This is what labs use to measure particle size


Thursday 23rd April 2015

To measure particle size in a slurry or powder you need sieves. This is the most popular type used in labs. They are made from brass by a company named Tyler. The range screen sizes for testing particle size is very wide. The top screen has an opening of 56 mm (that size and smaller pieces can fall through). The bottom sieve has an opening of 0.1 mm, the wires are almost too small to see. Coarser and finer sieves are available. You can buy these on ebay for a lot less than new ones, just search for tyler sieves. Keep in mind that the finer sieves (especially 325) are fragile and easily ripped. We use a series that bottoms out at 200.

Pages that reference this post in the Digitalfire Reference Database:

SADR Sieve Analysis Dry, SVWT Sieve Analysis Wet, SIEV Sieve Analysis 35-325 Wet, WSR Wet Sieve Residue, Particle Size Distribution, Ultimate Particles, Sieve


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