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Interlaboratorial Program of Soil and MCT Classification of Tropical Soils

[Programa Interlaboratorial de Solos e MCT ]

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PT provider
PT provider Egis - Engenharia e Consultoria Ltda Egis - Engenharia e Consultoria Ltda
Based in Brazil
Language(s) Programa Interlaboratorial de Solos e MCT
Remarks Egis Brasil has been organizing this PT since 1994. We are in charge of carrying out the soil PT following the standards used in Brazil. Egis starts the program in April and ends in November every year. Reports with the results of this program are sent to the laboratories involved in December. If you have any questions feel free to ask us.
Product groups Civil engineering (roads etc)
Soil, sludge, contaminated sites
Testing fields Geology
Materials evaluation
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Soil Particle size Particle-size analysis and determination of soil constants
Compaction Standard test method for laboratory mini MCV (moisture condition value) compaction
Plasticity, limit of Standard test method for liquid limit of soils and for plastic limit
Analysis Standard test method for particle-size analysis of soils
Mass lost Standard test method for the mass-lost-by-immersion test of laboratory mini MCV compacted soils
Soil, identification of (tropical) Wafer method for rapid identification of tropical soils
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants Building Material Laboratory, Chemical Analysis Laboratory, Environment Laboratory
Linked to specific legislation / standards ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories - NBR 6457/16 Soil samples - preparation for compaction tests and characterization tests - NBR 6459/17 Soil - Determination of the liquidity limit NBR 6458/17 - Gravel grains retained in the 4.8 mm opening sieve - Determination of specific gravity, apparent specific gravity and water absorption - NBR 7180/16 Soil - Determination of the plasticity limit - NBR 7181/16 Soil - Granulometric Analysis - NBR 7182/16 Compaction Test - NBR 9895/16 Solo - California Support Index - DNER ME 256/94 Determination of Mass Loss by Dipping Compacted Soils with Miniature Equipment - DNER ME 258/94 Compacted Soils in Miniature Equipment - mini-MCV - DER-SP M 196/89 Classification of Tropical Soils, According to the MCT Methodology. - DER-SP M 192/89 Determination of the Mini CBR Support Index and the Expansion of Compacted Soils with Miniature Equipment Tablet method for expeditious identification of the MCT group
Additional, subsidiary aims validation of testing methods
Number of participants The PT has 20 laboratories involved
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party


Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee U$ 300,00
Regularly operated Yes (Annual)
Year of first operation 1994
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
Egis - Engenharia e Consultoria Ltda
P.O.Box 06715-864, Rua Passadena, 89 - Parque Industrial San José - Jd. Belizário - Cotia
São Paulo

Phone: 55-11-4615-4380
Fax: 55-11-4615-4380
Web: http://https://www.egis-latam.com/ http://https://www.egis-latam.com/
Sra. Daniele Sartorelli Machado
Phone: 55-11-4615-4380
Fax: 55-11-46154380
Email: daniele.machado@egis-brasil.com.br daniele.machado@egis-brasil.com.br
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in Brazil, Mr José Ricardo Bardellini da Silva. Mr José Ricardo Bardellini da Silva.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.23-SNAPSHOT.20230502124635-7925ae379a631fc1ececff45d2921c8db38877d5