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Tension Plate System

Complete Laboratory setups for measuring moisture retention characteristics at low tension ranges (0 to 1 bar).

– Automated Pressure/Vacuum pump.

-1 to 1 bar.

LAB-8 Tension Plate System:

LAB8-2

1. Automated Pressure/Vacuum Pump (2008F1), -1 to +1 bar (-15 to +15 psi) automation range.
– Electric Pressure Vacuum Pump, battery operated, with 2 batteries for a total of 24Ah. With both pressure (0-100 psi, max pressure setting) and vacuum (0-100 cb) gauges. Comes with two 3-foot long hoses, inline filter and battery charger. The pump is enclosed in a portable Pelican case.

2. Extension Hose (0775L60), 183cm long.
– 1/2″ outer diameter, 1/4″ inner diameter pressure tubing, with swivel fittings.

3. Air Tank, Stainless Steel, 42 litre.
– Not included, available from hardware or plumbing supply stores.

4. Extension Hose (0775L60), 183cm long.
– 1/2″ outer diameter, 1/4″ inner diameter pressure tubing, with swivel fittings.

5. Precision Vacuum Manifold (0725G1 or 0725G2)
– 0725G1: Vacuum manifold, with 0 to -15 psi vacuum readout gauge (graduated in 0.1 psi and 0.005 bar intervals), control valves, tubing and connectors. 0.05% accuracy.
– 0725G2: Precise low-pressure vacuum control manifold. 0 to -5 psi vacuum readout gauge (graduated in 0.02 psi and 0.002 bar intervals), with control valves, tubing and connectors.

6. Stand Hose (1425F1-1000L60), 183cm long.

7. 4-Litre safety jar assembly (1930K3)
– Safety coated glass jar. 1/4″ outer diameter Teflon tubing, stoppers and luer connectors.

8. Stand Hose (1425F1-1000L60), 183cm long.

9. 1-Litre safety jar assembly (1930K2)
– Safety coated glass jar. 1/4″ outer diameter Teflon tubing, stoppers and luer connectors.

10. Stand Hose (1425F1-1000L60), 183cm long.

11. 55.88cm diameter (22 inch) Ceramic Tension Plate (1725D22).
– Large scale vacuum plate, suction up to 1 bar. Weighs 16.65kg.

12. Flooding Wall (1725K1-002)

13. Transparent Lid (1725K1-001)

LAB-9 Tension Table Setup:

Lab9 diagram

1. Sample Retaining Ring, Core Sampler Brass Cylinder (0206L03).
– 5.7cm outer diameter, 3cm high. Used with the 0200 Soil Sampler for taking undisturbed samples.

2. Saturation Pan. (Model 0675D12X4)
– 30.48cm diameter x 10.16cm height. (12″ x 4″)

3. Transparent Lid for minimising evaporation loss. (0675D12TL)

4. Check Valve. (MZL086)

5. Extraction Line, 30.5cm.

6. 1-Litre safety jar assembly (1930K2)
– Safety coated glass jar. 1/4″ outer diameter Teflon tubing, stoppers and luer connectors.

7. Extractor Pressure Plate. Can be either:
– 1 Bar High Flow (0675B01M3). 27.30cm diameter. Approximately 45% porosity by volume of flow through.
– 1/2 Bar High Flow (0675B0.5M2). 27.30cm diameter. Approximately 50% porosity by volume of flow through.

8. Extraction Line, 61cm.

9. Vacuum Line, 122cm.

10. Water-Stop filter, prevents water from getting into Manifold.

11. Precision Vacuum Manifold. Can be either:
– 0725G1: Vacuum manifold, with 0 to -15 psi vacuum readout gauge (graduated in 0.1 psi and 0.005 bar intervals), control valves, tubing and connectors. 0.05% accuracy.
– 0725G2: Precise low-pressure vacuum control manifold. 0 to -5 psi vacuum readout gauge (graduated in 0.02 psi and 0.002 bar intervals), with control valves, tubing and connectors.

12. Extension Hose (0775L60), 183cm long.
– 1/2″ outer diameter, 1/4″ inner diameter pressure tubing, with swivel fittings.

13. Air Tank, Stainless Steel, 42 litre.
– Not included, available from hardware or plumbing supply stores.

14. Extension Hose (0775L60), 183cm long.
– 1/2″ outer diameter, 1/4″ inner diameter pressure tubing, with swivel fittings.

15. Automated Pressure/Vacuum Pump (2008F1), -1 to +1 bar (-15 to +15 psi) automation range.
– Electric Pressure Vacuum Pump, battery operated, with 2 batteries for a total of 24Ah. With both pressure (0-100 psi, max pressure setting) and vacuum (0-100 cb) gauges. Comes with two 3-foot long hoses, inline filter and battery charger. The pump is enclosed in a portable Pelican case.

16. Weatherproof 12v DC power socket.