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Laboratory


Located in a suite of buildings giving 450m2 of operational floor space

Specialist facilities are provided for chemical, thermo-chemical, mineralogical, physical and mechanical tests on road and building materials.

The laboratory is particularly well equipped for work on slag based products.

Particular emphasis is placed on sample preparation and the laboratory is exceptionally well equipped for such work.

Analytical facilities include:

  • Specialist chemical analysis
  • Simultaneous thermal analysis (DTA and TGA up to 1500°C
  • Glass content of granulated blast furnace slags
  • Petrological microscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • X-ray diffraction
     

Testing facilities include:

  • Cement testing
  • Mortar testing
  • Concrete testing
  • Concrete aggregate testing
  • Road aggregate testing
  • Stability testing of aggregates and filter media

Specialist procedures include:

  • Testing of "Graves-Laitier" including the
    a-coefficient of granulated blast furnace slag
  • Volumetric stability testing of both blast furnace and steel making slag (techniques unique to TRS)