Pricing 2024

Testing prices for samples delivered to SMCOY’s laboratory in Rauma, Finland using the unit prices below. Unit prices include sample preparation, testing and reporting. The test report includes sample list, results in table, photographs of samples in core box before and after preparation, photographs of each specimen before and after loading and the relevant test plots. For less than eight samples per test the unit prices are increased by 20 %.

Prices stated in webpage may change due to currency conversions (the reference price is in euros) or anytime without further notice, please ask for an offer. All prices are á (VAT 0 %) and  shipping, possible other taxes or possible customs costs are not included.

Please check the rock testing sample selection recommendations when shipping samples to be tested, and fill the sample list for a better identification of your samples.

NOTE: In case of large orders, please consider request time at least 4 months in advance.

Please use this sample list when requesting quote or/and sending samples.

Intact rock – common
Uniaxial compression test (UCS)
– UCS: peak strength, E, Pr, density, critical stress states1
– UCS: peak strength and density, table of results only

450 €
228 €
Triaxial compression test (TCS)
– TCS: peak strength, E, Pr, density , critical stress states1,2
600 €
Indirect tensile test (Brazilian test)
– BTS: tensile strength and density
100 €
Direct shear test of intact rock (DST)
– peak and residual shear strength, dilation
1 457 €
Point Load Test
IS50 index value (based on 10 values)
200 €
Drillability, cuttability & abrasibity
(specially recommended for TBM and bits evaluation projects)
CERCHAR Index Abrasibity test (CAI) 302 €
Siever’s Miniature Drill test (SJ) 585 €
Brittleness test (S20) 715 €
Drillability Rate Index (DRI) (Requires SJ + S20)1 300 €
Abrasion Value test (AV)1 307 €
Abrasion Value Cutter Steel test (AVS) 7 (requires cutter carbide from client’s cutter ring to specification)On request
Bit Wear Index (BWI) (Requires DRI + AV) 1 789 €
Cutter Life Index (CLI) (Requires SJ + AVS) 7 On request
Vickers Hardness Test (requires cutter carbide from client’s cutter ring)On request
Fractures mechanics
Shear and normal testing of fracture surface3 (JST)
– peak and residual shear strength, normal and shear stiffness, dilation
1 739 €
Basic friction angle4 (BFA) 207 €
Joint compressive strength [Schmidt hammer] (JCS) 67 €
Joint Roughness Coefficient (JRC) 67 €
Intact rock – other / specialized
– DEN: Dry and saturated
– DEN: immersion in fluid5

104 €
67 €
Thermal expansion coefficient (TEC) 600 €
Fracture Mode I toughness6 (FTM-I) 656 €
Fracture Mode I toughness6 (FTM-II) 701 €
Static load UCS test* (UCS-s)(aka. Creep)
Strain controlled compressive strength tests (UCS/TCS)
(Post-peak behavior of rock)
Base rate (set up & first hour of testing)
Additional hour of test after initial hour
Base rate (set up & first hour of testing)
Additional hour of test after initial hour

450 €
300 €

600 €
400 €
Slake Durability Index test 258 €
Calibration of Point Load Test device 1 180 €
Service of Point Load Test device On request
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Other Services
+ Return of samples
– Freight cost at cost+15%
– Packing (per hr) 96 €
+ Additional preparations
– AVS-test cutter steel bit preparation
(Laser cutting, grinding and polishing to test specification of actual cutter ring steel)
at cost+15%
+ In situ rock stress measurement
– LVDT-cell measurement from tunnel surface On request
– DDP36 in situ stress measurement from borehole (diameter min. 76mm, 96 mm recommended Coming soon
– Hydraulic fracturing (HF) in situ stress measurement from a borehole
(also available with drilling of BQTK borehole)
On request
+ Extensometer installation
– Installation of light weight extensometers in tunnel surface On request

1) the price is for one axial and one tangential strain gauge or for axial and radial extensometer. Additional two gauge rosette is +50 € per sample and testing with two three gauge rosettes is +96 € per sample.
2) in TCS test with confinement pressure 15 MPa, +175 € is charged if the Hoek-cell rubber sleeve breaks, and +116 € if it is necessary to replace the strain gauge (two-gauge rossette) (eg. lead wires cut)
3) includes three joint normal stiffness tests and four direct joint shear tests
4) includes 10 tilt tests for 3 lines, 30 in total
5) European Standard EN ISO 17892-2:2014 for geotechnical laboratory testing
6) can also be conducted time-dependent, resulting in sub-critical crack growth velocity
7) AVS-test requires a fragment of the actual cutter ring laser cut grinded and polished to specification. If the client provides the carbide bit to specification, the cost is the same as AV-test. If SMCOY takes care of the cutting/grinding/polishing, the cost of the AVS-test is the cost of the AV-test + preparation costs (at cost + 15%).
8) For applicable tests, 33% of the tests value is charged when the sample breaks during sawing, grinding and preparation. If a sample has been fully prepared but is later decided not to be test, 66% of the test value applies.

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