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SAMM No. : 505
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SAMM No. : 505

Issue Date : 18-11-2021
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 : 2018 CL 6

*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

(Water Soluble / Acid Soluble)

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 2018 CL 9.2 / 9.2.7 / Chloride Test Kit

14

Sulphate Content

(Water Soluble / Acid Soluble)

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 2018 CL 7.3 / 7.9 / Sulphate Test Kit

15

Sulphide Content

(Acid Soluble)

BS 1377 : Part 3 : 2018 CL 7.11 / 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

MS 2038 : 2006 CL 5.3.2.2

*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 : 2019

*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 CL 12.1

7b

-  Chloride Content (Volhard's Method)

BS EN 14629 - 2007 CL 4.3.4

7c

  -  Sulphate Content

BS 1881 : Part 124 : 2015 CL 12.2

7d

  -  Cement Content and Aggregate
    Content

BS 1881 : Part 124 : 2015 CL 6.4 / 6.5.4 & 6.5.3 & 6.9

*8

Loss On Ignition of Concrete

BS 1881 : Part 124 : 2015 CL 6.6

9

Mix Composition of Mortar and Screed

BS 4551 : 2005 + A2 : 2013

10

Petrographic Examination of Concrete Core

ASTM C 856 – 18a

11

Carbonation Depth Measurement on Concrete Core

BS EN 14630 : 2006

12

Sorptivity and Porosity Test on Concrete Core

ASTM C 1585 - 04

LABORATORY TESTING – CONCRETE (con’t)

13

Time of Setting of Concrete Mixtures by Penetration Resistance

ASTM C 403 / C 403 M - 08

14

Slump Test

BS EN 12350 - 2 : 2019

*15

Drying Shrinkage of Concrete

ISO 1920 - 8 : 2009

16

Analysis of Fresh Concrete

BS 1881 Part 128 : 1997

*17

Initial Surface Absorption Test (ISAT)

BS 1881 Part 208 : 1996

*18

Secant Modulus of Elasticity in Compression

BS EN 12390 - 13 : 2013

19

Tensile Splitting Strength

BS EN 12390 : Part 6 : 2009

20

Concrete Trial Mix

BS 1881 : Part 125 : 2013

21

Surface Resistivity of Water-Saturated Concrete

AASTHO T 358 - 17

*22

Rapid Chloride Penetration Test (RCPT)

ASTM C 1202 - 19

23

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 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 : 2019,

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 : 2019,

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 : 2019,

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

Weld Shear Force on Welded Fabric

ISO 15630 - 2 : 2019 Clause 7.1, MS 145 : 2014 Clause 9

*5

Measurement of the Geometrical Characteristic - Welded Fabric (Bar Spacing)

ISO 15630 - 2 : 2019 Clause 10.1

6

Chemical Composition

MS 144 : 2014 , MS 146 : 2014

LABORATORY TESTING – METALLIC MATERIALS

(REINFORCEMENT COUPLERS FOR MECHANICAL SPLICES OF BARS)

1

Tensile Strength & Slip Test On Reinforcement Couplers

* ISO 6892 - 1 : 2019,

* ISO 15835 – 2 : 2018 Clause 5.3 and 5.4

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 : 2019

2

Shear Test on Bolts & Nuts

ASTM F 606 - 07,

ISO 6892 - 1 : 2019

*3

Tensile Tests on Multi-Wire Prestressing Strand (PC Strand)

BS EN ISO 15630 - 3 : 2019,

MS 1138 Part 4 : 2020

4

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

ISO 6892 - 1 : 2019

5

Tensile Tests on Tie Rod

ISO 6892 - 1 : 2019

6

Tensile Tests on C-Channel, Rafter, Batten

ASTM E 8

7

Tensile Tests on Anchor

ISO 6892 - 1 : 2019

8

Tensile Test on Wire Rope

ISO 6892 - 1 : 2019

9

Tensile Test on Lapped Bar / Welded Bar

ISO 6892 - 1 : 2019

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

15

Proof Load Test on Nuts

DIN 267 Part 4 Fasteners

16

Hardness Test on Bolts / Nuts

ISO 6507 Part 1 : 2018

17

Torque Test on Bolts / Fasteners

-

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)

*4a

Particle Density & Water Absorption

BS EN 1097 - 6 : 2013 CL 8 / 9

*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 /

BS EN 933 - 3 : 2012

*10

Shape Index

BS EN 933 - 4 : 2008

*11

Shell Content

BS EN 933 - 7 : 1998

*12

Los Angeles Abrasion Value of Small Size Aggregates

ASTM C 131/C131M - 20

*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 – 20

(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

21

Sand Equivalent Value

ASTM D 2419 - 09

22

Fine Aggregate Angularity Value

ASTM C 1252 - 03

*23

Drying Shrinkage of Aggregates

MS EN 1367 - 4 : 2012

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

LABORATORY TESTING - AGGREGATE & ROCKS (con’t)

29

Chloride Content

(Water Soluble)

BS EN 1744 - 1 : 2009 + A1 : 2012 CL 7 / Chloride Test Kit

30

Sulphate Content

(Water Soluble / Acid Soluble)

BS EN 1744 - 1 : 2009 + A1 : 2012 CL 10 / 12 / Sulfate Test Kit

31

Sulphide Content

(Acid Soluble)

BS EN 1744 - 1 : 2009 + A1 : 2012 CL 13

32

Soluble Silica Content of Fine Aggregate

BS 1881 : Part 124 : 2015 CL 6.5.3

33

Total Sulpur Content

USEPA 6010B / BS EN 1744 - 1 : 2009 + A1 : 2012 CL 11

*34

Loss On Ignition of Aggregates

BS EN 1744 - 1 : 2009 + A1 : 2012 CL 17

35

Methylene Blue Value

ASTM C 837 - 09 / Suppl. 1052, State of Ohio Department of Transportation

36

Compressive Strength Test of Dimension Stone

ASTM C 170 / C 170 M - 09

37

Drilling & Preparation of Rock Cores

ASTM D 4543 - 04

38

Point Load Test of Rock

ASTM D 5731 - 08

39

Unconfined Compressive Strength of Intact Rock Core

ASTM D 2938 - 95
(Reapproved 2002)

40

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

Using Olympus Handheld XRF Analyzer and Panalytical X-Pert Powder

41

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

ASTM D 6927 - 15

3

Coating & Stripping of Bitumen-Aggregate Mixture

ASTM D 1664 - 80

*4

Bulk Specific Gravity & Density of Non-Absorptive Compacted Asphalt Mixtures

ASTM D 2726 / D 2726 M - 19

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

4

British Pendulum Test (Skid Resistance)

ASTM E 274 / E 274 M - 15 (2020)

5

Permeability Test (In-Situ)

In House Method

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

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 EN 196 - 3 : 2016 CL 5 & 6

*8

Loss On Ignition of Cement

BS EN 196 - 2 : 2013 CL 4.4.1

9

Chloride Content

BS EN 196 - 2 : 2013 CL 4.5.16

10

Sulfate Content

BS EN 196 - 2 : 2013 CL 4.4.2

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

13

Noise Monitoring

ISO 1996 - 1 : 2016 / ISO 1996 - 2 : 2017

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 - 20

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