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Trilab Increases Testing Capacity and Capability

Trilab is pleased to announce that as a result of feedback received from its clients, the company has recently expanded its testing capacity and capability, with the acquisition of the following high-end soil and rock testing equipment:

  • Two additional 3,500 kPa rated Triaxial frames, which takes Trilab’s total capacity to 18 Triaxial frames.
  • Two Hoek-Triaxial cells (for NX and HQ core sizes), to enable Trilab to undertake Triaxial strength testing of extremely high strength rock (maximum load of 1,500 kN).
  • Three Sonic Velocity units (for NX, HQ and PQ core sizes), to enable Trilab to undertake P & S Wave data acquisition to accompany field downhole geophysical testing required for various mining and tunneling applications.

“The acquisitions reinforce Trilab’s position as Australia’s pre-eminent provider of Triaxial-strength testing and other specialised soil and rock testing services to the mining and civil-construction industries. Our objective is to continually explore ways for increasing the laboratory’s responsiveness and to provide a more complete service to our clients.” said Gavin Hamilton, Chairman of Trilab.

The two additional Triaxial units are already installed and in service; it is envisaged that the Hoek-Triaxial and Sonic Velocity equipment will be operational by year’s end, following a rigorous proficiency and audit testing program.