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PBM Arctic examines all soil samples taken by the company’s own basic research unit and, in addition, conducts extensive testing on soil samples taken by others. PBM Arctic acts as a partner and quality controller for civil engineering contractors for the examination of soil samples.


PBM Arctic ground laboratory testing includes e.g. the following tests:

  • Visual assessment of soil type

  • Water content (SFS-EN 1097-5)

  • Granularity determination (SFS-EN 933-1 and PANK-2103)

  • Small particle content

  • Humus content, combustion method (SFS-EN 1744-1)

  • Humus content, NaOH method (SFS-EN 1744-1)

  • Proctor compaction, 1-stage (SFS-EN 13286-2)

  • Improved proctor compaction, 4-stage (SFS-EN 13286-2)

  • Fineness number (cone test (SFS-EN 17892-6))

  • Granular shape of coarse aggregate (flatness number (SFS-EN 933-3))

  • Shape value (SFS-EN 933-4)

  • Determination of density and water absorption (SFS-EN 1097-6)

  • Proportion of fractured granules in coarse aggregate (SFS-EN 933-5)

  • Water absorption height (SFS-EN 1097-10)

  • Determination of wear resistance, Micro-Deval (SFS-EN 10997-1)

  • Determination of impact resistance, LosA (SFS-EN 1097-2)

  • Determination of studded tire wear resistance. Nordic test, ball mill (SFS-EN 1097-9)

  • Crushing of samples 0-18 mm


We can also perform other soil sample tests, ask PBM Arctic staff for more options.

Soil sampling and analysis is always part of a well-conducted ground investigation. Laboratory tests of soil samples can be used to find out the properties of existing soil as well as to carry out, for example, quality control of the soil used (e.g. non-frosting) in construction.
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Qualification for an Environmental Sampler No. 971

Terhi Seppänen

Geologist (FM YL)

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