|Definition of Compacting Factor:
The ratio of the weight of partially compacted concrete to the weight of the concrete when fully compacted in the same mould.
The compacting factor apparatus consists of two conical hoppers each with a hinged trap with a quick release mechanism to allow free flow of the concrete sample. A cylindrical mould is fitted beneath the hoppers.
The apparatus below enables a check to be made on the weight of concrete when it falls from fixed heights into a cylindrical container of standard capacity.The weight of concrete in the cylindrical container is known as the weight of partially compacted concrete.
|Weight: 41 kg