AASHTO Designation: T 217 -02 (2006) pdf free download

Standard Method  of Test for

Determination  of Moisture in Soils by

Means  of a Calcium Carbide Gas Pressure Moisture Tester

AASHTO  Designation: T 217 -02 (2006)


AASHTO Designation: T 217 -02 (2006) pdf free download

1.1.This method of test is intended to determine the moisture content of soils by means of a calcium carbide gas pressure moisture tester.

The manufacturer’s instructions shall be followed for the proper use of the equipment.

1.2.The following applies to all specified limits in this standard:

For the purposes of determining conformance with these specifications, an observed value or a calculated value shall be rounded off “to the nearest unit” in the last

right-hand place of figures used in expressing the limiting value, in accordance with ASTM E 29.

Note 1-This   method shall not be used on granular materials having particles large enough to affect the accuracy of the test-in   general any appreciable amount

retained on a 4.75-mm sieve.

The super 200 D tester is intended to be used to test aggregate.

1.3.The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

1.4.Refer to R 16 for regulatory information for chemicals.


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