Compaction Factor Apparatus
IS 1199, 5515. & BS 1881-103
The apparatus is used for determining the work ability of fresh
concrete, provided the maximum size of the aggregate does not
exceed 38mm. The test is particularly useful for concrete mixes of
very low work ability where true slump values are not reliable.
Specifications: It consists of two rigid conical hoppers and a
cylinder mounted on a rigid metal frame. The lower openings of the
hoppers are fitted with hinged trapdoors having quich release
catches. A circular metal plate is provided to cover the top of the
cylinder. Supplied complete with one plasterer’s trowel and one
tamping rod, 16mm diax600 mm long, one end rounded.