TO-357 - Cylindrical Specimen Capping Equipment
It is essential that the ends of concrete cylinder specimens are flat and parallel for compressive strength tests; if they aren’t, the end surfaces must be capped with capping compound, using capping sets to achieve this.
These capping sets are designed for use both in the field and in the laboratory. The capping set comprises a base with an upright, which serves as a guide for positioning the capping plate and a cylinder. The capping plate is machined to keep molten compound precise, and to position the cylinder. The set is supplied complete with cylinder carrier and ladle.