Vacuum Pycnometer

Gordon Technical’s vacuum pycnometers are used to determine maximum specific gravity in asphalt and are primarily used in the Rice Test. Our pycnometers are made from aluminum and are machined to form a slightly tapered shape to increase its strength when placed under a vacuum. Each pycnometer comes with an acrylic lid (as shown in picture).

We provide a 2000g and 4000g capacity model to meet the needs of your lab.

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Vacuum Pycnometer Information

Gordon Technical’s vacuum pycnometers are used in rice testing to determine the maximum specific gravity from an asphalt pavement mixture. They come with a clear acrylic lid that allows the operator to view the test while it is operating.

The base is constructed from cast aluminum and is tapered to increase its strength when placed under a vacuum.

Vacuum Pycnometer models

  • 2000g
  • 4000g

Test Methods:

  • ASTM D2041
  • AASHTO T 209

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