

Large spoon? ......................

Filter paper? .......................

Flat-bottom scoop? ..............

Marking crayon? ..................

1. Sieves: (See Item 11)


Remarks:

Date
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Inspector

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13. Bituminous Extraction Apparatus (MRTDM 418)
a. Extraction solvent used
b. Apparatus available for Moisture Determination by MRDTM 416? ...........
c. Apparatus for ash determination:
1. Graduated cylinder, 1 or 2 liter capacity? ........................................
2. Ignition dish, 125ml capacity? ........................................................
3. Hot water bath? .............................................................................
4. Muffle furnace or gas burner capable of 500-600 C? .........................
5. Desiccator? ...................................................................................
6. Ammonium carbonate, reagent grade? ..............................................
d. Miscellaneous:
1. Pans, approximately 300 X 200 X 25 mm .........................................
2. Spatula or trowel? .........................................................................
e. Apparatus for Method A:
1. Centrifuge extractor:
Aluminum bowl with cover? ............................................................
Rotational speed to 3600 rpm? ........................................................
Explosion proof? ...........................................................................
Hood or adequate ventilation? ........................................................
Filter ring heavy, medium fast filter paper? ......................................
Outside diameter equal to outside diameter of bowl? ......................
Inside diameter 50 mm less than inside diameter of bowl? ..............
Remarks:

Date

Inspector
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f. Apparatus for Method B:
Reflux extractor:
Heat resistant glass jar? ..................................................................
Two supported conical filter cones? .................................................
One cone above other? ....................................................................
Bottom of lower cone above solvent level? .......................................
Condenser Satisfactory? ..................................................................
Filter paper, medium grade, fast filtering? ........................................
Hot plate, adjustable heating with pad? .............................................
g. Apparatus for Method E:
1. Vacuum Extractor:
Vacuum pump, type and conditon? .......................................................
Tank size, approx. 230 X 405 mm? .......................................................
Vacuum gauge? ..................................................................................
Drain? ...............................................................................................
Extract level gauge? ...........................................................................
End-point site tube? ............................................................................
Groove in top of tank for "O" ring? ......................................................
Top designed to provide adequate vacuum? ...........................................
Filter support plate fits to "O" ring? ....................................................
Adequate holes? .................................................................................
Funnel ring OK? .................................................................................
2. Filter paper, medium grade, fast 330 mm? .....................................

3. Sample container, 4 liter capacity? ...............................................


4. Two flasks, 4000 ml capacity? .....................................................
5. Flask, 1000 ml capacity? .............................................................
6. Wash bottle? ...............................................................................
7. Watchglass? ................................................................................
8. Spatula or mixing spoon? .............................................................
9. Stiff-bristle brush? ......................................................................
10. Metal tongs? .............................................................................
11. Dial thermometer, 10 to 115 C? ..................................................
Remarks:

Date
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Inspector

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14. Apparatus for Effect of Water on Compacted Mixes (MRDTM 415)
a. 25 C Water bath-size sufficient for 3 specimens? ...................................
Temperature: 25 1 C? ........................................................................
b. 60 C Water bath:
Automatic temperature control to 1 C? ...............................................
Lined with stainless steel or other nonreactive material? ........................
Size sufficient for total immersion of 3 specimens? ................................
Bath emptied, cleaned & refilled for each test series? .............................
Distilled or demineralized water used? ..................................................
c. Air bath-capable of 25 C for 4 hours? .................................................
d. Transfer plates-3 or more flat glass or metal? ........................................
e. Test machine meeting requirements of MRDTM 414? .............................
15. Apparatus for Specific Gravity of Compacted Bit. Mix (MRDTM 411)
a. Specimen holder suspension design OK? ................................................
b. Water bath OK? ...................................................................................
16. Apparatus for Compressive Strength of Bit. Mix (MRDTM 414)
a. Testing machine:
Make

Capacity

Controlled loading at 2.5 to 10 mm/minute? ..........................................


Upper bearing block spherically seated? ...............................................
Center of sphere coincides with bearing face? .......................................
Block rotates freely and tilts in any direction? ......................................
Diameter larger than diameter of any specimen tested? ..........................
Bearing face plane to 0.025 mm? .........................................................
Remarks:

Date

Inspector
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b. Molds and plungers:
Steel molds 101.6 to 101.7 mm? ...........................................................
Top plunger, 3 piece with fins 120 degrees apart? ..................................
Bottom plunger, 2 piece? .....................................................................
c. Mold supports, 25.4 mm square, steel or equal? .....................................
d. Oven, room temp. to 163 C settings? .....................................................
e. Heater for mixing bowl? ......................................................................
f. Water bath? ........................................................................................
Large enough for 3 sets of molds with plungers? ....................................
Temp. control to j ust below boiling? .....................................................
g. Air bath-controllable to 25 0.5 C? ......................................................
h. Spatulas - one limber and one stiff? .......................................................
i. Mixing machine (if used)-operation OK? ...............................................
j . Ej ection device-smooth and uniform operation? .....................................
Remarks:

Date
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Inspector

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17. Apparatus for Determining Maximum Sp Gr of Bit. Mix (MRDTM 412)
a. Bowl determination method:
Bowl, glass or metal? .........................................................................
Capacity of at least 1000 ml? ..............................................................
Top smooth and plane? .......................................................................
Cover, with gasket and hose connection? ..............................................
Water bath, suitable to immerse bowl? .................................................
Suspension apparatus design OK? ........................................................
Thermometer, readable to 1 C at 25 C? .................................................
b. Flask determination method:
Volumetric flask of at least 1000 ml? ...................................................
Top smooth and plane? .......................................................................
Has rubber stopper with hose connection? ............................................
Water bath of constant temperature? ....................................................
Thermometer, readable to 0.5 C at 25 C? ..............................................
c. Miscellaneous apparatus for both methods:
Vacuum system capable of less than 30 mm Hg? ....................................
Flat pan? ...........................................................................................
Drying oven? .....................................................................................
d. Supplemental apparatus for porous aggregate:
Electric fan available? ........................................................................
Towel satisfactory for decanting? ........................................................
Remarks:

Date

Inspector
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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Ministry of Communications
Materials and Research Department
Inspection of Concrete Laboratory
Inspection No.
Date(s)
1. Location of Laboratory

2. General Laboratory Data (MRDTM 524):


Lighting adequate?
Temperature and humidity
Date
Time
Lab temp. (20 to 25 C)
Storage: dry temp.?
wet temp.?
% rel. hum.?
Tanks, temp.?
Specimen storage facilities:
Stored specimens surface moist? .............................................................
Storage has recording thermometer ..........................................................
Moist room-dimensions l =

X w =

X h =

Humidifacation by
Temperature controlled? .........................................................................
Water tank:
Material
Size
Water clean? .........................................................................................
Water saturated with lime? .....................................................................
Temperature thermostatically controlled? .................................................
Remarks:

Date

Inspector
MRDRS 6.10 Concrete- 1

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3. Concrete Compression Machine (MRDTM 528):
a. Manufacturer
b. Serial or ID No.
c. Capacity
d. Bearing blocks for concrete cylinders (MRDTM 528):
1. Spherically seated block:

Upper

Lower

2. Blocks plane to.025 mm/150 mm:

Upper

Lower

3. Lower block at least 25 mm thick? ........................................................


4. Size of spherical bearing face:
maximum 165 mm diam for 102 mm cylinders? .......................................
maximum 254 mm diam for 152 mm cylinders? .......................................
5. Blocks 12.5 mm larger than cylinder have concentric rings:
Upper?
6. Diameter of:
Bearing face?

Lower?
Radius of: Bearing face?

Sphere?

Sphere?

7. Radius of bearing at least as large as radius of sphere? ...........................


8. What is radius of largest specimen tested?
9. Is diameter of sphere at least 75% of diameter of specimen? ....................
10. If radius of sphere is less than radius of largest specimen tested, is
thickness of face at edge as great as difference in radii? ..........................
11. Center of sphere at center of bearing face?
12. Spherical block free to move? ..............................................................
13. Any provision for centering lower bearing blocks? Describe:

e. Details of testing cylinders:


Rate of loading:
Machine capable of:

1.25 mm/minute (lever)

20 to 50 psi/s:

140-345 kP a/sec (hydraulic)

Operator breaks cyl at:

1.25 mm/minute (lever)

20 to 50 psi/s:

140-345 kP a/sec (hydraulic)

Remarks:

Date
MRDRS 6.10 Concrete-2

Inspector

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4. Compression Testing: Machines
Manufacturer

Serial No.

Cap.

a.Indicating system:
1. Type?
Graduated beam- Graduation of beam? .................................................
Graduation of vernier? ..............................................
Hydraulic type- No. of dials? ............................................................
Diameter of dials? ....................................................
2. Range, smallest graduations & smallest readable load:
(1)

(4)

(2)

(5)

(3)

(6)

Caution: The smallest test load should never be less than 100 times the smallest change of
load which can be read.
Dials
(1)
(2)
3. Does scale have graduation line equal to zero & so numbered? ...........
4. Dial point reaches to graduation marks? ......................
5. Width of pointer does not exceed distance between graduations? ........
6. Dial is equipped with zero adjustment outside of dial case?.................
7. Dial is equipped w/maximum load indicator? ................
b. Loading: ...................................................... by motor?
1. Hydraulic type:
Variable control?
2. Lever type:

P acing disk?
Slowest rate?

c. Bearing blocks:
Diameter? ..........................................................
Scribing OK? ......................................................
P laneness (0.025)? ..............................................
Spherical block:
Upper?

by hand?

Lower?

Upper

Lower

Block free?

Design of spherical block OK? ................................................................


Remarks:
Date

Inspector

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4. Compression Testing Machine (cont'd.)
d. Calibration information:
Date of last calibration or verification .....................................................
By whom?

Result within 1% ...............................

e. Summary of verifications:
Range OK?

Maximum load indicator OK?

Range OK?

Maximum load indicator OK?

Range OK?

Maximum load indicator OK?

Range OK?

Maximum load indicator OK?

Range OK?

Maximum load indicator OK?

f. Capsule clearance measurements:


Specified clearance: No. Load

Dial

TestLoad

Hole 1

Remarks:

Date
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Hole 2

Hole 3

Hole 4

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5. Compression Machine Verification (MRDTM 528):
Make

Serial No.

Capacity

Dial

Ring No.

A. Dial Read, kN?


B. Temp., C?
C. Ring zero?
D. Ring reading?
E. Avg. ring zero?
D-E Ring deflect?
F. Temp. correct?
G. Deflect corr. to 23C?
H. Deflect from table?
H-G Error?
(Deflect)
H-G X 100 = %?
G
Label each column: D.P. (Dial pointer), M.L. (Maximum load), C.K. (Check point)
Platen raised
mm
Remarks:

Date

Inspector
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6. Cylinder Molds:
a. General information:
Size of cylinders 152 x 305 mm?

Other

Ratio of maximum aggregate size to cylinder diameter at least 1:3? ............


Average number of cylinders tested per year? ...........................................
b. Dimensions of cylinder molds:
H__ 6 mm D__ 1.6 mm H__ 6 mm D__ 1.6 mm H__ 6 mm D__ 1.6 mm

c. Construction of molds:
I Steel
II P lastic
Single use?
Make
Mold vertical
Mold secured
Mold oil w/mineral Oil
Mold watertight
Base P late
III Cardboard

IV Tin

Make

Make

3-ply sidewalls?

Top edge curl OK?

Bottom: Metal?

Mold coating OK?

Cardboard?

Bottom/edge flush (=1.6 mm)?

Wax coating OK?

Crimp: 4.75 mm radial maximum &

Bottom/edge flush ( 1.6 mm)?

3.2 mm vertical maximum?

Crimp: 4.75 mm radial maximum &


3.2 mm vert. maximum?
Remarks:

Date
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Mold water tight?

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7. Cylinder Capping Apparatus (MRDTM 527):
a. Capping equipment:
P late thickness
Glass, 6.4 mm?
Steel, 12.5 mm?
Stone, 75 mm?
Dimensions (d+25 mm)?
Plate recess 12.5 mm maximum?
P laneness (0.05 mm)?
Surface condition.
P erpendicular guides?
Contact A?
Contact B?
Satisfactory?
b. Cap details:
Are caps free of chips and cracks? ...........................................................
Approximate thickness of caps? (not over 8 mm) ......................................
Do tested caps show flowing or fracturing? ..............................................
P erpendicularity of cylinders to cap surface (1.6 mm in 150 mm)
1

Cylinder
Check 1
Check 2
Check 3
Check 4
Satisfactory
Check on cap planeness (0.05 mm)
1
3
5
2
4
6

7
8

9
10

Remarks:

Date

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8. Capping Material (MRDTM 527):
a. Gypsum plaster:
Trade name?
Constant water-cement used ? ...............................................................
Strength of mix tested in 50 mm cubes? ................................................
Age of cubes when tested? ..................................................................
Strength achieved in cubes? (kPa) ........................................................
b. Sulfur and granular materials:
Trade name?
Cylinder ends dried prior to capping? ...................................................
Cylinder ends oiled prior to capping? ...................................................
Capping material reused? ....................................................................
Automatic temp. control on melting pot? ..............................................
Mechanical stirrer on melting pot? .......................................................
Sulfur caps cure 2 h before test? ..........................................................
c. Sulfur mix compressive strength at 2 hours:
Temperature?
Time made?
Time broken
Cube No. 1?
Cube No. 2?
Cube No. 3?
Total
Avg. kPa?
9. Scales-Make
Serial No.
Capacity
Minimum Graduation
Accuracy (0.3% of test load)
Remarks:

Date
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10. Slump Cone Apparatus (MRDTM 517):
Manufacturer
Metal thickness, 1.65 mm?
Metal not attacked by cement?
Dimensions: Top, 102 3 mm?
Bottom, 203 3 mm?
Height, 305 3 mm?
Base and top at right angles to axis?
Handles?
Foot pieces?
11. Tamping Rods (MRDTM 517, 518, and 523):
Diameter, 15.875 mm?
Length, approx 600 mm?
Tip, 15.875 hemispherical?
Diameter, 9.5 mm?
Length, approx 300 mm?
Tip, 9.5 hemispherical?
12. Vibrator (MRDTM 518):
Internal

External

Make

Make

Powered by?

Powered by?

Frequency, 7000+?

Frequency 3600+?

Diameter 19 to 38 mm?

Clamping provisions?

Shaft (rigid or flex)?


Shaft length?

Type (table or plank)?

Remarks:

Date

Inspector
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13.Unit Mass of Concrete Apparatus (MRDTM 518):
a. Measure-Requirements
Approx
Capacity
10 liter
15 liter
30 liter

Maximum
Aggregate
25 mm
50 mm
75 mm

Inside
Diameter
203 3
254 3
355 3

Inside
Height
292 3
280 3
285 3

Thickness, Minimum mm
Bottom
Wall
Edge
5
2.5
5
3.0
5
5
3.0
5

Nominal capacity (liters)?


Calibration factor used?
Factor within 5% nominal
capacity?
Measure recalibrated
yearly?
Measure water tight?
Non-reactive metal?
Rigidity OK?
Diameter?
Height?
Thickness: Bottom?
Wall?
Edge?
Top plane to 0.25 mm?
Top and bottom parallel?
Handles?
Maximum aggregate used?
Pressure meter bowl used?
b. Miscellaneous:
Strike-off plate satisfactory? ................................................................
Mallet satisfactory? ............................................................................
Remarks:

Date
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14.
(MRDTM 519):
a. Air meter:
Make?
Bowl-Type of metal?
Dimensions:

Equipment for Air Content of Concrete

Type A or B?

Diameter?

Height?

Diam equals 0.75 to 1.25 times height? ..........................................


Capacity at least 5.7 liter? ............................................................
Interior, rims and flanges in good condition? ..................................
Cover assembly-Type of metal? ........................................................
Interior shape OK? .......................................................................
Pressure-tight fit OK? ...................................................................
Expansion factor less than 0.1 %? ..................................................
Means for reading air content? ......................................................
Type A: Graduated tube? .............................................................
Or metal standpipe w/glass gage? .....................................
Type B: Graduated dial? ..............................................................
Dial range at least 8%? ...................................................
Graduations readable to 0.1%? .........................................
Fitted with: Air valves? ................................................................
Air bleeder valves? .....................................................
Petcocks for adding or bleeding off water? ...................
Air pump attached?

Accessory?

b. Calibration vessel:
Vessel placed in bowl for calibration? ..............................................
Or part of cover assembly? ...............................................................
Volume of calibration vessel? ..........................................................
c. Miscellaneous:
Strike-off bar OK? ..........................................................................
Funnel with spout fitting spray tube? ................................................
Water measure for filling indicator OK? ...........................................
Remarks:

Date

Inspector
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Ministry of Communications
Materials and Research Department
Inspection of Soils Laboratory
Inspection No.
Date(s)
1. Location of Laboratory

2. General Laboratory Data:


Lighting adequate? ...................................................................................
Temperature automatically controlled? ......................................................
Specified Temperature Range: 20 - 30 C
Date
Time
Temperature
3. Shipping Containers:
a. Canvas Bags? .......................................................................................
b. Moisture-tight containers? .....................................................................
c. Shipping containers appear to be dust tight and otherwise satisfactory? ....
d. Are containers reasonably clean? ...........................................................
4. Sample Preparation Apparatus
a. Dryer(s)
Kind

Manufacturer

Temperature

b. Pulverizing Equipment:
1. Rubber mallet or other for preliminary work? .....................................
2. Mortar & rubber covered pestle for final grinding? .............................
Remarks :

Date

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5. Sample Splitters:
a. Make
b. Chutes:
Number? (must be even)
Equal size openings?
Minimum distance between dividers (mm)?
Adj acent chutes discharge oppositely?
Dividers in good condition?
c. Miscellaneous:
Splitter level?
Number of splits per run (two)?
d. Feeder:
Feeder width equal to total chute width (tolerance of -6 mm)?
Edge of feeder straight?
e.

Discharge Pans:
Length equals or exceeds total chute width?
Pans in good physical condition?

f.

Size Compatibility:
Maximum particle diameter in sample being
split?
Maximum opening in splitters?
(Note: Chute width should be
at least 1 times
maximum particle diameter)

Remarks:

Date
MRDRS 6.0 Soils-2

Inspector

mm
mm

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6. Sieves:
Hole Size
Size or
Number

No.
Insp.

No.
Cloth OK

No.
Frame
OK

75 mm
50 mm
25.0 mm
19.0 mm
9.5 mm
4.75 mm
2.00 mm
0.425 mm
0.075 mm
All sieve covers and pans in good condition? yes

Open.
less
than
78.7 mm
52.6 mm
26.4 mm
20.1 mm
10.2 mm
5.1 mm
2.2 mm
0.5 mm
XXXXX

No.
OK

No.
Holes
Uniform

No.
Sieves
All OK

no

No. sieves inspected?


No. sieves OK?
7. Sieving Devices:
a. Hand sieving used? ..............................................................................
b. Mechanical sieving devices:
Make

ID Number

1.
2.
3.
Are above in good condition? ...............................................................
Have they been checked for efficiency? .................................................
Remarks:

Date

Inspector
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8. Testing Ovens
Make
Serial No.
Temp control OK (110 5 C)
Physical condition OK

Remarks:

9. Balances
Requirements
Class

Readability

Sensitivity

Accuracy

Capacity
Approx.

C
D
E
F

0.01 g
0.1 g
1.0 g
5.0 g

0.01 g
0.1 g
0.5 g
5.0 g

0.02 g
0.2 g
1.0 g
0.2 %

1200 g
2000 g
5000 g
------

Make?
Capacity?
Class?
Type?
Serial No.?
Sensitivity OK?
Accuracy?
Dial or beam OK?
Total system OK?
Remarks:

Date
MRDRS 6.10 Soils-4

Inspector

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10. Scales
Scale No.

Make?
Serial No.?
Capacity?
Type?
Sensitivity?
Readability?
11. Balance Weights
Set No.
Type
Material
2000 0.40 g
1000 0.25 g
500 0.20 g
300 0.15 g
200 0.10 g
100 0.07 g
50 0.04 g
30 0.03 g
20 0.02 g
10 0.02 g
5 0.01 g
3 0.01 g
2 0.01 g
1 0.0 1 g
No. of Weights Tested?
No. OK?
Remarks:

Date

Inspector
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12. Particle Size Analysis Apparatus (MRDTM 205)
a. Dispersion cup used (A or B of Fig. 2?)
b. Mechanical stirrer?
c. Runs at least 10,000 rpm?
d. Cup has 6 long and 6 short rods opposed?
e. Rods in good condition?.
f. Constant temperature maintained?
How?
g. Dispersing solution
*Sodium hexametaphosphate, 40 g/liter
Sodium polyphos, 21.6 g/liter
Sodium tripoly phosphate, 18.8 g/liter
Sodium tetraphosphate, 35.1 g/liter
*h. Solution less than 1 month old or buffered to pH8 or 9?
*1. Container has preparation date?
j . 1000 ml cylinders, line at 36 2 cm
No. checked

No. OK

k. Hydrometer 151 H or 152 H?


1. Reads zero in distilled water?
m. Bulb diameter 3.05-3.20 cm?
n. Scale length 8.2-8.4 cm?
o. Distilled or demineralized water?
p. Thermometer accurate to 0.5 C?
13. Minus 0.075 mm Equipment (MRDTM 206)
a. Container- size OK? .............................................................................
condition OK? ................................................................
b. Sieves -0.075 mm on hand and OK? .......................................................
1. 18 mm on hand? ...................................................................
c. Wetting agent on hand? .........................................................................
Remarks:

Date
MRDRS 6.10 Soils-6

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14. Liquid Limit Apparatus (MRDTM 209)
a. Grooving tool:
Gauge end square 10.00 0.02 mm?
Gauge end in good cond w/ sharp edges?
Width of flat 1.9 to 2.1 * mm?
Radius of curve 22.2 mm?
*additional tolerance of + 0.1 mm for used grooving tools.
b.

Liquid Limit Device:


Hand or electric?
Hard rubber base?
Dimensions: l = 150 5 mm
w =125 5 mm
t =50 5 mm
Surface in good condition?
4 feet in good condition?
Feet of resilient material?

c.

Brass dish Thickness 2 0.1 mm?


Depth 27 1 mm?
Little or no groove?
Rim not too worn?
No wobble on rise?
Follower attached to cup?
Follower in good condition?

d.

Miscellaneous Equipment:
1. Porcelain evaporating dish about 115 mm diameter? ............................
2. Spatula about 75 mm by 20 mm? .......................................................
3. Tight containers for moisture samples? .............................................

Remarks :

Date

Inspector
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15. Plastic Limit Apparatus (MRDTM 208)
a. Rolling surface of ground glass plate or unglazed paper? .........................
b. Porcelain evaporating dish about 115 mm in diameter? ............................
c. Spatula about 75 by 20 mm? ..................................................................
d. Closed containers for moisture weighings? ..............................................
Remarks:

16. Specific Gravity Apparatus (MRDTM 207)


a. Volumetric flask, volume at least 100 ml? ...............................................
b. Stoppered bottle, volume at least 50 ml? ................................................
c. Desiccator OK?.....................................................................................
d. Thermometer accurate to 1 C? ................................................................
e. Air removed from pycnometer by:
Boiling?
Vacuum?
If vacuum, is pressure less than 100 mm of mercury? ...............................
Remarks:

Date
MRDRS 6.10 Soils-8

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17. Moisture Density Apparatus (MRDTM 212)
a. Hand rammers-Circular face:
Diam of face, 50.8 0.127 mm ?
Weight of rammer, 4536 8 g ?
Height of drop, 457.2 1.5 mm?
Face of rammer flat?
Unrestricted fall?
Vent holes at each end?
b. Mounted rammers-Circular face:
Diam of face, 50.8 0.127 mm ?
Face of rammer flat?
Height of drop, 457.2 1.5 mm?
Drop adj usts to soil elevation?
Operates OK?
c. Mounted rammers-Sector face:
Area of face 2027 mm 2 ?
Face of rammer flat?
Height of drop, 457.2 1.5 mm?
Drop adj usts to soil elevation?
Operates OK?
d. Performance of mounted rammers checked against hand rammer? ............
e. 152.4 mm Molds:
Detachable collar?
Detachable base ?
Inside Diameter, 152.4 1.0 mm?
Height, 116.43 0.20 mm?
f. Straight edge, 250 mm with true beveled edge? ......................................
g. Compaction base OK? .........................................................................
h. Sample extruder OK? ...........................................................................
i. Containers: moisture tight? ...................................................................
Remarks:

Date

Inspector
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18. California Bearing Ratio Apparatus (MRDTM 213)
a. Rammers (checked in Item 17)? .............................................................
b. Molds:
Inside Diameter 152.4 0.66 mm?
Height 177.8 0.40 mm?
Detachable collar OK?
Base plate w/1.6 mm holes?
Spacer disks,
Diameter 150.8 0.8 mm
Height 61.4 0.13 mm
Surcharge weight, Annular ?
Diameter about 149.2 mm ?
Weight, 2.27 0.04 kg
Surcharge weight, slotted or split
Diameter about 149.2 mm ?
Weight, 2.27 0.04 kg?
c. Penetration piston, diameter 49.63 0.13 mm? ........................................
length, not less than 102 mm? .........................................................
d. Expansion Pressure Apparatus
Swell plate, 149.2 mm diameter with
1.6 mm holes? ...........................................................................
Adj ustable stem? ............................................................................
Tripod for dial indicator support? ...................................................
Dial indicators, 2 with 25 mm throw and
read to 0.02 mm? .......................................................................
e. Loading device, compression type to 4500 kg? ........................................
Rate of load of 1.27 mm/minute? .....................................................
f. Soaking tanks OK? ................................................................................
g. Coarse filter paper? ..............................................................................
h. Mixing pans? .......................................................................................
Remarks:

Date

MRDRS 6.10 Soils- 10

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Ministry of Communications
Materials and Research Department
Inspection of Aggregate Test Procedures
Inspection No.
Date(s)
Location of Laboratory

Laboratory Workers Involved:


Name

Position

Name

Position

Name

Position

Name

Position

Name

Position

Personnel Reviewing Inspection Results:


Name

Position

Name

Position

Name

Position

Name

Position

Name

Position

Remarks:

Date

Inspector

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1. Reducing Field Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size (MRDTM 302)
A. Splitting:
1. Fine Aggregates: Drier than SSD? ...................................................
If wetter, is quartering used? ..........................................................
2. Coarse Aggregates: Is splitting used? ..............................................
Nominal maximum size, mm chute opening, mm? .............................
3. Procedure: Material evenly spread on feeder? ..................................
Sample allowed to flow freely through chutes? ................................
Material resplit until desired mass obtained? ...................................
B. Quartering:
1. Is sample: Dried to constant mass? .......................................................
Wet?

SSD?

Apparently dry?

2. Sample mixed by turning 3 times on clean, hard surface or by rolling in canvas


from each corner three times? .............................................................
3. Conical pile formed and flattened to uniform thickness? .........................
4. Diameter (4 to 8 times thickness) divided into 4 equal portions? ............
5. Clear space between quarters brushed clean of all fines? .......................
6. Two diagonally opposite quarters removed? ..........................................
7. Process continued until desired sample mass obtained? ..........................
2. Sand Equivalent Test (MRDTM 313)
A. Sample Preparation:
1.

All 4.75 mm minus material separated by grinding and sieving? ............

2. Amount for 4 tests measured with 85 ml tin with tapping? .....................


3. Material from step 2 split twice for test samples? ...................................
4. Test samples dried to constant mass at 110 5 C? .................................

Remarks:

Date
MRDQS 6.10 Aggregate-2

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B. Test Procedures:
1. 101.6 2.5 mm of working solution syphoned into cylinders? ................
2. Sample added without loss? ................................................................
3. Wetted sample stands for 10 1 minute undisturbed? ............................
4. Cylinder stoppered and material loosened by hand shaking? ...................
5. Cylinder placed in shaker and agitated for 45 1 s? .............................
6. Cylinder removed and placed upright on table without stopper? .............
7. Material rinsed from sides as irrigator tube is lowered? ........................
8. Tube worked to bottom and solution level raised to 381 mm? .................
9. Tube withdrawn, maintaining 381 mm solution height? ..........................
10. Cylinder stands undisturbed 20 minutes 15 s? ..................................
11. Clay reading recorded at 20 minutes 15 s? .......................................
12. Sand reading taken with weighted-foot assembly? ...............................
13. Reading between graduation lines recorded to higher graduation? .........
14. S.E. calculated to 0.1 and rounded up to whole number? ......................
15. Averaged SE's are rounded up to next whole number? ..........................
Remarks :

Date

Inspector
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3. Unit Mass of Aggregate (MRDTM 308) A. Preparation:
1. Sample obtained by MRDTM 302? ...................................................
2. Correct measure used for aggregate test? ..........................................
B. Rodding Procedure (up to 37.5 mm particles):
1. Measure filled 1/3, full and leveled with fingers? ..............................
2. 25 evenly distributed tamping strokes? .............................................
3. Measure filled with two more similar layers? ....................................
4. Tamping strokes limited to layer being tamped? ................................
5. Level surface obtained by hand or tamping rod? ................................
6. Net mass determined to 0.1 %? ........................................................
7. Net mass of aggregate multiplied by calibration factor? .....................
C. J igging Procedure (37.5 mm to 100 mm particles):
1. Measure filled 1/3, full and leveled with fingers? ..............................
2. Layer compacted by raising alternate sides 50 mm and dropping 25
times each side? ............................................................................
3. Measure filled with two more similar layers? ....................................
4. Level surface obtained by hand or tamping rod? ................................
5. Net mass determined to 0.1 %? ........................................................
6. Net mass of aggregate multiplied by calibration factor? .....................
Remarks:

Date
MRDQS 6.10 Aggregate-4

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D. Shoveling Procedure (up to 100 mm particles):
1. Mass filled to overflowing with scoop or shovel? ..............................
2. Aggregate discharged within 50 mm of top of measure? .....................
3. Level surface obtained by hand or tamping rod? ................................
4. Net mass determined to 0.1 %? ........................................................
5. Net mass of aggregate multiplied by calibration factor? .....................
Remarks:

4. Organic Impurities in Sands for Concrete (MRDTM 315)


A. Sample Preparation:
1. Sample obtained by MRDTM 302? ...................................................
2. Sample mass about 300 g? ...............................................................
3. Sample is: SSD?

SD?

Air Dry?

As received? ......................................................................................
B. Procedure:
1. Sand added to the 135 ml level in the bottle? .........................................
2. NaOH solution added to approximately 210 ml? .....................................
3. Bottle stoppered? ................................................................................
4. Bottle shaken vigorously? ....................................................................
5. Allowed to stand for 24 h? ...................................................................
6. Color comparison made against solutions or glass plate? .........................
7. Color reported as either lighter, same, or darker, or by plate No. 2? .........
Remarks:

Date

Inspector
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5. Sieve Analysis of Mineral Filler (MRDTM 307)
1. Sample mixed and test portion obtained by spoon or small scoop? ........
2. Sample mass about 100 g? ................................................................
3. Sample dried to constant mass and weighed to 0. 1 g? .........................
4. Sample sieved on specified sieves? (0.600, 0.300, 0.075 mm) ..............
5. Material washed until water through sieves is clear? ...........................
6. Velocity of water does not splash material over side? .........................
7. Residue on each sieve dried to constant mass and weighed? .................
8. Results reported as percent passing each sieve to 0.5%? ......................
Remarks:

6. Specific Gravity and Absorption of Fine Aggregate (MRDTM 305)


A. Sample Preparation:
1. Sample obtained by MRDTM 302? ...................................................
2. Sample approximately 1000 g? .........................................................
3. Oven dried to constant mass and covered with water 15 to 19 h? ..........
Remarks:

Date
MRDQS 6.10 Aggregate-6

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B. Procedure:
1. Uniformly dried by current of warm air? ..............................................
2. Placed in mold and lightly tamped 25 times? ........................................
3. Mold lifted vertically? .......................................................................
4. Sample fails to slump on first test? ......................................................
5. If not, water added to sample and allowed to stand 30 minutes? .............
6. or, drying continued and slump test repeated at frequent intervals? .........
7. Sample placed in pycnometer? (50 g minimum) .....................................
8. Pycnometer filled to 90% of capacity with water? .................................
9. Pycnometer rolled on flat surface to eliminate air? ...............................
10. Temperature brought to 23 1.7 C? ...................................................
11. Pycnometer filled to calibrated capacity? ...........................................
12. Pycnometer weighed to 0.1 g? ...........................................................
13. Correct formula used to calculate Sp. Gr. (SSD)? ................................
14. Aggregate removed from pycnometer and dried to constant mass? .........
or, duplicate SSD sample dried to constant mass? ................................
15. Sample cooled and weighed to 0.1 g? .................................................
16. Pycnometer calibrated? .....................................................................
17. Correct calculations made for bulk Sp. Gr. apparent Sp. Gr. and absorption? ...................
Remarks:

Date

Inspector
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7. Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate (MRDTM 304)
A. Sample Preparation:
1. Sample obtained by MRDTM 302? ..................................................
2. Sample of about 5 kg selected? .......................................................
3. Sample screened on 4.75 mm sieve? ................................................
4. Washed to clean particle surfaces? ..................................................
5. Oven dried to constant mass and covered 15 h with water? ................
B. Procedure:
1. Sample rolled in cloth to remove surface water? ...................................
2. Evaporation avoided? .........................................................................
3. Weighed to 1 g? .................................................................................
4. Placed in basket container? .................................................................
5. Weighed in water at 23 1.7 C to nearest 1 g? .....................................
6. Sample dried to constant mass? ...........................................................
7. Cooled to room temperature? ...............................................................
8. Weighed to 1 g? .................................................................................
9. Correct calculations made to determine bulk Sp. Gr. (SSD), apparent Sp. Gr., and absorption?

Remarks :

8. Los Angeles Abrasion Test (MRDTM 309) A. Sample Preparation:


1. Sample crushed clean or washed? .....................................................
2. Aggregate clean or washed? .............................................................
3. Clean aggregate dried to constant mass? ...........................................
Remarks :

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B. Procedure:
1. Test sample weighed to nearest 5 g? ................................................
2. Sample masses as follows:

37.5 to 25 mm
25 to 19.0 mm
19.0 to 12.5 mm
12. 5 to 9.5 mm
9.5 to 6.3 mm
6.3 to 4.75 mm
4.75 to 2.36 mm

A
1250 25 g
1250 25 g
1250 10 g
1250 10 g

2500 10 g
2500 10 g
2500 10 g
2500 10 g

5000 10 g 5000 10 g

5000 10 g

5000 10 g
5000 10 g

3. Sample and spheres put in machine and tumbled 500 times? ..............
4. Correct number of spheres used according to grading? ......................
5. Contents of drum separated on a 4.75 mm sieve? ..............................
6. Finer material separated on a 1.70 mm sieve? ..................................
7. Material on 1.70 mm sieve weighed to nearest 5 g? ..........................
8. Percentage of wear calculated by dividing original mass into difference
between original and final masses? .................................................
Remarks:

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9. Sulfate Soundness Test (MRDTM 311)
A. Sample Preparation-Fine Aggregate:
1. Washed on 0.300 mm sieve and dried to constant mass? ....................
2. Rough graded to obtain 110 + g of test sizes? ..................................
3. Each size sieved mechanically for 10 minutes? ................................
4. Aggregates sticking in sieve openings discarded? .............................
5. Samples of 100 0.1 g of each size put in containers? .....................
B. Sample Preparation -Coarse Aggregate:
1. Aggregate washed and dried to constant mass? .....................................
2. Sample separated into required sizes by hand sieving to refusal? ............
3. Each test fraction weighed as specified (for sizes present)? ...................
C. Test Procedure:
1. Sizes representing less than 5% of total sample discarded? ....................
2. Solution stirred, breaking up salt cake on bottom? ................................
3. Specific gravity of solution checked? ...................................................
4. Each sample immersed 16 to 18 h at least 12.5 mm under surface? ..........
5. Sample removed from solution and drained 10 to 20 minutes? ................
6. Dried to constant mass and cooled to room temperature? .......................
7. Reimmersed, etc., for prescribed number of cycles? ..............................
8. After final cooling, sample washed free of sulfate? ...............................
9. Sulfate removal checked with barium chloride? ....................................
10. Each fraction dried to constant mass in oven? ......................................
11. Fine aggregate: mechanically sieved 10 minutes over specified sieves? ...
12. Coarse aggregate: hand sieved over following sieves:
31.5 mm for 63 to 37.5 mm?
16.0 mm for 37.5 to 19.00 mm?
Remarks:

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8.0 mm for 19.0 to 9.5 mm?


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10. Clay Lumps and Friable Particles (MRDTM 312)
A. Sample Preparation:
1. Samples taken from material left over from MRDTM 206? .................
2. Material dried to substantially constant mass? ....................................
3. Fine Aggregate:
(a) Consists of particles coarser than 1.18 mm? ................................
(b) Sample weighs 100 + g? ............................................................
4. Coarse Aggregate:
(a) Consists of particles coarser than 4.75 mm? ................................
(b) Sample masses as follows: ........................................................
(1) 4.75 to 9.5 mm - 1000 + g? ...................................................
(2) 9.5 to 19.0 mm - 2000 + g? ...................................................
(3) 19.0 to 37.5 mm - 3000 + g? .................................................
(4) over 37.5 turn - 5000 + g? ....................................................
B. Procedure:
1. Sample spread in thin layer? ............................................................
2. Covered with distilled water and soaked 24 4 h? ............................
3. Friable particles broken up with fingers? ..........................................
4. Residue of friable particles removed by wet screening of: ..................
(a) fine aggregate on 0.850 mm sieve? .................................................
(b) 4.75 to 9.5 mm on 2.34 mm sieve? ..................................................
(c) remaining sizes on 4.75 mm sieve? .................................................
5. Residue from each sieving saved and weighed to 0.02% of original
mass? ................................................................................................
6. Percentage
(a) Fine Aggregate: P = W-R x 100 .......................................................
W
(b) Coarse Aggregate: Averaged?..........................................................
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Ministry of Communications
Materials and Research Department
Inspection of Bituminous Test Procedures
Inspection No.
Date(s)
Location of Laboratory

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1. Design of Asphalt Concrete Mixtures using Marshall Procedures (MRDTM 410)

A. Preparation:
1. Were the mixing and compaction temperatures based on the
temperature- viscosity curves for the asphalts? .................................
2. At least 3 specimens for each aggregate-bituminous content combination? ..................
3. Aggregate weighed by sieve size into separate pan for each specimen?
4. Aggregate heated in oven or on hot plate to not more than 28 C over
specified mixing temperature? ........................................................
5. Hot aggregate placed in mixer and thoroughly dry-mixed? .................
6. Crater formed in aggregate? ............................................................
7. Required amount of heated asphalt weighed into mixed aggregate? .....
8. Aggregate and asphalt rapidly mixed until thoroughly mixed? ...........
Remarks:

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B. Compaction of Specimens:
1. Mold assembly clean and heated in boiling water? ................................
or heated on hot plate to 95 to 150 C? ..................................................
2. Filter paper placed in bottom of mold? ................................................
3. Entire batch of mix placed in mold? ....................................................
4. Mix spaded 15 times around perimeter and 10 times over interior with hot spatula? ..........
5. Collar removed and surface smoothed to slightly rounded shape? ............
6. Collar replaced and assembly placed in mold holder on compaction pedestal? ...................
7. 50 blows applied with hammer held vertically? .....................................
8. Mold and contents reversed and 50 blows applied? ...............................
9. Specimen cooled so no deformation occurs when removed from mold? .....
10. Specimen cooled to room temperature on flat surface? .........................
11. Specimen weighed and measured (Ht. 63.5 0.27 mm)? ......................
Remarks:

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C. Testing of Specimens:
1. Specimens brought to test temperature? ...............................................
2. Bath or oven maintained at 60 1 C? ..................................................
3. Breaking head and guide rods clean and lubricated? ..............................
4. Breaking head at 21 to 38 C? ..............................................................
5. Specimen placed in lower segment of breaking head? ............................
6. Upper segment placed on specimen? ....................................................
7. Breaking head and specimen positioned on testing machine? ..................
8. Flow meter placed and adj usted to zero? ..............................................
9. Load applied to specimen until maximum load reached? ........................
10. Loading head moves at constant rate of 51 mm/minute? ........................
11. Maximum load applied within 30 s after specimen removed from oven or bath? ...............
12. Maximum load and flow value recorded? .............................................
Remarks:

2. Extraction of Asphalt from Bituminous Mixes (MRDTM 418)


A. Sample Preparation:
1. Mix heated as needed to permit breaking apart? ................................
2. Sample obtained by splitting or quartering? ......................................
3. Sample size according to maximum aggregate size? ...........................
4. Sample divided equally if multiple extraction necessary? ...................
Remarks:

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B. Extraction Procedure by Method A:
1. 1000 to 2500 g sample weighed into bowl and covered with solvent? .......
2. Sample allowed to soak for not more than 1 h? .....................................
3. Filter ring dried, weighed and fitted on the bowl? .................................
4. Cover clamped tightly on bowl? ..........................................................
5. Container placed under drain to collect extract? ...................................
6. Centrifuge speed increased slowly to not more than 3600 rpm? ..............
7. Centrifuge stopped when solvent ceases to flow? ..................................
8. 200 ml solution added and steps 6 and 7 repeated? ................................
9. Step 8 repeated at least twice more or until extract clear? .....................
10. Filter ring removed, dried and mineral matter brushed into bowl? .........
11. Filter ring oven-dried and weighed? ...................................................
12. Bowl contents dried (oven or hot plate) and weighed to 0. 1%? ............
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C. Extraction Procedure by Method B:
1. Filter papers weighed and placed in cones? ..........................................
2. Approximately 500 g of sample placed in each cone? ............................
3. Each frame with cone weighed to 0.5 g? ...............................................
4. 600 ml solvent poured into extraction j ar? ...........................................
5. Frame with samples placed in j ar and solvent is below cone tops? ...........
6. Loaded j ar placed on hot plate and water flow through condenser
started? .............................................................................................
7. Heat adj usted so solvent boils gently with no overflow? ........................
8. Extraction continued until solution from cone tip light straw color? ........
9. Heat shut off but not water to condenser? ............................................
10. Loaded frames removed and dried to constant mass? ...........................
11. Mass of extracted aggregate determined to mass of 0.5 g? ....................
Remarks:

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D. Extraction Procedure by Method E:
1. Sample weighed and cooled below 93 C? ..............................................
2. If used, 200 ml alcohol added with care? ..............................................
3. 700 ml of solvent added and mixture stirred? ........................................
4. Extractor assembled with filter paper? .................................................
(Finger tight) .....................................................................................
5. Solution decanted into extractor? ........................................................
6. Vacuum stopped when solution removed? .............................................
7. 700 ml of solvent added, mix stirred and decanted? ...............................
8. Additional washings until solution light straw colored? .........................
9. All aggregate transferred to extractor and spread evenly? ......................
10. Aggregate dried using vacuum? .........................................................
11. Aggregate transferred to tared drying pan? .........................................
12. Filter ring and paper brushed clean? ..................................................
13. Aggregate and filter paper dried to constant mass? ..............................
Remarks:

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3. Specific Gravity of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures (MRDTM 411)
A. Method A:
1. Specimen dried and weighed? ...........................................................
a. Overnight at 60 5 C? .....................................................................
b. Mass change less than 0.1 % on subsequent 2 h drying? ......................
2. Entire specimen coated with paraffin? ...............................................
a. Pinholes sealed by painting with paraffin? .........................................
3. Specimen cooled 30 minutes to room temperature? .............................
4. Coated mass determined? ...................................................................
5. Coated specimen weighed in water at 25 C? .......................................
6. Sp. Gr. of paraffin determined or known? ..........................................
7. Bulk Sp. Gr. of specimen calculated? ................................................
Remarks :

B. Method B:
1. Specimen dried to constant mass? .....................................................
2. Specimen brought to room temperature (25 1 C)? .............................
3. Specimen weighed in air? .................................................................
4. Specimen immersed in 25 1C water for 1 minute? ............................
5. Mass of specimen in water determined? .............................................
6. Specimen removed from water and blotted surface dry? ......................
7. Mass of surface dry specimen determined? .........................................
8. Bulk Sp. Gr. of specimen calculated? ................................................
Remarks:

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4. Compressive Strength of Bituminous Mixtures (MRDTM 414)


A. Preparation of Test Mixtures:
1. Bowl and stirrers "buttered" with initial batch? ..................................
2. Initial batch used for trial specimen or discarded? ..............................
3. Bowl and stirrers cleaned with limber spatula? ...................................
4. Wiping with cloth or use of solvent avoided? .....................................
5. Trial specimen used to determine proper mass of batch? ......................
6. Aggregate sieved and combined to meet desired formula? ....................
7. Weighed aggregate batch thoroughly dry mixed? ................................
8. Aggregate and asphalt material heated to 163 3C? ...........................
9. Mixing bowl preheated to about 163 C? .............................................
10. Aggregate placed in bowl and asphalt weighed in? ............................
11. Materials wet mixed 90 see to 2 minutes? .........................................

Remarks:

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B. Molding Test Specimens:
1. Mixtures brought to 124 3 C? .........................................................
2. Top and bottom plungers and mold heated in near boiling water? ..........
3. Mold and plungers removed, wiped dry and lightly oiled? ...................
4. Spatula heated? ...............................................................................
5. With bottom plunger in place and cylinder on steel bars? .....................
a. Approximately half of mixture placed in mold? ............................
b. 15 blows of spatula around inside of mold? ..................................
c. 10 blows of spatula at random over surface of mix? ......................
d. Penetration of spatula as deep as possible? ..................................
6. Remaining mix quickly placed in mold? .............................................
7. Steps 5 b, c and d repeated? ..............................................................
8. Top of mix lift slightly rounded or cone shaped? .................................
9. Filled mold compressed about 10.5 kg/cm 2 ? .......................................
10. Support bars removed and load increased to 211 kg/cm 2 ? ...................
11. Specimen removed with ej ection device? ..........................................
12. Specimen 101.6 mm in diameter and 102 7.5 mm in height? ............

Remarks:

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C. Curing Test Specimens:
1. Specimens placed in oven at 60 C for 24 hrs? ........................................
2. Specimens brought to test temperature in 25 C air bath at least 4 h? .........
3. If not tested within 24 h of oven curing, specimens placed in air tight containers? ..............
D. Procedure:
1. Bulk Sp. Gr. determined by MRDTM 411? .............................................
2. Specimens tested in axial compression without lateral support? ...............
3. Rate of vertical deformation uniform at 1.3 mm/minute/25 mm of specimen height? .........
5. Maximum Specific Gravity of Bituminous Mixtures (MRDTM (412)
A. Sample Preparation:
1. Sample mass as follows:
Nominal Maximum Size
25.0 mm
19.0 mm
12.5 mm
9.5 mm
4.75 mm

Minimum Sample Sizes, kg


2.5
2
1.5
1
0.5

2. Sample particles separated with care? ...............................................


3. Sample cooled to room temperature and weighed in flask? ..................
4. Water at 25 C added to cover sample? ...............................................
5. Entrapped air removed by vacuum for 15 2 minutes? .......................
6. Container aggitated about every 2 minutes? .......................................
Remarks:

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B. Bowl Determination:
1. Bowl and contents suspended in water? ..................................................
2. Net mass determined after 10 1 minute immersion? ..............................
C. Flask Determination:
1. Flask filled with water and placed in 25 5 C water bath? ......................
2. After contents reach 25 5 C, flask filled to top and weighed? ................
3. Mass determination made 10 1 minute after vacuuming? .......................
4. Correct formulas used to calculate Sp. Gr.? ............................................
6. Effect of Water on Cohesion of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures (MRDTM 415)
A. Preparations:
1. At least 6 specimens prepared according to MRDTM 414? .......................
2. Bulk Sp. Gr. determined according to Method B, MRDTM 411? ...............
B. Procedures:
1. Each set of six specimens separated into groups of three? ........................
2. Each group tested as follows:
a. Group 1
(1) Specimens stored in 25 C air bath at least 4 h? .............................
(2) Compressive Strength of specimen determined by MRDTM 414? .....
Remarks:

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b. Group 2
(1) Specimens on transfer plates immersed in water? .....................
(2) Specimens transferred to 25 1 C water bath for 2 h? ..............
(3) Compressive strength determined by MRDTM 414? ..................
C. Calculations:
1. Numerical index of resistance to water, calculate as follows:
Index of retained strength = Compressive Strength of Group 2 specimens
Compressive Strength of Group 1 specimens

Remarks:

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Ministry of Communications
Materials and Research Department
Inspection of Concrete Test Procedures
Inspection No.
Date(s)
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1. Slump Test for Concrete (MRDTM 517) A. Procedure:
1. Cone clean and damp, and on damp, non-absorbing surface? ...............
2. Cone filled in 3 layers of equal volume? ...........................................
3. Each layer rodded 25 times? .............................................................
4. Layers rodded properly:
bottom?

middle?

top?

5. Last layer kept heaped above cone during rodding? ...........................


6. Cone struck off level with the top? ..................................................
7. Cone held firmly in place during filling? ..........................................
8. Cone removed in single, smooth, vertical motion? .............................
9. Cone filled and removed within 2 minutes? ...................................
10. Time to lift cone 5 2 s? ..............................................................
11. Slump measured to nearest 5 mm? ..................................................
12. Measuring procedure satisfactory? .................................................
Remarks:

2. Fabrication of Concrete Cylinders (MRTDM 523)


A. Procedure:
1. Total mixing time in mixer? ..............................................................
2. Mold filled in 3 approximately equal layers? ......................................
3. Each layer placed and properly consolidated? .....................................
4. Mold tapped to close voids left by rodding? .......................................
5. Cylinder mold struck off level with top? ............................................
6. Mold covered with a glass or metal plate, or polyethelene film? ..........
Remarks:

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3. Testing of Concrete Cylinders (MRDTM 528)
A. Preparation:
1. Are cylinders kept moist between capping and testing? .......................
2. Straightedge and feeler gauge available for checking cap planeness?.....
3. Laboratory checks at least 3 cylinders daily for planeness? .................
4. Cylinder diameter measured to 0.25 mm? ............................................
5. How are cylinders measured? ............................................................
B. Procedure:
1. Lower and upper bearing surfaces cleaned? ........................................
2. Axis of cylinder aligned with center of spherical block? .....................
3. Spherical block rotated as it contacts the cylinder? ............................
4. Load applied continuously and without shock at the specified rate? ......
Remarks:

4. Mass Per Cubic Meter of Concrete (MRDTM 518)


A. Procedure:
1.

Measure filled in 3 equal layers? ....................................................

2.

Top layer filled to avoid overfilling? ..............................................

3.

Each layer rodded:


25 times for 14 liters or less? ............................................................
50 times for 28 liters or less? ............................................................

4. Measure tapped 10 to 15 times after rodding each layer? ....................


5. Top surface struck off and finished smooth with flat cover plate? .......
6. Exterior of measure cleaned and unit mass determined? ......................
Remarks:

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5. Air Content of Concrete- Pressure Method (MRDTM 519)
A. General:
1. Bowl filled in three equal layers? ....................................................
2. Each layer rodded 25 times? ............................................................
3. Bowl tapped 10 to 15 times after rodding each layer? ........................
4. Top layer added in a manner to avoid overfilling? .............................
5. Excess concrete removed with sawing motion during strike off? ........
B. Procedure-Type "A" Meter:
1. Flanges of bowl and cover assembly clean? .......................................
2. Inner surface of cover assembly moistened? ......................................
3. Water added to half-way in standpipe? .............................................
4. Apparatus tilted and rotated several revolutions? ..............................
5. Cover tapped during rotation? .........................................................
6. Water added to slightly above zero while tapping? ............................
7. Foam removed with syringe or alcohol spray? ...................................
8. Water adj usted to zero and vent closed? ...........................................
9. Slightly excess test pressure applied with pump? ..............................
10. What standard (calibrated) pressure is used? ...................................
11. Sides of measure tapped sharply? ..................................................
12. Water level, H 1 , read accurately at test pressure?

..........................

13. Air pressure gradually released through vent and sides of bowl tapped
lightly for about 1 minute? .............................................................
14. Water level, H 2 recorded to nearest division or division? ..............
15. Steps 9 through 14 repeated and results averaged? ...........................
16. Values repeated within 0.2%? .........................................................
17. Aggregate correction factor determined for different aggregates? ......
Remarks:

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C. Procedure-Type "B" Meter:
1. Flanges of bowl cleaned and unit assembled? ....................................
2. Air valve between air chambers and bowl closed? .............................
3. Both petcocks on cover opened? ......................................................
4. Water injected with syringe through one petcock until it flows from opposite petcock?
5. Meter j arred gently until all air is expelled? .....................................
6. Air bleeder valve closed and air pumped into chamber until gauge is on
initial pressure line? .......................................................................
7. What standard (calibrated) pressure is used? ....................................
8. A few seconds allowed for compressed air to cool? ...........................
9. Initial pressure stabilized while tapping gauge? ................................
10. Both petcocks now closed? ............................................................
11. Air valve between air chamber and bowl opened? ............................
12. Sides of bowl tapped sharply? .......................................................
13. Percentage of air read while tapping gauge lightly? .........................
14. Air valve closed? ..........................................................................
15. Both petcocks opened slowly? .......................................................
16. Air content corrected for aggregate correction factor? .....................
Remarks:

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Ministry of Communications
Materials and Research Department
Inspection of Soils Test Procedures
Inspection No.
Date(s)
Location of Laboratory

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1. Dry Preparation of Disturbed Soil and Soil-Aggregate Samples (MRDTM 201)
A. Initial Preparation:
1. Sample thoroughly dried at temperature less than 60 C? ...................
2. Soil pulverized? ............................................................................
3. Sample selected by splitter or quartering? .......................................
4. Sample size adequate for intended test? ..........................................
B. For Particle Size Analysis Sample (MRDTM 205):
* (a) Using 4.75 mm (No. 4) and 2.00 mm (No. 10) sieves
*1. Sample weighed to 0. 1 % of total sample mass? ............................
*2. Sample separated on 4.75 mm sieve? .............................................
*3. Plus 4.75 mm material reground and resieved? ...............................
*4. Both portions minus 4.75 material mixed? .....................................
*5. Test portions of minus 4.75 material by split or quarter? ................
(b) Using 2.00 mm (No. 10) sieve only
6. Sample weighed to 0. 1% of total sample? ......................................
7. Sample separated on 2.00 mm sieve? ..............................................
8. Plus 2.00 mm material reground and resieved? ................................
*9. All plus 2.00 mm material combined for coarse sieve analysis ..........
(if using 4.75 mm and 2.00 mm sieves)?
*10. (a) All plus 4.75 mm material retained after Step 3? ....................
(b) All minus 4.75 mm material and plus 2.00 mm material retained? .............
11. All minus 2.00 material combined and mixed thoroughly? ..............
12. Test portion (60-110 g) for particle size analysis by split or quarter? ........................
*13. Test portion (10-25 g) for specific gravity (MRDTM 207)? ...........
Remarks:

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C. For Liquid Limit (MRDTM 209) Plastic Limit (MRDTM 208):
1. Remaining minus 2.00 mm material separated on 0.425 mm sieve? ............
2. Plus 0.425 mm material ground carefully? .............................................
3. Ground soil separated on 0.425 mm sieve? .............................................
4. Steps 2 and 3 repeated until minimal amount passes sieve? .....................
5. Material larger than 0.425 mm discarded? .............................................
6. All minus 0.425 mm combined and mixed for test? .................................
D. Moisture- Density Relations (MRDTM 212):
1. Sample from A-3 above separated on 19 mm sieve? ................................
2. Sample re-pulverized if necessary? .......................................................
3. Material passing 19 mm sieve thoroughly mixed? ...................................
4. Material retained on 19 mm sieve kept for possible use? .........................
Remarks:

2. Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregate (MRDTM 204)


A. Procedure:

Fine

1. Sample obtained by MRDTM 302? .................


2. Sample mass varies from test to test? .............
3. Sample dried to constant mass? .....................
4. Finger manipulation not used? .......................
5. Sieving continued to less than 0.5% per minute in check?.
6. Results weighed to 0.2% of total mass? ..........
7. Percentages reported to nearest whole number? ................
Remarks:

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B. Sample Mass:
1. Fine Aggregrate: 2.36 mm-100 g, 4.75 mm-500 g approximately?
Residue per sieve less than 0.6 g/cm 2 ? ..................................................
2. Coarse Aggregrate: 9.5 mm-1 kg, 12.5 mm-2 kg, 19 mm-5 kg, 25.0
mm-10 kg, 37.5 mm-15 kg, 50 mm-20 kg, 63 mm-25 kg, 75 mm-30
kg, 90 mm-35 kg? ................................................................................
3. Particle Size Analysis (MRDTM 205)
a. Samples for analysis after preparation by MRDTM 201 consists of all plus 4.75 mm material?
all plus 2.00 mm material?
and 60 to 100 g of minus 2.00 mm material
All OK?

and

b. Weighing of hygroscopic and hydrometer samples to 0.01 g?


Coarse material weighed to 0. 1%?
c. Hygroscopic moisture sample taken?
moisture determined by oven drying?

and weighs at least 10 g?


All OK?

d. Coarse sieving on 75, 50, 25, 9.5, & 4.75 mm sieves?


sieving continued to I% residue endpoint?
Calculation based on total sample mass, corrected for hygroscopic moisture?
All OK?
e. Hydrometer analysis sample between 50 & 100 g:
1. Sample soaked overnight?
washed into dispersing cup?

, in 125 ml of stock solution?

and

2. For mechanical mixers, distilled or demineralized water added until cup is half
full?
and mixed for 1 minute?
3. Suspension made up to 1 liter?
using distilled or demineralized water?
allowed to thermally stabilize?
and shaken 1 minute?
All OK?
4. Hydrometer read at 2, 5, 15, 30, 60, 250 and 1440 minutes?
1/2 division?
and cleaned between readings?
recorded?
All OK?
5. Book formulas used in calculations?
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f. Fine sieve and sample from hydrometer test? _________, or from fresh material?
mm sieve?
plus 0.075 mm material sieved with 0.425 mm & 0.075 rum sieves?
percentages related to the whole sample?
All OK?
4. Liquid Limit of Soils (MRDTM 209)
a. Liquid limit device inspected and height of cup drop checked? ..............
b. Sample of 50 to 100 g of minus 0.425 mm soil? ....................................
c. Soil mixed with 15 to 20 ml of water? ..................................................
d. Distilled or demineralized water used? .................................................
e. Mixing done by stirring, kneading & chopping with spatula? .................
f. Additional water (1 to 3 ml) added to uniform mass of stiff consistency? .
g. Cup filled to 1 cm deep at center? .......................................................
h. Care taken to avoid entrapment of air? .................................................
i.

Pat groove made with no more than 6 strokes? ......................................

J . Groove in line with centerline of follower? ..........................................


k. Tearing along groove and slippage of pat avoided? ...............................
1. Two drops/second with 12.7 mm closing in 25 to 35 shocks? ..................
m. Base not held with hand? ....................................................................
n. Soil sliced at right angles to groove for moisture sample in tared
containers? ........................................................................................
o. Container and soil immediately weighed? .............................................
p. Remaining soil returned to mixing dish? ..............................................
q. Cup and grooving tool washed and dried? .............................................
r.

Water added to material & steps e thru p repeated for closure in 20 to 30 shocks? ............

s. Cup and grooving tool washed and dried? .............................................


t.

Step r repeated to produce closure in 15 to 20 shocks? ..........................

u. Range in 3 tests at least 10 shocks? .....................................................


v. Three containers dried to constant mass? ..............................................
w. Correct formula for % moisture used? ..................................................
x. Flow curve plotted on semilog with linear moisture & log of shocks? ......
y. Liquid limit equals percent moisture for 25 shocks from curve? .............
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5. Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index (MRDTM 208)
a. Sample:

20 g of minus 0.475 material? ................................................

or, 8 g of Liquid Limit material? ............................................


b. If 20 g used:
(1) mixed with distilled or demineralized water? ...................................
(2) ball formed? .................................................................................
c. Using 8 g sample, ellipsoidal mass formed? ............................................
d. Mass rolled between fingers and plate to form uniform thread? ................
e. Rate of rolling 80 to 90 strokes per minutes? ..........................................
f. When 3 mm thread made, reform ellipsoidal mass? ..................................
g. Steps d through f repeated until thread crumbles? ...................................
h . Crumbled pieces put in tared containers? ..............................................
i. Sample and container weighed to 0.1 g? ..................................................
j . Sample dried to constant mass? ...............................................................
k. Plastic Limit calculation:
PL = mass of water
X 100
mass of oven dry soil .............................................................
1. PL reported to the nearest whole number? ..............................................
m. PI calculated from: PI = LL - PL ..........................................................
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6. Amount of Material Finer than 0.075 mm Sieve in Aggregate (MRDTM 206)
a. Sample obtained by MRDTM 302 and dried to constant mass? .................
b. Proper test sample size used and weighed to 0.2%? ................................
c. Sample placed in container and covered with water and wetting agent? .....
d. Container agitated to complete separation of coarse and fine particles? .....
e. Wash water carefully decanted through nest of sieves? ...........................
f. Washed until clear and material on sieves returned to sample? ..................
g. Aggregate dried to constant mass and weighed to 0.2%? .........................
7. Specific Gravity of Soils (MRDTM 207)
A. Sample Preparation:
1. Sample screened to remove all plus 2.00 mm (or 0.425 mm) particles? .
2. Type of sample: Oven-dried? ...........................................................
Natural moisture? ...................................................
3. Weight of sample (25 g+ for volumetric flasks or 10 g+ for stoppered bottle)? ...........
4. Preparation of oven-dried samples:
(a) sample dried in oven for 12 h or to constant mass? ......................
(b) cooled in desiccator? ................................................................
(c) Sample weighed to 0.01 g (flask) or 0.001 g (bottle)? ...................
(d) Sample soaked in distilled water for at least 12 h? ......................
5. Preparation of clay soils containing natural moisture. Is sample dispersed in
distilled or demineralized water? ....................................................
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B. Procedure:
1. Sample placed in pycnometer without loss and weighed in pycnometer? ....
2. Pycnometer filled from 1/2 to 3/4 full with distilled water? ...................
3. Entrapped air removed by vacuum or by boiling for 10 minutes? ............
4. If boiled, pycnometer rolled occasionally and cooled to room temperature after boil? ....
5. Pycnometer filled with distilled water and outside dried? ......................
6. Pycnometer and contents weighed to 0.01 g or 0.001 g at T x C? ...............
7. If not moisture sample, material removed and oven dried? ......................
C. Calculation:

1. Sp. Gr. =
mass of oven dry soil
mass of oven dry soil + (W a - W b )
2. Sp. Gr. at (?) C = K x observed Sp. Gr.? ..............................................
3. Weighted average used when there is plus 6.25 mm material? .................
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8. Moisture Density Relations (MRDTM 212)
a. Sample weighs 11 kg or more of minus 19 mm material? .........................
b. 50 mm to 19 mm replaced with 19 mm to 4.75 mm material when
necessary? ...........................................................................................
c. Mixed with water to less than optimum moisture? ...................................
d. Approximately 25 mm put in mold with collar attached? ..........................
e. Mold on rigid foundation? ....................................................................
f. Soil compacted with 56 blows per layer on 5 layers? ...............................
g. Collar removed and soil trimmed to top of mold? ....................................
h. Mold and contents weighed to 5 g? ........................................................
i. Mass multiplied by 0.0004708 or calibration factor for g/cm 3 ? .................
j . Soil removed from mold and sliced vertically through center? .................
k. Moisture sample removed from one cut face? .........................................
1. Sample weighs 500 g or more? ..............................................................
m. Sample weighed immediately? ..............................................................
n. Sample dried 12 h or to constant mass? ..................................................
o. Remainder of material from mold broken up to minus 19 mm? .................
and added to remainder of original sample? ............................................
p. Or fresh material used for each point? ...................................................
q. Water added to increase moisture content by 1 or 2%? ............................
r. Steps d thru q repeated? ........................................................................
s. Process continued until wet mass decreases or stabilizes? ........................
t. Moisture content and oven dry unit mass calculated for each sample? .......
u. Curve plotted with unit mass as ordinate and moisture content as abscissa? .........................
v. Moisture content at peak of curve taken as optimum moisture content? .....
w. Dry unit mass at optimum moisture content reported as maximum
density? ...............................................................................................
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9. The California Bearing Ratio (MRDTM 213)
A. Preparation:
1. Sample of 35 kg or more prepared according to MRDTM 212? ...........
2. 50 mm to 19 mm material replaced with 19 mm to 4.75 mm material?..
3. Four representative samples selected (1-11 kg and 3-7 kg approximately)? .................
4. Moisture-Density determined by MRDTM 212 on 11 kg sample? ........
B. Procedure for Making Specimens:
1. These specimens compacted in range of 95 to 100% maximum dry density? ...............
2. Spacer disk and filter paper in mold before compaction? ...................
3. 100 or 500 g moisture sample taken at beginning and end of compaction? ..................
4. Collar removed and soil trimmed even with mold? ............................
5. Spacer disks removed & specimen inverted on perforated base with filter paper? .......
6. Mass of specimen, mold, collar and base plate determined? ...............
C. Soaking:
1. Swell plate with annular weights placed on sample? ..........................
2.Tripod and dial indicator placed on mold and reading taken? ...............
3. Sample soaked 96 h in water 25 mm over top? ...................................
4. Dial read at end of soaking and percent swell calculated? ..................
5. Water poured from top and sample drained down 15 minutes? .............
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D. Penetration:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Weights equal to soaking weights placed on sample and piston seated? ....
Piston seated with 4.5 kg load and penetration and load dials zeroed? ......
Load applied at uniform rate of penetration of 1.27 mm/minute? ............
Load and Penetration read at 0.64, 1.27, 1.9, 2.54, 3.81, 5.08 & 7.62
mm penetration? .................................................................................
5. Stress-strain curve prepared and CBR calculated? .................................
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