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Valley Civilab

Accreditation No: 14975
Hunter Valley Laboratory
Contact: Mr K Dawes
Mobile: 0429 496 618
Phone: (02) 4966 1844
Fax: (02) 4966 1855
62 Sandringham Avenue,
NSW 2322
Facilities: Public testing service
Last Modified: 18-OCT-17

This facility complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005

2.01 Establishment of annex facilities
Accreditation is held to establish annex laboratories

2.12 Concrete, grout and mortar
.01 Sampling
AS 1012 1, 14
RMS (NSW) Methods T300, T301, T375
Fresh concrete; cores; grout
.12 Consistence
AS 1012 3.1, 3.4
RMS (NSW) Method T301, T322
Slump test; compactibility index (field); flow of grout (field)
.13 Air content of freshly mixed concrete
AS 1012 4.2
RMS (NSW) Method T320
Reduced air pressure
.14 Mass per unit volume of freshly mixed concrete
AS 1012 5
RMS (NSW) Method T303
.20 Making and curing test specimens
AS 1012 8.1, 8.2, 8.4, 14
RMS (NSW) Methods T304, T310, T327, T375
Making and curing compression, indirect tensile and flexural test specimens; making and curing drying shrinkage specimens; preparation and conditioning (wet only) of core specimens; grout and mortar cubes
.23 Compression tests
AS 1012 9, 14
RMS (NSW) Methods T306, T310, T375
Concrete cylinders; cores; cubes
.26 Flexural strength tests
AS 1012 11
RMS (NSW) Method T328
Modulus of rupture tests
.27 Mass per unit volume of hardened concrete
AS 1012 12.1, 12.2
RMS (NSW) Methods T316, T317
Measurement and water displacement methods
.51 Uniformity of mixing
AS 1379 Appendix A
Mixer uniformity (field)

2.15 Strength tests
AS 4133.4.1
RMS (NSW) Method T223
Point Load Strength Index
.41 Strength tests
AS 4133.4.1
RMS (NSW) Method T223
Point Load Strength Index

2.16 Aggregates
.02 Sampling of aggregates
AS 1141 3.1
RMS (NSW) Method T100
Sampling from a stockpile, bin, truck, pavement, windrow
.11 Bulk density
AS 1141 4
RMS (NSW) Methods T211, T212
Uncompacted and compacted bulk density
.12 Particle density and water absorption
AS 1141 5, 6.1
RMS (NSW) Methods T209, T210
Coarse and fine aggregate
.13 Particle size distribution
AS 1141 11.1, 12, 19
RMS (NSW) Methods T107, T201, T203
Sieve analysis; material finer than 75 μm; fine particle size distribution in road materials
.16 Particle shape tests
AS 1141 14, 18, 20.1, 20.2
RMS (NSW) Methods T213, T235, T239, T275
Proportional calliper; average least dimension; crushed faces
.20 Aggregate strength tests
AS 1141 21, 22
RMS (NSW) Methods T205, T215
Wet/dry strength variation; aggregate crushing value
.23 Soundness tests
AS 1141 24, 66
RMS (NSW) Methods T266, T659
Exposure to sodium sulphate solution; methylene blue value
.24 Contaminants
AS 1141 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
RMS (NSW) Methods T202, T268, T276
Organic impurities other than sugar; sugar; light particles; weak particles; clay and fine silt; foreign material in crushed concrete
.34 Moisture content
RMS (NSW) Method T262

2.18 Soils
.01 Sampling
AS 1289 1.2.1, 1.3.1
Disturbed sampling from a stockpile, windrow, earthwork, pavement; undisturbed sampling using open drive samplers, rotary core samplers
.03 Sample preparation
AS 1289 1.1
RMS (NSW) Methods T102, T103, T105
Sample preparation
.11 Classification tests
AS 1289 2.1.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.3.1, 3.4.1, 3.6.1
RMS (NSW) Methods T106, T107, T108, T109, T113, T120
Moisture content (drying oven); liquid limit (Casagrande); plastic limit; plasticity index; linear shrinkage; sieve analysis; fine particle size distribution
.21 Chemical tests
AS 1289 4.3.1
RMS (NSW) method T123
APHA 2510B
pH, conductivity
.25 Dispersion tests
AS 1289.3.8.1
Emerson class number
.32 Compaction tests
AS 1289 5.1.1, 5.2.1, 5.4.2, 5.5.1
RMS (NSW) Methods T111, T112, T164, T130, T162
Standard and modified compaction; assignment of OMC and MDD; minimum and maximum dry density
.35 Field density tests
AS 1289 5.3.1, 5.4.1, 5.6.1, 5.7.1, 5.8.1
RMS (NSW) Methods T119, T166, T173
Relative compaction; field density (sand-cone, sand pouring apparatus); dry density ratio, moisture variation and moisture ratio; density index; compaction control - Hilf method; field density using a nuclear gauge
.42 Bearing strength tests
AS 1289 6.1.1
RMS (NSW) Method T117
Bearing ratio (remoulded specimens CBR's)
.43 Uniaxial strength tests
RMS (NSW) Methods T114, T116,T131
Compressive strength (maximum dry and unconfined)
.47 Strength and penetration field tests
AS 1289 6.3.2, 6.3.3
RMS (NSW) Method T161
Penetration (dynamic-cone, Perth sand penetrometer)
.51 Reactivity tests
AS 1289 7.1.1
Shrink-swell index
.61 Soil stabilization preparation methods
AS 5101 2.2
Preparation of stabilised materials
.64 Soil stabilization strength tests
AS 1141 52
AS 5101 4
RMS (NSW) Method T131
Unconfined compressive strength; unconfined cohesion of compacted materials

2.22 Masonry, clay and concrete products
.60 Permeability and absorption tests
AS/NZS 4058 Appendix F
Absorption (concrete pipes)

2.24 Road Pavement and Surfaces
.40 Structural tests
RMS (NSW) Method T160, T199
Benkelman beam, deflection monitoring test