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300 Buttertown Road
Emlenton, PA 16373
724-867-6664
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PROCEDURE FOR TESTING CONCRETE CYLINDERS USING A FORNEY TESTING
MACHINE WITH A SPX PUMP AND A CO-PILOT DIGITAL



Written by: William W. Stump III
President Calibration Services, Inc.
November 30, 2007

1.

Turn on digital. Allow to warm up for 15 Minutes prior to use.

2.

Insert the bottom of the specimen into the bottom pad base and center. Place the top pad base on the specimen. Insert the entire assembly into the testing machine and center it.

3.

Press "NEW' on the digital display. "Specimen ID#" will appear. Press the key and enter the specimen number. Press the key the press the = key. The digital will say "Initializing" then show the regular display.

4.

Start the pump and move the piston in "Rapid Advance" until you have " of daylight. IMMEDIATELY put the valve into "Metered Advance".

5.

Check the centering of the sample quickly. Press the "ZERO" key.

6.

Position the valve into "RAPID ADVANCE" and preload the sample to about 5000 to 10000 lbs. Put the valve back into "METERED ADVANCE".

7.

Wait several seconds until the pump gets up to speed. The test should start climbing at the appropriate rate.

If you want to know the rate, press the "FORCE" button and the rate light will illuminate showing the rate of loading in LBS per Second.


If it is too slow, turn the star shaped know Counter Clockwise "CCW", if it is too fast turn it Clockwise "CW". Once you have the rate set, push the "Force" button again to follow the load on the digital.

8.

When the sample fails, put the valve into "RETRACT" and shut off the pump. The Digital will say "SAVE TEST" "YES" Press the DOWN ARROW key until "NO" is present. Press the key and the Peak Result will be displayed.

9.

You are now ready to test again.


 

 

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