Soil Testing News

  • Desert PV soiling tests reveal 10% tolerance optimizes costs

    Earlier this month, Qatar announced it will launch its first solar tender for 700 MW of capacity by the end of the year. Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) has prequalified 16 international solar developers and 350 MW will be connected to the grid by 2020, it said. Heavily reliant on LNG imports, Qatar is looking to diversify away from fossil fuels. Over the past five ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Maxxam opens location on Montreal’s South Shore

    Maxxam Montreal has opened a new location on the South Shore in Longueuil, Quebec to help our customers save time by avoiding the Champlain Bridge to access our Montreal Lab. With our mobile laboratory parked in Longueuil, we are providing quick and convenient sample drop-off and testing services. Our new location accepts samples for our main laboratory from 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday and we ...


    By Maxxam Analytics

  • Free Soil Testing For Accurate Fertiliser Application

    With the growing season nearly upon us, Welsh farmers are being given an opportunity to discover the benefits of soil analysis through a number of free soil testing workshops at Farming Connect. Regular soil testing enables farmers to adopt a targeted approach to fertiliser use, thus providing significant cost savings, according to Lisa Roberts of Farming Connect. Soil analysis also identifies ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • DDM & TA’AZ Join Forces to Create TA’AZ Environmental

    DDM Geotechnical Services are based in the UAE, serving the Middle East markets. DDM’s Joint Venture with TA’AZ, will trade as TA’AZ Environmental, offering the Iraq market the complete array of onshore and offshore soil investigation and GeoSolutions services, plus MicroROV inspection and sand & sludge cleaning services. CPT ...


    By DDM Geotechnical Services

  • ASTM D1196 / D1196M - 12 Standard Test Method for Nonrepetitive Static Plate Load Tests of Soils and Flexible Pavement Components, for Use in Evaluation and Design of Airport and Highway Pavements

    Field, in-place nonrepetitive static load tests are used for the evaluation and design of pavement structures. Nonrepetitive static plate load tests are performed on soils and unbound base and subbase materials to determine the modulus of subgrade reaction or a measure of the shear strength of pavement components. 1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the making of ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D3999 - 11 Standard Test Methods for the Determination of the Modulus and Damping Properties of Soils Using the Cyclic Triaxial Apparatus

    The cyclic triaxial modulus and damping test provides parameters that may be considered for use in dynamic, linear and non-linear analytical methods. These test methods are used for the performance evaluation of both natural and engineered structures under dynamic of cyclic loads such as caused by earthquakes, ocean ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D5311 - 11 Standard Test Method for Load Controlled Cyclic Triaxial Strength of Soil

    Cyclic triaxial strength test results are used for evaluating the ability of a soil to resist the shear stresses induced in a soil mass due to earthquake or other cyclic loading. Cyclic triaxial strength tests may be performed at different values of effective confining pressure on isotropically consolidated ...


    By ASTM International

  • SGS acquires Australian Soil Testing Pty Ltd

    SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of the business of Australian Soil Testing Pty Ltd, (AST), Sydney, NSW, Australia Based in Rockdale, AST is a construction materials and geotechnical testing laboratory. AST has a strong reputation in the delivery of high end material testing services to the civil construction, mining and engineering consulting industries. The acquisition complements ...


    By SGS

  • SGS soil testing lab in Voronezh has been accredited

    The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Russian Federation accredited the new agrochemical laboratory at SGS Vostok Limited, the Russian subsidiary of SGS, for technical competence and independence. The accreditation scope includes soils and crops (wheat, rye, barley, oats, maize, buckwheat, millet, pea, sunflower and rape). The accreditation certificate ...


    By SGS

  • SGS soil testing lab in Voronezh has been accredited

    The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Russian Federation accredited the new agrochemical laboratory of SGS Vostok Limited, the Russian subsidiary of SGS, for technical competence and independence. The accreditation scope includes soils and crops (wheat, rye, barley, oats, maize, buckwheat, millet, pea, sunflower, rape). The accreditation certificate ...


    By SGS

  • EPA target agrees to soil testing

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has reached agreement with Emhart Industries to conduct soil testing and other investigation work at a portion of the proposed B.F. Goodrich Superfund Site in San Bernardino County, Calif. This agreement follows negotiations that began after the EPA notified Emhart Industries in March 2008 that it may be responsible for the contamination. Other companies ...

  • Triaxial Load Frame Speeds Soil Testing

    The Digital Tritest 50 triaxial load frame from ELE International, the world's leading manufacturer of construction materials testing and environmental instrumentation, uses the latest microprocessor technology, in conjunction with triaxial cells, pressure sources, and measurement devices, to enable materials testing engineers to carry out accurate soil testing more efficiently than ever before. ...


    By ELE International

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