Standards: IS 2720 (PART-VII) ASTM D 427, BS 1377, AASHTO T 92.

Shrinkage Limit Set, which is used to check the maximum amount of water content that a soil can withhold without causing a substantial change in the volume of the soil mass at hand. It is at the shrinkage limit after which, on further reduction, the air enters into the voids, thereby keeping the volume constant. It helps in defining the characteristics of the cohesive soils which is very difficult to find. The apparatus is used to calculate the volumetric shrinkage, shrinkage maximum value, shrinkage index, and shrinkage ration, all of which can be derived from the shrinkage limit. In simple terms, it is used to find the utmost moisture content of the soil up till it does not get shrunk. The model adheres to the IS 2720 (PART-VII) ASTM D 427, BS 1377, AASHTO T 92.

Shrinkage Limit Set Specifications:
Shrinkage Limit Set apparatus can be used to determine shrinkage limit and to calculate other shrinkage ratio, shrinkage index and volumetric shrinkage Set consists of one each::

  • A plastic wash bottle of 500 ml capacity.
  • A porcelain evaporating dish
  • A glass cylinder 25 ml x 1 ml, mercury is not supplied.
  • Glass cup
  • Shrinkage dish
  • One flexible spatula
  • A Perspex plate with three metal prongs.
  • A shrinkage dish
  • Flexible spatula 100mm
  • Glass cylinder
  • 25mlx1ml, supplied with out mercury

Shrinkage Limit Set Accessories:
Mercury that is supplied in a 500 gm bottle.