Permeability of Soil Testing Equipment

Flexible wall permeability testing determines hydraulic conductivity or flow characteristics of water or other permeants through soils and is commonly used to assess natural soils, fills, or clay liners in environmental and geotechnical applications. Gilson’s high-quality line of testing products assures accurate and repeatable test results, and many meet ASTM and AASHTO standards indicated for testing.


Soil Permeability Testing Equipment
  • Flexible Wall Permeability includes the following products Permeability Control Panels, Test Cells and accessories, Latex Membranes, Porous Stones, sample preparation equipment, pore pressure measurement device, and Toxic Interface Units.
  • ASTM/AASHTO Constant Head Permeameters are granular soil permeameters that meet ASTM and AASHTO constant-head requirements and can test a range of sample sizes.
  • Constant/Falling Head Permeability Test Sets test granular soil samples using either constant-head or falling-head methods. The Permeameters are available in a range of specimen sizes.
  • Shelby Tube Permeameter enables permeability testing directly on undisturbed soil samples remaining in cut-to-length sections of 3in (76mm) diameter Shelby Tubes.
  • Compaction Permeameters measure constant or falling-head permeability of soil samples compacted in 4 or 6in (102 or 152mm) soil molds.
  • Pinhole Dispersion Device directs water through a small hole in a cohesive soil sample to determine dispersive characteristics. This test is often used in the design of soil embankments and earthen dams.
  • Double-Ring Infiltrometer is a field device for measuring the infiltration of water or other liquids into soils in place. Data is used in geotechnical or environmental studies.

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