LAB TESTING

COMPACTION CONTROL TESTING

Macquarie Geotechnical is able to offer a full range of compaction and earthworks testing, in the field and the laboratory. Compaction and Earthworks testing is vital to any project as it ensures that the material used and methods undertaken are meeting the specifications for the site.

Level 1 and level 2 supervision can be provided in accordance with AS3798. We are able to offer in-situ Nuclear Density testing, Benkelman Beam deflection testing, and provide materials assessment to ensure conformity to the required specifications.

CONCRETE AND SHOTCRETE TESTING

Macquarie Geotechnical undertakes both field and laboratory testing of concrete and shotcrete. This is essential to ensure the quality and performance of the material used during construction and confirms its meets the requirements.

We have a fleet of vehicles fully equipped to work on mine sites and are able to collect samples of concrete in the field or accept samples provided by a client for testing.

SOIL TESTING

Our modern laboratories boast the latest in technology with regards to testing, including:

Automated soil compactors and modified compactors for sample pre-treatment

The largest bank of Oedometers in New South Wales.

Triaxial frames with pore pressure measurement, data acquisition to a maximum pore pressure of 2,500 kPa

100mm Direct shear units with electronic data acquisition, with maximum confining pressures of 1600 kPa

CHEMICAL TESTING

Macquarie Geotechnical is able to provide soil chemical properties testing to test for aggressiveness, acidity and other chemical properties.

We are accredited to work to RMS standards required for “R57 Design of Reinforced Soil Walls” and can undertake the chemical and physical testing required ensuring material complies with the RMS standard

AGGREGATE TESTING

Macquarie Geotechnical’s laboratories are able to appropriately sample and test aggregates to Australian and Road and Maritime Service standards.

Compliance testing for concrete, ballast, sealing aggregates and asphalt can also be undertaken.

ASHPHALT TESTING

More details to come

ROCK TESTING

Our modern laboratories boast the latest in technology with regards to testing, including:

 

  • Rock sawing facilities for core preparation.

  • Precision end face grinder allowing machining of both core faces simultaneously

  • Two Compression machines for rock UCS testing

  • Extensometers allowing Young’s Modulus and Poisson’s Ratio to be integrated with UCS testing

  • 100mm Direct shear units with electronic data acquisition, with maximum confining pressures of 1600 kPa

COAL TESTING

Located at Bathurst, Macquarie Geotechnical coal laboratories have developed strong field sampling techniques and work in conjunction with local Collieries to provide rapid laboratory turnaround times. This allows for proactive processing of coal based on laboratory results.

Our primary coal testing regime includes Caloric Value, Sulphur and Iron Content, Moisture Content, Sizing, and Washability.

Our coal exploration services include supervision of LOX drilling by one of our Geologists, collection and return to the laboratory of exploration samples.

Our coal exploration laboratory testing includes drop shatter washability and float / sink testing.

MACQUARIE GEOTECH

(02) 6332 2011

3 Watt Dr, Bathurst NSW 2795, Australia

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