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Turf-Tec International Mariotte Tubes for use with
IN10-W or IN14-W - 12 and 24 Inch Diameters
ASTM Infiltration Rings for ASTM 3385 

(Units can also be used with IN8P-W)

Turf-Tec International Mariotte Tubes for use with IN10-W - 12 and 24 Inch Diameters ASTM Infiltration Rings for ASTM 3385

IN12-W: Turf-Tec Mariotte Tubes
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The new Turf-Tec Mariotte Tubes match the ASTM for standard testing of soils with a hydraulic conductivity between 1X10-2 cm/s or sand type soils with high infiltration rates.  These tubes are a companion tool for using with the Turf-Tec 12 and 24 inch Infiltration Rings (IN10-W). They match ASTM Standard D 3385-03 which replaced old ASTM D 3385-94.   These infiltration rings are ideal for taking ASTM infiltration tests on all areas and match the ASTM 3385 test.

The Turf-Tec Mariotte Tubes allow for measurement of liquids flow during the infiltration test. The set consists of two Mariotte Tubes, one containing 3,000 ml and the other containing 10,000 ml. The tops are removable for easy maintenance and cleaning.  This method of testing is useful for field measurement of the infiltration rate of soils. Infiltration rates have applications in the field of liquid waste disposal, evaluation of potential septic tank disposal fields, leaching studies and drainage efficiencies. They are also helpful in determining irrigation requirements, water spreading or recharge, canal leakage and reservoir leakage testing and studies.  They match ASTM Standard D 3385-03 which replaced old ASTM D 3385-94.  These infiltration rings are ideal for taking ASTM infiltration tests on all areas and match the ASTM 3385 test.

New - Turf-Tec Mariotte Tubes are both connected outside the test area for ease of reading!

The new Turf-Tec Mariotte Tubes match the ASTM standard for testing of soils with a hydraulic conductivity between 1X10-2 cm/s or less than about 1 X 10-6 cm/s or sand type soils with high infiltration rates.

These tubes are a companion tool for use with the Turf-Tec 12 and 24 inch Infiltration Rings (IN10-W). They match the ASTM Standard D 3385-03 which replaced old ASTM Standard D 3385-94.

The Turf-Tec Mariotte Tubes are constructed of durable heavy wall PVC tubing with solid brass and stainless steel hardware for many years of service.

The Turf-Tec Mariotte Tubes allow for measurement of liquid flow during the infiltration test by providing a constant flow of water into the Turf-Tec 12 and 24 inch Infiltration Rings. Without the tubes, a technician needs to constantly fill the Infiltration Rings with a graduated cylinder in order to maintain the fluid level and constant head pressure.  With the Turf-Tec Mariotte Tubes, the tubes allow the water that is infiltrated into the soil to be replenished through the tubes, keeping the head pressure constant eliminating the need for an extra technician during the test procedure.  Infiltration amounts are simply read on the site glass at selected time intervals.

The set consists of two Mariotte Tubes, one holding 3000 ml and one holding 10,000 ml. Each tube draws a vacuum and regulates the flow of water from the Mariotte tube and into the Turf-Tec 12 and 24 inch Infiltration Rings.  Once the flow rate of liquid from the Mariotte Tubes is consistent with the infiltration into the soil from the Turf-Tec 12 and 24 inch Infiltration Rings, the calibrated sight glass on the side of the tubes is checked at given time intervals for infiltration rates.  The Turf-Tec Mariotte Tubes allows testing personnel the ability to perform other tasks and periodically check and record the infiltration rate instead of constantly filling the Infiltration rings by hand as the head falls. 

The new design allows both Turf-Tec Mariotte tubes to be connected to the outside if the IN10-W Turf-Tec 12 and 24 inch Infiltration Rings to facilitate reading of the site glass.  No more looking inside the annular space between the tings for the readings!

This method of testing is useful for field measurement of the infiltration rate of soils. Infiltration rates have applications in the field of liquid waste disposal, evaluation of potential septic tank disposal fields, leaching studies and drainage efficiencies. They are also helpful in determining irrigation requirements, water spreading or recharge, canal leakage and reservoir leakage testing and studies.  The purpose of the double ring is to insure the downward flow of movement of water to insure proper measurements.  These infiltration rings are ideal for taking ASTM infiltration tests on all areas and match the ASTM 3385 test. They are used by Professional Engineers (P.E.) worldwide.

The tops of the Turf-Tec Mariotte tubes are sealed to allow you to achieve a constant head of water inside the Infiltration rings in relation to the height of the Mariotte tubes.

Turf-Tec 10,000 ml Mariotte Tube calibrated site glass - Site Glass calibrated in 250 ml levels with 62.5 ml lines          Turf-Tec 3,000 ml Mariotte Tube calibrated site glass - Site Glass calibrated in 100 ml levels with 50 ml lines

Mariotte Tubes have calibrated site glasses and ring on site glass to allow ease of measuring with new site glass sliding indicator

Specifications for 3,000 ml Turf-Tec Mariotte Tube Specifications for 10,000 ml Turf-Tec Mariotte Tube
Construction: Heavy wall PVC
Volume over 3,000 ml
Site Glass calibrated in 100 ml levels with 50 ml lines
New - Site glass sliding indicator
Steel center support spike
Steel center driving spike
Stainless steel and brass fittings and valves
Fully adjustable fill valve and outlet valve
Clear calibrated acrylic site glass located on side
Vinyl hose for connecting to Infiltration Rings included
Construction: Heavy wall PVC
Volume over 10,000 ml
Site Glass calibrated in 250 ml levels with 62.5 ml lines
New - Site glass sliding indicator
Steel center support spike
Steel center driving spike
Stainless steel and brass fittings and valves
Fully adjustable fill valve and outlet valve
Clear calibrated acrylic site glass located on side
Vinyl hose for connecting to Infiltration Rings included
Units can also be used with IN8P-W but do not conform with ASTM 3385 in this combination)

IN12-W - Turf-Tec International Mariotte Tubes*
* To be used in conjunction with Turf-Tec 12 and 24 inch Infiltration Rings (IN10-W)


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Turf-Tec offers many different ways of performing infiltration tests.
See our other infiltration devices:

IN2-W Turf-Tec Infiltrometer. Turf-Tec Infiltrometer - A device for measuring infiltration rates directly on the turfgrass area. IN11-W - Turf-Tec Driving Plates for
Turf-Tec 12 and 24 inch Infiltration Rings
IN11-W - Turf-Tec Driving Plates for Turf-Tec 12 and 24 inch Infiltration Rings
IN7-W Turf-Tec 6 and 12 inch Heavy Duty Infiltration Rings. Infiltration Rings Heavy Duty - A diagnostic tool for measuring infiltration rates of hard soils 6 inch and 12 inch diameter. IN12-W Turf-Tec Mariotte Tubes for IN10-W 12 & 24 Inch Rings for ASTM 3385. Mariotte Tubes for Infiltration rings 12 & 24 Inch - Keeps constant head of water for ASTM Standards.
IN8-W Turf-Tec Heavy Duty Tall Infiltration Rings (OR) - IN8P-W (with Port for Mariotte Tube) IN8-W  - Turf-Tec Heavy Duty Tall Infiltration Rings - The new Turf-Tec Heavy Duty Tall Infiltration Rings allow the field infiltration rates to be measured. This tool conforms to the new 2006 Pennsylvania Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual. IN13-W - Turf-Tec International Large Volume Mariotte Tubes IN13-W - Turf-Tec International Large Volume Mariotte Tubes
IN6-W Turf-Tec Driving Plate for IN5-W, IN7-W or IN8-W IN6-W - Turf-Tec Driving Plates for all Turf-Tec 6 and 12 inch Infiltration Rings - To aid in hammering or pressing the infiltration rings into the soil. IN15-W Turf-Tec 5 foot and 12 foot ASTM 5093 Infiltration Rings. Turf-Tec Infiltration Rings 5 & 12 feet diameter for ASTM 5093 Test
IN10-W Turf-Tec 12 inch and 24 inch ASTM 3385 Infiltration Rings.  Infiltration Rings 12 and 24 Inch - These infiltration rings match ASTM standards. IN16-W Turf-Tec Heavy Duty 12 Inch Diameter Infiltration Ring IN16-W Turf-Tec Heavy Duty 12 Inch Diameter Infiltration Ring
IN14-W - Turf-Tec Heavy Duty 12 and 24 Inch Diameters ASTM Infiltration Rings for ASTM 3385 IN14-W - Turf-Tec Heavy Duty 12 and 24 Inch Diameters ASTM Infiltration Rings for ASTM 3385 IN17-W Turf-Tec Heavy Duty 12 Inch Diameter Infiltration Ring driving plate IN17-W Turf-Tec Heavy Duty 12 Inch Diameter Infiltration Ring driving plate

Free downloadable spreadsheet for ASTM 3385 Infiltration testing

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