Building Materials Testing

One of the key ingredients of a growing and successful economy is the Construction industry, as the infrastructure of a country relies heavily on it. The best example of a growing economy is India, where of late there has been a surge of construction activities happening throughout the country involving almost each and every sphere of work. As a result, the Construction industry is poised to become the second largest contributor to India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Construction activities can range from building of roads, highways, buildings, towers, dams, etc. Now, the foundation of any construction work hinges on the use of 'Building Materials', which include 'cement, steel, concrete, aggregates, soil, fly ash, ceramics, bricks' etc. The quality of such building materials is of paramount importance in ensuring toughness and durability of the constructed part, besides ensuring safety for all those people who would use it. Various regulations, related to such materials, are been enforced from time to time by the government, and every manufacturer has to ensure that the products manufactured are compliant with those regulations.

Since different construction items have different properties and also their applications are varied, a number of national and international specifications pertaining to the scope of application and any relevant regulatory requirements have been formulated. The analyses of building materials have to be conducted as per various accepted standardized test methods. The various standards include IS, ASTM, BIS, ISO etc.

Spectro Analytical Labs Ltd. is one of the top-ranked laboratories providing reliable, accurate, and reproducible test results. Its credibility is bore by the accreditation received from NABL, and also the availability of sophisticated and modern analytical instruments that are calibrated at regular intervals. But the most important strength of Spectro lies in its pool of talented workforce. The testing activities include physical and chemical tests, besides micro-structural analysis. Spectro also undertakes on-field testing services, engineering and NDT inspections, besides providing consultation services. Our major clients include DMRC, Airport Authority, DDA, EIL, Refineries, NTPC, NHPC, JP, and Gammon.

Materials and Products

Major Equipments

  • Los Angeles Abrasion Machine
  • Aggregate Impact Value Apparatus
  • Blaine Permeability Apparatus
  • Cement Auto Clave
  • Penetrometer
  • Vibration Machine
  • Vicat Apparatus
  • Water Permeability Apparatus
  • CBR Apparatus
  • Compressive Testing Machine
  • Cursing Value Apparatus
  • Surface Abrasion Machine
  • Sedimentation Apparatus
  • Bitumen Extractor
  • Air Content Apparatus
  • Butimen Softing Point Apparatus
  • Ductility Meter
  • Digital Gloss Meter
  • Angle Protector
  • Le Chatelier Flask
  • Liquid Limit Tester