Sulfate Soundness Test Sieves hold prepared aggregate samples for immersion in sodium sulfate or magnesium sulfate solution. Sieves for coarse aggregate testing are full-height stainless steel No. 5 or No. 10 and have 8in (203mm) diameters. Full-height or half-height 8in stainless steel No. 70 sieves are recommended for testing fine aggregate. Gilson also offers full-height Blank Frames with no mesh inside to serve as sieve height extensions for testing large sample volumes.