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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 13:02

The Gilson Pocket Penetrometer gives instant information for classification of cohesive soils on site or in the lab.

The HM-500 Gilson Pocket Penetrometer, often referred to as a "hand penetrometer" or "hand pen" for short, is a lightweight, hand-held direct-reading soil penetrometer giving instant appoximate unconfined compressive strength of cohesive soils on site or in the lab. Soil Penetrometers are required by OSHA for trenching, excavation inspection and are valuable when assessing compaction.

The Gilson Pocket Penetrometer is a lightweight, direct-reading soil penetrometer giving instant information for classification of cohesive soils on site or in the lab. Use is required by OSHA for trenching and excavation inspection.

The hand-operated soil tool has a 1/4in (6.4mm) diameter loading piston that is spring-actuated and pushed into the soil up to a calibration groove machined on the piston 1/4in from the end. The permanent scale on the piston barrel helps report approximate unconfined compressive strength in tsf or kg/cm2. An indicator sleeve retains reading after piston is released. Spring is calibrated and plated for rust resistance. This complete soil sampling device weighs only 2oz (57g); diameter is 3/4in (19mm) and length is 6in (152mm).

Features:

  • Penetrometer test offers optimal solution for accurate, rapid on-site soil sampling procedures
  • Compliant with OSHA standards for trenching, excavation and compaction testing
  • Indicator sleeve conveniently retains reading after piston is released so data is not lost

Read more about the GIlson Pocket Penetrometer here

For more information watch the video about the Gilson Pocket Penetrometer HM-500.

Source: Gilson 

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