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BS 1377 Part 2 1990 
Saturation moisture content of Chalk
Location Job Ref:
BH No.
Soil Description Sample No.
Test method  BS1377: Part 2:  1990: 3.3 Date
Specimen no.  
Mass of Specimen (ms) g
Mass of specimen + filler + wax (mw) g
Mass of Wax (mw - ms) g
Density of Wax (pp) Mg/m3
Apparent mass of waxed specimen suspended in water (mg) g
Volume of Specimen                 
(Vs) = (mw - mg) - ((mw - ms)/Pp) cm3
Bulk Density ms/Vs Mg/m3
Moisture Content                
Container No.  
Mass of wet soil + container (m2) g
Mass of dry soil + container (m3) g
Mass of Container (m1) g
Mass of Moisture (m2 - m3) g
Mass of dry Soil (m3 - m1) g
Moisture Content  w  = (m2 - m3) %
  (m3 - m4)              
Dry Density     Mg/m3
Saturation moisture content (ws) %
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