Birla.A1 Premium Cement “Concrete Engineer” – to ensure the best quality
“Concrete Engineer” is a unique service for our customers. Our highly experienced techno-marketing team will demonstrate, provide guidance and reassure you of the outstanding quality of Birla.A1 Premium Cement right at your doorsteps. Our mobile Concrete Engineer Vans are equipped with sophisticated instruments to -
• Educate you on various ways to test the quality of cement used
• Provide onsite technical services to you through our expert Personnel
To avail of these services customer may call the following numbers:-
This device is carried by the Birla.A1 Premium Cement Concrete Engineer for determining the normal consistency and setting time of cement. Initial setting time determines the workability time and final setting time determines the time to start curing.Initial Setting TimeFinal Setting TimeBIS Standard30 minutes minimum600 minutes maximumBirla.A1 Premium Cement140-160 Minutes190-210 MinutesHow does it benefit you?Mortar (Cement + Sand + Water) once made can be used for 2-2.5 hours, hence reducing wastage.Optimum setting time for timely completion of work.
Silt Content Test using Measuring Glass Cylinder
Test to detect presence of impurities, dust and silt content in the fine aggregate ( river sand / manufactured sand). The maximum quantity of silt in sand should not exceed 8%. Fine aggregate containing more than 8% of silt should be washed so as to bring the silt content within allowable limits.
Thickness Gauge – Flakiness of Aggregate
This test is used to determine if aggregate particles are to be considered flaky. Right aggregate gives high quality concrete. Aggregate influences the properties of both fresh and hardened concrete and impacts the character and performance of the concrete mix.
Length Gauge – Elongation index of aggregates
This test determines the elongation index of aggregates. Aggregate particles are considered elongated when their length is more than 1.8 of their nominal size. Right aggregate gives high quality concrete.
Sieve Analysis of Coarse Aggregate
This method includes sampling and determination of the gradation of coarse aggregate (Gravel). Well graded aggregate increases the workability of the concrete and avoids honeycombing.
Sieve Analysis of fine aggregate for particle size distribution
This method covers the sampling and determination of the particle size distribution of fine aggregates. Optimum particle size distribution increases the workability of the concrete & can avoid honeycombing.
Compressive Testing Machine
Compressive Testing Machine is used to test the compressive strength of concrete at various ages.1 Day3 Days7 DaysBIS StandardNA16 Mpa min22 Mpa minBirla.A1 Premium Cement18+-2 Mpa30+-2 Mpa40+-2 MpaHow does it benefit you?Better initial strength resulting in faster deshuttering
Slump Cone with Testing Rod & Base Plate
The test is carried out using a mould known as a slump cone. At sites it is performed by the Birla.A1 Premium Cement technical team to check the consistency of freshly made concrete. The slumped concrete takes various shapes, and according to the profile of slumped concrete, the slump is termed as true slump, shear slump or collapse slump. Only the true slump indicates concrete can be used whereas a shear or collapse slump should be corrected and the test should be repeated.
The device is used to measure the elastic properties or strength of concrete or rock, mainly surface hardness and penetration resistance.