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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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Compressive Strength Testing: Sulfur Capping or Neoprene Pads? (Infographic)
Compressive Strength Testing: Sulfur Capping or Neoprene Pads

Comparing the differences between sulfur mortar capping and the use of neoprene pads with metal retainer rings will help you select the ideal procedure for your application.

6 Alternatives to Mercury Thermometers
6 Alternatives to Mercury Thermometers

As mercury continues to present shipping challenges and high costs, Gilson wants to make it as easy as possible to select the proper non-mercury alternative for your application, if mercury thermometers are not an option for you.

How To Get Optimal Performance From Your Gilson Testing Screen
How To Get Optimal Performance From Your Gilson Testing Screen

Gilson TS-1 and TS-2 Testing Screens offer years of service when maintained properly. This blog post covers the steps you can take to ensure you get optimal use out of your Gilson Testing Screen.

How to Optimize Fines Content Determinations
HM-57R Infographic

Gilson Automatic Aggregate Washers efficiently wash fines out of aggregate and soil samples for sample preparation or determination of fines fractions.

Aggregate Abrasion Testing (Part 1): The Micro-Deval Test Method
Aggregate Abrasion Testing (Part 1):  The Micro-Deval Test Method

Understanding the history, procedure and benefits of the Micro Deval Test can help you consider a new method for abrasion testing.

How Simple Soils Inspection Equipment Promotes Trench Safety
How Simple Soils Inspection Equipment Promotes Trench Safety

Before workers are allowed to enter an excavation, it’s important to evaluate conditions and make decisions about safety. Proper soil classification and evaluation is an important component of keeping your workers safe. This post outlines three equipment solutions that can significantly reduce the number of trenching accidents occurring on the job.

Concrete Curing: What Equipment is Right For You?
Choosing you ideal concrete curing system

Evaluating the differences between moisture rooms and curing tanks for concrete test specimen curing procedures will help you select the best option for your lab.

Gas Pressure Moisture Testers: 4 Things you Need to Know
Gas Pressure Moisture Testers: 4 Things you Need to Know

Understanding how gas pressure moisture testers work and what the benefits are can help you make the right equipment selection for your lab.

Asphalt Content Testing: Solvent Extraction vs Ignition Furnace (Infographic)
Solvent Extraction vs. Furnace Ignition

Comparing the pros and cons of solvent extraction vs. the furnace ignition method for asphalt content testing will help you select the best procedure for your application.

An Expert Guide to Selecting a Sieve Shaker
An Expert Guide to Selecting a Sieve Shaker

Proper sieve shaker selection saves a considerable amount of time in the lab while improving accuracy and efficiency. Read our post about selecting the machine most suitable for your purposes.

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