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SAMM No. : 505
Accredited Since: 22 March 2011
Schedule
SAMM No. : 505

Issue Date : 03-03-2020
Valid Until : 22-03-2023


 

Scope of Services

  Tests marked (*) are included in the SAMM Accreditation Schedule

 

No

Test Description

Test Method

LABORATORY TESTING - SOIL

1

PSD for Coarse & Fine Grained Soil
(Sieve & Hydrometer Analysis)

BS 1377 : Part 2 : 1990 :
CL 9.2 & 9.5

*2

Atterberg's Limits
(LL, PL & PI)

BS 1377 : Part 2 : 1990 :
CL 4.3 & 5

3

Particle Density

BS 1377 : Part 2 : 1990 : CL 8.2

4

Bulk Density

BS 1377 : Part 2 : 1990 CL 7.3

5

Linear Shrinkage

BS 1377 : Part 2 : 1990 : CL 6.5

*6

Moisture Content

BS 1377 : Part 2 : 1990 : CL 3.2 (Oven-Drying Method)

7

Loss On Ignition

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 1990 CL 4

*8

Dry Density/ Moisture Content Relationship of Soils by 2.5kg /4.5kg Rammer Method

BS 1377 : Part 4 : 1990
CL 3.3 /CL 3.5

*9

Dry Density/ Moisture Content Relationship of Granular Soils by Vibrating Hammer Method

BS 1377 : Part 4 : 1990 CL 3.7 Vibrating Hammer Method

*10

Soaked CBR remoulded to specified density and moisture content

BS 1377 : Part 4 : 1990 : CL 7

11

Organic Matter

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 2018 CL 4

* 12

pH Value

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 2018 CL 12

13

Chloride Content

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 2018 CL 9 / Chloride Test Kit

14

Sulphate Content

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 2018 CL 7.3 / Sulphate Test Kit

15

Sulphide Content

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 2018 / Sulphide Test Kit

16

Sodium

USEPA 6010B

17

Calcium

USEPA 6010B

18

Magnesium

USEPA 6010B

19

Potassium

USEPA 6010B

20

Unconfined Compression Test

BS 1377 : Part 7 : 1990

21

Unconsolidate Undrained Triaxial Test

BS 1377 : Part 7 : 1990

22

CIU Triaxial

BS 1377 : Part 8 : 1990

23

One Dimensional Consolidation Test

BS 1377 : Part 5 : 1990

24

Shear Strength Test (Shear Box)

BS 1377 : Part 7 : 1990

25

Constant Head Permeability Test

BS 1377 : Part 5 : 1990

26

Falling Head Permeability Test

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing Vol. 2 Test 10.7.2

27

Electrochemical Resistivity

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 1990
(Wenner Probe Method)

28

Redox Potential

Based on Manufacturer's Method

29

Compressive Strength of Cement-Stabilized Material inclusive mixing and moulding.

BS 1924 : Part 2 : 2018

FIELD TESTING - SOIL

1

Plate Loading Test

BS 1377 : Part 9 : 1990 CL 4.1

*2

Field Density Test
(Sand Replacement Method)

BS 1377 : Part 9 : 1990
CL 2.1, 2.2

3

Field Density Test
(Core Cutter Method)

BS 1377 : Part 9 : 1990 CL 2.4

4

Mackintosh Probe / JKR Probe

BS 5930 : 1999

*5

In-Situ CBR Test

BS 1377 : Part 9 : 1990 CL 4.3

6

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer

Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), UK

7

Hand Augur Boring & Sampling to maximum 5m depth

BS 5930 : 1999

8

Supply & Install Plate Settlement Marker & Monitoring

BS 5930 : 1999

9

Supply & Install Inclinometer & Piezometer & Monitoring

BS 5930 : 1999

10

Tensile Loading Test on Soil Nail/ Ground Anchor/ Reinforcing Tendon

BS EN 1537 : 2000

11

Soil Investigation

BS 5930 : 1999

LABORATORY TESTING - CONCRETE

*1

Compressive Strength Test
(Cubes, Cores & Cylinders)

BS EN 12390 : Part 3 : 2019

2

Compressive Strength Test on Concrete Core inclusive sampling

BS EN 12504 : Part 1 : 2009

3

Flexural Strength Test on
Hardened Concrete

BS EN 12390 - 5 : 2009

*4

Water Absorption Test on
Concrete Specimens

BS 1881 : Part 122 : 2011

5

Water Penetration Test on Hardened Concrete

BS EN 12390 : Part 8 : 2009

*6

Density of Hardened Concrete

BS EN 12390 - 7 : 2019

7

Mix Composition of Hardened Concrete

BS 1881 : Part 124 : 2015

7a

Analysis of Hardened Concrete
  -  Chloride Content

BS 1881 : Part 124 : 2015

7b

  -  Sulphate Content

BS 1881 : Part 124 : 2015

7c

  -  Cement Content and Aggregate
    Content

BS 1881 : Part 124 : 2015

8

Mix Composition of Mortar and Screed

BS 4551 : 2005 + A2 : 2013

9

Petrographic Examination of Concrete Core

ASTM C 856 - 04

10

Carbonation Depth Measurement on Concrete Core

BS EN 14630 : 2006

11

Sorptivity and Porosity Test on Concrete Core

ASTM C 1585 - 04

12

Time of Setting of Concrete Mixtures by Penetration Resistance

ASTM C 403 / C 403 M - 08

13

Slump Test

BS EN 12350 - 2 : 2019

14

Analysis of Fresh Concrete

BS 1881 Part 128 : 1997

15

Initial Surface Absorption Test (ISAT)

BS 1881 Part 208 : 1996

* 16

Secant Modulus of Elasticity in Compression

BS EN 12390 - 13 : 2013

17

Tensile Splitting Strength

BS EN 12390 : Part 6 : 2009

18

Concrete Trial Mix

BS 1881 : Part 125 : 2013

19

Surface Resistivity of Water-Saturated Concrete

AASTHO T 358 - 17

20

Rapid Chloride Penetration Test (RCPT)

ASTM C 1202 - 97

21

Chemical Analysis On Water For Making Concrete

BS EN 1008 : 2002

FIELD TESTING – CONCRETE

*1

Surface Hardness Testing by Rebound Hammer

BS EN 12504 : Part 2 : 2012

2

Windsor Probe Test

BS 1881 : Part 207 : 1992 /
ASTM C803 / C803M - 03

3

Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV)

BS 1881 : Part 203 : 1986 /
BS EN 12504 : Part 4 : 2004

4

Concrete Core Drilling

BS EN 12504 : Part 1 : 2009

5

Pull-Off Test for determination of bond strength (concrete)

ASTM D 4541 - 02

6

Rebar Mapping and Scanning using Hilti PS-200 Ferroscan

BS 1881 : Part 204 : 1988

7

Vibration Monitoring

BS 5228 : Part 2 : 2009

8

Static Load Test on Structures

BS 8110 : Part 2 : Sect. 9 : 1985

9

Half-Cell Potentials of Uncoated Reinforcing Steel in Concrete

ASTM C 876 - 09

10

Pull-Out Test on Starter Bar / Holding-Down Bolt

BS EN 1881 : 2006

11

Pull-Out Test on Anchor Bolt/
Fixings

BS 5080 : Part 1 : 1993

12

Crack Monitoring

ACI 224.IR-07  Causes, Evaluation, and Repair of Cracks in Concrete Structures

13

Temperature Monitoring

-

LABORATORY TESTING – METALLIC MATERIALS (STEEL REINFORCING BAR)

 *1

Tensile Tests on Steel Bar
(Up to 50mm bar diameter)

BS EN ISO 15630 - 1 : 2019 Clause 5

ISO 6892 - 1 : 2016,

MS 146 : 2014

*2

Bend Test
(Up to 40mm bar diameter)

BS EN ISO 15630 - 1 : 2019

Clause 6,

ASTM E 290 - 14,

MS 146 : 2014,

ISO 7438 : 2016

*3

Rebend Test
(Up to 40mm bar diameter)

BS EN ISO 15630 - 1 : 2019

Clause 7,

MS 146 : 2014 Clause 7.3.5

MS 145 : 2014 Clause 7.2.5

4

Chemical Composition

MS 146 : 2014

5

Degree of Corrosion

MS 146 : 2014

LABORATORY TESTING – METALLIC MATERIALS (STEEL WIRE)

*1

Tensile Tests on Steel Wire

BS EN ISO 15630 - 1 : 2019,

ISO 6892 - 1 : 2016,

MS 144 : 2014

*2

Bend Test

BS EN ISO 15630 - 1 : 2019

Clause 6,

ASTM E 290 - 14,

MS 146 : 2014,

ISO 7438 : 2016

*3

Rebend Test

BS EN ISO 15630 - 1 : 2019

Clause 7,

MS 146 : 2014 Clause 7.3.5

MS 145 : 2014 Clause 7.2.5

4

Chemical Composition

MS 144 : 2014

5

Degree of Corrosion

MS 146 : 2014

LABORATORY TESTING – METALLIC MATERIALS (STEEL FABRIC)

 *1

Tensile Tests on Steel Fabric

ISO 15630 - 2 : 2019 ,

ISO 6892 - 1 : 2016,

MS 145 : 2014

*2

Bend Test

BS EN ISO 15630 - 1 : 2019

Clause 6,

ASTM E 290 - 14,

MS 146 : 2014,

ISO 7438 : 2016

*3

Rebend Test

BS EN ISO 15630 - 1 : 2019

Clause 7,

MS 146 : 2014 Clause 7.3.5

MS 145 : 2014 Clause 7.2.5

4

Wire Mesh Weld Shear Test

BS 4483 : 2005 /
BS EN ISO 15630 - 2 : 2010

5

Bar Spacing of Steel Fabric

BS 4483 : 2005

6

Chemical Composition

MS 144 : 2014 , MS 146 : 2014

LABORATORY TESTING – METALLIC MATERIALS

(REINFORCEMENT COUPLERS FOR MECHANICAL SPLICES OF BARS)

1

Tensile Strength & Permanent Elongation Test On Reinforcement Couplers

* ISO 6892 - 1 : 2016,
* MS 146 : 2014,

ISO 15835 - 2 : 2018,
BS 8110 Part 1 : 1997 Clause 3.12.8.16.2
ISO 15835 - 1 : 2018 Clause 5.4.2

LABORATORY TESTING – METALLIC MATERIALS (OTHERS)

1

Tensile Tests on Bolts

ASTM F 606 - 07,
ISO 6892 - 1 : 2016

2

Shear Test on Bolts & Nuts

ASTM F 606 - 07,
ISO 6892 - 1 : 2016

3

Tensile Tests on PC Strand

ASTM A 1061 / A 1061 M - 09,
MS 1138 Part 4 : 2007

4

Tensile Tests on Machined Test Piece
(I-Beam,Hollow Pipe,Steel Plate)

ISO 6892 - 1 : 2016

5

Tensile Tests on Tie Rod

ISO 6892 - 1 : 2016

6

Tensile Tests on C-Channel, Rafter, Batten

ASTM E 8

7

Tensile Tests on Anchor

ISO 6892 - 1 : 2016

8

Tensile Test on Wire Rope

ISO 6892 - 1 : 2016

9

Tensile Test on Lapped Bar / Welded Bar

ISO 6892 - 1 : 2016

10

Tensile Test on Polyethylene (PE) material

ASTM D 638 - 10

11

Tensile Loading Test on Hanger Rod

In-House Developed Method Using Test Weights

12

Measurement of Coating Thickness

ASTM D 4138

13

Static Compression Test on Bar-Coupler Assembly

AC 133 Acceptance Criteria for Mechanical Connector System for Steel Reinforcing Bars

14

Positive Material Identification Analysis (PMI) on Metals or Alloy

Based on Manufacturer's Method

LABORATORY TESTING - AGGREGATE & ROCKS

*1

Particle Size Distribution by Sieving Method

BS EN 933 : Part 1 : 2012

*2

Determination of Materials
Finer than 75µm by Washing

ASTM C 117 - 17 (Procedure A)

3

Moisture Content

BS 812 : Part 109 : 1990
(Oven-Drying Method)

*4

Particle Density & Water Absorption

BS 812 : Part 2 : 1995 CL 5.3 (Wire Basket) / CL 5.5 (Glass Jar)

*5

Aggregate Crushing Value (ACV)

BS 812 : Part 110 : 1990

*6

Ten Percent Fines Value (TFV)

BS 812 : Part 111 : 1990

*7

Aggregate Impact Value (AIV)

BS 812 : Part 112 : 1990

*8

Elongation Index

BS 812 : Part 105 : Sect 105.2 : 1990

*9

Flakiness Index

BS 812 : Part 105 : Sect 105.1 : 1989

*10

Shape Index

BS EN 933 - 4 : 2008

11

Shell Content

BS 812 : Part 106 : 1985

*12

Los Angeles Abrasion Value of Small Size Aggregates

ASTM C 131/C131M - 14

*13

Los Angeles Abrasion Value of Large Size Aggregates

ASTM C 535 - 16

14

Sodium Sulphate/ Magnesium Sulphate Soundness Loss

ASTM C 88 / C 88M - 18

15

Polished Stone Value Test

BS 812 : Part 114 : 1989

*16

Organic Impurities in Fine
Aggregates for Concrete

ASTM C 40 / C 40 M - 19
(Colour Plate Method)

17

Fractured Face Value

ASTM D 5821 - 01

18

Lightweight Particles

ASTM C 123 - 03

19

Potential Alkali-Silica Reactivity
(Chemical Method)

ASTM C 289 - 07

20

Potential Alkali-Silica Reactivity
(Mortar Bar Method)

ASTM C 1260 - 14
ASTM C 490 / C 490 M -17

21

Sand Equivalent Value

ASTM D 2419 - 09

22

Fine Aggregate Angularity Value

ASTM C 1252 - 03

23

Drying Shrinkage

BS 812 : Part 120 : 1989

24

Bulk Density / Unit Weight
and Voids

BS 812 : Part 2 : 1995 CL 6
ASTM C 29 / C 29 M - 97

25

Petrographic Examination of Aggregate/ Rock

ASTM C 295 - 03

* 26

Clay Lumps and Friable Particles in
Aggregates

ASTM C 142 / C 142 M - 17

27

Acid-Soluble Material in Fine Aggregate

BS 812 : Part 119 : 1985

* 28

pH Value

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 2018 CL 12

29

Chloride Content

BS EN 1744 - 1 : 2009 + A1 : 2012

30

Sulphate Content

BS EN 1744 - 1 : 2009 + A1 : 2012

31

Sulphide Content

BS EN 1744 - 1 : 2009 + A1 : 2012

32

Silica Content of Fine Aggregate

BS 1881 : Part 124 : 1988

33

Methylene Blue Value

ASTM C 837 - 09

34

Compressive Strength Test of Dimension Stone

ASTM C 170 / C 170 M - 09

35

Drilling & Preparation of Rock Cores

ASTM D 4543 - 04

36

Point Load Test of Rock

ASTM D 5731 - 08

37

Unconfined Compressive Strength of Intact Rock Core

ASTM D 2938 - 95
(Reapproved 2002)

38

XRD (X-Ray Diffraction) and XRF
(X-Ray Fluorescence) Analysis

Using Olympus Handheld XRF Analyzer and Panalytical X-Pert Powder

39

Compressive Strength and Elastic Moduli of Intact Rock Core Specimens

ASTM D 7012 - 14

LABORATORY TESTING - BITUMINOUS MIXTURES

1

Bitumen Content and Grading of Minerals

ASTM D 2172 - 01
(Centifuge Extraction)

2

Marshall Compaction & Stability Test

BS 598 : Part 107 : 2004

3

Coating & Stripping of Bitumen-Aggregate Mixture

ASTM D 1664 - 80

4

Bulk Density of Bituminous Core

BS 598 : Part 104 : 2005 /
ASTM D 2726 - 96a

5

Bitumen Penetration Test

ASTM C 05 / BS 2000 : Part 49 : 1983

6

Schellenberg Binder Drainage Test

BS EN 12697 : Part 18 : 2004

7

Cantabro Abrasion Loss

ASTM C 131/C131M-14

8

Ball - and - Ring Softening Point

ASTM D 36 / D 36 M - 09

9

Percentage Refusal Density

BS 598 : Part 104 : 2005

10

Chemical Immersion Test

Adhesion of Bituminous Binder to Stone Aggregate (Riedel & Weber)

FIELD TESTING - BITUMINOUS MIXTURES

1

Rate of Spray of Prime / Tack Coat

JKR/ SPJ / 2008

*2

Sampling / Thickness or Height Measurement of Bituminous Mixtures Specimens

ASTM D5361 / D5361 M - 16,
ASTM D3549 / D3549 M - 18 (Method A)

3

Texture Depth by Sandpatch Method

BS 598 : Part 105 : 1990

LABORATORY TESTING - CEMENT & GROUTS

1

Flexural / Compressive Strength on Cement

BS EN 196 - 1 : 2016

2

Compressive Strength Test on  50mm cube using compression jig

ASTM C 109 / C 109 M − 20a / ASTM C 579

3

Particle Density of Filler

BS 812 : Part 2 : 1995 CL 5.7

4

Flow Test

ASTM C 939 - 07 (Flow cone)

5

Expansion and Bleeding Test

ASTM C 940 - 16

6

Mixing & Moulding of 50mm cubes & Compressive Strength

ASTM C 942 - 15

7

Standard Consistence, Initial and Final Setting Time of Cement using Vicat

BS 4550 : Part 3 : Sect 3.5 & 3.6 : 1978

LABORATORY TESTING - BRICKS, MASONRY UNITS, PAVING BLOCKS

1

Compressive Strength Test on Masonry Units

BS 3921 : 1985 App D /
BS 6073 : Part 1 : 1981 App B /
*BS EN 772 -1 :2011 + A1:2015

*2

Water Absorption Test on Brick

BS EN 772 : Part 7 : 1998

3

Dimension Measurement

BS 3921 : 1985 Appendix A

4

Efflorescence Test

BS 3921 : 1985 Appendix C

5

Compressive Strength Test on Concrete Paving Block

BS 6717 : Part 1 : 1993

6

Tensile Splitting Strength on Concrete Paving Block

BS EN 1338 : 2003 Annex F

ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING

1

Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD5)

APHA 5210B

2

Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)

APHA 5220D

3

Oil & Grease

APHA 5520B

4

Total Suspended Solids

APHA 2540D

5

Escherichia Coli

APHA 9222D

6

Dissolve Oxygen

APHA 4500 O (G)

7

Ammoniacal Nitrogen

APHA 4500 NH3 (G)

8

Turbidity

APHA 2130B

9

Total Hardness

APHA 2340B

10

Total Alkalinity as CaCO3

APHA 2320B

11

Heavy Metals Content – Arsenic (Ar), Manganese (Mn), Iron (Fe)

APHA 3120B / APHA 3125B

*12

pH Value in Water

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 2018 CL 12

LABORATORY / FIELD TESTING - OTHERS

1

Water Absorption on Plastics

ASTM D 570 - 98
(Reapproved 2018)

2

Compressive Strength & Corresponding Relative Deformation on Rigid Cellular Plastics

BS EN 826 : 2013

3

Abrasion Resistance Test for Screed Materials

BS EN 13892 - 4 : 2002

4

Compressive Load Test on GI Duct

In-House Developed Method / Customer Developed Method

5

Breaking Load of Jute Rope

BS 5053 : 1985

6

Anchor Bolt Shear Test

ASTM E 488 - 96 Strength of Anchors in Concrete and Masonry Elements

7

Magnetic Particle Testing

ASTM E 709 - 14

8

Liquid Penetration Testing

ASTM E 165 / E 165 M −12

9

Ultrasonic Inspection

ASME Section V, Article 5

10

Radiographic Inspection

ASME Section V, Article 2

11

Ground Penetration Radar

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CALIBRATION

*1

Weighing Balance

ASTM E 898 - 88

(Reapproved 2013)

2

Rebound Hammer

BS EN 12504 : Part 2 : 2012

CL 6.1

3

Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Apparatus

BS 1881 : Part 203 : 1986

4

Sand Pouring Cylinder

BS 1377 : Part 9 : 1990 Clause 2.1.4

5

Load Cell

Compression Machine Traceable to Unit Test