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Particle Size Analysis utilizing a Sieve Shaker

Particle size analysis may be performed using U.S. Standard Size designated test sieves Number 8 through Number 400. This corresponds to particle size diameters of 2.36 mm (Number 8) through 38 micron (Number 400).

One of two types of sieve shakers may be employed:

  1. Gilson SS-15 – for analysis using U.S. Sieves #200 and larger.
  2. W.S. Tyler Ro-Tap – for analysis using U.S. Sieves below #200.
    • Materials that retain static surface charges may be difficult to analyze with repeatability.
    • We will need a minimum of fifty grams to perform a particle size analysis on the Ro-Tap or Gilson sieve shaker.