CTS, The Old Mill Business Park, Seven Mile Straight, Muckamore, Antrim, BT41 4QE

0044 (2894) 469191 info@ctsantrim.comUKAS Accredited

Materials Testing Services

Quarry Materials Testing

CTS have the resources to offer competitively-priced testing and consultancy services to aggregate producers. For extra convenience, CTS provide an aggregate sampling and/or collection service.

Aggregate Testing

The new European standards list many different types of aggregate tests, but not all apply to aggregates produced in the UK and Ireland. The links listed below show some of the common test requirements.

CTS provide a service for all tests listed, and are happy to give guidance on test rates and test types necessary to meet Production Control requirements, and to avoid unnecessary testing and expense.

Click on test for brief outline:

  • Determination of particle size distribution - sieving method - BS EN 933-1
  • Determination of loose bulk density and voids - BS EN 1097-3
  • Determination of water content - BS EN 1097-3
  • Determination of particle density and water absorption - BS EN 1097-6
  • Determination of particle shape - Flakiness index - BS EN 933-3
  • Determination of Shell content - BS EN 933-7
  • Determination of Drying Shrinkage - BS EN 1367-4
  • Resistance to fragmentation - LA Abrasion - BS EN 1097-8
  • Determination of fines content - BS EN 933-1
  • Determination of the polished stone value - BS EN 1097-8
  • Determination of aggregate abrasion value - BS EN 1097-8
  • Magnesium sulfate test - BS EN 1367-2
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CTS have successfully carried out our testing needs over the past years on all our Ready Mix Concrete,
block and aggregate supply contracts. I have found their attention to detail refreshing.
In many cases there availability to help at the end of the phone or by other means has been invaluable.
Paul Stevenson, Director – Alpha Quarry Products Ltd.