2- Procedure

Made of hard Material, having a square section of
side (40 ±1)mm and a length of 200 mm.A further
length of 120mm of handle.
6- Thermometer 7- Rule Or Measuring Tape
A minimum length 700 mm and having
Sub-divion not greater than 5 mm along
entire length.
Made of hard non-absorbent material to
ensure proper mixing of concrete.
A container made from non-absorbent
material not attacked by cement paste,
with appropriate dimensions such that
the concrete can be toughly re-mixed.
3- Tamping Bar 2- Mould
It is not applicable to self-compacting concrete, formed concrete or non-fines concrete, nor to concrete with maximum aggregate size exceeding 63mm.
Before taking a sample of freshly mixed concrete, dampen the
sampling container (wheelbarrow) toughly by clean water.
Take a sample of freshly mixed concrete by using every
precaution that assist in obtaining sample that are truly
representative of the nature and condition of concrete. Take
enough sample to perform the flow table test and if there is
any test specimen required to take for testing.
1. Sampling
A moving table made from a flat plate with a plane
area of(700±2)mm × (700±2) mm, having a 
minimum thickness of 2mm, (16 ±0.5)kg mass, 
hinged to rigid base onto which  it can fall from(40 
±2) mm height 
test specimen made of metal not readily attacked by
cement paste, smooth free from dent, not thinner
than 1.5 mm, with diameter of base (200±2) mm,
diameter of top(130±2)mm, height of (200±2)mm,
having open base and top parallel to each other at
right angles.
4- Scoop 5- Wheelbarrow
Capable of accurately measuring the
temperature through [0° to 50°C] . With
immersion of 3 in. [75 mm]
BS EN 12350-Part-5:Flow Table Test.
Testing Fresh Concrete
This European standard specifies a method for determining the flow of the fresh concrete.
This test determine the consistency of fresh concrete by measuring the spread of concrete on a flat plate which is subjected to jolting.
1- Apparatus Required
1- Flow Table
Dampen & Sampling
Test Report Shall include following :

a).Temperature of concrete b). Identification of the test Sample.
c) Date of test. d) Any indication of segregation.
e) No. of samples taken f) Location of performing of test
5. Mix the concrete toughly by scoop and fill the mould with
the concrete in two equal layers.
6.Level each layer by tamping lightly ten times on the surface
of the concrete with the tamping bar.
7.Add more concrete if necessary to the second layer to
maintain an excess concrete above the top of the mould.
8.Strike of the concrete level with the upper edge of the mould
with the bar and clean the area of the table around the mould.
Check carefully that concrete may be speared to segregation,
the cement paste may segregated from the coarse aggregates
give a ring of paste extending several millimeters beyond the
coarse aggregate.
The flow Value shall be reported in an average of two dimension
reading to the nearest 10 mm
1.Place the flow table on a flat and horizontal surface free
from external vibration or shock.
2. Ensure that the hinged top of the table can be lifted to the
correct limit of its travel and then free to fall to the lower slop.
Testing Fresh Concrete
BS EN 12350-Part-5:Flow Table Test.
3. Flow Table Test.
After testing the temperature, start test the flow table test
immediately. Perform the test in following steps.
5. Reporting
After 15 cycles ,wait until concrete stabilization before
measuring. Once the concrete stabilized measure the
dimension of the concrete spread in the two direction, parallel
to the table edges and record the two measurements to the
nearest 10 mm.
3.Clean the table and dampen immediately prior to testing. But
keep free from superfluous moisture.
4.Clean and dampen the mould,than place it centrally on the
table and hold in position by standing on the two foot pieces.
11.Repeat this cycle to give a total of 15 drops, each cycle
taking about 3 sec.
4. Measuring the flow
Flow = D1 + D2 / 2
2. Testing Temperature
After taking a representative sample of freshly mixed
concrete, insert the thermometer sensor at least 75 mm inside
the concrete, make sure the concrete should cover the sensor
in all directions around it.Gently press the concrete around the
temperature measuring device at the surface of the concrete so
that ambient air temperature does not affect the reading.
Leave the temperature measuring device in the freshly mixed
concrete for a minimum period of 2 min or until the
temperature reading stabilizes, then read and record the
9. After 30 s from striking off the concrete,raise the mould
vertically by the handles, in period of 1 s to 3 s.
10.Slowly raise the table top till it reaches the upper stop in a
manner that the table top does not impact hard against upper
Testing Temperature
Measuring The Flow
Tamping & Leveling
Position To raise the mould.
15 cycle of Drops to flow the concrete.