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Have questions about your materials testing equipment?  We have the answers to these questions and much more right here! Check back monthly for long-form blog posts, how-to guides and infographics. We’ll address industry insights, the operation and maintenance of specific equipment, and our product line recommendations, all designed to better serve you.

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Selecting the Right Test Sieve for Non-Conventional Use
Selecting the Right Test Sieve for Non-Conventional Use

Testing sieves are not a one-size-fits-all product in materials testing. They should be selected based on application, compliance standards, sample composition, level of precision required and more.

Steps to Reduce Nuisance Dust & Prevent Silica Exposure
Steps to Reduce Nuisance Dust & Prevent Silica Exposure

Is your lab or worksite equipment-ready for compliance with OSHA’s final rule for the construction industry on protecting workers from exposure to silica dust?

Simple Steps to Preserve & Extend Service Life of Costly Equipment
Simple Steps to Preserve & Extend Service Life of Costly Equipment

Protect and preserve costly equipment purchases through preventive maintenance – and extend their service life and functionality beyond the norm.

Soil Classification: Foundation and Pavement Design Starts Here
Soil Classification: Foundation and Pavement Design Starts Here

There’s more to consider in planning a new highway project than location. This blog post helps lay out the importance of soil classifications, visual inspection and field/laboratory testing, ASTM, AASHTO and state DOT regulations, resources and tools and more.

Laboratory Thermometers: What is the Best Choice for your Application?
Laboratory Thermometers: What is the Best Choice for your Application?

This blog post discusses the differences between Liquid in Glass (LiG) mercury, LiG non-mercury and digital thermometers used in laboratory materials testing. It also explores the role each type of thermometer plays in maintaining compliance with industry standards and regulations governing the use of mercury.

Load Frames: Build the Optimal System for Your Applications
Load Frames: Build the Optimal System for Your Applications

In this blog post, we’ll have a look at what is available from Gilson, and how to put together a system optimal for your testing needs.

Choosing the Right Lab Oven
Choosing the right lab oven

This blog post lays out some of the most important features to consider when you’re looking for an oven for aggregate, soils, concrete or asphalt testing.

History of Concrete [Infographic]
History of Concrete

This infographic highlights major milestones in the history of concrete.

Super Air Meter [Infographic]

Super Air Meter

This infographic covers everything from what the Super is Meter is, to benefits, tips how to use it, and more!

Gilson Asphalt Content Furnace: A Step-by-Step Maintenance Guide
Gilson Asphalt Content Furnace: A Step-by-Step Maintenance Guide

In order to ensure that your Gilson Asphalt Content Furnace operates smoothly for many years, we’ve outlined some maintenance procedures and tips to follow.