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Laboratory Testing

Laboratory Testing

We have custom built and equipped geotechnical laboratories within our Aberdeen, Drilling & Exploration Centre providing a local base within North East Scotland for our group laboratory facilities with specialist Technicians, Chemists, Quality Supervisors and Managers.

Raeburn Drilling & Geotechnical Ltd group Companies have UKAS and MCERTS accredited Laboratories for an extensive range of geotechnical and chemical testing, including high capacity effective stress testing equipment and a large shear box facility. The Laboratories have a comprehensive range of equipment to undertake tests to BS1377, BS6297, BRE Digest 365, ISRM and ASTM Standards.

Tests include:

  • California bearing ratio (CBR)
  • Chalk crushing
  • Chemical properties
  • Chloride Content
  • Density/Moisture content relationship
  • Effective stress triaxial
  • Frost Heave
  • Liquid and Plastic Limits (Atterberg limits)
  • Moisture Condition Value (MCV) tests
  • Moisture Content
  • Oedometer
  • Particle size distribution
  • Permeability
  • pH  Value
  • Ring shear
  • Rock point load
  • Rock porosity
  • Rowe cell
  • Shear box testing
  • Slake durability
  • Sulphate Content
  • Total stress triaxial

We also provide an extensive on-site service, including monitoring and testing for earthworks projects and new road construction.

All this enables us to offer an immediate comprehensive response to your testing needs.

For our UKAS schedule please follow the link below.

Also see our other Services information.