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Green Sand Testing


Green Sand Testing highlights the purpose, equipment, and methodology applied for testing the sand in green sand foundries.
Learning Hours: 1.5

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Course Description

Green Sand Testing highlights the purpose, equipment, and methodology applied for testing the sand in green sand foundries. Presented in THORS’ visual and interactive learning format, this course assists employees in making better value decisions for their company or organization.

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Who will benefit from this Green Sand Testing course?

Companies, individuals, or educational institutions that require an understanding of testing for green sand systems.

Course Classification

This manufacturing course by THORS eLearning Solutions covers identification of key terms, understanding of key concepts, and application of the covered topics.

*THORS uses the Bloom’s Taxonomy Methodology for our course development.

Certificate Awarded for Green Sand Testing

Example of certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

*upon successful completion

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Learning Objectives

  1. Understand basic sand sampling and preparation steps prior to testing.
  2. Recall the location and frequency of green sand testing methods.
  3. Differentiate between the various green sand tests typically applied in foundries.
  4. Identify the testing equipment used for green sand systems.
Machine used to perform the acid demand value (ADV) test performed to determine the alkali contaminants in the green sand system.
Green Sand Testing

Table of Contents

  1. Test Preparation
    1. Sand Grading
    2. Sampling Location and Frequency
    3. Sample and Specimen Preparation
  2. Testing the Green Sand System
    1. Acid Demand Value (ADV) Test
    2. Potential Hydrogen (pH) Test
    3. AFS Clay Test
    4. Compactability Test
    5. Green Compression Strength Test
    6. Dry Compression Strength Test
    7. Friability Test
    8. Green Tensile Strength Test
    9. Hot Compression Strength Test
    10. Loss on Ignition (LOI) Test
    11. Methylene Blue (MB) Clay Test
    12. Moisture Test
    13. Permeability Test
    14. Wet Tensile Strength Test

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