Shrinkage Limit Test

The test gives the minimum moisture content at which the soil ceases to shrink on drying. It is performed as per IS:10077, IS:2720 (Part VI)

Shrinkage Limit Apparatus

HS 10.30

The apparatus conforms to IS:10077, and the test is performed as per IS:2720 (Part VI). The set consists of :-

  • 75mm square Prong Plate made of 3mm thick acrylic sheet with three metal prongs.
  • 75mm square Plain Plate made of 3mm thick acrylic sheet.
  • Stainless Steel Shrinkage Dish 45mm in dia, 15mm deep.
  • Glass cup with ground edge, 50mm to 55mm dia, 25mm deep.
  • Flexible Spatula with 80mm long, 20mm wide blade.

Plastic Limit Apparatus

HS 10.31

Conforming to IS:2720 (Part V) The apparatus consists of :

  • Glass plate 200 mm x 150 mm x 3 mm thick
  • Porcelain evaporating dish 120 mm dia.
  • Brass rod 3 mm dia, 100 mm long.
  • Flexible spatula with 80 mm long, 20 mm wide blade.
  • Moisture Cans 50 mm dia, 12 Nos.