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SIEVE SIZE FORMULA

= . + Group e
where: 1 -1
Sieve no. 2 3
z=
Group 3 6
round off to single digit integer (0-9)
lowest number that will result to a single digit z 5 9
EXCEPTION: Sieve no. 170 is always Group 30 10 14
NOTE: Round off to nearest: 20 18
Hundredths for Sieve no. < 80 30 20
Thousandths for Sieve no. 80 50 23

SIEVE SIZE
Sieve no. Diameter (mm) Sieve no. Diameter (mm) Sieve no. Diameter (mm)
2 in 50.80 14 1.41 70 0.210
1-1/2 in 38.10 16 1.19 80 0.177
3/4 19.00 18 1.00 100 0.149
3/8 9.51 20 0.84 120 0.125
4 4.75 25 0.71 140 0.105
5 4.00 30 0.59 170 0.088
6 3.36 35 0.50 200 0.075
7 2.83 40 0.42 230 0.062
8 2.38 45 0.35 270 0.053
10 2.00 50 0.30 325 0.044
12 1.68 60 0.25 400 0.037

CONSISTENCY CLASSIFICATION
CI Consistency LI
0.00 0.25 Very Soft 1.00 0.75
0.25 0.50 Soft 0.75 0.50
0.50 0.75 Medium Soft 0.50 0.25
0.75 1.00 Stiff 0.25 0.00

LL
LL w
CI =
PI w
w PL
LI =
PL PI

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