Speedy Test

This is a quick site test to determine the insitu moisture content of the fine aggregate, sand or non-cohesive soils. In principle, the moisture content of these materials should be defined by Oven Test inside the laboratory. But in some cases, while the materials are openly stored without sheltering and meets with a sudden wet weather, this test will provide quick results for insitu moisture content although the result is not so accurate. The principle of this test is to make use of nitrogen to react with the moisture content contained in the sample and provide a reading for comparison.