Determination of setting time and soundness of cement requires the use of a neat cement paste of standard consistence. The Vicat method is usually specified as the test used to determine the water content which will produce the desired consistence.

The Concrete Mortar Penetrometer is used for field and laboratory evaluations of the initial set of concrete mortars. The test involves inserting the penetrometer shaft to a depth of 25.4 mm at constant rate and time interval. The resistance in lbf/in² is shown on the penetrometer’s direct-reading scale.

Model No. Desc
38-2695 Pocket Concrete Penetrometer

To perform this test, a sample is placed on a metal surface which is then raised and dropped through a known height.

Model No. Desc
38-6160 Plastic Tamper
38-6080 ASTM Calipers
38-6040 Flow Mould
38-6100/01 Motorised Unit for the 38-6000 Flow Table
38-6000 Flow Table

Determination of setting time and soundness of cement requires the use of a neat cement paste of standard consistence. The Vicat method is usually specified as the test used to determine the water content which will produce the desired consistence.

This procedure is used to determine the quantity of water required to produce a cement paste of standard consistence.

Model No. Desc
38-2010/10 Consistency Plunger
38-2200 Vicat Mould
38-2300 EN Vicat Mould
38-2660 ASTM Vicat Mould
38-2620 ASTM Initial Set Needle
38-2110 EN Initial and Final Set Needle
38-4010 Vicat Frame Complete

The Automatic Vicat Apparatus executes the test program using a fully automatic test cycle. The integral LCD display indicates test progress in real time. Firmware in the unit enables up to five user test profiles to be established. Integrated on-board memory will store up to 50 complete tests. On completion of the test the integral printer automatically prints all test data including a graph penetration with related data. As standard, the unit includes an RS232 serial port for connection to PC which, when used in conjunction with the supplied software, enables users to manage test data including graphing and report generation. The timed cycle of events is operator-selectable and penetrations can be selectable at intervals of 30 seconds, 1, 5, 15 or 30 minutes.

Model No. Desc
38-2015/16 Consistency Plunger
38-2200 Vicat Mould
38-2300 EN Vicat Mould
38-2660 ASTM Vicat Mould
38-2015/01 Automatic Vicat Apparatus (includes Needle Sets and Moulds for EN and ASTM)
38-2015/15 Mould Tank
38-2021 EN Initial and Final Set Needle
38-2023 ASTM Initial and Final Set Needle
38-2015/12 Needle Cleaning Device
38-2015/14 Printer Paper Rolls