Plate Load Testing
Plate load testing is used to measure the vertical deformation and strength characteristics of the in-situ soil by assessing the force and amount of penetration and time taken for a rigid plate to penetrate Into the ground.
This test method is widely used when establishing the strength of crane bases, piling pads or crane outriggers, as well as foundations for building slabs or commercial building stanchion bases, to ensure the required loading can be achieved.
Measurements are taken remotely at a safe distance from the apparatus meaning the technician no longer has to crawl around under the machine to read dial gauges. Once set up, a handheld PDA connected remotely via Bluetooth reads the penetration of the plate into the soil and indicates the point at which the technician can increase the load within the test cycle
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