Expansion Index Consolidometer

Model: HM-562
Price: $635.00

Expansion Index Consolidometer is used to determine the swelling potential of compacted soils through moisture conditioning a soil specimen to 50 percent saturation and compacting the sample into a 4x1in (101.6x25.4mm), IDxH stainless steel specimen ring. The confining load is applied, and the specimen is immersed in water for up to 24 hours as the volumetric swell is recorded. From this, the Expansion Index (EI) of the soil is determined, with a higher EI indicating an expansive soil.

This self-contained unit can mount, load, and saturate the soil sample; a separate consolidometer loading device is not required. The unit is stainless steel, with a corrosion-resistant anodized aluminum base and collar. The HM-562 includes a stainless-steel specimen ring, 12.6lb (5.7kg) loading weight, and two porous stones.

The MA-333 Mechanical Dial Indicator – 0.5 x 0.0001in or MA-363 Digital Dial Indicator – 0.6 x 0.0001in are required for testing with this unit and sold separately. Additional porous stones, stainless steel specimen rings, and loading weights are available separately for more efficient sample preparation.


  • The unique all-in-one design used to prepare and test sample
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Anodized aluminum and stainless steel construction

Included Items:

  • Expansion Index Consolidometer
  • (2) Porous Stones
  • Stainless Steel Specimen Ring
  • Loading Weight
  • Dial Indicator Bracket


Specimen Size 4 x 1in (101.6 x 25.4mm) IDxH
Product Dimensions 6 x 11in (152 x 279mm) Dia.xH
Estimated Shipping Weight 20.0lb (9.07kg)

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Specimen Size 4 x 1in (101.6 x 25.4mm) IDxH
Product Dimensions 6 x 11in (152 x 279mm) Dia.xH
Estimated Shipping Weight 20.0lb (9.07kg)
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