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Matrix Laboratory Facilities

MAIN DRILLING, SAMPLING AND TESTING FACILITIES

DRILLING RIGS

MATRIX LABORATORY has a total of 20 drill rigs allocated for the branches as the followings however, drilling rigs from different branches can be mobilized for major projects as required.

The following drill rigs are permanently located in MATRIX LABORATORY

• Nordmeyer Drill Rig; Mounted on 4 wheels truck

• AGBO G150; Mounted on 4 wheels truck

• Mobile Drill Rig B31, Mounted on 4 Wheels truck

• Mobile Drill Rig B34; Mounted on 4 wheels truck

• Mobile Drill B-40/1 mounted on 4 wheels truck

• Mobile Drill B-40/2 mounted on 4 wheels truck

• Mobile Drill B-40/3 mounted on 4 wheels truck

• Mobile Drill Rig B53/1; Mounted on 4 wheels truck

• Mobile Drill Rig B53/2; Mounted on 4 wheels truck

• Acker AD II/1 Mounted on 4 wheels truck

• Acker AD II/2 Mounted on 4 wheels truck

• WIRTH A-II trailer mounted

• Swedish R1 , mounted on 4 wheels truck

• Swedish R2 , mounted on 4 wheels truck

• Russian Rigs mounted on 4 wheels truck

• Dandoo Percussion; Trailer Mounted

• TEREDO DC 120 AC Drill Rig;Trolley Mounted

• GEOPROBE GH 40 Drill Rig; Mounted on 1995 F250 4X4 Ford Truck

• JACRO DFM 200; Trolley Mounted Drill Rig /1

• JACRO DFM 200; Trolley Mounted Drill Rig /2

SOIL INVESTIGATION AND FIELD TESTING EQUIPMENT & TOOLS

• EXPLOFOR SET (Data Logging System for Drilling Parameters).

• Field Vane Shear Test Apparatus - various dimensions.

• Manual Dynamic Penetrometer (Mackintosh Probe) and (TRLL Probe)

• Pneumatic Borehole Packer for Permeability (Luegon)Testing in Boreholes

• Electrical Earth Resistivity Meter.

• 20 Tonnes, Self-Anchoring, Self Propelled Static (Dutch) Electrical Cone Penetrometer CPTU).

20 Tonnes, Truck Mounted, Self Propelled Static (Dutch) Cone Penetrometer CPT

• Soil Thermal Resistivity Meter.

• Plate Bearing Testing Apparatus

• Field CBR Testing Apparatus

• Split Tube Triple Tube Core Barrels

• Double Tube Core Barrels for Hard Soil and Rock Coring (Deferent sizes: SWF, HWF, 412, TNW, NWF).

• Wireline Core Barrels (HQ3 Triple Tube Core Barrels, 89mm outside and 61mm inside diameter; and HQ Double Tube Core Barrel, 89mm OD and 66mm ID).

• Pneumatic down the Hole Hammers with various diameters.

• Split Barrel Tubes with Cone accessory for Standard Penetration Test (SPT) Open & Solid Cones.

• Thin Wall Tubes for Soil Sampling (shelby tubes) 3 inch diameter.

• U 100 Sampling System with Heavy Duty Siding Hammer for obtaining 4 inch soil samples.

• Piston samplers 3 inch diameter.

• Drilling Rods with various diameters and lengths.

• Auger Rods with various diameters and lengths.

• Hollow Stem-Augers

• Hand Augers

• Portable Auger Machine

• Casing with various outside diameters and lengths.

• Water and Mud Pumps with various capacities.

• Air Compressors with various capacities.

• Grouting Machine Type Putzmeister; Piston Pumping; Flow Rate 200 l/min. (for water); maximum pressure 1000 kpa; Electrical Power (3 phase).

• Grouting Machine Type Putzmeister; Screw Pumping; Flow Rate 300 l/min. (for water); maximum pressure 200 kpa, Diesel Power.

GEOPHYSICAL TESTING FACILITIES

Full Wave Sonic Tool

• Caliper Logging


MAJOR LABORATORY SOIL & AGGREGATE TESTING FACILITIES

• Direct Shear Test

• Point Load Test

• CBR Test

• Unconfined Compression Test

• Odometer/Consolidation Test

• Triaxial Compression Test

• Permeability Test (Constant & Falling Head)

• Los Angeles Abrasion Test

• Aggregate Impact Value

• Aggregate Crushing Value

• 10% Fines

• Flakiness & Elongation

• Specific Gravity, Atterberg Limits (Casagrande & Cone Penetration App.)Grain Size Analysis, Speedy Moisture Content, etc.

CONCRETE AND STEEL TESTING FACILITIES

A) DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

• Concrete Compression Testing Machines

• Compression frames for manholes cover, pipes and flexural testing

• Steel Testing Machine

• Pull-off Tester

• Water Impermeability testing apparatus, according to DIN 1048.

• Complete set-up for electrical measurement of concrete ability to resist Chloride Ion Penetration, AASHTO T-277 (ASTM C 1202).

• Various testing equipment, mixers, moulds and tools for sampling and testing of concrete.

B) NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

• Electromagnetic Cover meters

• Half Cell Potential Devices

• Ultrasonic Instrument for non-destructive testing of concrete.

• A unique patented field system for measuring the rate of corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete and measuring of concrete resistively ambient temperature and relative humidity.

• Rebound Hammers

• Coating Thickness Gauges

• Pinhole Detector (Coating Holidays Detectors)

• Concrete Moisture Encounter to measure insitu concrete moisture

• Nuclear Moisture/Density Meter for soils & Asphalt testing

• Initial Surface Absorption

• Crack Detection Microscope

• Biaxial Inclinometer System for Measurement Lateral Displacement

• Strain Gauge Sensors & Data Logger for Monitoring Strain in Concrete & Rock.


ASPHALT TESTING FACILITIES

• Extraction Apparatus

• Marshall Stability Apparatus

• Flash & Fire Point Apparatus

• Ductility Apparatus

• Penetration Apparatus

CEMENT TESTING FACILITIES

• Flame Photometer

• Spectro Photometer

• Heat of Hydration App.

• Blaine Air Permeability App.

• Vicat App.

• Le Chatelier App.


PILE TESTING FACILITIES

• Sonic Pile Integrity Testing devices.
• Pile Dynamic Load Testing
• Pile Instrumentation
• Cross hole Sonic Testing
• Caliper Logging


OTHER TESTING FACILITIES

Fully equipped laboratories for physical, mechanical, chemical, electrical & thermal testing of soils, concrete, aggregate, bitumen, cement, water, steel, etc…All available equipment complies with the requirements of the British Standards (BS), American Standards (ASTM) and/or the German Standards (DIN).
 

   

 
 
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