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Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Testing amp Inspection Services

Company Profile

Cc Environmental Testing

Metallurgy

Food amp Microbiology

Civil Material Testing

Chemical Testing

Geotechnical Engineering

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Lonestar Alpha Laboratories

Testing amp Inspection Services

Company Profile

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Forward Development hellip

All praise is due to Allah giver of blessings generosity and kindness He says in the

Holy Quran ldquoAnd with Him are the keys of the unseen none knows them except

Him And He knows what is on the land and in the sea Not a leaf falls but that He

knows it And no grain is there within the darkness of the earth and no moist or dry

(thing) but that is (written) in a clear recordrdquo Verse (659) And peace and blessings

of God are on the Prophet the messenger of knowledge and guidance to the worlds

The development in our beloved country Oman is progressing rapidly due to the strategic location of

the region which contributed to increased huge opportunities as well as indulging in mega projects

spanning the entire country in infrastructures industry tourism and several others sectors Therefore the

adoption of sustainable development strategy and knowledge-based economy stresses the need for more

involvement from the science and technology side The benefits of knowledge and science can be truly

reflected witnessed and believed when the implementation of the innovations is applied to benefit

humanity at different times and places

With this vision in mind Lonestar Alpha Laboratories came into existence in Oman early 2007 as a

third-party independent engineering testing and inspection services company Since its establishment

we have aimed that this lab be local in its identity and international in its standards and quality Now

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories has become the largest and most diversified lab in Oman with several

specializations including Civil testing Geotechnical engineering Metallurgical testing Environmental

testing Chemical testing Oil amp Gas and Microbiological amp Food testing Our services are reaching all

parts of Oman through full-fledged facilities at Four locations Muscat Sohar Duqm Salalah and many

project site-laboratories

The lab is high-tech multi-disciplinary testing and investigation facility that can deliver products on

time and can stand international scrutiny Our expertise is made possible by our integrated team of

professionals in the field More than 200 professional engineers chemists microbiologists metallurgists

and technicians provide to clients expert laboratory analysis testing and inspection services Our

dedication to provide highly accurate results on time and with a high degree of support makes Lonestar

Alpha the leading analytical lab in the country Most importantly we do all of this accurately quickly

exceptionally well and locally within Oman

The success of such integrated testing activities with an international dimension cannot be achieved

without the involvement of recognized international parties which have long tradition in laboratory

business and their dissemination of knowledge and experience Lonester Alpha laboratories is in full

association with Lonestar Technical Services a leading lab in UAE Lonestar group companies are

certified by ISO 9001-2008 and accredited with ISO 170252005 which maintains a rigorous QAQC

program towards chain of custody sample preparation and analysis

Calling on the Lord Almighty to help all of us to do that which is good and righteousness and peace

mercy and blessings of God shall be upon all of us

Dawood Al Harassi

Chief Executive Officer

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

INTRODUCTION

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

INTRODUCTION

We are pleased to introduce Lonestar Alpha Laboratories as an advanced multi-disciplinary lab established in the

Sultanate of Oman The lab is promoted by Omani Engineers in association with UAE based Lonestar Technical

Services one of the leading technical labs over the gulf region Lonestar Alpha is playing a major role in the

growing advancements witnessed in the country by providing technical testing and inspection services in various

fields for sustainable development with ensured quality and controlled environment Lonestar Alpha conducts its

business in a manner which demonstrates technical competence and reliability and in return provides its clients

with cost effective quality and on-time services The management and the technical team of Lonestar Alpha have

thoroughly reviewed the levels of requirements to render quality services and thus have developed the necessary

infrastructure to offer a complete range of services and have further proposed to develop the company capabilities

in a progressive manner

Lonestar Alpha deserves your confident decision to have it as your preferred partner in your Testing and

Inspection Services due to the following points

Lonestar Alpha is Accredited and certified as operating in accordance with ISO 90012008 amp

ISOIEC 17025 2005 for testing monitoring and evaluation of materials and fluids both on and off-site

Lonestar Alpha is also ISO 14001 2004 and OHSAS 18001 2007 certified

Four properly designed and full-fledged testing and inspection facilities in Muscat Sohar Duqm and

Salalah

Very comprehensive lab with diverse specializations that include Civil Testing Geotechnical

Engineering Mechanical and Metallurgical testing Environmental Testing Chemical Testing Oil amp

Gas Testing and Food amp Microbiological Testing

Qualified and experienced testing and inspection professionals who have been working in many diverse

industrial applications for numerous years in various countries

Associated with leading Lab in UAE Lonestar Technical Services staffed by professionals with several

years of work experience in their respective discipline in UAE Europe Asia ampUSA

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VISION amp MISSION

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

VISION STATEMENT

To be the leader in providing comprehensive high tech and multi -disciplinary testing amp

inspection services for the various industries in the Sultanate of Oman amp other countries

MISSION STATEMENT

It is the policy of this company to conduct i ts business in a manner which demonstrates

technical competence amp reliabil i ty while continuously improving amp providing a cost -

effective service for the laboratoryrsquos clients

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HSE POLICY

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HSE POLICY

It is the policy of the Establishment that its operations are executed at all times in such a way to ensure the

health safety and welfare of the employees and other persons including customers subcontractors and

general public

The establishment accepts the responsibility for health safety and environment (HSE) and HSE matters are

considered in equal importance to other business Objectives To achieve our objectives Lonestar alpha

Laboratories maintains an integrated HSE management system

HSE OBJECTIVES

The establishment strive to maintain HSE standards through training encouraging interest and enthusiasm in

HSE and by developing personal responsibility for HSE

The establishment is committed to protect the environment and minimize the waste and emissions to the

environment

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories shall comply with the HSE legislations and regulations of the Sultanate of Oman

and our documented management system requirements

HSE policy will be communicated to all employees and other concerned parties and will be made available to

the public

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories will establish objectives and targets and will adopt a proactive approach to HSE

matters

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories is committed to review the effectiveness of the HSE policy and its objectives

periodically to ensure the compliance and continual improvement of its HSE performances

The Establishment shall provide all necessary resources to provide the safety of personnel and equipment as

per regulatory requirements

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QUALITY POLICY

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

QUALITY POLICY

It is the Policy of this Company to conduct its business in a good professional manner which

demonstrates technical competence and reliability while continuously improving and providing high

quality testing and cost-effective service for the laboratorys Customers For this purpose we have

established and implemented a formal quality system It is our goal that this commitment to quality will

result in complete customer satisfaction throughout our service This will be achieved by

Maintaining compliance to ISO 90012008 and ISO 170252005 and the technical requirements

Continual improvement in the effectiveness of the management system

Ensuring all staff familiarizes themselves with the content of the Quality Assurance Manual and

complies with the policies procedures and associated documentation and implement at all times

Providing a service built on a well established Quality Management System meeting the

requirements of both our clients and current regulations standards

Providing accurate and unbiased test results in accordance with the requirement of International or

National or Internal or Customer specified test method

Undertaking assignments only where it has the required competent staff and equipment which are

calibrated and maintained

Continuous improvement in key processes through involvement in applicable PTP Intra -

laboratory comparisons between analysts and inter laboratory programs

Building staff skills through training and providing career growth opportunities to all employees

Improving profitability of company in accordance with guidelines set by shareholders each year

Advising the customer where appropriate of potential problems detected as a result of tests or

investigation in a timely manner

QUALITY OBJECTIVES

Test Results shall be Accurate Quick and Reliable

Accept changes and continuously improve our services to meet Customer needs and expectations to enhance

the value to our Customers

Good Laboratory Practices shall be followed and maintain an environment for the protection of Personnel

Equipment and Customer properties

Continuous improvement and development of competence of personnel through awareness teamwork

education training communication and encouragement

Advanced methods and practices shall be adopted to enhance customer satisfaction

Management System is designed to meet the requirements of both Customers and RegulationsStandards

Achieve a total Customer Satisfaction

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COMPANY HIERARCHY

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES - ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

SCOPE OF TESTING

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SCOPE OF WORK

Type of Activity Scope of Tests

Civil Engineering

Construction Material

Mechanical Physical and Chemical Testing of Soil Aggregate Concrete

Cement Blocks Marble Tiles Water and other Construction Materials

Projects Quality Control

Establishment and Operation of Site Laboratories for Specific Projects

Evaluation and Assessment of Materials Quality for Projects Supervision of

Deep Foundation

Structural Evaluation

Non-destructive Diagnostics of Existing Civil structures amp Assessment for

Soundness Strength Deterioration amp Corrosion of Hardened Concrete in the

Existing RC Structures

Deep Foundation Testing

Testing Piles by Low Strain Integrity Testing

Geotechnical

Engineering

(Soil Investigations)

Field soil investigations for the purpose of assessing soil suitability for

building and civil constructions Engineering recommendations for the type

of foundation and bearing capacity Settlement analysis and monitoring

Slope stability analysis Soil and rock permeability tests Groundwater

analysis and monitoring

Highway amp Pavements

Visual inspection of the asphalt condition (defects assessment) Benkelman

Beam deflection measurements Extraction of cores in asphalt pavement

Saw cut asphalt slabs Dynamic Cone Penetration (DCP) measurements

Roughness measurements (IRI) by Roughometer CBR (lab amp In-situ)

Excavation of test pits Asphalt core laboratory analysis

Mechanical Corrosion and Metallurgical Engineering

Mechanical testing of metals welds and steel re-inforcement bars Chemical

analysis Procedure and Welder Qualifications Micro-structural evaluation

NACE Corrosion testing Failure Analysis In-situ Replica Metallography

Corrosion evaluation of SSDSS material Material Selection Manhole Cover

testing Testing of Non-metallics ndash Rubber HDPE GRP Geo-textile

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Chemical amp

Environmental

Engineering

Liquids amp Solids Sample analysis of liquids (domestic water groundwater seawater raw and

treated wastewater reverse osmosis marine discharge etc) and solids (soil

sludge sediment marine life plant tissue etc) Analysis of trace metals in

parts per billion in soil sludge and water Analysis of non-metallic inorganic

components Environmental analysis of organic constituents (BTEX PCB

PAH Phenols Volatile organic compounds Semi volatile organic

compounds etc) Analysis of Pesticides Dioxin amp Furan by using equipment

like GCGCMSFIDECD etc in accordance with International Standards

Metals amp Alloys Chemical composition of metals alloys corrosion products amp scales

Corrosion amp Scale Inhibitor Testing amp Evaluation Drilling Fluids Tests

Determination of different grade of Stainless Steel Carbon Steel Low Alloy

Steel Cast Iron brass Nickel Alloy Analysis of construction Rebar Zinc

Ingot Aluminium Cast Aluminium by using equipment ICPAAOESLECO

etc

Environmental

Monitoring

Effluent discharges amp drinking water compliances Ambient Air amp Stack

emission monitoring Industrial hygiene monitoring Commercial and

industrial indoor air quality Measurement of noise in dB in outdoor

workplace and from operating equipment Monitoring particulates in indoor

outdoor and workplace atmospheres Determination of Total Hydrocarbon

SO2 NO2 VOC Toxic Metals H2S Microbiological Toxic Metals Toxic

Gas and Total Suspended Matter in Internal Air Quality Monitoring

Moisture Velocity Flow NOX SO2 TPHCO2 CO Dioxin HF HCl and

Particulate in Stack Monitoring Ore Analysis Analysis of Nickel Iron Chromite Copper Dolomite Limestone and Gold

Silver Copper and other minerals using XRF ICP or by Wet Chemistry

Oil Analysis Physical and chemical analysis of crude and lube oils engine oil used engine

oil compressor oil hydraulic oil The analysis includes viscosity flash point

density cloud and pour point water content oil content salt colour total

acid number metals etc

TRANSFORMER OIL TESTING

Colour Acidity Water content Viscosity interfiscial Tension Break down

voltage complete gas analysis by TOGA GC Furan Particle size count and

PCBs in transformer analysis in accordance with ASTM BS ISO and

BSEN standard using standard equipment

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Food amp Microbiological Analysis

Microbiological analysis of food vegetables canned vegetables fish meat

meat products chicken sausage ketchup cooking oil mayonnaise cheese

chips cooked foods water and wastewater for CFU fecal coliforms fecal

streptococcus fungi nematods pseudomononas ligeonella etc in

accordance AOAC CMMEF ISO and CCFRA methods Cosmetics

Chemical and microbiological analysis of Hair Oil Vanishing Cream skin

Care lotion Soap Detergent and Hair cream as per the OMAN ministerial

requirement

Chemical analysis of Food

Protein Fiber moisture Toxic metals (lead cadmium Mercury selenium)

histamine Ash Content Fat content by standard method of chemical

analysis of food by David Pearson AOAC and ICP

Drinking water bottled and Unbottled

Chemical and microbiological Analysis of drinking water in accordance with

GULF standard Omani Standard WHO USEPA and international standard

including Bromate Bromide Chlorate Chlorite BTEX TRI Halo methane

VOC TPH metals and all other Carbonate Bi Carbonate and cations and

Anions using IC ICP GC amp GCMS

Paint

Solids Density SG Hg Pb VOC PCB drying time dry film thickness

wet film thickness adhesion strength etc in accordance with ASTM BS

BSEN DIN standard

Bitumen Penetration 25 Softening point Saybolt Furol Viscosity 25

Ductility 25 Water contents

CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIAL TESTING

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Our Civil Engineering Departments at Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah covers wide range of mechanical

physical and chemical testing of soil aggregate concrete concrete durability cement admixtures Microsilica

blocks asphalt bitumen tack coat prime coat marble tiles water and other Construction Materials The lab also

provides a laboratory testing support to our geotechnical Engineering Department

Covering Wide Areas of Oman

Observing the need to be close to the construction projects that spread all over Oman full ndashfledged civil

engineering material testing labs have been established by Lonestar Alpha to cover as many regions of Oman as

possible The presence of more local labs within each region should facilitate providing better services to our

clients and better control of work quality in such projects Our Civil Engineering laboratories are currently in

Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah In addition to these five labs Lonestar is capable of providing site labs for

major projects that require labs at their sites

Locations of Civil Engineering material testing labs that belongs to Lonestar Alpha in Oman

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Concrete Strength

The compressive strength of concrete is the most common performance measure used by the engineer in

designing buildings and other structures The compressive strength is measured by breaking cylindrical (or cube)

concrete specimens in a compression-testing machine Flexural strength is one of the tensile strength of concrete

Tensile strength along with elastic modulus and corrosion resistance is another important strength parameter of

engineering materials used in structures

Concrete Durability

While compressive strength is a good indicator of load resistance it isnt a major indicator of concrete durability

There is therefore a need for quick reliable tests for concrete durability that would have to go far beyond reliance

on such standard performance measures as 28-day compressive strength Three forms of water penetration tests

are commonly used namely BS EN 12390DIN 1048 Water Permeability BS 1881 Part 208 Initial Surface

Absorption (ISAT) and BS 1881 Part 122 Water Absorption There are two similar modified chloride diffusion

tests namely ASTM C1202 Chloride Penetration and AASHTO 277 Rapid Chloride Permeability Chloride

Migration Coefficient (NTB 492) is one of the latest test method recently we added in to our system

Soil Field Density (soil compaction)

Soil compaction is defined as the method of mechanically increasing the density of soil In construction this is a

significant part of the building process If performed improperly settlement of the soil could occur and result in

unnecessary maintenance costs or structure failure Almost all types of building sites and construction projects

utilize mechanical compaction techniques Therefore regular testing of soil compaction by independent

laboratories is extremely essential and important Sand Cone Test (ASTM D1556-07 and BS 1377-990) typical

field tests are performed for measuring degree of soil compaction)

Investigative Studies

It is often necessary to test concrete structures after the concrete has hardened to determine whether the structure

is suitable for its designed use The tests available for testing concrete range from the completely non-destructive

where there is no damage to the concrete through those where the concrete surface is slightly damaged to

partially destructive tests such as core tests where the surface has to be repaired after the test The range of

properties that can be assessed using non-destructive tests and partially destructive tests is quite large and includes

such fundamental parameters as density elastic modulus and strength as well as surface hardness and surface

absorption and reinforcement location size and distance from the surface

Deep Foundation Testing (Piles)

Confirmation of satisfactory construction of all pile types has lead to the development of practical inexpensive

and reliable dynamic testing techniques Let our lab be you independent pile testing specialist Low strain

integrity tests examine the response of a pile to a small hammer blow at the pile head The induced stress wave

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travels down the pile shaft and reflected waves from significant changes in pile shaft acoustic impedance are

registered by a transducer held against the pile head

Asphalt amp Bituminous Binder Testing New technologies increased construction liability and revised building standards have made quality asphalt

testing and inspection integral to the successful completion of todayrsquos construction projects Lonestar Alpha

provide asphalt testing services that evaluate asphalt binders asphalt mixtures and other derivatives of asphalt

geared for use in the construction industry

Site Laboratories amp Projects Quality Control

One of the problems which occur within the construction and civil engineering industry is the need to test

construction materials on site Lonestar Alpha has the full capacity to provide site laboratories for big projects

Experienced full-time supervisors lab technicians and assistant technicians will be devoted to run daily testing

activities of such site labs We can also furnish the labs with all necessary equipments and tools

LIST OF TESTS

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL TESTS

SOIL AGGREGATEROCK

Sampling of Soil samples Sampling of Aggregate samples

Wet Sieve Analysis Sieve Analysis

Hydrometer Analysis Sedimentation Clay Silt and Dust particles

Fines percentage Specific gravity Particle density

Classification of soils Water absorption

Liquid Limit amp Plastic Limit (Atterberg Limits) Bulk density (LooseRodded)

Plasticity Index Moisture content

Linear Shrinkage Clay lumps and Farible particles

Shrinkage limit by wax method Flakiness Index

Proctor compaction test (Light and Heavy) Elongation Index

CBR test (Soaked and unsoaked) Flat and Elongated particles

Specific gravity Particle density Shape Index

Moisture content Crushed broken fractured faces

Maximum and Minimum Index density Voided shell content

Bulk density Light weight particles

Direct Shear test (C and ɸ) Compaction fraction

1-D Odometer test (Consolidation properties

CvmvCc e0) Aggregate crushing value

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Swell Pressure test Aggregate Impact value

Free swell index Ten percent fines value

Permeability (Constant and Falling head method) Uncompacted void content

Unconfined compressive strength (UCS) Los angeles abrasion value

Sand Equivalent Value Drying and shrinkage

Electrical resistivity Sand equivalent value

Electrical conductivity Petrographic examination

Thermal resistivity Polished stone value

FIELD TESTS Coating and Stripping value

Plate Load test Soundness (Magnesium sulphate Sodium sulphate)

Insitu CBR test Alkali reactivity ndash Mortar bar method (3months

16days)

Dynamic Cone penetration Test (DCPT) Alkali reactivity ndash Rocky cylinder method

Compaction test by Sand replacement method Alkali reactivity ndash Chemical method

Rock fill compaction test by water fill method Organic Impurities

ROCK ASPHALT

Uniaxial Compressive Strength (UCS) Bitumen content and grading

Density Field Core thickness density and Compaction

Water absorption Asphalt coring - Insitu

Flexural strength Marshall stability amp Flow

Point load index Marshall density

Modulus of rupture Maximum theoretical density Gmm

Size amp Weight gradation - Insitu Loss of stability

Sodium sulphate crystallization CEMENT

Drop test - Insitu Fineness

Slake durability Initial and Final setting time

Saturation Coefficient and Porosity Normal consistency

CONCRETE Soundness by lechartlier method

Sampling of Fresh Concrete Compressive and flexural strength

Design mix Heat of hydration

Trial mix Complete chemical analysis

Fresh concrete temperature density amp Air

content Microsilica

Workability ndash Slump cone test Bleeding Density

Setting time of concrete Bulk density

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OTHER CIVIL TESTS

Rock Testing Rock Grading Breakage Index etc

Concrete Coring Drilling of concrete cores from existing structures

Destructive and Non Destructive Tests

Concrete structural evaluation by

Ultra sonic pulse velocity test

Rebound Hammer survey

Half cell potential analysis

Cover meter survey

Depth of carbonation

Bond Strength

Delamination survey

Crack mapping

Reinforcement examination

Corrosion rate measurement

Electrical resistivity in concrete

Compressive strength determination by drilling and testing core sample

Coating thickness

Pull off strength of concrete repair

Pile Tests Low Strain Integrity of Piles and witness of pile load test

Compressive strength of cubesCylindersCores Activity index

Tensile splitting strength Moisture content

Flexural Transverse strength Complete chemical analysis

Durability tests on concrete STEEL

Rapid Chloride Penetration Test (RCPT) Tensile and Elongation test

Initial Saturation Absorption Test (ISAT) Bend test

Water Permeability Rebend test

Water absorption Coating thickness

Chloride Migration test Holiday test

Modulus of elasticity Coating flexibility

Dimensions of Various Concrete BlocksTiles Complete chemical analysis

Water Absorption of Concrete Kerbs Channels

Edgings amp Flags ADMIXTURE

Dimension amp Compressive Strength Of Paving

Blocks Physical and Chemical test on admixtures

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CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalies

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi

carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulfate content of soil

Water soluble Sulfate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulfate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

Indepth carbonation of hardened concrete Indepth chloride penetration on hardened concrete

by dust sampling and analysis

LIST OF CIVIL EQUIPMENTS

General Equipments

Electronic Weighing balances of various capacities Standard calibration weights

Bouyancy balance system for specific gravity Desiccators

Digital Thermometers of various range Dial Thermometers of various range

Max Min Thermometers Wet amp Dry Thermometers

Pressure Gauges Digital Vernier Callipers

Hot Plates Vacuum Pumps

Air Compressor Sand Bath Water bath

Humidity Chamber Load Rings of different capacity

Dial indicators of various range Digital Dial Indicators

Feeler strips Straight Edges

Magnetic stands Cube Mould (150150150 mm)

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Riffle Boxes Drying Ovens

Soil Aggregate and Rock Testing Lab

BS amp ASTM Test Sieves Sieve Shakers

Cone Penetrometers for Liquid Limit Casagrande Apparatus for Liquid Limit

Shrinkage Limit Apparatus Hydrometer test apparatus

Direct Shear Test Appaatus BS ASTM Proctor Rammers

BS ASTM Proctor Moulds BSASTM CBR Moulds amp Appartus

Multi Speed Compression Machine 50 kN Field CBR Apparatus

ASTM Sand cone Apparatus BS large amp Small Pouring Cylinder

Plate bearing Test Apparatus Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP)

Nuclear Density Gauge Electric Resistivity Meter

Speedy Moisture Apparatus Bulk Density Containers

Flakiness amp Elongation Gauges Los Angeles Abrasion Machines

Sand Equivalent Test Sets Jaw Crusher

Rock cutting Saw Drying Shrinkage Apparatus

Point load Index Tester Slake Durability Apparatus

Aggregate Impact Value Apparatus Aggregate Crushing Ten percent Fines Value Apparatus

1-D odometer for consolidation Flow Cone

Max Min Index density equipment Soil Permeability apparatus

Concrete amp Cement Testing lab

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Compression

machines of Various Capacities

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Flexural Testing

machines of Various Capacities

Density containers for Fresh concrete Density Air content meters for Fresh concrete Air content

Concrete Mortar Penetrometers for Setting Time of

Fresh concrete

Concrete Mixers for Trial Mix

Cube Beam Cylinder Moulds Sulphur compound melting pot

Cylinder capping frame Rapid Chloride Penetration Test Apparatus

Half Cell Potential Test Apparatus Concrete Cover meter

Concrete Resistivity meter Rebound hammer

Pull-Off Strength Tester Ultrasonic pulse Velocity Tester

Concrete Flow Meter Specimen Cutting Machine

Core Drilling Machines Diamond Core Bits of different diameter

Micro-coring equipment Blaine Air permeability Apparatus

Fly ash fineness Apparatus Vicat Apparatus

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Ultrasonic Coating Cover Meter (DFT) Le Chatelier Apparatus for Cement Soundness

Calorimeter for heat of hydration Jolting Apparatus

Cement Mortar Mixer Initial Surface Absorption Apparatus

Compression amp Flexural Testing machine for Cement

Strength

Chloride Migration Coefficient Testing apparatus

Water Absorption of Concrete under pressure Mortar Consistency apparatus

Asphalt Testing laboratory

Bitumen Extractor Theoretical maximum Specific Gravity Apparatus

Marshall Compaction Stand amp Rammer Marshall Moulds

Marshall Stability amp Flow Testing machine Asphalt Coring machine

KEY STAFF AT CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Hukam Chand Country Manager Civil BA 36

Naresh Paladugu Technical Manager - Muscat MTech ndash GeoTechnical

Engineering (Civil) 11

Dijesh M D Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

SumeshC Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Srinivasa RaoP Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 10

Naveen Dhiman Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Rakesh M Branch Manager - Sohar BSc 16

Mohammed Al Futaisi Asst Manager BSc 8

Arun S Anand Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Seetharam VS Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Ajeesh Kumar Senior Lab Technician BSc 9

MD Francis Branch Manager - Salalah Civil Engineering 39

Dhamotharakannan Senior Lab Technician B Tech Civil Engineering 3

Tomiyo Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor -

Duqm BSc 10

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MAJOR CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Contractor

Construction of Batinah Expressway(Package 1 to 6)

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Nagarjuna construction company international

Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

Oman Industrial Complex - VALE

Towel Construction

Teejan Trading amp Contracting

Galfar Engineering

LampT Oman

Barka Desalination Plant Douglas OHI Sohar Development Hotel (Crown Plaza) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting TOYOTA Showroom in Liwa Galfar Engineering amp Contracting Expansion of Sohar Beach Hotel Gulf Home Contracting

Social Houses in Liwa

Sam Trading Hussain Fahdil Partners Eastern Moon Contracting

Sohar Multiplex Towel Construction Rehabilitation of Sewerage Network and STP in

Buraimi

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

IWP Desalination Plant at SUR Bahwan Engineering amp Contracting Maritime Works on Construction of New Port in

Duqm CCC-STFA-JDN

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Douglas OHI Salam Resort amp Spa (Dredging Work) CCC Bank Muscat Headquarter Building Galfar Engineering amp Contracting PDO Headquarter Building Al-Hajery Trading

Duqm Dry Dock Daewoo Co Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Duqm Desalination Plant

Larsen amp Tubro

Road Bridges from Sarooj to Qurayat

Fedirici Stirling Batco

Road Work at Rahat Al-Andar Farm

Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises

Al-Moultaqa Residential Complex Dawood Contracting

Diabetic Health Centre Premier International

Oncology Wards amp Day care centre at Royal

Hospital Premier International

Psychiatric Hospital Bahwan Engineering Genetic Hospital Ay_tek Construction (Oman) LLC Sea Front Development Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises Car Museum at Barka Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Expansion of Barka Reservoir and Transmission

Facility Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Arsquo Seeb Wastewater Treatment Project Al Hassan Engineering Oman Maritime College at Sohar Al-Khalili Enterprises

Buildings at Sohar University Al-Hajery Trading

Construction of New Villa and Associated Facilities

at Bahjat Al-Anthar Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport (MC1) CCC ndash TAV Joint Venture

RAFO ndash Muscat Airport Desert Line Project

Development of Muscat International Airport -

Supply of Dredged material Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Duqm Airport Phase 1 Desert Line Project

Sub Station at DankWadi Saa Larsen amp Toubro Oman

Court Complex at Buraimi Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Sohar Douglas OHI

Al Buraimi Colleage Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

ROP Building at Buraimi Nafal Trading

Al Buraimi Public park Business amp Trading

Health Centre at Nizwa Business amp Trading

Ground Improvement Work at Sohar Port Soletanche Bachy (France)

Duraline ME Factory at Sohar Shaksy Engineering

Health Centre at Sohar Dawood Construction Co

Health Centre at Rahab Al Dahleez International LLC

Health Centre at Saham Al Bady Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Rustaq Carillion Alawi

Asian beach Game Package II Carillion Alawi

Majilis Oman Carillion Alawi

Health Centre at Al Ajaiz CIVIL CO

MTL ndash AL Mawaleh Third Line CCC Oman LLC

Oman Residence Complex ndash Al Khuwair Douglas OHI

Silver House ndash Ghala Douglas OHI

Oman Airbase at Musannah Douglas OHI

Sheraton Hotel Refurbishment Douglas OHI

Oman Dental College Douglas OHI

PAC Fahud Extension Phase II Douglas OHI

Radio Stations at Barka Bidaya and Bahla Premier International Projects

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Qalhat Desalination and Water Supply Project Towell Infrastructure Projects Company

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Towell Construction

ArsquoSeeb Sewage Collection and Conveyance System

Al-Khoudh Gravity Sewer Networks

United Gulf Contracting Company

Office amp Stores Complex at Seeb Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Dualization of Bousher Al Amerat Road Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Muscat Expressway Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Bait Al Barakah Rayaheen Hall amp Museum Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Car Museum at bait Al Barakah Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Suwaiq Fishing harbour International Contracting amp Engineering

Services

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Duqm Port Complex

Jan De Nul Dredging Ltd

Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Ministry of manpower Building at Airport Height Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Glorei Maktabi2 Commercial Building at Al

Wattayah

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Oman Botanic Garden Phase-III Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

3311kV Primary Sub Station at Al Muna amp Al

Ansab

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

22033kv Grid Substation amp Transmission Line at As

Sawady (Blue City Area)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Primary Substation at Jibroo Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

13233kV Grid Station at Misfah Area Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Flyover Widening and Junction Improvement at

Athaiba

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Dualization of Ghala ndash Al Ansab Road Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Al Amerat ndash Quriyat Road Nagarjuna Construction Company

Houses at different location in Quriyat Nagarjuna Construction Company

Construction of Bridge Across Wadi Bani Hinay at

Wilayat of Al Rustaq Abu Hatim Company LLC

Construction of State Audit Institution Head Quarters

Building in Muscat Al Bustan Area Abu Hatim Company LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Nakhal amp Sumail Abu Hatim Company LLC

Proposed main entrance amp boundary wall at samoud

garrisonHalban Al Ansari Contractors

CPF Road Khazzan Al EZ Trading Transport amp Contracting Co

LLC

Health Center at Nizwa Al Badi Trading

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Sumail Al Badi Trading

RAH Masjed amp Sablah for PDO Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Al Seeb Waste Water project Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Emergency Water Resrvoir Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Construction of Independent Power Plant Project

Roads(Barka-3) Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Renal Dialysis Center at Seeb Al khalili Construction LLC

Supply Hanger Rafo Mussannah Al khalili Construction LLC

Construction of Barracks accommodation at Airport

Heights Al Nahdha -Al Omaniah Co LLC

Proposed Sports Facilities for Security unitAl

Khoudh Al Rawahi International Co LLC

Remedial Works to Bridges Phase - 4A

(RUAWorks A Side) Al Sarooj Construction LLC

MohdAl Ameen Mosque-External Work Package Al Turki Enterprises

Regional Head Quarters at Ibri amp Rustaq Al Turki Enterprises

Proposed Officers Bedsit Masirah Alyam Enterprises LLC

Accomodation Complex (Kitchen amp Dining)Bid

Bid Police station Building-1 Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Officers Bed sit Sumail Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Multi - Purpose Hall Bahla Al Hamra Mudhaibi Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

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amp Al Khamil

Innovation Park Muscat Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Al Hail Green Residential Developments Phase - 1 Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

3 X 20 MUA Primary Sub Station Ghala Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

Construction of New HLD Class room PDO Bahwan Engineering Company

Mixed use development at Bausher Carillion Alawi LLC

Roual Opera House Carillion Alawi LLC

Al Khairan Hotel Resort amp Spa Carillion Alawi LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

Majlis Oman Carillion Alawi LLC

Construction of Muscat Airport Interchange on 18th

Nov Street

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Construction of Underpass at Bait Al Barka

RA(CUB Project)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Design amp Construction of Al Mahaj RA Interchange

and related drainage amp Road works

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Dualization of Farq Roundabout - Marfarsquoa Daris

Road

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Grade Separated Junction Project stage 1 Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

3rd laning of the Main Road from Al Mawaleh

Interchange to Bait Al Barka RA-Lot(1)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

MEDC - Head Office building Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Jabal Al- AKhadar Resort Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Proposed Villa at Royal Flight Residential Complex

at Seeb Dawood Contracting Company LLC

3rd Laning of the M Road from Al Mawaleh

Intrsquochange to Bait Al Barka RA(Lot-2) Desert Line project LLC

Dualization of Nizwa Ibri Road Sec-2 from Jabrin to

Ibri Option 2 Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Asphalt Road from Al Haisha in

Wilayat Bahla to Hamra Al Duru in Wilayat IBRI Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Water Supply to Wilayat Wadi Bani

Khalid Desert Line project LLC

Additional amp Alteration works at Al falaji Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Armoury Magazine at ROP Academy Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Construction of Pump Shed Room and Reatin Wall Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Fanja Sports Club Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

HQ for Ammunition stores at MAM Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Immigration Complex at Nizwa Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

New building for CDC Department at Rustaq

Hospital complex Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

VIF Complex at Mudhaibi Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Design amp Construction of Additional Interchanges

for Al Mubaila South Federic Stirling Batco LLC

13233KV Substation amp Associated OHL Ghala

amp AL Khamil Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

NHC Royal Hospital Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Inflight Catering Facilities Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Design amp Construction of Al-Faroosiya Street

Interchange Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Border Post complex at Rub Al Khali Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgradation of IzkiMuthaibiRustaq Grid station Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Accident and Emergency + Burns Department

at Khoula Hospital Phase -8 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Thumrait Road(IZZ-Adam

Section) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Ibri RoadSec2 from Jabrin

to Ibri ndash 1 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Ras Al Hadd Airport Development Project Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Safah and Wadi Latham Oilfield Services

Construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgrade of Mukhaizna Airfield ndash New Runway

construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Construction of Water Distribution network

Rustaq Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Darsait STP Project Galfar-Cadagua JV

Barrack Accomodation Suwaiq Gulf International Contracting LLC

Al Hamriya storm water drainage channel Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Annexe Building for Supreme Council for Planing Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Oman National Centre for treatment of

Haematological Disorder amp Bone Marrow Transplant

Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Construction of Jr Rate Accomodation Block

Wudam Iskan Contracting Company LLC

8 JOQ at MAM Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Military Technical College District Cooling System Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Al Amerat Waste Water Project Contract A 2 JV Arab Contractors amp WUEC

Darsait Al Wadi Al Kabir Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

MGI Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Al Athaibah Interchange Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Construction of 13233kv Grid Station at Amrat

Construction of 132kv Grid Station at Mabella - 2

and Installation of Required 132kv Overhead

Line132kv Cables in Muscat Governorate (Tender

No 1432012)

Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

6 Class Rooms to Zainab Al Asadiya School at Al

Amerat Mansoor Al Masroory

Proposed 14 classroom - Girls basic education

School at QalhatSur Mansoor Al Masroory

Accomodation at Adam Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Wudam Naval Base Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Construction of 3311KV Primary Sub Station at

Saraya Bandar Jissah

Oman National Engineering amp Investment

Co(SOAG)

Bait Al Barka Viewing Platform amp Sea wall Oman Shapoorji Construction Co LLC

Construction of Medium Wave Radio Transmission

Station in Barkabahla amp Buraimi Premier International Project LLC

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Al Batinah Coastal Housing Project

barkaMusanna amp Suwaiq Radic Construction Company LLC

Commercial amp Residential Building at Mumtaz area Shaksy Engineering Services LLC

Dualization of Ibri ndash Al Dariz-Miskin Road Strabag Oman LLC

Re-Build of Air strip existing at Rusail amp Sayq Strabag Oman LLC

Wadi Minqal amp Wadi Bani Jaber Asphalt Road

Section - 1 Strabag Oman LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section -

1Package 1 - B STFA-HLG JV

Civil Work Services for Safah (B-09) Wadi Latham

(B-27) Fields Special Technical Services

Gas Processing Plant at Abu Tubul Block 60 Special Technical Services

EPC of RAH Substation STS Tebodin LLC

Treated Effluent Supply to Al Riyam amp Kalbou

Parks Teejan Trading amp Contracting

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

MC 4a ndash Civil Aviation Head Quarters Towell Construction amp Company LLC

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

Expansion of Distrib Network Seeb Wilyat ndash Seeb Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Water Distribution Network for Wilyat -AL Qabil amp

Ibra Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Construction of Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Expressway Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

BP Oman - Khazzan Project Al EZ TradingTransport amp Contracting CoLLC

Kempinski HotelThe Wave Muscat Carillion Alawi LLC

Upgrading of Sinaw-Mahout Road Section-02 Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway (Halban Junction) Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway-Package-2 Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC)

Major Site laboratories

Project Contractor

Head Quarter Building for PDO at MAF Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport ndash

Supply of dredged material

Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Expeditionary Tent Beddown Area at Masirah Island

Cosmopolitan ndash EMTA Joint Venture

BP ndash Pipeline Installation amp Site Construction Galfar Engineering

Rehabilitation Works (Roads Bridges) at Quriyat Federcei Stirling Batco

Health Centre at Saham Al Badi Trading amp Construction

Sohar Bulk Jetty Oman Operation Saipem ndash Afcons Joint Venture

PDO ndash SNDC Project at Qurn Alam

Al Hassan Engineering

2nd Asian Beach Game 2010 at Wudam Carillion Alawi LLC

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Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Health Centre at Rahab

Al Dahleez International LLC

Sohar Bulk Jetty Project

Saipem- Afcons Joint Venture

Court Complex at Rustaq

Carillion Alawi LLC

PDO Bahja ndash Plot Development

Sayouh Mahwees Trd amp Cont Co LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid Sur Road Astaldi ndash Ozkar JV and STFA-HLG JV

ROP ndash Sidab Harbour Project Carillion Alawi LLC

Salalah International Airport LampT Galfar Contortion

Construction of Al Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Express way Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 5 FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

Air traffic control at Masira Darim Construction company LLC

Transfer station at Fanza Malik Sohar

STF Complex -Suwaiq Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Ras Al Hamra Development Project (RAH - 435) Al Turki Enterprises LLC

Zulia Power plant (PDO) Al Hassan Engineering LLC

SNCP Qurnalam Al Hassan Engineering LLC

RAH International School Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A

Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Halban prade ground project (SSF) Trading amp Investment LLC

Jabel Akhthar Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

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Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

SUR IPP Douglas OHI

MC-5 Salalah International Airport L amp T India and L amp T Oman

MC-5 Salalah International Airport Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Shadeed Iron amp Steel L amp T Oman

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Health Centre Ibri Master Bin Karam

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

Trasnsfer Station SUR Mallak Sohar

Dualization of Mahdha-AL Rawdha Road

Buraimi

Premier International

Duqm Port Road Strabag Oman LLC

Mall of Oman - Package - 2 SPCCC

Dualization of Adam - Thumrait Road Part - 2

(ATD Project)

CCC (Oman) LLC

Durability Test of Concrete such as Chloride Migration Test and Rapid Chloride Permeability Test

Field Compaction test is used to provide the basis for control the fill material compaction

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Rapid chloride penetration test for concrete to asses the chloride ion penetration

Durability Test of Concrete such as Water Penetration Test

Permeability Apparatus Constant amp Falling Head for Granular ampClaySilt

Transverse Strength of Kerb Stone

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Non Destructive Structural Investigation

Exposure of foundation for visual inspection and NDT

Cover meter surevy Test indicates position of reinforecemnt bars hardned concrete

Ultra sonic pulse velocity measurement to assess the uniformity of concrete Detects internal flaws cracks and segregation etc

Rebound Hammer test to find the insitu concrete strength Surface hardness

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Direct Shear test to find the cohesion(C) and angle of internal friction(ɸ) in soil samples

Insitu concrete coring to determine the compressive strength

Marshall stability test for asphalt mixes

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

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Lonestar Alpha Labs undertake onshore amp offshore ground investigations for a wide variety of civil and

industrial construction infrastructure and pipeline projects We pride ourselves by adopting the same

professional approach to both large multi-disciplinary investigation projects as well as small simple structures

Our Investigation is supervised by highly qualified amp experienced geotechnical engineers and geologists

General Geotechnical Engineering Services

Design and planning of ground investigations

Settlement Monitoring

Foundation Designs and Proof Checking

Design of Reinforced Earth Structures

Design of Deep Foundations (Piles Well) amp Mat Foundations

Borehole drilling amp soil investigations (SPT)

Dynamic Cone Penetration Testing (DCPT)

Static Cone Penetration Test with pore-pressure measurement (CPTU)

Sample coring and analysis

Down hole and Cross Hole Seismic Tests

Trial pitting and trenching

Slope stability analysis amp studies

Pumping Tests and permeability Lugeon Tests

Double Ring Infiltrometer Tests

Plate bearing Tests and in-situ CBRs

Electrical Resistively Test

Thermal Resistivity Test

Resistively Profiling amp Resistivity Mapping

Groundwater Monitoring Sampling and Analysis

Preparation of factual and interpretative reporting

Soil Investigations

Soil Geotechnical investigations are performed by geotechnical engineers to obtain information on the physical

and mechanical properties of soil and rock around a site to design earthworks and foundations for proposed

structures and for repair of distress to earthworks and structures caused by subsurface conditions A geotechnical

investigation includes surface exploration and subsurface exploration of a site Our rigs are cable to drill vertical

holes down to 400m and inclined holes down to 200m below existing ground level

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Soil sampling using variety of samplers to collect disturbed samples relatively undisturbed samples and

undisturbed samples Samplers such as Hand Shovel Machine driven auger continuous flight auger Split-

Spoon SPT sampler Shelby Tube Sampler Piston Sampler

Laboratory tests

A wide variety of laboratory tests performed on soils and rocks to measure different properties

Although detailed list of laboratory testing is presented in Civil section some of the typical tests involved in the

investigation are given below

Water Content

Particle size Analysis Grain Size Distribution

Sedimentation Hydrometer analysis

Atterberg limits

California Bearing Ratio (CBR)

Direct Shear Test

Oedometer Test (Consolidation)

Swelling Pressure Test

Tri-axial Test

Unconfined Compressive Strength

Chemical Analysis of Soil and Water

In-Situ geotechnical tests

Standard Penetration Test (SPT) - in-situ standard penetration test designed to provide information on the

properties of soil while also collecting a disturbed soil sample for grain-size analysis and soil classification

Dynamic Cone Penetration Test (DCPT) - in-situ dynamic cone penetration test designed to provide

information on the properties of sub soil of natural ground or for pavement DCPT is useful to determine the in-

situ CBR and subgrade modulus

Cone Penetration Test (CPT) ndash standard Cone Penetration Test is performed using an instrumented probe

with a conical tip pushed into the soil hydraulically at a constant rate CPT instrument records tip resistance

friction resistance along the sleeve and pore-pressure measurement For bigger sites usually the CPTs are

performed in combination with drilling of boreholes to correlate so that the investigation is economical and

appropriate CPT data interpretation is used for correlation of soil properties and also to determine Soil Bearing

Capacity (SBC)

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Constant head Falling head permeability tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability)

of different types of soil is the most important step in designing any groundwater control system The knowledge

of this property is much useful in solving problems involving yield of water bearing strata seepage through

earthen dams stability of earthen dams and embankments of canal bank affected by seepage settlement etc The

falling head method of determining permeability is used for soil with low discharge where as the constant head

permeability test is used for coarse-grained soils with a reasonable discharge in a given time For very fine-

grained soil capillarity permeability test is recommended

Lugeon Test or Packer Tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability) of different types of

rocks is a key step in designing any groundwater control system in a rock We do perform Packer Permeability

Tests in Rocks

Groundwater Monitoring

Our geotechnical field staffs are well trained for installing Piezometers and groundwater monitoring Piezometers

are two types viz Type-1 is Standpipe Piezometer and Type-2 is Vibrating-Wire Piezometers Standpipe

piezometer facilitates Groundwater levels measurement using dip meter or water level indicators while VW

piezometers are useful for monitoring Pore-Water pressures continuously using special devices attached to data

loggers

Groundwater Samples can be collected for analysis in the chemical and microbiological lab Routine drinking

water analysis trace metals and organic parameters can be tested and evaluated

Slope Stability Studies

The field of slope stability encompasses the analysis of static and dynamic stability of slopes of earth and rock-fill

dams slopes of other types of embankments excavated slopes and natural slopes in soil and soft rock Lonestar

Alpha can provide slope stability investigation analysis (including modelling) and design mitigation which can

be completed by our well trained and qualified geologists and geotechnical engineers

Settlement Monitoring

Settlement Monitoring surveys is performed to determine the degree of horizontal and vertical displacement of

structures pavements and embankments over a defined period Severe pavement damage and structural failure

can be a direct result of settlement and therefore it is critical that movement be detected and measured Our Senior

Engineering Surveyors and Geotechnical Engineers are available to assist you with the development and

implementation of a monitoring system to suit individual requirements

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Other Geotechnical Field Tests

Plate Load Tests

In-Situ CBR Tests

Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Soil Thermal Resistivity Tests

Pile Integrity Tests

Infiltration Rate Tests using Double Ring Infiltrometer

Geotechnical Field Tests

Geophysical seismic tests are useful to determine dynamic soil rock properties which will be used in

design of machine and any other vibrating equipment foundations

Two typical seismic tests performed as part of the geotechnical investigations are

Downhole seismic test and

Crosshole seismic test

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LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL TESTS

LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING EQUIPMENTS

Drilling Rigs Desco Inc 2No SP4500S amp 3No

SP3500S (crawler)

Split-Spoon Sampler

Drilling Rig Ellettari EK100S amp EK 200S (crawler) Piston Type Samples

Drilling Rigs Truck Mounted Vibrating Wire Piezometers Devices amp Loggers

Drilling Rods Tricone Bits

Standard SPT sets and rods Tungsten Carbide Drilling Bits (96mm amp 101mm amp

above)

Single Double amp Triple Tube Core Barrels ndash

Conventional amp Wireline system

Diamond Bits Surface amp Impregnated (96mm amp

101mm amp above) ndash Conventional amp Wireline system

Shelby Tubes Automatic Water level Meter

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Test equipment (DCPT) Bailers for Groundwater Sampling

Down-The-Hole Hammer (DTH Hammer) Packer Test Apparatus

Surveying Equipments (Auto Levels Total Station

GPS and Accessories)

Variable Geotechnical Softwares (gINT etc)

Thermal Resistivity Test Apparatus (KD2 Pro) Electrical Resistivity Test Apparatus (Nillson)

SUBSURFACE SOIL ROCK GROUNDWATER

Soil Investigation Drilling in Soils and Rocks

Bearing Capacity amp Settlement Analysis Slope Stability Analysis

Trial Pits Standard Penetration Test - SPT

Permeability in Soil (Falling Constant Head) Dynamic Cone Penetration Test - DCPT

Permeability in Rock (Lugeon Packer Test) Infiltration Rate Tests

Groundwater Monitoring and Sampling Installation of Inclinometers amp Pressure Meters

In-situ CBR Tests Installation of Piezometers

Soil Swelling Tests Plate Load Tests

Vane Shear Tests Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Down Hole Seismic Tests Cross Hole Seismic Tests

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KEY STAFF AT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

J Pavan Kumar Sr Geotechnical Engineer MTech - Geotechnical 8

Tauseef anwar Geologist MSc Geology 5

Bahrudeen assain

Mohammed Geologist MSc Geology 5

Anjali Geologist BSc in Geology 8

Imran Ishaq Engineering asst Dip Civil 5

Mohammed Al-Ansari Logistics and Supervisor High School 10

Ameen Khalfan Field Coordinator High School 8

Abdullah Field Coordinator High School 5

Rit Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 15

Purna Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 16

Rajan Basnet Drilling Operator High School 10

Subarna Paija Drilling Operator High School 11

Lil Bahadur Sr Mechanic High School 11

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RECENT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Client Consultant No of Boreholes

Oman National Railway

Project Segments 2 amp 6

Italferr SpA MOTC 65 BH 80 TP amp

Piezometers

Bunker Terminal at Duqm Oman Oil Marketing Co

(OOMC)

Worley Parsons Oman

Engineering (WPOE)

10 BH amp MASW

survey

Mahdah ndash Rawdah Road

Dualization project

Premier International Mott McDonald 22 BH 15 TP amp

Slope stability

Yibal-Khuff FEED project Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

95 BH 45 TP amp 11

Downhole seismic

Well pad stability

investigations at Fahud

Mabrouk Khulud West D

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

18 BH

Batinah Expressway Pkg 3 Simplex Infrastructure Parsons International

MOTC

79 BH

Adam ndash Thumrait

Dualization Project

Parsons International MOTC 150 BH 365 TP

Lime Calcination project at

Salalah

Carmeuse Inc - 15 BH 10 TP amp

Diagraphy drilling

Duqm Area A B amp C Sultan Qaboos University

(SQU)

SEZAD 65 BH amp 20 TP

Various Substation projects

in all Governorates

Dawood Engineering

Consultancy

Mezoon Electricity 50 BH 25 TP 50

ERTs

Chromite Quarry Drilling Arabian Gulf Trading - 7 BH

Transmission line at Taqah Rukun Al Yaqeen Int Mott McDonald 50 BH amp 61 TP

Izz ndash Adam Road

Dualization Project

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

25 BH amp 8 TPs

Bid bid ndash Sur Road

Dualization Project

Astaldi ndash Ozkar Joint

Venture

Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

89 BH 8 TPs

Piezometers

Water Distribution Network

at Al Amerat

Taeyoung ndash Hasan Juma

Baker JV

Sogreah Consultants 25 BH 130 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Taxiway and Airlift Ramp

at Al Musannah Airbase

American International

Contractors Inc

- 34 BH amp 62 TP

Water Distribution Network

at Al Khoud

Towell Infrastructure

Projects Co LLC

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

11 BH 7 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Interchanges btn Airport amp

Muscat Expressway

Soares Da Costa ndash Oman

United Engg Services JV

Parsons International 15 BHs amp 10 TP

Oman Botanic Garden Diwan Royal Court Alatec (Spain) 75 BH

Qurayiat-Al-Amerat Road Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

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Tunnel

Al-Haffa District

Development Infrastructure

Dohfar Municipality Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

11 BH

Piezometers

Salam Resort amp Spa in Yiti

Muscat

Sama Dubai Halcrow International 58 BH

amp Piezometers

Al-Ansab STP Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Khatib AlAmi 6 BH

Limestone Quarry for

Doqoum Dry Dock

Daewoo Co Daewoo Co 6 BH

Barka Water Reservoir

Expansion Works

Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Mott Mac Donald 12 BH

Soil Resistivity

Information Centers at

Nizwa amp Ibri

Ministry of Higher

Education

Development Services amp

Maintenance

6 BH

Irrigation System Plan for

Dhofar Municipality

Dhofar Municipality Consulting Engineering

Services

7 BH

Infiltration Tests

Cyclone Damage

Rehabilitation Works in Ras

Al-Hadd

CCC Parsons International Investigation for

Ground

Improvement

Soil Resistivity OMIFCO - Soil Resistivity

Seeb Cornice Road

Improvement Bridges

Muscat Municipality Atkins 7 BH

Dualization FarqNizwa to

Marfaa Daris Road

Ministry of Transport and

Communication

Parsons International 18 BH

Dualization of Al Kharjiah

Street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

Bidbid Sur Road Sec-1 MOTC Dar Al Handasah 31 BH Piezometers

120TPs

Flood Protection Dams-

Liwa and Shinaz Area

Ministry of water

resources and regional

municipalities

Renardet amp Fitchner 29 BH 40 TPs

Housing at Hail Al Ghaf

Quriyat

Muscat Municipality - 10 BH amp 10 TPs

132kV OHL from Harweel

to Thumrait

Petroleum Development

Oman

Worley Parsons 11 BH 11TPs amp ERT

132kV OHL from Dank to

Al Hail

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

43 BH 20 TPs amp

ERT

132kV OHL from Al Wasit

to Buraimi Grid Ss

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

27 BH 11TPrsquos amp

ERT

Al Athaiba Junction

Improvements

Muscat Municipality Parsons Intl Co 12 BH 7 TP Asphalt

Coring

Third Laneing from Bait Al Muscat Municipality Parsons International 35 BH 34 TP

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Barka to Mabelah Asphalt Coring

Design and construction of

Dualization of Al Murtaffa

street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 26 BH 15 TP

Asphalt Coring

Proposed Tower

Constructions in OMAN

Ministry of Broadcasting Rohde amp Schwarz 16BH

EPC of power plant Daleel

Facility

L amp T Electromech Mott Mac Donald 7 BH 10TP ERT

Royal Suite at Haima and

Emergency block

Dewan of Royal Court Tebodin amp Partners LLC 4BH 4TP

Navigation Aids System

Muscat International

Airport and Salalah Airport

Thales Deutschland

Germany

Thales Deutschland

Germany

6BH 5ERT

Upgrade of DPS amp B-Block

facility Daleel oil Fields

Daleel Petroleum Attila Dogan 4BH 2ERT

13233kV Grid Station at

Quriyat

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 4BH TPs

132kV OHL from Quriyat

to Jahloot

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 60BH 60TPs 60ERT

Supreme Court at Al

Ghubra Guest House

Royal Court Affairs

Royal Estates The Palace

Consulting Engineering

Services LLC

12BH TPs

GEOTECH DRILLING RIGS

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DESCO SP4500S Rigs DESCO SP3500S Rigs

Site Work Photographs

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash AREA A B amp C at Duqm

Client SEZAD Consultant SQU

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Yibal Khuff Project at Yibal

Client Galfar Engg amp Cont Consultant PDO

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Inclined Coring at Chromite Mine near Sumail

Client Arabian Gulf Trading

GEOTEC

HNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Oman National Railway Project

Segments 2 amp 6

Client MOTC Consultant Italferr SpA

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR

BARKA WATER RESERVOIR EXPANSION

Client Galfar Consultant Mott Mac Donald

SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATION BIDBID-SUR ROAD

SECTION 1

Client MOTC Consultant Dar Al Handasah Shair amp Partners

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR SEEB-CORNICHE ROAD

IMPROVEMENT BRIDGE 6 MUSCAT

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Atkins

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR 132KV OHL FROM DANK

TO AL HAIL amp 132KV OHL FROM SIBETHA TO BURAIMI

Client CivilCo Consultant Mott Mac Donald Energoprojekt

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR FLOOD PROTECTION DAMS

SHINAZ AREA ndash HATTA-A HATTA-B FAYDH amp BIDAH

Client MRMWR Consultant Fitchner amp Renardet

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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FLYOVER WIDENING AND JUNCTION IMPROVEMENTS AT AL ATHAIBA INTERCHANGE

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THIRD LANING OF MAIN ROAD FROM AL MAWELAH INTERCHANGE TO BAIT AL BARKHA RA

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

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SURVEYING WITH TOTAL STATION EQUIPMENT FOR

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PURPOSES

ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY TEST

RESISTIVITY MAPPING amp RESISTIVITY PROFILING

PIEZOMETER INSTALLATION INCLINED DRILLING WITH PACKER TEST

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL amp

MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTING

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Lonestar Alpha Lab provides a full range of chemical environmental and microbiological analytical services to

industrial engineeringconsulting and government clients throughout the Sultanate of Oman Lonestar Alpha

analytical expertise includes organic and inorganic analyses of water soil air food and many other matrices The

lab production capability capacity and advancement of instrumentation ensure the reliability and performance

needed to successfully deliver major analytical projects Instruments are dedicated to specific matrices and

analyses to prevent cross contamination Our reports are fully supported by QAQC deliverables designed to meet

the requirements of the regulatory program for which the data will be utilized Our reports are designed for ease-

of-results interpretation as well as efficient validation of the support data

TESTING DIFFERENT MATRICES

DomesticFormationGroundReclamation Water

Desalination Water amp Marine Samples

Marine Life

Plant Tissue

Reverse Osmosis

Soils amp Sediments

Food Products

Metal Samples

Concrete Products

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WaterWastewater Metallic Constituents

WaterWastewater Organic Constituents

Water Cations amp Anions

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

Stack amp Process Emission Monitoring

Indoor Air Quality

Contamination Pollution Studies Environmental Chemistry organics inorganics metals

Analytical chemistry using AAS XRF OES IRC and wet chemistry

Noise amp Vibration Monitoring

Microbiological Analysis

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AMBIENT AIR amp STACK EMISSION MONITORING

CO amp CO2

Hydrogen Sulfide

Hydrocarbons

Metal Particulates

NOx SOx

Oxygen

Volatile Organic Compounds

Dioxin amp Furion

MICROBIOLOGICAL AIR QUALITY MONITORING

Bacteria(CFUm3

Moulds (CFUm3)

Identification of Microorganisms up to Species level

INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ)

Lonestar Alpha leads the way in Indoor Air Quality Services with our dedicated team of field staff and the latest

equipment We are equipped to investigate chemical and biological exposure situations

IAQ Air Monitoring Services

VOCs and SVOCs

Fungal Mold Indentification Quantification

Total Respirable Particulates

Toxic Vapors

Sick Building Syndrome

Bacterial Indentification Quantification

Typical IAQ Surveys

IAQ profile for preliminary building study

Baseline IAQ monitoring

Mold Fungal contamination monitoring using spore trap sampling devices

Compliance monitoring for municipal amp Government enviromental agencies

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HSE monitoring for critical response of environmental hazards

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE (IH)

Lonestar Alpha is capable of providing a wide variety of Industrial Hygiene Service

using state of the art equipment and depth of experience with IH procedures

NoiseDosimetry TLV+8Hr TWA

Particulates (Total PM 10 PM 50 PM 25)

Combustible Gases (Total Hydrocarbons)

VOCs and SVOCs

Total and Respirable Fibers

Metals and Inorganics

Typical Industrial Hygiene Monitoring

HSE monitoring for corporate or client requirec field data collection

Compliance monitoring for Municipal or Governmental agency requirements

Background monitoring for comparative Environmental studies

HYGIENE AUDITING AND INSPECTIONS

Hygiene Auditing

Hygiene Inspections and Hygiene recommendations

Assisting in ISOHACCP Certifications

Microbiological Sampling and Analysis of Food and Water

Swab sampling and Air Monitoring

Hotel and Industrial HAACP and Hygiene System Implementation

Assisting in Laboratory setup and Accreditations Response monitoring for safety analysis and quality assurance audits

OIL ANALYSIS

Lube Oil

Transformer Oil

Compressor Oil

Diesel

Heavy fuel

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY amp ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WATER EFFLUENT SEAWATER SOIL SEDIMENT ANALYSIS

Acidity Sulfide Selenium

Alkalinity TDS Silicon

Ammonia Temperature Silver

Bicarbonate Total Hardness Sodium

BOD Total Nitrogen Strontium

Boron Total Organic Carbon Thallium

Chlorite chlorate Potassium

Bromate TSS Tin

Carbonate Turbidity Titanium

Chlorides Aluminum Vanadium

COD Antimony Zink

Color Arsenic Aromatic Volatile Orgabicx (BTEX)

Conductivity Barium Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

Cyanides Beryllium Crude amp Refined Product Fingerprinting

Dissolved Oxygen Cadmium Extractible Organic Halides

Fluoride Calcium Haloacetic Acids

Free Chlorine Chromium Halogenated Volatile Organics

Magnesium Hardness Cobalt Herbicides amp Pesticides

Nitrates Copper Nitroaromatic amp Cyclic Ketones

Nitrites Hexavalent Chromium Organic and Volatile Acids

Oil amp Grease Iron PCBrsquos

Organic Nitrogen Lead Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)

pH Lithium Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Phenols Magnesium Total Organic Halides

Phosphates Mercury Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)

Phosphorus Molybdenum Trihalomethanes

Residual Chlorine Nickel Volatile Organic Compounds

Salinity Niobium Pthalate Esters

Sodium Absorption Ratio

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FOOD CHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL TEST

Fish and Value added fish products vegetable oils Ketchups Mayonnaise Vinegar Cooked sea

food Cooked Non sea foods Canned foods Vegetables Snacks Ghee Cheese Honey Sweats etc

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

GIDELINES - OMAN STANDARDGULF STANDARDOther International Standards

TEST METHODS- AOACASTAAOCSISOSASOASTMBS

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Protein Cholesterol

Fat content Phosphorous

Vitamins Sodium

Moisture Potassium

Ash Calcium

Dietary Fibre Lead

Sugar Cadmium

Starch Mercury

Saturated Fat Iron

Unsaturated Fat Magnesium

Arsenic Aflatoxins

Moisture content Histamine

Volatile protein Irradiation

Pesticides Sudan Dyes

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

TEST METHODS ndash USFDA BAMAOACCCFRACMMEFISO

GUIDELINES ndash OMANI STANDARDGSOPHLS

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Aerobic Plate Count Listeria monocytogens

Lactobacillus acidophilus Shelf Life Analysis

Escherichia coli Enterobacteriaceae

Escherichia coli O157 H7 Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Fecal Coliforms Shigella

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Total Coliforms Listeria spp

Staphylococcus aureus Clostridium perfringens

Salmonella Yeast and Mould

Vibrio cholera Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Anaerobic plate count Campylobacter

Histamine Bacillus cereus

Aflatoxin

CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalis

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulphate content of soil

Water soluble Sulphate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulphate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

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ORE ANALYSIS

Dolomite Ore Iron Ore

Copper Ore Nickel Ore

Chromium Ore Limestone Ore

Manganese Ore Gypsum

Dunite Quartz

STEEL CHEMISTRY

Alloys Brass amp Bronze

Aluminum Alloys Chemical Composition of Steel

ASTM A 262 (Various) Diffused Hydrogen Test

ASTM G 48 (Variou) Purity of Metals

ASTM G 6667 Nickel Alloys

OIL ANALYSIS

Appearance Flash Point Specific Gravity

Ash Content Water content Insoluble pentane

Carbon Conradson Residue Wear Metals Total Acid Number

Kinematic Viscosity Break Down voltage Total Base Number

Dissipation factor Oil Content Viscosity Index

Color Pour Point Flash Point

Copper Corrosion BS amp W Density

Neutralization number Resistivity Interfacial tension

Dissolve gas Sediment Sulphur content

Cloud point Distillation PCB

Oxidation test Gassing

AMBIENT AIR STACK MONITORING

Carbon Dioxide RPM (PM 10 5 25)

Carbon Monoxide Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Chlorine Content SO2

Hydrogen Sulfide Total Acid Concentration

Lower Explosion Limit Total Hydrocarbon

Oxides of Nitrogen Total Particulate Concentration

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Oxygen Volatile Organic Compounds

Ozone Dioxin amp Furion

INDOOR AIR QUALITY ndash IAQ INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE - IH

Asbestos Bulk Sample Analysis Total amp Respirable Fibers

Asbestos Fiber Concentration in Air Total amp Respirable Particulates

Bacterial amp Microbial Identification Total Plate Count

FungalMould Identification Toxic Vapors

Metals VOC amp SVOC

Noise Monitoring Dosimetry TWA Yeast amp Mould Identification

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF WATER

Test Method ndash BS ENISOAPHAAWWACMMEF CCFRA

GUIDELINES ndash Omani standardGSOWHODubai Municipality

WATER WASTE WATERINDUSTRIES WATER SOIL

Heterotrophic plate count

Total Coliforms

Escherichia coli

EnterococciFecal streptococci

Pseudomonas aeroginosa Staphylococcus aureus

Legionella spp Nematodes

Sulphate Reducing Bacteria Yeast amp Mould

Salmonella Microscopic observations and interpretations

Vibrio cholera Standard Plate count at 22 o C

Fecal Coliform Clostridium perfringens

Legionella anisa

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 1

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 2-14

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MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF PERSONAL SWABSSURFACE SWABSEQUIPMENT

SWABS

Total coliforms

Fecal coliforms

Escherichia coli

Aerobic plate count

Staphylococcus aureus

Yeast and Mould

Salmonella spp

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

HairoilsHair creams Hair shampooBody lotion Chemical DepilinatorsTalcum PowderDeoderants

Toilette soapSkin cream etc As per GSOOS SASO USFDAAOAC Standards

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

Appearance Thermal Stability

Color Total Fat

Odor Lead

Homogenous Cadmium

Texture Nickel

Seperation Chromium

Skin Irritation Test Ethanol insoluble matter

Marking Water insoluble matter

Language Total free Alkali

Instructions for Use Chlorides calculated as NaCl

Warning phrases concerning the product (if any) Saponification Value

Chemical and Physical Tests Free Fatty Acid as Oliec Acid

Moisture Extraneous matter

pH Total Non Acqueos content

Sediment and suspended matter Peroxide value

Alchohol content Total Bacterial count

Formaldehyde Yeast and Mould

Essential oils Pseudomonas aeroginosa

Volatile matter Staphylococcus aureus

Non volatile alcohol matter

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL EQUIPMENTS

pH Meter Conductivity Meter pH Meters

Dissolved Oxygen Meter Turbidity Meter

Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

FAASGFAAS Hg Analyzer

EDXRF Analyzer ndash Philips MiniPal2

Muffle Air Furnace (1100˚C) Breakdown voltage

ICP- OES Colour apparatus for OIL

GC-MSGC centrifuge

IC Open cup ndashClosed cup Flash point

UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometer HACH TAN delta Resistivity meter

Dissolved gas Analyser ( TOGA) AAS

TAN Titrator Microscope

Copper corrosion Colony Counter

Karl fisher colometric Viscometer

Interfacial tensometer OES

Biological safety Cabinet UV apparatus

Shaker Water bath

Freezer Incubator

Chillier Autoclave

Micro pipetter Vortex

pipetter

Weighing Balance

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KEY STAFF AT CHEMICALMICROBIOLOGICAL LAB

MAJOR CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL CLIENTS

Client Client

HMR Consultants Dhofar Power Company

Geo-Resources Omani Euro Foods Industries

Al-Safa Environmental Consultancy Al-Hassan Engineering Company

Five Oceans Dawood Contracting Company

Fugro Middle East Natural Resources Consultants

Gulf Mining ICES

Muscat Chromite Sohar Steel LLC

Total Management Trading Construction Materials Industries

Emirates Trading Co Al-Shidhani Refreshments Enterprises

Oman Chromite Oman Aluminium Processing Industries LLC

Muscat Overseas Radisson Blu

National Arabian Gulf International Desalination amp Water Treatment

ASB Group Dhofar Beverages

Majan Mining Company OMASCO

Haya Oman Liquefied Natural Gas Company

Oman Polyproplene Swan Foods LLC

Oman Methanol Bahwan Engineering Co

NAME DESIGNATION EXPERIENCE

P Tejali Lab Manager 17 yrs

Asad Naqvi Chemical Lab Supervisor 17 yrs

OD Sebastian Senior Chemist 32 yrs

Vinu Mohan Senior Microbiologist 7 yrs

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Sohar Aluminum OMIFCO

Oman Refreshment Occidental Mukhaizna LLC

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissa Special Technical Services

ENATO Consolidated Contractors Company

Blue City Northern Minerals Company

Andam International Sweets of Oman

SUR Desalination (Bahwan Veolia Water) Lalbuksh Voltas Engineering Services

STFA Bahwan Veolia Water LLC

Larsen amp Turbo COWI-Larsen

GALFAR Khimji Permoglaze (Oman) LLC

AATCO United Chrome LLC

Interbeton amp Six Construct Oman Flour Mills Company

Douglas OHI Oman National Engineering amp Investment

VALE -Oman Petrogas

BP Oman Sohar aluminium

Siemens-Oman American Embassy

Tawoos Catering Wacasco Catering

MAF DALKIA Al Futtaim amp Sons

Enhance Khimji Ramdas LLC

Oman Oasis National Mineral water CO LLC

Areej Vegetablesamp Oil Derivatives National Pharmaceuticals

Towell Infrastructure Tulip Inn

The Chedi Grand Hyatt

Al Bustan Palace Muscat Holiday INN

Hotel Ibis Park Inn

Radisson Blu Mother Care

Tabreed Taghleef Indusries

NABIL Biscuits ATTCO

Worely parrsion AECOM

Honda Rotem Abensia

Global Gypsum Board Minvest

Global Engineering SteamTech

Mazoom Pharmacy Muscat Pharmacy

IBN- SINA Pharmacy Golden Jood Trading

Sun rise Global Beya Global Muscat

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MECHANICAL CORROSION AND METALLURGICAL TESTING

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Lonestar Alpha has the capability to cater to the physical metallurgical testing requirements of a wide range of

materials and products The testing capability and experience are recognized by reputed organizations like

PDO OXY BP OGC etc and third party inspection agencies Tests are generally carried out to international

standards set by ASTM BS ASME API AWS and others Lonestar Alpha offers quality service to

international standards accurate results and quick turnaround at reasonable cost

Lonestar Alpha Mechanical Metallurgical Corrosion Testing Capabilities Include

Tensile compression Test Vickers Hardness RockwellBrinell Hardness

Impact (Ambient temp to -196degC) BendFlatteningNick Break Test Elevated Temperature

tensile testing

Corrosion Test - ASTM

A262G48G28ASTM A 923

ASTM E 562 Ferrite measurement

by ferritscope Flexure

Proof Load Breaking Load Failure Load

Coating Thickness Coating Continuity Coating Adhesion

MacroMicro Examination Fillet Weld Break Nick Break

HIC SSCC test in accordance with

NACE standards Chemistry by OES

Failure Analysis and

Material Investigation

Chemical analysis of metallic materials of

Fe and Ni base alloys In situ Replica Metallography

Metallic sample collection at

site for chemical analysis

Strand wire testing for mechanical

properties Portable hardness testing Manhole Cover testing

Rubber testing Geo-textile testing HDPE testing

Materials frequently tested include

Metals and alloy products such as plates shapes bares pipes and fittings

Welding procedure qualification test coupons

Welding consumable qualification test coupons

Welder qualification test coupons

Welding procedure test coupons

Steel Bars Wires and Fabric for concrete reinforcement

Galvanized Steel products

Fasteners

Metal Castings

Cemented Carbide Products

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories offers a wide range of metallurgical services to many diverse industries supported by

an experienced team of metallurgical engineers trained technicians and modern equipment The following

services are offered

o Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

o Replica and In-situ Metallography

o Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

o Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

o Failure Analysis and Investigation

o Other Services

Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

Scanning Electron Microscopy

Stereomicroscopy

Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis

Fractrography

Macrostructural Examination

Microstructural Examination

Microhardness Evaluation

Replica and In-situ Metallography

In-situ Replica Metallography

Replication of Fractures

Replication of Surface Features

Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

Lonestar Alpha is equipped to undertake corrosion testing and evaluation in accordance with NACE and ASTM

standards for qualification of materials used in corrosive environments which include sea water brine blackish

water and sour service The following tests are conducted

Resistance to Pitting and Crevice Corrosion

Susceptibility to Intergranular Corrosion Attack

Resistance to Sulfide Stress Cracking (SSC)

Resistance to Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC)

Examination of Scales and Corrosion Products

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Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

Periodic inspections serve to identify degradation processes at an early stage and thereby provide necessary

information for assessment of condition usability and remaining life Further the initiation of timely repair or

replacement actions substantially reduced or eliminates costly capital and downtime losses

Lonestar has the capability and experience to perform comprehensive inspections necessary for condition

usability and remaining life assessment of a wide range of materials and components used in structures plants and

operating equipment

Power plant and auxiliary boiler tubes headers and connectors

Turbine nozzles vanes combustor lines and casings

Oil and gas processing equipment and components

Equipment and components of marineoffshore structures

Drilling and downhole equipment and components

Engine Components

Failure Analysis and Investigation

Supported by its integrated analytical facilities and the diverse professional capabilities of its staff Lonestar has

for the last several years provided accurate and timely analyses and investigations into failures of components

Reports include comprehensive photographic documentation of observations discussions of findings conclusions

on the mechanism and root cause of failure

Other Services

Lonestar offer assistance in the following areas

Material selection for intended service

Preparation of material testing and inspection procedures

Study of failure mechanisms of complex systems

Troubleshooting

Research and development

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LIST OF METALLURGY TESTS

LIST OF METALLURGY LAB EQUIPMENTS Instron Universal Tensile Tester Lathe Machine

Satec Charpy Impact testing machine Charpy Broaching Machine

Forcipol Bend Testing machine Gas Cutting Gear

Olympus Metallurgical Microscope Carl Zeiss

microscope upto 1600X

Stereo Microscope

Metlabcorp Micro Polisher Digital Verniers

Automatic Polishing machine Digital Micrometers

Water Chiller Bath Coating thickness Meter

Optorama Shadowgraph Holiday detector

Digital thermometers Band Saw Machine

Vickers hardness tester Hack Saw Machine

Fischer Ferritscope Universal Milling Machine

STEEL REBARS EXOTIC MATERIAL

Tensile Tests Bend Tests

Elevated Temperature Tensiles Rebar Tensile Bend and Rebend

Proof Load test Fracture Test

Macro Preparation amp Examination Coating thickness test Holiday Detection Test

Peel Off Test Vickers Rockwell Hardness Survey

Charpy Impact Test Micro Examination with photograph

Ferrite Count (Point Count method) - count Ferrite Content (Magnetic Method) - spots

A262 Test Practice CE ASTM G48ASTM G28 tests

SSCC Test HIC Test

Chemical Analysis XRD EDXRF Analysis

SEMEDS Analysis Detailed Failure Investigation Material investigation

CTOD In-situ Replica Metallography

Strand Wire Tensile Test Manhole Cover Compression Test

Ring Stiffness Test GRE Rubber Plastic Geo-textile Tensile testing

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KEY STAFF AT METALLURGY LAB

Anil Vashishta Pratik Raval Sasikumar Isehaq Chezian

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Anil Vashishta Operations Manager

Metallurgical Head

BE Metallurgical

Engineering 24 years

Pratik Raval Test House Supervisor BE Mechanical

Engineering 10 years

KSasikumar Senior Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 14 years

GChezhian Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 06 years

Ishaq Al Harassi Senior Engineer BE Mechanical

Engineering 08 years

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BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

Website

wwwlonestaralphacom

General Email infolonestaralphacom

Branches

Muscat (Central Laboratory) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24501524 24505590

Fax +968 24503814

Email muscatlablonestaralphacom

Muscat (Chemistry Environmental) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24504206 24504924

Fax +968 24502635

Email chemlablonestaralphacom

Muscat (Micro-biology) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24504206 24504924

Fax +968 24502635

Email microlablonestaralphacom

Sohar PO Box 84 PC 327 Sohar Industrial Estate Sohar ndash Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 26751775 26751920 26751976

Fax +968 26751331

Email civilsoharlonestaralphacom

Duqm Tel +968 99278040 92303290

Fax +968 24503814

Email duqmlablonestaralphacom

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Salalah

Tel +968 2321 3390 +968 92038358

Fax +968 2321 3391

Email salalahlablonestaralphacom

Key Personals

Administration

Dawood Al-Harrasi

Chief Executive Officer

+968 91111411 dawoodalharrasilonestaralphacom

Saif Al-Harthi

Business Development Manager

+968 90122471 saifalharthylonestaralphacom

Santosh Elapanda

QHSE Manager

+968 99881224 santoshelapandalonestaralphacom

Moncy Thomas

Finance HR amp Admin Manager

+968 99221293 moncythomaslonestaralphacom

Operations

Anil Vashishta

Operations Manager Metallurgical Head

+968 99866907 anilvashishtalonestaralphacom

Civil Engineering Material Lab Hukam Chand

Civil Engineering Country Manager - Civil

+968 99445354 hukamchandlonestaralphacom

Naresh Paladugu

Civil Engineering Technical Manager - Civil

+968 99063458 nareshpaladugulonestaralphacom

Rakesh

Civil Engineering Lab Manager - Sohar Lab

+968 92869691 civilsoharlonestaralphacom

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FrancisMD

Civil Engineering Lab Manager ndash Salalah Lab

+968 92038358 Salalahlablonestaralphacom

Tomiyo

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Registered with Directorate General for Specification amp measurements

Approved by PDO ISOIEC 170252005 Certified by SGS for ISO 9001

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Lonestar Alpha Laboratories

Testing amp Inspection Services

Company Profile

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Forward Development hellip

All praise is due to Allah giver of blessings generosity and kindness He says in the

Holy Quran ldquoAnd with Him are the keys of the unseen none knows them except

Him And He knows what is on the land and in the sea Not a leaf falls but that He

knows it And no grain is there within the darkness of the earth and no moist or dry

(thing) but that is (written) in a clear recordrdquo Verse (659) And peace and blessings

of God are on the Prophet the messenger of knowledge and guidance to the worlds

The development in our beloved country Oman is progressing rapidly due to the strategic location of

the region which contributed to increased huge opportunities as well as indulging in mega projects

spanning the entire country in infrastructures industry tourism and several others sectors Therefore the

adoption of sustainable development strategy and knowledge-based economy stresses the need for more

involvement from the science and technology side The benefits of knowledge and science can be truly

reflected witnessed and believed when the implementation of the innovations is applied to benefit

humanity at different times and places

With this vision in mind Lonestar Alpha Laboratories came into existence in Oman early 2007 as a

third-party independent engineering testing and inspection services company Since its establishment

we have aimed that this lab be local in its identity and international in its standards and quality Now

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories has become the largest and most diversified lab in Oman with several

specializations including Civil testing Geotechnical engineering Metallurgical testing Environmental

testing Chemical testing Oil amp Gas and Microbiological amp Food testing Our services are reaching all

parts of Oman through full-fledged facilities at Four locations Muscat Sohar Duqm Salalah and many

project site-laboratories

The lab is high-tech multi-disciplinary testing and investigation facility that can deliver products on

time and can stand international scrutiny Our expertise is made possible by our integrated team of

professionals in the field More than 200 professional engineers chemists microbiologists metallurgists

and technicians provide to clients expert laboratory analysis testing and inspection services Our

dedication to provide highly accurate results on time and with a high degree of support makes Lonestar

Alpha the leading analytical lab in the country Most importantly we do all of this accurately quickly

exceptionally well and locally within Oman

The success of such integrated testing activities with an international dimension cannot be achieved

without the involvement of recognized international parties which have long tradition in laboratory

business and their dissemination of knowledge and experience Lonester Alpha laboratories is in full

association with Lonestar Technical Services a leading lab in UAE Lonestar group companies are

certified by ISO 9001-2008 and accredited with ISO 170252005 which maintains a rigorous QAQC

program towards chain of custody sample preparation and analysis

Calling on the Lord Almighty to help all of us to do that which is good and righteousness and peace

mercy and blessings of God shall be upon all of us

Dawood Al Harassi

Chief Executive Officer

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Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

INTRODUCTION

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

INTRODUCTION

We are pleased to introduce Lonestar Alpha Laboratories as an advanced multi-disciplinary lab established in the

Sultanate of Oman The lab is promoted by Omani Engineers in association with UAE based Lonestar Technical

Services one of the leading technical labs over the gulf region Lonestar Alpha is playing a major role in the

growing advancements witnessed in the country by providing technical testing and inspection services in various

fields for sustainable development with ensured quality and controlled environment Lonestar Alpha conducts its

business in a manner which demonstrates technical competence and reliability and in return provides its clients

with cost effective quality and on-time services The management and the technical team of Lonestar Alpha have

thoroughly reviewed the levels of requirements to render quality services and thus have developed the necessary

infrastructure to offer a complete range of services and have further proposed to develop the company capabilities

in a progressive manner

Lonestar Alpha deserves your confident decision to have it as your preferred partner in your Testing and

Inspection Services due to the following points

Lonestar Alpha is Accredited and certified as operating in accordance with ISO 90012008 amp

ISOIEC 17025 2005 for testing monitoring and evaluation of materials and fluids both on and off-site

Lonestar Alpha is also ISO 14001 2004 and OHSAS 18001 2007 certified

Four properly designed and full-fledged testing and inspection facilities in Muscat Sohar Duqm and

Salalah

Very comprehensive lab with diverse specializations that include Civil Testing Geotechnical

Engineering Mechanical and Metallurgical testing Environmental Testing Chemical Testing Oil amp

Gas Testing and Food amp Microbiological Testing

Qualified and experienced testing and inspection professionals who have been working in many diverse

industrial applications for numerous years in various countries

Associated with leading Lab in UAE Lonestar Technical Services staffed by professionals with several

years of work experience in their respective discipline in UAE Europe Asia ampUSA

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VISION amp MISSION

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

VISION STATEMENT

To be the leader in providing comprehensive high tech and multi -disciplinary testing amp

inspection services for the various industries in the Sultanate of Oman amp other countries

MISSION STATEMENT

It is the policy of this company to conduct i ts business in a manner which demonstrates

technical competence amp reliabil i ty while continuously improving amp providing a cost -

effective service for the laboratoryrsquos clients

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HSE POLICY

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

HSE POLICY

It is the policy of the Establishment that its operations are executed at all times in such a way to ensure the

health safety and welfare of the employees and other persons including customers subcontractors and

general public

The establishment accepts the responsibility for health safety and environment (HSE) and HSE matters are

considered in equal importance to other business Objectives To achieve our objectives Lonestar alpha

Laboratories maintains an integrated HSE management system

HSE OBJECTIVES

The establishment strive to maintain HSE standards through training encouraging interest and enthusiasm in

HSE and by developing personal responsibility for HSE

The establishment is committed to protect the environment and minimize the waste and emissions to the

environment

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories shall comply with the HSE legislations and regulations of the Sultanate of Oman

and our documented management system requirements

HSE policy will be communicated to all employees and other concerned parties and will be made available to

the public

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories will establish objectives and targets and will adopt a proactive approach to HSE

matters

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories is committed to review the effectiveness of the HSE policy and its objectives

periodically to ensure the compliance and continual improvement of its HSE performances

The Establishment shall provide all necessary resources to provide the safety of personnel and equipment as

per regulatory requirements

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

QUALITY POLICY

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

QUALITY POLICY

It is the Policy of this Company to conduct its business in a good professional manner which

demonstrates technical competence and reliability while continuously improving and providing high

quality testing and cost-effective service for the laboratorys Customers For this purpose we have

established and implemented a formal quality system It is our goal that this commitment to quality will

result in complete customer satisfaction throughout our service This will be achieved by

Maintaining compliance to ISO 90012008 and ISO 170252005 and the technical requirements

Continual improvement in the effectiveness of the management system

Ensuring all staff familiarizes themselves with the content of the Quality Assurance Manual and

complies with the policies procedures and associated documentation and implement at all times

Providing a service built on a well established Quality Management System meeting the

requirements of both our clients and current regulations standards

Providing accurate and unbiased test results in accordance with the requirement of International or

National or Internal or Customer specified test method

Undertaking assignments only where it has the required competent staff and equipment which are

calibrated and maintained

Continuous improvement in key processes through involvement in applicable PTP Intra -

laboratory comparisons between analysts and inter laboratory programs

Building staff skills through training and providing career growth opportunities to all employees

Improving profitability of company in accordance with guidelines set by shareholders each year

Advising the customer where appropriate of potential problems detected as a result of tests or

investigation in a timely manner

QUALITY OBJECTIVES

Test Results shall be Accurate Quick and Reliable

Accept changes and continuously improve our services to meet Customer needs and expectations to enhance

the value to our Customers

Good Laboratory Practices shall be followed and maintain an environment for the protection of Personnel

Equipment and Customer properties

Continuous improvement and development of competence of personnel through awareness teamwork

education training communication and encouragement

Advanced methods and practices shall be adopted to enhance customer satisfaction

Management System is designed to meet the requirements of both Customers and RegulationsStandards

Achieve a total Customer Satisfaction

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COMPANY HIERARCHY

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES - ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

SCOPE OF TESTING

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SCOPE OF WORK

Type of Activity Scope of Tests

Civil Engineering

Construction Material

Mechanical Physical and Chemical Testing of Soil Aggregate Concrete

Cement Blocks Marble Tiles Water and other Construction Materials

Projects Quality Control

Establishment and Operation of Site Laboratories for Specific Projects

Evaluation and Assessment of Materials Quality for Projects Supervision of

Deep Foundation

Structural Evaluation

Non-destructive Diagnostics of Existing Civil structures amp Assessment for

Soundness Strength Deterioration amp Corrosion of Hardened Concrete in the

Existing RC Structures

Deep Foundation Testing

Testing Piles by Low Strain Integrity Testing

Geotechnical

Engineering

(Soil Investigations)

Field soil investigations for the purpose of assessing soil suitability for

building and civil constructions Engineering recommendations for the type

of foundation and bearing capacity Settlement analysis and monitoring

Slope stability analysis Soil and rock permeability tests Groundwater

analysis and monitoring

Highway amp Pavements

Visual inspection of the asphalt condition (defects assessment) Benkelman

Beam deflection measurements Extraction of cores in asphalt pavement

Saw cut asphalt slabs Dynamic Cone Penetration (DCP) measurements

Roughness measurements (IRI) by Roughometer CBR (lab amp In-situ)

Excavation of test pits Asphalt core laboratory analysis

Mechanical Corrosion and Metallurgical Engineering

Mechanical testing of metals welds and steel re-inforcement bars Chemical

analysis Procedure and Welder Qualifications Micro-structural evaluation

NACE Corrosion testing Failure Analysis In-situ Replica Metallography

Corrosion evaluation of SSDSS material Material Selection Manhole Cover

testing Testing of Non-metallics ndash Rubber HDPE GRP Geo-textile

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Chemical amp

Environmental

Engineering

Liquids amp Solids Sample analysis of liquids (domestic water groundwater seawater raw and

treated wastewater reverse osmosis marine discharge etc) and solids (soil

sludge sediment marine life plant tissue etc) Analysis of trace metals in

parts per billion in soil sludge and water Analysis of non-metallic inorganic

components Environmental analysis of organic constituents (BTEX PCB

PAH Phenols Volatile organic compounds Semi volatile organic

compounds etc) Analysis of Pesticides Dioxin amp Furan by using equipment

like GCGCMSFIDECD etc in accordance with International Standards

Metals amp Alloys Chemical composition of metals alloys corrosion products amp scales

Corrosion amp Scale Inhibitor Testing amp Evaluation Drilling Fluids Tests

Determination of different grade of Stainless Steel Carbon Steel Low Alloy

Steel Cast Iron brass Nickel Alloy Analysis of construction Rebar Zinc

Ingot Aluminium Cast Aluminium by using equipment ICPAAOESLECO

etc

Environmental

Monitoring

Effluent discharges amp drinking water compliances Ambient Air amp Stack

emission monitoring Industrial hygiene monitoring Commercial and

industrial indoor air quality Measurement of noise in dB in outdoor

workplace and from operating equipment Monitoring particulates in indoor

outdoor and workplace atmospheres Determination of Total Hydrocarbon

SO2 NO2 VOC Toxic Metals H2S Microbiological Toxic Metals Toxic

Gas and Total Suspended Matter in Internal Air Quality Monitoring

Moisture Velocity Flow NOX SO2 TPHCO2 CO Dioxin HF HCl and

Particulate in Stack Monitoring Ore Analysis Analysis of Nickel Iron Chromite Copper Dolomite Limestone and Gold

Silver Copper and other minerals using XRF ICP or by Wet Chemistry

Oil Analysis Physical and chemical analysis of crude and lube oils engine oil used engine

oil compressor oil hydraulic oil The analysis includes viscosity flash point

density cloud and pour point water content oil content salt colour total

acid number metals etc

TRANSFORMER OIL TESTING

Colour Acidity Water content Viscosity interfiscial Tension Break down

voltage complete gas analysis by TOGA GC Furan Particle size count and

PCBs in transformer analysis in accordance with ASTM BS ISO and

BSEN standard using standard equipment

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Food amp Microbiological Analysis

Microbiological analysis of food vegetables canned vegetables fish meat

meat products chicken sausage ketchup cooking oil mayonnaise cheese

chips cooked foods water and wastewater for CFU fecal coliforms fecal

streptococcus fungi nematods pseudomononas ligeonella etc in

accordance AOAC CMMEF ISO and CCFRA methods Cosmetics

Chemical and microbiological analysis of Hair Oil Vanishing Cream skin

Care lotion Soap Detergent and Hair cream as per the OMAN ministerial

requirement

Chemical analysis of Food

Protein Fiber moisture Toxic metals (lead cadmium Mercury selenium)

histamine Ash Content Fat content by standard method of chemical

analysis of food by David Pearson AOAC and ICP

Drinking water bottled and Unbottled

Chemical and microbiological Analysis of drinking water in accordance with

GULF standard Omani Standard WHO USEPA and international standard

including Bromate Bromide Chlorate Chlorite BTEX TRI Halo methane

VOC TPH metals and all other Carbonate Bi Carbonate and cations and

Anions using IC ICP GC amp GCMS

Paint

Solids Density SG Hg Pb VOC PCB drying time dry film thickness

wet film thickness adhesion strength etc in accordance with ASTM BS

BSEN DIN standard

Bitumen Penetration 25 Softening point Saybolt Furol Viscosity 25

Ductility 25 Water contents

CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIAL TESTING

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Our Civil Engineering Departments at Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah covers wide range of mechanical

physical and chemical testing of soil aggregate concrete concrete durability cement admixtures Microsilica

blocks asphalt bitumen tack coat prime coat marble tiles water and other Construction Materials The lab also

provides a laboratory testing support to our geotechnical Engineering Department

Covering Wide Areas of Oman

Observing the need to be close to the construction projects that spread all over Oman full ndashfledged civil

engineering material testing labs have been established by Lonestar Alpha to cover as many regions of Oman as

possible The presence of more local labs within each region should facilitate providing better services to our

clients and better control of work quality in such projects Our Civil Engineering laboratories are currently in

Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah In addition to these five labs Lonestar is capable of providing site labs for

major projects that require labs at their sites

Locations of Civil Engineering material testing labs that belongs to Lonestar Alpha in Oman

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Concrete Strength

The compressive strength of concrete is the most common performance measure used by the engineer in

designing buildings and other structures The compressive strength is measured by breaking cylindrical (or cube)

concrete specimens in a compression-testing machine Flexural strength is one of the tensile strength of concrete

Tensile strength along with elastic modulus and corrosion resistance is another important strength parameter of

engineering materials used in structures

Concrete Durability

While compressive strength is a good indicator of load resistance it isnt a major indicator of concrete durability

There is therefore a need for quick reliable tests for concrete durability that would have to go far beyond reliance

on such standard performance measures as 28-day compressive strength Three forms of water penetration tests

are commonly used namely BS EN 12390DIN 1048 Water Permeability BS 1881 Part 208 Initial Surface

Absorption (ISAT) and BS 1881 Part 122 Water Absorption There are two similar modified chloride diffusion

tests namely ASTM C1202 Chloride Penetration and AASHTO 277 Rapid Chloride Permeability Chloride

Migration Coefficient (NTB 492) is one of the latest test method recently we added in to our system

Soil Field Density (soil compaction)

Soil compaction is defined as the method of mechanically increasing the density of soil In construction this is a

significant part of the building process If performed improperly settlement of the soil could occur and result in

unnecessary maintenance costs or structure failure Almost all types of building sites and construction projects

utilize mechanical compaction techniques Therefore regular testing of soil compaction by independent

laboratories is extremely essential and important Sand Cone Test (ASTM D1556-07 and BS 1377-990) typical

field tests are performed for measuring degree of soil compaction)

Investigative Studies

It is often necessary to test concrete structures after the concrete has hardened to determine whether the structure

is suitable for its designed use The tests available for testing concrete range from the completely non-destructive

where there is no damage to the concrete through those where the concrete surface is slightly damaged to

partially destructive tests such as core tests where the surface has to be repaired after the test The range of

properties that can be assessed using non-destructive tests and partially destructive tests is quite large and includes

such fundamental parameters as density elastic modulus and strength as well as surface hardness and surface

absorption and reinforcement location size and distance from the surface

Deep Foundation Testing (Piles)

Confirmation of satisfactory construction of all pile types has lead to the development of practical inexpensive

and reliable dynamic testing techniques Let our lab be you independent pile testing specialist Low strain

integrity tests examine the response of a pile to a small hammer blow at the pile head The induced stress wave

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travels down the pile shaft and reflected waves from significant changes in pile shaft acoustic impedance are

registered by a transducer held against the pile head

Asphalt amp Bituminous Binder Testing New technologies increased construction liability and revised building standards have made quality asphalt

testing and inspection integral to the successful completion of todayrsquos construction projects Lonestar Alpha

provide asphalt testing services that evaluate asphalt binders asphalt mixtures and other derivatives of asphalt

geared for use in the construction industry

Site Laboratories amp Projects Quality Control

One of the problems which occur within the construction and civil engineering industry is the need to test

construction materials on site Lonestar Alpha has the full capacity to provide site laboratories for big projects

Experienced full-time supervisors lab technicians and assistant technicians will be devoted to run daily testing

activities of such site labs We can also furnish the labs with all necessary equipments and tools

LIST OF TESTS

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL TESTS

SOIL AGGREGATEROCK

Sampling of Soil samples Sampling of Aggregate samples

Wet Sieve Analysis Sieve Analysis

Hydrometer Analysis Sedimentation Clay Silt and Dust particles

Fines percentage Specific gravity Particle density

Classification of soils Water absorption

Liquid Limit amp Plastic Limit (Atterberg Limits) Bulk density (LooseRodded)

Plasticity Index Moisture content

Linear Shrinkage Clay lumps and Farible particles

Shrinkage limit by wax method Flakiness Index

Proctor compaction test (Light and Heavy) Elongation Index

CBR test (Soaked and unsoaked) Flat and Elongated particles

Specific gravity Particle density Shape Index

Moisture content Crushed broken fractured faces

Maximum and Minimum Index density Voided shell content

Bulk density Light weight particles

Direct Shear test (C and ɸ) Compaction fraction

1-D Odometer test (Consolidation properties

CvmvCc e0) Aggregate crushing value

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Swell Pressure test Aggregate Impact value

Free swell index Ten percent fines value

Permeability (Constant and Falling head method) Uncompacted void content

Unconfined compressive strength (UCS) Los angeles abrasion value

Sand Equivalent Value Drying and shrinkage

Electrical resistivity Sand equivalent value

Electrical conductivity Petrographic examination

Thermal resistivity Polished stone value

FIELD TESTS Coating and Stripping value

Plate Load test Soundness (Magnesium sulphate Sodium sulphate)

Insitu CBR test Alkali reactivity ndash Mortar bar method (3months

16days)

Dynamic Cone penetration Test (DCPT) Alkali reactivity ndash Rocky cylinder method

Compaction test by Sand replacement method Alkali reactivity ndash Chemical method

Rock fill compaction test by water fill method Organic Impurities

ROCK ASPHALT

Uniaxial Compressive Strength (UCS) Bitumen content and grading

Density Field Core thickness density and Compaction

Water absorption Asphalt coring - Insitu

Flexural strength Marshall stability amp Flow

Point load index Marshall density

Modulus of rupture Maximum theoretical density Gmm

Size amp Weight gradation - Insitu Loss of stability

Sodium sulphate crystallization CEMENT

Drop test - Insitu Fineness

Slake durability Initial and Final setting time

Saturation Coefficient and Porosity Normal consistency

CONCRETE Soundness by lechartlier method

Sampling of Fresh Concrete Compressive and flexural strength

Design mix Heat of hydration

Trial mix Complete chemical analysis

Fresh concrete temperature density amp Air

content Microsilica

Workability ndash Slump cone test Bleeding Density

Setting time of concrete Bulk density

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OTHER CIVIL TESTS

Rock Testing Rock Grading Breakage Index etc

Concrete Coring Drilling of concrete cores from existing structures

Destructive and Non Destructive Tests

Concrete structural evaluation by

Ultra sonic pulse velocity test

Rebound Hammer survey

Half cell potential analysis

Cover meter survey

Depth of carbonation

Bond Strength

Delamination survey

Crack mapping

Reinforcement examination

Corrosion rate measurement

Electrical resistivity in concrete

Compressive strength determination by drilling and testing core sample

Coating thickness

Pull off strength of concrete repair

Pile Tests Low Strain Integrity of Piles and witness of pile load test

Compressive strength of cubesCylindersCores Activity index

Tensile splitting strength Moisture content

Flexural Transverse strength Complete chemical analysis

Durability tests on concrete STEEL

Rapid Chloride Penetration Test (RCPT) Tensile and Elongation test

Initial Saturation Absorption Test (ISAT) Bend test

Water Permeability Rebend test

Water absorption Coating thickness

Chloride Migration test Holiday test

Modulus of elasticity Coating flexibility

Dimensions of Various Concrete BlocksTiles Complete chemical analysis

Water Absorption of Concrete Kerbs Channels

Edgings amp Flags ADMIXTURE

Dimension amp Compressive Strength Of Paving

Blocks Physical and Chemical test on admixtures

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CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalies

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi

carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulfate content of soil

Water soluble Sulfate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulfate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

Indepth carbonation of hardened concrete Indepth chloride penetration on hardened concrete

by dust sampling and analysis

LIST OF CIVIL EQUIPMENTS

General Equipments

Electronic Weighing balances of various capacities Standard calibration weights

Bouyancy balance system for specific gravity Desiccators

Digital Thermometers of various range Dial Thermometers of various range

Max Min Thermometers Wet amp Dry Thermometers

Pressure Gauges Digital Vernier Callipers

Hot Plates Vacuum Pumps

Air Compressor Sand Bath Water bath

Humidity Chamber Load Rings of different capacity

Dial indicators of various range Digital Dial Indicators

Feeler strips Straight Edges

Magnetic stands Cube Mould (150150150 mm)

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Riffle Boxes Drying Ovens

Soil Aggregate and Rock Testing Lab

BS amp ASTM Test Sieves Sieve Shakers

Cone Penetrometers for Liquid Limit Casagrande Apparatus for Liquid Limit

Shrinkage Limit Apparatus Hydrometer test apparatus

Direct Shear Test Appaatus BS ASTM Proctor Rammers

BS ASTM Proctor Moulds BSASTM CBR Moulds amp Appartus

Multi Speed Compression Machine 50 kN Field CBR Apparatus

ASTM Sand cone Apparatus BS large amp Small Pouring Cylinder

Plate bearing Test Apparatus Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP)

Nuclear Density Gauge Electric Resistivity Meter

Speedy Moisture Apparatus Bulk Density Containers

Flakiness amp Elongation Gauges Los Angeles Abrasion Machines

Sand Equivalent Test Sets Jaw Crusher

Rock cutting Saw Drying Shrinkage Apparatus

Point load Index Tester Slake Durability Apparatus

Aggregate Impact Value Apparatus Aggregate Crushing Ten percent Fines Value Apparatus

1-D odometer for consolidation Flow Cone

Max Min Index density equipment Soil Permeability apparatus

Concrete amp Cement Testing lab

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Compression

machines of Various Capacities

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Flexural Testing

machines of Various Capacities

Density containers for Fresh concrete Density Air content meters for Fresh concrete Air content

Concrete Mortar Penetrometers for Setting Time of

Fresh concrete

Concrete Mixers for Trial Mix

Cube Beam Cylinder Moulds Sulphur compound melting pot

Cylinder capping frame Rapid Chloride Penetration Test Apparatus

Half Cell Potential Test Apparatus Concrete Cover meter

Concrete Resistivity meter Rebound hammer

Pull-Off Strength Tester Ultrasonic pulse Velocity Tester

Concrete Flow Meter Specimen Cutting Machine

Core Drilling Machines Diamond Core Bits of different diameter

Micro-coring equipment Blaine Air permeability Apparatus

Fly ash fineness Apparatus Vicat Apparatus

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Ultrasonic Coating Cover Meter (DFT) Le Chatelier Apparatus for Cement Soundness

Calorimeter for heat of hydration Jolting Apparatus

Cement Mortar Mixer Initial Surface Absorption Apparatus

Compression amp Flexural Testing machine for Cement

Strength

Chloride Migration Coefficient Testing apparatus

Water Absorption of Concrete under pressure Mortar Consistency apparatus

Asphalt Testing laboratory

Bitumen Extractor Theoretical maximum Specific Gravity Apparatus

Marshall Compaction Stand amp Rammer Marshall Moulds

Marshall Stability amp Flow Testing machine Asphalt Coring machine

KEY STAFF AT CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Hukam Chand Country Manager Civil BA 36

Naresh Paladugu Technical Manager - Muscat MTech ndash GeoTechnical

Engineering (Civil) 11

Dijesh M D Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

SumeshC Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Srinivasa RaoP Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 10

Naveen Dhiman Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Rakesh M Branch Manager - Sohar BSc 16

Mohammed Al Futaisi Asst Manager BSc 8

Arun S Anand Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Seetharam VS Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Ajeesh Kumar Senior Lab Technician BSc 9

MD Francis Branch Manager - Salalah Civil Engineering 39

Dhamotharakannan Senior Lab Technician B Tech Civil Engineering 3

Tomiyo Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor -

Duqm BSc 10

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MAJOR CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Contractor

Construction of Batinah Expressway(Package 1 to 6)

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Nagarjuna construction company international

Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

Oman Industrial Complex - VALE

Towel Construction

Teejan Trading amp Contracting

Galfar Engineering

LampT Oman

Barka Desalination Plant Douglas OHI Sohar Development Hotel (Crown Plaza) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting TOYOTA Showroom in Liwa Galfar Engineering amp Contracting Expansion of Sohar Beach Hotel Gulf Home Contracting

Social Houses in Liwa

Sam Trading Hussain Fahdil Partners Eastern Moon Contracting

Sohar Multiplex Towel Construction Rehabilitation of Sewerage Network and STP in

Buraimi

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

IWP Desalination Plant at SUR Bahwan Engineering amp Contracting Maritime Works on Construction of New Port in

Duqm CCC-STFA-JDN

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Douglas OHI Salam Resort amp Spa (Dredging Work) CCC Bank Muscat Headquarter Building Galfar Engineering amp Contracting PDO Headquarter Building Al-Hajery Trading

Duqm Dry Dock Daewoo Co Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Duqm Desalination Plant

Larsen amp Tubro

Road Bridges from Sarooj to Qurayat

Fedirici Stirling Batco

Road Work at Rahat Al-Andar Farm

Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises

Al-Moultaqa Residential Complex Dawood Contracting

Diabetic Health Centre Premier International

Oncology Wards amp Day care centre at Royal

Hospital Premier International

Psychiatric Hospital Bahwan Engineering Genetic Hospital Ay_tek Construction (Oman) LLC Sea Front Development Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises Car Museum at Barka Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Expansion of Barka Reservoir and Transmission

Facility Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Arsquo Seeb Wastewater Treatment Project Al Hassan Engineering Oman Maritime College at Sohar Al-Khalili Enterprises

Buildings at Sohar University Al-Hajery Trading

Construction of New Villa and Associated Facilities

at Bahjat Al-Anthar Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport (MC1) CCC ndash TAV Joint Venture

RAFO ndash Muscat Airport Desert Line Project

Development of Muscat International Airport -

Supply of Dredged material Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Duqm Airport Phase 1 Desert Line Project

Sub Station at DankWadi Saa Larsen amp Toubro Oman

Court Complex at Buraimi Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Sohar Douglas OHI

Al Buraimi Colleage Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

ROP Building at Buraimi Nafal Trading

Al Buraimi Public park Business amp Trading

Health Centre at Nizwa Business amp Trading

Ground Improvement Work at Sohar Port Soletanche Bachy (France)

Duraline ME Factory at Sohar Shaksy Engineering

Health Centre at Sohar Dawood Construction Co

Health Centre at Rahab Al Dahleez International LLC

Health Centre at Saham Al Bady Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Rustaq Carillion Alawi

Asian beach Game Package II Carillion Alawi

Majilis Oman Carillion Alawi

Health Centre at Al Ajaiz CIVIL CO

MTL ndash AL Mawaleh Third Line CCC Oman LLC

Oman Residence Complex ndash Al Khuwair Douglas OHI

Silver House ndash Ghala Douglas OHI

Oman Airbase at Musannah Douglas OHI

Sheraton Hotel Refurbishment Douglas OHI

Oman Dental College Douglas OHI

PAC Fahud Extension Phase II Douglas OHI

Radio Stations at Barka Bidaya and Bahla Premier International Projects

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Qalhat Desalination and Water Supply Project Towell Infrastructure Projects Company

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Towell Construction

ArsquoSeeb Sewage Collection and Conveyance System

Al-Khoudh Gravity Sewer Networks

United Gulf Contracting Company

Office amp Stores Complex at Seeb Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Dualization of Bousher Al Amerat Road Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Muscat Expressway Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Bait Al Barakah Rayaheen Hall amp Museum Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Car Museum at bait Al Barakah Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Suwaiq Fishing harbour International Contracting amp Engineering

Services

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Duqm Port Complex

Jan De Nul Dredging Ltd

Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Ministry of manpower Building at Airport Height Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Glorei Maktabi2 Commercial Building at Al

Wattayah

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Oman Botanic Garden Phase-III Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

3311kV Primary Sub Station at Al Muna amp Al

Ansab

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

22033kv Grid Substation amp Transmission Line at As

Sawady (Blue City Area)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Primary Substation at Jibroo Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

13233kV Grid Station at Misfah Area Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Flyover Widening and Junction Improvement at

Athaiba

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Dualization of Ghala ndash Al Ansab Road Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Al Amerat ndash Quriyat Road Nagarjuna Construction Company

Houses at different location in Quriyat Nagarjuna Construction Company

Construction of Bridge Across Wadi Bani Hinay at

Wilayat of Al Rustaq Abu Hatim Company LLC

Construction of State Audit Institution Head Quarters

Building in Muscat Al Bustan Area Abu Hatim Company LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Nakhal amp Sumail Abu Hatim Company LLC

Proposed main entrance amp boundary wall at samoud

garrisonHalban Al Ansari Contractors

CPF Road Khazzan Al EZ Trading Transport amp Contracting Co

LLC

Health Center at Nizwa Al Badi Trading

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Sumail Al Badi Trading

RAH Masjed amp Sablah for PDO Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Al Seeb Waste Water project Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Emergency Water Resrvoir Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Construction of Independent Power Plant Project

Roads(Barka-3) Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Renal Dialysis Center at Seeb Al khalili Construction LLC

Supply Hanger Rafo Mussannah Al khalili Construction LLC

Construction of Barracks accommodation at Airport

Heights Al Nahdha -Al Omaniah Co LLC

Proposed Sports Facilities for Security unitAl

Khoudh Al Rawahi International Co LLC

Remedial Works to Bridges Phase - 4A

(RUAWorks A Side) Al Sarooj Construction LLC

MohdAl Ameen Mosque-External Work Package Al Turki Enterprises

Regional Head Quarters at Ibri amp Rustaq Al Turki Enterprises

Proposed Officers Bedsit Masirah Alyam Enterprises LLC

Accomodation Complex (Kitchen amp Dining)Bid

Bid Police station Building-1 Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Officers Bed sit Sumail Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Multi - Purpose Hall Bahla Al Hamra Mudhaibi Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

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amp Al Khamil

Innovation Park Muscat Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Al Hail Green Residential Developments Phase - 1 Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

3 X 20 MUA Primary Sub Station Ghala Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

Construction of New HLD Class room PDO Bahwan Engineering Company

Mixed use development at Bausher Carillion Alawi LLC

Roual Opera House Carillion Alawi LLC

Al Khairan Hotel Resort amp Spa Carillion Alawi LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

Majlis Oman Carillion Alawi LLC

Construction of Muscat Airport Interchange on 18th

Nov Street

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Construction of Underpass at Bait Al Barka

RA(CUB Project)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Design amp Construction of Al Mahaj RA Interchange

and related drainage amp Road works

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Dualization of Farq Roundabout - Marfarsquoa Daris

Road

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Grade Separated Junction Project stage 1 Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

3rd laning of the Main Road from Al Mawaleh

Interchange to Bait Al Barka RA-Lot(1)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

MEDC - Head Office building Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Jabal Al- AKhadar Resort Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Proposed Villa at Royal Flight Residential Complex

at Seeb Dawood Contracting Company LLC

3rd Laning of the M Road from Al Mawaleh

Intrsquochange to Bait Al Barka RA(Lot-2) Desert Line project LLC

Dualization of Nizwa Ibri Road Sec-2 from Jabrin to

Ibri Option 2 Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Asphalt Road from Al Haisha in

Wilayat Bahla to Hamra Al Duru in Wilayat IBRI Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Water Supply to Wilayat Wadi Bani

Khalid Desert Line project LLC

Additional amp Alteration works at Al falaji Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Armoury Magazine at ROP Academy Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Construction of Pump Shed Room and Reatin Wall Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Fanja Sports Club Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

HQ for Ammunition stores at MAM Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Immigration Complex at Nizwa Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

New building for CDC Department at Rustaq

Hospital complex Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

VIF Complex at Mudhaibi Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Design amp Construction of Additional Interchanges

for Al Mubaila South Federic Stirling Batco LLC

13233KV Substation amp Associated OHL Ghala

amp AL Khamil Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

NHC Royal Hospital Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Inflight Catering Facilities Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Design amp Construction of Al-Faroosiya Street

Interchange Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Border Post complex at Rub Al Khali Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgradation of IzkiMuthaibiRustaq Grid station Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Accident and Emergency + Burns Department

at Khoula Hospital Phase -8 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Thumrait Road(IZZ-Adam

Section) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Ibri RoadSec2 from Jabrin

to Ibri ndash 1 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Ras Al Hadd Airport Development Project Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Safah and Wadi Latham Oilfield Services

Construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgrade of Mukhaizna Airfield ndash New Runway

construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Construction of Water Distribution network

Rustaq Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Darsait STP Project Galfar-Cadagua JV

Barrack Accomodation Suwaiq Gulf International Contracting LLC

Al Hamriya storm water drainage channel Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Annexe Building for Supreme Council for Planing Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Oman National Centre for treatment of

Haematological Disorder amp Bone Marrow Transplant

Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Construction of Jr Rate Accomodation Block

Wudam Iskan Contracting Company LLC

8 JOQ at MAM Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Military Technical College District Cooling System Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Al Amerat Waste Water Project Contract A 2 JV Arab Contractors amp WUEC

Darsait Al Wadi Al Kabir Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

MGI Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Al Athaibah Interchange Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Construction of 13233kv Grid Station at Amrat

Construction of 132kv Grid Station at Mabella - 2

and Installation of Required 132kv Overhead

Line132kv Cables in Muscat Governorate (Tender

No 1432012)

Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

6 Class Rooms to Zainab Al Asadiya School at Al

Amerat Mansoor Al Masroory

Proposed 14 classroom - Girls basic education

School at QalhatSur Mansoor Al Masroory

Accomodation at Adam Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Wudam Naval Base Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Construction of 3311KV Primary Sub Station at

Saraya Bandar Jissah

Oman National Engineering amp Investment

Co(SOAG)

Bait Al Barka Viewing Platform amp Sea wall Oman Shapoorji Construction Co LLC

Construction of Medium Wave Radio Transmission

Station in Barkabahla amp Buraimi Premier International Project LLC

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Al Batinah Coastal Housing Project

barkaMusanna amp Suwaiq Radic Construction Company LLC

Commercial amp Residential Building at Mumtaz area Shaksy Engineering Services LLC

Dualization of Ibri ndash Al Dariz-Miskin Road Strabag Oman LLC

Re-Build of Air strip existing at Rusail amp Sayq Strabag Oman LLC

Wadi Minqal amp Wadi Bani Jaber Asphalt Road

Section - 1 Strabag Oman LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section -

1Package 1 - B STFA-HLG JV

Civil Work Services for Safah (B-09) Wadi Latham

(B-27) Fields Special Technical Services

Gas Processing Plant at Abu Tubul Block 60 Special Technical Services

EPC of RAH Substation STS Tebodin LLC

Treated Effluent Supply to Al Riyam amp Kalbou

Parks Teejan Trading amp Contracting

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

MC 4a ndash Civil Aviation Head Quarters Towell Construction amp Company LLC

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

Expansion of Distrib Network Seeb Wilyat ndash Seeb Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Water Distribution Network for Wilyat -AL Qabil amp

Ibra Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Construction of Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Expressway Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

BP Oman - Khazzan Project Al EZ TradingTransport amp Contracting CoLLC

Kempinski HotelThe Wave Muscat Carillion Alawi LLC

Upgrading of Sinaw-Mahout Road Section-02 Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway (Halban Junction) Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway-Package-2 Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC)

Major Site laboratories

Project Contractor

Head Quarter Building for PDO at MAF Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport ndash

Supply of dredged material

Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Expeditionary Tent Beddown Area at Masirah Island

Cosmopolitan ndash EMTA Joint Venture

BP ndash Pipeline Installation amp Site Construction Galfar Engineering

Rehabilitation Works (Roads Bridges) at Quriyat Federcei Stirling Batco

Health Centre at Saham Al Badi Trading amp Construction

Sohar Bulk Jetty Oman Operation Saipem ndash Afcons Joint Venture

PDO ndash SNDC Project at Qurn Alam

Al Hassan Engineering

2nd Asian Beach Game 2010 at Wudam Carillion Alawi LLC

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Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Health Centre at Rahab

Al Dahleez International LLC

Sohar Bulk Jetty Project

Saipem- Afcons Joint Venture

Court Complex at Rustaq

Carillion Alawi LLC

PDO Bahja ndash Plot Development

Sayouh Mahwees Trd amp Cont Co LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid Sur Road Astaldi ndash Ozkar JV and STFA-HLG JV

ROP ndash Sidab Harbour Project Carillion Alawi LLC

Salalah International Airport LampT Galfar Contortion

Construction of Al Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Express way Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 5 FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

Air traffic control at Masira Darim Construction company LLC

Transfer station at Fanza Malik Sohar

STF Complex -Suwaiq Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Ras Al Hamra Development Project (RAH - 435) Al Turki Enterprises LLC

Zulia Power plant (PDO) Al Hassan Engineering LLC

SNCP Qurnalam Al Hassan Engineering LLC

RAH International School Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A

Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Halban prade ground project (SSF) Trading amp Investment LLC

Jabel Akhthar Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

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Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

SUR IPP Douglas OHI

MC-5 Salalah International Airport L amp T India and L amp T Oman

MC-5 Salalah International Airport Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Shadeed Iron amp Steel L amp T Oman

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Health Centre Ibri Master Bin Karam

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

Trasnsfer Station SUR Mallak Sohar

Dualization of Mahdha-AL Rawdha Road

Buraimi

Premier International

Duqm Port Road Strabag Oman LLC

Mall of Oman - Package - 2 SPCCC

Dualization of Adam - Thumrait Road Part - 2

(ATD Project)

CCC (Oman) LLC

Durability Test of Concrete such as Chloride Migration Test and Rapid Chloride Permeability Test

Field Compaction test is used to provide the basis for control the fill material compaction

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Rapid chloride penetration test for concrete to asses the chloride ion penetration

Durability Test of Concrete such as Water Penetration Test

Permeability Apparatus Constant amp Falling Head for Granular ampClaySilt

Transverse Strength of Kerb Stone

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Non Destructive Structural Investigation

Exposure of foundation for visual inspection and NDT

Cover meter surevy Test indicates position of reinforecemnt bars hardned concrete

Ultra sonic pulse velocity measurement to assess the uniformity of concrete Detects internal flaws cracks and segregation etc

Rebound Hammer test to find the insitu concrete strength Surface hardness

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Direct Shear test to find the cohesion(C) and angle of internal friction(ɸ) in soil samples

Insitu concrete coring to determine the compressive strength

Marshall stability test for asphalt mixes

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

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Lonestar Alpha Labs undertake onshore amp offshore ground investigations for a wide variety of civil and

industrial construction infrastructure and pipeline projects We pride ourselves by adopting the same

professional approach to both large multi-disciplinary investigation projects as well as small simple structures

Our Investigation is supervised by highly qualified amp experienced geotechnical engineers and geologists

General Geotechnical Engineering Services

Design and planning of ground investigations

Settlement Monitoring

Foundation Designs and Proof Checking

Design of Reinforced Earth Structures

Design of Deep Foundations (Piles Well) amp Mat Foundations

Borehole drilling amp soil investigations (SPT)

Dynamic Cone Penetration Testing (DCPT)

Static Cone Penetration Test with pore-pressure measurement (CPTU)

Sample coring and analysis

Down hole and Cross Hole Seismic Tests

Trial pitting and trenching

Slope stability analysis amp studies

Pumping Tests and permeability Lugeon Tests

Double Ring Infiltrometer Tests

Plate bearing Tests and in-situ CBRs

Electrical Resistively Test

Thermal Resistivity Test

Resistively Profiling amp Resistivity Mapping

Groundwater Monitoring Sampling and Analysis

Preparation of factual and interpretative reporting

Soil Investigations

Soil Geotechnical investigations are performed by geotechnical engineers to obtain information on the physical

and mechanical properties of soil and rock around a site to design earthworks and foundations for proposed

structures and for repair of distress to earthworks and structures caused by subsurface conditions A geotechnical

investigation includes surface exploration and subsurface exploration of a site Our rigs are cable to drill vertical

holes down to 400m and inclined holes down to 200m below existing ground level

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Soil sampling using variety of samplers to collect disturbed samples relatively undisturbed samples and

undisturbed samples Samplers such as Hand Shovel Machine driven auger continuous flight auger Split-

Spoon SPT sampler Shelby Tube Sampler Piston Sampler

Laboratory tests

A wide variety of laboratory tests performed on soils and rocks to measure different properties

Although detailed list of laboratory testing is presented in Civil section some of the typical tests involved in the

investigation are given below

Water Content

Particle size Analysis Grain Size Distribution

Sedimentation Hydrometer analysis

Atterberg limits

California Bearing Ratio (CBR)

Direct Shear Test

Oedometer Test (Consolidation)

Swelling Pressure Test

Tri-axial Test

Unconfined Compressive Strength

Chemical Analysis of Soil and Water

In-Situ geotechnical tests

Standard Penetration Test (SPT) - in-situ standard penetration test designed to provide information on the

properties of soil while also collecting a disturbed soil sample for grain-size analysis and soil classification

Dynamic Cone Penetration Test (DCPT) - in-situ dynamic cone penetration test designed to provide

information on the properties of sub soil of natural ground or for pavement DCPT is useful to determine the in-

situ CBR and subgrade modulus

Cone Penetration Test (CPT) ndash standard Cone Penetration Test is performed using an instrumented probe

with a conical tip pushed into the soil hydraulically at a constant rate CPT instrument records tip resistance

friction resistance along the sleeve and pore-pressure measurement For bigger sites usually the CPTs are

performed in combination with drilling of boreholes to correlate so that the investigation is economical and

appropriate CPT data interpretation is used for correlation of soil properties and also to determine Soil Bearing

Capacity (SBC)

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Constant head Falling head permeability tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability)

of different types of soil is the most important step in designing any groundwater control system The knowledge

of this property is much useful in solving problems involving yield of water bearing strata seepage through

earthen dams stability of earthen dams and embankments of canal bank affected by seepage settlement etc The

falling head method of determining permeability is used for soil with low discharge where as the constant head

permeability test is used for coarse-grained soils with a reasonable discharge in a given time For very fine-

grained soil capillarity permeability test is recommended

Lugeon Test or Packer Tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability) of different types of

rocks is a key step in designing any groundwater control system in a rock We do perform Packer Permeability

Tests in Rocks

Groundwater Monitoring

Our geotechnical field staffs are well trained for installing Piezometers and groundwater monitoring Piezometers

are two types viz Type-1 is Standpipe Piezometer and Type-2 is Vibrating-Wire Piezometers Standpipe

piezometer facilitates Groundwater levels measurement using dip meter or water level indicators while VW

piezometers are useful for monitoring Pore-Water pressures continuously using special devices attached to data

loggers

Groundwater Samples can be collected for analysis in the chemical and microbiological lab Routine drinking

water analysis trace metals and organic parameters can be tested and evaluated

Slope Stability Studies

The field of slope stability encompasses the analysis of static and dynamic stability of slopes of earth and rock-fill

dams slopes of other types of embankments excavated slopes and natural slopes in soil and soft rock Lonestar

Alpha can provide slope stability investigation analysis (including modelling) and design mitigation which can

be completed by our well trained and qualified geologists and geotechnical engineers

Settlement Monitoring

Settlement Monitoring surveys is performed to determine the degree of horizontal and vertical displacement of

structures pavements and embankments over a defined period Severe pavement damage and structural failure

can be a direct result of settlement and therefore it is critical that movement be detected and measured Our Senior

Engineering Surveyors and Geotechnical Engineers are available to assist you with the development and

implementation of a monitoring system to suit individual requirements

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Other Geotechnical Field Tests

Plate Load Tests

In-Situ CBR Tests

Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Soil Thermal Resistivity Tests

Pile Integrity Tests

Infiltration Rate Tests using Double Ring Infiltrometer

Geotechnical Field Tests

Geophysical seismic tests are useful to determine dynamic soil rock properties which will be used in

design of machine and any other vibrating equipment foundations

Two typical seismic tests performed as part of the geotechnical investigations are

Downhole seismic test and

Crosshole seismic test

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LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL TESTS

LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING EQUIPMENTS

Drilling Rigs Desco Inc 2No SP4500S amp 3No

SP3500S (crawler)

Split-Spoon Sampler

Drilling Rig Ellettari EK100S amp EK 200S (crawler) Piston Type Samples

Drilling Rigs Truck Mounted Vibrating Wire Piezometers Devices amp Loggers

Drilling Rods Tricone Bits

Standard SPT sets and rods Tungsten Carbide Drilling Bits (96mm amp 101mm amp

above)

Single Double amp Triple Tube Core Barrels ndash

Conventional amp Wireline system

Diamond Bits Surface amp Impregnated (96mm amp

101mm amp above) ndash Conventional amp Wireline system

Shelby Tubes Automatic Water level Meter

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Test equipment (DCPT) Bailers for Groundwater Sampling

Down-The-Hole Hammer (DTH Hammer) Packer Test Apparatus

Surveying Equipments (Auto Levels Total Station

GPS and Accessories)

Variable Geotechnical Softwares (gINT etc)

Thermal Resistivity Test Apparatus (KD2 Pro) Electrical Resistivity Test Apparatus (Nillson)

SUBSURFACE SOIL ROCK GROUNDWATER

Soil Investigation Drilling in Soils and Rocks

Bearing Capacity amp Settlement Analysis Slope Stability Analysis

Trial Pits Standard Penetration Test - SPT

Permeability in Soil (Falling Constant Head) Dynamic Cone Penetration Test - DCPT

Permeability in Rock (Lugeon Packer Test) Infiltration Rate Tests

Groundwater Monitoring and Sampling Installation of Inclinometers amp Pressure Meters

In-situ CBR Tests Installation of Piezometers

Soil Swelling Tests Plate Load Tests

Vane Shear Tests Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Down Hole Seismic Tests Cross Hole Seismic Tests

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KEY STAFF AT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

J Pavan Kumar Sr Geotechnical Engineer MTech - Geotechnical 8

Tauseef anwar Geologist MSc Geology 5

Bahrudeen assain

Mohammed Geologist MSc Geology 5

Anjali Geologist BSc in Geology 8

Imran Ishaq Engineering asst Dip Civil 5

Mohammed Al-Ansari Logistics and Supervisor High School 10

Ameen Khalfan Field Coordinator High School 8

Abdullah Field Coordinator High School 5

Rit Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 15

Purna Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 16

Rajan Basnet Drilling Operator High School 10

Subarna Paija Drilling Operator High School 11

Lil Bahadur Sr Mechanic High School 11

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RECENT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Client Consultant No of Boreholes

Oman National Railway

Project Segments 2 amp 6

Italferr SpA MOTC 65 BH 80 TP amp

Piezometers

Bunker Terminal at Duqm Oman Oil Marketing Co

(OOMC)

Worley Parsons Oman

Engineering (WPOE)

10 BH amp MASW

survey

Mahdah ndash Rawdah Road

Dualization project

Premier International Mott McDonald 22 BH 15 TP amp

Slope stability

Yibal-Khuff FEED project Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

95 BH 45 TP amp 11

Downhole seismic

Well pad stability

investigations at Fahud

Mabrouk Khulud West D

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

18 BH

Batinah Expressway Pkg 3 Simplex Infrastructure Parsons International

MOTC

79 BH

Adam ndash Thumrait

Dualization Project

Parsons International MOTC 150 BH 365 TP

Lime Calcination project at

Salalah

Carmeuse Inc - 15 BH 10 TP amp

Diagraphy drilling

Duqm Area A B amp C Sultan Qaboos University

(SQU)

SEZAD 65 BH amp 20 TP

Various Substation projects

in all Governorates

Dawood Engineering

Consultancy

Mezoon Electricity 50 BH 25 TP 50

ERTs

Chromite Quarry Drilling Arabian Gulf Trading - 7 BH

Transmission line at Taqah Rukun Al Yaqeen Int Mott McDonald 50 BH amp 61 TP

Izz ndash Adam Road

Dualization Project

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

25 BH amp 8 TPs

Bid bid ndash Sur Road

Dualization Project

Astaldi ndash Ozkar Joint

Venture

Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

89 BH 8 TPs

Piezometers

Water Distribution Network

at Al Amerat

Taeyoung ndash Hasan Juma

Baker JV

Sogreah Consultants 25 BH 130 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Taxiway and Airlift Ramp

at Al Musannah Airbase

American International

Contractors Inc

- 34 BH amp 62 TP

Water Distribution Network

at Al Khoud

Towell Infrastructure

Projects Co LLC

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

11 BH 7 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Interchanges btn Airport amp

Muscat Expressway

Soares Da Costa ndash Oman

United Engg Services JV

Parsons International 15 BHs amp 10 TP

Oman Botanic Garden Diwan Royal Court Alatec (Spain) 75 BH

Qurayiat-Al-Amerat Road Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

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Tunnel

Al-Haffa District

Development Infrastructure

Dohfar Municipality Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

11 BH

Piezometers

Salam Resort amp Spa in Yiti

Muscat

Sama Dubai Halcrow International 58 BH

amp Piezometers

Al-Ansab STP Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Khatib AlAmi 6 BH

Limestone Quarry for

Doqoum Dry Dock

Daewoo Co Daewoo Co 6 BH

Barka Water Reservoir

Expansion Works

Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Mott Mac Donald 12 BH

Soil Resistivity

Information Centers at

Nizwa amp Ibri

Ministry of Higher

Education

Development Services amp

Maintenance

6 BH

Irrigation System Plan for

Dhofar Municipality

Dhofar Municipality Consulting Engineering

Services

7 BH

Infiltration Tests

Cyclone Damage

Rehabilitation Works in Ras

Al-Hadd

CCC Parsons International Investigation for

Ground

Improvement

Soil Resistivity OMIFCO - Soil Resistivity

Seeb Cornice Road

Improvement Bridges

Muscat Municipality Atkins 7 BH

Dualization FarqNizwa to

Marfaa Daris Road

Ministry of Transport and

Communication

Parsons International 18 BH

Dualization of Al Kharjiah

Street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

Bidbid Sur Road Sec-1 MOTC Dar Al Handasah 31 BH Piezometers

120TPs

Flood Protection Dams-

Liwa and Shinaz Area

Ministry of water

resources and regional

municipalities

Renardet amp Fitchner 29 BH 40 TPs

Housing at Hail Al Ghaf

Quriyat

Muscat Municipality - 10 BH amp 10 TPs

132kV OHL from Harweel

to Thumrait

Petroleum Development

Oman

Worley Parsons 11 BH 11TPs amp ERT

132kV OHL from Dank to

Al Hail

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

43 BH 20 TPs amp

ERT

132kV OHL from Al Wasit

to Buraimi Grid Ss

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

27 BH 11TPrsquos amp

ERT

Al Athaiba Junction

Improvements

Muscat Municipality Parsons Intl Co 12 BH 7 TP Asphalt

Coring

Third Laneing from Bait Al Muscat Municipality Parsons International 35 BH 34 TP

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Barka to Mabelah Asphalt Coring

Design and construction of

Dualization of Al Murtaffa

street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 26 BH 15 TP

Asphalt Coring

Proposed Tower

Constructions in OMAN

Ministry of Broadcasting Rohde amp Schwarz 16BH

EPC of power plant Daleel

Facility

L amp T Electromech Mott Mac Donald 7 BH 10TP ERT

Royal Suite at Haima and

Emergency block

Dewan of Royal Court Tebodin amp Partners LLC 4BH 4TP

Navigation Aids System

Muscat International

Airport and Salalah Airport

Thales Deutschland

Germany

Thales Deutschland

Germany

6BH 5ERT

Upgrade of DPS amp B-Block

facility Daleel oil Fields

Daleel Petroleum Attila Dogan 4BH 2ERT

13233kV Grid Station at

Quriyat

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 4BH TPs

132kV OHL from Quriyat

to Jahloot

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 60BH 60TPs 60ERT

Supreme Court at Al

Ghubra Guest House

Royal Court Affairs

Royal Estates The Palace

Consulting Engineering

Services LLC

12BH TPs

GEOTECH DRILLING RIGS

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DESCO SP4500S Rigs DESCO SP3500S Rigs

Site Work Photographs

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash AREA A B amp C at Duqm

Client SEZAD Consultant SQU

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Yibal Khuff Project at Yibal

Client Galfar Engg amp Cont Consultant PDO

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Inclined Coring at Chromite Mine near Sumail

Client Arabian Gulf Trading

GEOTEC

HNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Oman National Railway Project

Segments 2 amp 6

Client MOTC Consultant Italferr SpA

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR

BARKA WATER RESERVOIR EXPANSION

Client Galfar Consultant Mott Mac Donald

SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATION BIDBID-SUR ROAD

SECTION 1

Client MOTC Consultant Dar Al Handasah Shair amp Partners

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR SEEB-CORNICHE ROAD

IMPROVEMENT BRIDGE 6 MUSCAT

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Atkins

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR 132KV OHL FROM DANK

TO AL HAIL amp 132KV OHL FROM SIBETHA TO BURAIMI

Client CivilCo Consultant Mott Mac Donald Energoprojekt

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR FLOOD PROTECTION DAMS

SHINAZ AREA ndash HATTA-A HATTA-B FAYDH amp BIDAH

Client MRMWR Consultant Fitchner amp Renardet

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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FLYOVER WIDENING AND JUNCTION IMPROVEMENTS AT AL ATHAIBA INTERCHANGE

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THIRD LANING OF MAIN ROAD FROM AL MAWELAH INTERCHANGE TO BAIT AL BARKHA RA

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

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SURVEYING WITH TOTAL STATION EQUIPMENT FOR

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PURPOSES

ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY TEST

RESISTIVITY MAPPING amp RESISTIVITY PROFILING

PIEZOMETER INSTALLATION INCLINED DRILLING WITH PACKER TEST

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL amp

MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTING

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Lonestar Alpha Lab provides a full range of chemical environmental and microbiological analytical services to

industrial engineeringconsulting and government clients throughout the Sultanate of Oman Lonestar Alpha

analytical expertise includes organic and inorganic analyses of water soil air food and many other matrices The

lab production capability capacity and advancement of instrumentation ensure the reliability and performance

needed to successfully deliver major analytical projects Instruments are dedicated to specific matrices and

analyses to prevent cross contamination Our reports are fully supported by QAQC deliverables designed to meet

the requirements of the regulatory program for which the data will be utilized Our reports are designed for ease-

of-results interpretation as well as efficient validation of the support data

TESTING DIFFERENT MATRICES

DomesticFormationGroundReclamation Water

Desalination Water amp Marine Samples

Marine Life

Plant Tissue

Reverse Osmosis

Soils amp Sediments

Food Products

Metal Samples

Concrete Products

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WaterWastewater Metallic Constituents

WaterWastewater Organic Constituents

Water Cations amp Anions

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

Stack amp Process Emission Monitoring

Indoor Air Quality

Contamination Pollution Studies Environmental Chemistry organics inorganics metals

Analytical chemistry using AAS XRF OES IRC and wet chemistry

Noise amp Vibration Monitoring

Microbiological Analysis

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AMBIENT AIR amp STACK EMISSION MONITORING

CO amp CO2

Hydrogen Sulfide

Hydrocarbons

Metal Particulates

NOx SOx

Oxygen

Volatile Organic Compounds

Dioxin amp Furion

MICROBIOLOGICAL AIR QUALITY MONITORING

Bacteria(CFUm3

Moulds (CFUm3)

Identification of Microorganisms up to Species level

INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ)

Lonestar Alpha leads the way in Indoor Air Quality Services with our dedicated team of field staff and the latest

equipment We are equipped to investigate chemical and biological exposure situations

IAQ Air Monitoring Services

VOCs and SVOCs

Fungal Mold Indentification Quantification

Total Respirable Particulates

Toxic Vapors

Sick Building Syndrome

Bacterial Indentification Quantification

Typical IAQ Surveys

IAQ profile for preliminary building study

Baseline IAQ monitoring

Mold Fungal contamination monitoring using spore trap sampling devices

Compliance monitoring for municipal amp Government enviromental agencies

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HSE monitoring for critical response of environmental hazards

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE (IH)

Lonestar Alpha is capable of providing a wide variety of Industrial Hygiene Service

using state of the art equipment and depth of experience with IH procedures

NoiseDosimetry TLV+8Hr TWA

Particulates (Total PM 10 PM 50 PM 25)

Combustible Gases (Total Hydrocarbons)

VOCs and SVOCs

Total and Respirable Fibers

Metals and Inorganics

Typical Industrial Hygiene Monitoring

HSE monitoring for corporate or client requirec field data collection

Compliance monitoring for Municipal or Governmental agency requirements

Background monitoring for comparative Environmental studies

HYGIENE AUDITING AND INSPECTIONS

Hygiene Auditing

Hygiene Inspections and Hygiene recommendations

Assisting in ISOHACCP Certifications

Microbiological Sampling and Analysis of Food and Water

Swab sampling and Air Monitoring

Hotel and Industrial HAACP and Hygiene System Implementation

Assisting in Laboratory setup and Accreditations Response monitoring for safety analysis and quality assurance audits

OIL ANALYSIS

Lube Oil

Transformer Oil

Compressor Oil

Diesel

Heavy fuel

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY amp ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WATER EFFLUENT SEAWATER SOIL SEDIMENT ANALYSIS

Acidity Sulfide Selenium

Alkalinity TDS Silicon

Ammonia Temperature Silver

Bicarbonate Total Hardness Sodium

BOD Total Nitrogen Strontium

Boron Total Organic Carbon Thallium

Chlorite chlorate Potassium

Bromate TSS Tin

Carbonate Turbidity Titanium

Chlorides Aluminum Vanadium

COD Antimony Zink

Color Arsenic Aromatic Volatile Orgabicx (BTEX)

Conductivity Barium Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

Cyanides Beryllium Crude amp Refined Product Fingerprinting

Dissolved Oxygen Cadmium Extractible Organic Halides

Fluoride Calcium Haloacetic Acids

Free Chlorine Chromium Halogenated Volatile Organics

Magnesium Hardness Cobalt Herbicides amp Pesticides

Nitrates Copper Nitroaromatic amp Cyclic Ketones

Nitrites Hexavalent Chromium Organic and Volatile Acids

Oil amp Grease Iron PCBrsquos

Organic Nitrogen Lead Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)

pH Lithium Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Phenols Magnesium Total Organic Halides

Phosphates Mercury Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)

Phosphorus Molybdenum Trihalomethanes

Residual Chlorine Nickel Volatile Organic Compounds

Salinity Niobium Pthalate Esters

Sodium Absorption Ratio

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FOOD CHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL TEST

Fish and Value added fish products vegetable oils Ketchups Mayonnaise Vinegar Cooked sea

food Cooked Non sea foods Canned foods Vegetables Snacks Ghee Cheese Honey Sweats etc

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

GIDELINES - OMAN STANDARDGULF STANDARDOther International Standards

TEST METHODS- AOACASTAAOCSISOSASOASTMBS

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Protein Cholesterol

Fat content Phosphorous

Vitamins Sodium

Moisture Potassium

Ash Calcium

Dietary Fibre Lead

Sugar Cadmium

Starch Mercury

Saturated Fat Iron

Unsaturated Fat Magnesium

Arsenic Aflatoxins

Moisture content Histamine

Volatile protein Irradiation

Pesticides Sudan Dyes

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

TEST METHODS ndash USFDA BAMAOACCCFRACMMEFISO

GUIDELINES ndash OMANI STANDARDGSOPHLS

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Aerobic Plate Count Listeria monocytogens

Lactobacillus acidophilus Shelf Life Analysis

Escherichia coli Enterobacteriaceae

Escherichia coli O157 H7 Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Fecal Coliforms Shigella

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Total Coliforms Listeria spp

Staphylococcus aureus Clostridium perfringens

Salmonella Yeast and Mould

Vibrio cholera Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Anaerobic plate count Campylobacter

Histamine Bacillus cereus

Aflatoxin

CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalis

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulphate content of soil

Water soluble Sulphate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulphate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

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ORE ANALYSIS

Dolomite Ore Iron Ore

Copper Ore Nickel Ore

Chromium Ore Limestone Ore

Manganese Ore Gypsum

Dunite Quartz

STEEL CHEMISTRY

Alloys Brass amp Bronze

Aluminum Alloys Chemical Composition of Steel

ASTM A 262 (Various) Diffused Hydrogen Test

ASTM G 48 (Variou) Purity of Metals

ASTM G 6667 Nickel Alloys

OIL ANALYSIS

Appearance Flash Point Specific Gravity

Ash Content Water content Insoluble pentane

Carbon Conradson Residue Wear Metals Total Acid Number

Kinematic Viscosity Break Down voltage Total Base Number

Dissipation factor Oil Content Viscosity Index

Color Pour Point Flash Point

Copper Corrosion BS amp W Density

Neutralization number Resistivity Interfacial tension

Dissolve gas Sediment Sulphur content

Cloud point Distillation PCB

Oxidation test Gassing

AMBIENT AIR STACK MONITORING

Carbon Dioxide RPM (PM 10 5 25)

Carbon Monoxide Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Chlorine Content SO2

Hydrogen Sulfide Total Acid Concentration

Lower Explosion Limit Total Hydrocarbon

Oxides of Nitrogen Total Particulate Concentration

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Oxygen Volatile Organic Compounds

Ozone Dioxin amp Furion

INDOOR AIR QUALITY ndash IAQ INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE - IH

Asbestos Bulk Sample Analysis Total amp Respirable Fibers

Asbestos Fiber Concentration in Air Total amp Respirable Particulates

Bacterial amp Microbial Identification Total Plate Count

FungalMould Identification Toxic Vapors

Metals VOC amp SVOC

Noise Monitoring Dosimetry TWA Yeast amp Mould Identification

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF WATER

Test Method ndash BS ENISOAPHAAWWACMMEF CCFRA

GUIDELINES ndash Omani standardGSOWHODubai Municipality

WATER WASTE WATERINDUSTRIES WATER SOIL

Heterotrophic plate count

Total Coliforms

Escherichia coli

EnterococciFecal streptococci

Pseudomonas aeroginosa Staphylococcus aureus

Legionella spp Nematodes

Sulphate Reducing Bacteria Yeast amp Mould

Salmonella Microscopic observations and interpretations

Vibrio cholera Standard Plate count at 22 o C

Fecal Coliform Clostridium perfringens

Legionella anisa

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 1

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 2-14

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MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF PERSONAL SWABSSURFACE SWABSEQUIPMENT

SWABS

Total coliforms

Fecal coliforms

Escherichia coli

Aerobic plate count

Staphylococcus aureus

Yeast and Mould

Salmonella spp

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

HairoilsHair creams Hair shampooBody lotion Chemical DepilinatorsTalcum PowderDeoderants

Toilette soapSkin cream etc As per GSOOS SASO USFDAAOAC Standards

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

Appearance Thermal Stability

Color Total Fat

Odor Lead

Homogenous Cadmium

Texture Nickel

Seperation Chromium

Skin Irritation Test Ethanol insoluble matter

Marking Water insoluble matter

Language Total free Alkali

Instructions for Use Chlorides calculated as NaCl

Warning phrases concerning the product (if any) Saponification Value

Chemical and Physical Tests Free Fatty Acid as Oliec Acid

Moisture Extraneous matter

pH Total Non Acqueos content

Sediment and suspended matter Peroxide value

Alchohol content Total Bacterial count

Formaldehyde Yeast and Mould

Essential oils Pseudomonas aeroginosa

Volatile matter Staphylococcus aureus

Non volatile alcohol matter

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL EQUIPMENTS

pH Meter Conductivity Meter pH Meters

Dissolved Oxygen Meter Turbidity Meter

Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

FAASGFAAS Hg Analyzer

EDXRF Analyzer ndash Philips MiniPal2

Muffle Air Furnace (1100˚C) Breakdown voltage

ICP- OES Colour apparatus for OIL

GC-MSGC centrifuge

IC Open cup ndashClosed cup Flash point

UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometer HACH TAN delta Resistivity meter

Dissolved gas Analyser ( TOGA) AAS

TAN Titrator Microscope

Copper corrosion Colony Counter

Karl fisher colometric Viscometer

Interfacial tensometer OES

Biological safety Cabinet UV apparatus

Shaker Water bath

Freezer Incubator

Chillier Autoclave

Micro pipetter Vortex

pipetter

Weighing Balance

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KEY STAFF AT CHEMICALMICROBIOLOGICAL LAB

MAJOR CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL CLIENTS

Client Client

HMR Consultants Dhofar Power Company

Geo-Resources Omani Euro Foods Industries

Al-Safa Environmental Consultancy Al-Hassan Engineering Company

Five Oceans Dawood Contracting Company

Fugro Middle East Natural Resources Consultants

Gulf Mining ICES

Muscat Chromite Sohar Steel LLC

Total Management Trading Construction Materials Industries

Emirates Trading Co Al-Shidhani Refreshments Enterprises

Oman Chromite Oman Aluminium Processing Industries LLC

Muscat Overseas Radisson Blu

National Arabian Gulf International Desalination amp Water Treatment

ASB Group Dhofar Beverages

Majan Mining Company OMASCO

Haya Oman Liquefied Natural Gas Company

Oman Polyproplene Swan Foods LLC

Oman Methanol Bahwan Engineering Co

NAME DESIGNATION EXPERIENCE

P Tejali Lab Manager 17 yrs

Asad Naqvi Chemical Lab Supervisor 17 yrs

OD Sebastian Senior Chemist 32 yrs

Vinu Mohan Senior Microbiologist 7 yrs

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Sohar Aluminum OMIFCO

Oman Refreshment Occidental Mukhaizna LLC

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissa Special Technical Services

ENATO Consolidated Contractors Company

Blue City Northern Minerals Company

Andam International Sweets of Oman

SUR Desalination (Bahwan Veolia Water) Lalbuksh Voltas Engineering Services

STFA Bahwan Veolia Water LLC

Larsen amp Turbo COWI-Larsen

GALFAR Khimji Permoglaze (Oman) LLC

AATCO United Chrome LLC

Interbeton amp Six Construct Oman Flour Mills Company

Douglas OHI Oman National Engineering amp Investment

VALE -Oman Petrogas

BP Oman Sohar aluminium

Siemens-Oman American Embassy

Tawoos Catering Wacasco Catering

MAF DALKIA Al Futtaim amp Sons

Enhance Khimji Ramdas LLC

Oman Oasis National Mineral water CO LLC

Areej Vegetablesamp Oil Derivatives National Pharmaceuticals

Towell Infrastructure Tulip Inn

The Chedi Grand Hyatt

Al Bustan Palace Muscat Holiday INN

Hotel Ibis Park Inn

Radisson Blu Mother Care

Tabreed Taghleef Indusries

NABIL Biscuits ATTCO

Worely parrsion AECOM

Honda Rotem Abensia

Global Gypsum Board Minvest

Global Engineering SteamTech

Mazoom Pharmacy Muscat Pharmacy

IBN- SINA Pharmacy Golden Jood Trading

Sun rise Global Beya Global Muscat

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MECHANICAL CORROSION AND METALLURGICAL TESTING

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Lonestar Alpha has the capability to cater to the physical metallurgical testing requirements of a wide range of

materials and products The testing capability and experience are recognized by reputed organizations like

PDO OXY BP OGC etc and third party inspection agencies Tests are generally carried out to international

standards set by ASTM BS ASME API AWS and others Lonestar Alpha offers quality service to

international standards accurate results and quick turnaround at reasonable cost

Lonestar Alpha Mechanical Metallurgical Corrosion Testing Capabilities Include

Tensile compression Test Vickers Hardness RockwellBrinell Hardness

Impact (Ambient temp to -196degC) BendFlatteningNick Break Test Elevated Temperature

tensile testing

Corrosion Test - ASTM

A262G48G28ASTM A 923

ASTM E 562 Ferrite measurement

by ferritscope Flexure

Proof Load Breaking Load Failure Load

Coating Thickness Coating Continuity Coating Adhesion

MacroMicro Examination Fillet Weld Break Nick Break

HIC SSCC test in accordance with

NACE standards Chemistry by OES

Failure Analysis and

Material Investigation

Chemical analysis of metallic materials of

Fe and Ni base alloys In situ Replica Metallography

Metallic sample collection at

site for chemical analysis

Strand wire testing for mechanical

properties Portable hardness testing Manhole Cover testing

Rubber testing Geo-textile testing HDPE testing

Materials frequently tested include

Metals and alloy products such as plates shapes bares pipes and fittings

Welding procedure qualification test coupons

Welding consumable qualification test coupons

Welder qualification test coupons

Welding procedure test coupons

Steel Bars Wires and Fabric for concrete reinforcement

Galvanized Steel products

Fasteners

Metal Castings

Cemented Carbide Products

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories offers a wide range of metallurgical services to many diverse industries supported by

an experienced team of metallurgical engineers trained technicians and modern equipment The following

services are offered

o Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

o Replica and In-situ Metallography

o Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

o Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

o Failure Analysis and Investigation

o Other Services

Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

Scanning Electron Microscopy

Stereomicroscopy

Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis

Fractrography

Macrostructural Examination

Microstructural Examination

Microhardness Evaluation

Replica and In-situ Metallography

In-situ Replica Metallography

Replication of Fractures

Replication of Surface Features

Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

Lonestar Alpha is equipped to undertake corrosion testing and evaluation in accordance with NACE and ASTM

standards for qualification of materials used in corrosive environments which include sea water brine blackish

water and sour service The following tests are conducted

Resistance to Pitting and Crevice Corrosion

Susceptibility to Intergranular Corrosion Attack

Resistance to Sulfide Stress Cracking (SSC)

Resistance to Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC)

Examination of Scales and Corrosion Products

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Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

Periodic inspections serve to identify degradation processes at an early stage and thereby provide necessary

information for assessment of condition usability and remaining life Further the initiation of timely repair or

replacement actions substantially reduced or eliminates costly capital and downtime losses

Lonestar has the capability and experience to perform comprehensive inspections necessary for condition

usability and remaining life assessment of a wide range of materials and components used in structures plants and

operating equipment

Power plant and auxiliary boiler tubes headers and connectors

Turbine nozzles vanes combustor lines and casings

Oil and gas processing equipment and components

Equipment and components of marineoffshore structures

Drilling and downhole equipment and components

Engine Components

Failure Analysis and Investigation

Supported by its integrated analytical facilities and the diverse professional capabilities of its staff Lonestar has

for the last several years provided accurate and timely analyses and investigations into failures of components

Reports include comprehensive photographic documentation of observations discussions of findings conclusions

on the mechanism and root cause of failure

Other Services

Lonestar offer assistance in the following areas

Material selection for intended service

Preparation of material testing and inspection procedures

Study of failure mechanisms of complex systems

Troubleshooting

Research and development

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LIST OF METALLURGY TESTS

LIST OF METALLURGY LAB EQUIPMENTS Instron Universal Tensile Tester Lathe Machine

Satec Charpy Impact testing machine Charpy Broaching Machine

Forcipol Bend Testing machine Gas Cutting Gear

Olympus Metallurgical Microscope Carl Zeiss

microscope upto 1600X

Stereo Microscope

Metlabcorp Micro Polisher Digital Verniers

Automatic Polishing machine Digital Micrometers

Water Chiller Bath Coating thickness Meter

Optorama Shadowgraph Holiday detector

Digital thermometers Band Saw Machine

Vickers hardness tester Hack Saw Machine

Fischer Ferritscope Universal Milling Machine

STEEL REBARS EXOTIC MATERIAL

Tensile Tests Bend Tests

Elevated Temperature Tensiles Rebar Tensile Bend and Rebend

Proof Load test Fracture Test

Macro Preparation amp Examination Coating thickness test Holiday Detection Test

Peel Off Test Vickers Rockwell Hardness Survey

Charpy Impact Test Micro Examination with photograph

Ferrite Count (Point Count method) - count Ferrite Content (Magnetic Method) - spots

A262 Test Practice CE ASTM G48ASTM G28 tests

SSCC Test HIC Test

Chemical Analysis XRD EDXRF Analysis

SEMEDS Analysis Detailed Failure Investigation Material investigation

CTOD In-situ Replica Metallography

Strand Wire Tensile Test Manhole Cover Compression Test

Ring Stiffness Test GRE Rubber Plastic Geo-textile Tensile testing

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KEY STAFF AT METALLURGY LAB

Anil Vashishta Pratik Raval Sasikumar Isehaq Chezian

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Anil Vashishta Operations Manager

Metallurgical Head

BE Metallurgical

Engineering 24 years

Pratik Raval Test House Supervisor BE Mechanical

Engineering 10 years

KSasikumar Senior Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 14 years

GChezhian Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 06 years

Ishaq Al Harassi Senior Engineer BE Mechanical

Engineering 08 years

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BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

Website

wwwlonestaralphacom

General Email infolonestaralphacom

Branches

Muscat (Central Laboratory) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24501524 24505590

Fax +968 24503814

Email muscatlablonestaralphacom

Muscat (Chemistry Environmental) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24504206 24504924

Fax +968 24502635

Email chemlablonestaralphacom

Muscat (Micro-biology) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24504206 24504924

Fax +968 24502635

Email microlablonestaralphacom

Sohar PO Box 84 PC 327 Sohar Industrial Estate Sohar ndash Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 26751775 26751920 26751976

Fax +968 26751331

Email civilsoharlonestaralphacom

Duqm Tel +968 99278040 92303290

Fax +968 24503814

Email duqmlablonestaralphacom

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Salalah

Tel +968 2321 3390 +968 92038358

Fax +968 2321 3391

Email salalahlablonestaralphacom

Key Personals

Administration

Dawood Al-Harrasi

Chief Executive Officer

+968 91111411 dawoodalharrasilonestaralphacom

Saif Al-Harthi

Business Development Manager

+968 90122471 saifalharthylonestaralphacom

Santosh Elapanda

QHSE Manager

+968 99881224 santoshelapandalonestaralphacom

Moncy Thomas

Finance HR amp Admin Manager

+968 99221293 moncythomaslonestaralphacom

Operations

Anil Vashishta

Operations Manager Metallurgical Head

+968 99866907 anilvashishtalonestaralphacom

Civil Engineering Material Lab Hukam Chand

Civil Engineering Country Manager - Civil

+968 99445354 hukamchandlonestaralphacom

Naresh Paladugu

Civil Engineering Technical Manager - Civil

+968 99063458 nareshpaladugulonestaralphacom

Rakesh

Civil Engineering Lab Manager - Sohar Lab

+968 92869691 civilsoharlonestaralphacom

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FrancisMD

Civil Engineering Lab Manager ndash Salalah Lab

+968 92038358 Salalahlablonestaralphacom

Tomiyo

Civil Engineering Senior Lab Technician - Duqm Lab

+968 99278040 duqmlablonestaralphacom

Geotechnical Engineering Lab

J Pavan Kumar

Geotechnical Engineering Sr Geotechnical engineer

+968 99887852 ameerudeenlonestaralphacom

Chemical Microbiology amp Environmental Lab

P Tejali

Chemical Microbiology amp Environmental Engineering Lab Manager

+968 99887834 tejaliparsekarlonestaralphacom

Asad

Chemical amp Environmental Engineering Assistant Manager Chemistry

+968 99884612 asadnaqvilonestaralphacom

Vinu Mohan

Food amp Microbiology Testing

+968 99248181 vinumohanlonestaralphacom

Metallurgy Lab

Email metlablonestaralphacom

Anil Vashishta

Metallurgy Lab Manager Metallurgy

+968 99866907 anilvashishtalonestaralphacom

Pratik Raval

Metallurgy Lab Test House Supervisor

+968 99880633 pratikravallonestaralphacom

Sasi Kumar

Metallurgy Lab Senior Metallurgist

+968 99843415 sasikumarlonestaralphacom

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LOCATION MAPS

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1 MUSCAT

2 Muscat ndash Chemistry Lab

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3 SOHAR

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4 DUQM

5 SALALAH

Registered with Directorate General for Specification amp measurements

Approved by PDO ISOIEC 170252005 Certified by SGS for ISO 9001

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Forward Development hellip

All praise is due to Allah giver of blessings generosity and kindness He says in the

Holy Quran ldquoAnd with Him are the keys of the unseen none knows them except

Him And He knows what is on the land and in the sea Not a leaf falls but that He

knows it And no grain is there within the darkness of the earth and no moist or dry

(thing) but that is (written) in a clear recordrdquo Verse (659) And peace and blessings

of God are on the Prophet the messenger of knowledge and guidance to the worlds

The development in our beloved country Oman is progressing rapidly due to the strategic location of

the region which contributed to increased huge opportunities as well as indulging in mega projects

spanning the entire country in infrastructures industry tourism and several others sectors Therefore the

adoption of sustainable development strategy and knowledge-based economy stresses the need for more

involvement from the science and technology side The benefits of knowledge and science can be truly

reflected witnessed and believed when the implementation of the innovations is applied to benefit

humanity at different times and places

With this vision in mind Lonestar Alpha Laboratories came into existence in Oman early 2007 as a

third-party independent engineering testing and inspection services company Since its establishment

we have aimed that this lab be local in its identity and international in its standards and quality Now

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories has become the largest and most diversified lab in Oman with several

specializations including Civil testing Geotechnical engineering Metallurgical testing Environmental

testing Chemical testing Oil amp Gas and Microbiological amp Food testing Our services are reaching all

parts of Oman through full-fledged facilities at Four locations Muscat Sohar Duqm Salalah and many

project site-laboratories

The lab is high-tech multi-disciplinary testing and investigation facility that can deliver products on

time and can stand international scrutiny Our expertise is made possible by our integrated team of

professionals in the field More than 200 professional engineers chemists microbiologists metallurgists

and technicians provide to clients expert laboratory analysis testing and inspection services Our

dedication to provide highly accurate results on time and with a high degree of support makes Lonestar

Alpha the leading analytical lab in the country Most importantly we do all of this accurately quickly

exceptionally well and locally within Oman

The success of such integrated testing activities with an international dimension cannot be achieved

without the involvement of recognized international parties which have long tradition in laboratory

business and their dissemination of knowledge and experience Lonester Alpha laboratories is in full

association with Lonestar Technical Services a leading lab in UAE Lonestar group companies are

certified by ISO 9001-2008 and accredited with ISO 170252005 which maintains a rigorous QAQC

program towards chain of custody sample preparation and analysis

Calling on the Lord Almighty to help all of us to do that which is good and righteousness and peace

mercy and blessings of God shall be upon all of us

Dawood Al Harassi

Chief Executive Officer

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Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

INTRODUCTION

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

INTRODUCTION

We are pleased to introduce Lonestar Alpha Laboratories as an advanced multi-disciplinary lab established in the

Sultanate of Oman The lab is promoted by Omani Engineers in association with UAE based Lonestar Technical

Services one of the leading technical labs over the gulf region Lonestar Alpha is playing a major role in the

growing advancements witnessed in the country by providing technical testing and inspection services in various

fields for sustainable development with ensured quality and controlled environment Lonestar Alpha conducts its

business in a manner which demonstrates technical competence and reliability and in return provides its clients

with cost effective quality and on-time services The management and the technical team of Lonestar Alpha have

thoroughly reviewed the levels of requirements to render quality services and thus have developed the necessary

infrastructure to offer a complete range of services and have further proposed to develop the company capabilities

in a progressive manner

Lonestar Alpha deserves your confident decision to have it as your preferred partner in your Testing and

Inspection Services due to the following points

Lonestar Alpha is Accredited and certified as operating in accordance with ISO 90012008 amp

ISOIEC 17025 2005 for testing monitoring and evaluation of materials and fluids both on and off-site

Lonestar Alpha is also ISO 14001 2004 and OHSAS 18001 2007 certified

Four properly designed and full-fledged testing and inspection facilities in Muscat Sohar Duqm and

Salalah

Very comprehensive lab with diverse specializations that include Civil Testing Geotechnical

Engineering Mechanical and Metallurgical testing Environmental Testing Chemical Testing Oil amp

Gas Testing and Food amp Microbiological Testing

Qualified and experienced testing and inspection professionals who have been working in many diverse

industrial applications for numerous years in various countries

Associated with leading Lab in UAE Lonestar Technical Services staffed by professionals with several

years of work experience in their respective discipline in UAE Europe Asia ampUSA

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VISION amp MISSION

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

VISION STATEMENT

To be the leader in providing comprehensive high tech and multi -disciplinary testing amp

inspection services for the various industries in the Sultanate of Oman amp other countries

MISSION STATEMENT

It is the policy of this company to conduct i ts business in a manner which demonstrates

technical competence amp reliabil i ty while continuously improving amp providing a cost -

effective service for the laboratoryrsquos clients

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HSE POLICY

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

HSE POLICY

It is the policy of the Establishment that its operations are executed at all times in such a way to ensure the

health safety and welfare of the employees and other persons including customers subcontractors and

general public

The establishment accepts the responsibility for health safety and environment (HSE) and HSE matters are

considered in equal importance to other business Objectives To achieve our objectives Lonestar alpha

Laboratories maintains an integrated HSE management system

HSE OBJECTIVES

The establishment strive to maintain HSE standards through training encouraging interest and enthusiasm in

HSE and by developing personal responsibility for HSE

The establishment is committed to protect the environment and minimize the waste and emissions to the

environment

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories shall comply with the HSE legislations and regulations of the Sultanate of Oman

and our documented management system requirements

HSE policy will be communicated to all employees and other concerned parties and will be made available to

the public

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories will establish objectives and targets and will adopt a proactive approach to HSE

matters

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories is committed to review the effectiveness of the HSE policy and its objectives

periodically to ensure the compliance and continual improvement of its HSE performances

The Establishment shall provide all necessary resources to provide the safety of personnel and equipment as

per regulatory requirements

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QUALITY POLICY

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

QUALITY POLICY

It is the Policy of this Company to conduct its business in a good professional manner which

demonstrates technical competence and reliability while continuously improving and providing high

quality testing and cost-effective service for the laboratorys Customers For this purpose we have

established and implemented a formal quality system It is our goal that this commitment to quality will

result in complete customer satisfaction throughout our service This will be achieved by

Maintaining compliance to ISO 90012008 and ISO 170252005 and the technical requirements

Continual improvement in the effectiveness of the management system

Ensuring all staff familiarizes themselves with the content of the Quality Assurance Manual and

complies with the policies procedures and associated documentation and implement at all times

Providing a service built on a well established Quality Management System meeting the

requirements of both our clients and current regulations standards

Providing accurate and unbiased test results in accordance with the requirement of International or

National or Internal or Customer specified test method

Undertaking assignments only where it has the required competent staff and equipment which are

calibrated and maintained

Continuous improvement in key processes through involvement in applicable PTP Intra -

laboratory comparisons between analysts and inter laboratory programs

Building staff skills through training and providing career growth opportunities to all employees

Improving profitability of company in accordance with guidelines set by shareholders each year

Advising the customer where appropriate of potential problems detected as a result of tests or

investigation in a timely manner

QUALITY OBJECTIVES

Test Results shall be Accurate Quick and Reliable

Accept changes and continuously improve our services to meet Customer needs and expectations to enhance

the value to our Customers

Good Laboratory Practices shall be followed and maintain an environment for the protection of Personnel

Equipment and Customer properties

Continuous improvement and development of competence of personnel through awareness teamwork

education training communication and encouragement

Advanced methods and practices shall be adopted to enhance customer satisfaction

Management System is designed to meet the requirements of both Customers and RegulationsStandards

Achieve a total Customer Satisfaction

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COMPANY HIERARCHY

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES - ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

SCOPE OF TESTING

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SCOPE OF WORK

Type of Activity Scope of Tests

Civil Engineering

Construction Material

Mechanical Physical and Chemical Testing of Soil Aggregate Concrete

Cement Blocks Marble Tiles Water and other Construction Materials

Projects Quality Control

Establishment and Operation of Site Laboratories for Specific Projects

Evaluation and Assessment of Materials Quality for Projects Supervision of

Deep Foundation

Structural Evaluation

Non-destructive Diagnostics of Existing Civil structures amp Assessment for

Soundness Strength Deterioration amp Corrosion of Hardened Concrete in the

Existing RC Structures

Deep Foundation Testing

Testing Piles by Low Strain Integrity Testing

Geotechnical

Engineering

(Soil Investigations)

Field soil investigations for the purpose of assessing soil suitability for

building and civil constructions Engineering recommendations for the type

of foundation and bearing capacity Settlement analysis and monitoring

Slope stability analysis Soil and rock permeability tests Groundwater

analysis and monitoring

Highway amp Pavements

Visual inspection of the asphalt condition (defects assessment) Benkelman

Beam deflection measurements Extraction of cores in asphalt pavement

Saw cut asphalt slabs Dynamic Cone Penetration (DCP) measurements

Roughness measurements (IRI) by Roughometer CBR (lab amp In-situ)

Excavation of test pits Asphalt core laboratory analysis

Mechanical Corrosion and Metallurgical Engineering

Mechanical testing of metals welds and steel re-inforcement bars Chemical

analysis Procedure and Welder Qualifications Micro-structural evaluation

NACE Corrosion testing Failure Analysis In-situ Replica Metallography

Corrosion evaluation of SSDSS material Material Selection Manhole Cover

testing Testing of Non-metallics ndash Rubber HDPE GRP Geo-textile

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Chemical amp

Environmental

Engineering

Liquids amp Solids Sample analysis of liquids (domestic water groundwater seawater raw and

treated wastewater reverse osmosis marine discharge etc) and solids (soil

sludge sediment marine life plant tissue etc) Analysis of trace metals in

parts per billion in soil sludge and water Analysis of non-metallic inorganic

components Environmental analysis of organic constituents (BTEX PCB

PAH Phenols Volatile organic compounds Semi volatile organic

compounds etc) Analysis of Pesticides Dioxin amp Furan by using equipment

like GCGCMSFIDECD etc in accordance with International Standards

Metals amp Alloys Chemical composition of metals alloys corrosion products amp scales

Corrosion amp Scale Inhibitor Testing amp Evaluation Drilling Fluids Tests

Determination of different grade of Stainless Steel Carbon Steel Low Alloy

Steel Cast Iron brass Nickel Alloy Analysis of construction Rebar Zinc

Ingot Aluminium Cast Aluminium by using equipment ICPAAOESLECO

etc

Environmental

Monitoring

Effluent discharges amp drinking water compliances Ambient Air amp Stack

emission monitoring Industrial hygiene monitoring Commercial and

industrial indoor air quality Measurement of noise in dB in outdoor

workplace and from operating equipment Monitoring particulates in indoor

outdoor and workplace atmospheres Determination of Total Hydrocarbon

SO2 NO2 VOC Toxic Metals H2S Microbiological Toxic Metals Toxic

Gas and Total Suspended Matter in Internal Air Quality Monitoring

Moisture Velocity Flow NOX SO2 TPHCO2 CO Dioxin HF HCl and

Particulate in Stack Monitoring Ore Analysis Analysis of Nickel Iron Chromite Copper Dolomite Limestone and Gold

Silver Copper and other minerals using XRF ICP or by Wet Chemistry

Oil Analysis Physical and chemical analysis of crude and lube oils engine oil used engine

oil compressor oil hydraulic oil The analysis includes viscosity flash point

density cloud and pour point water content oil content salt colour total

acid number metals etc

TRANSFORMER OIL TESTING

Colour Acidity Water content Viscosity interfiscial Tension Break down

voltage complete gas analysis by TOGA GC Furan Particle size count and

PCBs in transformer analysis in accordance with ASTM BS ISO and

BSEN standard using standard equipment

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Food amp Microbiological Analysis

Microbiological analysis of food vegetables canned vegetables fish meat

meat products chicken sausage ketchup cooking oil mayonnaise cheese

chips cooked foods water and wastewater for CFU fecal coliforms fecal

streptococcus fungi nematods pseudomononas ligeonella etc in

accordance AOAC CMMEF ISO and CCFRA methods Cosmetics

Chemical and microbiological analysis of Hair Oil Vanishing Cream skin

Care lotion Soap Detergent and Hair cream as per the OMAN ministerial

requirement

Chemical analysis of Food

Protein Fiber moisture Toxic metals (lead cadmium Mercury selenium)

histamine Ash Content Fat content by standard method of chemical

analysis of food by David Pearson AOAC and ICP

Drinking water bottled and Unbottled

Chemical and microbiological Analysis of drinking water in accordance with

GULF standard Omani Standard WHO USEPA and international standard

including Bromate Bromide Chlorate Chlorite BTEX TRI Halo methane

VOC TPH metals and all other Carbonate Bi Carbonate and cations and

Anions using IC ICP GC amp GCMS

Paint

Solids Density SG Hg Pb VOC PCB drying time dry film thickness

wet film thickness adhesion strength etc in accordance with ASTM BS

BSEN DIN standard

Bitumen Penetration 25 Softening point Saybolt Furol Viscosity 25

Ductility 25 Water contents

CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIAL TESTING

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Our Civil Engineering Departments at Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah covers wide range of mechanical

physical and chemical testing of soil aggregate concrete concrete durability cement admixtures Microsilica

blocks asphalt bitumen tack coat prime coat marble tiles water and other Construction Materials The lab also

provides a laboratory testing support to our geotechnical Engineering Department

Covering Wide Areas of Oman

Observing the need to be close to the construction projects that spread all over Oman full ndashfledged civil

engineering material testing labs have been established by Lonestar Alpha to cover as many regions of Oman as

possible The presence of more local labs within each region should facilitate providing better services to our

clients and better control of work quality in such projects Our Civil Engineering laboratories are currently in

Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah In addition to these five labs Lonestar is capable of providing site labs for

major projects that require labs at their sites

Locations of Civil Engineering material testing labs that belongs to Lonestar Alpha in Oman

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Concrete Strength

The compressive strength of concrete is the most common performance measure used by the engineer in

designing buildings and other structures The compressive strength is measured by breaking cylindrical (or cube)

concrete specimens in a compression-testing machine Flexural strength is one of the tensile strength of concrete

Tensile strength along with elastic modulus and corrosion resistance is another important strength parameter of

engineering materials used in structures

Concrete Durability

While compressive strength is a good indicator of load resistance it isnt a major indicator of concrete durability

There is therefore a need for quick reliable tests for concrete durability that would have to go far beyond reliance

on such standard performance measures as 28-day compressive strength Three forms of water penetration tests

are commonly used namely BS EN 12390DIN 1048 Water Permeability BS 1881 Part 208 Initial Surface

Absorption (ISAT) and BS 1881 Part 122 Water Absorption There are two similar modified chloride diffusion

tests namely ASTM C1202 Chloride Penetration and AASHTO 277 Rapid Chloride Permeability Chloride

Migration Coefficient (NTB 492) is one of the latest test method recently we added in to our system

Soil Field Density (soil compaction)

Soil compaction is defined as the method of mechanically increasing the density of soil In construction this is a

significant part of the building process If performed improperly settlement of the soil could occur and result in

unnecessary maintenance costs or structure failure Almost all types of building sites and construction projects

utilize mechanical compaction techniques Therefore regular testing of soil compaction by independent

laboratories is extremely essential and important Sand Cone Test (ASTM D1556-07 and BS 1377-990) typical

field tests are performed for measuring degree of soil compaction)

Investigative Studies

It is often necessary to test concrete structures after the concrete has hardened to determine whether the structure

is suitable for its designed use The tests available for testing concrete range from the completely non-destructive

where there is no damage to the concrete through those where the concrete surface is slightly damaged to

partially destructive tests such as core tests where the surface has to be repaired after the test The range of

properties that can be assessed using non-destructive tests and partially destructive tests is quite large and includes

such fundamental parameters as density elastic modulus and strength as well as surface hardness and surface

absorption and reinforcement location size and distance from the surface

Deep Foundation Testing (Piles)

Confirmation of satisfactory construction of all pile types has lead to the development of practical inexpensive

and reliable dynamic testing techniques Let our lab be you independent pile testing specialist Low strain

integrity tests examine the response of a pile to a small hammer blow at the pile head The induced stress wave

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travels down the pile shaft and reflected waves from significant changes in pile shaft acoustic impedance are

registered by a transducer held against the pile head

Asphalt amp Bituminous Binder Testing New technologies increased construction liability and revised building standards have made quality asphalt

testing and inspection integral to the successful completion of todayrsquos construction projects Lonestar Alpha

provide asphalt testing services that evaluate asphalt binders asphalt mixtures and other derivatives of asphalt

geared for use in the construction industry

Site Laboratories amp Projects Quality Control

One of the problems which occur within the construction and civil engineering industry is the need to test

construction materials on site Lonestar Alpha has the full capacity to provide site laboratories for big projects

Experienced full-time supervisors lab technicians and assistant technicians will be devoted to run daily testing

activities of such site labs We can also furnish the labs with all necessary equipments and tools

LIST OF TESTS

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL TESTS

SOIL AGGREGATEROCK

Sampling of Soil samples Sampling of Aggregate samples

Wet Sieve Analysis Sieve Analysis

Hydrometer Analysis Sedimentation Clay Silt and Dust particles

Fines percentage Specific gravity Particle density

Classification of soils Water absorption

Liquid Limit amp Plastic Limit (Atterberg Limits) Bulk density (LooseRodded)

Plasticity Index Moisture content

Linear Shrinkage Clay lumps and Farible particles

Shrinkage limit by wax method Flakiness Index

Proctor compaction test (Light and Heavy) Elongation Index

CBR test (Soaked and unsoaked) Flat and Elongated particles

Specific gravity Particle density Shape Index

Moisture content Crushed broken fractured faces

Maximum and Minimum Index density Voided shell content

Bulk density Light weight particles

Direct Shear test (C and ɸ) Compaction fraction

1-D Odometer test (Consolidation properties

CvmvCc e0) Aggregate crushing value

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Swell Pressure test Aggregate Impact value

Free swell index Ten percent fines value

Permeability (Constant and Falling head method) Uncompacted void content

Unconfined compressive strength (UCS) Los angeles abrasion value

Sand Equivalent Value Drying and shrinkage

Electrical resistivity Sand equivalent value

Electrical conductivity Petrographic examination

Thermal resistivity Polished stone value

FIELD TESTS Coating and Stripping value

Plate Load test Soundness (Magnesium sulphate Sodium sulphate)

Insitu CBR test Alkali reactivity ndash Mortar bar method (3months

16days)

Dynamic Cone penetration Test (DCPT) Alkali reactivity ndash Rocky cylinder method

Compaction test by Sand replacement method Alkali reactivity ndash Chemical method

Rock fill compaction test by water fill method Organic Impurities

ROCK ASPHALT

Uniaxial Compressive Strength (UCS) Bitumen content and grading

Density Field Core thickness density and Compaction

Water absorption Asphalt coring - Insitu

Flexural strength Marshall stability amp Flow

Point load index Marshall density

Modulus of rupture Maximum theoretical density Gmm

Size amp Weight gradation - Insitu Loss of stability

Sodium sulphate crystallization CEMENT

Drop test - Insitu Fineness

Slake durability Initial and Final setting time

Saturation Coefficient and Porosity Normal consistency

CONCRETE Soundness by lechartlier method

Sampling of Fresh Concrete Compressive and flexural strength

Design mix Heat of hydration

Trial mix Complete chemical analysis

Fresh concrete temperature density amp Air

content Microsilica

Workability ndash Slump cone test Bleeding Density

Setting time of concrete Bulk density

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OTHER CIVIL TESTS

Rock Testing Rock Grading Breakage Index etc

Concrete Coring Drilling of concrete cores from existing structures

Destructive and Non Destructive Tests

Concrete structural evaluation by

Ultra sonic pulse velocity test

Rebound Hammer survey

Half cell potential analysis

Cover meter survey

Depth of carbonation

Bond Strength

Delamination survey

Crack mapping

Reinforcement examination

Corrosion rate measurement

Electrical resistivity in concrete

Compressive strength determination by drilling and testing core sample

Coating thickness

Pull off strength of concrete repair

Pile Tests Low Strain Integrity of Piles and witness of pile load test

Compressive strength of cubesCylindersCores Activity index

Tensile splitting strength Moisture content

Flexural Transverse strength Complete chemical analysis

Durability tests on concrete STEEL

Rapid Chloride Penetration Test (RCPT) Tensile and Elongation test

Initial Saturation Absorption Test (ISAT) Bend test

Water Permeability Rebend test

Water absorption Coating thickness

Chloride Migration test Holiday test

Modulus of elasticity Coating flexibility

Dimensions of Various Concrete BlocksTiles Complete chemical analysis

Water Absorption of Concrete Kerbs Channels

Edgings amp Flags ADMIXTURE

Dimension amp Compressive Strength Of Paving

Blocks Physical and Chemical test on admixtures

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CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalies

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi

carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulfate content of soil

Water soluble Sulfate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulfate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

Indepth carbonation of hardened concrete Indepth chloride penetration on hardened concrete

by dust sampling and analysis

LIST OF CIVIL EQUIPMENTS

General Equipments

Electronic Weighing balances of various capacities Standard calibration weights

Bouyancy balance system for specific gravity Desiccators

Digital Thermometers of various range Dial Thermometers of various range

Max Min Thermometers Wet amp Dry Thermometers

Pressure Gauges Digital Vernier Callipers

Hot Plates Vacuum Pumps

Air Compressor Sand Bath Water bath

Humidity Chamber Load Rings of different capacity

Dial indicators of various range Digital Dial Indicators

Feeler strips Straight Edges

Magnetic stands Cube Mould (150150150 mm)

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Riffle Boxes Drying Ovens

Soil Aggregate and Rock Testing Lab

BS amp ASTM Test Sieves Sieve Shakers

Cone Penetrometers for Liquid Limit Casagrande Apparatus for Liquid Limit

Shrinkage Limit Apparatus Hydrometer test apparatus

Direct Shear Test Appaatus BS ASTM Proctor Rammers

BS ASTM Proctor Moulds BSASTM CBR Moulds amp Appartus

Multi Speed Compression Machine 50 kN Field CBR Apparatus

ASTM Sand cone Apparatus BS large amp Small Pouring Cylinder

Plate bearing Test Apparatus Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP)

Nuclear Density Gauge Electric Resistivity Meter

Speedy Moisture Apparatus Bulk Density Containers

Flakiness amp Elongation Gauges Los Angeles Abrasion Machines

Sand Equivalent Test Sets Jaw Crusher

Rock cutting Saw Drying Shrinkage Apparatus

Point load Index Tester Slake Durability Apparatus

Aggregate Impact Value Apparatus Aggregate Crushing Ten percent Fines Value Apparatus

1-D odometer for consolidation Flow Cone

Max Min Index density equipment Soil Permeability apparatus

Concrete amp Cement Testing lab

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Compression

machines of Various Capacities

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Flexural Testing

machines of Various Capacities

Density containers for Fresh concrete Density Air content meters for Fresh concrete Air content

Concrete Mortar Penetrometers for Setting Time of

Fresh concrete

Concrete Mixers for Trial Mix

Cube Beam Cylinder Moulds Sulphur compound melting pot

Cylinder capping frame Rapid Chloride Penetration Test Apparatus

Half Cell Potential Test Apparatus Concrete Cover meter

Concrete Resistivity meter Rebound hammer

Pull-Off Strength Tester Ultrasonic pulse Velocity Tester

Concrete Flow Meter Specimen Cutting Machine

Core Drilling Machines Diamond Core Bits of different diameter

Micro-coring equipment Blaine Air permeability Apparatus

Fly ash fineness Apparatus Vicat Apparatus

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Ultrasonic Coating Cover Meter (DFT) Le Chatelier Apparatus for Cement Soundness

Calorimeter for heat of hydration Jolting Apparatus

Cement Mortar Mixer Initial Surface Absorption Apparatus

Compression amp Flexural Testing machine for Cement

Strength

Chloride Migration Coefficient Testing apparatus

Water Absorption of Concrete under pressure Mortar Consistency apparatus

Asphalt Testing laboratory

Bitumen Extractor Theoretical maximum Specific Gravity Apparatus

Marshall Compaction Stand amp Rammer Marshall Moulds

Marshall Stability amp Flow Testing machine Asphalt Coring machine

KEY STAFF AT CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Hukam Chand Country Manager Civil BA 36

Naresh Paladugu Technical Manager - Muscat MTech ndash GeoTechnical

Engineering (Civil) 11

Dijesh M D Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

SumeshC Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Srinivasa RaoP Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 10

Naveen Dhiman Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Rakesh M Branch Manager - Sohar BSc 16

Mohammed Al Futaisi Asst Manager BSc 8

Arun S Anand Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Seetharam VS Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Ajeesh Kumar Senior Lab Technician BSc 9

MD Francis Branch Manager - Salalah Civil Engineering 39

Dhamotharakannan Senior Lab Technician B Tech Civil Engineering 3

Tomiyo Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor -

Duqm BSc 10

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MAJOR CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Contractor

Construction of Batinah Expressway(Package 1 to 6)

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Nagarjuna construction company international

Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

Oman Industrial Complex - VALE

Towel Construction

Teejan Trading amp Contracting

Galfar Engineering

LampT Oman

Barka Desalination Plant Douglas OHI Sohar Development Hotel (Crown Plaza) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting TOYOTA Showroom in Liwa Galfar Engineering amp Contracting Expansion of Sohar Beach Hotel Gulf Home Contracting

Social Houses in Liwa

Sam Trading Hussain Fahdil Partners Eastern Moon Contracting

Sohar Multiplex Towel Construction Rehabilitation of Sewerage Network and STP in

Buraimi

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

IWP Desalination Plant at SUR Bahwan Engineering amp Contracting Maritime Works on Construction of New Port in

Duqm CCC-STFA-JDN

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Douglas OHI Salam Resort amp Spa (Dredging Work) CCC Bank Muscat Headquarter Building Galfar Engineering amp Contracting PDO Headquarter Building Al-Hajery Trading

Duqm Dry Dock Daewoo Co Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Duqm Desalination Plant

Larsen amp Tubro

Road Bridges from Sarooj to Qurayat

Fedirici Stirling Batco

Road Work at Rahat Al-Andar Farm

Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises

Al-Moultaqa Residential Complex Dawood Contracting

Diabetic Health Centre Premier International

Oncology Wards amp Day care centre at Royal

Hospital Premier International

Psychiatric Hospital Bahwan Engineering Genetic Hospital Ay_tek Construction (Oman) LLC Sea Front Development Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises Car Museum at Barka Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Expansion of Barka Reservoir and Transmission

Facility Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Arsquo Seeb Wastewater Treatment Project Al Hassan Engineering Oman Maritime College at Sohar Al-Khalili Enterprises

Buildings at Sohar University Al-Hajery Trading

Construction of New Villa and Associated Facilities

at Bahjat Al-Anthar Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport (MC1) CCC ndash TAV Joint Venture

RAFO ndash Muscat Airport Desert Line Project

Development of Muscat International Airport -

Supply of Dredged material Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Duqm Airport Phase 1 Desert Line Project

Sub Station at DankWadi Saa Larsen amp Toubro Oman

Court Complex at Buraimi Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Sohar Douglas OHI

Al Buraimi Colleage Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

ROP Building at Buraimi Nafal Trading

Al Buraimi Public park Business amp Trading

Health Centre at Nizwa Business amp Trading

Ground Improvement Work at Sohar Port Soletanche Bachy (France)

Duraline ME Factory at Sohar Shaksy Engineering

Health Centre at Sohar Dawood Construction Co

Health Centre at Rahab Al Dahleez International LLC

Health Centre at Saham Al Bady Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Rustaq Carillion Alawi

Asian beach Game Package II Carillion Alawi

Majilis Oman Carillion Alawi

Health Centre at Al Ajaiz CIVIL CO

MTL ndash AL Mawaleh Third Line CCC Oman LLC

Oman Residence Complex ndash Al Khuwair Douglas OHI

Silver House ndash Ghala Douglas OHI

Oman Airbase at Musannah Douglas OHI

Sheraton Hotel Refurbishment Douglas OHI

Oman Dental College Douglas OHI

PAC Fahud Extension Phase II Douglas OHI

Radio Stations at Barka Bidaya and Bahla Premier International Projects

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Qalhat Desalination and Water Supply Project Towell Infrastructure Projects Company

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Towell Construction

ArsquoSeeb Sewage Collection and Conveyance System

Al-Khoudh Gravity Sewer Networks

United Gulf Contracting Company

Office amp Stores Complex at Seeb Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Dualization of Bousher Al Amerat Road Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Muscat Expressway Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Bait Al Barakah Rayaheen Hall amp Museum Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Car Museum at bait Al Barakah Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Suwaiq Fishing harbour International Contracting amp Engineering

Services

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Duqm Port Complex

Jan De Nul Dredging Ltd

Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Ministry of manpower Building at Airport Height Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Glorei Maktabi2 Commercial Building at Al

Wattayah

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Oman Botanic Garden Phase-III Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

3311kV Primary Sub Station at Al Muna amp Al

Ansab

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

22033kv Grid Substation amp Transmission Line at As

Sawady (Blue City Area)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Primary Substation at Jibroo Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

13233kV Grid Station at Misfah Area Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Flyover Widening and Junction Improvement at

Athaiba

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Dualization of Ghala ndash Al Ansab Road Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Al Amerat ndash Quriyat Road Nagarjuna Construction Company

Houses at different location in Quriyat Nagarjuna Construction Company

Construction of Bridge Across Wadi Bani Hinay at

Wilayat of Al Rustaq Abu Hatim Company LLC

Construction of State Audit Institution Head Quarters

Building in Muscat Al Bustan Area Abu Hatim Company LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Nakhal amp Sumail Abu Hatim Company LLC

Proposed main entrance amp boundary wall at samoud

garrisonHalban Al Ansari Contractors

CPF Road Khazzan Al EZ Trading Transport amp Contracting Co

LLC

Health Center at Nizwa Al Badi Trading

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Sumail Al Badi Trading

RAH Masjed amp Sablah for PDO Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Al Seeb Waste Water project Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Emergency Water Resrvoir Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Construction of Independent Power Plant Project

Roads(Barka-3) Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Renal Dialysis Center at Seeb Al khalili Construction LLC

Supply Hanger Rafo Mussannah Al khalili Construction LLC

Construction of Barracks accommodation at Airport

Heights Al Nahdha -Al Omaniah Co LLC

Proposed Sports Facilities for Security unitAl

Khoudh Al Rawahi International Co LLC

Remedial Works to Bridges Phase - 4A

(RUAWorks A Side) Al Sarooj Construction LLC

MohdAl Ameen Mosque-External Work Package Al Turki Enterprises

Regional Head Quarters at Ibri amp Rustaq Al Turki Enterprises

Proposed Officers Bedsit Masirah Alyam Enterprises LLC

Accomodation Complex (Kitchen amp Dining)Bid

Bid Police station Building-1 Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Officers Bed sit Sumail Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Multi - Purpose Hall Bahla Al Hamra Mudhaibi Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

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amp Al Khamil

Innovation Park Muscat Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Al Hail Green Residential Developments Phase - 1 Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

3 X 20 MUA Primary Sub Station Ghala Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

Construction of New HLD Class room PDO Bahwan Engineering Company

Mixed use development at Bausher Carillion Alawi LLC

Roual Opera House Carillion Alawi LLC

Al Khairan Hotel Resort amp Spa Carillion Alawi LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

Majlis Oman Carillion Alawi LLC

Construction of Muscat Airport Interchange on 18th

Nov Street

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Construction of Underpass at Bait Al Barka

RA(CUB Project)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Design amp Construction of Al Mahaj RA Interchange

and related drainage amp Road works

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Dualization of Farq Roundabout - Marfarsquoa Daris

Road

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Grade Separated Junction Project stage 1 Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

3rd laning of the Main Road from Al Mawaleh

Interchange to Bait Al Barka RA-Lot(1)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

MEDC - Head Office building Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Jabal Al- AKhadar Resort Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Proposed Villa at Royal Flight Residential Complex

at Seeb Dawood Contracting Company LLC

3rd Laning of the M Road from Al Mawaleh

Intrsquochange to Bait Al Barka RA(Lot-2) Desert Line project LLC

Dualization of Nizwa Ibri Road Sec-2 from Jabrin to

Ibri Option 2 Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Asphalt Road from Al Haisha in

Wilayat Bahla to Hamra Al Duru in Wilayat IBRI Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Water Supply to Wilayat Wadi Bani

Khalid Desert Line project LLC

Additional amp Alteration works at Al falaji Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Armoury Magazine at ROP Academy Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Construction of Pump Shed Room and Reatin Wall Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Fanja Sports Club Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

HQ for Ammunition stores at MAM Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Immigration Complex at Nizwa Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

New building for CDC Department at Rustaq

Hospital complex Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

VIF Complex at Mudhaibi Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Design amp Construction of Additional Interchanges

for Al Mubaila South Federic Stirling Batco LLC

13233KV Substation amp Associated OHL Ghala

amp AL Khamil Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

NHC Royal Hospital Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Inflight Catering Facilities Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Design amp Construction of Al-Faroosiya Street

Interchange Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Border Post complex at Rub Al Khali Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgradation of IzkiMuthaibiRustaq Grid station Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Accident and Emergency + Burns Department

at Khoula Hospital Phase -8 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Thumrait Road(IZZ-Adam

Section) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Ibri RoadSec2 from Jabrin

to Ibri ndash 1 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Ras Al Hadd Airport Development Project Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Safah and Wadi Latham Oilfield Services

Construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgrade of Mukhaizna Airfield ndash New Runway

construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Construction of Water Distribution network

Rustaq Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Darsait STP Project Galfar-Cadagua JV

Barrack Accomodation Suwaiq Gulf International Contracting LLC

Al Hamriya storm water drainage channel Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Annexe Building for Supreme Council for Planing Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Oman National Centre for treatment of

Haematological Disorder amp Bone Marrow Transplant

Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Construction of Jr Rate Accomodation Block

Wudam Iskan Contracting Company LLC

8 JOQ at MAM Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Military Technical College District Cooling System Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Al Amerat Waste Water Project Contract A 2 JV Arab Contractors amp WUEC

Darsait Al Wadi Al Kabir Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

MGI Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Al Athaibah Interchange Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Construction of 13233kv Grid Station at Amrat

Construction of 132kv Grid Station at Mabella - 2

and Installation of Required 132kv Overhead

Line132kv Cables in Muscat Governorate (Tender

No 1432012)

Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

6 Class Rooms to Zainab Al Asadiya School at Al

Amerat Mansoor Al Masroory

Proposed 14 classroom - Girls basic education

School at QalhatSur Mansoor Al Masroory

Accomodation at Adam Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Wudam Naval Base Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Construction of 3311KV Primary Sub Station at

Saraya Bandar Jissah

Oman National Engineering amp Investment

Co(SOAG)

Bait Al Barka Viewing Platform amp Sea wall Oman Shapoorji Construction Co LLC

Construction of Medium Wave Radio Transmission

Station in Barkabahla amp Buraimi Premier International Project LLC

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Al Batinah Coastal Housing Project

barkaMusanna amp Suwaiq Radic Construction Company LLC

Commercial amp Residential Building at Mumtaz area Shaksy Engineering Services LLC

Dualization of Ibri ndash Al Dariz-Miskin Road Strabag Oman LLC

Re-Build of Air strip existing at Rusail amp Sayq Strabag Oman LLC

Wadi Minqal amp Wadi Bani Jaber Asphalt Road

Section - 1 Strabag Oman LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section -

1Package 1 - B STFA-HLG JV

Civil Work Services for Safah (B-09) Wadi Latham

(B-27) Fields Special Technical Services

Gas Processing Plant at Abu Tubul Block 60 Special Technical Services

EPC of RAH Substation STS Tebodin LLC

Treated Effluent Supply to Al Riyam amp Kalbou

Parks Teejan Trading amp Contracting

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

MC 4a ndash Civil Aviation Head Quarters Towell Construction amp Company LLC

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

Expansion of Distrib Network Seeb Wilyat ndash Seeb Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Water Distribution Network for Wilyat -AL Qabil amp

Ibra Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Construction of Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Expressway Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

BP Oman - Khazzan Project Al EZ TradingTransport amp Contracting CoLLC

Kempinski HotelThe Wave Muscat Carillion Alawi LLC

Upgrading of Sinaw-Mahout Road Section-02 Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway (Halban Junction) Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway-Package-2 Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC)

Major Site laboratories

Project Contractor

Head Quarter Building for PDO at MAF Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport ndash

Supply of dredged material

Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Expeditionary Tent Beddown Area at Masirah Island

Cosmopolitan ndash EMTA Joint Venture

BP ndash Pipeline Installation amp Site Construction Galfar Engineering

Rehabilitation Works (Roads Bridges) at Quriyat Federcei Stirling Batco

Health Centre at Saham Al Badi Trading amp Construction

Sohar Bulk Jetty Oman Operation Saipem ndash Afcons Joint Venture

PDO ndash SNDC Project at Qurn Alam

Al Hassan Engineering

2nd Asian Beach Game 2010 at Wudam Carillion Alawi LLC

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Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Health Centre at Rahab

Al Dahleez International LLC

Sohar Bulk Jetty Project

Saipem- Afcons Joint Venture

Court Complex at Rustaq

Carillion Alawi LLC

PDO Bahja ndash Plot Development

Sayouh Mahwees Trd amp Cont Co LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid Sur Road Astaldi ndash Ozkar JV and STFA-HLG JV

ROP ndash Sidab Harbour Project Carillion Alawi LLC

Salalah International Airport LampT Galfar Contortion

Construction of Al Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Express way Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 5 FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

Air traffic control at Masira Darim Construction company LLC

Transfer station at Fanza Malik Sohar

STF Complex -Suwaiq Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Ras Al Hamra Development Project (RAH - 435) Al Turki Enterprises LLC

Zulia Power plant (PDO) Al Hassan Engineering LLC

SNCP Qurnalam Al Hassan Engineering LLC

RAH International School Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A

Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Halban prade ground project (SSF) Trading amp Investment LLC

Jabel Akhthar Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

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Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

SUR IPP Douglas OHI

MC-5 Salalah International Airport L amp T India and L amp T Oman

MC-5 Salalah International Airport Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Shadeed Iron amp Steel L amp T Oman

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Health Centre Ibri Master Bin Karam

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

Trasnsfer Station SUR Mallak Sohar

Dualization of Mahdha-AL Rawdha Road

Buraimi

Premier International

Duqm Port Road Strabag Oman LLC

Mall of Oman - Package - 2 SPCCC

Dualization of Adam - Thumrait Road Part - 2

(ATD Project)

CCC (Oman) LLC

Durability Test of Concrete such as Chloride Migration Test and Rapid Chloride Permeability Test

Field Compaction test is used to provide the basis for control the fill material compaction

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Rapid chloride penetration test for concrete to asses the chloride ion penetration

Durability Test of Concrete such as Water Penetration Test

Permeability Apparatus Constant amp Falling Head for Granular ampClaySilt

Transverse Strength of Kerb Stone

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Non Destructive Structural Investigation

Exposure of foundation for visual inspection and NDT

Cover meter surevy Test indicates position of reinforecemnt bars hardned concrete

Ultra sonic pulse velocity measurement to assess the uniformity of concrete Detects internal flaws cracks and segregation etc

Rebound Hammer test to find the insitu concrete strength Surface hardness

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Direct Shear test to find the cohesion(C) and angle of internal friction(ɸ) in soil samples

Insitu concrete coring to determine the compressive strength

Marshall stability test for asphalt mixes

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

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Lonestar Alpha Labs undertake onshore amp offshore ground investigations for a wide variety of civil and

industrial construction infrastructure and pipeline projects We pride ourselves by adopting the same

professional approach to both large multi-disciplinary investigation projects as well as small simple structures

Our Investigation is supervised by highly qualified amp experienced geotechnical engineers and geologists

General Geotechnical Engineering Services

Design and planning of ground investigations

Settlement Monitoring

Foundation Designs and Proof Checking

Design of Reinforced Earth Structures

Design of Deep Foundations (Piles Well) amp Mat Foundations

Borehole drilling amp soil investigations (SPT)

Dynamic Cone Penetration Testing (DCPT)

Static Cone Penetration Test with pore-pressure measurement (CPTU)

Sample coring and analysis

Down hole and Cross Hole Seismic Tests

Trial pitting and trenching

Slope stability analysis amp studies

Pumping Tests and permeability Lugeon Tests

Double Ring Infiltrometer Tests

Plate bearing Tests and in-situ CBRs

Electrical Resistively Test

Thermal Resistivity Test

Resistively Profiling amp Resistivity Mapping

Groundwater Monitoring Sampling and Analysis

Preparation of factual and interpretative reporting

Soil Investigations

Soil Geotechnical investigations are performed by geotechnical engineers to obtain information on the physical

and mechanical properties of soil and rock around a site to design earthworks and foundations for proposed

structures and for repair of distress to earthworks and structures caused by subsurface conditions A geotechnical

investigation includes surface exploration and subsurface exploration of a site Our rigs are cable to drill vertical

holes down to 400m and inclined holes down to 200m below existing ground level

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Soil sampling using variety of samplers to collect disturbed samples relatively undisturbed samples and

undisturbed samples Samplers such as Hand Shovel Machine driven auger continuous flight auger Split-

Spoon SPT sampler Shelby Tube Sampler Piston Sampler

Laboratory tests

A wide variety of laboratory tests performed on soils and rocks to measure different properties

Although detailed list of laboratory testing is presented in Civil section some of the typical tests involved in the

investigation are given below

Water Content

Particle size Analysis Grain Size Distribution

Sedimentation Hydrometer analysis

Atterberg limits

California Bearing Ratio (CBR)

Direct Shear Test

Oedometer Test (Consolidation)

Swelling Pressure Test

Tri-axial Test

Unconfined Compressive Strength

Chemical Analysis of Soil and Water

In-Situ geotechnical tests

Standard Penetration Test (SPT) - in-situ standard penetration test designed to provide information on the

properties of soil while also collecting a disturbed soil sample for grain-size analysis and soil classification

Dynamic Cone Penetration Test (DCPT) - in-situ dynamic cone penetration test designed to provide

information on the properties of sub soil of natural ground or for pavement DCPT is useful to determine the in-

situ CBR and subgrade modulus

Cone Penetration Test (CPT) ndash standard Cone Penetration Test is performed using an instrumented probe

with a conical tip pushed into the soil hydraulically at a constant rate CPT instrument records tip resistance

friction resistance along the sleeve and pore-pressure measurement For bigger sites usually the CPTs are

performed in combination with drilling of boreholes to correlate so that the investigation is economical and

appropriate CPT data interpretation is used for correlation of soil properties and also to determine Soil Bearing

Capacity (SBC)

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Constant head Falling head permeability tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability)

of different types of soil is the most important step in designing any groundwater control system The knowledge

of this property is much useful in solving problems involving yield of water bearing strata seepage through

earthen dams stability of earthen dams and embankments of canal bank affected by seepage settlement etc The

falling head method of determining permeability is used for soil with low discharge where as the constant head

permeability test is used for coarse-grained soils with a reasonable discharge in a given time For very fine-

grained soil capillarity permeability test is recommended

Lugeon Test or Packer Tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability) of different types of

rocks is a key step in designing any groundwater control system in a rock We do perform Packer Permeability

Tests in Rocks

Groundwater Monitoring

Our geotechnical field staffs are well trained for installing Piezometers and groundwater monitoring Piezometers

are two types viz Type-1 is Standpipe Piezometer and Type-2 is Vibrating-Wire Piezometers Standpipe

piezometer facilitates Groundwater levels measurement using dip meter or water level indicators while VW

piezometers are useful for monitoring Pore-Water pressures continuously using special devices attached to data

loggers

Groundwater Samples can be collected for analysis in the chemical and microbiological lab Routine drinking

water analysis trace metals and organic parameters can be tested and evaluated

Slope Stability Studies

The field of slope stability encompasses the analysis of static and dynamic stability of slopes of earth and rock-fill

dams slopes of other types of embankments excavated slopes and natural slopes in soil and soft rock Lonestar

Alpha can provide slope stability investigation analysis (including modelling) and design mitigation which can

be completed by our well trained and qualified geologists and geotechnical engineers

Settlement Monitoring

Settlement Monitoring surveys is performed to determine the degree of horizontal and vertical displacement of

structures pavements and embankments over a defined period Severe pavement damage and structural failure

can be a direct result of settlement and therefore it is critical that movement be detected and measured Our Senior

Engineering Surveyors and Geotechnical Engineers are available to assist you with the development and

implementation of a monitoring system to suit individual requirements

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Other Geotechnical Field Tests

Plate Load Tests

In-Situ CBR Tests

Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Soil Thermal Resistivity Tests

Pile Integrity Tests

Infiltration Rate Tests using Double Ring Infiltrometer

Geotechnical Field Tests

Geophysical seismic tests are useful to determine dynamic soil rock properties which will be used in

design of machine and any other vibrating equipment foundations

Two typical seismic tests performed as part of the geotechnical investigations are

Downhole seismic test and

Crosshole seismic test

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LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL TESTS

LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING EQUIPMENTS

Drilling Rigs Desco Inc 2No SP4500S amp 3No

SP3500S (crawler)

Split-Spoon Sampler

Drilling Rig Ellettari EK100S amp EK 200S (crawler) Piston Type Samples

Drilling Rigs Truck Mounted Vibrating Wire Piezometers Devices amp Loggers

Drilling Rods Tricone Bits

Standard SPT sets and rods Tungsten Carbide Drilling Bits (96mm amp 101mm amp

above)

Single Double amp Triple Tube Core Barrels ndash

Conventional amp Wireline system

Diamond Bits Surface amp Impregnated (96mm amp

101mm amp above) ndash Conventional amp Wireline system

Shelby Tubes Automatic Water level Meter

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Test equipment (DCPT) Bailers for Groundwater Sampling

Down-The-Hole Hammer (DTH Hammer) Packer Test Apparatus

Surveying Equipments (Auto Levels Total Station

GPS and Accessories)

Variable Geotechnical Softwares (gINT etc)

Thermal Resistivity Test Apparatus (KD2 Pro) Electrical Resistivity Test Apparatus (Nillson)

SUBSURFACE SOIL ROCK GROUNDWATER

Soil Investigation Drilling in Soils and Rocks

Bearing Capacity amp Settlement Analysis Slope Stability Analysis

Trial Pits Standard Penetration Test - SPT

Permeability in Soil (Falling Constant Head) Dynamic Cone Penetration Test - DCPT

Permeability in Rock (Lugeon Packer Test) Infiltration Rate Tests

Groundwater Monitoring and Sampling Installation of Inclinometers amp Pressure Meters

In-situ CBR Tests Installation of Piezometers

Soil Swelling Tests Plate Load Tests

Vane Shear Tests Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Down Hole Seismic Tests Cross Hole Seismic Tests

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KEY STAFF AT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

J Pavan Kumar Sr Geotechnical Engineer MTech - Geotechnical 8

Tauseef anwar Geologist MSc Geology 5

Bahrudeen assain

Mohammed Geologist MSc Geology 5

Anjali Geologist BSc in Geology 8

Imran Ishaq Engineering asst Dip Civil 5

Mohammed Al-Ansari Logistics and Supervisor High School 10

Ameen Khalfan Field Coordinator High School 8

Abdullah Field Coordinator High School 5

Rit Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 15

Purna Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 16

Rajan Basnet Drilling Operator High School 10

Subarna Paija Drilling Operator High School 11

Lil Bahadur Sr Mechanic High School 11

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RECENT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Client Consultant No of Boreholes

Oman National Railway

Project Segments 2 amp 6

Italferr SpA MOTC 65 BH 80 TP amp

Piezometers

Bunker Terminal at Duqm Oman Oil Marketing Co

(OOMC)

Worley Parsons Oman

Engineering (WPOE)

10 BH amp MASW

survey

Mahdah ndash Rawdah Road

Dualization project

Premier International Mott McDonald 22 BH 15 TP amp

Slope stability

Yibal-Khuff FEED project Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

95 BH 45 TP amp 11

Downhole seismic

Well pad stability

investigations at Fahud

Mabrouk Khulud West D

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

18 BH

Batinah Expressway Pkg 3 Simplex Infrastructure Parsons International

MOTC

79 BH

Adam ndash Thumrait

Dualization Project

Parsons International MOTC 150 BH 365 TP

Lime Calcination project at

Salalah

Carmeuse Inc - 15 BH 10 TP amp

Diagraphy drilling

Duqm Area A B amp C Sultan Qaboos University

(SQU)

SEZAD 65 BH amp 20 TP

Various Substation projects

in all Governorates

Dawood Engineering

Consultancy

Mezoon Electricity 50 BH 25 TP 50

ERTs

Chromite Quarry Drilling Arabian Gulf Trading - 7 BH

Transmission line at Taqah Rukun Al Yaqeen Int Mott McDonald 50 BH amp 61 TP

Izz ndash Adam Road

Dualization Project

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

25 BH amp 8 TPs

Bid bid ndash Sur Road

Dualization Project

Astaldi ndash Ozkar Joint

Venture

Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

89 BH 8 TPs

Piezometers

Water Distribution Network

at Al Amerat

Taeyoung ndash Hasan Juma

Baker JV

Sogreah Consultants 25 BH 130 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Taxiway and Airlift Ramp

at Al Musannah Airbase

American International

Contractors Inc

- 34 BH amp 62 TP

Water Distribution Network

at Al Khoud

Towell Infrastructure

Projects Co LLC

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

11 BH 7 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Interchanges btn Airport amp

Muscat Expressway

Soares Da Costa ndash Oman

United Engg Services JV

Parsons International 15 BHs amp 10 TP

Oman Botanic Garden Diwan Royal Court Alatec (Spain) 75 BH

Qurayiat-Al-Amerat Road Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

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Tunnel

Al-Haffa District

Development Infrastructure

Dohfar Municipality Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

11 BH

Piezometers

Salam Resort amp Spa in Yiti

Muscat

Sama Dubai Halcrow International 58 BH

amp Piezometers

Al-Ansab STP Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Khatib AlAmi 6 BH

Limestone Quarry for

Doqoum Dry Dock

Daewoo Co Daewoo Co 6 BH

Barka Water Reservoir

Expansion Works

Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Mott Mac Donald 12 BH

Soil Resistivity

Information Centers at

Nizwa amp Ibri

Ministry of Higher

Education

Development Services amp

Maintenance

6 BH

Irrigation System Plan for

Dhofar Municipality

Dhofar Municipality Consulting Engineering

Services

7 BH

Infiltration Tests

Cyclone Damage

Rehabilitation Works in Ras

Al-Hadd

CCC Parsons International Investigation for

Ground

Improvement

Soil Resistivity OMIFCO - Soil Resistivity

Seeb Cornice Road

Improvement Bridges

Muscat Municipality Atkins 7 BH

Dualization FarqNizwa to

Marfaa Daris Road

Ministry of Transport and

Communication

Parsons International 18 BH

Dualization of Al Kharjiah

Street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

Bidbid Sur Road Sec-1 MOTC Dar Al Handasah 31 BH Piezometers

120TPs

Flood Protection Dams-

Liwa and Shinaz Area

Ministry of water

resources and regional

municipalities

Renardet amp Fitchner 29 BH 40 TPs

Housing at Hail Al Ghaf

Quriyat

Muscat Municipality - 10 BH amp 10 TPs

132kV OHL from Harweel

to Thumrait

Petroleum Development

Oman

Worley Parsons 11 BH 11TPs amp ERT

132kV OHL from Dank to

Al Hail

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

43 BH 20 TPs amp

ERT

132kV OHL from Al Wasit

to Buraimi Grid Ss

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

27 BH 11TPrsquos amp

ERT

Al Athaiba Junction

Improvements

Muscat Municipality Parsons Intl Co 12 BH 7 TP Asphalt

Coring

Third Laneing from Bait Al Muscat Municipality Parsons International 35 BH 34 TP

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Barka to Mabelah Asphalt Coring

Design and construction of

Dualization of Al Murtaffa

street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 26 BH 15 TP

Asphalt Coring

Proposed Tower

Constructions in OMAN

Ministry of Broadcasting Rohde amp Schwarz 16BH

EPC of power plant Daleel

Facility

L amp T Electromech Mott Mac Donald 7 BH 10TP ERT

Royal Suite at Haima and

Emergency block

Dewan of Royal Court Tebodin amp Partners LLC 4BH 4TP

Navigation Aids System

Muscat International

Airport and Salalah Airport

Thales Deutschland

Germany

Thales Deutschland

Germany

6BH 5ERT

Upgrade of DPS amp B-Block

facility Daleel oil Fields

Daleel Petroleum Attila Dogan 4BH 2ERT

13233kV Grid Station at

Quriyat

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 4BH TPs

132kV OHL from Quriyat

to Jahloot

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 60BH 60TPs 60ERT

Supreme Court at Al

Ghubra Guest House

Royal Court Affairs

Royal Estates The Palace

Consulting Engineering

Services LLC

12BH TPs

GEOTECH DRILLING RIGS

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DESCO SP4500S Rigs DESCO SP3500S Rigs

Site Work Photographs

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash AREA A B amp C at Duqm

Client SEZAD Consultant SQU

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Yibal Khuff Project at Yibal

Client Galfar Engg amp Cont Consultant PDO

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Inclined Coring at Chromite Mine near Sumail

Client Arabian Gulf Trading

GEOTEC

HNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Oman National Railway Project

Segments 2 amp 6

Client MOTC Consultant Italferr SpA

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR

BARKA WATER RESERVOIR EXPANSION

Client Galfar Consultant Mott Mac Donald

SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATION BIDBID-SUR ROAD

SECTION 1

Client MOTC Consultant Dar Al Handasah Shair amp Partners

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR SEEB-CORNICHE ROAD

IMPROVEMENT BRIDGE 6 MUSCAT

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Atkins

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR 132KV OHL FROM DANK

TO AL HAIL amp 132KV OHL FROM SIBETHA TO BURAIMI

Client CivilCo Consultant Mott Mac Donald Energoprojekt

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR FLOOD PROTECTION DAMS

SHINAZ AREA ndash HATTA-A HATTA-B FAYDH amp BIDAH

Client MRMWR Consultant Fitchner amp Renardet

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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FLYOVER WIDENING AND JUNCTION IMPROVEMENTS AT AL ATHAIBA INTERCHANGE

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THIRD LANING OF MAIN ROAD FROM AL MAWELAH INTERCHANGE TO BAIT AL BARKHA RA

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

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SURVEYING WITH TOTAL STATION EQUIPMENT FOR

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PURPOSES

ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY TEST

RESISTIVITY MAPPING amp RESISTIVITY PROFILING

PIEZOMETER INSTALLATION INCLINED DRILLING WITH PACKER TEST

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL amp

MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTING

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Lonestar Alpha Lab provides a full range of chemical environmental and microbiological analytical services to

industrial engineeringconsulting and government clients throughout the Sultanate of Oman Lonestar Alpha

analytical expertise includes organic and inorganic analyses of water soil air food and many other matrices The

lab production capability capacity and advancement of instrumentation ensure the reliability and performance

needed to successfully deliver major analytical projects Instruments are dedicated to specific matrices and

analyses to prevent cross contamination Our reports are fully supported by QAQC deliverables designed to meet

the requirements of the regulatory program for which the data will be utilized Our reports are designed for ease-

of-results interpretation as well as efficient validation of the support data

TESTING DIFFERENT MATRICES

DomesticFormationGroundReclamation Water

Desalination Water amp Marine Samples

Marine Life

Plant Tissue

Reverse Osmosis

Soils amp Sediments

Food Products

Metal Samples

Concrete Products

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WaterWastewater Metallic Constituents

WaterWastewater Organic Constituents

Water Cations amp Anions

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

Stack amp Process Emission Monitoring

Indoor Air Quality

Contamination Pollution Studies Environmental Chemistry organics inorganics metals

Analytical chemistry using AAS XRF OES IRC and wet chemistry

Noise amp Vibration Monitoring

Microbiological Analysis

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AMBIENT AIR amp STACK EMISSION MONITORING

CO amp CO2

Hydrogen Sulfide

Hydrocarbons

Metal Particulates

NOx SOx

Oxygen

Volatile Organic Compounds

Dioxin amp Furion

MICROBIOLOGICAL AIR QUALITY MONITORING

Bacteria(CFUm3

Moulds (CFUm3)

Identification of Microorganisms up to Species level

INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ)

Lonestar Alpha leads the way in Indoor Air Quality Services with our dedicated team of field staff and the latest

equipment We are equipped to investigate chemical and biological exposure situations

IAQ Air Monitoring Services

VOCs and SVOCs

Fungal Mold Indentification Quantification

Total Respirable Particulates

Toxic Vapors

Sick Building Syndrome

Bacterial Indentification Quantification

Typical IAQ Surveys

IAQ profile for preliminary building study

Baseline IAQ monitoring

Mold Fungal contamination monitoring using spore trap sampling devices

Compliance monitoring for municipal amp Government enviromental agencies

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HSE monitoring for critical response of environmental hazards

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE (IH)

Lonestar Alpha is capable of providing a wide variety of Industrial Hygiene Service

using state of the art equipment and depth of experience with IH procedures

NoiseDosimetry TLV+8Hr TWA

Particulates (Total PM 10 PM 50 PM 25)

Combustible Gases (Total Hydrocarbons)

VOCs and SVOCs

Total and Respirable Fibers

Metals and Inorganics

Typical Industrial Hygiene Monitoring

HSE monitoring for corporate or client requirec field data collection

Compliance monitoring for Municipal or Governmental agency requirements

Background monitoring for comparative Environmental studies

HYGIENE AUDITING AND INSPECTIONS

Hygiene Auditing

Hygiene Inspections and Hygiene recommendations

Assisting in ISOHACCP Certifications

Microbiological Sampling and Analysis of Food and Water

Swab sampling and Air Monitoring

Hotel and Industrial HAACP and Hygiene System Implementation

Assisting in Laboratory setup and Accreditations Response monitoring for safety analysis and quality assurance audits

OIL ANALYSIS

Lube Oil

Transformer Oil

Compressor Oil

Diesel

Heavy fuel

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY amp ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WATER EFFLUENT SEAWATER SOIL SEDIMENT ANALYSIS

Acidity Sulfide Selenium

Alkalinity TDS Silicon

Ammonia Temperature Silver

Bicarbonate Total Hardness Sodium

BOD Total Nitrogen Strontium

Boron Total Organic Carbon Thallium

Chlorite chlorate Potassium

Bromate TSS Tin

Carbonate Turbidity Titanium

Chlorides Aluminum Vanadium

COD Antimony Zink

Color Arsenic Aromatic Volatile Orgabicx (BTEX)

Conductivity Barium Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

Cyanides Beryllium Crude amp Refined Product Fingerprinting

Dissolved Oxygen Cadmium Extractible Organic Halides

Fluoride Calcium Haloacetic Acids

Free Chlorine Chromium Halogenated Volatile Organics

Magnesium Hardness Cobalt Herbicides amp Pesticides

Nitrates Copper Nitroaromatic amp Cyclic Ketones

Nitrites Hexavalent Chromium Organic and Volatile Acids

Oil amp Grease Iron PCBrsquos

Organic Nitrogen Lead Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)

pH Lithium Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Phenols Magnesium Total Organic Halides

Phosphates Mercury Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)

Phosphorus Molybdenum Trihalomethanes

Residual Chlorine Nickel Volatile Organic Compounds

Salinity Niobium Pthalate Esters

Sodium Absorption Ratio

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FOOD CHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL TEST

Fish and Value added fish products vegetable oils Ketchups Mayonnaise Vinegar Cooked sea

food Cooked Non sea foods Canned foods Vegetables Snacks Ghee Cheese Honey Sweats etc

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

GIDELINES - OMAN STANDARDGULF STANDARDOther International Standards

TEST METHODS- AOACASTAAOCSISOSASOASTMBS

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Protein Cholesterol

Fat content Phosphorous

Vitamins Sodium

Moisture Potassium

Ash Calcium

Dietary Fibre Lead

Sugar Cadmium

Starch Mercury

Saturated Fat Iron

Unsaturated Fat Magnesium

Arsenic Aflatoxins

Moisture content Histamine

Volatile protein Irradiation

Pesticides Sudan Dyes

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

TEST METHODS ndash USFDA BAMAOACCCFRACMMEFISO

GUIDELINES ndash OMANI STANDARDGSOPHLS

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Aerobic Plate Count Listeria monocytogens

Lactobacillus acidophilus Shelf Life Analysis

Escherichia coli Enterobacteriaceae

Escherichia coli O157 H7 Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Fecal Coliforms Shigella

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Total Coliforms Listeria spp

Staphylococcus aureus Clostridium perfringens

Salmonella Yeast and Mould

Vibrio cholera Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Anaerobic plate count Campylobacter

Histamine Bacillus cereus

Aflatoxin

CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalis

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulphate content of soil

Water soluble Sulphate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulphate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

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ORE ANALYSIS

Dolomite Ore Iron Ore

Copper Ore Nickel Ore

Chromium Ore Limestone Ore

Manganese Ore Gypsum

Dunite Quartz

STEEL CHEMISTRY

Alloys Brass amp Bronze

Aluminum Alloys Chemical Composition of Steel

ASTM A 262 (Various) Diffused Hydrogen Test

ASTM G 48 (Variou) Purity of Metals

ASTM G 6667 Nickel Alloys

OIL ANALYSIS

Appearance Flash Point Specific Gravity

Ash Content Water content Insoluble pentane

Carbon Conradson Residue Wear Metals Total Acid Number

Kinematic Viscosity Break Down voltage Total Base Number

Dissipation factor Oil Content Viscosity Index

Color Pour Point Flash Point

Copper Corrosion BS amp W Density

Neutralization number Resistivity Interfacial tension

Dissolve gas Sediment Sulphur content

Cloud point Distillation PCB

Oxidation test Gassing

AMBIENT AIR STACK MONITORING

Carbon Dioxide RPM (PM 10 5 25)

Carbon Monoxide Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Chlorine Content SO2

Hydrogen Sulfide Total Acid Concentration

Lower Explosion Limit Total Hydrocarbon

Oxides of Nitrogen Total Particulate Concentration

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Oxygen Volatile Organic Compounds

Ozone Dioxin amp Furion

INDOOR AIR QUALITY ndash IAQ INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE - IH

Asbestos Bulk Sample Analysis Total amp Respirable Fibers

Asbestos Fiber Concentration in Air Total amp Respirable Particulates

Bacterial amp Microbial Identification Total Plate Count

FungalMould Identification Toxic Vapors

Metals VOC amp SVOC

Noise Monitoring Dosimetry TWA Yeast amp Mould Identification

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF WATER

Test Method ndash BS ENISOAPHAAWWACMMEF CCFRA

GUIDELINES ndash Omani standardGSOWHODubai Municipality

WATER WASTE WATERINDUSTRIES WATER SOIL

Heterotrophic plate count

Total Coliforms

Escherichia coli

EnterococciFecal streptococci

Pseudomonas aeroginosa Staphylococcus aureus

Legionella spp Nematodes

Sulphate Reducing Bacteria Yeast amp Mould

Salmonella Microscopic observations and interpretations

Vibrio cholera Standard Plate count at 22 o C

Fecal Coliform Clostridium perfringens

Legionella anisa

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 1

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 2-14

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MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF PERSONAL SWABSSURFACE SWABSEQUIPMENT

SWABS

Total coliforms

Fecal coliforms

Escherichia coli

Aerobic plate count

Staphylococcus aureus

Yeast and Mould

Salmonella spp

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

HairoilsHair creams Hair shampooBody lotion Chemical DepilinatorsTalcum PowderDeoderants

Toilette soapSkin cream etc As per GSOOS SASO USFDAAOAC Standards

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

Appearance Thermal Stability

Color Total Fat

Odor Lead

Homogenous Cadmium

Texture Nickel

Seperation Chromium

Skin Irritation Test Ethanol insoluble matter

Marking Water insoluble matter

Language Total free Alkali

Instructions for Use Chlorides calculated as NaCl

Warning phrases concerning the product (if any) Saponification Value

Chemical and Physical Tests Free Fatty Acid as Oliec Acid

Moisture Extraneous matter

pH Total Non Acqueos content

Sediment and suspended matter Peroxide value

Alchohol content Total Bacterial count

Formaldehyde Yeast and Mould

Essential oils Pseudomonas aeroginosa

Volatile matter Staphylococcus aureus

Non volatile alcohol matter

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL EQUIPMENTS

pH Meter Conductivity Meter pH Meters

Dissolved Oxygen Meter Turbidity Meter

Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

FAASGFAAS Hg Analyzer

EDXRF Analyzer ndash Philips MiniPal2

Muffle Air Furnace (1100˚C) Breakdown voltage

ICP- OES Colour apparatus for OIL

GC-MSGC centrifuge

IC Open cup ndashClosed cup Flash point

UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometer HACH TAN delta Resistivity meter

Dissolved gas Analyser ( TOGA) AAS

TAN Titrator Microscope

Copper corrosion Colony Counter

Karl fisher colometric Viscometer

Interfacial tensometer OES

Biological safety Cabinet UV apparatus

Shaker Water bath

Freezer Incubator

Chillier Autoclave

Micro pipetter Vortex

pipetter

Weighing Balance

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KEY STAFF AT CHEMICALMICROBIOLOGICAL LAB

MAJOR CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL CLIENTS

Client Client

HMR Consultants Dhofar Power Company

Geo-Resources Omani Euro Foods Industries

Al-Safa Environmental Consultancy Al-Hassan Engineering Company

Five Oceans Dawood Contracting Company

Fugro Middle East Natural Resources Consultants

Gulf Mining ICES

Muscat Chromite Sohar Steel LLC

Total Management Trading Construction Materials Industries

Emirates Trading Co Al-Shidhani Refreshments Enterprises

Oman Chromite Oman Aluminium Processing Industries LLC

Muscat Overseas Radisson Blu

National Arabian Gulf International Desalination amp Water Treatment

ASB Group Dhofar Beverages

Majan Mining Company OMASCO

Haya Oman Liquefied Natural Gas Company

Oman Polyproplene Swan Foods LLC

Oman Methanol Bahwan Engineering Co

NAME DESIGNATION EXPERIENCE

P Tejali Lab Manager 17 yrs

Asad Naqvi Chemical Lab Supervisor 17 yrs

OD Sebastian Senior Chemist 32 yrs

Vinu Mohan Senior Microbiologist 7 yrs

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Sohar Aluminum OMIFCO

Oman Refreshment Occidental Mukhaizna LLC

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissa Special Technical Services

ENATO Consolidated Contractors Company

Blue City Northern Minerals Company

Andam International Sweets of Oman

SUR Desalination (Bahwan Veolia Water) Lalbuksh Voltas Engineering Services

STFA Bahwan Veolia Water LLC

Larsen amp Turbo COWI-Larsen

GALFAR Khimji Permoglaze (Oman) LLC

AATCO United Chrome LLC

Interbeton amp Six Construct Oman Flour Mills Company

Douglas OHI Oman National Engineering amp Investment

VALE -Oman Petrogas

BP Oman Sohar aluminium

Siemens-Oman American Embassy

Tawoos Catering Wacasco Catering

MAF DALKIA Al Futtaim amp Sons

Enhance Khimji Ramdas LLC

Oman Oasis National Mineral water CO LLC

Areej Vegetablesamp Oil Derivatives National Pharmaceuticals

Towell Infrastructure Tulip Inn

The Chedi Grand Hyatt

Al Bustan Palace Muscat Holiday INN

Hotel Ibis Park Inn

Radisson Blu Mother Care

Tabreed Taghleef Indusries

NABIL Biscuits ATTCO

Worely parrsion AECOM

Honda Rotem Abensia

Global Gypsum Board Minvest

Global Engineering SteamTech

Mazoom Pharmacy Muscat Pharmacy

IBN- SINA Pharmacy Golden Jood Trading

Sun rise Global Beya Global Muscat

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MECHANICAL CORROSION AND METALLURGICAL TESTING

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Lonestar Alpha has the capability to cater to the physical metallurgical testing requirements of a wide range of

materials and products The testing capability and experience are recognized by reputed organizations like

PDO OXY BP OGC etc and third party inspection agencies Tests are generally carried out to international

standards set by ASTM BS ASME API AWS and others Lonestar Alpha offers quality service to

international standards accurate results and quick turnaround at reasonable cost

Lonestar Alpha Mechanical Metallurgical Corrosion Testing Capabilities Include

Tensile compression Test Vickers Hardness RockwellBrinell Hardness

Impact (Ambient temp to -196degC) BendFlatteningNick Break Test Elevated Temperature

tensile testing

Corrosion Test - ASTM

A262G48G28ASTM A 923

ASTM E 562 Ferrite measurement

by ferritscope Flexure

Proof Load Breaking Load Failure Load

Coating Thickness Coating Continuity Coating Adhesion

MacroMicro Examination Fillet Weld Break Nick Break

HIC SSCC test in accordance with

NACE standards Chemistry by OES

Failure Analysis and

Material Investigation

Chemical analysis of metallic materials of

Fe and Ni base alloys In situ Replica Metallography

Metallic sample collection at

site for chemical analysis

Strand wire testing for mechanical

properties Portable hardness testing Manhole Cover testing

Rubber testing Geo-textile testing HDPE testing

Materials frequently tested include

Metals and alloy products such as plates shapes bares pipes and fittings

Welding procedure qualification test coupons

Welding consumable qualification test coupons

Welder qualification test coupons

Welding procedure test coupons

Steel Bars Wires and Fabric for concrete reinforcement

Galvanized Steel products

Fasteners

Metal Castings

Cemented Carbide Products

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories offers a wide range of metallurgical services to many diverse industries supported by

an experienced team of metallurgical engineers trained technicians and modern equipment The following

services are offered

o Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

o Replica and In-situ Metallography

o Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

o Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

o Failure Analysis and Investigation

o Other Services

Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

Scanning Electron Microscopy

Stereomicroscopy

Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis

Fractrography

Macrostructural Examination

Microstructural Examination

Microhardness Evaluation

Replica and In-situ Metallography

In-situ Replica Metallography

Replication of Fractures

Replication of Surface Features

Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

Lonestar Alpha is equipped to undertake corrosion testing and evaluation in accordance with NACE and ASTM

standards for qualification of materials used in corrosive environments which include sea water brine blackish

water and sour service The following tests are conducted

Resistance to Pitting and Crevice Corrosion

Susceptibility to Intergranular Corrosion Attack

Resistance to Sulfide Stress Cracking (SSC)

Resistance to Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC)

Examination of Scales and Corrosion Products

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Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

Periodic inspections serve to identify degradation processes at an early stage and thereby provide necessary

information for assessment of condition usability and remaining life Further the initiation of timely repair or

replacement actions substantially reduced or eliminates costly capital and downtime losses

Lonestar has the capability and experience to perform comprehensive inspections necessary for condition

usability and remaining life assessment of a wide range of materials and components used in structures plants and

operating equipment

Power plant and auxiliary boiler tubes headers and connectors

Turbine nozzles vanes combustor lines and casings

Oil and gas processing equipment and components

Equipment and components of marineoffshore structures

Drilling and downhole equipment and components

Engine Components

Failure Analysis and Investigation

Supported by its integrated analytical facilities and the diverse professional capabilities of its staff Lonestar has

for the last several years provided accurate and timely analyses and investigations into failures of components

Reports include comprehensive photographic documentation of observations discussions of findings conclusions

on the mechanism and root cause of failure

Other Services

Lonestar offer assistance in the following areas

Material selection for intended service

Preparation of material testing and inspection procedures

Study of failure mechanisms of complex systems

Troubleshooting

Research and development

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LIST OF METALLURGY TESTS

LIST OF METALLURGY LAB EQUIPMENTS Instron Universal Tensile Tester Lathe Machine

Satec Charpy Impact testing machine Charpy Broaching Machine

Forcipol Bend Testing machine Gas Cutting Gear

Olympus Metallurgical Microscope Carl Zeiss

microscope upto 1600X

Stereo Microscope

Metlabcorp Micro Polisher Digital Verniers

Automatic Polishing machine Digital Micrometers

Water Chiller Bath Coating thickness Meter

Optorama Shadowgraph Holiday detector

Digital thermometers Band Saw Machine

Vickers hardness tester Hack Saw Machine

Fischer Ferritscope Universal Milling Machine

STEEL REBARS EXOTIC MATERIAL

Tensile Tests Bend Tests

Elevated Temperature Tensiles Rebar Tensile Bend and Rebend

Proof Load test Fracture Test

Macro Preparation amp Examination Coating thickness test Holiday Detection Test

Peel Off Test Vickers Rockwell Hardness Survey

Charpy Impact Test Micro Examination with photograph

Ferrite Count (Point Count method) - count Ferrite Content (Magnetic Method) - spots

A262 Test Practice CE ASTM G48ASTM G28 tests

SSCC Test HIC Test

Chemical Analysis XRD EDXRF Analysis

SEMEDS Analysis Detailed Failure Investigation Material investigation

CTOD In-situ Replica Metallography

Strand Wire Tensile Test Manhole Cover Compression Test

Ring Stiffness Test GRE Rubber Plastic Geo-textile Tensile testing

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KEY STAFF AT METALLURGY LAB

Anil Vashishta Pratik Raval Sasikumar Isehaq Chezian

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Anil Vashishta Operations Manager

Metallurgical Head

BE Metallurgical

Engineering 24 years

Pratik Raval Test House Supervisor BE Mechanical

Engineering 10 years

KSasikumar Senior Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 14 years

GChezhian Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 06 years

Ishaq Al Harassi Senior Engineer BE Mechanical

Engineering 08 years

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BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

Website

wwwlonestaralphacom

General Email infolonestaralphacom

Branches

Muscat (Central Laboratory) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24501524 24505590

Fax +968 24503814

Email muscatlablonestaralphacom

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Key Personals

Administration

Dawood Al-Harrasi

Chief Executive Officer

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Saif Al-Harthi

Business Development Manager

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Santosh Elapanda

QHSE Manager

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Moncy Thomas

Finance HR amp Admin Manager

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Operations

Anil Vashishta

Operations Manager Metallurgical Head

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Civil Engineering Material Lab Hukam Chand

Civil Engineering Country Manager - Civil

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Naresh Paladugu

Civil Engineering Technical Manager - Civil

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Rakesh

Civil Engineering Lab Manager - Sohar Lab

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FrancisMD

Civil Engineering Lab Manager ndash Salalah Lab

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Tomiyo

Civil Engineering Senior Lab Technician - Duqm Lab

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Geotechnical Engineering Lab

J Pavan Kumar

Geotechnical Engineering Sr Geotechnical engineer

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Chemical Microbiology amp Environmental Lab

P Tejali

Chemical Microbiology amp Environmental Engineering Lab Manager

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Asad

Chemical amp Environmental Engineering Assistant Manager Chemistry

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Food amp Microbiology Testing

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Metallurgy Lab

Email metlablonestaralphacom

Anil Vashishta

Metallurgy Lab Manager Metallurgy

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Pratik Raval

Metallurgy Lab Test House Supervisor

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Metallurgy Lab Senior Metallurgist

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2 Muscat ndash Chemistry Lab

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5 SALALAH

Registered with Directorate General for Specification amp measurements

Approved by PDO ISOIEC 170252005 Certified by SGS for ISO 9001

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Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

INTRODUCTION

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

INTRODUCTION

We are pleased to introduce Lonestar Alpha Laboratories as an advanced multi-disciplinary lab established in the

Sultanate of Oman The lab is promoted by Omani Engineers in association with UAE based Lonestar Technical

Services one of the leading technical labs over the gulf region Lonestar Alpha is playing a major role in the

growing advancements witnessed in the country by providing technical testing and inspection services in various

fields for sustainable development with ensured quality and controlled environment Lonestar Alpha conducts its

business in a manner which demonstrates technical competence and reliability and in return provides its clients

with cost effective quality and on-time services The management and the technical team of Lonestar Alpha have

thoroughly reviewed the levels of requirements to render quality services and thus have developed the necessary

infrastructure to offer a complete range of services and have further proposed to develop the company capabilities

in a progressive manner

Lonestar Alpha deserves your confident decision to have it as your preferred partner in your Testing and

Inspection Services due to the following points

Lonestar Alpha is Accredited and certified as operating in accordance with ISO 90012008 amp

ISOIEC 17025 2005 for testing monitoring and evaluation of materials and fluids both on and off-site

Lonestar Alpha is also ISO 14001 2004 and OHSAS 18001 2007 certified

Four properly designed and full-fledged testing and inspection facilities in Muscat Sohar Duqm and

Salalah

Very comprehensive lab with diverse specializations that include Civil Testing Geotechnical

Engineering Mechanical and Metallurgical testing Environmental Testing Chemical Testing Oil amp

Gas Testing and Food amp Microbiological Testing

Qualified and experienced testing and inspection professionals who have been working in many diverse

industrial applications for numerous years in various countries

Associated with leading Lab in UAE Lonestar Technical Services staffed by professionals with several

years of work experience in their respective discipline in UAE Europe Asia ampUSA

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VISION amp MISSION

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

VISION STATEMENT

To be the leader in providing comprehensive high tech and multi -disciplinary testing amp

inspection services for the various industries in the Sultanate of Oman amp other countries

MISSION STATEMENT

It is the policy of this company to conduct i ts business in a manner which demonstrates

technical competence amp reliabil i ty while continuously improving amp providing a cost -

effective service for the laboratoryrsquos clients

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HSE POLICY

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

HSE POLICY

It is the policy of the Establishment that its operations are executed at all times in such a way to ensure the

health safety and welfare of the employees and other persons including customers subcontractors and

general public

The establishment accepts the responsibility for health safety and environment (HSE) and HSE matters are

considered in equal importance to other business Objectives To achieve our objectives Lonestar alpha

Laboratories maintains an integrated HSE management system

HSE OBJECTIVES

The establishment strive to maintain HSE standards through training encouraging interest and enthusiasm in

HSE and by developing personal responsibility for HSE

The establishment is committed to protect the environment and minimize the waste and emissions to the

environment

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories shall comply with the HSE legislations and regulations of the Sultanate of Oman

and our documented management system requirements

HSE policy will be communicated to all employees and other concerned parties and will be made available to

the public

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories will establish objectives and targets and will adopt a proactive approach to HSE

matters

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories is committed to review the effectiveness of the HSE policy and its objectives

periodically to ensure the compliance and continual improvement of its HSE performances

The Establishment shall provide all necessary resources to provide the safety of personnel and equipment as

per regulatory requirements

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

QUALITY POLICY

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

QUALITY POLICY

It is the Policy of this Company to conduct its business in a good professional manner which

demonstrates technical competence and reliability while continuously improving and providing high

quality testing and cost-effective service for the laboratorys Customers For this purpose we have

established and implemented a formal quality system It is our goal that this commitment to quality will

result in complete customer satisfaction throughout our service This will be achieved by

Maintaining compliance to ISO 90012008 and ISO 170252005 and the technical requirements

Continual improvement in the effectiveness of the management system

Ensuring all staff familiarizes themselves with the content of the Quality Assurance Manual and

complies with the policies procedures and associated documentation and implement at all times

Providing a service built on a well established Quality Management System meeting the

requirements of both our clients and current regulations standards

Providing accurate and unbiased test results in accordance with the requirement of International or

National or Internal or Customer specified test method

Undertaking assignments only where it has the required competent staff and equipment which are

calibrated and maintained

Continuous improvement in key processes through involvement in applicable PTP Intra -

laboratory comparisons between analysts and inter laboratory programs

Building staff skills through training and providing career growth opportunities to all employees

Improving profitability of company in accordance with guidelines set by shareholders each year

Advising the customer where appropriate of potential problems detected as a result of tests or

investigation in a timely manner

QUALITY OBJECTIVES

Test Results shall be Accurate Quick and Reliable

Accept changes and continuously improve our services to meet Customer needs and expectations to enhance

the value to our Customers

Good Laboratory Practices shall be followed and maintain an environment for the protection of Personnel

Equipment and Customer properties

Continuous improvement and development of competence of personnel through awareness teamwork

education training communication and encouragement

Advanced methods and practices shall be adopted to enhance customer satisfaction

Management System is designed to meet the requirements of both Customers and RegulationsStandards

Achieve a total Customer Satisfaction

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COMPANY HIERARCHY

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES - ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

SCOPE OF TESTING

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SCOPE OF WORK

Type of Activity Scope of Tests

Civil Engineering

Construction Material

Mechanical Physical and Chemical Testing of Soil Aggregate Concrete

Cement Blocks Marble Tiles Water and other Construction Materials

Projects Quality Control

Establishment and Operation of Site Laboratories for Specific Projects

Evaluation and Assessment of Materials Quality for Projects Supervision of

Deep Foundation

Structural Evaluation

Non-destructive Diagnostics of Existing Civil structures amp Assessment for

Soundness Strength Deterioration amp Corrosion of Hardened Concrete in the

Existing RC Structures

Deep Foundation Testing

Testing Piles by Low Strain Integrity Testing

Geotechnical

Engineering

(Soil Investigations)

Field soil investigations for the purpose of assessing soil suitability for

building and civil constructions Engineering recommendations for the type

of foundation and bearing capacity Settlement analysis and monitoring

Slope stability analysis Soil and rock permeability tests Groundwater

analysis and monitoring

Highway amp Pavements

Visual inspection of the asphalt condition (defects assessment) Benkelman

Beam deflection measurements Extraction of cores in asphalt pavement

Saw cut asphalt slabs Dynamic Cone Penetration (DCP) measurements

Roughness measurements (IRI) by Roughometer CBR (lab amp In-situ)

Excavation of test pits Asphalt core laboratory analysis

Mechanical Corrosion and Metallurgical Engineering

Mechanical testing of metals welds and steel re-inforcement bars Chemical

analysis Procedure and Welder Qualifications Micro-structural evaluation

NACE Corrosion testing Failure Analysis In-situ Replica Metallography

Corrosion evaluation of SSDSS material Material Selection Manhole Cover

testing Testing of Non-metallics ndash Rubber HDPE GRP Geo-textile

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Chemical amp

Environmental

Engineering

Liquids amp Solids Sample analysis of liquids (domestic water groundwater seawater raw and

treated wastewater reverse osmosis marine discharge etc) and solids (soil

sludge sediment marine life plant tissue etc) Analysis of trace metals in

parts per billion in soil sludge and water Analysis of non-metallic inorganic

components Environmental analysis of organic constituents (BTEX PCB

PAH Phenols Volatile organic compounds Semi volatile organic

compounds etc) Analysis of Pesticides Dioxin amp Furan by using equipment

like GCGCMSFIDECD etc in accordance with International Standards

Metals amp Alloys Chemical composition of metals alloys corrosion products amp scales

Corrosion amp Scale Inhibitor Testing amp Evaluation Drilling Fluids Tests

Determination of different grade of Stainless Steel Carbon Steel Low Alloy

Steel Cast Iron brass Nickel Alloy Analysis of construction Rebar Zinc

Ingot Aluminium Cast Aluminium by using equipment ICPAAOESLECO

etc

Environmental

Monitoring

Effluent discharges amp drinking water compliances Ambient Air amp Stack

emission monitoring Industrial hygiene monitoring Commercial and

industrial indoor air quality Measurement of noise in dB in outdoor

workplace and from operating equipment Monitoring particulates in indoor

outdoor and workplace atmospheres Determination of Total Hydrocarbon

SO2 NO2 VOC Toxic Metals H2S Microbiological Toxic Metals Toxic

Gas and Total Suspended Matter in Internal Air Quality Monitoring

Moisture Velocity Flow NOX SO2 TPHCO2 CO Dioxin HF HCl and

Particulate in Stack Monitoring Ore Analysis Analysis of Nickel Iron Chromite Copper Dolomite Limestone and Gold

Silver Copper and other minerals using XRF ICP or by Wet Chemistry

Oil Analysis Physical and chemical analysis of crude and lube oils engine oil used engine

oil compressor oil hydraulic oil The analysis includes viscosity flash point

density cloud and pour point water content oil content salt colour total

acid number metals etc

TRANSFORMER OIL TESTING

Colour Acidity Water content Viscosity interfiscial Tension Break down

voltage complete gas analysis by TOGA GC Furan Particle size count and

PCBs in transformer analysis in accordance with ASTM BS ISO and

BSEN standard using standard equipment

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Food amp Microbiological Analysis

Microbiological analysis of food vegetables canned vegetables fish meat

meat products chicken sausage ketchup cooking oil mayonnaise cheese

chips cooked foods water and wastewater for CFU fecal coliforms fecal

streptococcus fungi nematods pseudomononas ligeonella etc in

accordance AOAC CMMEF ISO and CCFRA methods Cosmetics

Chemical and microbiological analysis of Hair Oil Vanishing Cream skin

Care lotion Soap Detergent and Hair cream as per the OMAN ministerial

requirement

Chemical analysis of Food

Protein Fiber moisture Toxic metals (lead cadmium Mercury selenium)

histamine Ash Content Fat content by standard method of chemical

analysis of food by David Pearson AOAC and ICP

Drinking water bottled and Unbottled

Chemical and microbiological Analysis of drinking water in accordance with

GULF standard Omani Standard WHO USEPA and international standard

including Bromate Bromide Chlorate Chlorite BTEX TRI Halo methane

VOC TPH metals and all other Carbonate Bi Carbonate and cations and

Anions using IC ICP GC amp GCMS

Paint

Solids Density SG Hg Pb VOC PCB drying time dry film thickness

wet film thickness adhesion strength etc in accordance with ASTM BS

BSEN DIN standard

Bitumen Penetration 25 Softening point Saybolt Furol Viscosity 25

Ductility 25 Water contents

CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIAL TESTING

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Our Civil Engineering Departments at Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah covers wide range of mechanical

physical and chemical testing of soil aggregate concrete concrete durability cement admixtures Microsilica

blocks asphalt bitumen tack coat prime coat marble tiles water and other Construction Materials The lab also

provides a laboratory testing support to our geotechnical Engineering Department

Covering Wide Areas of Oman

Observing the need to be close to the construction projects that spread all over Oman full ndashfledged civil

engineering material testing labs have been established by Lonestar Alpha to cover as many regions of Oman as

possible The presence of more local labs within each region should facilitate providing better services to our

clients and better control of work quality in such projects Our Civil Engineering laboratories are currently in

Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah In addition to these five labs Lonestar is capable of providing site labs for

major projects that require labs at their sites

Locations of Civil Engineering material testing labs that belongs to Lonestar Alpha in Oman

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Concrete Strength

The compressive strength of concrete is the most common performance measure used by the engineer in

designing buildings and other structures The compressive strength is measured by breaking cylindrical (or cube)

concrete specimens in a compression-testing machine Flexural strength is one of the tensile strength of concrete

Tensile strength along with elastic modulus and corrosion resistance is another important strength parameter of

engineering materials used in structures

Concrete Durability

While compressive strength is a good indicator of load resistance it isnt a major indicator of concrete durability

There is therefore a need for quick reliable tests for concrete durability that would have to go far beyond reliance

on such standard performance measures as 28-day compressive strength Three forms of water penetration tests

are commonly used namely BS EN 12390DIN 1048 Water Permeability BS 1881 Part 208 Initial Surface

Absorption (ISAT) and BS 1881 Part 122 Water Absorption There are two similar modified chloride diffusion

tests namely ASTM C1202 Chloride Penetration and AASHTO 277 Rapid Chloride Permeability Chloride

Migration Coefficient (NTB 492) is one of the latest test method recently we added in to our system

Soil Field Density (soil compaction)

Soil compaction is defined as the method of mechanically increasing the density of soil In construction this is a

significant part of the building process If performed improperly settlement of the soil could occur and result in

unnecessary maintenance costs or structure failure Almost all types of building sites and construction projects

utilize mechanical compaction techniques Therefore regular testing of soil compaction by independent

laboratories is extremely essential and important Sand Cone Test (ASTM D1556-07 and BS 1377-990) typical

field tests are performed for measuring degree of soil compaction)

Investigative Studies

It is often necessary to test concrete structures after the concrete has hardened to determine whether the structure

is suitable for its designed use The tests available for testing concrete range from the completely non-destructive

where there is no damage to the concrete through those where the concrete surface is slightly damaged to

partially destructive tests such as core tests where the surface has to be repaired after the test The range of

properties that can be assessed using non-destructive tests and partially destructive tests is quite large and includes

such fundamental parameters as density elastic modulus and strength as well as surface hardness and surface

absorption and reinforcement location size and distance from the surface

Deep Foundation Testing (Piles)

Confirmation of satisfactory construction of all pile types has lead to the development of practical inexpensive

and reliable dynamic testing techniques Let our lab be you independent pile testing specialist Low strain

integrity tests examine the response of a pile to a small hammer blow at the pile head The induced stress wave

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travels down the pile shaft and reflected waves from significant changes in pile shaft acoustic impedance are

registered by a transducer held against the pile head

Asphalt amp Bituminous Binder Testing New technologies increased construction liability and revised building standards have made quality asphalt

testing and inspection integral to the successful completion of todayrsquos construction projects Lonestar Alpha

provide asphalt testing services that evaluate asphalt binders asphalt mixtures and other derivatives of asphalt

geared for use in the construction industry

Site Laboratories amp Projects Quality Control

One of the problems which occur within the construction and civil engineering industry is the need to test

construction materials on site Lonestar Alpha has the full capacity to provide site laboratories for big projects

Experienced full-time supervisors lab technicians and assistant technicians will be devoted to run daily testing

activities of such site labs We can also furnish the labs with all necessary equipments and tools

LIST OF TESTS

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL TESTS

SOIL AGGREGATEROCK

Sampling of Soil samples Sampling of Aggregate samples

Wet Sieve Analysis Sieve Analysis

Hydrometer Analysis Sedimentation Clay Silt and Dust particles

Fines percentage Specific gravity Particle density

Classification of soils Water absorption

Liquid Limit amp Plastic Limit (Atterberg Limits) Bulk density (LooseRodded)

Plasticity Index Moisture content

Linear Shrinkage Clay lumps and Farible particles

Shrinkage limit by wax method Flakiness Index

Proctor compaction test (Light and Heavy) Elongation Index

CBR test (Soaked and unsoaked) Flat and Elongated particles

Specific gravity Particle density Shape Index

Moisture content Crushed broken fractured faces

Maximum and Minimum Index density Voided shell content

Bulk density Light weight particles

Direct Shear test (C and ɸ) Compaction fraction

1-D Odometer test (Consolidation properties

CvmvCc e0) Aggregate crushing value

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Swell Pressure test Aggregate Impact value

Free swell index Ten percent fines value

Permeability (Constant and Falling head method) Uncompacted void content

Unconfined compressive strength (UCS) Los angeles abrasion value

Sand Equivalent Value Drying and shrinkage

Electrical resistivity Sand equivalent value

Electrical conductivity Petrographic examination

Thermal resistivity Polished stone value

FIELD TESTS Coating and Stripping value

Plate Load test Soundness (Magnesium sulphate Sodium sulphate)

Insitu CBR test Alkali reactivity ndash Mortar bar method (3months

16days)

Dynamic Cone penetration Test (DCPT) Alkali reactivity ndash Rocky cylinder method

Compaction test by Sand replacement method Alkali reactivity ndash Chemical method

Rock fill compaction test by water fill method Organic Impurities

ROCK ASPHALT

Uniaxial Compressive Strength (UCS) Bitumen content and grading

Density Field Core thickness density and Compaction

Water absorption Asphalt coring - Insitu

Flexural strength Marshall stability amp Flow

Point load index Marshall density

Modulus of rupture Maximum theoretical density Gmm

Size amp Weight gradation - Insitu Loss of stability

Sodium sulphate crystallization CEMENT

Drop test - Insitu Fineness

Slake durability Initial and Final setting time

Saturation Coefficient and Porosity Normal consistency

CONCRETE Soundness by lechartlier method

Sampling of Fresh Concrete Compressive and flexural strength

Design mix Heat of hydration

Trial mix Complete chemical analysis

Fresh concrete temperature density amp Air

content Microsilica

Workability ndash Slump cone test Bleeding Density

Setting time of concrete Bulk density

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OTHER CIVIL TESTS

Rock Testing Rock Grading Breakage Index etc

Concrete Coring Drilling of concrete cores from existing structures

Destructive and Non Destructive Tests

Concrete structural evaluation by

Ultra sonic pulse velocity test

Rebound Hammer survey

Half cell potential analysis

Cover meter survey

Depth of carbonation

Bond Strength

Delamination survey

Crack mapping

Reinforcement examination

Corrosion rate measurement

Electrical resistivity in concrete

Compressive strength determination by drilling and testing core sample

Coating thickness

Pull off strength of concrete repair

Pile Tests Low Strain Integrity of Piles and witness of pile load test

Compressive strength of cubesCylindersCores Activity index

Tensile splitting strength Moisture content

Flexural Transverse strength Complete chemical analysis

Durability tests on concrete STEEL

Rapid Chloride Penetration Test (RCPT) Tensile and Elongation test

Initial Saturation Absorption Test (ISAT) Bend test

Water Permeability Rebend test

Water absorption Coating thickness

Chloride Migration test Holiday test

Modulus of elasticity Coating flexibility

Dimensions of Various Concrete BlocksTiles Complete chemical analysis

Water Absorption of Concrete Kerbs Channels

Edgings amp Flags ADMIXTURE

Dimension amp Compressive Strength Of Paving

Blocks Physical and Chemical test on admixtures

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CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalies

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi

carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulfate content of soil

Water soluble Sulfate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulfate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

Indepth carbonation of hardened concrete Indepth chloride penetration on hardened concrete

by dust sampling and analysis

LIST OF CIVIL EQUIPMENTS

General Equipments

Electronic Weighing balances of various capacities Standard calibration weights

Bouyancy balance system for specific gravity Desiccators

Digital Thermometers of various range Dial Thermometers of various range

Max Min Thermometers Wet amp Dry Thermometers

Pressure Gauges Digital Vernier Callipers

Hot Plates Vacuum Pumps

Air Compressor Sand Bath Water bath

Humidity Chamber Load Rings of different capacity

Dial indicators of various range Digital Dial Indicators

Feeler strips Straight Edges

Magnetic stands Cube Mould (150150150 mm)

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Riffle Boxes Drying Ovens

Soil Aggregate and Rock Testing Lab

BS amp ASTM Test Sieves Sieve Shakers

Cone Penetrometers for Liquid Limit Casagrande Apparatus for Liquid Limit

Shrinkage Limit Apparatus Hydrometer test apparatus

Direct Shear Test Appaatus BS ASTM Proctor Rammers

BS ASTM Proctor Moulds BSASTM CBR Moulds amp Appartus

Multi Speed Compression Machine 50 kN Field CBR Apparatus

ASTM Sand cone Apparatus BS large amp Small Pouring Cylinder

Plate bearing Test Apparatus Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP)

Nuclear Density Gauge Electric Resistivity Meter

Speedy Moisture Apparatus Bulk Density Containers

Flakiness amp Elongation Gauges Los Angeles Abrasion Machines

Sand Equivalent Test Sets Jaw Crusher

Rock cutting Saw Drying Shrinkage Apparatus

Point load Index Tester Slake Durability Apparatus

Aggregate Impact Value Apparatus Aggregate Crushing Ten percent Fines Value Apparatus

1-D odometer for consolidation Flow Cone

Max Min Index density equipment Soil Permeability apparatus

Concrete amp Cement Testing lab

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Compression

machines of Various Capacities

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Flexural Testing

machines of Various Capacities

Density containers for Fresh concrete Density Air content meters for Fresh concrete Air content

Concrete Mortar Penetrometers for Setting Time of

Fresh concrete

Concrete Mixers for Trial Mix

Cube Beam Cylinder Moulds Sulphur compound melting pot

Cylinder capping frame Rapid Chloride Penetration Test Apparatus

Half Cell Potential Test Apparatus Concrete Cover meter

Concrete Resistivity meter Rebound hammer

Pull-Off Strength Tester Ultrasonic pulse Velocity Tester

Concrete Flow Meter Specimen Cutting Machine

Core Drilling Machines Diamond Core Bits of different diameter

Micro-coring equipment Blaine Air permeability Apparatus

Fly ash fineness Apparatus Vicat Apparatus

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Ultrasonic Coating Cover Meter (DFT) Le Chatelier Apparatus for Cement Soundness

Calorimeter for heat of hydration Jolting Apparatus

Cement Mortar Mixer Initial Surface Absorption Apparatus

Compression amp Flexural Testing machine for Cement

Strength

Chloride Migration Coefficient Testing apparatus

Water Absorption of Concrete under pressure Mortar Consistency apparatus

Asphalt Testing laboratory

Bitumen Extractor Theoretical maximum Specific Gravity Apparatus

Marshall Compaction Stand amp Rammer Marshall Moulds

Marshall Stability amp Flow Testing machine Asphalt Coring machine

KEY STAFF AT CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Hukam Chand Country Manager Civil BA 36

Naresh Paladugu Technical Manager - Muscat MTech ndash GeoTechnical

Engineering (Civil) 11

Dijesh M D Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

SumeshC Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Srinivasa RaoP Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 10

Naveen Dhiman Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Rakesh M Branch Manager - Sohar BSc 16

Mohammed Al Futaisi Asst Manager BSc 8

Arun S Anand Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Seetharam VS Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Ajeesh Kumar Senior Lab Technician BSc 9

MD Francis Branch Manager - Salalah Civil Engineering 39

Dhamotharakannan Senior Lab Technician B Tech Civil Engineering 3

Tomiyo Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor -

Duqm BSc 10

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MAJOR CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Contractor

Construction of Batinah Expressway(Package 1 to 6)

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Nagarjuna construction company international

Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

Oman Industrial Complex - VALE

Towel Construction

Teejan Trading amp Contracting

Galfar Engineering

LampT Oman

Barka Desalination Plant Douglas OHI Sohar Development Hotel (Crown Plaza) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting TOYOTA Showroom in Liwa Galfar Engineering amp Contracting Expansion of Sohar Beach Hotel Gulf Home Contracting

Social Houses in Liwa

Sam Trading Hussain Fahdil Partners Eastern Moon Contracting

Sohar Multiplex Towel Construction Rehabilitation of Sewerage Network and STP in

Buraimi

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

IWP Desalination Plant at SUR Bahwan Engineering amp Contracting Maritime Works on Construction of New Port in

Duqm CCC-STFA-JDN

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Douglas OHI Salam Resort amp Spa (Dredging Work) CCC Bank Muscat Headquarter Building Galfar Engineering amp Contracting PDO Headquarter Building Al-Hajery Trading

Duqm Dry Dock Daewoo Co Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Duqm Desalination Plant

Larsen amp Tubro

Road Bridges from Sarooj to Qurayat

Fedirici Stirling Batco

Road Work at Rahat Al-Andar Farm

Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises

Al-Moultaqa Residential Complex Dawood Contracting

Diabetic Health Centre Premier International

Oncology Wards amp Day care centre at Royal

Hospital Premier International

Psychiatric Hospital Bahwan Engineering Genetic Hospital Ay_tek Construction (Oman) LLC Sea Front Development Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises Car Museum at Barka Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Expansion of Barka Reservoir and Transmission

Facility Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Arsquo Seeb Wastewater Treatment Project Al Hassan Engineering Oman Maritime College at Sohar Al-Khalili Enterprises

Buildings at Sohar University Al-Hajery Trading

Construction of New Villa and Associated Facilities

at Bahjat Al-Anthar Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport (MC1) CCC ndash TAV Joint Venture

RAFO ndash Muscat Airport Desert Line Project

Development of Muscat International Airport -

Supply of Dredged material Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Duqm Airport Phase 1 Desert Line Project

Sub Station at DankWadi Saa Larsen amp Toubro Oman

Court Complex at Buraimi Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Sohar Douglas OHI

Al Buraimi Colleage Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

ROP Building at Buraimi Nafal Trading

Al Buraimi Public park Business amp Trading

Health Centre at Nizwa Business amp Trading

Ground Improvement Work at Sohar Port Soletanche Bachy (France)

Duraline ME Factory at Sohar Shaksy Engineering

Health Centre at Sohar Dawood Construction Co

Health Centre at Rahab Al Dahleez International LLC

Health Centre at Saham Al Bady Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Rustaq Carillion Alawi

Asian beach Game Package II Carillion Alawi

Majilis Oman Carillion Alawi

Health Centre at Al Ajaiz CIVIL CO

MTL ndash AL Mawaleh Third Line CCC Oman LLC

Oman Residence Complex ndash Al Khuwair Douglas OHI

Silver House ndash Ghala Douglas OHI

Oman Airbase at Musannah Douglas OHI

Sheraton Hotel Refurbishment Douglas OHI

Oman Dental College Douglas OHI

PAC Fahud Extension Phase II Douglas OHI

Radio Stations at Barka Bidaya and Bahla Premier International Projects

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Qalhat Desalination and Water Supply Project Towell Infrastructure Projects Company

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Towell Construction

ArsquoSeeb Sewage Collection and Conveyance System

Al-Khoudh Gravity Sewer Networks

United Gulf Contracting Company

Office amp Stores Complex at Seeb Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Dualization of Bousher Al Amerat Road Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Muscat Expressway Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Bait Al Barakah Rayaheen Hall amp Museum Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Car Museum at bait Al Barakah Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Suwaiq Fishing harbour International Contracting amp Engineering

Services

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Duqm Port Complex

Jan De Nul Dredging Ltd

Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Ministry of manpower Building at Airport Height Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Glorei Maktabi2 Commercial Building at Al

Wattayah

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Oman Botanic Garden Phase-III Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

3311kV Primary Sub Station at Al Muna amp Al

Ansab

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

22033kv Grid Substation amp Transmission Line at As

Sawady (Blue City Area)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Primary Substation at Jibroo Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

13233kV Grid Station at Misfah Area Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Flyover Widening and Junction Improvement at

Athaiba

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Dualization of Ghala ndash Al Ansab Road Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Al Amerat ndash Quriyat Road Nagarjuna Construction Company

Houses at different location in Quriyat Nagarjuna Construction Company

Construction of Bridge Across Wadi Bani Hinay at

Wilayat of Al Rustaq Abu Hatim Company LLC

Construction of State Audit Institution Head Quarters

Building in Muscat Al Bustan Area Abu Hatim Company LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Nakhal amp Sumail Abu Hatim Company LLC

Proposed main entrance amp boundary wall at samoud

garrisonHalban Al Ansari Contractors

CPF Road Khazzan Al EZ Trading Transport amp Contracting Co

LLC

Health Center at Nizwa Al Badi Trading

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Sumail Al Badi Trading

RAH Masjed amp Sablah for PDO Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Al Seeb Waste Water project Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Emergency Water Resrvoir Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Construction of Independent Power Plant Project

Roads(Barka-3) Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Renal Dialysis Center at Seeb Al khalili Construction LLC

Supply Hanger Rafo Mussannah Al khalili Construction LLC

Construction of Barracks accommodation at Airport

Heights Al Nahdha -Al Omaniah Co LLC

Proposed Sports Facilities for Security unitAl

Khoudh Al Rawahi International Co LLC

Remedial Works to Bridges Phase - 4A

(RUAWorks A Side) Al Sarooj Construction LLC

MohdAl Ameen Mosque-External Work Package Al Turki Enterprises

Regional Head Quarters at Ibri amp Rustaq Al Turki Enterprises

Proposed Officers Bedsit Masirah Alyam Enterprises LLC

Accomodation Complex (Kitchen amp Dining)Bid

Bid Police station Building-1 Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Officers Bed sit Sumail Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Multi - Purpose Hall Bahla Al Hamra Mudhaibi Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

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amp Al Khamil

Innovation Park Muscat Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Al Hail Green Residential Developments Phase - 1 Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

3 X 20 MUA Primary Sub Station Ghala Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

Construction of New HLD Class room PDO Bahwan Engineering Company

Mixed use development at Bausher Carillion Alawi LLC

Roual Opera House Carillion Alawi LLC

Al Khairan Hotel Resort amp Spa Carillion Alawi LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

Majlis Oman Carillion Alawi LLC

Construction of Muscat Airport Interchange on 18th

Nov Street

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Construction of Underpass at Bait Al Barka

RA(CUB Project)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Design amp Construction of Al Mahaj RA Interchange

and related drainage amp Road works

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Dualization of Farq Roundabout - Marfarsquoa Daris

Road

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Grade Separated Junction Project stage 1 Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

3rd laning of the Main Road from Al Mawaleh

Interchange to Bait Al Barka RA-Lot(1)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

MEDC - Head Office building Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Jabal Al- AKhadar Resort Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Proposed Villa at Royal Flight Residential Complex

at Seeb Dawood Contracting Company LLC

3rd Laning of the M Road from Al Mawaleh

Intrsquochange to Bait Al Barka RA(Lot-2) Desert Line project LLC

Dualization of Nizwa Ibri Road Sec-2 from Jabrin to

Ibri Option 2 Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Asphalt Road from Al Haisha in

Wilayat Bahla to Hamra Al Duru in Wilayat IBRI Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Water Supply to Wilayat Wadi Bani

Khalid Desert Line project LLC

Additional amp Alteration works at Al falaji Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Armoury Magazine at ROP Academy Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Construction of Pump Shed Room and Reatin Wall Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Fanja Sports Club Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

HQ for Ammunition stores at MAM Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Immigration Complex at Nizwa Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

New building for CDC Department at Rustaq

Hospital complex Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

VIF Complex at Mudhaibi Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Design amp Construction of Additional Interchanges

for Al Mubaila South Federic Stirling Batco LLC

13233KV Substation amp Associated OHL Ghala

amp AL Khamil Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

NHC Royal Hospital Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Inflight Catering Facilities Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Design amp Construction of Al-Faroosiya Street

Interchange Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Border Post complex at Rub Al Khali Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgradation of IzkiMuthaibiRustaq Grid station Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Accident and Emergency + Burns Department

at Khoula Hospital Phase -8 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Thumrait Road(IZZ-Adam

Section) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Ibri RoadSec2 from Jabrin

to Ibri ndash 1 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Ras Al Hadd Airport Development Project Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Safah and Wadi Latham Oilfield Services

Construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgrade of Mukhaizna Airfield ndash New Runway

construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Construction of Water Distribution network

Rustaq Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Darsait STP Project Galfar-Cadagua JV

Barrack Accomodation Suwaiq Gulf International Contracting LLC

Al Hamriya storm water drainage channel Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Annexe Building for Supreme Council for Planing Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Oman National Centre for treatment of

Haematological Disorder amp Bone Marrow Transplant

Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Construction of Jr Rate Accomodation Block

Wudam Iskan Contracting Company LLC

8 JOQ at MAM Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Military Technical College District Cooling System Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Al Amerat Waste Water Project Contract A 2 JV Arab Contractors amp WUEC

Darsait Al Wadi Al Kabir Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

MGI Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Al Athaibah Interchange Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Construction of 13233kv Grid Station at Amrat

Construction of 132kv Grid Station at Mabella - 2

and Installation of Required 132kv Overhead

Line132kv Cables in Muscat Governorate (Tender

No 1432012)

Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

6 Class Rooms to Zainab Al Asadiya School at Al

Amerat Mansoor Al Masroory

Proposed 14 classroom - Girls basic education

School at QalhatSur Mansoor Al Masroory

Accomodation at Adam Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Wudam Naval Base Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Construction of 3311KV Primary Sub Station at

Saraya Bandar Jissah

Oman National Engineering amp Investment

Co(SOAG)

Bait Al Barka Viewing Platform amp Sea wall Oman Shapoorji Construction Co LLC

Construction of Medium Wave Radio Transmission

Station in Barkabahla amp Buraimi Premier International Project LLC

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Al Batinah Coastal Housing Project

barkaMusanna amp Suwaiq Radic Construction Company LLC

Commercial amp Residential Building at Mumtaz area Shaksy Engineering Services LLC

Dualization of Ibri ndash Al Dariz-Miskin Road Strabag Oman LLC

Re-Build of Air strip existing at Rusail amp Sayq Strabag Oman LLC

Wadi Minqal amp Wadi Bani Jaber Asphalt Road

Section - 1 Strabag Oman LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section -

1Package 1 - B STFA-HLG JV

Civil Work Services for Safah (B-09) Wadi Latham

(B-27) Fields Special Technical Services

Gas Processing Plant at Abu Tubul Block 60 Special Technical Services

EPC of RAH Substation STS Tebodin LLC

Treated Effluent Supply to Al Riyam amp Kalbou

Parks Teejan Trading amp Contracting

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

MC 4a ndash Civil Aviation Head Quarters Towell Construction amp Company LLC

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

Expansion of Distrib Network Seeb Wilyat ndash Seeb Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Water Distribution Network for Wilyat -AL Qabil amp

Ibra Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Construction of Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Expressway Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

BP Oman - Khazzan Project Al EZ TradingTransport amp Contracting CoLLC

Kempinski HotelThe Wave Muscat Carillion Alawi LLC

Upgrading of Sinaw-Mahout Road Section-02 Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway (Halban Junction) Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway-Package-2 Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC)

Major Site laboratories

Project Contractor

Head Quarter Building for PDO at MAF Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport ndash

Supply of dredged material

Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Expeditionary Tent Beddown Area at Masirah Island

Cosmopolitan ndash EMTA Joint Venture

BP ndash Pipeline Installation amp Site Construction Galfar Engineering

Rehabilitation Works (Roads Bridges) at Quriyat Federcei Stirling Batco

Health Centre at Saham Al Badi Trading amp Construction

Sohar Bulk Jetty Oman Operation Saipem ndash Afcons Joint Venture

PDO ndash SNDC Project at Qurn Alam

Al Hassan Engineering

2nd Asian Beach Game 2010 at Wudam Carillion Alawi LLC

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Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Health Centre at Rahab

Al Dahleez International LLC

Sohar Bulk Jetty Project

Saipem- Afcons Joint Venture

Court Complex at Rustaq

Carillion Alawi LLC

PDO Bahja ndash Plot Development

Sayouh Mahwees Trd amp Cont Co LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid Sur Road Astaldi ndash Ozkar JV and STFA-HLG JV

ROP ndash Sidab Harbour Project Carillion Alawi LLC

Salalah International Airport LampT Galfar Contortion

Construction of Al Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Express way Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 5 FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

Air traffic control at Masira Darim Construction company LLC

Transfer station at Fanza Malik Sohar

STF Complex -Suwaiq Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Ras Al Hamra Development Project (RAH - 435) Al Turki Enterprises LLC

Zulia Power plant (PDO) Al Hassan Engineering LLC

SNCP Qurnalam Al Hassan Engineering LLC

RAH International School Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A

Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Halban prade ground project (SSF) Trading amp Investment LLC

Jabel Akhthar Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

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Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

SUR IPP Douglas OHI

MC-5 Salalah International Airport L amp T India and L amp T Oman

MC-5 Salalah International Airport Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Shadeed Iron amp Steel L amp T Oman

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Health Centre Ibri Master Bin Karam

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

Trasnsfer Station SUR Mallak Sohar

Dualization of Mahdha-AL Rawdha Road

Buraimi

Premier International

Duqm Port Road Strabag Oman LLC

Mall of Oman - Package - 2 SPCCC

Dualization of Adam - Thumrait Road Part - 2

(ATD Project)

CCC (Oman) LLC

Durability Test of Concrete such as Chloride Migration Test and Rapid Chloride Permeability Test

Field Compaction test is used to provide the basis for control the fill material compaction

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Rapid chloride penetration test for concrete to asses the chloride ion penetration

Durability Test of Concrete such as Water Penetration Test

Permeability Apparatus Constant amp Falling Head for Granular ampClaySilt

Transverse Strength of Kerb Stone

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Non Destructive Structural Investigation

Exposure of foundation for visual inspection and NDT

Cover meter surevy Test indicates position of reinforecemnt bars hardned concrete

Ultra sonic pulse velocity measurement to assess the uniformity of concrete Detects internal flaws cracks and segregation etc

Rebound Hammer test to find the insitu concrete strength Surface hardness

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Direct Shear test to find the cohesion(C) and angle of internal friction(ɸ) in soil samples

Insitu concrete coring to determine the compressive strength

Marshall stability test for asphalt mixes

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

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Lonestar Alpha Labs undertake onshore amp offshore ground investigations for a wide variety of civil and

industrial construction infrastructure and pipeline projects We pride ourselves by adopting the same

professional approach to both large multi-disciplinary investigation projects as well as small simple structures

Our Investigation is supervised by highly qualified amp experienced geotechnical engineers and geologists

General Geotechnical Engineering Services

Design and planning of ground investigations

Settlement Monitoring

Foundation Designs and Proof Checking

Design of Reinforced Earth Structures

Design of Deep Foundations (Piles Well) amp Mat Foundations

Borehole drilling amp soil investigations (SPT)

Dynamic Cone Penetration Testing (DCPT)

Static Cone Penetration Test with pore-pressure measurement (CPTU)

Sample coring and analysis

Down hole and Cross Hole Seismic Tests

Trial pitting and trenching

Slope stability analysis amp studies

Pumping Tests and permeability Lugeon Tests

Double Ring Infiltrometer Tests

Plate bearing Tests and in-situ CBRs

Electrical Resistively Test

Thermal Resistivity Test

Resistively Profiling amp Resistivity Mapping

Groundwater Monitoring Sampling and Analysis

Preparation of factual and interpretative reporting

Soil Investigations

Soil Geotechnical investigations are performed by geotechnical engineers to obtain information on the physical

and mechanical properties of soil and rock around a site to design earthworks and foundations for proposed

structures and for repair of distress to earthworks and structures caused by subsurface conditions A geotechnical

investigation includes surface exploration and subsurface exploration of a site Our rigs are cable to drill vertical

holes down to 400m and inclined holes down to 200m below existing ground level

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Soil sampling using variety of samplers to collect disturbed samples relatively undisturbed samples and

undisturbed samples Samplers such as Hand Shovel Machine driven auger continuous flight auger Split-

Spoon SPT sampler Shelby Tube Sampler Piston Sampler

Laboratory tests

A wide variety of laboratory tests performed on soils and rocks to measure different properties

Although detailed list of laboratory testing is presented in Civil section some of the typical tests involved in the

investigation are given below

Water Content

Particle size Analysis Grain Size Distribution

Sedimentation Hydrometer analysis

Atterberg limits

California Bearing Ratio (CBR)

Direct Shear Test

Oedometer Test (Consolidation)

Swelling Pressure Test

Tri-axial Test

Unconfined Compressive Strength

Chemical Analysis of Soil and Water

In-Situ geotechnical tests

Standard Penetration Test (SPT) - in-situ standard penetration test designed to provide information on the

properties of soil while also collecting a disturbed soil sample for grain-size analysis and soil classification

Dynamic Cone Penetration Test (DCPT) - in-situ dynamic cone penetration test designed to provide

information on the properties of sub soil of natural ground or for pavement DCPT is useful to determine the in-

situ CBR and subgrade modulus

Cone Penetration Test (CPT) ndash standard Cone Penetration Test is performed using an instrumented probe

with a conical tip pushed into the soil hydraulically at a constant rate CPT instrument records tip resistance

friction resistance along the sleeve and pore-pressure measurement For bigger sites usually the CPTs are

performed in combination with drilling of boreholes to correlate so that the investigation is economical and

appropriate CPT data interpretation is used for correlation of soil properties and also to determine Soil Bearing

Capacity (SBC)

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Constant head Falling head permeability tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability)

of different types of soil is the most important step in designing any groundwater control system The knowledge

of this property is much useful in solving problems involving yield of water bearing strata seepage through

earthen dams stability of earthen dams and embankments of canal bank affected by seepage settlement etc The

falling head method of determining permeability is used for soil with low discharge where as the constant head

permeability test is used for coarse-grained soils with a reasonable discharge in a given time For very fine-

grained soil capillarity permeability test is recommended

Lugeon Test or Packer Tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability) of different types of

rocks is a key step in designing any groundwater control system in a rock We do perform Packer Permeability

Tests in Rocks

Groundwater Monitoring

Our geotechnical field staffs are well trained for installing Piezometers and groundwater monitoring Piezometers

are two types viz Type-1 is Standpipe Piezometer and Type-2 is Vibrating-Wire Piezometers Standpipe

piezometer facilitates Groundwater levels measurement using dip meter or water level indicators while VW

piezometers are useful for monitoring Pore-Water pressures continuously using special devices attached to data

loggers

Groundwater Samples can be collected for analysis in the chemical and microbiological lab Routine drinking

water analysis trace metals and organic parameters can be tested and evaluated

Slope Stability Studies

The field of slope stability encompasses the analysis of static and dynamic stability of slopes of earth and rock-fill

dams slopes of other types of embankments excavated slopes and natural slopes in soil and soft rock Lonestar

Alpha can provide slope stability investigation analysis (including modelling) and design mitigation which can

be completed by our well trained and qualified geologists and geotechnical engineers

Settlement Monitoring

Settlement Monitoring surveys is performed to determine the degree of horizontal and vertical displacement of

structures pavements and embankments over a defined period Severe pavement damage and structural failure

can be a direct result of settlement and therefore it is critical that movement be detected and measured Our Senior

Engineering Surveyors and Geotechnical Engineers are available to assist you with the development and

implementation of a monitoring system to suit individual requirements

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Other Geotechnical Field Tests

Plate Load Tests

In-Situ CBR Tests

Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Soil Thermal Resistivity Tests

Pile Integrity Tests

Infiltration Rate Tests using Double Ring Infiltrometer

Geotechnical Field Tests

Geophysical seismic tests are useful to determine dynamic soil rock properties which will be used in

design of machine and any other vibrating equipment foundations

Two typical seismic tests performed as part of the geotechnical investigations are

Downhole seismic test and

Crosshole seismic test

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LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL TESTS

LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING EQUIPMENTS

Drilling Rigs Desco Inc 2No SP4500S amp 3No

SP3500S (crawler)

Split-Spoon Sampler

Drilling Rig Ellettari EK100S amp EK 200S (crawler) Piston Type Samples

Drilling Rigs Truck Mounted Vibrating Wire Piezometers Devices amp Loggers

Drilling Rods Tricone Bits

Standard SPT sets and rods Tungsten Carbide Drilling Bits (96mm amp 101mm amp

above)

Single Double amp Triple Tube Core Barrels ndash

Conventional amp Wireline system

Diamond Bits Surface amp Impregnated (96mm amp

101mm amp above) ndash Conventional amp Wireline system

Shelby Tubes Automatic Water level Meter

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Test equipment (DCPT) Bailers for Groundwater Sampling

Down-The-Hole Hammer (DTH Hammer) Packer Test Apparatus

Surveying Equipments (Auto Levels Total Station

GPS and Accessories)

Variable Geotechnical Softwares (gINT etc)

Thermal Resistivity Test Apparatus (KD2 Pro) Electrical Resistivity Test Apparatus (Nillson)

SUBSURFACE SOIL ROCK GROUNDWATER

Soil Investigation Drilling in Soils and Rocks

Bearing Capacity amp Settlement Analysis Slope Stability Analysis

Trial Pits Standard Penetration Test - SPT

Permeability in Soil (Falling Constant Head) Dynamic Cone Penetration Test - DCPT

Permeability in Rock (Lugeon Packer Test) Infiltration Rate Tests

Groundwater Monitoring and Sampling Installation of Inclinometers amp Pressure Meters

In-situ CBR Tests Installation of Piezometers

Soil Swelling Tests Plate Load Tests

Vane Shear Tests Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Down Hole Seismic Tests Cross Hole Seismic Tests

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KEY STAFF AT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

J Pavan Kumar Sr Geotechnical Engineer MTech - Geotechnical 8

Tauseef anwar Geologist MSc Geology 5

Bahrudeen assain

Mohammed Geologist MSc Geology 5

Anjali Geologist BSc in Geology 8

Imran Ishaq Engineering asst Dip Civil 5

Mohammed Al-Ansari Logistics and Supervisor High School 10

Ameen Khalfan Field Coordinator High School 8

Abdullah Field Coordinator High School 5

Rit Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 15

Purna Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 16

Rajan Basnet Drilling Operator High School 10

Subarna Paija Drilling Operator High School 11

Lil Bahadur Sr Mechanic High School 11

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RECENT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Client Consultant No of Boreholes

Oman National Railway

Project Segments 2 amp 6

Italferr SpA MOTC 65 BH 80 TP amp

Piezometers

Bunker Terminal at Duqm Oman Oil Marketing Co

(OOMC)

Worley Parsons Oman

Engineering (WPOE)

10 BH amp MASW

survey

Mahdah ndash Rawdah Road

Dualization project

Premier International Mott McDonald 22 BH 15 TP amp

Slope stability

Yibal-Khuff FEED project Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

95 BH 45 TP amp 11

Downhole seismic

Well pad stability

investigations at Fahud

Mabrouk Khulud West D

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

18 BH

Batinah Expressway Pkg 3 Simplex Infrastructure Parsons International

MOTC

79 BH

Adam ndash Thumrait

Dualization Project

Parsons International MOTC 150 BH 365 TP

Lime Calcination project at

Salalah

Carmeuse Inc - 15 BH 10 TP amp

Diagraphy drilling

Duqm Area A B amp C Sultan Qaboos University

(SQU)

SEZAD 65 BH amp 20 TP

Various Substation projects

in all Governorates

Dawood Engineering

Consultancy

Mezoon Electricity 50 BH 25 TP 50

ERTs

Chromite Quarry Drilling Arabian Gulf Trading - 7 BH

Transmission line at Taqah Rukun Al Yaqeen Int Mott McDonald 50 BH amp 61 TP

Izz ndash Adam Road

Dualization Project

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

25 BH amp 8 TPs

Bid bid ndash Sur Road

Dualization Project

Astaldi ndash Ozkar Joint

Venture

Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

89 BH 8 TPs

Piezometers

Water Distribution Network

at Al Amerat

Taeyoung ndash Hasan Juma

Baker JV

Sogreah Consultants 25 BH 130 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Taxiway and Airlift Ramp

at Al Musannah Airbase

American International

Contractors Inc

- 34 BH amp 62 TP

Water Distribution Network

at Al Khoud

Towell Infrastructure

Projects Co LLC

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

11 BH 7 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Interchanges btn Airport amp

Muscat Expressway

Soares Da Costa ndash Oman

United Engg Services JV

Parsons International 15 BHs amp 10 TP

Oman Botanic Garden Diwan Royal Court Alatec (Spain) 75 BH

Qurayiat-Al-Amerat Road Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

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Tunnel

Al-Haffa District

Development Infrastructure

Dohfar Municipality Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

11 BH

Piezometers

Salam Resort amp Spa in Yiti

Muscat

Sama Dubai Halcrow International 58 BH

amp Piezometers

Al-Ansab STP Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Khatib AlAmi 6 BH

Limestone Quarry for

Doqoum Dry Dock

Daewoo Co Daewoo Co 6 BH

Barka Water Reservoir

Expansion Works

Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Mott Mac Donald 12 BH

Soil Resistivity

Information Centers at

Nizwa amp Ibri

Ministry of Higher

Education

Development Services amp

Maintenance

6 BH

Irrigation System Plan for

Dhofar Municipality

Dhofar Municipality Consulting Engineering

Services

7 BH

Infiltration Tests

Cyclone Damage

Rehabilitation Works in Ras

Al-Hadd

CCC Parsons International Investigation for

Ground

Improvement

Soil Resistivity OMIFCO - Soil Resistivity

Seeb Cornice Road

Improvement Bridges

Muscat Municipality Atkins 7 BH

Dualization FarqNizwa to

Marfaa Daris Road

Ministry of Transport and

Communication

Parsons International 18 BH

Dualization of Al Kharjiah

Street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

Bidbid Sur Road Sec-1 MOTC Dar Al Handasah 31 BH Piezometers

120TPs

Flood Protection Dams-

Liwa and Shinaz Area

Ministry of water

resources and regional

municipalities

Renardet amp Fitchner 29 BH 40 TPs

Housing at Hail Al Ghaf

Quriyat

Muscat Municipality - 10 BH amp 10 TPs

132kV OHL from Harweel

to Thumrait

Petroleum Development

Oman

Worley Parsons 11 BH 11TPs amp ERT

132kV OHL from Dank to

Al Hail

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

43 BH 20 TPs amp

ERT

132kV OHL from Al Wasit

to Buraimi Grid Ss

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

27 BH 11TPrsquos amp

ERT

Al Athaiba Junction

Improvements

Muscat Municipality Parsons Intl Co 12 BH 7 TP Asphalt

Coring

Third Laneing from Bait Al Muscat Municipality Parsons International 35 BH 34 TP

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Barka to Mabelah Asphalt Coring

Design and construction of

Dualization of Al Murtaffa

street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 26 BH 15 TP

Asphalt Coring

Proposed Tower

Constructions in OMAN

Ministry of Broadcasting Rohde amp Schwarz 16BH

EPC of power plant Daleel

Facility

L amp T Electromech Mott Mac Donald 7 BH 10TP ERT

Royal Suite at Haima and

Emergency block

Dewan of Royal Court Tebodin amp Partners LLC 4BH 4TP

Navigation Aids System

Muscat International

Airport and Salalah Airport

Thales Deutschland

Germany

Thales Deutschland

Germany

6BH 5ERT

Upgrade of DPS amp B-Block

facility Daleel oil Fields

Daleel Petroleum Attila Dogan 4BH 2ERT

13233kV Grid Station at

Quriyat

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 4BH TPs

132kV OHL from Quriyat

to Jahloot

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 60BH 60TPs 60ERT

Supreme Court at Al

Ghubra Guest House

Royal Court Affairs

Royal Estates The Palace

Consulting Engineering

Services LLC

12BH TPs

GEOTECH DRILLING RIGS

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DESCO SP4500S Rigs DESCO SP3500S Rigs

Site Work Photographs

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash AREA A B amp C at Duqm

Client SEZAD Consultant SQU

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Yibal Khuff Project at Yibal

Client Galfar Engg amp Cont Consultant PDO

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Inclined Coring at Chromite Mine near Sumail

Client Arabian Gulf Trading

GEOTEC

HNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Oman National Railway Project

Segments 2 amp 6

Client MOTC Consultant Italferr SpA

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR

BARKA WATER RESERVOIR EXPANSION

Client Galfar Consultant Mott Mac Donald

SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATION BIDBID-SUR ROAD

SECTION 1

Client MOTC Consultant Dar Al Handasah Shair amp Partners

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR SEEB-CORNICHE ROAD

IMPROVEMENT BRIDGE 6 MUSCAT

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Atkins

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR 132KV OHL FROM DANK

TO AL HAIL amp 132KV OHL FROM SIBETHA TO BURAIMI

Client CivilCo Consultant Mott Mac Donald Energoprojekt

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR FLOOD PROTECTION DAMS

SHINAZ AREA ndash HATTA-A HATTA-B FAYDH amp BIDAH

Client MRMWR Consultant Fitchner amp Renardet

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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FLYOVER WIDENING AND JUNCTION IMPROVEMENTS AT AL ATHAIBA INTERCHANGE

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THIRD LANING OF MAIN ROAD FROM AL MAWELAH INTERCHANGE TO BAIT AL BARKHA RA

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

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SURVEYING WITH TOTAL STATION EQUIPMENT FOR

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PURPOSES

ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY TEST

RESISTIVITY MAPPING amp RESISTIVITY PROFILING

PIEZOMETER INSTALLATION INCLINED DRILLING WITH PACKER TEST

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL amp

MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTING

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Lonestar Alpha Lab provides a full range of chemical environmental and microbiological analytical services to

industrial engineeringconsulting and government clients throughout the Sultanate of Oman Lonestar Alpha

analytical expertise includes organic and inorganic analyses of water soil air food and many other matrices The

lab production capability capacity and advancement of instrumentation ensure the reliability and performance

needed to successfully deliver major analytical projects Instruments are dedicated to specific matrices and

analyses to prevent cross contamination Our reports are fully supported by QAQC deliverables designed to meet

the requirements of the regulatory program for which the data will be utilized Our reports are designed for ease-

of-results interpretation as well as efficient validation of the support data

TESTING DIFFERENT MATRICES

DomesticFormationGroundReclamation Water

Desalination Water amp Marine Samples

Marine Life

Plant Tissue

Reverse Osmosis

Soils amp Sediments

Food Products

Metal Samples

Concrete Products

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WaterWastewater Metallic Constituents

WaterWastewater Organic Constituents

Water Cations amp Anions

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

Stack amp Process Emission Monitoring

Indoor Air Quality

Contamination Pollution Studies Environmental Chemistry organics inorganics metals

Analytical chemistry using AAS XRF OES IRC and wet chemistry

Noise amp Vibration Monitoring

Microbiological Analysis

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AMBIENT AIR amp STACK EMISSION MONITORING

CO amp CO2

Hydrogen Sulfide

Hydrocarbons

Metal Particulates

NOx SOx

Oxygen

Volatile Organic Compounds

Dioxin amp Furion

MICROBIOLOGICAL AIR QUALITY MONITORING

Bacteria(CFUm3

Moulds (CFUm3)

Identification of Microorganisms up to Species level

INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ)

Lonestar Alpha leads the way in Indoor Air Quality Services with our dedicated team of field staff and the latest

equipment We are equipped to investigate chemical and biological exposure situations

IAQ Air Monitoring Services

VOCs and SVOCs

Fungal Mold Indentification Quantification

Total Respirable Particulates

Toxic Vapors

Sick Building Syndrome

Bacterial Indentification Quantification

Typical IAQ Surveys

IAQ profile for preliminary building study

Baseline IAQ monitoring

Mold Fungal contamination monitoring using spore trap sampling devices

Compliance monitoring for municipal amp Government enviromental agencies

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HSE monitoring for critical response of environmental hazards

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE (IH)

Lonestar Alpha is capable of providing a wide variety of Industrial Hygiene Service

using state of the art equipment and depth of experience with IH procedures

NoiseDosimetry TLV+8Hr TWA

Particulates (Total PM 10 PM 50 PM 25)

Combustible Gases (Total Hydrocarbons)

VOCs and SVOCs

Total and Respirable Fibers

Metals and Inorganics

Typical Industrial Hygiene Monitoring

HSE monitoring for corporate or client requirec field data collection

Compliance monitoring for Municipal or Governmental agency requirements

Background monitoring for comparative Environmental studies

HYGIENE AUDITING AND INSPECTIONS

Hygiene Auditing

Hygiene Inspections and Hygiene recommendations

Assisting in ISOHACCP Certifications

Microbiological Sampling and Analysis of Food and Water

Swab sampling and Air Monitoring

Hotel and Industrial HAACP and Hygiene System Implementation

Assisting in Laboratory setup and Accreditations Response monitoring for safety analysis and quality assurance audits

OIL ANALYSIS

Lube Oil

Transformer Oil

Compressor Oil

Diesel

Heavy fuel

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY amp ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WATER EFFLUENT SEAWATER SOIL SEDIMENT ANALYSIS

Acidity Sulfide Selenium

Alkalinity TDS Silicon

Ammonia Temperature Silver

Bicarbonate Total Hardness Sodium

BOD Total Nitrogen Strontium

Boron Total Organic Carbon Thallium

Chlorite chlorate Potassium

Bromate TSS Tin

Carbonate Turbidity Titanium

Chlorides Aluminum Vanadium

COD Antimony Zink

Color Arsenic Aromatic Volatile Orgabicx (BTEX)

Conductivity Barium Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

Cyanides Beryllium Crude amp Refined Product Fingerprinting

Dissolved Oxygen Cadmium Extractible Organic Halides

Fluoride Calcium Haloacetic Acids

Free Chlorine Chromium Halogenated Volatile Organics

Magnesium Hardness Cobalt Herbicides amp Pesticides

Nitrates Copper Nitroaromatic amp Cyclic Ketones

Nitrites Hexavalent Chromium Organic and Volatile Acids

Oil amp Grease Iron PCBrsquos

Organic Nitrogen Lead Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)

pH Lithium Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Phenols Magnesium Total Organic Halides

Phosphates Mercury Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)

Phosphorus Molybdenum Trihalomethanes

Residual Chlorine Nickel Volatile Organic Compounds

Salinity Niobium Pthalate Esters

Sodium Absorption Ratio

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FOOD CHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL TEST

Fish and Value added fish products vegetable oils Ketchups Mayonnaise Vinegar Cooked sea

food Cooked Non sea foods Canned foods Vegetables Snacks Ghee Cheese Honey Sweats etc

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

GIDELINES - OMAN STANDARDGULF STANDARDOther International Standards

TEST METHODS- AOACASTAAOCSISOSASOASTMBS

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Protein Cholesterol

Fat content Phosphorous

Vitamins Sodium

Moisture Potassium

Ash Calcium

Dietary Fibre Lead

Sugar Cadmium

Starch Mercury

Saturated Fat Iron

Unsaturated Fat Magnesium

Arsenic Aflatoxins

Moisture content Histamine

Volatile protein Irradiation

Pesticides Sudan Dyes

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

TEST METHODS ndash USFDA BAMAOACCCFRACMMEFISO

GUIDELINES ndash OMANI STANDARDGSOPHLS

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Aerobic Plate Count Listeria monocytogens

Lactobacillus acidophilus Shelf Life Analysis

Escherichia coli Enterobacteriaceae

Escherichia coli O157 H7 Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Fecal Coliforms Shigella

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Total Coliforms Listeria spp

Staphylococcus aureus Clostridium perfringens

Salmonella Yeast and Mould

Vibrio cholera Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Anaerobic plate count Campylobacter

Histamine Bacillus cereus

Aflatoxin

CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalis

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulphate content of soil

Water soluble Sulphate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulphate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

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ORE ANALYSIS

Dolomite Ore Iron Ore

Copper Ore Nickel Ore

Chromium Ore Limestone Ore

Manganese Ore Gypsum

Dunite Quartz

STEEL CHEMISTRY

Alloys Brass amp Bronze

Aluminum Alloys Chemical Composition of Steel

ASTM A 262 (Various) Diffused Hydrogen Test

ASTM G 48 (Variou) Purity of Metals

ASTM G 6667 Nickel Alloys

OIL ANALYSIS

Appearance Flash Point Specific Gravity

Ash Content Water content Insoluble pentane

Carbon Conradson Residue Wear Metals Total Acid Number

Kinematic Viscosity Break Down voltage Total Base Number

Dissipation factor Oil Content Viscosity Index

Color Pour Point Flash Point

Copper Corrosion BS amp W Density

Neutralization number Resistivity Interfacial tension

Dissolve gas Sediment Sulphur content

Cloud point Distillation PCB

Oxidation test Gassing

AMBIENT AIR STACK MONITORING

Carbon Dioxide RPM (PM 10 5 25)

Carbon Monoxide Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Chlorine Content SO2

Hydrogen Sulfide Total Acid Concentration

Lower Explosion Limit Total Hydrocarbon

Oxides of Nitrogen Total Particulate Concentration

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Oxygen Volatile Organic Compounds

Ozone Dioxin amp Furion

INDOOR AIR QUALITY ndash IAQ INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE - IH

Asbestos Bulk Sample Analysis Total amp Respirable Fibers

Asbestos Fiber Concentration in Air Total amp Respirable Particulates

Bacterial amp Microbial Identification Total Plate Count

FungalMould Identification Toxic Vapors

Metals VOC amp SVOC

Noise Monitoring Dosimetry TWA Yeast amp Mould Identification

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF WATER

Test Method ndash BS ENISOAPHAAWWACMMEF CCFRA

GUIDELINES ndash Omani standardGSOWHODubai Municipality

WATER WASTE WATERINDUSTRIES WATER SOIL

Heterotrophic plate count

Total Coliforms

Escherichia coli

EnterococciFecal streptococci

Pseudomonas aeroginosa Staphylococcus aureus

Legionella spp Nematodes

Sulphate Reducing Bacteria Yeast amp Mould

Salmonella Microscopic observations and interpretations

Vibrio cholera Standard Plate count at 22 o C

Fecal Coliform Clostridium perfringens

Legionella anisa

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 1

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 2-14

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MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF PERSONAL SWABSSURFACE SWABSEQUIPMENT

SWABS

Total coliforms

Fecal coliforms

Escherichia coli

Aerobic plate count

Staphylococcus aureus

Yeast and Mould

Salmonella spp

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

HairoilsHair creams Hair shampooBody lotion Chemical DepilinatorsTalcum PowderDeoderants

Toilette soapSkin cream etc As per GSOOS SASO USFDAAOAC Standards

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

Appearance Thermal Stability

Color Total Fat

Odor Lead

Homogenous Cadmium

Texture Nickel

Seperation Chromium

Skin Irritation Test Ethanol insoluble matter

Marking Water insoluble matter

Language Total free Alkali

Instructions for Use Chlorides calculated as NaCl

Warning phrases concerning the product (if any) Saponification Value

Chemical and Physical Tests Free Fatty Acid as Oliec Acid

Moisture Extraneous matter

pH Total Non Acqueos content

Sediment and suspended matter Peroxide value

Alchohol content Total Bacterial count

Formaldehyde Yeast and Mould

Essential oils Pseudomonas aeroginosa

Volatile matter Staphylococcus aureus

Non volatile alcohol matter

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL EQUIPMENTS

pH Meter Conductivity Meter pH Meters

Dissolved Oxygen Meter Turbidity Meter

Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

FAASGFAAS Hg Analyzer

EDXRF Analyzer ndash Philips MiniPal2

Muffle Air Furnace (1100˚C) Breakdown voltage

ICP- OES Colour apparatus for OIL

GC-MSGC centrifuge

IC Open cup ndashClosed cup Flash point

UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometer HACH TAN delta Resistivity meter

Dissolved gas Analyser ( TOGA) AAS

TAN Titrator Microscope

Copper corrosion Colony Counter

Karl fisher colometric Viscometer

Interfacial tensometer OES

Biological safety Cabinet UV apparatus

Shaker Water bath

Freezer Incubator

Chillier Autoclave

Micro pipetter Vortex

pipetter

Weighing Balance

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KEY STAFF AT CHEMICALMICROBIOLOGICAL LAB

MAJOR CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL CLIENTS

Client Client

HMR Consultants Dhofar Power Company

Geo-Resources Omani Euro Foods Industries

Al-Safa Environmental Consultancy Al-Hassan Engineering Company

Five Oceans Dawood Contracting Company

Fugro Middle East Natural Resources Consultants

Gulf Mining ICES

Muscat Chromite Sohar Steel LLC

Total Management Trading Construction Materials Industries

Emirates Trading Co Al-Shidhani Refreshments Enterprises

Oman Chromite Oman Aluminium Processing Industries LLC

Muscat Overseas Radisson Blu

National Arabian Gulf International Desalination amp Water Treatment

ASB Group Dhofar Beverages

Majan Mining Company OMASCO

Haya Oman Liquefied Natural Gas Company

Oman Polyproplene Swan Foods LLC

Oman Methanol Bahwan Engineering Co

NAME DESIGNATION EXPERIENCE

P Tejali Lab Manager 17 yrs

Asad Naqvi Chemical Lab Supervisor 17 yrs

OD Sebastian Senior Chemist 32 yrs

Vinu Mohan Senior Microbiologist 7 yrs

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Sohar Aluminum OMIFCO

Oman Refreshment Occidental Mukhaizna LLC

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissa Special Technical Services

ENATO Consolidated Contractors Company

Blue City Northern Minerals Company

Andam International Sweets of Oman

SUR Desalination (Bahwan Veolia Water) Lalbuksh Voltas Engineering Services

STFA Bahwan Veolia Water LLC

Larsen amp Turbo COWI-Larsen

GALFAR Khimji Permoglaze (Oman) LLC

AATCO United Chrome LLC

Interbeton amp Six Construct Oman Flour Mills Company

Douglas OHI Oman National Engineering amp Investment

VALE -Oman Petrogas

BP Oman Sohar aluminium

Siemens-Oman American Embassy

Tawoos Catering Wacasco Catering

MAF DALKIA Al Futtaim amp Sons

Enhance Khimji Ramdas LLC

Oman Oasis National Mineral water CO LLC

Areej Vegetablesamp Oil Derivatives National Pharmaceuticals

Towell Infrastructure Tulip Inn

The Chedi Grand Hyatt

Al Bustan Palace Muscat Holiday INN

Hotel Ibis Park Inn

Radisson Blu Mother Care

Tabreed Taghleef Indusries

NABIL Biscuits ATTCO

Worely parrsion AECOM

Honda Rotem Abensia

Global Gypsum Board Minvest

Global Engineering SteamTech

Mazoom Pharmacy Muscat Pharmacy

IBN- SINA Pharmacy Golden Jood Trading

Sun rise Global Beya Global Muscat

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MECHANICAL CORROSION AND METALLURGICAL TESTING

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Lonestar Alpha has the capability to cater to the physical metallurgical testing requirements of a wide range of

materials and products The testing capability and experience are recognized by reputed organizations like

PDO OXY BP OGC etc and third party inspection agencies Tests are generally carried out to international

standards set by ASTM BS ASME API AWS and others Lonestar Alpha offers quality service to

international standards accurate results and quick turnaround at reasonable cost

Lonestar Alpha Mechanical Metallurgical Corrosion Testing Capabilities Include

Tensile compression Test Vickers Hardness RockwellBrinell Hardness

Impact (Ambient temp to -196degC) BendFlatteningNick Break Test Elevated Temperature

tensile testing

Corrosion Test - ASTM

A262G48G28ASTM A 923

ASTM E 562 Ferrite measurement

by ferritscope Flexure

Proof Load Breaking Load Failure Load

Coating Thickness Coating Continuity Coating Adhesion

MacroMicro Examination Fillet Weld Break Nick Break

HIC SSCC test in accordance with

NACE standards Chemistry by OES

Failure Analysis and

Material Investigation

Chemical analysis of metallic materials of

Fe and Ni base alloys In situ Replica Metallography

Metallic sample collection at

site for chemical analysis

Strand wire testing for mechanical

properties Portable hardness testing Manhole Cover testing

Rubber testing Geo-textile testing HDPE testing

Materials frequently tested include

Metals and alloy products such as plates shapes bares pipes and fittings

Welding procedure qualification test coupons

Welding consumable qualification test coupons

Welder qualification test coupons

Welding procedure test coupons

Steel Bars Wires and Fabric for concrete reinforcement

Galvanized Steel products

Fasteners

Metal Castings

Cemented Carbide Products

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories offers a wide range of metallurgical services to many diverse industries supported by

an experienced team of metallurgical engineers trained technicians and modern equipment The following

services are offered

o Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

o Replica and In-situ Metallography

o Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

o Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

o Failure Analysis and Investigation

o Other Services

Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

Scanning Electron Microscopy

Stereomicroscopy

Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis

Fractrography

Macrostructural Examination

Microstructural Examination

Microhardness Evaluation

Replica and In-situ Metallography

In-situ Replica Metallography

Replication of Fractures

Replication of Surface Features

Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

Lonestar Alpha is equipped to undertake corrosion testing and evaluation in accordance with NACE and ASTM

standards for qualification of materials used in corrosive environments which include sea water brine blackish

water and sour service The following tests are conducted

Resistance to Pitting and Crevice Corrosion

Susceptibility to Intergranular Corrosion Attack

Resistance to Sulfide Stress Cracking (SSC)

Resistance to Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC)

Examination of Scales and Corrosion Products

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Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

Periodic inspections serve to identify degradation processes at an early stage and thereby provide necessary

information for assessment of condition usability and remaining life Further the initiation of timely repair or

replacement actions substantially reduced or eliminates costly capital and downtime losses

Lonestar has the capability and experience to perform comprehensive inspections necessary for condition

usability and remaining life assessment of a wide range of materials and components used in structures plants and

operating equipment

Power plant and auxiliary boiler tubes headers and connectors

Turbine nozzles vanes combustor lines and casings

Oil and gas processing equipment and components

Equipment and components of marineoffshore structures

Drilling and downhole equipment and components

Engine Components

Failure Analysis and Investigation

Supported by its integrated analytical facilities and the diverse professional capabilities of its staff Lonestar has

for the last several years provided accurate and timely analyses and investigations into failures of components

Reports include comprehensive photographic documentation of observations discussions of findings conclusions

on the mechanism and root cause of failure

Other Services

Lonestar offer assistance in the following areas

Material selection for intended service

Preparation of material testing and inspection procedures

Study of failure mechanisms of complex systems

Troubleshooting

Research and development

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LIST OF METALLURGY TESTS

LIST OF METALLURGY LAB EQUIPMENTS Instron Universal Tensile Tester Lathe Machine

Satec Charpy Impact testing machine Charpy Broaching Machine

Forcipol Bend Testing machine Gas Cutting Gear

Olympus Metallurgical Microscope Carl Zeiss

microscope upto 1600X

Stereo Microscope

Metlabcorp Micro Polisher Digital Verniers

Automatic Polishing machine Digital Micrometers

Water Chiller Bath Coating thickness Meter

Optorama Shadowgraph Holiday detector

Digital thermometers Band Saw Machine

Vickers hardness tester Hack Saw Machine

Fischer Ferritscope Universal Milling Machine

STEEL REBARS EXOTIC MATERIAL

Tensile Tests Bend Tests

Elevated Temperature Tensiles Rebar Tensile Bend and Rebend

Proof Load test Fracture Test

Macro Preparation amp Examination Coating thickness test Holiday Detection Test

Peel Off Test Vickers Rockwell Hardness Survey

Charpy Impact Test Micro Examination with photograph

Ferrite Count (Point Count method) - count Ferrite Content (Magnetic Method) - spots

A262 Test Practice CE ASTM G48ASTM G28 tests

SSCC Test HIC Test

Chemical Analysis XRD EDXRF Analysis

SEMEDS Analysis Detailed Failure Investigation Material investigation

CTOD In-situ Replica Metallography

Strand Wire Tensile Test Manhole Cover Compression Test

Ring Stiffness Test GRE Rubber Plastic Geo-textile Tensile testing

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KEY STAFF AT METALLURGY LAB

Anil Vashishta Pratik Raval Sasikumar Isehaq Chezian

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Anil Vashishta Operations Manager

Metallurgical Head

BE Metallurgical

Engineering 24 years

Pratik Raval Test House Supervisor BE Mechanical

Engineering 10 years

KSasikumar Senior Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 14 years

GChezhian Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 06 years

Ishaq Al Harassi Senior Engineer BE Mechanical

Engineering 08 years

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BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

Website

wwwlonestaralphacom

General Email infolonestaralphacom

Branches

Muscat (Central Laboratory) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24501524 24505590

Fax +968 24503814

Email muscatlablonestaralphacom

Muscat (Chemistry Environmental) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24504206 24504924

Fax +968 24502635

Email chemlablonestaralphacom

Muscat (Micro-biology) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24504206 24504924

Fax +968 24502635

Email microlablonestaralphacom

Sohar PO Box 84 PC 327 Sohar Industrial Estate Sohar ndash Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 26751775 26751920 26751976

Fax +968 26751331

Email civilsoharlonestaralphacom

Duqm Tel +968 99278040 92303290

Fax +968 24503814

Email duqmlablonestaralphacom

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Salalah

Tel +968 2321 3390 +968 92038358

Fax +968 2321 3391

Email salalahlablonestaralphacom

Key Personals

Administration

Dawood Al-Harrasi

Chief Executive Officer

+968 91111411 dawoodalharrasilonestaralphacom

Saif Al-Harthi

Business Development Manager

+968 90122471 saifalharthylonestaralphacom

Santosh Elapanda

QHSE Manager

+968 99881224 santoshelapandalonestaralphacom

Moncy Thomas

Finance HR amp Admin Manager

+968 99221293 moncythomaslonestaralphacom

Operations

Anil Vashishta

Operations Manager Metallurgical Head

+968 99866907 anilvashishtalonestaralphacom

Civil Engineering Material Lab Hukam Chand

Civil Engineering Country Manager - Civil

+968 99445354 hukamchandlonestaralphacom

Naresh Paladugu

Civil Engineering Technical Manager - Civil

+968 99063458 nareshpaladugulonestaralphacom

Rakesh

Civil Engineering Lab Manager - Sohar Lab

+968 92869691 civilsoharlonestaralphacom

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FrancisMD

Civil Engineering Lab Manager ndash Salalah Lab

+968 92038358 Salalahlablonestaralphacom

Tomiyo

Civil Engineering Senior Lab Technician - Duqm Lab

+968 99278040 duqmlablonestaralphacom

Geotechnical Engineering Lab

J Pavan Kumar

Geotechnical Engineering Sr Geotechnical engineer

+968 99887852 ameerudeenlonestaralphacom

Chemical Microbiology amp Environmental Lab

P Tejali

Chemical Microbiology amp Environmental Engineering Lab Manager

+968 99887834 tejaliparsekarlonestaralphacom

Asad

Chemical amp Environmental Engineering Assistant Manager Chemistry

+968 99884612 asadnaqvilonestaralphacom

Vinu Mohan

Food amp Microbiology Testing

+968 99248181 vinumohanlonestaralphacom

Metallurgy Lab

Email metlablonestaralphacom

Anil Vashishta

Metallurgy Lab Manager Metallurgy

+968 99866907 anilvashishtalonestaralphacom

Pratik Raval

Metallurgy Lab Test House Supervisor

+968 99880633 pratikravallonestaralphacom

Sasi Kumar

Metallurgy Lab Senior Metallurgist

+968 99843415 sasikumarlonestaralphacom

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LOCATION MAPS

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1 MUSCAT

2 Muscat ndash Chemistry Lab

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3 SOHAR

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4 DUQM

5 SALALAH

Registered with Directorate General for Specification amp measurements

Approved by PDO ISOIEC 170252005 Certified by SGS for ISO 9001

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INTRODUCTION

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

INTRODUCTION

We are pleased to introduce Lonestar Alpha Laboratories as an advanced multi-disciplinary lab established in the

Sultanate of Oman The lab is promoted by Omani Engineers in association with UAE based Lonestar Technical

Services one of the leading technical labs over the gulf region Lonestar Alpha is playing a major role in the

growing advancements witnessed in the country by providing technical testing and inspection services in various

fields for sustainable development with ensured quality and controlled environment Lonestar Alpha conducts its

business in a manner which demonstrates technical competence and reliability and in return provides its clients

with cost effective quality and on-time services The management and the technical team of Lonestar Alpha have

thoroughly reviewed the levels of requirements to render quality services and thus have developed the necessary

infrastructure to offer a complete range of services and have further proposed to develop the company capabilities

in a progressive manner

Lonestar Alpha deserves your confident decision to have it as your preferred partner in your Testing and

Inspection Services due to the following points

Lonestar Alpha is Accredited and certified as operating in accordance with ISO 90012008 amp

ISOIEC 17025 2005 for testing monitoring and evaluation of materials and fluids both on and off-site

Lonestar Alpha is also ISO 14001 2004 and OHSAS 18001 2007 certified

Four properly designed and full-fledged testing and inspection facilities in Muscat Sohar Duqm and

Salalah

Very comprehensive lab with diverse specializations that include Civil Testing Geotechnical

Engineering Mechanical and Metallurgical testing Environmental Testing Chemical Testing Oil amp

Gas Testing and Food amp Microbiological Testing

Qualified and experienced testing and inspection professionals who have been working in many diverse

industrial applications for numerous years in various countries

Associated with leading Lab in UAE Lonestar Technical Services staffed by professionals with several

years of work experience in their respective discipline in UAE Europe Asia ampUSA

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VISION amp MISSION

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

VISION STATEMENT

To be the leader in providing comprehensive high tech and multi -disciplinary testing amp

inspection services for the various industries in the Sultanate of Oman amp other countries

MISSION STATEMENT

It is the policy of this company to conduct i ts business in a manner which demonstrates

technical competence amp reliabil i ty while continuously improving amp providing a cost -

effective service for the laboratoryrsquos clients

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HSE POLICY

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HSE POLICY

It is the policy of the Establishment that its operations are executed at all times in such a way to ensure the

health safety and welfare of the employees and other persons including customers subcontractors and

general public

The establishment accepts the responsibility for health safety and environment (HSE) and HSE matters are

considered in equal importance to other business Objectives To achieve our objectives Lonestar alpha

Laboratories maintains an integrated HSE management system

HSE OBJECTIVES

The establishment strive to maintain HSE standards through training encouraging interest and enthusiasm in

HSE and by developing personal responsibility for HSE

The establishment is committed to protect the environment and minimize the waste and emissions to the

environment

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories shall comply with the HSE legislations and regulations of the Sultanate of Oman

and our documented management system requirements

HSE policy will be communicated to all employees and other concerned parties and will be made available to

the public

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories will establish objectives and targets and will adopt a proactive approach to HSE

matters

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories is committed to review the effectiveness of the HSE policy and its objectives

periodically to ensure the compliance and continual improvement of its HSE performances

The Establishment shall provide all necessary resources to provide the safety of personnel and equipment as

per regulatory requirements

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QUALITY POLICY

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

QUALITY POLICY

It is the Policy of this Company to conduct its business in a good professional manner which

demonstrates technical competence and reliability while continuously improving and providing high

quality testing and cost-effective service for the laboratorys Customers For this purpose we have

established and implemented a formal quality system It is our goal that this commitment to quality will

result in complete customer satisfaction throughout our service This will be achieved by

Maintaining compliance to ISO 90012008 and ISO 170252005 and the technical requirements

Continual improvement in the effectiveness of the management system

Ensuring all staff familiarizes themselves with the content of the Quality Assurance Manual and

complies with the policies procedures and associated documentation and implement at all times

Providing a service built on a well established Quality Management System meeting the

requirements of both our clients and current regulations standards

Providing accurate and unbiased test results in accordance with the requirement of International or

National or Internal or Customer specified test method

Undertaking assignments only where it has the required competent staff and equipment which are

calibrated and maintained

Continuous improvement in key processes through involvement in applicable PTP Intra -

laboratory comparisons between analysts and inter laboratory programs

Building staff skills through training and providing career growth opportunities to all employees

Improving profitability of company in accordance with guidelines set by shareholders each year

Advising the customer where appropriate of potential problems detected as a result of tests or

investigation in a timely manner

QUALITY OBJECTIVES

Test Results shall be Accurate Quick and Reliable

Accept changes and continuously improve our services to meet Customer needs and expectations to enhance

the value to our Customers

Good Laboratory Practices shall be followed and maintain an environment for the protection of Personnel

Equipment and Customer properties

Continuous improvement and development of competence of personnel through awareness teamwork

education training communication and encouragement

Advanced methods and practices shall be adopted to enhance customer satisfaction

Management System is designed to meet the requirements of both Customers and RegulationsStandards

Achieve a total Customer Satisfaction

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COMPANY HIERARCHY

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES - ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

SCOPE OF TESTING

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SCOPE OF WORK

Type of Activity Scope of Tests

Civil Engineering

Construction Material

Mechanical Physical and Chemical Testing of Soil Aggregate Concrete

Cement Blocks Marble Tiles Water and other Construction Materials

Projects Quality Control

Establishment and Operation of Site Laboratories for Specific Projects

Evaluation and Assessment of Materials Quality for Projects Supervision of

Deep Foundation

Structural Evaluation

Non-destructive Diagnostics of Existing Civil structures amp Assessment for

Soundness Strength Deterioration amp Corrosion of Hardened Concrete in the

Existing RC Structures

Deep Foundation Testing

Testing Piles by Low Strain Integrity Testing

Geotechnical

Engineering

(Soil Investigations)

Field soil investigations for the purpose of assessing soil suitability for

building and civil constructions Engineering recommendations for the type

of foundation and bearing capacity Settlement analysis and monitoring

Slope stability analysis Soil and rock permeability tests Groundwater

analysis and monitoring

Highway amp Pavements

Visual inspection of the asphalt condition (defects assessment) Benkelman

Beam deflection measurements Extraction of cores in asphalt pavement

Saw cut asphalt slabs Dynamic Cone Penetration (DCP) measurements

Roughness measurements (IRI) by Roughometer CBR (lab amp In-situ)

Excavation of test pits Asphalt core laboratory analysis

Mechanical Corrosion and Metallurgical Engineering

Mechanical testing of metals welds and steel re-inforcement bars Chemical

analysis Procedure and Welder Qualifications Micro-structural evaluation

NACE Corrosion testing Failure Analysis In-situ Replica Metallography

Corrosion evaluation of SSDSS material Material Selection Manhole Cover

testing Testing of Non-metallics ndash Rubber HDPE GRP Geo-textile

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Chemical amp

Environmental

Engineering

Liquids amp Solids Sample analysis of liquids (domestic water groundwater seawater raw and

treated wastewater reverse osmosis marine discharge etc) and solids (soil

sludge sediment marine life plant tissue etc) Analysis of trace metals in

parts per billion in soil sludge and water Analysis of non-metallic inorganic

components Environmental analysis of organic constituents (BTEX PCB

PAH Phenols Volatile organic compounds Semi volatile organic

compounds etc) Analysis of Pesticides Dioxin amp Furan by using equipment

like GCGCMSFIDECD etc in accordance with International Standards

Metals amp Alloys Chemical composition of metals alloys corrosion products amp scales

Corrosion amp Scale Inhibitor Testing amp Evaluation Drilling Fluids Tests

Determination of different grade of Stainless Steel Carbon Steel Low Alloy

Steel Cast Iron brass Nickel Alloy Analysis of construction Rebar Zinc

Ingot Aluminium Cast Aluminium by using equipment ICPAAOESLECO

etc

Environmental

Monitoring

Effluent discharges amp drinking water compliances Ambient Air amp Stack

emission monitoring Industrial hygiene monitoring Commercial and

industrial indoor air quality Measurement of noise in dB in outdoor

workplace and from operating equipment Monitoring particulates in indoor

outdoor and workplace atmospheres Determination of Total Hydrocarbon

SO2 NO2 VOC Toxic Metals H2S Microbiological Toxic Metals Toxic

Gas and Total Suspended Matter in Internal Air Quality Monitoring

Moisture Velocity Flow NOX SO2 TPHCO2 CO Dioxin HF HCl and

Particulate in Stack Monitoring Ore Analysis Analysis of Nickel Iron Chromite Copper Dolomite Limestone and Gold

Silver Copper and other minerals using XRF ICP or by Wet Chemistry

Oil Analysis Physical and chemical analysis of crude and lube oils engine oil used engine

oil compressor oil hydraulic oil The analysis includes viscosity flash point

density cloud and pour point water content oil content salt colour total

acid number metals etc

TRANSFORMER OIL TESTING

Colour Acidity Water content Viscosity interfiscial Tension Break down

voltage complete gas analysis by TOGA GC Furan Particle size count and

PCBs in transformer analysis in accordance with ASTM BS ISO and

BSEN standard using standard equipment

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Food amp Microbiological Analysis

Microbiological analysis of food vegetables canned vegetables fish meat

meat products chicken sausage ketchup cooking oil mayonnaise cheese

chips cooked foods water and wastewater for CFU fecal coliforms fecal

streptococcus fungi nematods pseudomononas ligeonella etc in

accordance AOAC CMMEF ISO and CCFRA methods Cosmetics

Chemical and microbiological analysis of Hair Oil Vanishing Cream skin

Care lotion Soap Detergent and Hair cream as per the OMAN ministerial

requirement

Chemical analysis of Food

Protein Fiber moisture Toxic metals (lead cadmium Mercury selenium)

histamine Ash Content Fat content by standard method of chemical

analysis of food by David Pearson AOAC and ICP

Drinking water bottled and Unbottled

Chemical and microbiological Analysis of drinking water in accordance with

GULF standard Omani Standard WHO USEPA and international standard

including Bromate Bromide Chlorate Chlorite BTEX TRI Halo methane

VOC TPH metals and all other Carbonate Bi Carbonate and cations and

Anions using IC ICP GC amp GCMS

Paint

Solids Density SG Hg Pb VOC PCB drying time dry film thickness

wet film thickness adhesion strength etc in accordance with ASTM BS

BSEN DIN standard

Bitumen Penetration 25 Softening point Saybolt Furol Viscosity 25

Ductility 25 Water contents

CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIAL TESTING

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Our Civil Engineering Departments at Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah covers wide range of mechanical

physical and chemical testing of soil aggregate concrete concrete durability cement admixtures Microsilica

blocks asphalt bitumen tack coat prime coat marble tiles water and other Construction Materials The lab also

provides a laboratory testing support to our geotechnical Engineering Department

Covering Wide Areas of Oman

Observing the need to be close to the construction projects that spread all over Oman full ndashfledged civil

engineering material testing labs have been established by Lonestar Alpha to cover as many regions of Oman as

possible The presence of more local labs within each region should facilitate providing better services to our

clients and better control of work quality in such projects Our Civil Engineering laboratories are currently in

Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah In addition to these five labs Lonestar is capable of providing site labs for

major projects that require labs at their sites

Locations of Civil Engineering material testing labs that belongs to Lonestar Alpha in Oman

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Concrete Strength

The compressive strength of concrete is the most common performance measure used by the engineer in

designing buildings and other structures The compressive strength is measured by breaking cylindrical (or cube)

concrete specimens in a compression-testing machine Flexural strength is one of the tensile strength of concrete

Tensile strength along with elastic modulus and corrosion resistance is another important strength parameter of

engineering materials used in structures

Concrete Durability

While compressive strength is a good indicator of load resistance it isnt a major indicator of concrete durability

There is therefore a need for quick reliable tests for concrete durability that would have to go far beyond reliance

on such standard performance measures as 28-day compressive strength Three forms of water penetration tests

are commonly used namely BS EN 12390DIN 1048 Water Permeability BS 1881 Part 208 Initial Surface

Absorption (ISAT) and BS 1881 Part 122 Water Absorption There are two similar modified chloride diffusion

tests namely ASTM C1202 Chloride Penetration and AASHTO 277 Rapid Chloride Permeability Chloride

Migration Coefficient (NTB 492) is one of the latest test method recently we added in to our system

Soil Field Density (soil compaction)

Soil compaction is defined as the method of mechanically increasing the density of soil In construction this is a

significant part of the building process If performed improperly settlement of the soil could occur and result in

unnecessary maintenance costs or structure failure Almost all types of building sites and construction projects

utilize mechanical compaction techniques Therefore regular testing of soil compaction by independent

laboratories is extremely essential and important Sand Cone Test (ASTM D1556-07 and BS 1377-990) typical

field tests are performed for measuring degree of soil compaction)

Investigative Studies

It is often necessary to test concrete structures after the concrete has hardened to determine whether the structure

is suitable for its designed use The tests available for testing concrete range from the completely non-destructive

where there is no damage to the concrete through those where the concrete surface is slightly damaged to

partially destructive tests such as core tests where the surface has to be repaired after the test The range of

properties that can be assessed using non-destructive tests and partially destructive tests is quite large and includes

such fundamental parameters as density elastic modulus and strength as well as surface hardness and surface

absorption and reinforcement location size and distance from the surface

Deep Foundation Testing (Piles)

Confirmation of satisfactory construction of all pile types has lead to the development of practical inexpensive

and reliable dynamic testing techniques Let our lab be you independent pile testing specialist Low strain

integrity tests examine the response of a pile to a small hammer blow at the pile head The induced stress wave

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travels down the pile shaft and reflected waves from significant changes in pile shaft acoustic impedance are

registered by a transducer held against the pile head

Asphalt amp Bituminous Binder Testing New technologies increased construction liability and revised building standards have made quality asphalt

testing and inspection integral to the successful completion of todayrsquos construction projects Lonestar Alpha

provide asphalt testing services that evaluate asphalt binders asphalt mixtures and other derivatives of asphalt

geared for use in the construction industry

Site Laboratories amp Projects Quality Control

One of the problems which occur within the construction and civil engineering industry is the need to test

construction materials on site Lonestar Alpha has the full capacity to provide site laboratories for big projects

Experienced full-time supervisors lab technicians and assistant technicians will be devoted to run daily testing

activities of such site labs We can also furnish the labs with all necessary equipments and tools

LIST OF TESTS

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL TESTS

SOIL AGGREGATEROCK

Sampling of Soil samples Sampling of Aggregate samples

Wet Sieve Analysis Sieve Analysis

Hydrometer Analysis Sedimentation Clay Silt and Dust particles

Fines percentage Specific gravity Particle density

Classification of soils Water absorption

Liquid Limit amp Plastic Limit (Atterberg Limits) Bulk density (LooseRodded)

Plasticity Index Moisture content

Linear Shrinkage Clay lumps and Farible particles

Shrinkage limit by wax method Flakiness Index

Proctor compaction test (Light and Heavy) Elongation Index

CBR test (Soaked and unsoaked) Flat and Elongated particles

Specific gravity Particle density Shape Index

Moisture content Crushed broken fractured faces

Maximum and Minimum Index density Voided shell content

Bulk density Light weight particles

Direct Shear test (C and ɸ) Compaction fraction

1-D Odometer test (Consolidation properties

CvmvCc e0) Aggregate crushing value

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Swell Pressure test Aggregate Impact value

Free swell index Ten percent fines value

Permeability (Constant and Falling head method) Uncompacted void content

Unconfined compressive strength (UCS) Los angeles abrasion value

Sand Equivalent Value Drying and shrinkage

Electrical resistivity Sand equivalent value

Electrical conductivity Petrographic examination

Thermal resistivity Polished stone value

FIELD TESTS Coating and Stripping value

Plate Load test Soundness (Magnesium sulphate Sodium sulphate)

Insitu CBR test Alkali reactivity ndash Mortar bar method (3months

16days)

Dynamic Cone penetration Test (DCPT) Alkali reactivity ndash Rocky cylinder method

Compaction test by Sand replacement method Alkali reactivity ndash Chemical method

Rock fill compaction test by water fill method Organic Impurities

ROCK ASPHALT

Uniaxial Compressive Strength (UCS) Bitumen content and grading

Density Field Core thickness density and Compaction

Water absorption Asphalt coring - Insitu

Flexural strength Marshall stability amp Flow

Point load index Marshall density

Modulus of rupture Maximum theoretical density Gmm

Size amp Weight gradation - Insitu Loss of stability

Sodium sulphate crystallization CEMENT

Drop test - Insitu Fineness

Slake durability Initial and Final setting time

Saturation Coefficient and Porosity Normal consistency

CONCRETE Soundness by lechartlier method

Sampling of Fresh Concrete Compressive and flexural strength

Design mix Heat of hydration

Trial mix Complete chemical analysis

Fresh concrete temperature density amp Air

content Microsilica

Workability ndash Slump cone test Bleeding Density

Setting time of concrete Bulk density

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OTHER CIVIL TESTS

Rock Testing Rock Grading Breakage Index etc

Concrete Coring Drilling of concrete cores from existing structures

Destructive and Non Destructive Tests

Concrete structural evaluation by

Ultra sonic pulse velocity test

Rebound Hammer survey

Half cell potential analysis

Cover meter survey

Depth of carbonation

Bond Strength

Delamination survey

Crack mapping

Reinforcement examination

Corrosion rate measurement

Electrical resistivity in concrete

Compressive strength determination by drilling and testing core sample

Coating thickness

Pull off strength of concrete repair

Pile Tests Low Strain Integrity of Piles and witness of pile load test

Compressive strength of cubesCylindersCores Activity index

Tensile splitting strength Moisture content

Flexural Transverse strength Complete chemical analysis

Durability tests on concrete STEEL

Rapid Chloride Penetration Test (RCPT) Tensile and Elongation test

Initial Saturation Absorption Test (ISAT) Bend test

Water Permeability Rebend test

Water absorption Coating thickness

Chloride Migration test Holiday test

Modulus of elasticity Coating flexibility

Dimensions of Various Concrete BlocksTiles Complete chemical analysis

Water Absorption of Concrete Kerbs Channels

Edgings amp Flags ADMIXTURE

Dimension amp Compressive Strength Of Paving

Blocks Physical and Chemical test on admixtures

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CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalies

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi

carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulfate content of soil

Water soluble Sulfate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulfate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

Indepth carbonation of hardened concrete Indepth chloride penetration on hardened concrete

by dust sampling and analysis

LIST OF CIVIL EQUIPMENTS

General Equipments

Electronic Weighing balances of various capacities Standard calibration weights

Bouyancy balance system for specific gravity Desiccators

Digital Thermometers of various range Dial Thermometers of various range

Max Min Thermometers Wet amp Dry Thermometers

Pressure Gauges Digital Vernier Callipers

Hot Plates Vacuum Pumps

Air Compressor Sand Bath Water bath

Humidity Chamber Load Rings of different capacity

Dial indicators of various range Digital Dial Indicators

Feeler strips Straight Edges

Magnetic stands Cube Mould (150150150 mm)

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Riffle Boxes Drying Ovens

Soil Aggregate and Rock Testing Lab

BS amp ASTM Test Sieves Sieve Shakers

Cone Penetrometers for Liquid Limit Casagrande Apparatus for Liquid Limit

Shrinkage Limit Apparatus Hydrometer test apparatus

Direct Shear Test Appaatus BS ASTM Proctor Rammers

BS ASTM Proctor Moulds BSASTM CBR Moulds amp Appartus

Multi Speed Compression Machine 50 kN Field CBR Apparatus

ASTM Sand cone Apparatus BS large amp Small Pouring Cylinder

Plate bearing Test Apparatus Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP)

Nuclear Density Gauge Electric Resistivity Meter

Speedy Moisture Apparatus Bulk Density Containers

Flakiness amp Elongation Gauges Los Angeles Abrasion Machines

Sand Equivalent Test Sets Jaw Crusher

Rock cutting Saw Drying Shrinkage Apparatus

Point load Index Tester Slake Durability Apparatus

Aggregate Impact Value Apparatus Aggregate Crushing Ten percent Fines Value Apparatus

1-D odometer for consolidation Flow Cone

Max Min Index density equipment Soil Permeability apparatus

Concrete amp Cement Testing lab

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Compression

machines of Various Capacities

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Flexural Testing

machines of Various Capacities

Density containers for Fresh concrete Density Air content meters for Fresh concrete Air content

Concrete Mortar Penetrometers for Setting Time of

Fresh concrete

Concrete Mixers for Trial Mix

Cube Beam Cylinder Moulds Sulphur compound melting pot

Cylinder capping frame Rapid Chloride Penetration Test Apparatus

Half Cell Potential Test Apparatus Concrete Cover meter

Concrete Resistivity meter Rebound hammer

Pull-Off Strength Tester Ultrasonic pulse Velocity Tester

Concrete Flow Meter Specimen Cutting Machine

Core Drilling Machines Diamond Core Bits of different diameter

Micro-coring equipment Blaine Air permeability Apparatus

Fly ash fineness Apparatus Vicat Apparatus

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Ultrasonic Coating Cover Meter (DFT) Le Chatelier Apparatus for Cement Soundness

Calorimeter for heat of hydration Jolting Apparatus

Cement Mortar Mixer Initial Surface Absorption Apparatus

Compression amp Flexural Testing machine for Cement

Strength

Chloride Migration Coefficient Testing apparatus

Water Absorption of Concrete under pressure Mortar Consistency apparatus

Asphalt Testing laboratory

Bitumen Extractor Theoretical maximum Specific Gravity Apparatus

Marshall Compaction Stand amp Rammer Marshall Moulds

Marshall Stability amp Flow Testing machine Asphalt Coring machine

KEY STAFF AT CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Hukam Chand Country Manager Civil BA 36

Naresh Paladugu Technical Manager - Muscat MTech ndash GeoTechnical

Engineering (Civil) 11

Dijesh M D Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

SumeshC Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Srinivasa RaoP Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 10

Naveen Dhiman Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Rakesh M Branch Manager - Sohar BSc 16

Mohammed Al Futaisi Asst Manager BSc 8

Arun S Anand Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Seetharam VS Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Ajeesh Kumar Senior Lab Technician BSc 9

MD Francis Branch Manager - Salalah Civil Engineering 39

Dhamotharakannan Senior Lab Technician B Tech Civil Engineering 3

Tomiyo Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor -

Duqm BSc 10

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MAJOR CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Contractor

Construction of Batinah Expressway(Package 1 to 6)

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Nagarjuna construction company international

Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

Oman Industrial Complex - VALE

Towel Construction

Teejan Trading amp Contracting

Galfar Engineering

LampT Oman

Barka Desalination Plant Douglas OHI Sohar Development Hotel (Crown Plaza) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting TOYOTA Showroom in Liwa Galfar Engineering amp Contracting Expansion of Sohar Beach Hotel Gulf Home Contracting

Social Houses in Liwa

Sam Trading Hussain Fahdil Partners Eastern Moon Contracting

Sohar Multiplex Towel Construction Rehabilitation of Sewerage Network and STP in

Buraimi

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

IWP Desalination Plant at SUR Bahwan Engineering amp Contracting Maritime Works on Construction of New Port in

Duqm CCC-STFA-JDN

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Douglas OHI Salam Resort amp Spa (Dredging Work) CCC Bank Muscat Headquarter Building Galfar Engineering amp Contracting PDO Headquarter Building Al-Hajery Trading

Duqm Dry Dock Daewoo Co Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Duqm Desalination Plant

Larsen amp Tubro

Road Bridges from Sarooj to Qurayat

Fedirici Stirling Batco

Road Work at Rahat Al-Andar Farm

Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises

Al-Moultaqa Residential Complex Dawood Contracting

Diabetic Health Centre Premier International

Oncology Wards amp Day care centre at Royal

Hospital Premier International

Psychiatric Hospital Bahwan Engineering Genetic Hospital Ay_tek Construction (Oman) LLC Sea Front Development Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises Car Museum at Barka Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Expansion of Barka Reservoir and Transmission

Facility Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Arsquo Seeb Wastewater Treatment Project Al Hassan Engineering Oman Maritime College at Sohar Al-Khalili Enterprises

Buildings at Sohar University Al-Hajery Trading

Construction of New Villa and Associated Facilities

at Bahjat Al-Anthar Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport (MC1) CCC ndash TAV Joint Venture

RAFO ndash Muscat Airport Desert Line Project

Development of Muscat International Airport -

Supply of Dredged material Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Duqm Airport Phase 1 Desert Line Project

Sub Station at DankWadi Saa Larsen amp Toubro Oman

Court Complex at Buraimi Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Sohar Douglas OHI

Al Buraimi Colleage Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

ROP Building at Buraimi Nafal Trading

Al Buraimi Public park Business amp Trading

Health Centre at Nizwa Business amp Trading

Ground Improvement Work at Sohar Port Soletanche Bachy (France)

Duraline ME Factory at Sohar Shaksy Engineering

Health Centre at Sohar Dawood Construction Co

Health Centre at Rahab Al Dahleez International LLC

Health Centre at Saham Al Bady Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Rustaq Carillion Alawi

Asian beach Game Package II Carillion Alawi

Majilis Oman Carillion Alawi

Health Centre at Al Ajaiz CIVIL CO

MTL ndash AL Mawaleh Third Line CCC Oman LLC

Oman Residence Complex ndash Al Khuwair Douglas OHI

Silver House ndash Ghala Douglas OHI

Oman Airbase at Musannah Douglas OHI

Sheraton Hotel Refurbishment Douglas OHI

Oman Dental College Douglas OHI

PAC Fahud Extension Phase II Douglas OHI

Radio Stations at Barka Bidaya and Bahla Premier International Projects

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Qalhat Desalination and Water Supply Project Towell Infrastructure Projects Company

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Towell Construction

ArsquoSeeb Sewage Collection and Conveyance System

Al-Khoudh Gravity Sewer Networks

United Gulf Contracting Company

Office amp Stores Complex at Seeb Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Dualization of Bousher Al Amerat Road Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Muscat Expressway Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Bait Al Barakah Rayaheen Hall amp Museum Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Car Museum at bait Al Barakah Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Suwaiq Fishing harbour International Contracting amp Engineering

Services

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Duqm Port Complex

Jan De Nul Dredging Ltd

Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Ministry of manpower Building at Airport Height Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Glorei Maktabi2 Commercial Building at Al

Wattayah

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Oman Botanic Garden Phase-III Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

3311kV Primary Sub Station at Al Muna amp Al

Ansab

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

22033kv Grid Substation amp Transmission Line at As

Sawady (Blue City Area)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Primary Substation at Jibroo Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

13233kV Grid Station at Misfah Area Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Flyover Widening and Junction Improvement at

Athaiba

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Dualization of Ghala ndash Al Ansab Road Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Al Amerat ndash Quriyat Road Nagarjuna Construction Company

Houses at different location in Quriyat Nagarjuna Construction Company

Construction of Bridge Across Wadi Bani Hinay at

Wilayat of Al Rustaq Abu Hatim Company LLC

Construction of State Audit Institution Head Quarters

Building in Muscat Al Bustan Area Abu Hatim Company LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Nakhal amp Sumail Abu Hatim Company LLC

Proposed main entrance amp boundary wall at samoud

garrisonHalban Al Ansari Contractors

CPF Road Khazzan Al EZ Trading Transport amp Contracting Co

LLC

Health Center at Nizwa Al Badi Trading

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Sumail Al Badi Trading

RAH Masjed amp Sablah for PDO Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Al Seeb Waste Water project Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Emergency Water Resrvoir Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Construction of Independent Power Plant Project

Roads(Barka-3) Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Renal Dialysis Center at Seeb Al khalili Construction LLC

Supply Hanger Rafo Mussannah Al khalili Construction LLC

Construction of Barracks accommodation at Airport

Heights Al Nahdha -Al Omaniah Co LLC

Proposed Sports Facilities for Security unitAl

Khoudh Al Rawahi International Co LLC

Remedial Works to Bridges Phase - 4A

(RUAWorks A Side) Al Sarooj Construction LLC

MohdAl Ameen Mosque-External Work Package Al Turki Enterprises

Regional Head Quarters at Ibri amp Rustaq Al Turki Enterprises

Proposed Officers Bedsit Masirah Alyam Enterprises LLC

Accomodation Complex (Kitchen amp Dining)Bid

Bid Police station Building-1 Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Officers Bed sit Sumail Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Multi - Purpose Hall Bahla Al Hamra Mudhaibi Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

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amp Al Khamil

Innovation Park Muscat Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Al Hail Green Residential Developments Phase - 1 Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

3 X 20 MUA Primary Sub Station Ghala Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

Construction of New HLD Class room PDO Bahwan Engineering Company

Mixed use development at Bausher Carillion Alawi LLC

Roual Opera House Carillion Alawi LLC

Al Khairan Hotel Resort amp Spa Carillion Alawi LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

Majlis Oman Carillion Alawi LLC

Construction of Muscat Airport Interchange on 18th

Nov Street

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Construction of Underpass at Bait Al Barka

RA(CUB Project)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Design amp Construction of Al Mahaj RA Interchange

and related drainage amp Road works

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Dualization of Farq Roundabout - Marfarsquoa Daris

Road

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Grade Separated Junction Project stage 1 Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

3rd laning of the Main Road from Al Mawaleh

Interchange to Bait Al Barka RA-Lot(1)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

MEDC - Head Office building Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Jabal Al- AKhadar Resort Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Proposed Villa at Royal Flight Residential Complex

at Seeb Dawood Contracting Company LLC

3rd Laning of the M Road from Al Mawaleh

Intrsquochange to Bait Al Barka RA(Lot-2) Desert Line project LLC

Dualization of Nizwa Ibri Road Sec-2 from Jabrin to

Ibri Option 2 Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Asphalt Road from Al Haisha in

Wilayat Bahla to Hamra Al Duru in Wilayat IBRI Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Water Supply to Wilayat Wadi Bani

Khalid Desert Line project LLC

Additional amp Alteration works at Al falaji Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Armoury Magazine at ROP Academy Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Construction of Pump Shed Room and Reatin Wall Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Fanja Sports Club Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

HQ for Ammunition stores at MAM Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Immigration Complex at Nizwa Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

New building for CDC Department at Rustaq

Hospital complex Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

VIF Complex at Mudhaibi Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Design amp Construction of Additional Interchanges

for Al Mubaila South Federic Stirling Batco LLC

13233KV Substation amp Associated OHL Ghala

amp AL Khamil Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

NHC Royal Hospital Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Inflight Catering Facilities Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Design amp Construction of Al-Faroosiya Street

Interchange Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Border Post complex at Rub Al Khali Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgradation of IzkiMuthaibiRustaq Grid station Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Accident and Emergency + Burns Department

at Khoula Hospital Phase -8 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Thumrait Road(IZZ-Adam

Section) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Ibri RoadSec2 from Jabrin

to Ibri ndash 1 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Ras Al Hadd Airport Development Project Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Safah and Wadi Latham Oilfield Services

Construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgrade of Mukhaizna Airfield ndash New Runway

construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Construction of Water Distribution network

Rustaq Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Darsait STP Project Galfar-Cadagua JV

Barrack Accomodation Suwaiq Gulf International Contracting LLC

Al Hamriya storm water drainage channel Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Annexe Building for Supreme Council for Planing Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Oman National Centre for treatment of

Haematological Disorder amp Bone Marrow Transplant

Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Construction of Jr Rate Accomodation Block

Wudam Iskan Contracting Company LLC

8 JOQ at MAM Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Military Technical College District Cooling System Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Al Amerat Waste Water Project Contract A 2 JV Arab Contractors amp WUEC

Darsait Al Wadi Al Kabir Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

MGI Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Al Athaibah Interchange Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Construction of 13233kv Grid Station at Amrat

Construction of 132kv Grid Station at Mabella - 2

and Installation of Required 132kv Overhead

Line132kv Cables in Muscat Governorate (Tender

No 1432012)

Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

6 Class Rooms to Zainab Al Asadiya School at Al

Amerat Mansoor Al Masroory

Proposed 14 classroom - Girls basic education

School at QalhatSur Mansoor Al Masroory

Accomodation at Adam Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Wudam Naval Base Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Construction of 3311KV Primary Sub Station at

Saraya Bandar Jissah

Oman National Engineering amp Investment

Co(SOAG)

Bait Al Barka Viewing Platform amp Sea wall Oman Shapoorji Construction Co LLC

Construction of Medium Wave Radio Transmission

Station in Barkabahla amp Buraimi Premier International Project LLC

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Al Batinah Coastal Housing Project

barkaMusanna amp Suwaiq Radic Construction Company LLC

Commercial amp Residential Building at Mumtaz area Shaksy Engineering Services LLC

Dualization of Ibri ndash Al Dariz-Miskin Road Strabag Oman LLC

Re-Build of Air strip existing at Rusail amp Sayq Strabag Oman LLC

Wadi Minqal amp Wadi Bani Jaber Asphalt Road

Section - 1 Strabag Oman LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section -

1Package 1 - B STFA-HLG JV

Civil Work Services for Safah (B-09) Wadi Latham

(B-27) Fields Special Technical Services

Gas Processing Plant at Abu Tubul Block 60 Special Technical Services

EPC of RAH Substation STS Tebodin LLC

Treated Effluent Supply to Al Riyam amp Kalbou

Parks Teejan Trading amp Contracting

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

MC 4a ndash Civil Aviation Head Quarters Towell Construction amp Company LLC

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

Expansion of Distrib Network Seeb Wilyat ndash Seeb Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Water Distribution Network for Wilyat -AL Qabil amp

Ibra Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Construction of Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Expressway Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

BP Oman - Khazzan Project Al EZ TradingTransport amp Contracting CoLLC

Kempinski HotelThe Wave Muscat Carillion Alawi LLC

Upgrading of Sinaw-Mahout Road Section-02 Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway (Halban Junction) Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway-Package-2 Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC)

Major Site laboratories

Project Contractor

Head Quarter Building for PDO at MAF Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport ndash

Supply of dredged material

Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Expeditionary Tent Beddown Area at Masirah Island

Cosmopolitan ndash EMTA Joint Venture

BP ndash Pipeline Installation amp Site Construction Galfar Engineering

Rehabilitation Works (Roads Bridges) at Quriyat Federcei Stirling Batco

Health Centre at Saham Al Badi Trading amp Construction

Sohar Bulk Jetty Oman Operation Saipem ndash Afcons Joint Venture

PDO ndash SNDC Project at Qurn Alam

Al Hassan Engineering

2nd Asian Beach Game 2010 at Wudam Carillion Alawi LLC

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Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Health Centre at Rahab

Al Dahleez International LLC

Sohar Bulk Jetty Project

Saipem- Afcons Joint Venture

Court Complex at Rustaq

Carillion Alawi LLC

PDO Bahja ndash Plot Development

Sayouh Mahwees Trd amp Cont Co LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid Sur Road Astaldi ndash Ozkar JV and STFA-HLG JV

ROP ndash Sidab Harbour Project Carillion Alawi LLC

Salalah International Airport LampT Galfar Contortion

Construction of Al Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Express way Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 5 FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

Air traffic control at Masira Darim Construction company LLC

Transfer station at Fanza Malik Sohar

STF Complex -Suwaiq Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Ras Al Hamra Development Project (RAH - 435) Al Turki Enterprises LLC

Zulia Power plant (PDO) Al Hassan Engineering LLC

SNCP Qurnalam Al Hassan Engineering LLC

RAH International School Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A

Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Halban prade ground project (SSF) Trading amp Investment LLC

Jabel Akhthar Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

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Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

SUR IPP Douglas OHI

MC-5 Salalah International Airport L amp T India and L amp T Oman

MC-5 Salalah International Airport Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Shadeed Iron amp Steel L amp T Oman

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Health Centre Ibri Master Bin Karam

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

Trasnsfer Station SUR Mallak Sohar

Dualization of Mahdha-AL Rawdha Road

Buraimi

Premier International

Duqm Port Road Strabag Oman LLC

Mall of Oman - Package - 2 SPCCC

Dualization of Adam - Thumrait Road Part - 2

(ATD Project)

CCC (Oman) LLC

Durability Test of Concrete such as Chloride Migration Test and Rapid Chloride Permeability Test

Field Compaction test is used to provide the basis for control the fill material compaction

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Rapid chloride penetration test for concrete to asses the chloride ion penetration

Durability Test of Concrete such as Water Penetration Test

Permeability Apparatus Constant amp Falling Head for Granular ampClaySilt

Transverse Strength of Kerb Stone

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Non Destructive Structural Investigation

Exposure of foundation for visual inspection and NDT

Cover meter surevy Test indicates position of reinforecemnt bars hardned concrete

Ultra sonic pulse velocity measurement to assess the uniformity of concrete Detects internal flaws cracks and segregation etc

Rebound Hammer test to find the insitu concrete strength Surface hardness

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Direct Shear test to find the cohesion(C) and angle of internal friction(ɸ) in soil samples

Insitu concrete coring to determine the compressive strength

Marshall stability test for asphalt mixes

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

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Lonestar Alpha Labs undertake onshore amp offshore ground investigations for a wide variety of civil and

industrial construction infrastructure and pipeline projects We pride ourselves by adopting the same

professional approach to both large multi-disciplinary investigation projects as well as small simple structures

Our Investigation is supervised by highly qualified amp experienced geotechnical engineers and geologists

General Geotechnical Engineering Services

Design and planning of ground investigations

Settlement Monitoring

Foundation Designs and Proof Checking

Design of Reinforced Earth Structures

Design of Deep Foundations (Piles Well) amp Mat Foundations

Borehole drilling amp soil investigations (SPT)

Dynamic Cone Penetration Testing (DCPT)

Static Cone Penetration Test with pore-pressure measurement (CPTU)

Sample coring and analysis

Down hole and Cross Hole Seismic Tests

Trial pitting and trenching

Slope stability analysis amp studies

Pumping Tests and permeability Lugeon Tests

Double Ring Infiltrometer Tests

Plate bearing Tests and in-situ CBRs

Electrical Resistively Test

Thermal Resistivity Test

Resistively Profiling amp Resistivity Mapping

Groundwater Monitoring Sampling and Analysis

Preparation of factual and interpretative reporting

Soil Investigations

Soil Geotechnical investigations are performed by geotechnical engineers to obtain information on the physical

and mechanical properties of soil and rock around a site to design earthworks and foundations for proposed

structures and for repair of distress to earthworks and structures caused by subsurface conditions A geotechnical

investigation includes surface exploration and subsurface exploration of a site Our rigs are cable to drill vertical

holes down to 400m and inclined holes down to 200m below existing ground level

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Soil sampling using variety of samplers to collect disturbed samples relatively undisturbed samples and

undisturbed samples Samplers such as Hand Shovel Machine driven auger continuous flight auger Split-

Spoon SPT sampler Shelby Tube Sampler Piston Sampler

Laboratory tests

A wide variety of laboratory tests performed on soils and rocks to measure different properties

Although detailed list of laboratory testing is presented in Civil section some of the typical tests involved in the

investigation are given below

Water Content

Particle size Analysis Grain Size Distribution

Sedimentation Hydrometer analysis

Atterberg limits

California Bearing Ratio (CBR)

Direct Shear Test

Oedometer Test (Consolidation)

Swelling Pressure Test

Tri-axial Test

Unconfined Compressive Strength

Chemical Analysis of Soil and Water

In-Situ geotechnical tests

Standard Penetration Test (SPT) - in-situ standard penetration test designed to provide information on the

properties of soil while also collecting a disturbed soil sample for grain-size analysis and soil classification

Dynamic Cone Penetration Test (DCPT) - in-situ dynamic cone penetration test designed to provide

information on the properties of sub soil of natural ground or for pavement DCPT is useful to determine the in-

situ CBR and subgrade modulus

Cone Penetration Test (CPT) ndash standard Cone Penetration Test is performed using an instrumented probe

with a conical tip pushed into the soil hydraulically at a constant rate CPT instrument records tip resistance

friction resistance along the sleeve and pore-pressure measurement For bigger sites usually the CPTs are

performed in combination with drilling of boreholes to correlate so that the investigation is economical and

appropriate CPT data interpretation is used for correlation of soil properties and also to determine Soil Bearing

Capacity (SBC)

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Constant head Falling head permeability tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability)

of different types of soil is the most important step in designing any groundwater control system The knowledge

of this property is much useful in solving problems involving yield of water bearing strata seepage through

earthen dams stability of earthen dams and embankments of canal bank affected by seepage settlement etc The

falling head method of determining permeability is used for soil with low discharge where as the constant head

permeability test is used for coarse-grained soils with a reasonable discharge in a given time For very fine-

grained soil capillarity permeability test is recommended

Lugeon Test or Packer Tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability) of different types of

rocks is a key step in designing any groundwater control system in a rock We do perform Packer Permeability

Tests in Rocks

Groundwater Monitoring

Our geotechnical field staffs are well trained for installing Piezometers and groundwater monitoring Piezometers

are two types viz Type-1 is Standpipe Piezometer and Type-2 is Vibrating-Wire Piezometers Standpipe

piezometer facilitates Groundwater levels measurement using dip meter or water level indicators while VW

piezometers are useful for monitoring Pore-Water pressures continuously using special devices attached to data

loggers

Groundwater Samples can be collected for analysis in the chemical and microbiological lab Routine drinking

water analysis trace metals and organic parameters can be tested and evaluated

Slope Stability Studies

The field of slope stability encompasses the analysis of static and dynamic stability of slopes of earth and rock-fill

dams slopes of other types of embankments excavated slopes and natural slopes in soil and soft rock Lonestar

Alpha can provide slope stability investigation analysis (including modelling) and design mitigation which can

be completed by our well trained and qualified geologists and geotechnical engineers

Settlement Monitoring

Settlement Monitoring surveys is performed to determine the degree of horizontal and vertical displacement of

structures pavements and embankments over a defined period Severe pavement damage and structural failure

can be a direct result of settlement and therefore it is critical that movement be detected and measured Our Senior

Engineering Surveyors and Geotechnical Engineers are available to assist you with the development and

implementation of a monitoring system to suit individual requirements

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Other Geotechnical Field Tests

Plate Load Tests

In-Situ CBR Tests

Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Soil Thermal Resistivity Tests

Pile Integrity Tests

Infiltration Rate Tests using Double Ring Infiltrometer

Geotechnical Field Tests

Geophysical seismic tests are useful to determine dynamic soil rock properties which will be used in

design of machine and any other vibrating equipment foundations

Two typical seismic tests performed as part of the geotechnical investigations are

Downhole seismic test and

Crosshole seismic test

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LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL TESTS

LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING EQUIPMENTS

Drilling Rigs Desco Inc 2No SP4500S amp 3No

SP3500S (crawler)

Split-Spoon Sampler

Drilling Rig Ellettari EK100S amp EK 200S (crawler) Piston Type Samples

Drilling Rigs Truck Mounted Vibrating Wire Piezometers Devices amp Loggers

Drilling Rods Tricone Bits

Standard SPT sets and rods Tungsten Carbide Drilling Bits (96mm amp 101mm amp

above)

Single Double amp Triple Tube Core Barrels ndash

Conventional amp Wireline system

Diamond Bits Surface amp Impregnated (96mm amp

101mm amp above) ndash Conventional amp Wireline system

Shelby Tubes Automatic Water level Meter

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Test equipment (DCPT) Bailers for Groundwater Sampling

Down-The-Hole Hammer (DTH Hammer) Packer Test Apparatus

Surveying Equipments (Auto Levels Total Station

GPS and Accessories)

Variable Geotechnical Softwares (gINT etc)

Thermal Resistivity Test Apparatus (KD2 Pro) Electrical Resistivity Test Apparatus (Nillson)

SUBSURFACE SOIL ROCK GROUNDWATER

Soil Investigation Drilling in Soils and Rocks

Bearing Capacity amp Settlement Analysis Slope Stability Analysis

Trial Pits Standard Penetration Test - SPT

Permeability in Soil (Falling Constant Head) Dynamic Cone Penetration Test - DCPT

Permeability in Rock (Lugeon Packer Test) Infiltration Rate Tests

Groundwater Monitoring and Sampling Installation of Inclinometers amp Pressure Meters

In-situ CBR Tests Installation of Piezometers

Soil Swelling Tests Plate Load Tests

Vane Shear Tests Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Down Hole Seismic Tests Cross Hole Seismic Tests

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KEY STAFF AT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

J Pavan Kumar Sr Geotechnical Engineer MTech - Geotechnical 8

Tauseef anwar Geologist MSc Geology 5

Bahrudeen assain

Mohammed Geologist MSc Geology 5

Anjali Geologist BSc in Geology 8

Imran Ishaq Engineering asst Dip Civil 5

Mohammed Al-Ansari Logistics and Supervisor High School 10

Ameen Khalfan Field Coordinator High School 8

Abdullah Field Coordinator High School 5

Rit Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 15

Purna Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 16

Rajan Basnet Drilling Operator High School 10

Subarna Paija Drilling Operator High School 11

Lil Bahadur Sr Mechanic High School 11

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RECENT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Client Consultant No of Boreholes

Oman National Railway

Project Segments 2 amp 6

Italferr SpA MOTC 65 BH 80 TP amp

Piezometers

Bunker Terminal at Duqm Oman Oil Marketing Co

(OOMC)

Worley Parsons Oman

Engineering (WPOE)

10 BH amp MASW

survey

Mahdah ndash Rawdah Road

Dualization project

Premier International Mott McDonald 22 BH 15 TP amp

Slope stability

Yibal-Khuff FEED project Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

95 BH 45 TP amp 11

Downhole seismic

Well pad stability

investigations at Fahud

Mabrouk Khulud West D

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

18 BH

Batinah Expressway Pkg 3 Simplex Infrastructure Parsons International

MOTC

79 BH

Adam ndash Thumrait

Dualization Project

Parsons International MOTC 150 BH 365 TP

Lime Calcination project at

Salalah

Carmeuse Inc - 15 BH 10 TP amp

Diagraphy drilling

Duqm Area A B amp C Sultan Qaboos University

(SQU)

SEZAD 65 BH amp 20 TP

Various Substation projects

in all Governorates

Dawood Engineering

Consultancy

Mezoon Electricity 50 BH 25 TP 50

ERTs

Chromite Quarry Drilling Arabian Gulf Trading - 7 BH

Transmission line at Taqah Rukun Al Yaqeen Int Mott McDonald 50 BH amp 61 TP

Izz ndash Adam Road

Dualization Project

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

25 BH amp 8 TPs

Bid bid ndash Sur Road

Dualization Project

Astaldi ndash Ozkar Joint

Venture

Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

89 BH 8 TPs

Piezometers

Water Distribution Network

at Al Amerat

Taeyoung ndash Hasan Juma

Baker JV

Sogreah Consultants 25 BH 130 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Taxiway and Airlift Ramp

at Al Musannah Airbase

American International

Contractors Inc

- 34 BH amp 62 TP

Water Distribution Network

at Al Khoud

Towell Infrastructure

Projects Co LLC

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

11 BH 7 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Interchanges btn Airport amp

Muscat Expressway

Soares Da Costa ndash Oman

United Engg Services JV

Parsons International 15 BHs amp 10 TP

Oman Botanic Garden Diwan Royal Court Alatec (Spain) 75 BH

Qurayiat-Al-Amerat Road Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

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Tunnel

Al-Haffa District

Development Infrastructure

Dohfar Municipality Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

11 BH

Piezometers

Salam Resort amp Spa in Yiti

Muscat

Sama Dubai Halcrow International 58 BH

amp Piezometers

Al-Ansab STP Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Khatib AlAmi 6 BH

Limestone Quarry for

Doqoum Dry Dock

Daewoo Co Daewoo Co 6 BH

Barka Water Reservoir

Expansion Works

Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Mott Mac Donald 12 BH

Soil Resistivity

Information Centers at

Nizwa amp Ibri

Ministry of Higher

Education

Development Services amp

Maintenance

6 BH

Irrigation System Plan for

Dhofar Municipality

Dhofar Municipality Consulting Engineering

Services

7 BH

Infiltration Tests

Cyclone Damage

Rehabilitation Works in Ras

Al-Hadd

CCC Parsons International Investigation for

Ground

Improvement

Soil Resistivity OMIFCO - Soil Resistivity

Seeb Cornice Road

Improvement Bridges

Muscat Municipality Atkins 7 BH

Dualization FarqNizwa to

Marfaa Daris Road

Ministry of Transport and

Communication

Parsons International 18 BH

Dualization of Al Kharjiah

Street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

Bidbid Sur Road Sec-1 MOTC Dar Al Handasah 31 BH Piezometers

120TPs

Flood Protection Dams-

Liwa and Shinaz Area

Ministry of water

resources and regional

municipalities

Renardet amp Fitchner 29 BH 40 TPs

Housing at Hail Al Ghaf

Quriyat

Muscat Municipality - 10 BH amp 10 TPs

132kV OHL from Harweel

to Thumrait

Petroleum Development

Oman

Worley Parsons 11 BH 11TPs amp ERT

132kV OHL from Dank to

Al Hail

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

43 BH 20 TPs amp

ERT

132kV OHL from Al Wasit

to Buraimi Grid Ss

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

27 BH 11TPrsquos amp

ERT

Al Athaiba Junction

Improvements

Muscat Municipality Parsons Intl Co 12 BH 7 TP Asphalt

Coring

Third Laneing from Bait Al Muscat Municipality Parsons International 35 BH 34 TP

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Barka to Mabelah Asphalt Coring

Design and construction of

Dualization of Al Murtaffa

street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 26 BH 15 TP

Asphalt Coring

Proposed Tower

Constructions in OMAN

Ministry of Broadcasting Rohde amp Schwarz 16BH

EPC of power plant Daleel

Facility

L amp T Electromech Mott Mac Donald 7 BH 10TP ERT

Royal Suite at Haima and

Emergency block

Dewan of Royal Court Tebodin amp Partners LLC 4BH 4TP

Navigation Aids System

Muscat International

Airport and Salalah Airport

Thales Deutschland

Germany

Thales Deutschland

Germany

6BH 5ERT

Upgrade of DPS amp B-Block

facility Daleel oil Fields

Daleel Petroleum Attila Dogan 4BH 2ERT

13233kV Grid Station at

Quriyat

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 4BH TPs

132kV OHL from Quriyat

to Jahloot

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 60BH 60TPs 60ERT

Supreme Court at Al

Ghubra Guest House

Royal Court Affairs

Royal Estates The Palace

Consulting Engineering

Services LLC

12BH TPs

GEOTECH DRILLING RIGS

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DESCO SP4500S Rigs DESCO SP3500S Rigs

Site Work Photographs

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash AREA A B amp C at Duqm

Client SEZAD Consultant SQU

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Yibal Khuff Project at Yibal

Client Galfar Engg amp Cont Consultant PDO

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Inclined Coring at Chromite Mine near Sumail

Client Arabian Gulf Trading

GEOTEC

HNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Oman National Railway Project

Segments 2 amp 6

Client MOTC Consultant Italferr SpA

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR

BARKA WATER RESERVOIR EXPANSION

Client Galfar Consultant Mott Mac Donald

SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATION BIDBID-SUR ROAD

SECTION 1

Client MOTC Consultant Dar Al Handasah Shair amp Partners

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR SEEB-CORNICHE ROAD

IMPROVEMENT BRIDGE 6 MUSCAT

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Atkins

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR 132KV OHL FROM DANK

TO AL HAIL amp 132KV OHL FROM SIBETHA TO BURAIMI

Client CivilCo Consultant Mott Mac Donald Energoprojekt

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR FLOOD PROTECTION DAMS

SHINAZ AREA ndash HATTA-A HATTA-B FAYDH amp BIDAH

Client MRMWR Consultant Fitchner amp Renardet

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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FLYOVER WIDENING AND JUNCTION IMPROVEMENTS AT AL ATHAIBA INTERCHANGE

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THIRD LANING OF MAIN ROAD FROM AL MAWELAH INTERCHANGE TO BAIT AL BARKHA RA

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

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SURVEYING WITH TOTAL STATION EQUIPMENT FOR

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PURPOSES

ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY TEST

RESISTIVITY MAPPING amp RESISTIVITY PROFILING

PIEZOMETER INSTALLATION INCLINED DRILLING WITH PACKER TEST

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL amp

MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTING

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Lonestar Alpha Lab provides a full range of chemical environmental and microbiological analytical services to

industrial engineeringconsulting and government clients throughout the Sultanate of Oman Lonestar Alpha

analytical expertise includes organic and inorganic analyses of water soil air food and many other matrices The

lab production capability capacity and advancement of instrumentation ensure the reliability and performance

needed to successfully deliver major analytical projects Instruments are dedicated to specific matrices and

analyses to prevent cross contamination Our reports are fully supported by QAQC deliverables designed to meet

the requirements of the regulatory program for which the data will be utilized Our reports are designed for ease-

of-results interpretation as well as efficient validation of the support data

TESTING DIFFERENT MATRICES

DomesticFormationGroundReclamation Water

Desalination Water amp Marine Samples

Marine Life

Plant Tissue

Reverse Osmosis

Soils amp Sediments

Food Products

Metal Samples

Concrete Products

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WaterWastewater Metallic Constituents

WaterWastewater Organic Constituents

Water Cations amp Anions

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

Stack amp Process Emission Monitoring

Indoor Air Quality

Contamination Pollution Studies Environmental Chemistry organics inorganics metals

Analytical chemistry using AAS XRF OES IRC and wet chemistry

Noise amp Vibration Monitoring

Microbiological Analysis

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AMBIENT AIR amp STACK EMISSION MONITORING

CO amp CO2

Hydrogen Sulfide

Hydrocarbons

Metal Particulates

NOx SOx

Oxygen

Volatile Organic Compounds

Dioxin amp Furion

MICROBIOLOGICAL AIR QUALITY MONITORING

Bacteria(CFUm3

Moulds (CFUm3)

Identification of Microorganisms up to Species level

INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ)

Lonestar Alpha leads the way in Indoor Air Quality Services with our dedicated team of field staff and the latest

equipment We are equipped to investigate chemical and biological exposure situations

IAQ Air Monitoring Services

VOCs and SVOCs

Fungal Mold Indentification Quantification

Total Respirable Particulates

Toxic Vapors

Sick Building Syndrome

Bacterial Indentification Quantification

Typical IAQ Surveys

IAQ profile for preliminary building study

Baseline IAQ monitoring

Mold Fungal contamination monitoring using spore trap sampling devices

Compliance monitoring for municipal amp Government enviromental agencies

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HSE monitoring for critical response of environmental hazards

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE (IH)

Lonestar Alpha is capable of providing a wide variety of Industrial Hygiene Service

using state of the art equipment and depth of experience with IH procedures

NoiseDosimetry TLV+8Hr TWA

Particulates (Total PM 10 PM 50 PM 25)

Combustible Gases (Total Hydrocarbons)

VOCs and SVOCs

Total and Respirable Fibers

Metals and Inorganics

Typical Industrial Hygiene Monitoring

HSE monitoring for corporate or client requirec field data collection

Compliance monitoring for Municipal or Governmental agency requirements

Background monitoring for comparative Environmental studies

HYGIENE AUDITING AND INSPECTIONS

Hygiene Auditing

Hygiene Inspections and Hygiene recommendations

Assisting in ISOHACCP Certifications

Microbiological Sampling and Analysis of Food and Water

Swab sampling and Air Monitoring

Hotel and Industrial HAACP and Hygiene System Implementation

Assisting in Laboratory setup and Accreditations Response monitoring for safety analysis and quality assurance audits

OIL ANALYSIS

Lube Oil

Transformer Oil

Compressor Oil

Diesel

Heavy fuel

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY amp ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WATER EFFLUENT SEAWATER SOIL SEDIMENT ANALYSIS

Acidity Sulfide Selenium

Alkalinity TDS Silicon

Ammonia Temperature Silver

Bicarbonate Total Hardness Sodium

BOD Total Nitrogen Strontium

Boron Total Organic Carbon Thallium

Chlorite chlorate Potassium

Bromate TSS Tin

Carbonate Turbidity Titanium

Chlorides Aluminum Vanadium

COD Antimony Zink

Color Arsenic Aromatic Volatile Orgabicx (BTEX)

Conductivity Barium Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

Cyanides Beryllium Crude amp Refined Product Fingerprinting

Dissolved Oxygen Cadmium Extractible Organic Halides

Fluoride Calcium Haloacetic Acids

Free Chlorine Chromium Halogenated Volatile Organics

Magnesium Hardness Cobalt Herbicides amp Pesticides

Nitrates Copper Nitroaromatic amp Cyclic Ketones

Nitrites Hexavalent Chromium Organic and Volatile Acids

Oil amp Grease Iron PCBrsquos

Organic Nitrogen Lead Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)

pH Lithium Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Phenols Magnesium Total Organic Halides

Phosphates Mercury Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)

Phosphorus Molybdenum Trihalomethanes

Residual Chlorine Nickel Volatile Organic Compounds

Salinity Niobium Pthalate Esters

Sodium Absorption Ratio

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FOOD CHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL TEST

Fish and Value added fish products vegetable oils Ketchups Mayonnaise Vinegar Cooked sea

food Cooked Non sea foods Canned foods Vegetables Snacks Ghee Cheese Honey Sweats etc

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

GIDELINES - OMAN STANDARDGULF STANDARDOther International Standards

TEST METHODS- AOACASTAAOCSISOSASOASTMBS

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Protein Cholesterol

Fat content Phosphorous

Vitamins Sodium

Moisture Potassium

Ash Calcium

Dietary Fibre Lead

Sugar Cadmium

Starch Mercury

Saturated Fat Iron

Unsaturated Fat Magnesium

Arsenic Aflatoxins

Moisture content Histamine

Volatile protein Irradiation

Pesticides Sudan Dyes

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

TEST METHODS ndash USFDA BAMAOACCCFRACMMEFISO

GUIDELINES ndash OMANI STANDARDGSOPHLS

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Aerobic Plate Count Listeria monocytogens

Lactobacillus acidophilus Shelf Life Analysis

Escherichia coli Enterobacteriaceae

Escherichia coli O157 H7 Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Fecal Coliforms Shigella

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Total Coliforms Listeria spp

Staphylococcus aureus Clostridium perfringens

Salmonella Yeast and Mould

Vibrio cholera Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Anaerobic plate count Campylobacter

Histamine Bacillus cereus

Aflatoxin

CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalis

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulphate content of soil

Water soluble Sulphate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulphate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

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ORE ANALYSIS

Dolomite Ore Iron Ore

Copper Ore Nickel Ore

Chromium Ore Limestone Ore

Manganese Ore Gypsum

Dunite Quartz

STEEL CHEMISTRY

Alloys Brass amp Bronze

Aluminum Alloys Chemical Composition of Steel

ASTM A 262 (Various) Diffused Hydrogen Test

ASTM G 48 (Variou) Purity of Metals

ASTM G 6667 Nickel Alloys

OIL ANALYSIS

Appearance Flash Point Specific Gravity

Ash Content Water content Insoluble pentane

Carbon Conradson Residue Wear Metals Total Acid Number

Kinematic Viscosity Break Down voltage Total Base Number

Dissipation factor Oil Content Viscosity Index

Color Pour Point Flash Point

Copper Corrosion BS amp W Density

Neutralization number Resistivity Interfacial tension

Dissolve gas Sediment Sulphur content

Cloud point Distillation PCB

Oxidation test Gassing

AMBIENT AIR STACK MONITORING

Carbon Dioxide RPM (PM 10 5 25)

Carbon Monoxide Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Chlorine Content SO2

Hydrogen Sulfide Total Acid Concentration

Lower Explosion Limit Total Hydrocarbon

Oxides of Nitrogen Total Particulate Concentration

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Oxygen Volatile Organic Compounds

Ozone Dioxin amp Furion

INDOOR AIR QUALITY ndash IAQ INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE - IH

Asbestos Bulk Sample Analysis Total amp Respirable Fibers

Asbestos Fiber Concentration in Air Total amp Respirable Particulates

Bacterial amp Microbial Identification Total Plate Count

FungalMould Identification Toxic Vapors

Metals VOC amp SVOC

Noise Monitoring Dosimetry TWA Yeast amp Mould Identification

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF WATER

Test Method ndash BS ENISOAPHAAWWACMMEF CCFRA

GUIDELINES ndash Omani standardGSOWHODubai Municipality

WATER WASTE WATERINDUSTRIES WATER SOIL

Heterotrophic plate count

Total Coliforms

Escherichia coli

EnterococciFecal streptococci

Pseudomonas aeroginosa Staphylococcus aureus

Legionella spp Nematodes

Sulphate Reducing Bacteria Yeast amp Mould

Salmonella Microscopic observations and interpretations

Vibrio cholera Standard Plate count at 22 o C

Fecal Coliform Clostridium perfringens

Legionella anisa

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 1

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 2-14

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MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF PERSONAL SWABSSURFACE SWABSEQUIPMENT

SWABS

Total coliforms

Fecal coliforms

Escherichia coli

Aerobic plate count

Staphylococcus aureus

Yeast and Mould

Salmonella spp

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

HairoilsHair creams Hair shampooBody lotion Chemical DepilinatorsTalcum PowderDeoderants

Toilette soapSkin cream etc As per GSOOS SASO USFDAAOAC Standards

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

Appearance Thermal Stability

Color Total Fat

Odor Lead

Homogenous Cadmium

Texture Nickel

Seperation Chromium

Skin Irritation Test Ethanol insoluble matter

Marking Water insoluble matter

Language Total free Alkali

Instructions for Use Chlorides calculated as NaCl

Warning phrases concerning the product (if any) Saponification Value

Chemical and Physical Tests Free Fatty Acid as Oliec Acid

Moisture Extraneous matter

pH Total Non Acqueos content

Sediment and suspended matter Peroxide value

Alchohol content Total Bacterial count

Formaldehyde Yeast and Mould

Essential oils Pseudomonas aeroginosa

Volatile matter Staphylococcus aureus

Non volatile alcohol matter

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL EQUIPMENTS

pH Meter Conductivity Meter pH Meters

Dissolved Oxygen Meter Turbidity Meter

Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

FAASGFAAS Hg Analyzer

EDXRF Analyzer ndash Philips MiniPal2

Muffle Air Furnace (1100˚C) Breakdown voltage

ICP- OES Colour apparatus for OIL

GC-MSGC centrifuge

IC Open cup ndashClosed cup Flash point

UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometer HACH TAN delta Resistivity meter

Dissolved gas Analyser ( TOGA) AAS

TAN Titrator Microscope

Copper corrosion Colony Counter

Karl fisher colometric Viscometer

Interfacial tensometer OES

Biological safety Cabinet UV apparatus

Shaker Water bath

Freezer Incubator

Chillier Autoclave

Micro pipetter Vortex

pipetter

Weighing Balance

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KEY STAFF AT CHEMICALMICROBIOLOGICAL LAB

MAJOR CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL CLIENTS

Client Client

HMR Consultants Dhofar Power Company

Geo-Resources Omani Euro Foods Industries

Al-Safa Environmental Consultancy Al-Hassan Engineering Company

Five Oceans Dawood Contracting Company

Fugro Middle East Natural Resources Consultants

Gulf Mining ICES

Muscat Chromite Sohar Steel LLC

Total Management Trading Construction Materials Industries

Emirates Trading Co Al-Shidhani Refreshments Enterprises

Oman Chromite Oman Aluminium Processing Industries LLC

Muscat Overseas Radisson Blu

National Arabian Gulf International Desalination amp Water Treatment

ASB Group Dhofar Beverages

Majan Mining Company OMASCO

Haya Oman Liquefied Natural Gas Company

Oman Polyproplene Swan Foods LLC

Oman Methanol Bahwan Engineering Co

NAME DESIGNATION EXPERIENCE

P Tejali Lab Manager 17 yrs

Asad Naqvi Chemical Lab Supervisor 17 yrs

OD Sebastian Senior Chemist 32 yrs

Vinu Mohan Senior Microbiologist 7 yrs

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Sohar Aluminum OMIFCO

Oman Refreshment Occidental Mukhaizna LLC

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissa Special Technical Services

ENATO Consolidated Contractors Company

Blue City Northern Minerals Company

Andam International Sweets of Oman

SUR Desalination (Bahwan Veolia Water) Lalbuksh Voltas Engineering Services

STFA Bahwan Veolia Water LLC

Larsen amp Turbo COWI-Larsen

GALFAR Khimji Permoglaze (Oman) LLC

AATCO United Chrome LLC

Interbeton amp Six Construct Oman Flour Mills Company

Douglas OHI Oman National Engineering amp Investment

VALE -Oman Petrogas

BP Oman Sohar aluminium

Siemens-Oman American Embassy

Tawoos Catering Wacasco Catering

MAF DALKIA Al Futtaim amp Sons

Enhance Khimji Ramdas LLC

Oman Oasis National Mineral water CO LLC

Areej Vegetablesamp Oil Derivatives National Pharmaceuticals

Towell Infrastructure Tulip Inn

The Chedi Grand Hyatt

Al Bustan Palace Muscat Holiday INN

Hotel Ibis Park Inn

Radisson Blu Mother Care

Tabreed Taghleef Indusries

NABIL Biscuits ATTCO

Worely parrsion AECOM

Honda Rotem Abensia

Global Gypsum Board Minvest

Global Engineering SteamTech

Mazoom Pharmacy Muscat Pharmacy

IBN- SINA Pharmacy Golden Jood Trading

Sun rise Global Beya Global Muscat

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MECHANICAL CORROSION AND METALLURGICAL TESTING

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Lonestar Alpha has the capability to cater to the physical metallurgical testing requirements of a wide range of

materials and products The testing capability and experience are recognized by reputed organizations like

PDO OXY BP OGC etc and third party inspection agencies Tests are generally carried out to international

standards set by ASTM BS ASME API AWS and others Lonestar Alpha offers quality service to

international standards accurate results and quick turnaround at reasonable cost

Lonestar Alpha Mechanical Metallurgical Corrosion Testing Capabilities Include

Tensile compression Test Vickers Hardness RockwellBrinell Hardness

Impact (Ambient temp to -196degC) BendFlatteningNick Break Test Elevated Temperature

tensile testing

Corrosion Test - ASTM

A262G48G28ASTM A 923

ASTM E 562 Ferrite measurement

by ferritscope Flexure

Proof Load Breaking Load Failure Load

Coating Thickness Coating Continuity Coating Adhesion

MacroMicro Examination Fillet Weld Break Nick Break

HIC SSCC test in accordance with

NACE standards Chemistry by OES

Failure Analysis and

Material Investigation

Chemical analysis of metallic materials of

Fe and Ni base alloys In situ Replica Metallography

Metallic sample collection at

site for chemical analysis

Strand wire testing for mechanical

properties Portable hardness testing Manhole Cover testing

Rubber testing Geo-textile testing HDPE testing

Materials frequently tested include

Metals and alloy products such as plates shapes bares pipes and fittings

Welding procedure qualification test coupons

Welding consumable qualification test coupons

Welder qualification test coupons

Welding procedure test coupons

Steel Bars Wires and Fabric for concrete reinforcement

Galvanized Steel products

Fasteners

Metal Castings

Cemented Carbide Products

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Lonestar Alpha Laboratories offers a wide range of metallurgical services to many diverse industries supported by

an experienced team of metallurgical engineers trained technicians and modern equipment The following

services are offered

o Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

o Replica and In-situ Metallography

o Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

o Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

o Failure Analysis and Investigation

o Other Services

Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

Scanning Electron Microscopy

Stereomicroscopy

Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis

Fractrography

Macrostructural Examination

Microstructural Examination

Microhardness Evaluation

Replica and In-situ Metallography

In-situ Replica Metallography

Replication of Fractures

Replication of Surface Features

Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

Lonestar Alpha is equipped to undertake corrosion testing and evaluation in accordance with NACE and ASTM

standards for qualification of materials used in corrosive environments which include sea water brine blackish

water and sour service The following tests are conducted

Resistance to Pitting and Crevice Corrosion

Susceptibility to Intergranular Corrosion Attack

Resistance to Sulfide Stress Cracking (SSC)

Resistance to Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC)

Examination of Scales and Corrosion Products

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Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

Periodic inspections serve to identify degradation processes at an early stage and thereby provide necessary

information for assessment of condition usability and remaining life Further the initiation of timely repair or

replacement actions substantially reduced or eliminates costly capital and downtime losses

Lonestar has the capability and experience to perform comprehensive inspections necessary for condition

usability and remaining life assessment of a wide range of materials and components used in structures plants and

operating equipment

Power plant and auxiliary boiler tubes headers and connectors

Turbine nozzles vanes combustor lines and casings

Oil and gas processing equipment and components

Equipment and components of marineoffshore structures

Drilling and downhole equipment and components

Engine Components

Failure Analysis and Investigation

Supported by its integrated analytical facilities and the diverse professional capabilities of its staff Lonestar has

for the last several years provided accurate and timely analyses and investigations into failures of components

Reports include comprehensive photographic documentation of observations discussions of findings conclusions

on the mechanism and root cause of failure

Other Services

Lonestar offer assistance in the following areas

Material selection for intended service

Preparation of material testing and inspection procedures

Study of failure mechanisms of complex systems

Troubleshooting

Research and development

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LIST OF METALLURGY TESTS

LIST OF METALLURGY LAB EQUIPMENTS Instron Universal Tensile Tester Lathe Machine

Satec Charpy Impact testing machine Charpy Broaching Machine

Forcipol Bend Testing machine Gas Cutting Gear

Olympus Metallurgical Microscope Carl Zeiss

microscope upto 1600X

Stereo Microscope

Metlabcorp Micro Polisher Digital Verniers

Automatic Polishing machine Digital Micrometers

Water Chiller Bath Coating thickness Meter

Optorama Shadowgraph Holiday detector

Digital thermometers Band Saw Machine

Vickers hardness tester Hack Saw Machine

Fischer Ferritscope Universal Milling Machine

STEEL REBARS EXOTIC MATERIAL

Tensile Tests Bend Tests

Elevated Temperature Tensiles Rebar Tensile Bend and Rebend

Proof Load test Fracture Test

Macro Preparation amp Examination Coating thickness test Holiday Detection Test

Peel Off Test Vickers Rockwell Hardness Survey

Charpy Impact Test Micro Examination with photograph

Ferrite Count (Point Count method) - count Ferrite Content (Magnetic Method) - spots

A262 Test Practice CE ASTM G48ASTM G28 tests

SSCC Test HIC Test

Chemical Analysis XRD EDXRF Analysis

SEMEDS Analysis Detailed Failure Investigation Material investigation

CTOD In-situ Replica Metallography

Strand Wire Tensile Test Manhole Cover Compression Test

Ring Stiffness Test GRE Rubber Plastic Geo-textile Tensile testing

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KEY STAFF AT METALLURGY LAB

Anil Vashishta Pratik Raval Sasikumar Isehaq Chezian

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Anil Vashishta Operations Manager

Metallurgical Head

BE Metallurgical

Engineering 24 years

Pratik Raval Test House Supervisor BE Mechanical

Engineering 10 years

KSasikumar Senior Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 14 years

GChezhian Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 06 years

Ishaq Al Harassi Senior Engineer BE Mechanical

Engineering 08 years

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BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

Website

wwwlonestaralphacom

General Email infolonestaralphacom

Branches

Muscat (Central Laboratory) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24501524 24505590

Fax +968 24503814

Email muscatlablonestaralphacom

Muscat (Chemistry Environmental) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24504206 24504924

Fax +968 24502635

Email chemlablonestaralphacom

Muscat (Micro-biology) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24504206 24504924

Fax +968 24502635

Email microlablonestaralphacom

Sohar PO Box 84 PC 327 Sohar Industrial Estate Sohar ndash Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 26751775 26751920 26751976

Fax +968 26751331

Email civilsoharlonestaralphacom

Duqm Tel +968 99278040 92303290

Fax +968 24503814

Email duqmlablonestaralphacom

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Salalah

Tel +968 2321 3390 +968 92038358

Fax +968 2321 3391

Email salalahlablonestaralphacom

Key Personals

Administration

Dawood Al-Harrasi

Chief Executive Officer

+968 91111411 dawoodalharrasilonestaralphacom

Saif Al-Harthi

Business Development Manager

+968 90122471 saifalharthylonestaralphacom

Santosh Elapanda

QHSE Manager

+968 99881224 santoshelapandalonestaralphacom

Moncy Thomas

Finance HR amp Admin Manager

+968 99221293 moncythomaslonestaralphacom

Operations

Anil Vashishta

Operations Manager Metallurgical Head

+968 99866907 anilvashishtalonestaralphacom

Civil Engineering Material Lab Hukam Chand

Civil Engineering Country Manager - Civil

+968 99445354 hukamchandlonestaralphacom

Naresh Paladugu

Civil Engineering Technical Manager - Civil

+968 99063458 nareshpaladugulonestaralphacom

Rakesh

Civil Engineering Lab Manager - Sohar Lab

+968 92869691 civilsoharlonestaralphacom

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FrancisMD

Civil Engineering Lab Manager ndash Salalah Lab

+968 92038358 Salalahlablonestaralphacom

Tomiyo

Civil Engineering Senior Lab Technician - Duqm Lab

+968 99278040 duqmlablonestaralphacom

Geotechnical Engineering Lab

J Pavan Kumar

Geotechnical Engineering Sr Geotechnical engineer

+968 99887852 ameerudeenlonestaralphacom

Chemical Microbiology amp Environmental Lab

P Tejali

Chemical Microbiology amp Environmental Engineering Lab Manager

+968 99887834 tejaliparsekarlonestaralphacom

Asad

Chemical amp Environmental Engineering Assistant Manager Chemistry

+968 99884612 asadnaqvilonestaralphacom

Vinu Mohan

Food amp Microbiology Testing

+968 99248181 vinumohanlonestaralphacom

Metallurgy Lab

Email metlablonestaralphacom

Anil Vashishta

Metallurgy Lab Manager Metallurgy

+968 99866907 anilvashishtalonestaralphacom

Pratik Raval

Metallurgy Lab Test House Supervisor

+968 99880633 pratikravallonestaralphacom

Sasi Kumar

Metallurgy Lab Senior Metallurgist

+968 99843415 sasikumarlonestaralphacom

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LOCATION MAPS

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1 MUSCAT

2 Muscat ndash Chemistry Lab

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3 SOHAR

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4 DUQM

5 SALALAH

Registered with Directorate General for Specification amp measurements

Approved by PDO ISOIEC 170252005 Certified by SGS for ISO 9001

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Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

INTRODUCTION

We are pleased to introduce Lonestar Alpha Laboratories as an advanced multi-disciplinary lab established in the

Sultanate of Oman The lab is promoted by Omani Engineers in association with UAE based Lonestar Technical

Services one of the leading technical labs over the gulf region Lonestar Alpha is playing a major role in the

growing advancements witnessed in the country by providing technical testing and inspection services in various

fields for sustainable development with ensured quality and controlled environment Lonestar Alpha conducts its

business in a manner which demonstrates technical competence and reliability and in return provides its clients

with cost effective quality and on-time services The management and the technical team of Lonestar Alpha have

thoroughly reviewed the levels of requirements to render quality services and thus have developed the necessary

infrastructure to offer a complete range of services and have further proposed to develop the company capabilities

in a progressive manner

Lonestar Alpha deserves your confident decision to have it as your preferred partner in your Testing and

Inspection Services due to the following points

Lonestar Alpha is Accredited and certified as operating in accordance with ISO 90012008 amp

ISOIEC 17025 2005 for testing monitoring and evaluation of materials and fluids both on and off-site

Lonestar Alpha is also ISO 14001 2004 and OHSAS 18001 2007 certified

Four properly designed and full-fledged testing and inspection facilities in Muscat Sohar Duqm and

Salalah

Very comprehensive lab with diverse specializations that include Civil Testing Geotechnical

Engineering Mechanical and Metallurgical testing Environmental Testing Chemical Testing Oil amp

Gas Testing and Food amp Microbiological Testing

Qualified and experienced testing and inspection professionals who have been working in many diverse

industrial applications for numerous years in various countries

Associated with leading Lab in UAE Lonestar Technical Services staffed by professionals with several

years of work experience in their respective discipline in UAE Europe Asia ampUSA

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VISION amp MISSION

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VISION STATEMENT

To be the leader in providing comprehensive high tech and multi -disciplinary testing amp

inspection services for the various industries in the Sultanate of Oman amp other countries

MISSION STATEMENT

It is the policy of this company to conduct i ts business in a manner which demonstrates

technical competence amp reliabil i ty while continuously improving amp providing a cost -

effective service for the laboratoryrsquos clients

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HSE POLICY

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HSE POLICY

It is the policy of the Establishment that its operations are executed at all times in such a way to ensure the

health safety and welfare of the employees and other persons including customers subcontractors and

general public

The establishment accepts the responsibility for health safety and environment (HSE) and HSE matters are

considered in equal importance to other business Objectives To achieve our objectives Lonestar alpha

Laboratories maintains an integrated HSE management system

HSE OBJECTIVES

The establishment strive to maintain HSE standards through training encouraging interest and enthusiasm in

HSE and by developing personal responsibility for HSE

The establishment is committed to protect the environment and minimize the waste and emissions to the

environment

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories shall comply with the HSE legislations and regulations of the Sultanate of Oman

and our documented management system requirements

HSE policy will be communicated to all employees and other concerned parties and will be made available to

the public

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories will establish objectives and targets and will adopt a proactive approach to HSE

matters

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories is committed to review the effectiveness of the HSE policy and its objectives

periodically to ensure the compliance and continual improvement of its HSE performances

The Establishment shall provide all necessary resources to provide the safety of personnel and equipment as

per regulatory requirements

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QUALITY POLICY

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

QUALITY POLICY

It is the Policy of this Company to conduct its business in a good professional manner which

demonstrates technical competence and reliability while continuously improving and providing high

quality testing and cost-effective service for the laboratorys Customers For this purpose we have

established and implemented a formal quality system It is our goal that this commitment to quality will

result in complete customer satisfaction throughout our service This will be achieved by

Maintaining compliance to ISO 90012008 and ISO 170252005 and the technical requirements

Continual improvement in the effectiveness of the management system

Ensuring all staff familiarizes themselves with the content of the Quality Assurance Manual and

complies with the policies procedures and associated documentation and implement at all times

Providing a service built on a well established Quality Management System meeting the

requirements of both our clients and current regulations standards

Providing accurate and unbiased test results in accordance with the requirement of International or

National or Internal or Customer specified test method

Undertaking assignments only where it has the required competent staff and equipment which are

calibrated and maintained

Continuous improvement in key processes through involvement in applicable PTP Intra -

laboratory comparisons between analysts and inter laboratory programs

Building staff skills through training and providing career growth opportunities to all employees

Improving profitability of company in accordance with guidelines set by shareholders each year

Advising the customer where appropriate of potential problems detected as a result of tests or

investigation in a timely manner

QUALITY OBJECTIVES

Test Results shall be Accurate Quick and Reliable

Accept changes and continuously improve our services to meet Customer needs and expectations to enhance

the value to our Customers

Good Laboratory Practices shall be followed and maintain an environment for the protection of Personnel

Equipment and Customer properties

Continuous improvement and development of competence of personnel through awareness teamwork

education training communication and encouragement

Advanced methods and practices shall be adopted to enhance customer satisfaction

Management System is designed to meet the requirements of both Customers and RegulationsStandards

Achieve a total Customer Satisfaction

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COMPANY HIERARCHY

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES - ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

SCOPE OF TESTING

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SCOPE OF WORK

Type of Activity Scope of Tests

Civil Engineering

Construction Material

Mechanical Physical and Chemical Testing of Soil Aggregate Concrete

Cement Blocks Marble Tiles Water and other Construction Materials

Projects Quality Control

Establishment and Operation of Site Laboratories for Specific Projects

Evaluation and Assessment of Materials Quality for Projects Supervision of

Deep Foundation

Structural Evaluation

Non-destructive Diagnostics of Existing Civil structures amp Assessment for

Soundness Strength Deterioration amp Corrosion of Hardened Concrete in the

Existing RC Structures

Deep Foundation Testing

Testing Piles by Low Strain Integrity Testing

Geotechnical

Engineering

(Soil Investigations)

Field soil investigations for the purpose of assessing soil suitability for

building and civil constructions Engineering recommendations for the type

of foundation and bearing capacity Settlement analysis and monitoring

Slope stability analysis Soil and rock permeability tests Groundwater

analysis and monitoring

Highway amp Pavements

Visual inspection of the asphalt condition (defects assessment) Benkelman

Beam deflection measurements Extraction of cores in asphalt pavement

Saw cut asphalt slabs Dynamic Cone Penetration (DCP) measurements

Roughness measurements (IRI) by Roughometer CBR (lab amp In-situ)

Excavation of test pits Asphalt core laboratory analysis

Mechanical Corrosion and Metallurgical Engineering

Mechanical testing of metals welds and steel re-inforcement bars Chemical

analysis Procedure and Welder Qualifications Micro-structural evaluation

NACE Corrosion testing Failure Analysis In-situ Replica Metallography

Corrosion evaluation of SSDSS material Material Selection Manhole Cover

testing Testing of Non-metallics ndash Rubber HDPE GRP Geo-textile

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Chemical amp

Environmental

Engineering

Liquids amp Solids Sample analysis of liquids (domestic water groundwater seawater raw and

treated wastewater reverse osmosis marine discharge etc) and solids (soil

sludge sediment marine life plant tissue etc) Analysis of trace metals in

parts per billion in soil sludge and water Analysis of non-metallic inorganic

components Environmental analysis of organic constituents (BTEX PCB

PAH Phenols Volatile organic compounds Semi volatile organic

compounds etc) Analysis of Pesticides Dioxin amp Furan by using equipment

like GCGCMSFIDECD etc in accordance with International Standards

Metals amp Alloys Chemical composition of metals alloys corrosion products amp scales

Corrosion amp Scale Inhibitor Testing amp Evaluation Drilling Fluids Tests

Determination of different grade of Stainless Steel Carbon Steel Low Alloy

Steel Cast Iron brass Nickel Alloy Analysis of construction Rebar Zinc

Ingot Aluminium Cast Aluminium by using equipment ICPAAOESLECO

etc

Environmental

Monitoring

Effluent discharges amp drinking water compliances Ambient Air amp Stack

emission monitoring Industrial hygiene monitoring Commercial and

industrial indoor air quality Measurement of noise in dB in outdoor

workplace and from operating equipment Monitoring particulates in indoor

outdoor and workplace atmospheres Determination of Total Hydrocarbon

SO2 NO2 VOC Toxic Metals H2S Microbiological Toxic Metals Toxic

Gas and Total Suspended Matter in Internal Air Quality Monitoring

Moisture Velocity Flow NOX SO2 TPHCO2 CO Dioxin HF HCl and

Particulate in Stack Monitoring Ore Analysis Analysis of Nickel Iron Chromite Copper Dolomite Limestone and Gold

Silver Copper and other minerals using XRF ICP or by Wet Chemistry

Oil Analysis Physical and chemical analysis of crude and lube oils engine oil used engine

oil compressor oil hydraulic oil The analysis includes viscosity flash point

density cloud and pour point water content oil content salt colour total

acid number metals etc

TRANSFORMER OIL TESTING

Colour Acidity Water content Viscosity interfiscial Tension Break down

voltage complete gas analysis by TOGA GC Furan Particle size count and

PCBs in transformer analysis in accordance with ASTM BS ISO and

BSEN standard using standard equipment

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Food amp Microbiological Analysis

Microbiological analysis of food vegetables canned vegetables fish meat

meat products chicken sausage ketchup cooking oil mayonnaise cheese

chips cooked foods water and wastewater for CFU fecal coliforms fecal

streptococcus fungi nematods pseudomononas ligeonella etc in

accordance AOAC CMMEF ISO and CCFRA methods Cosmetics

Chemical and microbiological analysis of Hair Oil Vanishing Cream skin

Care lotion Soap Detergent and Hair cream as per the OMAN ministerial

requirement

Chemical analysis of Food

Protein Fiber moisture Toxic metals (lead cadmium Mercury selenium)

histamine Ash Content Fat content by standard method of chemical

analysis of food by David Pearson AOAC and ICP

Drinking water bottled and Unbottled

Chemical and microbiological Analysis of drinking water in accordance with

GULF standard Omani Standard WHO USEPA and international standard

including Bromate Bromide Chlorate Chlorite BTEX TRI Halo methane

VOC TPH metals and all other Carbonate Bi Carbonate and cations and

Anions using IC ICP GC amp GCMS

Paint

Solids Density SG Hg Pb VOC PCB drying time dry film thickness

wet film thickness adhesion strength etc in accordance with ASTM BS

BSEN DIN standard

Bitumen Penetration 25 Softening point Saybolt Furol Viscosity 25

Ductility 25 Water contents

CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIAL TESTING

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Our Civil Engineering Departments at Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah covers wide range of mechanical

physical and chemical testing of soil aggregate concrete concrete durability cement admixtures Microsilica

blocks asphalt bitumen tack coat prime coat marble tiles water and other Construction Materials The lab also

provides a laboratory testing support to our geotechnical Engineering Department

Covering Wide Areas of Oman

Observing the need to be close to the construction projects that spread all over Oman full ndashfledged civil

engineering material testing labs have been established by Lonestar Alpha to cover as many regions of Oman as

possible The presence of more local labs within each region should facilitate providing better services to our

clients and better control of work quality in such projects Our Civil Engineering laboratories are currently in

Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah In addition to these five labs Lonestar is capable of providing site labs for

major projects that require labs at their sites

Locations of Civil Engineering material testing labs that belongs to Lonestar Alpha in Oman

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Concrete Strength

The compressive strength of concrete is the most common performance measure used by the engineer in

designing buildings and other structures The compressive strength is measured by breaking cylindrical (or cube)

concrete specimens in a compression-testing machine Flexural strength is one of the tensile strength of concrete

Tensile strength along with elastic modulus and corrosion resistance is another important strength parameter of

engineering materials used in structures

Concrete Durability

While compressive strength is a good indicator of load resistance it isnt a major indicator of concrete durability

There is therefore a need for quick reliable tests for concrete durability that would have to go far beyond reliance

on such standard performance measures as 28-day compressive strength Three forms of water penetration tests

are commonly used namely BS EN 12390DIN 1048 Water Permeability BS 1881 Part 208 Initial Surface

Absorption (ISAT) and BS 1881 Part 122 Water Absorption There are two similar modified chloride diffusion

tests namely ASTM C1202 Chloride Penetration and AASHTO 277 Rapid Chloride Permeability Chloride

Migration Coefficient (NTB 492) is one of the latest test method recently we added in to our system

Soil Field Density (soil compaction)

Soil compaction is defined as the method of mechanically increasing the density of soil In construction this is a

significant part of the building process If performed improperly settlement of the soil could occur and result in

unnecessary maintenance costs or structure failure Almost all types of building sites and construction projects

utilize mechanical compaction techniques Therefore regular testing of soil compaction by independent

laboratories is extremely essential and important Sand Cone Test (ASTM D1556-07 and BS 1377-990) typical

field tests are performed for measuring degree of soil compaction)

Investigative Studies

It is often necessary to test concrete structures after the concrete has hardened to determine whether the structure

is suitable for its designed use The tests available for testing concrete range from the completely non-destructive

where there is no damage to the concrete through those where the concrete surface is slightly damaged to

partially destructive tests such as core tests where the surface has to be repaired after the test The range of

properties that can be assessed using non-destructive tests and partially destructive tests is quite large and includes

such fundamental parameters as density elastic modulus and strength as well as surface hardness and surface

absorption and reinforcement location size and distance from the surface

Deep Foundation Testing (Piles)

Confirmation of satisfactory construction of all pile types has lead to the development of practical inexpensive

and reliable dynamic testing techniques Let our lab be you independent pile testing specialist Low strain

integrity tests examine the response of a pile to a small hammer blow at the pile head The induced stress wave

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travels down the pile shaft and reflected waves from significant changes in pile shaft acoustic impedance are

registered by a transducer held against the pile head

Asphalt amp Bituminous Binder Testing New technologies increased construction liability and revised building standards have made quality asphalt

testing and inspection integral to the successful completion of todayrsquos construction projects Lonestar Alpha

provide asphalt testing services that evaluate asphalt binders asphalt mixtures and other derivatives of asphalt

geared for use in the construction industry

Site Laboratories amp Projects Quality Control

One of the problems which occur within the construction and civil engineering industry is the need to test

construction materials on site Lonestar Alpha has the full capacity to provide site laboratories for big projects

Experienced full-time supervisors lab technicians and assistant technicians will be devoted to run daily testing

activities of such site labs We can also furnish the labs with all necessary equipments and tools

LIST OF TESTS

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL TESTS

SOIL AGGREGATEROCK

Sampling of Soil samples Sampling of Aggregate samples

Wet Sieve Analysis Sieve Analysis

Hydrometer Analysis Sedimentation Clay Silt and Dust particles

Fines percentage Specific gravity Particle density

Classification of soils Water absorption

Liquid Limit amp Plastic Limit (Atterberg Limits) Bulk density (LooseRodded)

Plasticity Index Moisture content

Linear Shrinkage Clay lumps and Farible particles

Shrinkage limit by wax method Flakiness Index

Proctor compaction test (Light and Heavy) Elongation Index

CBR test (Soaked and unsoaked) Flat and Elongated particles

Specific gravity Particle density Shape Index

Moisture content Crushed broken fractured faces

Maximum and Minimum Index density Voided shell content

Bulk density Light weight particles

Direct Shear test (C and ɸ) Compaction fraction

1-D Odometer test (Consolidation properties

CvmvCc e0) Aggregate crushing value

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Swell Pressure test Aggregate Impact value

Free swell index Ten percent fines value

Permeability (Constant and Falling head method) Uncompacted void content

Unconfined compressive strength (UCS) Los angeles abrasion value

Sand Equivalent Value Drying and shrinkage

Electrical resistivity Sand equivalent value

Electrical conductivity Petrographic examination

Thermal resistivity Polished stone value

FIELD TESTS Coating and Stripping value

Plate Load test Soundness (Magnesium sulphate Sodium sulphate)

Insitu CBR test Alkali reactivity ndash Mortar bar method (3months

16days)

Dynamic Cone penetration Test (DCPT) Alkali reactivity ndash Rocky cylinder method

Compaction test by Sand replacement method Alkali reactivity ndash Chemical method

Rock fill compaction test by water fill method Organic Impurities

ROCK ASPHALT

Uniaxial Compressive Strength (UCS) Bitumen content and grading

Density Field Core thickness density and Compaction

Water absorption Asphalt coring - Insitu

Flexural strength Marshall stability amp Flow

Point load index Marshall density

Modulus of rupture Maximum theoretical density Gmm

Size amp Weight gradation - Insitu Loss of stability

Sodium sulphate crystallization CEMENT

Drop test - Insitu Fineness

Slake durability Initial and Final setting time

Saturation Coefficient and Porosity Normal consistency

CONCRETE Soundness by lechartlier method

Sampling of Fresh Concrete Compressive and flexural strength

Design mix Heat of hydration

Trial mix Complete chemical analysis

Fresh concrete temperature density amp Air

content Microsilica

Workability ndash Slump cone test Bleeding Density

Setting time of concrete Bulk density

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OTHER CIVIL TESTS

Rock Testing Rock Grading Breakage Index etc

Concrete Coring Drilling of concrete cores from existing structures

Destructive and Non Destructive Tests

Concrete structural evaluation by

Ultra sonic pulse velocity test

Rebound Hammer survey

Half cell potential analysis

Cover meter survey

Depth of carbonation

Bond Strength

Delamination survey

Crack mapping

Reinforcement examination

Corrosion rate measurement

Electrical resistivity in concrete

Compressive strength determination by drilling and testing core sample

Coating thickness

Pull off strength of concrete repair

Pile Tests Low Strain Integrity of Piles and witness of pile load test

Compressive strength of cubesCylindersCores Activity index

Tensile splitting strength Moisture content

Flexural Transverse strength Complete chemical analysis

Durability tests on concrete STEEL

Rapid Chloride Penetration Test (RCPT) Tensile and Elongation test

Initial Saturation Absorption Test (ISAT) Bend test

Water Permeability Rebend test

Water absorption Coating thickness

Chloride Migration test Holiday test

Modulus of elasticity Coating flexibility

Dimensions of Various Concrete BlocksTiles Complete chemical analysis

Water Absorption of Concrete Kerbs Channels

Edgings amp Flags ADMIXTURE

Dimension amp Compressive Strength Of Paving

Blocks Physical and Chemical test on admixtures

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CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalies

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi

carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulfate content of soil

Water soluble Sulfate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulfate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

Indepth carbonation of hardened concrete Indepth chloride penetration on hardened concrete

by dust sampling and analysis

LIST OF CIVIL EQUIPMENTS

General Equipments

Electronic Weighing balances of various capacities Standard calibration weights

Bouyancy balance system for specific gravity Desiccators

Digital Thermometers of various range Dial Thermometers of various range

Max Min Thermometers Wet amp Dry Thermometers

Pressure Gauges Digital Vernier Callipers

Hot Plates Vacuum Pumps

Air Compressor Sand Bath Water bath

Humidity Chamber Load Rings of different capacity

Dial indicators of various range Digital Dial Indicators

Feeler strips Straight Edges

Magnetic stands Cube Mould (150150150 mm)

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Riffle Boxes Drying Ovens

Soil Aggregate and Rock Testing Lab

BS amp ASTM Test Sieves Sieve Shakers

Cone Penetrometers for Liquid Limit Casagrande Apparatus for Liquid Limit

Shrinkage Limit Apparatus Hydrometer test apparatus

Direct Shear Test Appaatus BS ASTM Proctor Rammers

BS ASTM Proctor Moulds BSASTM CBR Moulds amp Appartus

Multi Speed Compression Machine 50 kN Field CBR Apparatus

ASTM Sand cone Apparatus BS large amp Small Pouring Cylinder

Plate bearing Test Apparatus Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP)

Nuclear Density Gauge Electric Resistivity Meter

Speedy Moisture Apparatus Bulk Density Containers

Flakiness amp Elongation Gauges Los Angeles Abrasion Machines

Sand Equivalent Test Sets Jaw Crusher

Rock cutting Saw Drying Shrinkage Apparatus

Point load Index Tester Slake Durability Apparatus

Aggregate Impact Value Apparatus Aggregate Crushing Ten percent Fines Value Apparatus

1-D odometer for consolidation Flow Cone

Max Min Index density equipment Soil Permeability apparatus

Concrete amp Cement Testing lab

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Compression

machines of Various Capacities

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Flexural Testing

machines of Various Capacities

Density containers for Fresh concrete Density Air content meters for Fresh concrete Air content

Concrete Mortar Penetrometers for Setting Time of

Fresh concrete

Concrete Mixers for Trial Mix

Cube Beam Cylinder Moulds Sulphur compound melting pot

Cylinder capping frame Rapid Chloride Penetration Test Apparatus

Half Cell Potential Test Apparatus Concrete Cover meter

Concrete Resistivity meter Rebound hammer

Pull-Off Strength Tester Ultrasonic pulse Velocity Tester

Concrete Flow Meter Specimen Cutting Machine

Core Drilling Machines Diamond Core Bits of different diameter

Micro-coring equipment Blaine Air permeability Apparatus

Fly ash fineness Apparatus Vicat Apparatus

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Ultrasonic Coating Cover Meter (DFT) Le Chatelier Apparatus for Cement Soundness

Calorimeter for heat of hydration Jolting Apparatus

Cement Mortar Mixer Initial Surface Absorption Apparatus

Compression amp Flexural Testing machine for Cement

Strength

Chloride Migration Coefficient Testing apparatus

Water Absorption of Concrete under pressure Mortar Consistency apparatus

Asphalt Testing laboratory

Bitumen Extractor Theoretical maximum Specific Gravity Apparatus

Marshall Compaction Stand amp Rammer Marshall Moulds

Marshall Stability amp Flow Testing machine Asphalt Coring machine

KEY STAFF AT CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Hukam Chand Country Manager Civil BA 36

Naresh Paladugu Technical Manager - Muscat MTech ndash GeoTechnical

Engineering (Civil) 11

Dijesh M D Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

SumeshC Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Srinivasa RaoP Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 10

Naveen Dhiman Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Rakesh M Branch Manager - Sohar BSc 16

Mohammed Al Futaisi Asst Manager BSc 8

Arun S Anand Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Seetharam VS Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Ajeesh Kumar Senior Lab Technician BSc 9

MD Francis Branch Manager - Salalah Civil Engineering 39

Dhamotharakannan Senior Lab Technician B Tech Civil Engineering 3

Tomiyo Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor -

Duqm BSc 10

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MAJOR CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Contractor

Construction of Batinah Expressway(Package 1 to 6)

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Nagarjuna construction company international

Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

Oman Industrial Complex - VALE

Towel Construction

Teejan Trading amp Contracting

Galfar Engineering

LampT Oman

Barka Desalination Plant Douglas OHI Sohar Development Hotel (Crown Plaza) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting TOYOTA Showroom in Liwa Galfar Engineering amp Contracting Expansion of Sohar Beach Hotel Gulf Home Contracting

Social Houses in Liwa

Sam Trading Hussain Fahdil Partners Eastern Moon Contracting

Sohar Multiplex Towel Construction Rehabilitation of Sewerage Network and STP in

Buraimi

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

IWP Desalination Plant at SUR Bahwan Engineering amp Contracting Maritime Works on Construction of New Port in

Duqm CCC-STFA-JDN

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Douglas OHI Salam Resort amp Spa (Dredging Work) CCC Bank Muscat Headquarter Building Galfar Engineering amp Contracting PDO Headquarter Building Al-Hajery Trading

Duqm Dry Dock Daewoo Co Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Duqm Desalination Plant

Larsen amp Tubro

Road Bridges from Sarooj to Qurayat

Fedirici Stirling Batco

Road Work at Rahat Al-Andar Farm

Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises

Al-Moultaqa Residential Complex Dawood Contracting

Diabetic Health Centre Premier International

Oncology Wards amp Day care centre at Royal

Hospital Premier International

Psychiatric Hospital Bahwan Engineering Genetic Hospital Ay_tek Construction (Oman) LLC Sea Front Development Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises Car Museum at Barka Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Expansion of Barka Reservoir and Transmission

Facility Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Arsquo Seeb Wastewater Treatment Project Al Hassan Engineering Oman Maritime College at Sohar Al-Khalili Enterprises

Buildings at Sohar University Al-Hajery Trading

Construction of New Villa and Associated Facilities

at Bahjat Al-Anthar Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport (MC1) CCC ndash TAV Joint Venture

RAFO ndash Muscat Airport Desert Line Project

Development of Muscat International Airport -

Supply of Dredged material Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Duqm Airport Phase 1 Desert Line Project

Sub Station at DankWadi Saa Larsen amp Toubro Oman

Court Complex at Buraimi Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Sohar Douglas OHI

Al Buraimi Colleage Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

ROP Building at Buraimi Nafal Trading

Al Buraimi Public park Business amp Trading

Health Centre at Nizwa Business amp Trading

Ground Improvement Work at Sohar Port Soletanche Bachy (France)

Duraline ME Factory at Sohar Shaksy Engineering

Health Centre at Sohar Dawood Construction Co

Health Centre at Rahab Al Dahleez International LLC

Health Centre at Saham Al Bady Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Rustaq Carillion Alawi

Asian beach Game Package II Carillion Alawi

Majilis Oman Carillion Alawi

Health Centre at Al Ajaiz CIVIL CO

MTL ndash AL Mawaleh Third Line CCC Oman LLC

Oman Residence Complex ndash Al Khuwair Douglas OHI

Silver House ndash Ghala Douglas OHI

Oman Airbase at Musannah Douglas OHI

Sheraton Hotel Refurbishment Douglas OHI

Oman Dental College Douglas OHI

PAC Fahud Extension Phase II Douglas OHI

Radio Stations at Barka Bidaya and Bahla Premier International Projects

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Qalhat Desalination and Water Supply Project Towell Infrastructure Projects Company

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Towell Construction

ArsquoSeeb Sewage Collection and Conveyance System

Al-Khoudh Gravity Sewer Networks

United Gulf Contracting Company

Office amp Stores Complex at Seeb Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Dualization of Bousher Al Amerat Road Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Muscat Expressway Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Bait Al Barakah Rayaheen Hall amp Museum Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Car Museum at bait Al Barakah Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Suwaiq Fishing harbour International Contracting amp Engineering

Services

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Duqm Port Complex

Jan De Nul Dredging Ltd

Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Ministry of manpower Building at Airport Height Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Glorei Maktabi2 Commercial Building at Al

Wattayah

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Oman Botanic Garden Phase-III Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

3311kV Primary Sub Station at Al Muna amp Al

Ansab

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

22033kv Grid Substation amp Transmission Line at As

Sawady (Blue City Area)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Primary Substation at Jibroo Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

13233kV Grid Station at Misfah Area Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Flyover Widening and Junction Improvement at

Athaiba

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Dualization of Ghala ndash Al Ansab Road Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Al Amerat ndash Quriyat Road Nagarjuna Construction Company

Houses at different location in Quriyat Nagarjuna Construction Company

Construction of Bridge Across Wadi Bani Hinay at

Wilayat of Al Rustaq Abu Hatim Company LLC

Construction of State Audit Institution Head Quarters

Building in Muscat Al Bustan Area Abu Hatim Company LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Nakhal amp Sumail Abu Hatim Company LLC

Proposed main entrance amp boundary wall at samoud

garrisonHalban Al Ansari Contractors

CPF Road Khazzan Al EZ Trading Transport amp Contracting Co

LLC

Health Center at Nizwa Al Badi Trading

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Sumail Al Badi Trading

RAH Masjed amp Sablah for PDO Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Al Seeb Waste Water project Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Emergency Water Resrvoir Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Construction of Independent Power Plant Project

Roads(Barka-3) Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Renal Dialysis Center at Seeb Al khalili Construction LLC

Supply Hanger Rafo Mussannah Al khalili Construction LLC

Construction of Barracks accommodation at Airport

Heights Al Nahdha -Al Omaniah Co LLC

Proposed Sports Facilities for Security unitAl

Khoudh Al Rawahi International Co LLC

Remedial Works to Bridges Phase - 4A

(RUAWorks A Side) Al Sarooj Construction LLC

MohdAl Ameen Mosque-External Work Package Al Turki Enterprises

Regional Head Quarters at Ibri amp Rustaq Al Turki Enterprises

Proposed Officers Bedsit Masirah Alyam Enterprises LLC

Accomodation Complex (Kitchen amp Dining)Bid

Bid Police station Building-1 Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Officers Bed sit Sumail Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Multi - Purpose Hall Bahla Al Hamra Mudhaibi Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

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amp Al Khamil

Innovation Park Muscat Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Al Hail Green Residential Developments Phase - 1 Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

3 X 20 MUA Primary Sub Station Ghala Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

Construction of New HLD Class room PDO Bahwan Engineering Company

Mixed use development at Bausher Carillion Alawi LLC

Roual Opera House Carillion Alawi LLC

Al Khairan Hotel Resort amp Spa Carillion Alawi LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

Majlis Oman Carillion Alawi LLC

Construction of Muscat Airport Interchange on 18th

Nov Street

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Construction of Underpass at Bait Al Barka

RA(CUB Project)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Design amp Construction of Al Mahaj RA Interchange

and related drainage amp Road works

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Dualization of Farq Roundabout - Marfarsquoa Daris

Road

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Grade Separated Junction Project stage 1 Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

3rd laning of the Main Road from Al Mawaleh

Interchange to Bait Al Barka RA-Lot(1)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

MEDC - Head Office building Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Jabal Al- AKhadar Resort Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Proposed Villa at Royal Flight Residential Complex

at Seeb Dawood Contracting Company LLC

3rd Laning of the M Road from Al Mawaleh

Intrsquochange to Bait Al Barka RA(Lot-2) Desert Line project LLC

Dualization of Nizwa Ibri Road Sec-2 from Jabrin to

Ibri Option 2 Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Asphalt Road from Al Haisha in

Wilayat Bahla to Hamra Al Duru in Wilayat IBRI Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Water Supply to Wilayat Wadi Bani

Khalid Desert Line project LLC

Additional amp Alteration works at Al falaji Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Armoury Magazine at ROP Academy Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Construction of Pump Shed Room and Reatin Wall Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Fanja Sports Club Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

HQ for Ammunition stores at MAM Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Immigration Complex at Nizwa Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

New building for CDC Department at Rustaq

Hospital complex Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

VIF Complex at Mudhaibi Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Design amp Construction of Additional Interchanges

for Al Mubaila South Federic Stirling Batco LLC

13233KV Substation amp Associated OHL Ghala

amp AL Khamil Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

NHC Royal Hospital Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Inflight Catering Facilities Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Design amp Construction of Al-Faroosiya Street

Interchange Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Border Post complex at Rub Al Khali Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgradation of IzkiMuthaibiRustaq Grid station Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Accident and Emergency + Burns Department

at Khoula Hospital Phase -8 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Thumrait Road(IZZ-Adam

Section) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Ibri RoadSec2 from Jabrin

to Ibri ndash 1 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Ras Al Hadd Airport Development Project Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Safah and Wadi Latham Oilfield Services

Construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgrade of Mukhaizna Airfield ndash New Runway

construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Construction of Water Distribution network

Rustaq Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Darsait STP Project Galfar-Cadagua JV

Barrack Accomodation Suwaiq Gulf International Contracting LLC

Al Hamriya storm water drainage channel Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Annexe Building for Supreme Council for Planing Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Oman National Centre for treatment of

Haematological Disorder amp Bone Marrow Transplant

Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Construction of Jr Rate Accomodation Block

Wudam Iskan Contracting Company LLC

8 JOQ at MAM Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Military Technical College District Cooling System Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Al Amerat Waste Water Project Contract A 2 JV Arab Contractors amp WUEC

Darsait Al Wadi Al Kabir Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

MGI Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Al Athaibah Interchange Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Construction of 13233kv Grid Station at Amrat

Construction of 132kv Grid Station at Mabella - 2

and Installation of Required 132kv Overhead

Line132kv Cables in Muscat Governorate (Tender

No 1432012)

Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

6 Class Rooms to Zainab Al Asadiya School at Al

Amerat Mansoor Al Masroory

Proposed 14 classroom - Girls basic education

School at QalhatSur Mansoor Al Masroory

Accomodation at Adam Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Wudam Naval Base Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Construction of 3311KV Primary Sub Station at

Saraya Bandar Jissah

Oman National Engineering amp Investment

Co(SOAG)

Bait Al Barka Viewing Platform amp Sea wall Oman Shapoorji Construction Co LLC

Construction of Medium Wave Radio Transmission

Station in Barkabahla amp Buraimi Premier International Project LLC

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Al Batinah Coastal Housing Project

barkaMusanna amp Suwaiq Radic Construction Company LLC

Commercial amp Residential Building at Mumtaz area Shaksy Engineering Services LLC

Dualization of Ibri ndash Al Dariz-Miskin Road Strabag Oman LLC

Re-Build of Air strip existing at Rusail amp Sayq Strabag Oman LLC

Wadi Minqal amp Wadi Bani Jaber Asphalt Road

Section - 1 Strabag Oman LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section -

1Package 1 - B STFA-HLG JV

Civil Work Services for Safah (B-09) Wadi Latham

(B-27) Fields Special Technical Services

Gas Processing Plant at Abu Tubul Block 60 Special Technical Services

EPC of RAH Substation STS Tebodin LLC

Treated Effluent Supply to Al Riyam amp Kalbou

Parks Teejan Trading amp Contracting

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

MC 4a ndash Civil Aviation Head Quarters Towell Construction amp Company LLC

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

Expansion of Distrib Network Seeb Wilyat ndash Seeb Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Water Distribution Network for Wilyat -AL Qabil amp

Ibra Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Construction of Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Expressway Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

BP Oman - Khazzan Project Al EZ TradingTransport amp Contracting CoLLC

Kempinski HotelThe Wave Muscat Carillion Alawi LLC

Upgrading of Sinaw-Mahout Road Section-02 Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway (Halban Junction) Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway-Package-2 Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC)

Major Site laboratories

Project Contractor

Head Quarter Building for PDO at MAF Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport ndash

Supply of dredged material

Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Expeditionary Tent Beddown Area at Masirah Island

Cosmopolitan ndash EMTA Joint Venture

BP ndash Pipeline Installation amp Site Construction Galfar Engineering

Rehabilitation Works (Roads Bridges) at Quriyat Federcei Stirling Batco

Health Centre at Saham Al Badi Trading amp Construction

Sohar Bulk Jetty Oman Operation Saipem ndash Afcons Joint Venture

PDO ndash SNDC Project at Qurn Alam

Al Hassan Engineering

2nd Asian Beach Game 2010 at Wudam Carillion Alawi LLC

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Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Health Centre at Rahab

Al Dahleez International LLC

Sohar Bulk Jetty Project

Saipem- Afcons Joint Venture

Court Complex at Rustaq

Carillion Alawi LLC

PDO Bahja ndash Plot Development

Sayouh Mahwees Trd amp Cont Co LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid Sur Road Astaldi ndash Ozkar JV and STFA-HLG JV

ROP ndash Sidab Harbour Project Carillion Alawi LLC

Salalah International Airport LampT Galfar Contortion

Construction of Al Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Express way Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 5 FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

Air traffic control at Masira Darim Construction company LLC

Transfer station at Fanza Malik Sohar

STF Complex -Suwaiq Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Ras Al Hamra Development Project (RAH - 435) Al Turki Enterprises LLC

Zulia Power plant (PDO) Al Hassan Engineering LLC

SNCP Qurnalam Al Hassan Engineering LLC

RAH International School Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A

Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Halban prade ground project (SSF) Trading amp Investment LLC

Jabel Akhthar Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

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Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

SUR IPP Douglas OHI

MC-5 Salalah International Airport L amp T India and L amp T Oman

MC-5 Salalah International Airport Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Shadeed Iron amp Steel L amp T Oman

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Health Centre Ibri Master Bin Karam

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

Trasnsfer Station SUR Mallak Sohar

Dualization of Mahdha-AL Rawdha Road

Buraimi

Premier International

Duqm Port Road Strabag Oman LLC

Mall of Oman - Package - 2 SPCCC

Dualization of Adam - Thumrait Road Part - 2

(ATD Project)

CCC (Oman) LLC

Durability Test of Concrete such as Chloride Migration Test and Rapid Chloride Permeability Test

Field Compaction test is used to provide the basis for control the fill material compaction

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Rapid chloride penetration test for concrete to asses the chloride ion penetration

Durability Test of Concrete such as Water Penetration Test

Permeability Apparatus Constant amp Falling Head for Granular ampClaySilt

Transverse Strength of Kerb Stone

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Non Destructive Structural Investigation

Exposure of foundation for visual inspection and NDT

Cover meter surevy Test indicates position of reinforecemnt bars hardned concrete

Ultra sonic pulse velocity measurement to assess the uniformity of concrete Detects internal flaws cracks and segregation etc

Rebound Hammer test to find the insitu concrete strength Surface hardness

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Direct Shear test to find the cohesion(C) and angle of internal friction(ɸ) in soil samples

Insitu concrete coring to determine the compressive strength

Marshall stability test for asphalt mixes

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

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Lonestar Alpha Labs undertake onshore amp offshore ground investigations for a wide variety of civil and

industrial construction infrastructure and pipeline projects We pride ourselves by adopting the same

professional approach to both large multi-disciplinary investigation projects as well as small simple structures

Our Investigation is supervised by highly qualified amp experienced geotechnical engineers and geologists

General Geotechnical Engineering Services

Design and planning of ground investigations

Settlement Monitoring

Foundation Designs and Proof Checking

Design of Reinforced Earth Structures

Design of Deep Foundations (Piles Well) amp Mat Foundations

Borehole drilling amp soil investigations (SPT)

Dynamic Cone Penetration Testing (DCPT)

Static Cone Penetration Test with pore-pressure measurement (CPTU)

Sample coring and analysis

Down hole and Cross Hole Seismic Tests

Trial pitting and trenching

Slope stability analysis amp studies

Pumping Tests and permeability Lugeon Tests

Double Ring Infiltrometer Tests

Plate bearing Tests and in-situ CBRs

Electrical Resistively Test

Thermal Resistivity Test

Resistively Profiling amp Resistivity Mapping

Groundwater Monitoring Sampling and Analysis

Preparation of factual and interpretative reporting

Soil Investigations

Soil Geotechnical investigations are performed by geotechnical engineers to obtain information on the physical

and mechanical properties of soil and rock around a site to design earthworks and foundations for proposed

structures and for repair of distress to earthworks and structures caused by subsurface conditions A geotechnical

investigation includes surface exploration and subsurface exploration of a site Our rigs are cable to drill vertical

holes down to 400m and inclined holes down to 200m below existing ground level

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Soil sampling using variety of samplers to collect disturbed samples relatively undisturbed samples and

undisturbed samples Samplers such as Hand Shovel Machine driven auger continuous flight auger Split-

Spoon SPT sampler Shelby Tube Sampler Piston Sampler

Laboratory tests

A wide variety of laboratory tests performed on soils and rocks to measure different properties

Although detailed list of laboratory testing is presented in Civil section some of the typical tests involved in the

investigation are given below

Water Content

Particle size Analysis Grain Size Distribution

Sedimentation Hydrometer analysis

Atterberg limits

California Bearing Ratio (CBR)

Direct Shear Test

Oedometer Test (Consolidation)

Swelling Pressure Test

Tri-axial Test

Unconfined Compressive Strength

Chemical Analysis of Soil and Water

In-Situ geotechnical tests

Standard Penetration Test (SPT) - in-situ standard penetration test designed to provide information on the

properties of soil while also collecting a disturbed soil sample for grain-size analysis and soil classification

Dynamic Cone Penetration Test (DCPT) - in-situ dynamic cone penetration test designed to provide

information on the properties of sub soil of natural ground or for pavement DCPT is useful to determine the in-

situ CBR and subgrade modulus

Cone Penetration Test (CPT) ndash standard Cone Penetration Test is performed using an instrumented probe

with a conical tip pushed into the soil hydraulically at a constant rate CPT instrument records tip resistance

friction resistance along the sleeve and pore-pressure measurement For bigger sites usually the CPTs are

performed in combination with drilling of boreholes to correlate so that the investigation is economical and

appropriate CPT data interpretation is used for correlation of soil properties and also to determine Soil Bearing

Capacity (SBC)

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Constant head Falling head permeability tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability)

of different types of soil is the most important step in designing any groundwater control system The knowledge

of this property is much useful in solving problems involving yield of water bearing strata seepage through

earthen dams stability of earthen dams and embankments of canal bank affected by seepage settlement etc The

falling head method of determining permeability is used for soil with low discharge where as the constant head

permeability test is used for coarse-grained soils with a reasonable discharge in a given time For very fine-

grained soil capillarity permeability test is recommended

Lugeon Test or Packer Tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability) of different types of

rocks is a key step in designing any groundwater control system in a rock We do perform Packer Permeability

Tests in Rocks

Groundwater Monitoring

Our geotechnical field staffs are well trained for installing Piezometers and groundwater monitoring Piezometers

are two types viz Type-1 is Standpipe Piezometer and Type-2 is Vibrating-Wire Piezometers Standpipe

piezometer facilitates Groundwater levels measurement using dip meter or water level indicators while VW

piezometers are useful for monitoring Pore-Water pressures continuously using special devices attached to data

loggers

Groundwater Samples can be collected for analysis in the chemical and microbiological lab Routine drinking

water analysis trace metals and organic parameters can be tested and evaluated

Slope Stability Studies

The field of slope stability encompasses the analysis of static and dynamic stability of slopes of earth and rock-fill

dams slopes of other types of embankments excavated slopes and natural slopes in soil and soft rock Lonestar

Alpha can provide slope stability investigation analysis (including modelling) and design mitigation which can

be completed by our well trained and qualified geologists and geotechnical engineers

Settlement Monitoring

Settlement Monitoring surveys is performed to determine the degree of horizontal and vertical displacement of

structures pavements and embankments over a defined period Severe pavement damage and structural failure

can be a direct result of settlement and therefore it is critical that movement be detected and measured Our Senior

Engineering Surveyors and Geotechnical Engineers are available to assist you with the development and

implementation of a monitoring system to suit individual requirements

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Other Geotechnical Field Tests

Plate Load Tests

In-Situ CBR Tests

Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Soil Thermal Resistivity Tests

Pile Integrity Tests

Infiltration Rate Tests using Double Ring Infiltrometer

Geotechnical Field Tests

Geophysical seismic tests are useful to determine dynamic soil rock properties which will be used in

design of machine and any other vibrating equipment foundations

Two typical seismic tests performed as part of the geotechnical investigations are

Downhole seismic test and

Crosshole seismic test

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LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL TESTS

LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING EQUIPMENTS

Drilling Rigs Desco Inc 2No SP4500S amp 3No

SP3500S (crawler)

Split-Spoon Sampler

Drilling Rig Ellettari EK100S amp EK 200S (crawler) Piston Type Samples

Drilling Rigs Truck Mounted Vibrating Wire Piezometers Devices amp Loggers

Drilling Rods Tricone Bits

Standard SPT sets and rods Tungsten Carbide Drilling Bits (96mm amp 101mm amp

above)

Single Double amp Triple Tube Core Barrels ndash

Conventional amp Wireline system

Diamond Bits Surface amp Impregnated (96mm amp

101mm amp above) ndash Conventional amp Wireline system

Shelby Tubes Automatic Water level Meter

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Test equipment (DCPT) Bailers for Groundwater Sampling

Down-The-Hole Hammer (DTH Hammer) Packer Test Apparatus

Surveying Equipments (Auto Levels Total Station

GPS and Accessories)

Variable Geotechnical Softwares (gINT etc)

Thermal Resistivity Test Apparatus (KD2 Pro) Electrical Resistivity Test Apparatus (Nillson)

SUBSURFACE SOIL ROCK GROUNDWATER

Soil Investigation Drilling in Soils and Rocks

Bearing Capacity amp Settlement Analysis Slope Stability Analysis

Trial Pits Standard Penetration Test - SPT

Permeability in Soil (Falling Constant Head) Dynamic Cone Penetration Test - DCPT

Permeability in Rock (Lugeon Packer Test) Infiltration Rate Tests

Groundwater Monitoring and Sampling Installation of Inclinometers amp Pressure Meters

In-situ CBR Tests Installation of Piezometers

Soil Swelling Tests Plate Load Tests

Vane Shear Tests Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Down Hole Seismic Tests Cross Hole Seismic Tests

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KEY STAFF AT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

J Pavan Kumar Sr Geotechnical Engineer MTech - Geotechnical 8

Tauseef anwar Geologist MSc Geology 5

Bahrudeen assain

Mohammed Geologist MSc Geology 5

Anjali Geologist BSc in Geology 8

Imran Ishaq Engineering asst Dip Civil 5

Mohammed Al-Ansari Logistics and Supervisor High School 10

Ameen Khalfan Field Coordinator High School 8

Abdullah Field Coordinator High School 5

Rit Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 15

Purna Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 16

Rajan Basnet Drilling Operator High School 10

Subarna Paija Drilling Operator High School 11

Lil Bahadur Sr Mechanic High School 11

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RECENT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Client Consultant No of Boreholes

Oman National Railway

Project Segments 2 amp 6

Italferr SpA MOTC 65 BH 80 TP amp

Piezometers

Bunker Terminal at Duqm Oman Oil Marketing Co

(OOMC)

Worley Parsons Oman

Engineering (WPOE)

10 BH amp MASW

survey

Mahdah ndash Rawdah Road

Dualization project

Premier International Mott McDonald 22 BH 15 TP amp

Slope stability

Yibal-Khuff FEED project Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

95 BH 45 TP amp 11

Downhole seismic

Well pad stability

investigations at Fahud

Mabrouk Khulud West D

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

18 BH

Batinah Expressway Pkg 3 Simplex Infrastructure Parsons International

MOTC

79 BH

Adam ndash Thumrait

Dualization Project

Parsons International MOTC 150 BH 365 TP

Lime Calcination project at

Salalah

Carmeuse Inc - 15 BH 10 TP amp

Diagraphy drilling

Duqm Area A B amp C Sultan Qaboos University

(SQU)

SEZAD 65 BH amp 20 TP

Various Substation projects

in all Governorates

Dawood Engineering

Consultancy

Mezoon Electricity 50 BH 25 TP 50

ERTs

Chromite Quarry Drilling Arabian Gulf Trading - 7 BH

Transmission line at Taqah Rukun Al Yaqeen Int Mott McDonald 50 BH amp 61 TP

Izz ndash Adam Road

Dualization Project

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

25 BH amp 8 TPs

Bid bid ndash Sur Road

Dualization Project

Astaldi ndash Ozkar Joint

Venture

Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

89 BH 8 TPs

Piezometers

Water Distribution Network

at Al Amerat

Taeyoung ndash Hasan Juma

Baker JV

Sogreah Consultants 25 BH 130 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Taxiway and Airlift Ramp

at Al Musannah Airbase

American International

Contractors Inc

- 34 BH amp 62 TP

Water Distribution Network

at Al Khoud

Towell Infrastructure

Projects Co LLC

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

11 BH 7 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Interchanges btn Airport amp

Muscat Expressway

Soares Da Costa ndash Oman

United Engg Services JV

Parsons International 15 BHs amp 10 TP

Oman Botanic Garden Diwan Royal Court Alatec (Spain) 75 BH

Qurayiat-Al-Amerat Road Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

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Tunnel

Al-Haffa District

Development Infrastructure

Dohfar Municipality Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

11 BH

Piezometers

Salam Resort amp Spa in Yiti

Muscat

Sama Dubai Halcrow International 58 BH

amp Piezometers

Al-Ansab STP Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Khatib AlAmi 6 BH

Limestone Quarry for

Doqoum Dry Dock

Daewoo Co Daewoo Co 6 BH

Barka Water Reservoir

Expansion Works

Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Mott Mac Donald 12 BH

Soil Resistivity

Information Centers at

Nizwa amp Ibri

Ministry of Higher

Education

Development Services amp

Maintenance

6 BH

Irrigation System Plan for

Dhofar Municipality

Dhofar Municipality Consulting Engineering

Services

7 BH

Infiltration Tests

Cyclone Damage

Rehabilitation Works in Ras

Al-Hadd

CCC Parsons International Investigation for

Ground

Improvement

Soil Resistivity OMIFCO - Soil Resistivity

Seeb Cornice Road

Improvement Bridges

Muscat Municipality Atkins 7 BH

Dualization FarqNizwa to

Marfaa Daris Road

Ministry of Transport and

Communication

Parsons International 18 BH

Dualization of Al Kharjiah

Street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

Bidbid Sur Road Sec-1 MOTC Dar Al Handasah 31 BH Piezometers

120TPs

Flood Protection Dams-

Liwa and Shinaz Area

Ministry of water

resources and regional

municipalities

Renardet amp Fitchner 29 BH 40 TPs

Housing at Hail Al Ghaf

Quriyat

Muscat Municipality - 10 BH amp 10 TPs

132kV OHL from Harweel

to Thumrait

Petroleum Development

Oman

Worley Parsons 11 BH 11TPs amp ERT

132kV OHL from Dank to

Al Hail

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

43 BH 20 TPs amp

ERT

132kV OHL from Al Wasit

to Buraimi Grid Ss

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

27 BH 11TPrsquos amp

ERT

Al Athaiba Junction

Improvements

Muscat Municipality Parsons Intl Co 12 BH 7 TP Asphalt

Coring

Third Laneing from Bait Al Muscat Municipality Parsons International 35 BH 34 TP

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Barka to Mabelah Asphalt Coring

Design and construction of

Dualization of Al Murtaffa

street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 26 BH 15 TP

Asphalt Coring

Proposed Tower

Constructions in OMAN

Ministry of Broadcasting Rohde amp Schwarz 16BH

EPC of power plant Daleel

Facility

L amp T Electromech Mott Mac Donald 7 BH 10TP ERT

Royal Suite at Haima and

Emergency block

Dewan of Royal Court Tebodin amp Partners LLC 4BH 4TP

Navigation Aids System

Muscat International

Airport and Salalah Airport

Thales Deutschland

Germany

Thales Deutschland

Germany

6BH 5ERT

Upgrade of DPS amp B-Block

facility Daleel oil Fields

Daleel Petroleum Attila Dogan 4BH 2ERT

13233kV Grid Station at

Quriyat

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 4BH TPs

132kV OHL from Quriyat

to Jahloot

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 60BH 60TPs 60ERT

Supreme Court at Al

Ghubra Guest House

Royal Court Affairs

Royal Estates The Palace

Consulting Engineering

Services LLC

12BH TPs

GEOTECH DRILLING RIGS

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DESCO SP4500S Rigs DESCO SP3500S Rigs

Site Work Photographs

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash AREA A B amp C at Duqm

Client SEZAD Consultant SQU

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Yibal Khuff Project at Yibal

Client Galfar Engg amp Cont Consultant PDO

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Inclined Coring at Chromite Mine near Sumail

Client Arabian Gulf Trading

GEOTEC

HNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Oman National Railway Project

Segments 2 amp 6

Client MOTC Consultant Italferr SpA

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR

BARKA WATER RESERVOIR EXPANSION

Client Galfar Consultant Mott Mac Donald

SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATION BIDBID-SUR ROAD

SECTION 1

Client MOTC Consultant Dar Al Handasah Shair amp Partners

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR SEEB-CORNICHE ROAD

IMPROVEMENT BRIDGE 6 MUSCAT

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Atkins

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR 132KV OHL FROM DANK

TO AL HAIL amp 132KV OHL FROM SIBETHA TO BURAIMI

Client CivilCo Consultant Mott Mac Donald Energoprojekt

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR FLOOD PROTECTION DAMS

SHINAZ AREA ndash HATTA-A HATTA-B FAYDH amp BIDAH

Client MRMWR Consultant Fitchner amp Renardet

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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FLYOVER WIDENING AND JUNCTION IMPROVEMENTS AT AL ATHAIBA INTERCHANGE

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THIRD LANING OF MAIN ROAD FROM AL MAWELAH INTERCHANGE TO BAIT AL BARKHA RA

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

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SURVEYING WITH TOTAL STATION EQUIPMENT FOR

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PURPOSES

ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY TEST

RESISTIVITY MAPPING amp RESISTIVITY PROFILING

PIEZOMETER INSTALLATION INCLINED DRILLING WITH PACKER TEST

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL amp

MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTING

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Lonestar Alpha Lab provides a full range of chemical environmental and microbiological analytical services to

industrial engineeringconsulting and government clients throughout the Sultanate of Oman Lonestar Alpha

analytical expertise includes organic and inorganic analyses of water soil air food and many other matrices The

lab production capability capacity and advancement of instrumentation ensure the reliability and performance

needed to successfully deliver major analytical projects Instruments are dedicated to specific matrices and

analyses to prevent cross contamination Our reports are fully supported by QAQC deliverables designed to meet

the requirements of the regulatory program for which the data will be utilized Our reports are designed for ease-

of-results interpretation as well as efficient validation of the support data

TESTING DIFFERENT MATRICES

DomesticFormationGroundReclamation Water

Desalination Water amp Marine Samples

Marine Life

Plant Tissue

Reverse Osmosis

Soils amp Sediments

Food Products

Metal Samples

Concrete Products

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WaterWastewater Metallic Constituents

WaterWastewater Organic Constituents

Water Cations amp Anions

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

Stack amp Process Emission Monitoring

Indoor Air Quality

Contamination Pollution Studies Environmental Chemistry organics inorganics metals

Analytical chemistry using AAS XRF OES IRC and wet chemistry

Noise amp Vibration Monitoring

Microbiological Analysis

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AMBIENT AIR amp STACK EMISSION MONITORING

CO amp CO2

Hydrogen Sulfide

Hydrocarbons

Metal Particulates

NOx SOx

Oxygen

Volatile Organic Compounds

Dioxin amp Furion

MICROBIOLOGICAL AIR QUALITY MONITORING

Bacteria(CFUm3

Moulds (CFUm3)

Identification of Microorganisms up to Species level

INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ)

Lonestar Alpha leads the way in Indoor Air Quality Services with our dedicated team of field staff and the latest

equipment We are equipped to investigate chemical and biological exposure situations

IAQ Air Monitoring Services

VOCs and SVOCs

Fungal Mold Indentification Quantification

Total Respirable Particulates

Toxic Vapors

Sick Building Syndrome

Bacterial Indentification Quantification

Typical IAQ Surveys

IAQ profile for preliminary building study

Baseline IAQ monitoring

Mold Fungal contamination monitoring using spore trap sampling devices

Compliance monitoring for municipal amp Government enviromental agencies

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HSE monitoring for critical response of environmental hazards

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE (IH)

Lonestar Alpha is capable of providing a wide variety of Industrial Hygiene Service

using state of the art equipment and depth of experience with IH procedures

NoiseDosimetry TLV+8Hr TWA

Particulates (Total PM 10 PM 50 PM 25)

Combustible Gases (Total Hydrocarbons)

VOCs and SVOCs

Total and Respirable Fibers

Metals and Inorganics

Typical Industrial Hygiene Monitoring

HSE monitoring for corporate or client requirec field data collection

Compliance monitoring for Municipal or Governmental agency requirements

Background monitoring for comparative Environmental studies

HYGIENE AUDITING AND INSPECTIONS

Hygiene Auditing

Hygiene Inspections and Hygiene recommendations

Assisting in ISOHACCP Certifications

Microbiological Sampling and Analysis of Food and Water

Swab sampling and Air Monitoring

Hotel and Industrial HAACP and Hygiene System Implementation

Assisting in Laboratory setup and Accreditations Response monitoring for safety analysis and quality assurance audits

OIL ANALYSIS

Lube Oil

Transformer Oil

Compressor Oil

Diesel

Heavy fuel

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY amp ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WATER EFFLUENT SEAWATER SOIL SEDIMENT ANALYSIS

Acidity Sulfide Selenium

Alkalinity TDS Silicon

Ammonia Temperature Silver

Bicarbonate Total Hardness Sodium

BOD Total Nitrogen Strontium

Boron Total Organic Carbon Thallium

Chlorite chlorate Potassium

Bromate TSS Tin

Carbonate Turbidity Titanium

Chlorides Aluminum Vanadium

COD Antimony Zink

Color Arsenic Aromatic Volatile Orgabicx (BTEX)

Conductivity Barium Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

Cyanides Beryllium Crude amp Refined Product Fingerprinting

Dissolved Oxygen Cadmium Extractible Organic Halides

Fluoride Calcium Haloacetic Acids

Free Chlorine Chromium Halogenated Volatile Organics

Magnesium Hardness Cobalt Herbicides amp Pesticides

Nitrates Copper Nitroaromatic amp Cyclic Ketones

Nitrites Hexavalent Chromium Organic and Volatile Acids

Oil amp Grease Iron PCBrsquos

Organic Nitrogen Lead Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)

pH Lithium Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Phenols Magnesium Total Organic Halides

Phosphates Mercury Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)

Phosphorus Molybdenum Trihalomethanes

Residual Chlorine Nickel Volatile Organic Compounds

Salinity Niobium Pthalate Esters

Sodium Absorption Ratio

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FOOD CHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL TEST

Fish and Value added fish products vegetable oils Ketchups Mayonnaise Vinegar Cooked sea

food Cooked Non sea foods Canned foods Vegetables Snacks Ghee Cheese Honey Sweats etc

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

GIDELINES - OMAN STANDARDGULF STANDARDOther International Standards

TEST METHODS- AOACASTAAOCSISOSASOASTMBS

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Protein Cholesterol

Fat content Phosphorous

Vitamins Sodium

Moisture Potassium

Ash Calcium

Dietary Fibre Lead

Sugar Cadmium

Starch Mercury

Saturated Fat Iron

Unsaturated Fat Magnesium

Arsenic Aflatoxins

Moisture content Histamine

Volatile protein Irradiation

Pesticides Sudan Dyes

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

TEST METHODS ndash USFDA BAMAOACCCFRACMMEFISO

GUIDELINES ndash OMANI STANDARDGSOPHLS

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Aerobic Plate Count Listeria monocytogens

Lactobacillus acidophilus Shelf Life Analysis

Escherichia coli Enterobacteriaceae

Escherichia coli O157 H7 Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Fecal Coliforms Shigella

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Total Coliforms Listeria spp

Staphylococcus aureus Clostridium perfringens

Salmonella Yeast and Mould

Vibrio cholera Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Anaerobic plate count Campylobacter

Histamine Bacillus cereus

Aflatoxin

CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalis

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulphate content of soil

Water soluble Sulphate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulphate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

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ORE ANALYSIS

Dolomite Ore Iron Ore

Copper Ore Nickel Ore

Chromium Ore Limestone Ore

Manganese Ore Gypsum

Dunite Quartz

STEEL CHEMISTRY

Alloys Brass amp Bronze

Aluminum Alloys Chemical Composition of Steel

ASTM A 262 (Various) Diffused Hydrogen Test

ASTM G 48 (Variou) Purity of Metals

ASTM G 6667 Nickel Alloys

OIL ANALYSIS

Appearance Flash Point Specific Gravity

Ash Content Water content Insoluble pentane

Carbon Conradson Residue Wear Metals Total Acid Number

Kinematic Viscosity Break Down voltage Total Base Number

Dissipation factor Oil Content Viscosity Index

Color Pour Point Flash Point

Copper Corrosion BS amp W Density

Neutralization number Resistivity Interfacial tension

Dissolve gas Sediment Sulphur content

Cloud point Distillation PCB

Oxidation test Gassing

AMBIENT AIR STACK MONITORING

Carbon Dioxide RPM (PM 10 5 25)

Carbon Monoxide Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Chlorine Content SO2

Hydrogen Sulfide Total Acid Concentration

Lower Explosion Limit Total Hydrocarbon

Oxides of Nitrogen Total Particulate Concentration

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Oxygen Volatile Organic Compounds

Ozone Dioxin amp Furion

INDOOR AIR QUALITY ndash IAQ INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE - IH

Asbestos Bulk Sample Analysis Total amp Respirable Fibers

Asbestos Fiber Concentration in Air Total amp Respirable Particulates

Bacterial amp Microbial Identification Total Plate Count

FungalMould Identification Toxic Vapors

Metals VOC amp SVOC

Noise Monitoring Dosimetry TWA Yeast amp Mould Identification

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF WATER

Test Method ndash BS ENISOAPHAAWWACMMEF CCFRA

GUIDELINES ndash Omani standardGSOWHODubai Municipality

WATER WASTE WATERINDUSTRIES WATER SOIL

Heterotrophic plate count

Total Coliforms

Escherichia coli

EnterococciFecal streptococci

Pseudomonas aeroginosa Staphylococcus aureus

Legionella spp Nematodes

Sulphate Reducing Bacteria Yeast amp Mould

Salmonella Microscopic observations and interpretations

Vibrio cholera Standard Plate count at 22 o C

Fecal Coliform Clostridium perfringens

Legionella anisa

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 1

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 2-14

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MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF PERSONAL SWABSSURFACE SWABSEQUIPMENT

SWABS

Total coliforms

Fecal coliforms

Escherichia coli

Aerobic plate count

Staphylococcus aureus

Yeast and Mould

Salmonella spp

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

HairoilsHair creams Hair shampooBody lotion Chemical DepilinatorsTalcum PowderDeoderants

Toilette soapSkin cream etc As per GSOOS SASO USFDAAOAC Standards

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

Appearance Thermal Stability

Color Total Fat

Odor Lead

Homogenous Cadmium

Texture Nickel

Seperation Chromium

Skin Irritation Test Ethanol insoluble matter

Marking Water insoluble matter

Language Total free Alkali

Instructions for Use Chlorides calculated as NaCl

Warning phrases concerning the product (if any) Saponification Value

Chemical and Physical Tests Free Fatty Acid as Oliec Acid

Moisture Extraneous matter

pH Total Non Acqueos content

Sediment and suspended matter Peroxide value

Alchohol content Total Bacterial count

Formaldehyde Yeast and Mould

Essential oils Pseudomonas aeroginosa

Volatile matter Staphylococcus aureus

Non volatile alcohol matter

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL EQUIPMENTS

pH Meter Conductivity Meter pH Meters

Dissolved Oxygen Meter Turbidity Meter

Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

FAASGFAAS Hg Analyzer

EDXRF Analyzer ndash Philips MiniPal2

Muffle Air Furnace (1100˚C) Breakdown voltage

ICP- OES Colour apparatus for OIL

GC-MSGC centrifuge

IC Open cup ndashClosed cup Flash point

UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometer HACH TAN delta Resistivity meter

Dissolved gas Analyser ( TOGA) AAS

TAN Titrator Microscope

Copper corrosion Colony Counter

Karl fisher colometric Viscometer

Interfacial tensometer OES

Biological safety Cabinet UV apparatus

Shaker Water bath

Freezer Incubator

Chillier Autoclave

Micro pipetter Vortex

pipetter

Weighing Balance

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KEY STAFF AT CHEMICALMICROBIOLOGICAL LAB

MAJOR CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL CLIENTS

Client Client

HMR Consultants Dhofar Power Company

Geo-Resources Omani Euro Foods Industries

Al-Safa Environmental Consultancy Al-Hassan Engineering Company

Five Oceans Dawood Contracting Company

Fugro Middle East Natural Resources Consultants

Gulf Mining ICES

Muscat Chromite Sohar Steel LLC

Total Management Trading Construction Materials Industries

Emirates Trading Co Al-Shidhani Refreshments Enterprises

Oman Chromite Oman Aluminium Processing Industries LLC

Muscat Overseas Radisson Blu

National Arabian Gulf International Desalination amp Water Treatment

ASB Group Dhofar Beverages

Majan Mining Company OMASCO

Haya Oman Liquefied Natural Gas Company

Oman Polyproplene Swan Foods LLC

Oman Methanol Bahwan Engineering Co

NAME DESIGNATION EXPERIENCE

P Tejali Lab Manager 17 yrs

Asad Naqvi Chemical Lab Supervisor 17 yrs

OD Sebastian Senior Chemist 32 yrs

Vinu Mohan Senior Microbiologist 7 yrs

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Sohar Aluminum OMIFCO

Oman Refreshment Occidental Mukhaizna LLC

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissa Special Technical Services

ENATO Consolidated Contractors Company

Blue City Northern Minerals Company

Andam International Sweets of Oman

SUR Desalination (Bahwan Veolia Water) Lalbuksh Voltas Engineering Services

STFA Bahwan Veolia Water LLC

Larsen amp Turbo COWI-Larsen

GALFAR Khimji Permoglaze (Oman) LLC

AATCO United Chrome LLC

Interbeton amp Six Construct Oman Flour Mills Company

Douglas OHI Oman National Engineering amp Investment

VALE -Oman Petrogas

BP Oman Sohar aluminium

Siemens-Oman American Embassy

Tawoos Catering Wacasco Catering

MAF DALKIA Al Futtaim amp Sons

Enhance Khimji Ramdas LLC

Oman Oasis National Mineral water CO LLC

Areej Vegetablesamp Oil Derivatives National Pharmaceuticals

Towell Infrastructure Tulip Inn

The Chedi Grand Hyatt

Al Bustan Palace Muscat Holiday INN

Hotel Ibis Park Inn

Radisson Blu Mother Care

Tabreed Taghleef Indusries

NABIL Biscuits ATTCO

Worely parrsion AECOM

Honda Rotem Abensia

Global Gypsum Board Minvest

Global Engineering SteamTech

Mazoom Pharmacy Muscat Pharmacy

IBN- SINA Pharmacy Golden Jood Trading

Sun rise Global Beya Global Muscat

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MECHANICAL CORROSION AND METALLURGICAL TESTING

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Lonestar Alpha has the capability to cater to the physical metallurgical testing requirements of a wide range of

materials and products The testing capability and experience are recognized by reputed organizations like

PDO OXY BP OGC etc and third party inspection agencies Tests are generally carried out to international

standards set by ASTM BS ASME API AWS and others Lonestar Alpha offers quality service to

international standards accurate results and quick turnaround at reasonable cost

Lonestar Alpha Mechanical Metallurgical Corrosion Testing Capabilities Include

Tensile compression Test Vickers Hardness RockwellBrinell Hardness

Impact (Ambient temp to -196degC) BendFlatteningNick Break Test Elevated Temperature

tensile testing

Corrosion Test - ASTM

A262G48G28ASTM A 923

ASTM E 562 Ferrite measurement

by ferritscope Flexure

Proof Load Breaking Load Failure Load

Coating Thickness Coating Continuity Coating Adhesion

MacroMicro Examination Fillet Weld Break Nick Break

HIC SSCC test in accordance with

NACE standards Chemistry by OES

Failure Analysis and

Material Investigation

Chemical analysis of metallic materials of

Fe and Ni base alloys In situ Replica Metallography

Metallic sample collection at

site for chemical analysis

Strand wire testing for mechanical

properties Portable hardness testing Manhole Cover testing

Rubber testing Geo-textile testing HDPE testing

Materials frequently tested include

Metals and alloy products such as plates shapes bares pipes and fittings

Welding procedure qualification test coupons

Welding consumable qualification test coupons

Welder qualification test coupons

Welding procedure test coupons

Steel Bars Wires and Fabric for concrete reinforcement

Galvanized Steel products

Fasteners

Metal Castings

Cemented Carbide Products

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Lonestar Alpha Laboratories offers a wide range of metallurgical services to many diverse industries supported by

an experienced team of metallurgical engineers trained technicians and modern equipment The following

services are offered

o Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

o Replica and In-situ Metallography

o Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

o Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

o Failure Analysis and Investigation

o Other Services

Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

Scanning Electron Microscopy

Stereomicroscopy

Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis

Fractrography

Macrostructural Examination

Microstructural Examination

Microhardness Evaluation

Replica and In-situ Metallography

In-situ Replica Metallography

Replication of Fractures

Replication of Surface Features

Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

Lonestar Alpha is equipped to undertake corrosion testing and evaluation in accordance with NACE and ASTM

standards for qualification of materials used in corrosive environments which include sea water brine blackish

water and sour service The following tests are conducted

Resistance to Pitting and Crevice Corrosion

Susceptibility to Intergranular Corrosion Attack

Resistance to Sulfide Stress Cracking (SSC)

Resistance to Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC)

Examination of Scales and Corrosion Products

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Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

Periodic inspections serve to identify degradation processes at an early stage and thereby provide necessary

information for assessment of condition usability and remaining life Further the initiation of timely repair or

replacement actions substantially reduced or eliminates costly capital and downtime losses

Lonestar has the capability and experience to perform comprehensive inspections necessary for condition

usability and remaining life assessment of a wide range of materials and components used in structures plants and

operating equipment

Power plant and auxiliary boiler tubes headers and connectors

Turbine nozzles vanes combustor lines and casings

Oil and gas processing equipment and components

Equipment and components of marineoffshore structures

Drilling and downhole equipment and components

Engine Components

Failure Analysis and Investigation

Supported by its integrated analytical facilities and the diverse professional capabilities of its staff Lonestar has

for the last several years provided accurate and timely analyses and investigations into failures of components

Reports include comprehensive photographic documentation of observations discussions of findings conclusions

on the mechanism and root cause of failure

Other Services

Lonestar offer assistance in the following areas

Material selection for intended service

Preparation of material testing and inspection procedures

Study of failure mechanisms of complex systems

Troubleshooting

Research and development

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LIST OF METALLURGY TESTS

LIST OF METALLURGY LAB EQUIPMENTS Instron Universal Tensile Tester Lathe Machine

Satec Charpy Impact testing machine Charpy Broaching Machine

Forcipol Bend Testing machine Gas Cutting Gear

Olympus Metallurgical Microscope Carl Zeiss

microscope upto 1600X

Stereo Microscope

Metlabcorp Micro Polisher Digital Verniers

Automatic Polishing machine Digital Micrometers

Water Chiller Bath Coating thickness Meter

Optorama Shadowgraph Holiday detector

Digital thermometers Band Saw Machine

Vickers hardness tester Hack Saw Machine

Fischer Ferritscope Universal Milling Machine

STEEL REBARS EXOTIC MATERIAL

Tensile Tests Bend Tests

Elevated Temperature Tensiles Rebar Tensile Bend and Rebend

Proof Load test Fracture Test

Macro Preparation amp Examination Coating thickness test Holiday Detection Test

Peel Off Test Vickers Rockwell Hardness Survey

Charpy Impact Test Micro Examination with photograph

Ferrite Count (Point Count method) - count Ferrite Content (Magnetic Method) - spots

A262 Test Practice CE ASTM G48ASTM G28 tests

SSCC Test HIC Test

Chemical Analysis XRD EDXRF Analysis

SEMEDS Analysis Detailed Failure Investigation Material investigation

CTOD In-situ Replica Metallography

Strand Wire Tensile Test Manhole Cover Compression Test

Ring Stiffness Test GRE Rubber Plastic Geo-textile Tensile testing

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KEY STAFF AT METALLURGY LAB

Anil Vashishta Pratik Raval Sasikumar Isehaq Chezian

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Anil Vashishta Operations Manager

Metallurgical Head

BE Metallurgical

Engineering 24 years

Pratik Raval Test House Supervisor BE Mechanical

Engineering 10 years

KSasikumar Senior Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 14 years

GChezhian Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 06 years

Ishaq Al Harassi Senior Engineer BE Mechanical

Engineering 08 years

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BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

Website

wwwlonestaralphacom

General Email infolonestaralphacom

Branches

Muscat (Central Laboratory) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24501524 24505590

Fax +968 24503814

Email muscatlablonestaralphacom

Muscat (Chemistry Environmental) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24504206 24504924

Fax +968 24502635

Email chemlablonestaralphacom

Muscat (Micro-biology) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24504206 24504924

Fax +968 24502635

Email microlablonestaralphacom

Sohar PO Box 84 PC 327 Sohar Industrial Estate Sohar ndash Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 26751775 26751920 26751976

Fax +968 26751331

Email civilsoharlonestaralphacom

Duqm Tel +968 99278040 92303290

Fax +968 24503814

Email duqmlablonestaralphacom

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Salalah

Tel +968 2321 3390 +968 92038358

Fax +968 2321 3391

Email salalahlablonestaralphacom

Key Personals

Administration

Dawood Al-Harrasi

Chief Executive Officer

+968 91111411 dawoodalharrasilonestaralphacom

Saif Al-Harthi

Business Development Manager

+968 90122471 saifalharthylonestaralphacom

Santosh Elapanda

QHSE Manager

+968 99881224 santoshelapandalonestaralphacom

Moncy Thomas

Finance HR amp Admin Manager

+968 99221293 moncythomaslonestaralphacom

Operations

Anil Vashishta

Operations Manager Metallurgical Head

+968 99866907 anilvashishtalonestaralphacom

Civil Engineering Material Lab Hukam Chand

Civil Engineering Country Manager - Civil

+968 99445354 hukamchandlonestaralphacom

Naresh Paladugu

Civil Engineering Technical Manager - Civil

+968 99063458 nareshpaladugulonestaralphacom

Rakesh

Civil Engineering Lab Manager - Sohar Lab

+968 92869691 civilsoharlonestaralphacom

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FrancisMD

Civil Engineering Lab Manager ndash Salalah Lab

+968 92038358 Salalahlablonestaralphacom

Tomiyo

Civil Engineering Senior Lab Technician - Duqm Lab

+968 99278040 duqmlablonestaralphacom

Geotechnical Engineering Lab

J Pavan Kumar

Geotechnical Engineering Sr Geotechnical engineer

+968 99887852 ameerudeenlonestaralphacom

Chemical Microbiology amp Environmental Lab

P Tejali

Chemical Microbiology amp Environmental Engineering Lab Manager

+968 99887834 tejaliparsekarlonestaralphacom

Asad

Chemical amp Environmental Engineering Assistant Manager Chemistry

+968 99884612 asadnaqvilonestaralphacom

Vinu Mohan

Food amp Microbiology Testing

+968 99248181 vinumohanlonestaralphacom

Metallurgy Lab

Email metlablonestaralphacom

Anil Vashishta

Metallurgy Lab Manager Metallurgy

+968 99866907 anilvashishtalonestaralphacom

Pratik Raval

Metallurgy Lab Test House Supervisor

+968 99880633 pratikravallonestaralphacom

Sasi Kumar

Metallurgy Lab Senior Metallurgist

+968 99843415 sasikumarlonestaralphacom

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LOCATION MAPS

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

1 MUSCAT

2 Muscat ndash Chemistry Lab

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3 SOHAR

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4 DUQM

5 SALALAH

Registered with Directorate General for Specification amp measurements

Approved by PDO ISOIEC 170252005 Certified by SGS for ISO 9001

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Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

VISION amp MISSION

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

VISION STATEMENT

To be the leader in providing comprehensive high tech and multi -disciplinary testing amp

inspection services for the various industries in the Sultanate of Oman amp other countries

MISSION STATEMENT

It is the policy of this company to conduct i ts business in a manner which demonstrates

technical competence amp reliabil i ty while continuously improving amp providing a cost -

effective service for the laboratoryrsquos clients

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

HSE POLICY

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

HSE POLICY

It is the policy of the Establishment that its operations are executed at all times in such a way to ensure the

health safety and welfare of the employees and other persons including customers subcontractors and

general public

The establishment accepts the responsibility for health safety and environment (HSE) and HSE matters are

considered in equal importance to other business Objectives To achieve our objectives Lonestar alpha

Laboratories maintains an integrated HSE management system

HSE OBJECTIVES

The establishment strive to maintain HSE standards through training encouraging interest and enthusiasm in

HSE and by developing personal responsibility for HSE

The establishment is committed to protect the environment and minimize the waste and emissions to the

environment

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories shall comply with the HSE legislations and regulations of the Sultanate of Oman

and our documented management system requirements

HSE policy will be communicated to all employees and other concerned parties and will be made available to

the public

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories will establish objectives and targets and will adopt a proactive approach to HSE

matters

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories is committed to review the effectiveness of the HSE policy and its objectives

periodically to ensure the compliance and continual improvement of its HSE performances

The Establishment shall provide all necessary resources to provide the safety of personnel and equipment as

per regulatory requirements

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

QUALITY POLICY

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

QUALITY POLICY

It is the Policy of this Company to conduct its business in a good professional manner which

demonstrates technical competence and reliability while continuously improving and providing high

quality testing and cost-effective service for the laboratorys Customers For this purpose we have

established and implemented a formal quality system It is our goal that this commitment to quality will

result in complete customer satisfaction throughout our service This will be achieved by

Maintaining compliance to ISO 90012008 and ISO 170252005 and the technical requirements

Continual improvement in the effectiveness of the management system

Ensuring all staff familiarizes themselves with the content of the Quality Assurance Manual and

complies with the policies procedures and associated documentation and implement at all times

Providing a service built on a well established Quality Management System meeting the

requirements of both our clients and current regulations standards

Providing accurate and unbiased test results in accordance with the requirement of International or

National or Internal or Customer specified test method

Undertaking assignments only where it has the required competent staff and equipment which are

calibrated and maintained

Continuous improvement in key processes through involvement in applicable PTP Intra -

laboratory comparisons between analysts and inter laboratory programs

Building staff skills through training and providing career growth opportunities to all employees

Improving profitability of company in accordance with guidelines set by shareholders each year

Advising the customer where appropriate of potential problems detected as a result of tests or

investigation in a timely manner

QUALITY OBJECTIVES

Test Results shall be Accurate Quick and Reliable

Accept changes and continuously improve our services to meet Customer needs and expectations to enhance

the value to our Customers

Good Laboratory Practices shall be followed and maintain an environment for the protection of Personnel

Equipment and Customer properties

Continuous improvement and development of competence of personnel through awareness teamwork

education training communication and encouragement

Advanced methods and practices shall be adopted to enhance customer satisfaction

Management System is designed to meet the requirements of both Customers and RegulationsStandards

Achieve a total Customer Satisfaction

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COMPANY HIERARCHY

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES - ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

SCOPE OF TESTING

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

SCOPE OF WORK

Type of Activity Scope of Tests

Civil Engineering

Construction Material

Mechanical Physical and Chemical Testing of Soil Aggregate Concrete

Cement Blocks Marble Tiles Water and other Construction Materials

Projects Quality Control

Establishment and Operation of Site Laboratories for Specific Projects

Evaluation and Assessment of Materials Quality for Projects Supervision of

Deep Foundation

Structural Evaluation

Non-destructive Diagnostics of Existing Civil structures amp Assessment for

Soundness Strength Deterioration amp Corrosion of Hardened Concrete in the

Existing RC Structures

Deep Foundation Testing

Testing Piles by Low Strain Integrity Testing

Geotechnical

Engineering

(Soil Investigations)

Field soil investigations for the purpose of assessing soil suitability for

building and civil constructions Engineering recommendations for the type

of foundation and bearing capacity Settlement analysis and monitoring

Slope stability analysis Soil and rock permeability tests Groundwater

analysis and monitoring

Highway amp Pavements

Visual inspection of the asphalt condition (defects assessment) Benkelman

Beam deflection measurements Extraction of cores in asphalt pavement

Saw cut asphalt slabs Dynamic Cone Penetration (DCP) measurements

Roughness measurements (IRI) by Roughometer CBR (lab amp In-situ)

Excavation of test pits Asphalt core laboratory analysis

Mechanical Corrosion and Metallurgical Engineering

Mechanical testing of metals welds and steel re-inforcement bars Chemical

analysis Procedure and Welder Qualifications Micro-structural evaluation

NACE Corrosion testing Failure Analysis In-situ Replica Metallography

Corrosion evaluation of SSDSS material Material Selection Manhole Cover

testing Testing of Non-metallics ndash Rubber HDPE GRP Geo-textile

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Chemical amp

Environmental

Engineering

Liquids amp Solids Sample analysis of liquids (domestic water groundwater seawater raw and

treated wastewater reverse osmosis marine discharge etc) and solids (soil

sludge sediment marine life plant tissue etc) Analysis of trace metals in

parts per billion in soil sludge and water Analysis of non-metallic inorganic

components Environmental analysis of organic constituents (BTEX PCB

PAH Phenols Volatile organic compounds Semi volatile organic

compounds etc) Analysis of Pesticides Dioxin amp Furan by using equipment

like GCGCMSFIDECD etc in accordance with International Standards

Metals amp Alloys Chemical composition of metals alloys corrosion products amp scales

Corrosion amp Scale Inhibitor Testing amp Evaluation Drilling Fluids Tests

Determination of different grade of Stainless Steel Carbon Steel Low Alloy

Steel Cast Iron brass Nickel Alloy Analysis of construction Rebar Zinc

Ingot Aluminium Cast Aluminium by using equipment ICPAAOESLECO

etc

Environmental

Monitoring

Effluent discharges amp drinking water compliances Ambient Air amp Stack

emission monitoring Industrial hygiene monitoring Commercial and

industrial indoor air quality Measurement of noise in dB in outdoor

workplace and from operating equipment Monitoring particulates in indoor

outdoor and workplace atmospheres Determination of Total Hydrocarbon

SO2 NO2 VOC Toxic Metals H2S Microbiological Toxic Metals Toxic

Gas and Total Suspended Matter in Internal Air Quality Monitoring

Moisture Velocity Flow NOX SO2 TPHCO2 CO Dioxin HF HCl and

Particulate in Stack Monitoring Ore Analysis Analysis of Nickel Iron Chromite Copper Dolomite Limestone and Gold

Silver Copper and other minerals using XRF ICP or by Wet Chemistry

Oil Analysis Physical and chemical analysis of crude and lube oils engine oil used engine

oil compressor oil hydraulic oil The analysis includes viscosity flash point

density cloud and pour point water content oil content salt colour total

acid number metals etc

TRANSFORMER OIL TESTING

Colour Acidity Water content Viscosity interfiscial Tension Break down

voltage complete gas analysis by TOGA GC Furan Particle size count and

PCBs in transformer analysis in accordance with ASTM BS ISO and

BSEN standard using standard equipment

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Food amp Microbiological Analysis

Microbiological analysis of food vegetables canned vegetables fish meat

meat products chicken sausage ketchup cooking oil mayonnaise cheese

chips cooked foods water and wastewater for CFU fecal coliforms fecal

streptococcus fungi nematods pseudomononas ligeonella etc in

accordance AOAC CMMEF ISO and CCFRA methods Cosmetics

Chemical and microbiological analysis of Hair Oil Vanishing Cream skin

Care lotion Soap Detergent and Hair cream as per the OMAN ministerial

requirement

Chemical analysis of Food

Protein Fiber moisture Toxic metals (lead cadmium Mercury selenium)

histamine Ash Content Fat content by standard method of chemical

analysis of food by David Pearson AOAC and ICP

Drinking water bottled and Unbottled

Chemical and microbiological Analysis of drinking water in accordance with

GULF standard Omani Standard WHO USEPA and international standard

including Bromate Bromide Chlorate Chlorite BTEX TRI Halo methane

VOC TPH metals and all other Carbonate Bi Carbonate and cations and

Anions using IC ICP GC amp GCMS

Paint

Solids Density SG Hg Pb VOC PCB drying time dry film thickness

wet film thickness adhesion strength etc in accordance with ASTM BS

BSEN DIN standard

Bitumen Penetration 25 Softening point Saybolt Furol Viscosity 25

Ductility 25 Water contents

CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIAL TESTING

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Our Civil Engineering Departments at Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah covers wide range of mechanical

physical and chemical testing of soil aggregate concrete concrete durability cement admixtures Microsilica

blocks asphalt bitumen tack coat prime coat marble tiles water and other Construction Materials The lab also

provides a laboratory testing support to our geotechnical Engineering Department

Covering Wide Areas of Oman

Observing the need to be close to the construction projects that spread all over Oman full ndashfledged civil

engineering material testing labs have been established by Lonestar Alpha to cover as many regions of Oman as

possible The presence of more local labs within each region should facilitate providing better services to our

clients and better control of work quality in such projects Our Civil Engineering laboratories are currently in

Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah In addition to these five labs Lonestar is capable of providing site labs for

major projects that require labs at their sites

Locations of Civil Engineering material testing labs that belongs to Lonestar Alpha in Oman

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Concrete Strength

The compressive strength of concrete is the most common performance measure used by the engineer in

designing buildings and other structures The compressive strength is measured by breaking cylindrical (or cube)

concrete specimens in a compression-testing machine Flexural strength is one of the tensile strength of concrete

Tensile strength along with elastic modulus and corrosion resistance is another important strength parameter of

engineering materials used in structures

Concrete Durability

While compressive strength is a good indicator of load resistance it isnt a major indicator of concrete durability

There is therefore a need for quick reliable tests for concrete durability that would have to go far beyond reliance

on such standard performance measures as 28-day compressive strength Three forms of water penetration tests

are commonly used namely BS EN 12390DIN 1048 Water Permeability BS 1881 Part 208 Initial Surface

Absorption (ISAT) and BS 1881 Part 122 Water Absorption There are two similar modified chloride diffusion

tests namely ASTM C1202 Chloride Penetration and AASHTO 277 Rapid Chloride Permeability Chloride

Migration Coefficient (NTB 492) is one of the latest test method recently we added in to our system

Soil Field Density (soil compaction)

Soil compaction is defined as the method of mechanically increasing the density of soil In construction this is a

significant part of the building process If performed improperly settlement of the soil could occur and result in

unnecessary maintenance costs or structure failure Almost all types of building sites and construction projects

utilize mechanical compaction techniques Therefore regular testing of soil compaction by independent

laboratories is extremely essential and important Sand Cone Test (ASTM D1556-07 and BS 1377-990) typical

field tests are performed for measuring degree of soil compaction)

Investigative Studies

It is often necessary to test concrete structures after the concrete has hardened to determine whether the structure

is suitable for its designed use The tests available for testing concrete range from the completely non-destructive

where there is no damage to the concrete through those where the concrete surface is slightly damaged to

partially destructive tests such as core tests where the surface has to be repaired after the test The range of

properties that can be assessed using non-destructive tests and partially destructive tests is quite large and includes

such fundamental parameters as density elastic modulus and strength as well as surface hardness and surface

absorption and reinforcement location size and distance from the surface

Deep Foundation Testing (Piles)

Confirmation of satisfactory construction of all pile types has lead to the development of practical inexpensive

and reliable dynamic testing techniques Let our lab be you independent pile testing specialist Low strain

integrity tests examine the response of a pile to a small hammer blow at the pile head The induced stress wave

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travels down the pile shaft and reflected waves from significant changes in pile shaft acoustic impedance are

registered by a transducer held against the pile head

Asphalt amp Bituminous Binder Testing New technologies increased construction liability and revised building standards have made quality asphalt

testing and inspection integral to the successful completion of todayrsquos construction projects Lonestar Alpha

provide asphalt testing services that evaluate asphalt binders asphalt mixtures and other derivatives of asphalt

geared for use in the construction industry

Site Laboratories amp Projects Quality Control

One of the problems which occur within the construction and civil engineering industry is the need to test

construction materials on site Lonestar Alpha has the full capacity to provide site laboratories for big projects

Experienced full-time supervisors lab technicians and assistant technicians will be devoted to run daily testing

activities of such site labs We can also furnish the labs with all necessary equipments and tools

LIST OF TESTS

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL TESTS

SOIL AGGREGATEROCK

Sampling of Soil samples Sampling of Aggregate samples

Wet Sieve Analysis Sieve Analysis

Hydrometer Analysis Sedimentation Clay Silt and Dust particles

Fines percentage Specific gravity Particle density

Classification of soils Water absorption

Liquid Limit amp Plastic Limit (Atterberg Limits) Bulk density (LooseRodded)

Plasticity Index Moisture content

Linear Shrinkage Clay lumps and Farible particles

Shrinkage limit by wax method Flakiness Index

Proctor compaction test (Light and Heavy) Elongation Index

CBR test (Soaked and unsoaked) Flat and Elongated particles

Specific gravity Particle density Shape Index

Moisture content Crushed broken fractured faces

Maximum and Minimum Index density Voided shell content

Bulk density Light weight particles

Direct Shear test (C and ɸ) Compaction fraction

1-D Odometer test (Consolidation properties

CvmvCc e0) Aggregate crushing value

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Swell Pressure test Aggregate Impact value

Free swell index Ten percent fines value

Permeability (Constant and Falling head method) Uncompacted void content

Unconfined compressive strength (UCS) Los angeles abrasion value

Sand Equivalent Value Drying and shrinkage

Electrical resistivity Sand equivalent value

Electrical conductivity Petrographic examination

Thermal resistivity Polished stone value

FIELD TESTS Coating and Stripping value

Plate Load test Soundness (Magnesium sulphate Sodium sulphate)

Insitu CBR test Alkali reactivity ndash Mortar bar method (3months

16days)

Dynamic Cone penetration Test (DCPT) Alkali reactivity ndash Rocky cylinder method

Compaction test by Sand replacement method Alkali reactivity ndash Chemical method

Rock fill compaction test by water fill method Organic Impurities

ROCK ASPHALT

Uniaxial Compressive Strength (UCS) Bitumen content and grading

Density Field Core thickness density and Compaction

Water absorption Asphalt coring - Insitu

Flexural strength Marshall stability amp Flow

Point load index Marshall density

Modulus of rupture Maximum theoretical density Gmm

Size amp Weight gradation - Insitu Loss of stability

Sodium sulphate crystallization CEMENT

Drop test - Insitu Fineness

Slake durability Initial and Final setting time

Saturation Coefficient and Porosity Normal consistency

CONCRETE Soundness by lechartlier method

Sampling of Fresh Concrete Compressive and flexural strength

Design mix Heat of hydration

Trial mix Complete chemical analysis

Fresh concrete temperature density amp Air

content Microsilica

Workability ndash Slump cone test Bleeding Density

Setting time of concrete Bulk density

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OTHER CIVIL TESTS

Rock Testing Rock Grading Breakage Index etc

Concrete Coring Drilling of concrete cores from existing structures

Destructive and Non Destructive Tests

Concrete structural evaluation by

Ultra sonic pulse velocity test

Rebound Hammer survey

Half cell potential analysis

Cover meter survey

Depth of carbonation

Bond Strength

Delamination survey

Crack mapping

Reinforcement examination

Corrosion rate measurement

Electrical resistivity in concrete

Compressive strength determination by drilling and testing core sample

Coating thickness

Pull off strength of concrete repair

Pile Tests Low Strain Integrity of Piles and witness of pile load test

Compressive strength of cubesCylindersCores Activity index

Tensile splitting strength Moisture content

Flexural Transverse strength Complete chemical analysis

Durability tests on concrete STEEL

Rapid Chloride Penetration Test (RCPT) Tensile and Elongation test

Initial Saturation Absorption Test (ISAT) Bend test

Water Permeability Rebend test

Water absorption Coating thickness

Chloride Migration test Holiday test

Modulus of elasticity Coating flexibility

Dimensions of Various Concrete BlocksTiles Complete chemical analysis

Water Absorption of Concrete Kerbs Channels

Edgings amp Flags ADMIXTURE

Dimension amp Compressive Strength Of Paving

Blocks Physical and Chemical test on admixtures

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CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalies

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi

carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulfate content of soil

Water soluble Sulfate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulfate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

Indepth carbonation of hardened concrete Indepth chloride penetration on hardened concrete

by dust sampling and analysis

LIST OF CIVIL EQUIPMENTS

General Equipments

Electronic Weighing balances of various capacities Standard calibration weights

Bouyancy balance system for specific gravity Desiccators

Digital Thermometers of various range Dial Thermometers of various range

Max Min Thermometers Wet amp Dry Thermometers

Pressure Gauges Digital Vernier Callipers

Hot Plates Vacuum Pumps

Air Compressor Sand Bath Water bath

Humidity Chamber Load Rings of different capacity

Dial indicators of various range Digital Dial Indicators

Feeler strips Straight Edges

Magnetic stands Cube Mould (150150150 mm)

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Riffle Boxes Drying Ovens

Soil Aggregate and Rock Testing Lab

BS amp ASTM Test Sieves Sieve Shakers

Cone Penetrometers for Liquid Limit Casagrande Apparatus for Liquid Limit

Shrinkage Limit Apparatus Hydrometer test apparatus

Direct Shear Test Appaatus BS ASTM Proctor Rammers

BS ASTM Proctor Moulds BSASTM CBR Moulds amp Appartus

Multi Speed Compression Machine 50 kN Field CBR Apparatus

ASTM Sand cone Apparatus BS large amp Small Pouring Cylinder

Plate bearing Test Apparatus Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP)

Nuclear Density Gauge Electric Resistivity Meter

Speedy Moisture Apparatus Bulk Density Containers

Flakiness amp Elongation Gauges Los Angeles Abrasion Machines

Sand Equivalent Test Sets Jaw Crusher

Rock cutting Saw Drying Shrinkage Apparatus

Point load Index Tester Slake Durability Apparatus

Aggregate Impact Value Apparatus Aggregate Crushing Ten percent Fines Value Apparatus

1-D odometer for consolidation Flow Cone

Max Min Index density equipment Soil Permeability apparatus

Concrete amp Cement Testing lab

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Compression

machines of Various Capacities

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Flexural Testing

machines of Various Capacities

Density containers for Fresh concrete Density Air content meters for Fresh concrete Air content

Concrete Mortar Penetrometers for Setting Time of

Fresh concrete

Concrete Mixers for Trial Mix

Cube Beam Cylinder Moulds Sulphur compound melting pot

Cylinder capping frame Rapid Chloride Penetration Test Apparatus

Half Cell Potential Test Apparatus Concrete Cover meter

Concrete Resistivity meter Rebound hammer

Pull-Off Strength Tester Ultrasonic pulse Velocity Tester

Concrete Flow Meter Specimen Cutting Machine

Core Drilling Machines Diamond Core Bits of different diameter

Micro-coring equipment Blaine Air permeability Apparatus

Fly ash fineness Apparatus Vicat Apparatus

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Ultrasonic Coating Cover Meter (DFT) Le Chatelier Apparatus for Cement Soundness

Calorimeter for heat of hydration Jolting Apparatus

Cement Mortar Mixer Initial Surface Absorption Apparatus

Compression amp Flexural Testing machine for Cement

Strength

Chloride Migration Coefficient Testing apparatus

Water Absorption of Concrete under pressure Mortar Consistency apparatus

Asphalt Testing laboratory

Bitumen Extractor Theoretical maximum Specific Gravity Apparatus

Marshall Compaction Stand amp Rammer Marshall Moulds

Marshall Stability amp Flow Testing machine Asphalt Coring machine

KEY STAFF AT CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Hukam Chand Country Manager Civil BA 36

Naresh Paladugu Technical Manager - Muscat MTech ndash GeoTechnical

Engineering (Civil) 11

Dijesh M D Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

SumeshC Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Srinivasa RaoP Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 10

Naveen Dhiman Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Rakesh M Branch Manager - Sohar BSc 16

Mohammed Al Futaisi Asst Manager BSc 8

Arun S Anand Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Seetharam VS Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Ajeesh Kumar Senior Lab Technician BSc 9

MD Francis Branch Manager - Salalah Civil Engineering 39

Dhamotharakannan Senior Lab Technician B Tech Civil Engineering 3

Tomiyo Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor -

Duqm BSc 10

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MAJOR CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Contractor

Construction of Batinah Expressway(Package 1 to 6)

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Nagarjuna construction company international

Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

Oman Industrial Complex - VALE

Towel Construction

Teejan Trading amp Contracting

Galfar Engineering

LampT Oman

Barka Desalination Plant Douglas OHI Sohar Development Hotel (Crown Plaza) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting TOYOTA Showroom in Liwa Galfar Engineering amp Contracting Expansion of Sohar Beach Hotel Gulf Home Contracting

Social Houses in Liwa

Sam Trading Hussain Fahdil Partners Eastern Moon Contracting

Sohar Multiplex Towel Construction Rehabilitation of Sewerage Network and STP in

Buraimi

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

IWP Desalination Plant at SUR Bahwan Engineering amp Contracting Maritime Works on Construction of New Port in

Duqm CCC-STFA-JDN

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Douglas OHI Salam Resort amp Spa (Dredging Work) CCC Bank Muscat Headquarter Building Galfar Engineering amp Contracting PDO Headquarter Building Al-Hajery Trading

Duqm Dry Dock Daewoo Co Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Duqm Desalination Plant

Larsen amp Tubro

Road Bridges from Sarooj to Qurayat

Fedirici Stirling Batco

Road Work at Rahat Al-Andar Farm

Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises

Al-Moultaqa Residential Complex Dawood Contracting

Diabetic Health Centre Premier International

Oncology Wards amp Day care centre at Royal

Hospital Premier International

Psychiatric Hospital Bahwan Engineering Genetic Hospital Ay_tek Construction (Oman) LLC Sea Front Development Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises Car Museum at Barka Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Expansion of Barka Reservoir and Transmission

Facility Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Arsquo Seeb Wastewater Treatment Project Al Hassan Engineering Oman Maritime College at Sohar Al-Khalili Enterprises

Buildings at Sohar University Al-Hajery Trading

Construction of New Villa and Associated Facilities

at Bahjat Al-Anthar Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport (MC1) CCC ndash TAV Joint Venture

RAFO ndash Muscat Airport Desert Line Project

Development of Muscat International Airport -

Supply of Dredged material Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Duqm Airport Phase 1 Desert Line Project

Sub Station at DankWadi Saa Larsen amp Toubro Oman

Court Complex at Buraimi Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Sohar Douglas OHI

Al Buraimi Colleage Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

ROP Building at Buraimi Nafal Trading

Al Buraimi Public park Business amp Trading

Health Centre at Nizwa Business amp Trading

Ground Improvement Work at Sohar Port Soletanche Bachy (France)

Duraline ME Factory at Sohar Shaksy Engineering

Health Centre at Sohar Dawood Construction Co

Health Centre at Rahab Al Dahleez International LLC

Health Centre at Saham Al Bady Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Rustaq Carillion Alawi

Asian beach Game Package II Carillion Alawi

Majilis Oman Carillion Alawi

Health Centre at Al Ajaiz CIVIL CO

MTL ndash AL Mawaleh Third Line CCC Oman LLC

Oman Residence Complex ndash Al Khuwair Douglas OHI

Silver House ndash Ghala Douglas OHI

Oman Airbase at Musannah Douglas OHI

Sheraton Hotel Refurbishment Douglas OHI

Oman Dental College Douglas OHI

PAC Fahud Extension Phase II Douglas OHI

Radio Stations at Barka Bidaya and Bahla Premier International Projects

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Qalhat Desalination and Water Supply Project Towell Infrastructure Projects Company

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Towell Construction

ArsquoSeeb Sewage Collection and Conveyance System

Al-Khoudh Gravity Sewer Networks

United Gulf Contracting Company

Office amp Stores Complex at Seeb Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Dualization of Bousher Al Amerat Road Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Muscat Expressway Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Bait Al Barakah Rayaheen Hall amp Museum Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Car Museum at bait Al Barakah Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Suwaiq Fishing harbour International Contracting amp Engineering

Services

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Duqm Port Complex

Jan De Nul Dredging Ltd

Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Ministry of manpower Building at Airport Height Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Glorei Maktabi2 Commercial Building at Al

Wattayah

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Oman Botanic Garden Phase-III Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

3311kV Primary Sub Station at Al Muna amp Al

Ansab

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

22033kv Grid Substation amp Transmission Line at As

Sawady (Blue City Area)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Primary Substation at Jibroo Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

13233kV Grid Station at Misfah Area Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Flyover Widening and Junction Improvement at

Athaiba

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Dualization of Ghala ndash Al Ansab Road Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Al Amerat ndash Quriyat Road Nagarjuna Construction Company

Houses at different location in Quriyat Nagarjuna Construction Company

Construction of Bridge Across Wadi Bani Hinay at

Wilayat of Al Rustaq Abu Hatim Company LLC

Construction of State Audit Institution Head Quarters

Building in Muscat Al Bustan Area Abu Hatim Company LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Nakhal amp Sumail Abu Hatim Company LLC

Proposed main entrance amp boundary wall at samoud

garrisonHalban Al Ansari Contractors

CPF Road Khazzan Al EZ Trading Transport amp Contracting Co

LLC

Health Center at Nizwa Al Badi Trading

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Sumail Al Badi Trading

RAH Masjed amp Sablah for PDO Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Al Seeb Waste Water project Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Emergency Water Resrvoir Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Construction of Independent Power Plant Project

Roads(Barka-3) Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Renal Dialysis Center at Seeb Al khalili Construction LLC

Supply Hanger Rafo Mussannah Al khalili Construction LLC

Construction of Barracks accommodation at Airport

Heights Al Nahdha -Al Omaniah Co LLC

Proposed Sports Facilities for Security unitAl

Khoudh Al Rawahi International Co LLC

Remedial Works to Bridges Phase - 4A

(RUAWorks A Side) Al Sarooj Construction LLC

MohdAl Ameen Mosque-External Work Package Al Turki Enterprises

Regional Head Quarters at Ibri amp Rustaq Al Turki Enterprises

Proposed Officers Bedsit Masirah Alyam Enterprises LLC

Accomodation Complex (Kitchen amp Dining)Bid

Bid Police station Building-1 Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Officers Bed sit Sumail Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Multi - Purpose Hall Bahla Al Hamra Mudhaibi Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

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amp Al Khamil

Innovation Park Muscat Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Al Hail Green Residential Developments Phase - 1 Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

3 X 20 MUA Primary Sub Station Ghala Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

Construction of New HLD Class room PDO Bahwan Engineering Company

Mixed use development at Bausher Carillion Alawi LLC

Roual Opera House Carillion Alawi LLC

Al Khairan Hotel Resort amp Spa Carillion Alawi LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

Majlis Oman Carillion Alawi LLC

Construction of Muscat Airport Interchange on 18th

Nov Street

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Construction of Underpass at Bait Al Barka

RA(CUB Project)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Design amp Construction of Al Mahaj RA Interchange

and related drainage amp Road works

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Dualization of Farq Roundabout - Marfarsquoa Daris

Road

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Grade Separated Junction Project stage 1 Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

3rd laning of the Main Road from Al Mawaleh

Interchange to Bait Al Barka RA-Lot(1)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

MEDC - Head Office building Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Jabal Al- AKhadar Resort Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Proposed Villa at Royal Flight Residential Complex

at Seeb Dawood Contracting Company LLC

3rd Laning of the M Road from Al Mawaleh

Intrsquochange to Bait Al Barka RA(Lot-2) Desert Line project LLC

Dualization of Nizwa Ibri Road Sec-2 from Jabrin to

Ibri Option 2 Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Asphalt Road from Al Haisha in

Wilayat Bahla to Hamra Al Duru in Wilayat IBRI Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Water Supply to Wilayat Wadi Bani

Khalid Desert Line project LLC

Additional amp Alteration works at Al falaji Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Armoury Magazine at ROP Academy Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Construction of Pump Shed Room and Reatin Wall Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Fanja Sports Club Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

HQ for Ammunition stores at MAM Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Immigration Complex at Nizwa Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

New building for CDC Department at Rustaq

Hospital complex Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

VIF Complex at Mudhaibi Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Design amp Construction of Additional Interchanges

for Al Mubaila South Federic Stirling Batco LLC

13233KV Substation amp Associated OHL Ghala

amp AL Khamil Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

NHC Royal Hospital Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Inflight Catering Facilities Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Design amp Construction of Al-Faroosiya Street

Interchange Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Border Post complex at Rub Al Khali Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgradation of IzkiMuthaibiRustaq Grid station Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Accident and Emergency + Burns Department

at Khoula Hospital Phase -8 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Thumrait Road(IZZ-Adam

Section) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Ibri RoadSec2 from Jabrin

to Ibri ndash 1 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Ras Al Hadd Airport Development Project Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Safah and Wadi Latham Oilfield Services

Construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgrade of Mukhaizna Airfield ndash New Runway

construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Construction of Water Distribution network

Rustaq Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Darsait STP Project Galfar-Cadagua JV

Barrack Accomodation Suwaiq Gulf International Contracting LLC

Al Hamriya storm water drainage channel Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Annexe Building for Supreme Council for Planing Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Oman National Centre for treatment of

Haematological Disorder amp Bone Marrow Transplant

Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Construction of Jr Rate Accomodation Block

Wudam Iskan Contracting Company LLC

8 JOQ at MAM Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Military Technical College District Cooling System Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Al Amerat Waste Water Project Contract A 2 JV Arab Contractors amp WUEC

Darsait Al Wadi Al Kabir Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

MGI Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Al Athaibah Interchange Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Construction of 13233kv Grid Station at Amrat

Construction of 132kv Grid Station at Mabella - 2

and Installation of Required 132kv Overhead

Line132kv Cables in Muscat Governorate (Tender

No 1432012)

Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

6 Class Rooms to Zainab Al Asadiya School at Al

Amerat Mansoor Al Masroory

Proposed 14 classroom - Girls basic education

School at QalhatSur Mansoor Al Masroory

Accomodation at Adam Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Wudam Naval Base Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Construction of 3311KV Primary Sub Station at

Saraya Bandar Jissah

Oman National Engineering amp Investment

Co(SOAG)

Bait Al Barka Viewing Platform amp Sea wall Oman Shapoorji Construction Co LLC

Construction of Medium Wave Radio Transmission

Station in Barkabahla amp Buraimi Premier International Project LLC

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Al Batinah Coastal Housing Project

barkaMusanna amp Suwaiq Radic Construction Company LLC

Commercial amp Residential Building at Mumtaz area Shaksy Engineering Services LLC

Dualization of Ibri ndash Al Dariz-Miskin Road Strabag Oman LLC

Re-Build of Air strip existing at Rusail amp Sayq Strabag Oman LLC

Wadi Minqal amp Wadi Bani Jaber Asphalt Road

Section - 1 Strabag Oman LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section -

1Package 1 - B STFA-HLG JV

Civil Work Services for Safah (B-09) Wadi Latham

(B-27) Fields Special Technical Services

Gas Processing Plant at Abu Tubul Block 60 Special Technical Services

EPC of RAH Substation STS Tebodin LLC

Treated Effluent Supply to Al Riyam amp Kalbou

Parks Teejan Trading amp Contracting

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

MC 4a ndash Civil Aviation Head Quarters Towell Construction amp Company LLC

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

Expansion of Distrib Network Seeb Wilyat ndash Seeb Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Water Distribution Network for Wilyat -AL Qabil amp

Ibra Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Construction of Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Expressway Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

BP Oman - Khazzan Project Al EZ TradingTransport amp Contracting CoLLC

Kempinski HotelThe Wave Muscat Carillion Alawi LLC

Upgrading of Sinaw-Mahout Road Section-02 Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway (Halban Junction) Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway-Package-2 Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC)

Major Site laboratories

Project Contractor

Head Quarter Building for PDO at MAF Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport ndash

Supply of dredged material

Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Expeditionary Tent Beddown Area at Masirah Island

Cosmopolitan ndash EMTA Joint Venture

BP ndash Pipeline Installation amp Site Construction Galfar Engineering

Rehabilitation Works (Roads Bridges) at Quriyat Federcei Stirling Batco

Health Centre at Saham Al Badi Trading amp Construction

Sohar Bulk Jetty Oman Operation Saipem ndash Afcons Joint Venture

PDO ndash SNDC Project at Qurn Alam

Al Hassan Engineering

2nd Asian Beach Game 2010 at Wudam Carillion Alawi LLC

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Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Health Centre at Rahab

Al Dahleez International LLC

Sohar Bulk Jetty Project

Saipem- Afcons Joint Venture

Court Complex at Rustaq

Carillion Alawi LLC

PDO Bahja ndash Plot Development

Sayouh Mahwees Trd amp Cont Co LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid Sur Road Astaldi ndash Ozkar JV and STFA-HLG JV

ROP ndash Sidab Harbour Project Carillion Alawi LLC

Salalah International Airport LampT Galfar Contortion

Construction of Al Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Express way Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 5 FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

Air traffic control at Masira Darim Construction company LLC

Transfer station at Fanza Malik Sohar

STF Complex -Suwaiq Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Ras Al Hamra Development Project (RAH - 435) Al Turki Enterprises LLC

Zulia Power plant (PDO) Al Hassan Engineering LLC

SNCP Qurnalam Al Hassan Engineering LLC

RAH International School Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A

Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Halban prade ground project (SSF) Trading amp Investment LLC

Jabel Akhthar Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

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Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

SUR IPP Douglas OHI

MC-5 Salalah International Airport L amp T India and L amp T Oman

MC-5 Salalah International Airport Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Shadeed Iron amp Steel L amp T Oman

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Health Centre Ibri Master Bin Karam

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

Trasnsfer Station SUR Mallak Sohar

Dualization of Mahdha-AL Rawdha Road

Buraimi

Premier International

Duqm Port Road Strabag Oman LLC

Mall of Oman - Package - 2 SPCCC

Dualization of Adam - Thumrait Road Part - 2

(ATD Project)

CCC (Oman) LLC

Durability Test of Concrete such as Chloride Migration Test and Rapid Chloride Permeability Test

Field Compaction test is used to provide the basis for control the fill material compaction

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Rapid chloride penetration test for concrete to asses the chloride ion penetration

Durability Test of Concrete such as Water Penetration Test

Permeability Apparatus Constant amp Falling Head for Granular ampClaySilt

Transverse Strength of Kerb Stone

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Non Destructive Structural Investigation

Exposure of foundation for visual inspection and NDT

Cover meter surevy Test indicates position of reinforecemnt bars hardned concrete

Ultra sonic pulse velocity measurement to assess the uniformity of concrete Detects internal flaws cracks and segregation etc

Rebound Hammer test to find the insitu concrete strength Surface hardness

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Direct Shear test to find the cohesion(C) and angle of internal friction(ɸ) in soil samples

Insitu concrete coring to determine the compressive strength

Marshall stability test for asphalt mixes

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

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Lonestar Alpha Labs undertake onshore amp offshore ground investigations for a wide variety of civil and

industrial construction infrastructure and pipeline projects We pride ourselves by adopting the same

professional approach to both large multi-disciplinary investigation projects as well as small simple structures

Our Investigation is supervised by highly qualified amp experienced geotechnical engineers and geologists

General Geotechnical Engineering Services

Design and planning of ground investigations

Settlement Monitoring

Foundation Designs and Proof Checking

Design of Reinforced Earth Structures

Design of Deep Foundations (Piles Well) amp Mat Foundations

Borehole drilling amp soil investigations (SPT)

Dynamic Cone Penetration Testing (DCPT)

Static Cone Penetration Test with pore-pressure measurement (CPTU)

Sample coring and analysis

Down hole and Cross Hole Seismic Tests

Trial pitting and trenching

Slope stability analysis amp studies

Pumping Tests and permeability Lugeon Tests

Double Ring Infiltrometer Tests

Plate bearing Tests and in-situ CBRs

Electrical Resistively Test

Thermal Resistivity Test

Resistively Profiling amp Resistivity Mapping

Groundwater Monitoring Sampling and Analysis

Preparation of factual and interpretative reporting

Soil Investigations

Soil Geotechnical investigations are performed by geotechnical engineers to obtain information on the physical

and mechanical properties of soil and rock around a site to design earthworks and foundations for proposed

structures and for repair of distress to earthworks and structures caused by subsurface conditions A geotechnical

investigation includes surface exploration and subsurface exploration of a site Our rigs are cable to drill vertical

holes down to 400m and inclined holes down to 200m below existing ground level

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Soil sampling using variety of samplers to collect disturbed samples relatively undisturbed samples and

undisturbed samples Samplers such as Hand Shovel Machine driven auger continuous flight auger Split-

Spoon SPT sampler Shelby Tube Sampler Piston Sampler

Laboratory tests

A wide variety of laboratory tests performed on soils and rocks to measure different properties

Although detailed list of laboratory testing is presented in Civil section some of the typical tests involved in the

investigation are given below

Water Content

Particle size Analysis Grain Size Distribution

Sedimentation Hydrometer analysis

Atterberg limits

California Bearing Ratio (CBR)

Direct Shear Test

Oedometer Test (Consolidation)

Swelling Pressure Test

Tri-axial Test

Unconfined Compressive Strength

Chemical Analysis of Soil and Water

In-Situ geotechnical tests

Standard Penetration Test (SPT) - in-situ standard penetration test designed to provide information on the

properties of soil while also collecting a disturbed soil sample for grain-size analysis and soil classification

Dynamic Cone Penetration Test (DCPT) - in-situ dynamic cone penetration test designed to provide

information on the properties of sub soil of natural ground or for pavement DCPT is useful to determine the in-

situ CBR and subgrade modulus

Cone Penetration Test (CPT) ndash standard Cone Penetration Test is performed using an instrumented probe

with a conical tip pushed into the soil hydraulically at a constant rate CPT instrument records tip resistance

friction resistance along the sleeve and pore-pressure measurement For bigger sites usually the CPTs are

performed in combination with drilling of boreholes to correlate so that the investigation is economical and

appropriate CPT data interpretation is used for correlation of soil properties and also to determine Soil Bearing

Capacity (SBC)

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Constant head Falling head permeability tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability)

of different types of soil is the most important step in designing any groundwater control system The knowledge

of this property is much useful in solving problems involving yield of water bearing strata seepage through

earthen dams stability of earthen dams and embankments of canal bank affected by seepage settlement etc The

falling head method of determining permeability is used for soil with low discharge where as the constant head

permeability test is used for coarse-grained soils with a reasonable discharge in a given time For very fine-

grained soil capillarity permeability test is recommended

Lugeon Test or Packer Tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability) of different types of

rocks is a key step in designing any groundwater control system in a rock We do perform Packer Permeability

Tests in Rocks

Groundwater Monitoring

Our geotechnical field staffs are well trained for installing Piezometers and groundwater monitoring Piezometers

are two types viz Type-1 is Standpipe Piezometer and Type-2 is Vibrating-Wire Piezometers Standpipe

piezometer facilitates Groundwater levels measurement using dip meter or water level indicators while VW

piezometers are useful for monitoring Pore-Water pressures continuously using special devices attached to data

loggers

Groundwater Samples can be collected for analysis in the chemical and microbiological lab Routine drinking

water analysis trace metals and organic parameters can be tested and evaluated

Slope Stability Studies

The field of slope stability encompasses the analysis of static and dynamic stability of slopes of earth and rock-fill

dams slopes of other types of embankments excavated slopes and natural slopes in soil and soft rock Lonestar

Alpha can provide slope stability investigation analysis (including modelling) and design mitigation which can

be completed by our well trained and qualified geologists and geotechnical engineers

Settlement Monitoring

Settlement Monitoring surveys is performed to determine the degree of horizontal and vertical displacement of

structures pavements and embankments over a defined period Severe pavement damage and structural failure

can be a direct result of settlement and therefore it is critical that movement be detected and measured Our Senior

Engineering Surveyors and Geotechnical Engineers are available to assist you with the development and

implementation of a monitoring system to suit individual requirements

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Other Geotechnical Field Tests

Plate Load Tests

In-Situ CBR Tests

Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Soil Thermal Resistivity Tests

Pile Integrity Tests

Infiltration Rate Tests using Double Ring Infiltrometer

Geotechnical Field Tests

Geophysical seismic tests are useful to determine dynamic soil rock properties which will be used in

design of machine and any other vibrating equipment foundations

Two typical seismic tests performed as part of the geotechnical investigations are

Downhole seismic test and

Crosshole seismic test

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LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL TESTS

LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING EQUIPMENTS

Drilling Rigs Desco Inc 2No SP4500S amp 3No

SP3500S (crawler)

Split-Spoon Sampler

Drilling Rig Ellettari EK100S amp EK 200S (crawler) Piston Type Samples

Drilling Rigs Truck Mounted Vibrating Wire Piezometers Devices amp Loggers

Drilling Rods Tricone Bits

Standard SPT sets and rods Tungsten Carbide Drilling Bits (96mm amp 101mm amp

above)

Single Double amp Triple Tube Core Barrels ndash

Conventional amp Wireline system

Diamond Bits Surface amp Impregnated (96mm amp

101mm amp above) ndash Conventional amp Wireline system

Shelby Tubes Automatic Water level Meter

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Test equipment (DCPT) Bailers for Groundwater Sampling

Down-The-Hole Hammer (DTH Hammer) Packer Test Apparatus

Surveying Equipments (Auto Levels Total Station

GPS and Accessories)

Variable Geotechnical Softwares (gINT etc)

Thermal Resistivity Test Apparatus (KD2 Pro) Electrical Resistivity Test Apparatus (Nillson)

SUBSURFACE SOIL ROCK GROUNDWATER

Soil Investigation Drilling in Soils and Rocks

Bearing Capacity amp Settlement Analysis Slope Stability Analysis

Trial Pits Standard Penetration Test - SPT

Permeability in Soil (Falling Constant Head) Dynamic Cone Penetration Test - DCPT

Permeability in Rock (Lugeon Packer Test) Infiltration Rate Tests

Groundwater Monitoring and Sampling Installation of Inclinometers amp Pressure Meters

In-situ CBR Tests Installation of Piezometers

Soil Swelling Tests Plate Load Tests

Vane Shear Tests Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Down Hole Seismic Tests Cross Hole Seismic Tests

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KEY STAFF AT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

J Pavan Kumar Sr Geotechnical Engineer MTech - Geotechnical 8

Tauseef anwar Geologist MSc Geology 5

Bahrudeen assain

Mohammed Geologist MSc Geology 5

Anjali Geologist BSc in Geology 8

Imran Ishaq Engineering asst Dip Civil 5

Mohammed Al-Ansari Logistics and Supervisor High School 10

Ameen Khalfan Field Coordinator High School 8

Abdullah Field Coordinator High School 5

Rit Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 15

Purna Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 16

Rajan Basnet Drilling Operator High School 10

Subarna Paija Drilling Operator High School 11

Lil Bahadur Sr Mechanic High School 11

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RECENT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Client Consultant No of Boreholes

Oman National Railway

Project Segments 2 amp 6

Italferr SpA MOTC 65 BH 80 TP amp

Piezometers

Bunker Terminal at Duqm Oman Oil Marketing Co

(OOMC)

Worley Parsons Oman

Engineering (WPOE)

10 BH amp MASW

survey

Mahdah ndash Rawdah Road

Dualization project

Premier International Mott McDonald 22 BH 15 TP amp

Slope stability

Yibal-Khuff FEED project Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

95 BH 45 TP amp 11

Downhole seismic

Well pad stability

investigations at Fahud

Mabrouk Khulud West D

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

18 BH

Batinah Expressway Pkg 3 Simplex Infrastructure Parsons International

MOTC

79 BH

Adam ndash Thumrait

Dualization Project

Parsons International MOTC 150 BH 365 TP

Lime Calcination project at

Salalah

Carmeuse Inc - 15 BH 10 TP amp

Diagraphy drilling

Duqm Area A B amp C Sultan Qaboos University

(SQU)

SEZAD 65 BH amp 20 TP

Various Substation projects

in all Governorates

Dawood Engineering

Consultancy

Mezoon Electricity 50 BH 25 TP 50

ERTs

Chromite Quarry Drilling Arabian Gulf Trading - 7 BH

Transmission line at Taqah Rukun Al Yaqeen Int Mott McDonald 50 BH amp 61 TP

Izz ndash Adam Road

Dualization Project

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

25 BH amp 8 TPs

Bid bid ndash Sur Road

Dualization Project

Astaldi ndash Ozkar Joint

Venture

Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

89 BH 8 TPs

Piezometers

Water Distribution Network

at Al Amerat

Taeyoung ndash Hasan Juma

Baker JV

Sogreah Consultants 25 BH 130 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Taxiway and Airlift Ramp

at Al Musannah Airbase

American International

Contractors Inc

- 34 BH amp 62 TP

Water Distribution Network

at Al Khoud

Towell Infrastructure

Projects Co LLC

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

11 BH 7 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Interchanges btn Airport amp

Muscat Expressway

Soares Da Costa ndash Oman

United Engg Services JV

Parsons International 15 BHs amp 10 TP

Oman Botanic Garden Diwan Royal Court Alatec (Spain) 75 BH

Qurayiat-Al-Amerat Road Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

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Tunnel

Al-Haffa District

Development Infrastructure

Dohfar Municipality Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

11 BH

Piezometers

Salam Resort amp Spa in Yiti

Muscat

Sama Dubai Halcrow International 58 BH

amp Piezometers

Al-Ansab STP Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Khatib AlAmi 6 BH

Limestone Quarry for

Doqoum Dry Dock

Daewoo Co Daewoo Co 6 BH

Barka Water Reservoir

Expansion Works

Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Mott Mac Donald 12 BH

Soil Resistivity

Information Centers at

Nizwa amp Ibri

Ministry of Higher

Education

Development Services amp

Maintenance

6 BH

Irrigation System Plan for

Dhofar Municipality

Dhofar Municipality Consulting Engineering

Services

7 BH

Infiltration Tests

Cyclone Damage

Rehabilitation Works in Ras

Al-Hadd

CCC Parsons International Investigation for

Ground

Improvement

Soil Resistivity OMIFCO - Soil Resistivity

Seeb Cornice Road

Improvement Bridges

Muscat Municipality Atkins 7 BH

Dualization FarqNizwa to

Marfaa Daris Road

Ministry of Transport and

Communication

Parsons International 18 BH

Dualization of Al Kharjiah

Street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

Bidbid Sur Road Sec-1 MOTC Dar Al Handasah 31 BH Piezometers

120TPs

Flood Protection Dams-

Liwa and Shinaz Area

Ministry of water

resources and regional

municipalities

Renardet amp Fitchner 29 BH 40 TPs

Housing at Hail Al Ghaf

Quriyat

Muscat Municipality - 10 BH amp 10 TPs

132kV OHL from Harweel

to Thumrait

Petroleum Development

Oman

Worley Parsons 11 BH 11TPs amp ERT

132kV OHL from Dank to

Al Hail

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

43 BH 20 TPs amp

ERT

132kV OHL from Al Wasit

to Buraimi Grid Ss

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

27 BH 11TPrsquos amp

ERT

Al Athaiba Junction

Improvements

Muscat Municipality Parsons Intl Co 12 BH 7 TP Asphalt

Coring

Third Laneing from Bait Al Muscat Municipality Parsons International 35 BH 34 TP

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Barka to Mabelah Asphalt Coring

Design and construction of

Dualization of Al Murtaffa

street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 26 BH 15 TP

Asphalt Coring

Proposed Tower

Constructions in OMAN

Ministry of Broadcasting Rohde amp Schwarz 16BH

EPC of power plant Daleel

Facility

L amp T Electromech Mott Mac Donald 7 BH 10TP ERT

Royal Suite at Haima and

Emergency block

Dewan of Royal Court Tebodin amp Partners LLC 4BH 4TP

Navigation Aids System

Muscat International

Airport and Salalah Airport

Thales Deutschland

Germany

Thales Deutschland

Germany

6BH 5ERT

Upgrade of DPS amp B-Block

facility Daleel oil Fields

Daleel Petroleum Attila Dogan 4BH 2ERT

13233kV Grid Station at

Quriyat

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 4BH TPs

132kV OHL from Quriyat

to Jahloot

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 60BH 60TPs 60ERT

Supreme Court at Al

Ghubra Guest House

Royal Court Affairs

Royal Estates The Palace

Consulting Engineering

Services LLC

12BH TPs

GEOTECH DRILLING RIGS

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DESCO SP4500S Rigs DESCO SP3500S Rigs

Site Work Photographs

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash AREA A B amp C at Duqm

Client SEZAD Consultant SQU

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Yibal Khuff Project at Yibal

Client Galfar Engg amp Cont Consultant PDO

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Inclined Coring at Chromite Mine near Sumail

Client Arabian Gulf Trading

GEOTEC

HNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Oman National Railway Project

Segments 2 amp 6

Client MOTC Consultant Italferr SpA

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR

BARKA WATER RESERVOIR EXPANSION

Client Galfar Consultant Mott Mac Donald

SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATION BIDBID-SUR ROAD

SECTION 1

Client MOTC Consultant Dar Al Handasah Shair amp Partners

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR SEEB-CORNICHE ROAD

IMPROVEMENT BRIDGE 6 MUSCAT

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Atkins

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR 132KV OHL FROM DANK

TO AL HAIL amp 132KV OHL FROM SIBETHA TO BURAIMI

Client CivilCo Consultant Mott Mac Donald Energoprojekt

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR FLOOD PROTECTION DAMS

SHINAZ AREA ndash HATTA-A HATTA-B FAYDH amp BIDAH

Client MRMWR Consultant Fitchner amp Renardet

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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FLYOVER WIDENING AND JUNCTION IMPROVEMENTS AT AL ATHAIBA INTERCHANGE

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THIRD LANING OF MAIN ROAD FROM AL MAWELAH INTERCHANGE TO BAIT AL BARKHA RA

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

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SURVEYING WITH TOTAL STATION EQUIPMENT FOR

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PURPOSES

ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY TEST

RESISTIVITY MAPPING amp RESISTIVITY PROFILING

PIEZOMETER INSTALLATION INCLINED DRILLING WITH PACKER TEST

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL amp

MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTING

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Lonestar Alpha Lab provides a full range of chemical environmental and microbiological analytical services to

industrial engineeringconsulting and government clients throughout the Sultanate of Oman Lonestar Alpha

analytical expertise includes organic and inorganic analyses of water soil air food and many other matrices The

lab production capability capacity and advancement of instrumentation ensure the reliability and performance

needed to successfully deliver major analytical projects Instruments are dedicated to specific matrices and

analyses to prevent cross contamination Our reports are fully supported by QAQC deliverables designed to meet

the requirements of the regulatory program for which the data will be utilized Our reports are designed for ease-

of-results interpretation as well as efficient validation of the support data

TESTING DIFFERENT MATRICES

DomesticFormationGroundReclamation Water

Desalination Water amp Marine Samples

Marine Life

Plant Tissue

Reverse Osmosis

Soils amp Sediments

Food Products

Metal Samples

Concrete Products

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WaterWastewater Metallic Constituents

WaterWastewater Organic Constituents

Water Cations amp Anions

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

Stack amp Process Emission Monitoring

Indoor Air Quality

Contamination Pollution Studies Environmental Chemistry organics inorganics metals

Analytical chemistry using AAS XRF OES IRC and wet chemistry

Noise amp Vibration Monitoring

Microbiological Analysis

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AMBIENT AIR amp STACK EMISSION MONITORING

CO amp CO2

Hydrogen Sulfide

Hydrocarbons

Metal Particulates

NOx SOx

Oxygen

Volatile Organic Compounds

Dioxin amp Furion

MICROBIOLOGICAL AIR QUALITY MONITORING

Bacteria(CFUm3

Moulds (CFUm3)

Identification of Microorganisms up to Species level

INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ)

Lonestar Alpha leads the way in Indoor Air Quality Services with our dedicated team of field staff and the latest

equipment We are equipped to investigate chemical and biological exposure situations

IAQ Air Monitoring Services

VOCs and SVOCs

Fungal Mold Indentification Quantification

Total Respirable Particulates

Toxic Vapors

Sick Building Syndrome

Bacterial Indentification Quantification

Typical IAQ Surveys

IAQ profile for preliminary building study

Baseline IAQ monitoring

Mold Fungal contamination monitoring using spore trap sampling devices

Compliance monitoring for municipal amp Government enviromental agencies

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HSE monitoring for critical response of environmental hazards

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE (IH)

Lonestar Alpha is capable of providing a wide variety of Industrial Hygiene Service

using state of the art equipment and depth of experience with IH procedures

NoiseDosimetry TLV+8Hr TWA

Particulates (Total PM 10 PM 50 PM 25)

Combustible Gases (Total Hydrocarbons)

VOCs and SVOCs

Total and Respirable Fibers

Metals and Inorganics

Typical Industrial Hygiene Monitoring

HSE monitoring for corporate or client requirec field data collection

Compliance monitoring for Municipal or Governmental agency requirements

Background monitoring for comparative Environmental studies

HYGIENE AUDITING AND INSPECTIONS

Hygiene Auditing

Hygiene Inspections and Hygiene recommendations

Assisting in ISOHACCP Certifications

Microbiological Sampling and Analysis of Food and Water

Swab sampling and Air Monitoring

Hotel and Industrial HAACP and Hygiene System Implementation

Assisting in Laboratory setup and Accreditations Response monitoring for safety analysis and quality assurance audits

OIL ANALYSIS

Lube Oil

Transformer Oil

Compressor Oil

Diesel

Heavy fuel

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY amp ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WATER EFFLUENT SEAWATER SOIL SEDIMENT ANALYSIS

Acidity Sulfide Selenium

Alkalinity TDS Silicon

Ammonia Temperature Silver

Bicarbonate Total Hardness Sodium

BOD Total Nitrogen Strontium

Boron Total Organic Carbon Thallium

Chlorite chlorate Potassium

Bromate TSS Tin

Carbonate Turbidity Titanium

Chlorides Aluminum Vanadium

COD Antimony Zink

Color Arsenic Aromatic Volatile Orgabicx (BTEX)

Conductivity Barium Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

Cyanides Beryllium Crude amp Refined Product Fingerprinting

Dissolved Oxygen Cadmium Extractible Organic Halides

Fluoride Calcium Haloacetic Acids

Free Chlorine Chromium Halogenated Volatile Organics

Magnesium Hardness Cobalt Herbicides amp Pesticides

Nitrates Copper Nitroaromatic amp Cyclic Ketones

Nitrites Hexavalent Chromium Organic and Volatile Acids

Oil amp Grease Iron PCBrsquos

Organic Nitrogen Lead Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)

pH Lithium Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Phenols Magnesium Total Organic Halides

Phosphates Mercury Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)

Phosphorus Molybdenum Trihalomethanes

Residual Chlorine Nickel Volatile Organic Compounds

Salinity Niobium Pthalate Esters

Sodium Absorption Ratio

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FOOD CHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL TEST

Fish and Value added fish products vegetable oils Ketchups Mayonnaise Vinegar Cooked sea

food Cooked Non sea foods Canned foods Vegetables Snacks Ghee Cheese Honey Sweats etc

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

GIDELINES - OMAN STANDARDGULF STANDARDOther International Standards

TEST METHODS- AOACASTAAOCSISOSASOASTMBS

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Protein Cholesterol

Fat content Phosphorous

Vitamins Sodium

Moisture Potassium

Ash Calcium

Dietary Fibre Lead

Sugar Cadmium

Starch Mercury

Saturated Fat Iron

Unsaturated Fat Magnesium

Arsenic Aflatoxins

Moisture content Histamine

Volatile protein Irradiation

Pesticides Sudan Dyes

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

TEST METHODS ndash USFDA BAMAOACCCFRACMMEFISO

GUIDELINES ndash OMANI STANDARDGSOPHLS

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Aerobic Plate Count Listeria monocytogens

Lactobacillus acidophilus Shelf Life Analysis

Escherichia coli Enterobacteriaceae

Escherichia coli O157 H7 Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Fecal Coliforms Shigella

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Total Coliforms Listeria spp

Staphylococcus aureus Clostridium perfringens

Salmonella Yeast and Mould

Vibrio cholera Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Anaerobic plate count Campylobacter

Histamine Bacillus cereus

Aflatoxin

CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalis

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulphate content of soil

Water soluble Sulphate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulphate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

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ORE ANALYSIS

Dolomite Ore Iron Ore

Copper Ore Nickel Ore

Chromium Ore Limestone Ore

Manganese Ore Gypsum

Dunite Quartz

STEEL CHEMISTRY

Alloys Brass amp Bronze

Aluminum Alloys Chemical Composition of Steel

ASTM A 262 (Various) Diffused Hydrogen Test

ASTM G 48 (Variou) Purity of Metals

ASTM G 6667 Nickel Alloys

OIL ANALYSIS

Appearance Flash Point Specific Gravity

Ash Content Water content Insoluble pentane

Carbon Conradson Residue Wear Metals Total Acid Number

Kinematic Viscosity Break Down voltage Total Base Number

Dissipation factor Oil Content Viscosity Index

Color Pour Point Flash Point

Copper Corrosion BS amp W Density

Neutralization number Resistivity Interfacial tension

Dissolve gas Sediment Sulphur content

Cloud point Distillation PCB

Oxidation test Gassing

AMBIENT AIR STACK MONITORING

Carbon Dioxide RPM (PM 10 5 25)

Carbon Monoxide Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Chlorine Content SO2

Hydrogen Sulfide Total Acid Concentration

Lower Explosion Limit Total Hydrocarbon

Oxides of Nitrogen Total Particulate Concentration

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Oxygen Volatile Organic Compounds

Ozone Dioxin amp Furion

INDOOR AIR QUALITY ndash IAQ INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE - IH

Asbestos Bulk Sample Analysis Total amp Respirable Fibers

Asbestos Fiber Concentration in Air Total amp Respirable Particulates

Bacterial amp Microbial Identification Total Plate Count

FungalMould Identification Toxic Vapors

Metals VOC amp SVOC

Noise Monitoring Dosimetry TWA Yeast amp Mould Identification

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF WATER

Test Method ndash BS ENISOAPHAAWWACMMEF CCFRA

GUIDELINES ndash Omani standardGSOWHODubai Municipality

WATER WASTE WATERINDUSTRIES WATER SOIL

Heterotrophic plate count

Total Coliforms

Escherichia coli

EnterococciFecal streptococci

Pseudomonas aeroginosa Staphylococcus aureus

Legionella spp Nematodes

Sulphate Reducing Bacteria Yeast amp Mould

Salmonella Microscopic observations and interpretations

Vibrio cholera Standard Plate count at 22 o C

Fecal Coliform Clostridium perfringens

Legionella anisa

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 1

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 2-14

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MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF PERSONAL SWABSSURFACE SWABSEQUIPMENT

SWABS

Total coliforms

Fecal coliforms

Escherichia coli

Aerobic plate count

Staphylococcus aureus

Yeast and Mould

Salmonella spp

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

HairoilsHair creams Hair shampooBody lotion Chemical DepilinatorsTalcum PowderDeoderants

Toilette soapSkin cream etc As per GSOOS SASO USFDAAOAC Standards

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

Appearance Thermal Stability

Color Total Fat

Odor Lead

Homogenous Cadmium

Texture Nickel

Seperation Chromium

Skin Irritation Test Ethanol insoluble matter

Marking Water insoluble matter

Language Total free Alkali

Instructions for Use Chlorides calculated as NaCl

Warning phrases concerning the product (if any) Saponification Value

Chemical and Physical Tests Free Fatty Acid as Oliec Acid

Moisture Extraneous matter

pH Total Non Acqueos content

Sediment and suspended matter Peroxide value

Alchohol content Total Bacterial count

Formaldehyde Yeast and Mould

Essential oils Pseudomonas aeroginosa

Volatile matter Staphylococcus aureus

Non volatile alcohol matter

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL EQUIPMENTS

pH Meter Conductivity Meter pH Meters

Dissolved Oxygen Meter Turbidity Meter

Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

FAASGFAAS Hg Analyzer

EDXRF Analyzer ndash Philips MiniPal2

Muffle Air Furnace (1100˚C) Breakdown voltage

ICP- OES Colour apparatus for OIL

GC-MSGC centrifuge

IC Open cup ndashClosed cup Flash point

UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometer HACH TAN delta Resistivity meter

Dissolved gas Analyser ( TOGA) AAS

TAN Titrator Microscope

Copper corrosion Colony Counter

Karl fisher colometric Viscometer

Interfacial tensometer OES

Biological safety Cabinet UV apparatus

Shaker Water bath

Freezer Incubator

Chillier Autoclave

Micro pipetter Vortex

pipetter

Weighing Balance

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KEY STAFF AT CHEMICALMICROBIOLOGICAL LAB

MAJOR CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL CLIENTS

Client Client

HMR Consultants Dhofar Power Company

Geo-Resources Omani Euro Foods Industries

Al-Safa Environmental Consultancy Al-Hassan Engineering Company

Five Oceans Dawood Contracting Company

Fugro Middle East Natural Resources Consultants

Gulf Mining ICES

Muscat Chromite Sohar Steel LLC

Total Management Trading Construction Materials Industries

Emirates Trading Co Al-Shidhani Refreshments Enterprises

Oman Chromite Oman Aluminium Processing Industries LLC

Muscat Overseas Radisson Blu

National Arabian Gulf International Desalination amp Water Treatment

ASB Group Dhofar Beverages

Majan Mining Company OMASCO

Haya Oman Liquefied Natural Gas Company

Oman Polyproplene Swan Foods LLC

Oman Methanol Bahwan Engineering Co

NAME DESIGNATION EXPERIENCE

P Tejali Lab Manager 17 yrs

Asad Naqvi Chemical Lab Supervisor 17 yrs

OD Sebastian Senior Chemist 32 yrs

Vinu Mohan Senior Microbiologist 7 yrs

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Sohar Aluminum OMIFCO

Oman Refreshment Occidental Mukhaizna LLC

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissa Special Technical Services

ENATO Consolidated Contractors Company

Blue City Northern Minerals Company

Andam International Sweets of Oman

SUR Desalination (Bahwan Veolia Water) Lalbuksh Voltas Engineering Services

STFA Bahwan Veolia Water LLC

Larsen amp Turbo COWI-Larsen

GALFAR Khimji Permoglaze (Oman) LLC

AATCO United Chrome LLC

Interbeton amp Six Construct Oman Flour Mills Company

Douglas OHI Oman National Engineering amp Investment

VALE -Oman Petrogas

BP Oman Sohar aluminium

Siemens-Oman American Embassy

Tawoos Catering Wacasco Catering

MAF DALKIA Al Futtaim amp Sons

Enhance Khimji Ramdas LLC

Oman Oasis National Mineral water CO LLC

Areej Vegetablesamp Oil Derivatives National Pharmaceuticals

Towell Infrastructure Tulip Inn

The Chedi Grand Hyatt

Al Bustan Palace Muscat Holiday INN

Hotel Ibis Park Inn

Radisson Blu Mother Care

Tabreed Taghleef Indusries

NABIL Biscuits ATTCO

Worely parrsion AECOM

Honda Rotem Abensia

Global Gypsum Board Minvest

Global Engineering SteamTech

Mazoom Pharmacy Muscat Pharmacy

IBN- SINA Pharmacy Golden Jood Trading

Sun rise Global Beya Global Muscat

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MECHANICAL CORROSION AND METALLURGICAL TESTING

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Lonestar Alpha has the capability to cater to the physical metallurgical testing requirements of a wide range of

materials and products The testing capability and experience are recognized by reputed organizations like

PDO OXY BP OGC etc and third party inspection agencies Tests are generally carried out to international

standards set by ASTM BS ASME API AWS and others Lonestar Alpha offers quality service to

international standards accurate results and quick turnaround at reasonable cost

Lonestar Alpha Mechanical Metallurgical Corrosion Testing Capabilities Include

Tensile compression Test Vickers Hardness RockwellBrinell Hardness

Impact (Ambient temp to -196degC) BendFlatteningNick Break Test Elevated Temperature

tensile testing

Corrosion Test - ASTM

A262G48G28ASTM A 923

ASTM E 562 Ferrite measurement

by ferritscope Flexure

Proof Load Breaking Load Failure Load

Coating Thickness Coating Continuity Coating Adhesion

MacroMicro Examination Fillet Weld Break Nick Break

HIC SSCC test in accordance with

NACE standards Chemistry by OES

Failure Analysis and

Material Investigation

Chemical analysis of metallic materials of

Fe and Ni base alloys In situ Replica Metallography

Metallic sample collection at

site for chemical analysis

Strand wire testing for mechanical

properties Portable hardness testing Manhole Cover testing

Rubber testing Geo-textile testing HDPE testing

Materials frequently tested include

Metals and alloy products such as plates shapes bares pipes and fittings

Welding procedure qualification test coupons

Welding consumable qualification test coupons

Welder qualification test coupons

Welding procedure test coupons

Steel Bars Wires and Fabric for concrete reinforcement

Galvanized Steel products

Fasteners

Metal Castings

Cemented Carbide Products

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Lonestar Alpha Laboratories offers a wide range of metallurgical services to many diverse industries supported by

an experienced team of metallurgical engineers trained technicians and modern equipment The following

services are offered

o Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

o Replica and In-situ Metallography

o Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

o Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

o Failure Analysis and Investigation

o Other Services

Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

Scanning Electron Microscopy

Stereomicroscopy

Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis

Fractrography

Macrostructural Examination

Microstructural Examination

Microhardness Evaluation

Replica and In-situ Metallography

In-situ Replica Metallography

Replication of Fractures

Replication of Surface Features

Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

Lonestar Alpha is equipped to undertake corrosion testing and evaluation in accordance with NACE and ASTM

standards for qualification of materials used in corrosive environments which include sea water brine blackish

water and sour service The following tests are conducted

Resistance to Pitting and Crevice Corrosion

Susceptibility to Intergranular Corrosion Attack

Resistance to Sulfide Stress Cracking (SSC)

Resistance to Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC)

Examination of Scales and Corrosion Products

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Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

Periodic inspections serve to identify degradation processes at an early stage and thereby provide necessary

information for assessment of condition usability and remaining life Further the initiation of timely repair or

replacement actions substantially reduced or eliminates costly capital and downtime losses

Lonestar has the capability and experience to perform comprehensive inspections necessary for condition

usability and remaining life assessment of a wide range of materials and components used in structures plants and

operating equipment

Power plant and auxiliary boiler tubes headers and connectors

Turbine nozzles vanes combustor lines and casings

Oil and gas processing equipment and components

Equipment and components of marineoffshore structures

Drilling and downhole equipment and components

Engine Components

Failure Analysis and Investigation

Supported by its integrated analytical facilities and the diverse professional capabilities of its staff Lonestar has

for the last several years provided accurate and timely analyses and investigations into failures of components

Reports include comprehensive photographic documentation of observations discussions of findings conclusions

on the mechanism and root cause of failure

Other Services

Lonestar offer assistance in the following areas

Material selection for intended service

Preparation of material testing and inspection procedures

Study of failure mechanisms of complex systems

Troubleshooting

Research and development

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LIST OF METALLURGY TESTS

LIST OF METALLURGY LAB EQUIPMENTS Instron Universal Tensile Tester Lathe Machine

Satec Charpy Impact testing machine Charpy Broaching Machine

Forcipol Bend Testing machine Gas Cutting Gear

Olympus Metallurgical Microscope Carl Zeiss

microscope upto 1600X

Stereo Microscope

Metlabcorp Micro Polisher Digital Verniers

Automatic Polishing machine Digital Micrometers

Water Chiller Bath Coating thickness Meter

Optorama Shadowgraph Holiday detector

Digital thermometers Band Saw Machine

Vickers hardness tester Hack Saw Machine

Fischer Ferritscope Universal Milling Machine

STEEL REBARS EXOTIC MATERIAL

Tensile Tests Bend Tests

Elevated Temperature Tensiles Rebar Tensile Bend and Rebend

Proof Load test Fracture Test

Macro Preparation amp Examination Coating thickness test Holiday Detection Test

Peel Off Test Vickers Rockwell Hardness Survey

Charpy Impact Test Micro Examination with photograph

Ferrite Count (Point Count method) - count Ferrite Content (Magnetic Method) - spots

A262 Test Practice CE ASTM G48ASTM G28 tests

SSCC Test HIC Test

Chemical Analysis XRD EDXRF Analysis

SEMEDS Analysis Detailed Failure Investigation Material investigation

CTOD In-situ Replica Metallography

Strand Wire Tensile Test Manhole Cover Compression Test

Ring Stiffness Test GRE Rubber Plastic Geo-textile Tensile testing

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KEY STAFF AT METALLURGY LAB

Anil Vashishta Pratik Raval Sasikumar Isehaq Chezian

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Anil Vashishta Operations Manager

Metallurgical Head

BE Metallurgical

Engineering 24 years

Pratik Raval Test House Supervisor BE Mechanical

Engineering 10 years

KSasikumar Senior Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 14 years

GChezhian Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 06 years

Ishaq Al Harassi Senior Engineer BE Mechanical

Engineering 08 years

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BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

Website

wwwlonestaralphacom

General Email infolonestaralphacom

Branches

Muscat (Central Laboratory) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24501524 24505590

Fax +968 24503814

Email muscatlablonestaralphacom

Muscat (Chemistry Environmental) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24504206 24504924

Fax +968 24502635

Email chemlablonestaralphacom

Muscat (Micro-biology) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24504206 24504924

Fax +968 24502635

Email microlablonestaralphacom

Sohar PO Box 84 PC 327 Sohar Industrial Estate Sohar ndash Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 26751775 26751920 26751976

Fax +968 26751331

Email civilsoharlonestaralphacom

Duqm Tel +968 99278040 92303290

Fax +968 24503814

Email duqmlablonestaralphacom

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Salalah

Tel +968 2321 3390 +968 92038358

Fax +968 2321 3391

Email salalahlablonestaralphacom

Key Personals

Administration

Dawood Al-Harrasi

Chief Executive Officer

+968 91111411 dawoodalharrasilonestaralphacom

Saif Al-Harthi

Business Development Manager

+968 90122471 saifalharthylonestaralphacom

Santosh Elapanda

QHSE Manager

+968 99881224 santoshelapandalonestaralphacom

Moncy Thomas

Finance HR amp Admin Manager

+968 99221293 moncythomaslonestaralphacom

Operations

Anil Vashishta

Operations Manager Metallurgical Head

+968 99866907 anilvashishtalonestaralphacom

Civil Engineering Material Lab Hukam Chand

Civil Engineering Country Manager - Civil

+968 99445354 hukamchandlonestaralphacom

Naresh Paladugu

Civil Engineering Technical Manager - Civil

+968 99063458 nareshpaladugulonestaralphacom

Rakesh

Civil Engineering Lab Manager - Sohar Lab

+968 92869691 civilsoharlonestaralphacom

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FrancisMD

Civil Engineering Lab Manager ndash Salalah Lab

+968 92038358 Salalahlablonestaralphacom

Tomiyo

Civil Engineering Senior Lab Technician - Duqm Lab

+968 99278040 duqmlablonestaralphacom

Geotechnical Engineering Lab

J Pavan Kumar

Geotechnical Engineering Sr Geotechnical engineer

+968 99887852 ameerudeenlonestaralphacom

Chemical Microbiology amp Environmental Lab

P Tejali

Chemical Microbiology amp Environmental Engineering Lab Manager

+968 99887834 tejaliparsekarlonestaralphacom

Asad

Chemical amp Environmental Engineering Assistant Manager Chemistry

+968 99884612 asadnaqvilonestaralphacom

Vinu Mohan

Food amp Microbiology Testing

+968 99248181 vinumohanlonestaralphacom

Metallurgy Lab

Email metlablonestaralphacom

Anil Vashishta

Metallurgy Lab Manager Metallurgy

+968 99866907 anilvashishtalonestaralphacom

Pratik Raval

Metallurgy Lab Test House Supervisor

+968 99880633 pratikravallonestaralphacom

Sasi Kumar

Metallurgy Lab Senior Metallurgist

+968 99843415 sasikumarlonestaralphacom

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LOCATION MAPS

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1 MUSCAT

2 Muscat ndash Chemistry Lab

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3 SOHAR

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4 DUQM

5 SALALAH

Registered with Directorate General for Specification amp measurements

Approved by PDO ISOIEC 170252005 Certified by SGS for ISO 9001

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Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

VISION STATEMENT

To be the leader in providing comprehensive high tech and multi -disciplinary testing amp

inspection services for the various industries in the Sultanate of Oman amp other countries

MISSION STATEMENT

It is the policy of this company to conduct i ts business in a manner which demonstrates

technical competence amp reliabil i ty while continuously improving amp providing a cost -

effective service for the laboratoryrsquos clients

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HSE POLICY

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HSE POLICY

It is the policy of the Establishment that its operations are executed at all times in such a way to ensure the

health safety and welfare of the employees and other persons including customers subcontractors and

general public

The establishment accepts the responsibility for health safety and environment (HSE) and HSE matters are

considered in equal importance to other business Objectives To achieve our objectives Lonestar alpha

Laboratories maintains an integrated HSE management system

HSE OBJECTIVES

The establishment strive to maintain HSE standards through training encouraging interest and enthusiasm in

HSE and by developing personal responsibility for HSE

The establishment is committed to protect the environment and minimize the waste and emissions to the

environment

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories shall comply with the HSE legislations and regulations of the Sultanate of Oman

and our documented management system requirements

HSE policy will be communicated to all employees and other concerned parties and will be made available to

the public

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories will establish objectives and targets and will adopt a proactive approach to HSE

matters

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories is committed to review the effectiveness of the HSE policy and its objectives

periodically to ensure the compliance and continual improvement of its HSE performances

The Establishment shall provide all necessary resources to provide the safety of personnel and equipment as

per regulatory requirements

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QUALITY POLICY

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

QUALITY POLICY

It is the Policy of this Company to conduct its business in a good professional manner which

demonstrates technical competence and reliability while continuously improving and providing high

quality testing and cost-effective service for the laboratorys Customers For this purpose we have

established and implemented a formal quality system It is our goal that this commitment to quality will

result in complete customer satisfaction throughout our service This will be achieved by

Maintaining compliance to ISO 90012008 and ISO 170252005 and the technical requirements

Continual improvement in the effectiveness of the management system

Ensuring all staff familiarizes themselves with the content of the Quality Assurance Manual and

complies with the policies procedures and associated documentation and implement at all times

Providing a service built on a well established Quality Management System meeting the

requirements of both our clients and current regulations standards

Providing accurate and unbiased test results in accordance with the requirement of International or

National or Internal or Customer specified test method

Undertaking assignments only where it has the required competent staff and equipment which are

calibrated and maintained

Continuous improvement in key processes through involvement in applicable PTP Intra -

laboratory comparisons between analysts and inter laboratory programs

Building staff skills through training and providing career growth opportunities to all employees

Improving profitability of company in accordance with guidelines set by shareholders each year

Advising the customer where appropriate of potential problems detected as a result of tests or

investigation in a timely manner

QUALITY OBJECTIVES

Test Results shall be Accurate Quick and Reliable

Accept changes and continuously improve our services to meet Customer needs and expectations to enhance

the value to our Customers

Good Laboratory Practices shall be followed and maintain an environment for the protection of Personnel

Equipment and Customer properties

Continuous improvement and development of competence of personnel through awareness teamwork

education training communication and encouragement

Advanced methods and practices shall be adopted to enhance customer satisfaction

Management System is designed to meet the requirements of both Customers and RegulationsStandards

Achieve a total Customer Satisfaction

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COMPANY HIERARCHY

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES - ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

SCOPE OF TESTING

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SCOPE OF WORK

Type of Activity Scope of Tests

Civil Engineering

Construction Material

Mechanical Physical and Chemical Testing of Soil Aggregate Concrete

Cement Blocks Marble Tiles Water and other Construction Materials

Projects Quality Control

Establishment and Operation of Site Laboratories for Specific Projects

Evaluation and Assessment of Materials Quality for Projects Supervision of

Deep Foundation

Structural Evaluation

Non-destructive Diagnostics of Existing Civil structures amp Assessment for

Soundness Strength Deterioration amp Corrosion of Hardened Concrete in the

Existing RC Structures

Deep Foundation Testing

Testing Piles by Low Strain Integrity Testing

Geotechnical

Engineering

(Soil Investigations)

Field soil investigations for the purpose of assessing soil suitability for

building and civil constructions Engineering recommendations for the type

of foundation and bearing capacity Settlement analysis and monitoring

Slope stability analysis Soil and rock permeability tests Groundwater

analysis and monitoring

Highway amp Pavements

Visual inspection of the asphalt condition (defects assessment) Benkelman

Beam deflection measurements Extraction of cores in asphalt pavement

Saw cut asphalt slabs Dynamic Cone Penetration (DCP) measurements

Roughness measurements (IRI) by Roughometer CBR (lab amp In-situ)

Excavation of test pits Asphalt core laboratory analysis

Mechanical Corrosion and Metallurgical Engineering

Mechanical testing of metals welds and steel re-inforcement bars Chemical

analysis Procedure and Welder Qualifications Micro-structural evaluation

NACE Corrosion testing Failure Analysis In-situ Replica Metallography

Corrosion evaluation of SSDSS material Material Selection Manhole Cover

testing Testing of Non-metallics ndash Rubber HDPE GRP Geo-textile

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Chemical amp

Environmental

Engineering

Liquids amp Solids Sample analysis of liquids (domestic water groundwater seawater raw and

treated wastewater reverse osmosis marine discharge etc) and solids (soil

sludge sediment marine life plant tissue etc) Analysis of trace metals in

parts per billion in soil sludge and water Analysis of non-metallic inorganic

components Environmental analysis of organic constituents (BTEX PCB

PAH Phenols Volatile organic compounds Semi volatile organic

compounds etc) Analysis of Pesticides Dioxin amp Furan by using equipment

like GCGCMSFIDECD etc in accordance with International Standards

Metals amp Alloys Chemical composition of metals alloys corrosion products amp scales

Corrosion amp Scale Inhibitor Testing amp Evaluation Drilling Fluids Tests

Determination of different grade of Stainless Steel Carbon Steel Low Alloy

Steel Cast Iron brass Nickel Alloy Analysis of construction Rebar Zinc

Ingot Aluminium Cast Aluminium by using equipment ICPAAOESLECO

etc

Environmental

Monitoring

Effluent discharges amp drinking water compliances Ambient Air amp Stack

emission monitoring Industrial hygiene monitoring Commercial and

industrial indoor air quality Measurement of noise in dB in outdoor

workplace and from operating equipment Monitoring particulates in indoor

outdoor and workplace atmospheres Determination of Total Hydrocarbon

SO2 NO2 VOC Toxic Metals H2S Microbiological Toxic Metals Toxic

Gas and Total Suspended Matter in Internal Air Quality Monitoring

Moisture Velocity Flow NOX SO2 TPHCO2 CO Dioxin HF HCl and

Particulate in Stack Monitoring Ore Analysis Analysis of Nickel Iron Chromite Copper Dolomite Limestone and Gold

Silver Copper and other minerals using XRF ICP or by Wet Chemistry

Oil Analysis Physical and chemical analysis of crude and lube oils engine oil used engine

oil compressor oil hydraulic oil The analysis includes viscosity flash point

density cloud and pour point water content oil content salt colour total

acid number metals etc

TRANSFORMER OIL TESTING

Colour Acidity Water content Viscosity interfiscial Tension Break down

voltage complete gas analysis by TOGA GC Furan Particle size count and

PCBs in transformer analysis in accordance with ASTM BS ISO and

BSEN standard using standard equipment

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Food amp Microbiological Analysis

Microbiological analysis of food vegetables canned vegetables fish meat

meat products chicken sausage ketchup cooking oil mayonnaise cheese

chips cooked foods water and wastewater for CFU fecal coliforms fecal

streptococcus fungi nematods pseudomononas ligeonella etc in

accordance AOAC CMMEF ISO and CCFRA methods Cosmetics

Chemical and microbiological analysis of Hair Oil Vanishing Cream skin

Care lotion Soap Detergent and Hair cream as per the OMAN ministerial

requirement

Chemical analysis of Food

Protein Fiber moisture Toxic metals (lead cadmium Mercury selenium)

histamine Ash Content Fat content by standard method of chemical

analysis of food by David Pearson AOAC and ICP

Drinking water bottled and Unbottled

Chemical and microbiological Analysis of drinking water in accordance with

GULF standard Omani Standard WHO USEPA and international standard

including Bromate Bromide Chlorate Chlorite BTEX TRI Halo methane

VOC TPH metals and all other Carbonate Bi Carbonate and cations and

Anions using IC ICP GC amp GCMS

Paint

Solids Density SG Hg Pb VOC PCB drying time dry film thickness

wet film thickness adhesion strength etc in accordance with ASTM BS

BSEN DIN standard

Bitumen Penetration 25 Softening point Saybolt Furol Viscosity 25

Ductility 25 Water contents

CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIAL TESTING

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Our Civil Engineering Departments at Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah covers wide range of mechanical

physical and chemical testing of soil aggregate concrete concrete durability cement admixtures Microsilica

blocks asphalt bitumen tack coat prime coat marble tiles water and other Construction Materials The lab also

provides a laboratory testing support to our geotechnical Engineering Department

Covering Wide Areas of Oman

Observing the need to be close to the construction projects that spread all over Oman full ndashfledged civil

engineering material testing labs have been established by Lonestar Alpha to cover as many regions of Oman as

possible The presence of more local labs within each region should facilitate providing better services to our

clients and better control of work quality in such projects Our Civil Engineering laboratories are currently in

Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah In addition to these five labs Lonestar is capable of providing site labs for

major projects that require labs at their sites

Locations of Civil Engineering material testing labs that belongs to Lonestar Alpha in Oman

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Concrete Strength

The compressive strength of concrete is the most common performance measure used by the engineer in

designing buildings and other structures The compressive strength is measured by breaking cylindrical (or cube)

concrete specimens in a compression-testing machine Flexural strength is one of the tensile strength of concrete

Tensile strength along with elastic modulus and corrosion resistance is another important strength parameter of

engineering materials used in structures

Concrete Durability

While compressive strength is a good indicator of load resistance it isnt a major indicator of concrete durability

There is therefore a need for quick reliable tests for concrete durability that would have to go far beyond reliance

on such standard performance measures as 28-day compressive strength Three forms of water penetration tests

are commonly used namely BS EN 12390DIN 1048 Water Permeability BS 1881 Part 208 Initial Surface

Absorption (ISAT) and BS 1881 Part 122 Water Absorption There are two similar modified chloride diffusion

tests namely ASTM C1202 Chloride Penetration and AASHTO 277 Rapid Chloride Permeability Chloride

Migration Coefficient (NTB 492) is one of the latest test method recently we added in to our system

Soil Field Density (soil compaction)

Soil compaction is defined as the method of mechanically increasing the density of soil In construction this is a

significant part of the building process If performed improperly settlement of the soil could occur and result in

unnecessary maintenance costs or structure failure Almost all types of building sites and construction projects

utilize mechanical compaction techniques Therefore regular testing of soil compaction by independent

laboratories is extremely essential and important Sand Cone Test (ASTM D1556-07 and BS 1377-990) typical

field tests are performed for measuring degree of soil compaction)

Investigative Studies

It is often necessary to test concrete structures after the concrete has hardened to determine whether the structure

is suitable for its designed use The tests available for testing concrete range from the completely non-destructive

where there is no damage to the concrete through those where the concrete surface is slightly damaged to

partially destructive tests such as core tests where the surface has to be repaired after the test The range of

properties that can be assessed using non-destructive tests and partially destructive tests is quite large and includes

such fundamental parameters as density elastic modulus and strength as well as surface hardness and surface

absorption and reinforcement location size and distance from the surface

Deep Foundation Testing (Piles)

Confirmation of satisfactory construction of all pile types has lead to the development of practical inexpensive

and reliable dynamic testing techniques Let our lab be you independent pile testing specialist Low strain

integrity tests examine the response of a pile to a small hammer blow at the pile head The induced stress wave

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travels down the pile shaft and reflected waves from significant changes in pile shaft acoustic impedance are

registered by a transducer held against the pile head

Asphalt amp Bituminous Binder Testing New technologies increased construction liability and revised building standards have made quality asphalt

testing and inspection integral to the successful completion of todayrsquos construction projects Lonestar Alpha

provide asphalt testing services that evaluate asphalt binders asphalt mixtures and other derivatives of asphalt

geared for use in the construction industry

Site Laboratories amp Projects Quality Control

One of the problems which occur within the construction and civil engineering industry is the need to test

construction materials on site Lonestar Alpha has the full capacity to provide site laboratories for big projects

Experienced full-time supervisors lab technicians and assistant technicians will be devoted to run daily testing

activities of such site labs We can also furnish the labs with all necessary equipments and tools

LIST OF TESTS

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL TESTS

SOIL AGGREGATEROCK

Sampling of Soil samples Sampling of Aggregate samples

Wet Sieve Analysis Sieve Analysis

Hydrometer Analysis Sedimentation Clay Silt and Dust particles

Fines percentage Specific gravity Particle density

Classification of soils Water absorption

Liquid Limit amp Plastic Limit (Atterberg Limits) Bulk density (LooseRodded)

Plasticity Index Moisture content

Linear Shrinkage Clay lumps and Farible particles

Shrinkage limit by wax method Flakiness Index

Proctor compaction test (Light and Heavy) Elongation Index

CBR test (Soaked and unsoaked) Flat and Elongated particles

Specific gravity Particle density Shape Index

Moisture content Crushed broken fractured faces

Maximum and Minimum Index density Voided shell content

Bulk density Light weight particles

Direct Shear test (C and ɸ) Compaction fraction

1-D Odometer test (Consolidation properties

CvmvCc e0) Aggregate crushing value

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Swell Pressure test Aggregate Impact value

Free swell index Ten percent fines value

Permeability (Constant and Falling head method) Uncompacted void content

Unconfined compressive strength (UCS) Los angeles abrasion value

Sand Equivalent Value Drying and shrinkage

Electrical resistivity Sand equivalent value

Electrical conductivity Petrographic examination

Thermal resistivity Polished stone value

FIELD TESTS Coating and Stripping value

Plate Load test Soundness (Magnesium sulphate Sodium sulphate)

Insitu CBR test Alkali reactivity ndash Mortar bar method (3months

16days)

Dynamic Cone penetration Test (DCPT) Alkali reactivity ndash Rocky cylinder method

Compaction test by Sand replacement method Alkali reactivity ndash Chemical method

Rock fill compaction test by water fill method Organic Impurities

ROCK ASPHALT

Uniaxial Compressive Strength (UCS) Bitumen content and grading

Density Field Core thickness density and Compaction

Water absorption Asphalt coring - Insitu

Flexural strength Marshall stability amp Flow

Point load index Marshall density

Modulus of rupture Maximum theoretical density Gmm

Size amp Weight gradation - Insitu Loss of stability

Sodium sulphate crystallization CEMENT

Drop test - Insitu Fineness

Slake durability Initial and Final setting time

Saturation Coefficient and Porosity Normal consistency

CONCRETE Soundness by lechartlier method

Sampling of Fresh Concrete Compressive and flexural strength

Design mix Heat of hydration

Trial mix Complete chemical analysis

Fresh concrete temperature density amp Air

content Microsilica

Workability ndash Slump cone test Bleeding Density

Setting time of concrete Bulk density

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OTHER CIVIL TESTS

Rock Testing Rock Grading Breakage Index etc

Concrete Coring Drilling of concrete cores from existing structures

Destructive and Non Destructive Tests

Concrete structural evaluation by

Ultra sonic pulse velocity test

Rebound Hammer survey

Half cell potential analysis

Cover meter survey

Depth of carbonation

Bond Strength

Delamination survey

Crack mapping

Reinforcement examination

Corrosion rate measurement

Electrical resistivity in concrete

Compressive strength determination by drilling and testing core sample

Coating thickness

Pull off strength of concrete repair

Pile Tests Low Strain Integrity of Piles and witness of pile load test

Compressive strength of cubesCylindersCores Activity index

Tensile splitting strength Moisture content

Flexural Transverse strength Complete chemical analysis

Durability tests on concrete STEEL

Rapid Chloride Penetration Test (RCPT) Tensile and Elongation test

Initial Saturation Absorption Test (ISAT) Bend test

Water Permeability Rebend test

Water absorption Coating thickness

Chloride Migration test Holiday test

Modulus of elasticity Coating flexibility

Dimensions of Various Concrete BlocksTiles Complete chemical analysis

Water Absorption of Concrete Kerbs Channels

Edgings amp Flags ADMIXTURE

Dimension amp Compressive Strength Of Paving

Blocks Physical and Chemical test on admixtures

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CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalies

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi

carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulfate content of soil

Water soluble Sulfate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulfate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

Indepth carbonation of hardened concrete Indepth chloride penetration on hardened concrete

by dust sampling and analysis

LIST OF CIVIL EQUIPMENTS

General Equipments

Electronic Weighing balances of various capacities Standard calibration weights

Bouyancy balance system for specific gravity Desiccators

Digital Thermometers of various range Dial Thermometers of various range

Max Min Thermometers Wet amp Dry Thermometers

Pressure Gauges Digital Vernier Callipers

Hot Plates Vacuum Pumps

Air Compressor Sand Bath Water bath

Humidity Chamber Load Rings of different capacity

Dial indicators of various range Digital Dial Indicators

Feeler strips Straight Edges

Magnetic stands Cube Mould (150150150 mm)

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Riffle Boxes Drying Ovens

Soil Aggregate and Rock Testing Lab

BS amp ASTM Test Sieves Sieve Shakers

Cone Penetrometers for Liquid Limit Casagrande Apparatus for Liquid Limit

Shrinkage Limit Apparatus Hydrometer test apparatus

Direct Shear Test Appaatus BS ASTM Proctor Rammers

BS ASTM Proctor Moulds BSASTM CBR Moulds amp Appartus

Multi Speed Compression Machine 50 kN Field CBR Apparatus

ASTM Sand cone Apparatus BS large amp Small Pouring Cylinder

Plate bearing Test Apparatus Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP)

Nuclear Density Gauge Electric Resistivity Meter

Speedy Moisture Apparatus Bulk Density Containers

Flakiness amp Elongation Gauges Los Angeles Abrasion Machines

Sand Equivalent Test Sets Jaw Crusher

Rock cutting Saw Drying Shrinkage Apparatus

Point load Index Tester Slake Durability Apparatus

Aggregate Impact Value Apparatus Aggregate Crushing Ten percent Fines Value Apparatus

1-D odometer for consolidation Flow Cone

Max Min Index density equipment Soil Permeability apparatus

Concrete amp Cement Testing lab

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Compression

machines of Various Capacities

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Flexural Testing

machines of Various Capacities

Density containers for Fresh concrete Density Air content meters for Fresh concrete Air content

Concrete Mortar Penetrometers for Setting Time of

Fresh concrete

Concrete Mixers for Trial Mix

Cube Beam Cylinder Moulds Sulphur compound melting pot

Cylinder capping frame Rapid Chloride Penetration Test Apparatus

Half Cell Potential Test Apparatus Concrete Cover meter

Concrete Resistivity meter Rebound hammer

Pull-Off Strength Tester Ultrasonic pulse Velocity Tester

Concrete Flow Meter Specimen Cutting Machine

Core Drilling Machines Diamond Core Bits of different diameter

Micro-coring equipment Blaine Air permeability Apparatus

Fly ash fineness Apparatus Vicat Apparatus

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Ultrasonic Coating Cover Meter (DFT) Le Chatelier Apparatus for Cement Soundness

Calorimeter for heat of hydration Jolting Apparatus

Cement Mortar Mixer Initial Surface Absorption Apparatus

Compression amp Flexural Testing machine for Cement

Strength

Chloride Migration Coefficient Testing apparatus

Water Absorption of Concrete under pressure Mortar Consistency apparatus

Asphalt Testing laboratory

Bitumen Extractor Theoretical maximum Specific Gravity Apparatus

Marshall Compaction Stand amp Rammer Marshall Moulds

Marshall Stability amp Flow Testing machine Asphalt Coring machine

KEY STAFF AT CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Hukam Chand Country Manager Civil BA 36

Naresh Paladugu Technical Manager - Muscat MTech ndash GeoTechnical

Engineering (Civil) 11

Dijesh M D Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

SumeshC Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Srinivasa RaoP Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 10

Naveen Dhiman Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Rakesh M Branch Manager - Sohar BSc 16

Mohammed Al Futaisi Asst Manager BSc 8

Arun S Anand Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Seetharam VS Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Ajeesh Kumar Senior Lab Technician BSc 9

MD Francis Branch Manager - Salalah Civil Engineering 39

Dhamotharakannan Senior Lab Technician B Tech Civil Engineering 3

Tomiyo Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor -

Duqm BSc 10

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MAJOR CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Contractor

Construction of Batinah Expressway(Package 1 to 6)

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Nagarjuna construction company international

Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

Oman Industrial Complex - VALE

Towel Construction

Teejan Trading amp Contracting

Galfar Engineering

LampT Oman

Barka Desalination Plant Douglas OHI Sohar Development Hotel (Crown Plaza) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting TOYOTA Showroom in Liwa Galfar Engineering amp Contracting Expansion of Sohar Beach Hotel Gulf Home Contracting

Social Houses in Liwa

Sam Trading Hussain Fahdil Partners Eastern Moon Contracting

Sohar Multiplex Towel Construction Rehabilitation of Sewerage Network and STP in

Buraimi

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

IWP Desalination Plant at SUR Bahwan Engineering amp Contracting Maritime Works on Construction of New Port in

Duqm CCC-STFA-JDN

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Douglas OHI Salam Resort amp Spa (Dredging Work) CCC Bank Muscat Headquarter Building Galfar Engineering amp Contracting PDO Headquarter Building Al-Hajery Trading

Duqm Dry Dock Daewoo Co Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Duqm Desalination Plant

Larsen amp Tubro

Road Bridges from Sarooj to Qurayat

Fedirici Stirling Batco

Road Work at Rahat Al-Andar Farm

Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises

Al-Moultaqa Residential Complex Dawood Contracting

Diabetic Health Centre Premier International

Oncology Wards amp Day care centre at Royal

Hospital Premier International

Psychiatric Hospital Bahwan Engineering Genetic Hospital Ay_tek Construction (Oman) LLC Sea Front Development Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises Car Museum at Barka Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Expansion of Barka Reservoir and Transmission

Facility Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Arsquo Seeb Wastewater Treatment Project Al Hassan Engineering Oman Maritime College at Sohar Al-Khalili Enterprises

Buildings at Sohar University Al-Hajery Trading

Construction of New Villa and Associated Facilities

at Bahjat Al-Anthar Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport (MC1) CCC ndash TAV Joint Venture

RAFO ndash Muscat Airport Desert Line Project

Development of Muscat International Airport -

Supply of Dredged material Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Duqm Airport Phase 1 Desert Line Project

Sub Station at DankWadi Saa Larsen amp Toubro Oman

Court Complex at Buraimi Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Sohar Douglas OHI

Al Buraimi Colleage Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

ROP Building at Buraimi Nafal Trading

Al Buraimi Public park Business amp Trading

Health Centre at Nizwa Business amp Trading

Ground Improvement Work at Sohar Port Soletanche Bachy (France)

Duraline ME Factory at Sohar Shaksy Engineering

Health Centre at Sohar Dawood Construction Co

Health Centre at Rahab Al Dahleez International LLC

Health Centre at Saham Al Bady Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Rustaq Carillion Alawi

Asian beach Game Package II Carillion Alawi

Majilis Oman Carillion Alawi

Health Centre at Al Ajaiz CIVIL CO

MTL ndash AL Mawaleh Third Line CCC Oman LLC

Oman Residence Complex ndash Al Khuwair Douglas OHI

Silver House ndash Ghala Douglas OHI

Oman Airbase at Musannah Douglas OHI

Sheraton Hotel Refurbishment Douglas OHI

Oman Dental College Douglas OHI

PAC Fahud Extension Phase II Douglas OHI

Radio Stations at Barka Bidaya and Bahla Premier International Projects

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Qalhat Desalination and Water Supply Project Towell Infrastructure Projects Company

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Towell Construction

ArsquoSeeb Sewage Collection and Conveyance System

Al-Khoudh Gravity Sewer Networks

United Gulf Contracting Company

Office amp Stores Complex at Seeb Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Dualization of Bousher Al Amerat Road Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Muscat Expressway Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Bait Al Barakah Rayaheen Hall amp Museum Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Car Museum at bait Al Barakah Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Suwaiq Fishing harbour International Contracting amp Engineering

Services

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Duqm Port Complex

Jan De Nul Dredging Ltd

Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Ministry of manpower Building at Airport Height Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Glorei Maktabi2 Commercial Building at Al

Wattayah

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Oman Botanic Garden Phase-III Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

3311kV Primary Sub Station at Al Muna amp Al

Ansab

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

22033kv Grid Substation amp Transmission Line at As

Sawady (Blue City Area)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Primary Substation at Jibroo Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

13233kV Grid Station at Misfah Area Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Flyover Widening and Junction Improvement at

Athaiba

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Dualization of Ghala ndash Al Ansab Road Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Al Amerat ndash Quriyat Road Nagarjuna Construction Company

Houses at different location in Quriyat Nagarjuna Construction Company

Construction of Bridge Across Wadi Bani Hinay at

Wilayat of Al Rustaq Abu Hatim Company LLC

Construction of State Audit Institution Head Quarters

Building in Muscat Al Bustan Area Abu Hatim Company LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Nakhal amp Sumail Abu Hatim Company LLC

Proposed main entrance amp boundary wall at samoud

garrisonHalban Al Ansari Contractors

CPF Road Khazzan Al EZ Trading Transport amp Contracting Co

LLC

Health Center at Nizwa Al Badi Trading

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Sumail Al Badi Trading

RAH Masjed amp Sablah for PDO Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Al Seeb Waste Water project Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Emergency Water Resrvoir Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Construction of Independent Power Plant Project

Roads(Barka-3) Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Renal Dialysis Center at Seeb Al khalili Construction LLC

Supply Hanger Rafo Mussannah Al khalili Construction LLC

Construction of Barracks accommodation at Airport

Heights Al Nahdha -Al Omaniah Co LLC

Proposed Sports Facilities for Security unitAl

Khoudh Al Rawahi International Co LLC

Remedial Works to Bridges Phase - 4A

(RUAWorks A Side) Al Sarooj Construction LLC

MohdAl Ameen Mosque-External Work Package Al Turki Enterprises

Regional Head Quarters at Ibri amp Rustaq Al Turki Enterprises

Proposed Officers Bedsit Masirah Alyam Enterprises LLC

Accomodation Complex (Kitchen amp Dining)Bid

Bid Police station Building-1 Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Officers Bed sit Sumail Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Multi - Purpose Hall Bahla Al Hamra Mudhaibi Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

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amp Al Khamil

Innovation Park Muscat Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Al Hail Green Residential Developments Phase - 1 Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

3 X 20 MUA Primary Sub Station Ghala Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

Construction of New HLD Class room PDO Bahwan Engineering Company

Mixed use development at Bausher Carillion Alawi LLC

Roual Opera House Carillion Alawi LLC

Al Khairan Hotel Resort amp Spa Carillion Alawi LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

Majlis Oman Carillion Alawi LLC

Construction of Muscat Airport Interchange on 18th

Nov Street

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Construction of Underpass at Bait Al Barka

RA(CUB Project)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Design amp Construction of Al Mahaj RA Interchange

and related drainage amp Road works

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Dualization of Farq Roundabout - Marfarsquoa Daris

Road

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Grade Separated Junction Project stage 1 Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

3rd laning of the Main Road from Al Mawaleh

Interchange to Bait Al Barka RA-Lot(1)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

MEDC - Head Office building Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Jabal Al- AKhadar Resort Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Proposed Villa at Royal Flight Residential Complex

at Seeb Dawood Contracting Company LLC

3rd Laning of the M Road from Al Mawaleh

Intrsquochange to Bait Al Barka RA(Lot-2) Desert Line project LLC

Dualization of Nizwa Ibri Road Sec-2 from Jabrin to

Ibri Option 2 Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Asphalt Road from Al Haisha in

Wilayat Bahla to Hamra Al Duru in Wilayat IBRI Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Water Supply to Wilayat Wadi Bani

Khalid Desert Line project LLC

Additional amp Alteration works at Al falaji Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Armoury Magazine at ROP Academy Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Construction of Pump Shed Room and Reatin Wall Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Fanja Sports Club Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

HQ for Ammunition stores at MAM Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Immigration Complex at Nizwa Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

New building for CDC Department at Rustaq

Hospital complex Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

VIF Complex at Mudhaibi Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Design amp Construction of Additional Interchanges

for Al Mubaila South Federic Stirling Batco LLC

13233KV Substation amp Associated OHL Ghala

amp AL Khamil Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

NHC Royal Hospital Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Inflight Catering Facilities Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Design amp Construction of Al-Faroosiya Street

Interchange Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Border Post complex at Rub Al Khali Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgradation of IzkiMuthaibiRustaq Grid station Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Accident and Emergency + Burns Department

at Khoula Hospital Phase -8 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Thumrait Road(IZZ-Adam

Section) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Ibri RoadSec2 from Jabrin

to Ibri ndash 1 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Ras Al Hadd Airport Development Project Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Safah and Wadi Latham Oilfield Services

Construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgrade of Mukhaizna Airfield ndash New Runway

construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Construction of Water Distribution network

Rustaq Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Darsait STP Project Galfar-Cadagua JV

Barrack Accomodation Suwaiq Gulf International Contracting LLC

Al Hamriya storm water drainage channel Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Annexe Building for Supreme Council for Planing Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Oman National Centre for treatment of

Haematological Disorder amp Bone Marrow Transplant

Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Construction of Jr Rate Accomodation Block

Wudam Iskan Contracting Company LLC

8 JOQ at MAM Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Military Technical College District Cooling System Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Al Amerat Waste Water Project Contract A 2 JV Arab Contractors amp WUEC

Darsait Al Wadi Al Kabir Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

MGI Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Al Athaibah Interchange Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Construction of 13233kv Grid Station at Amrat

Construction of 132kv Grid Station at Mabella - 2

and Installation of Required 132kv Overhead

Line132kv Cables in Muscat Governorate (Tender

No 1432012)

Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

6 Class Rooms to Zainab Al Asadiya School at Al

Amerat Mansoor Al Masroory

Proposed 14 classroom - Girls basic education

School at QalhatSur Mansoor Al Masroory

Accomodation at Adam Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Wudam Naval Base Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Construction of 3311KV Primary Sub Station at

Saraya Bandar Jissah

Oman National Engineering amp Investment

Co(SOAG)

Bait Al Barka Viewing Platform amp Sea wall Oman Shapoorji Construction Co LLC

Construction of Medium Wave Radio Transmission

Station in Barkabahla amp Buraimi Premier International Project LLC

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Al Batinah Coastal Housing Project

barkaMusanna amp Suwaiq Radic Construction Company LLC

Commercial amp Residential Building at Mumtaz area Shaksy Engineering Services LLC

Dualization of Ibri ndash Al Dariz-Miskin Road Strabag Oman LLC

Re-Build of Air strip existing at Rusail amp Sayq Strabag Oman LLC

Wadi Minqal amp Wadi Bani Jaber Asphalt Road

Section - 1 Strabag Oman LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section -

1Package 1 - B STFA-HLG JV

Civil Work Services for Safah (B-09) Wadi Latham

(B-27) Fields Special Technical Services

Gas Processing Plant at Abu Tubul Block 60 Special Technical Services

EPC of RAH Substation STS Tebodin LLC

Treated Effluent Supply to Al Riyam amp Kalbou

Parks Teejan Trading amp Contracting

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

MC 4a ndash Civil Aviation Head Quarters Towell Construction amp Company LLC

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

Expansion of Distrib Network Seeb Wilyat ndash Seeb Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Water Distribution Network for Wilyat -AL Qabil amp

Ibra Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Construction of Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Expressway Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

BP Oman - Khazzan Project Al EZ TradingTransport amp Contracting CoLLC

Kempinski HotelThe Wave Muscat Carillion Alawi LLC

Upgrading of Sinaw-Mahout Road Section-02 Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway (Halban Junction) Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway-Package-2 Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC)

Major Site laboratories

Project Contractor

Head Quarter Building for PDO at MAF Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport ndash

Supply of dredged material

Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Expeditionary Tent Beddown Area at Masirah Island

Cosmopolitan ndash EMTA Joint Venture

BP ndash Pipeline Installation amp Site Construction Galfar Engineering

Rehabilitation Works (Roads Bridges) at Quriyat Federcei Stirling Batco

Health Centre at Saham Al Badi Trading amp Construction

Sohar Bulk Jetty Oman Operation Saipem ndash Afcons Joint Venture

PDO ndash SNDC Project at Qurn Alam

Al Hassan Engineering

2nd Asian Beach Game 2010 at Wudam Carillion Alawi LLC

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Health Centre at Rahab

Al Dahleez International LLC

Sohar Bulk Jetty Project

Saipem- Afcons Joint Venture

Court Complex at Rustaq

Carillion Alawi LLC

PDO Bahja ndash Plot Development

Sayouh Mahwees Trd amp Cont Co LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid Sur Road Astaldi ndash Ozkar JV and STFA-HLG JV

ROP ndash Sidab Harbour Project Carillion Alawi LLC

Salalah International Airport LampT Galfar Contortion

Construction of Al Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Express way Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 5 FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

Air traffic control at Masira Darim Construction company LLC

Transfer station at Fanza Malik Sohar

STF Complex -Suwaiq Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Ras Al Hamra Development Project (RAH - 435) Al Turki Enterprises LLC

Zulia Power plant (PDO) Al Hassan Engineering LLC

SNCP Qurnalam Al Hassan Engineering LLC

RAH International School Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A

Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Halban prade ground project (SSF) Trading amp Investment LLC

Jabel Akhthar Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

SUR IPP Douglas OHI

MC-5 Salalah International Airport L amp T India and L amp T Oman

MC-5 Salalah International Airport Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Shadeed Iron amp Steel L amp T Oman

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Health Centre Ibri Master Bin Karam

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

Trasnsfer Station SUR Mallak Sohar

Dualization of Mahdha-AL Rawdha Road

Buraimi

Premier International

Duqm Port Road Strabag Oman LLC

Mall of Oman - Package - 2 SPCCC

Dualization of Adam - Thumrait Road Part - 2

(ATD Project)

CCC (Oman) LLC

Durability Test of Concrete such as Chloride Migration Test and Rapid Chloride Permeability Test

Field Compaction test is used to provide the basis for control the fill material compaction

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Rapid chloride penetration test for concrete to asses the chloride ion penetration

Durability Test of Concrete such as Water Penetration Test

Permeability Apparatus Constant amp Falling Head for Granular ampClaySilt

Transverse Strength of Kerb Stone

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Non Destructive Structural Investigation

Exposure of foundation for visual inspection and NDT

Cover meter surevy Test indicates position of reinforecemnt bars hardned concrete

Ultra sonic pulse velocity measurement to assess the uniformity of concrete Detects internal flaws cracks and segregation etc

Rebound Hammer test to find the insitu concrete strength Surface hardness

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Direct Shear test to find the cohesion(C) and angle of internal friction(ɸ) in soil samples

Insitu concrete coring to determine the compressive strength

Marshall stability test for asphalt mixes

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

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Lonestar Alpha Labs undertake onshore amp offshore ground investigations for a wide variety of civil and

industrial construction infrastructure and pipeline projects We pride ourselves by adopting the same

professional approach to both large multi-disciplinary investigation projects as well as small simple structures

Our Investigation is supervised by highly qualified amp experienced geotechnical engineers and geologists

General Geotechnical Engineering Services

Design and planning of ground investigations

Settlement Monitoring

Foundation Designs and Proof Checking

Design of Reinforced Earth Structures

Design of Deep Foundations (Piles Well) amp Mat Foundations

Borehole drilling amp soil investigations (SPT)

Dynamic Cone Penetration Testing (DCPT)

Static Cone Penetration Test with pore-pressure measurement (CPTU)

Sample coring and analysis

Down hole and Cross Hole Seismic Tests

Trial pitting and trenching

Slope stability analysis amp studies

Pumping Tests and permeability Lugeon Tests

Double Ring Infiltrometer Tests

Plate bearing Tests and in-situ CBRs

Electrical Resistively Test

Thermal Resistivity Test

Resistively Profiling amp Resistivity Mapping

Groundwater Monitoring Sampling and Analysis

Preparation of factual and interpretative reporting

Soil Investigations

Soil Geotechnical investigations are performed by geotechnical engineers to obtain information on the physical

and mechanical properties of soil and rock around a site to design earthworks and foundations for proposed

structures and for repair of distress to earthworks and structures caused by subsurface conditions A geotechnical

investigation includes surface exploration and subsurface exploration of a site Our rigs are cable to drill vertical

holes down to 400m and inclined holes down to 200m below existing ground level

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Soil sampling using variety of samplers to collect disturbed samples relatively undisturbed samples and

undisturbed samples Samplers such as Hand Shovel Machine driven auger continuous flight auger Split-

Spoon SPT sampler Shelby Tube Sampler Piston Sampler

Laboratory tests

A wide variety of laboratory tests performed on soils and rocks to measure different properties

Although detailed list of laboratory testing is presented in Civil section some of the typical tests involved in the

investigation are given below

Water Content

Particle size Analysis Grain Size Distribution

Sedimentation Hydrometer analysis

Atterberg limits

California Bearing Ratio (CBR)

Direct Shear Test

Oedometer Test (Consolidation)

Swelling Pressure Test

Tri-axial Test

Unconfined Compressive Strength

Chemical Analysis of Soil and Water

In-Situ geotechnical tests

Standard Penetration Test (SPT) - in-situ standard penetration test designed to provide information on the

properties of soil while also collecting a disturbed soil sample for grain-size analysis and soil classification

Dynamic Cone Penetration Test (DCPT) - in-situ dynamic cone penetration test designed to provide

information on the properties of sub soil of natural ground or for pavement DCPT is useful to determine the in-

situ CBR and subgrade modulus

Cone Penetration Test (CPT) ndash standard Cone Penetration Test is performed using an instrumented probe

with a conical tip pushed into the soil hydraulically at a constant rate CPT instrument records tip resistance

friction resistance along the sleeve and pore-pressure measurement For bigger sites usually the CPTs are

performed in combination with drilling of boreholes to correlate so that the investigation is economical and

appropriate CPT data interpretation is used for correlation of soil properties and also to determine Soil Bearing

Capacity (SBC)

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Constant head Falling head permeability tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability)

of different types of soil is the most important step in designing any groundwater control system The knowledge

of this property is much useful in solving problems involving yield of water bearing strata seepage through

earthen dams stability of earthen dams and embankments of canal bank affected by seepage settlement etc The

falling head method of determining permeability is used for soil with low discharge where as the constant head

permeability test is used for coarse-grained soils with a reasonable discharge in a given time For very fine-

grained soil capillarity permeability test is recommended

Lugeon Test or Packer Tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability) of different types of

rocks is a key step in designing any groundwater control system in a rock We do perform Packer Permeability

Tests in Rocks

Groundwater Monitoring

Our geotechnical field staffs are well trained for installing Piezometers and groundwater monitoring Piezometers

are two types viz Type-1 is Standpipe Piezometer and Type-2 is Vibrating-Wire Piezometers Standpipe

piezometer facilitates Groundwater levels measurement using dip meter or water level indicators while VW

piezometers are useful for monitoring Pore-Water pressures continuously using special devices attached to data

loggers

Groundwater Samples can be collected for analysis in the chemical and microbiological lab Routine drinking

water analysis trace metals and organic parameters can be tested and evaluated

Slope Stability Studies

The field of slope stability encompasses the analysis of static and dynamic stability of slopes of earth and rock-fill

dams slopes of other types of embankments excavated slopes and natural slopes in soil and soft rock Lonestar

Alpha can provide slope stability investigation analysis (including modelling) and design mitigation which can

be completed by our well trained and qualified geologists and geotechnical engineers

Settlement Monitoring

Settlement Monitoring surveys is performed to determine the degree of horizontal and vertical displacement of

structures pavements and embankments over a defined period Severe pavement damage and structural failure

can be a direct result of settlement and therefore it is critical that movement be detected and measured Our Senior

Engineering Surveyors and Geotechnical Engineers are available to assist you with the development and

implementation of a monitoring system to suit individual requirements

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Other Geotechnical Field Tests

Plate Load Tests

In-Situ CBR Tests

Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Soil Thermal Resistivity Tests

Pile Integrity Tests

Infiltration Rate Tests using Double Ring Infiltrometer

Geotechnical Field Tests

Geophysical seismic tests are useful to determine dynamic soil rock properties which will be used in

design of machine and any other vibrating equipment foundations

Two typical seismic tests performed as part of the geotechnical investigations are

Downhole seismic test and

Crosshole seismic test

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LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL TESTS

LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING EQUIPMENTS

Drilling Rigs Desco Inc 2No SP4500S amp 3No

SP3500S (crawler)

Split-Spoon Sampler

Drilling Rig Ellettari EK100S amp EK 200S (crawler) Piston Type Samples

Drilling Rigs Truck Mounted Vibrating Wire Piezometers Devices amp Loggers

Drilling Rods Tricone Bits

Standard SPT sets and rods Tungsten Carbide Drilling Bits (96mm amp 101mm amp

above)

Single Double amp Triple Tube Core Barrels ndash

Conventional amp Wireline system

Diamond Bits Surface amp Impregnated (96mm amp

101mm amp above) ndash Conventional amp Wireline system

Shelby Tubes Automatic Water level Meter

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Test equipment (DCPT) Bailers for Groundwater Sampling

Down-The-Hole Hammer (DTH Hammer) Packer Test Apparatus

Surveying Equipments (Auto Levels Total Station

GPS and Accessories)

Variable Geotechnical Softwares (gINT etc)

Thermal Resistivity Test Apparatus (KD2 Pro) Electrical Resistivity Test Apparatus (Nillson)

SUBSURFACE SOIL ROCK GROUNDWATER

Soil Investigation Drilling in Soils and Rocks

Bearing Capacity amp Settlement Analysis Slope Stability Analysis

Trial Pits Standard Penetration Test - SPT

Permeability in Soil (Falling Constant Head) Dynamic Cone Penetration Test - DCPT

Permeability in Rock (Lugeon Packer Test) Infiltration Rate Tests

Groundwater Monitoring and Sampling Installation of Inclinometers amp Pressure Meters

In-situ CBR Tests Installation of Piezometers

Soil Swelling Tests Plate Load Tests

Vane Shear Tests Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Down Hole Seismic Tests Cross Hole Seismic Tests

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KEY STAFF AT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

J Pavan Kumar Sr Geotechnical Engineer MTech - Geotechnical 8

Tauseef anwar Geologist MSc Geology 5

Bahrudeen assain

Mohammed Geologist MSc Geology 5

Anjali Geologist BSc in Geology 8

Imran Ishaq Engineering asst Dip Civil 5

Mohammed Al-Ansari Logistics and Supervisor High School 10

Ameen Khalfan Field Coordinator High School 8

Abdullah Field Coordinator High School 5

Rit Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 15

Purna Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 16

Rajan Basnet Drilling Operator High School 10

Subarna Paija Drilling Operator High School 11

Lil Bahadur Sr Mechanic High School 11

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RECENT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Client Consultant No of Boreholes

Oman National Railway

Project Segments 2 amp 6

Italferr SpA MOTC 65 BH 80 TP amp

Piezometers

Bunker Terminal at Duqm Oman Oil Marketing Co

(OOMC)

Worley Parsons Oman

Engineering (WPOE)

10 BH amp MASW

survey

Mahdah ndash Rawdah Road

Dualization project

Premier International Mott McDonald 22 BH 15 TP amp

Slope stability

Yibal-Khuff FEED project Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

95 BH 45 TP amp 11

Downhole seismic

Well pad stability

investigations at Fahud

Mabrouk Khulud West D

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

18 BH

Batinah Expressway Pkg 3 Simplex Infrastructure Parsons International

MOTC

79 BH

Adam ndash Thumrait

Dualization Project

Parsons International MOTC 150 BH 365 TP

Lime Calcination project at

Salalah

Carmeuse Inc - 15 BH 10 TP amp

Diagraphy drilling

Duqm Area A B amp C Sultan Qaboos University

(SQU)

SEZAD 65 BH amp 20 TP

Various Substation projects

in all Governorates

Dawood Engineering

Consultancy

Mezoon Electricity 50 BH 25 TP 50

ERTs

Chromite Quarry Drilling Arabian Gulf Trading - 7 BH

Transmission line at Taqah Rukun Al Yaqeen Int Mott McDonald 50 BH amp 61 TP

Izz ndash Adam Road

Dualization Project

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

25 BH amp 8 TPs

Bid bid ndash Sur Road

Dualization Project

Astaldi ndash Ozkar Joint

Venture

Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

89 BH 8 TPs

Piezometers

Water Distribution Network

at Al Amerat

Taeyoung ndash Hasan Juma

Baker JV

Sogreah Consultants 25 BH 130 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Taxiway and Airlift Ramp

at Al Musannah Airbase

American International

Contractors Inc

- 34 BH amp 62 TP

Water Distribution Network

at Al Khoud

Towell Infrastructure

Projects Co LLC

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

11 BH 7 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Interchanges btn Airport amp

Muscat Expressway

Soares Da Costa ndash Oman

United Engg Services JV

Parsons International 15 BHs amp 10 TP

Oman Botanic Garden Diwan Royal Court Alatec (Spain) 75 BH

Qurayiat-Al-Amerat Road Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

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Tunnel

Al-Haffa District

Development Infrastructure

Dohfar Municipality Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

11 BH

Piezometers

Salam Resort amp Spa in Yiti

Muscat

Sama Dubai Halcrow International 58 BH

amp Piezometers

Al-Ansab STP Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Khatib AlAmi 6 BH

Limestone Quarry for

Doqoum Dry Dock

Daewoo Co Daewoo Co 6 BH

Barka Water Reservoir

Expansion Works

Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Mott Mac Donald 12 BH

Soil Resistivity

Information Centers at

Nizwa amp Ibri

Ministry of Higher

Education

Development Services amp

Maintenance

6 BH

Irrigation System Plan for

Dhofar Municipality

Dhofar Municipality Consulting Engineering

Services

7 BH

Infiltration Tests

Cyclone Damage

Rehabilitation Works in Ras

Al-Hadd

CCC Parsons International Investigation for

Ground

Improvement

Soil Resistivity OMIFCO - Soil Resistivity

Seeb Cornice Road

Improvement Bridges

Muscat Municipality Atkins 7 BH

Dualization FarqNizwa to

Marfaa Daris Road

Ministry of Transport and

Communication

Parsons International 18 BH

Dualization of Al Kharjiah

Street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

Bidbid Sur Road Sec-1 MOTC Dar Al Handasah 31 BH Piezometers

120TPs

Flood Protection Dams-

Liwa and Shinaz Area

Ministry of water

resources and regional

municipalities

Renardet amp Fitchner 29 BH 40 TPs

Housing at Hail Al Ghaf

Quriyat

Muscat Municipality - 10 BH amp 10 TPs

132kV OHL from Harweel

to Thumrait

Petroleum Development

Oman

Worley Parsons 11 BH 11TPs amp ERT

132kV OHL from Dank to

Al Hail

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

43 BH 20 TPs amp

ERT

132kV OHL from Al Wasit

to Buraimi Grid Ss

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

27 BH 11TPrsquos amp

ERT

Al Athaiba Junction

Improvements

Muscat Municipality Parsons Intl Co 12 BH 7 TP Asphalt

Coring

Third Laneing from Bait Al Muscat Municipality Parsons International 35 BH 34 TP

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Barka to Mabelah Asphalt Coring

Design and construction of

Dualization of Al Murtaffa

street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 26 BH 15 TP

Asphalt Coring

Proposed Tower

Constructions in OMAN

Ministry of Broadcasting Rohde amp Schwarz 16BH

EPC of power plant Daleel

Facility

L amp T Electromech Mott Mac Donald 7 BH 10TP ERT

Royal Suite at Haima and

Emergency block

Dewan of Royal Court Tebodin amp Partners LLC 4BH 4TP

Navigation Aids System

Muscat International

Airport and Salalah Airport

Thales Deutschland

Germany

Thales Deutschland

Germany

6BH 5ERT

Upgrade of DPS amp B-Block

facility Daleel oil Fields

Daleel Petroleum Attila Dogan 4BH 2ERT

13233kV Grid Station at

Quriyat

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 4BH TPs

132kV OHL from Quriyat

to Jahloot

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 60BH 60TPs 60ERT

Supreme Court at Al

Ghubra Guest House

Royal Court Affairs

Royal Estates The Palace

Consulting Engineering

Services LLC

12BH TPs

GEOTECH DRILLING RIGS

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DESCO SP4500S Rigs DESCO SP3500S Rigs

Site Work Photographs

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash AREA A B amp C at Duqm

Client SEZAD Consultant SQU

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Yibal Khuff Project at Yibal

Client Galfar Engg amp Cont Consultant PDO

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Inclined Coring at Chromite Mine near Sumail

Client Arabian Gulf Trading

GEOTEC

HNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Oman National Railway Project

Segments 2 amp 6

Client MOTC Consultant Italferr SpA

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR

BARKA WATER RESERVOIR EXPANSION

Client Galfar Consultant Mott Mac Donald

SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATION BIDBID-SUR ROAD

SECTION 1

Client MOTC Consultant Dar Al Handasah Shair amp Partners

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR SEEB-CORNICHE ROAD

IMPROVEMENT BRIDGE 6 MUSCAT

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Atkins

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR 132KV OHL FROM DANK

TO AL HAIL amp 132KV OHL FROM SIBETHA TO BURAIMI

Client CivilCo Consultant Mott Mac Donald Energoprojekt

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR FLOOD PROTECTION DAMS

SHINAZ AREA ndash HATTA-A HATTA-B FAYDH amp BIDAH

Client MRMWR Consultant Fitchner amp Renardet

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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FLYOVER WIDENING AND JUNCTION IMPROVEMENTS AT AL ATHAIBA INTERCHANGE

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THIRD LANING OF MAIN ROAD FROM AL MAWELAH INTERCHANGE TO BAIT AL BARKHA RA

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

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SURVEYING WITH TOTAL STATION EQUIPMENT FOR

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PURPOSES

ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY TEST

RESISTIVITY MAPPING amp RESISTIVITY PROFILING

PIEZOMETER INSTALLATION INCLINED DRILLING WITH PACKER TEST

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL amp

MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTING

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Lonestar Alpha Lab provides a full range of chemical environmental and microbiological analytical services to

industrial engineeringconsulting and government clients throughout the Sultanate of Oman Lonestar Alpha

analytical expertise includes organic and inorganic analyses of water soil air food and many other matrices The

lab production capability capacity and advancement of instrumentation ensure the reliability and performance

needed to successfully deliver major analytical projects Instruments are dedicated to specific matrices and

analyses to prevent cross contamination Our reports are fully supported by QAQC deliverables designed to meet

the requirements of the regulatory program for which the data will be utilized Our reports are designed for ease-

of-results interpretation as well as efficient validation of the support data

TESTING DIFFERENT MATRICES

DomesticFormationGroundReclamation Water

Desalination Water amp Marine Samples

Marine Life

Plant Tissue

Reverse Osmosis

Soils amp Sediments

Food Products

Metal Samples

Concrete Products

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WaterWastewater Metallic Constituents

WaterWastewater Organic Constituents

Water Cations amp Anions

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

Stack amp Process Emission Monitoring

Indoor Air Quality

Contamination Pollution Studies Environmental Chemistry organics inorganics metals

Analytical chemistry using AAS XRF OES IRC and wet chemistry

Noise amp Vibration Monitoring

Microbiological Analysis

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AMBIENT AIR amp STACK EMISSION MONITORING

CO amp CO2

Hydrogen Sulfide

Hydrocarbons

Metal Particulates

NOx SOx

Oxygen

Volatile Organic Compounds

Dioxin amp Furion

MICROBIOLOGICAL AIR QUALITY MONITORING

Bacteria(CFUm3

Moulds (CFUm3)

Identification of Microorganisms up to Species level

INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ)

Lonestar Alpha leads the way in Indoor Air Quality Services with our dedicated team of field staff and the latest

equipment We are equipped to investigate chemical and biological exposure situations

IAQ Air Monitoring Services

VOCs and SVOCs

Fungal Mold Indentification Quantification

Total Respirable Particulates

Toxic Vapors

Sick Building Syndrome

Bacterial Indentification Quantification

Typical IAQ Surveys

IAQ profile for preliminary building study

Baseline IAQ monitoring

Mold Fungal contamination monitoring using spore trap sampling devices

Compliance monitoring for municipal amp Government enviromental agencies

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HSE monitoring for critical response of environmental hazards

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE (IH)

Lonestar Alpha is capable of providing a wide variety of Industrial Hygiene Service

using state of the art equipment and depth of experience with IH procedures

NoiseDosimetry TLV+8Hr TWA

Particulates (Total PM 10 PM 50 PM 25)

Combustible Gases (Total Hydrocarbons)

VOCs and SVOCs

Total and Respirable Fibers

Metals and Inorganics

Typical Industrial Hygiene Monitoring

HSE monitoring for corporate or client requirec field data collection

Compliance monitoring for Municipal or Governmental agency requirements

Background monitoring for comparative Environmental studies

HYGIENE AUDITING AND INSPECTIONS

Hygiene Auditing

Hygiene Inspections and Hygiene recommendations

Assisting in ISOHACCP Certifications

Microbiological Sampling and Analysis of Food and Water

Swab sampling and Air Monitoring

Hotel and Industrial HAACP and Hygiene System Implementation

Assisting in Laboratory setup and Accreditations Response monitoring for safety analysis and quality assurance audits

OIL ANALYSIS

Lube Oil

Transformer Oil

Compressor Oil

Diesel

Heavy fuel

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY amp ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WATER EFFLUENT SEAWATER SOIL SEDIMENT ANALYSIS

Acidity Sulfide Selenium

Alkalinity TDS Silicon

Ammonia Temperature Silver

Bicarbonate Total Hardness Sodium

BOD Total Nitrogen Strontium

Boron Total Organic Carbon Thallium

Chlorite chlorate Potassium

Bromate TSS Tin

Carbonate Turbidity Titanium

Chlorides Aluminum Vanadium

COD Antimony Zink

Color Arsenic Aromatic Volatile Orgabicx (BTEX)

Conductivity Barium Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

Cyanides Beryllium Crude amp Refined Product Fingerprinting

Dissolved Oxygen Cadmium Extractible Organic Halides

Fluoride Calcium Haloacetic Acids

Free Chlorine Chromium Halogenated Volatile Organics

Magnesium Hardness Cobalt Herbicides amp Pesticides

Nitrates Copper Nitroaromatic amp Cyclic Ketones

Nitrites Hexavalent Chromium Organic and Volatile Acids

Oil amp Grease Iron PCBrsquos

Organic Nitrogen Lead Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)

pH Lithium Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Phenols Magnesium Total Organic Halides

Phosphates Mercury Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)

Phosphorus Molybdenum Trihalomethanes

Residual Chlorine Nickel Volatile Organic Compounds

Salinity Niobium Pthalate Esters

Sodium Absorption Ratio

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FOOD CHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL TEST

Fish and Value added fish products vegetable oils Ketchups Mayonnaise Vinegar Cooked sea

food Cooked Non sea foods Canned foods Vegetables Snacks Ghee Cheese Honey Sweats etc

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

GIDELINES - OMAN STANDARDGULF STANDARDOther International Standards

TEST METHODS- AOACASTAAOCSISOSASOASTMBS

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Protein Cholesterol

Fat content Phosphorous

Vitamins Sodium

Moisture Potassium

Ash Calcium

Dietary Fibre Lead

Sugar Cadmium

Starch Mercury

Saturated Fat Iron

Unsaturated Fat Magnesium

Arsenic Aflatoxins

Moisture content Histamine

Volatile protein Irradiation

Pesticides Sudan Dyes

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

TEST METHODS ndash USFDA BAMAOACCCFRACMMEFISO

GUIDELINES ndash OMANI STANDARDGSOPHLS

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Aerobic Plate Count Listeria monocytogens

Lactobacillus acidophilus Shelf Life Analysis

Escherichia coli Enterobacteriaceae

Escherichia coli O157 H7 Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Fecal Coliforms Shigella

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Total Coliforms Listeria spp

Staphylococcus aureus Clostridium perfringens

Salmonella Yeast and Mould

Vibrio cholera Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Anaerobic plate count Campylobacter

Histamine Bacillus cereus

Aflatoxin

CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalis

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulphate content of soil

Water soluble Sulphate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulphate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

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ORE ANALYSIS

Dolomite Ore Iron Ore

Copper Ore Nickel Ore

Chromium Ore Limestone Ore

Manganese Ore Gypsum

Dunite Quartz

STEEL CHEMISTRY

Alloys Brass amp Bronze

Aluminum Alloys Chemical Composition of Steel

ASTM A 262 (Various) Diffused Hydrogen Test

ASTM G 48 (Variou) Purity of Metals

ASTM G 6667 Nickel Alloys

OIL ANALYSIS

Appearance Flash Point Specific Gravity

Ash Content Water content Insoluble pentane

Carbon Conradson Residue Wear Metals Total Acid Number

Kinematic Viscosity Break Down voltage Total Base Number

Dissipation factor Oil Content Viscosity Index

Color Pour Point Flash Point

Copper Corrosion BS amp W Density

Neutralization number Resistivity Interfacial tension

Dissolve gas Sediment Sulphur content

Cloud point Distillation PCB

Oxidation test Gassing

AMBIENT AIR STACK MONITORING

Carbon Dioxide RPM (PM 10 5 25)

Carbon Monoxide Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Chlorine Content SO2

Hydrogen Sulfide Total Acid Concentration

Lower Explosion Limit Total Hydrocarbon

Oxides of Nitrogen Total Particulate Concentration

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Oxygen Volatile Organic Compounds

Ozone Dioxin amp Furion

INDOOR AIR QUALITY ndash IAQ INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE - IH

Asbestos Bulk Sample Analysis Total amp Respirable Fibers

Asbestos Fiber Concentration in Air Total amp Respirable Particulates

Bacterial amp Microbial Identification Total Plate Count

FungalMould Identification Toxic Vapors

Metals VOC amp SVOC

Noise Monitoring Dosimetry TWA Yeast amp Mould Identification

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF WATER

Test Method ndash BS ENISOAPHAAWWACMMEF CCFRA

GUIDELINES ndash Omani standardGSOWHODubai Municipality

WATER WASTE WATERINDUSTRIES WATER SOIL

Heterotrophic plate count

Total Coliforms

Escherichia coli

EnterococciFecal streptococci

Pseudomonas aeroginosa Staphylococcus aureus

Legionella spp Nematodes

Sulphate Reducing Bacteria Yeast amp Mould

Salmonella Microscopic observations and interpretations

Vibrio cholera Standard Plate count at 22 o C

Fecal Coliform Clostridium perfringens

Legionella anisa

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 1

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 2-14

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MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF PERSONAL SWABSSURFACE SWABSEQUIPMENT

SWABS

Total coliforms

Fecal coliforms

Escherichia coli

Aerobic plate count

Staphylococcus aureus

Yeast and Mould

Salmonella spp

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

HairoilsHair creams Hair shampooBody lotion Chemical DepilinatorsTalcum PowderDeoderants

Toilette soapSkin cream etc As per GSOOS SASO USFDAAOAC Standards

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

Appearance Thermal Stability

Color Total Fat

Odor Lead

Homogenous Cadmium

Texture Nickel

Seperation Chromium

Skin Irritation Test Ethanol insoluble matter

Marking Water insoluble matter

Language Total free Alkali

Instructions for Use Chlorides calculated as NaCl

Warning phrases concerning the product (if any) Saponification Value

Chemical and Physical Tests Free Fatty Acid as Oliec Acid

Moisture Extraneous matter

pH Total Non Acqueos content

Sediment and suspended matter Peroxide value

Alchohol content Total Bacterial count

Formaldehyde Yeast and Mould

Essential oils Pseudomonas aeroginosa

Volatile matter Staphylococcus aureus

Non volatile alcohol matter

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL EQUIPMENTS

pH Meter Conductivity Meter pH Meters

Dissolved Oxygen Meter Turbidity Meter

Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

FAASGFAAS Hg Analyzer

EDXRF Analyzer ndash Philips MiniPal2

Muffle Air Furnace (1100˚C) Breakdown voltage

ICP- OES Colour apparatus for OIL

GC-MSGC centrifuge

IC Open cup ndashClosed cup Flash point

UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometer HACH TAN delta Resistivity meter

Dissolved gas Analyser ( TOGA) AAS

TAN Titrator Microscope

Copper corrosion Colony Counter

Karl fisher colometric Viscometer

Interfacial tensometer OES

Biological safety Cabinet UV apparatus

Shaker Water bath

Freezer Incubator

Chillier Autoclave

Micro pipetter Vortex

pipetter

Weighing Balance

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KEY STAFF AT CHEMICALMICROBIOLOGICAL LAB

MAJOR CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL CLIENTS

Client Client

HMR Consultants Dhofar Power Company

Geo-Resources Omani Euro Foods Industries

Al-Safa Environmental Consultancy Al-Hassan Engineering Company

Five Oceans Dawood Contracting Company

Fugro Middle East Natural Resources Consultants

Gulf Mining ICES

Muscat Chromite Sohar Steel LLC

Total Management Trading Construction Materials Industries

Emirates Trading Co Al-Shidhani Refreshments Enterprises

Oman Chromite Oman Aluminium Processing Industries LLC

Muscat Overseas Radisson Blu

National Arabian Gulf International Desalination amp Water Treatment

ASB Group Dhofar Beverages

Majan Mining Company OMASCO

Haya Oman Liquefied Natural Gas Company

Oman Polyproplene Swan Foods LLC

Oman Methanol Bahwan Engineering Co

NAME DESIGNATION EXPERIENCE

P Tejali Lab Manager 17 yrs

Asad Naqvi Chemical Lab Supervisor 17 yrs

OD Sebastian Senior Chemist 32 yrs

Vinu Mohan Senior Microbiologist 7 yrs

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Sohar Aluminum OMIFCO

Oman Refreshment Occidental Mukhaizna LLC

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissa Special Technical Services

ENATO Consolidated Contractors Company

Blue City Northern Minerals Company

Andam International Sweets of Oman

SUR Desalination (Bahwan Veolia Water) Lalbuksh Voltas Engineering Services

STFA Bahwan Veolia Water LLC

Larsen amp Turbo COWI-Larsen

GALFAR Khimji Permoglaze (Oman) LLC

AATCO United Chrome LLC

Interbeton amp Six Construct Oman Flour Mills Company

Douglas OHI Oman National Engineering amp Investment

VALE -Oman Petrogas

BP Oman Sohar aluminium

Siemens-Oman American Embassy

Tawoos Catering Wacasco Catering

MAF DALKIA Al Futtaim amp Sons

Enhance Khimji Ramdas LLC

Oman Oasis National Mineral water CO LLC

Areej Vegetablesamp Oil Derivatives National Pharmaceuticals

Towell Infrastructure Tulip Inn

The Chedi Grand Hyatt

Al Bustan Palace Muscat Holiday INN

Hotel Ibis Park Inn

Radisson Blu Mother Care

Tabreed Taghleef Indusries

NABIL Biscuits ATTCO

Worely parrsion AECOM

Honda Rotem Abensia

Global Gypsum Board Minvest

Global Engineering SteamTech

Mazoom Pharmacy Muscat Pharmacy

IBN- SINA Pharmacy Golden Jood Trading

Sun rise Global Beya Global Muscat

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MECHANICAL CORROSION AND METALLURGICAL TESTING

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Lonestar Alpha has the capability to cater to the physical metallurgical testing requirements of a wide range of

materials and products The testing capability and experience are recognized by reputed organizations like

PDO OXY BP OGC etc and third party inspection agencies Tests are generally carried out to international

standards set by ASTM BS ASME API AWS and others Lonestar Alpha offers quality service to

international standards accurate results and quick turnaround at reasonable cost

Lonestar Alpha Mechanical Metallurgical Corrosion Testing Capabilities Include

Tensile compression Test Vickers Hardness RockwellBrinell Hardness

Impact (Ambient temp to -196degC) BendFlatteningNick Break Test Elevated Temperature

tensile testing

Corrosion Test - ASTM

A262G48G28ASTM A 923

ASTM E 562 Ferrite measurement

by ferritscope Flexure

Proof Load Breaking Load Failure Load

Coating Thickness Coating Continuity Coating Adhesion

MacroMicro Examination Fillet Weld Break Nick Break

HIC SSCC test in accordance with

NACE standards Chemistry by OES

Failure Analysis and

Material Investigation

Chemical analysis of metallic materials of

Fe and Ni base alloys In situ Replica Metallography

Metallic sample collection at

site for chemical analysis

Strand wire testing for mechanical

properties Portable hardness testing Manhole Cover testing

Rubber testing Geo-textile testing HDPE testing

Materials frequently tested include

Metals and alloy products such as plates shapes bares pipes and fittings

Welding procedure qualification test coupons

Welding consumable qualification test coupons

Welder qualification test coupons

Welding procedure test coupons

Steel Bars Wires and Fabric for concrete reinforcement

Galvanized Steel products

Fasteners

Metal Castings

Cemented Carbide Products

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Lonestar Alpha Laboratories offers a wide range of metallurgical services to many diverse industries supported by

an experienced team of metallurgical engineers trained technicians and modern equipment The following

services are offered

o Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

o Replica and In-situ Metallography

o Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

o Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

o Failure Analysis and Investigation

o Other Services

Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

Scanning Electron Microscopy

Stereomicroscopy

Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis

Fractrography

Macrostructural Examination

Microstructural Examination

Microhardness Evaluation

Replica and In-situ Metallography

In-situ Replica Metallography

Replication of Fractures

Replication of Surface Features

Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

Lonestar Alpha is equipped to undertake corrosion testing and evaluation in accordance with NACE and ASTM

standards for qualification of materials used in corrosive environments which include sea water brine blackish

water and sour service The following tests are conducted

Resistance to Pitting and Crevice Corrosion

Susceptibility to Intergranular Corrosion Attack

Resistance to Sulfide Stress Cracking (SSC)

Resistance to Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC)

Examination of Scales and Corrosion Products

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Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

Periodic inspections serve to identify degradation processes at an early stage and thereby provide necessary

information for assessment of condition usability and remaining life Further the initiation of timely repair or

replacement actions substantially reduced or eliminates costly capital and downtime losses

Lonestar has the capability and experience to perform comprehensive inspections necessary for condition

usability and remaining life assessment of a wide range of materials and components used in structures plants and

operating equipment

Power plant and auxiliary boiler tubes headers and connectors

Turbine nozzles vanes combustor lines and casings

Oil and gas processing equipment and components

Equipment and components of marineoffshore structures

Drilling and downhole equipment and components

Engine Components

Failure Analysis and Investigation

Supported by its integrated analytical facilities and the diverse professional capabilities of its staff Lonestar has

for the last several years provided accurate and timely analyses and investigations into failures of components

Reports include comprehensive photographic documentation of observations discussions of findings conclusions

on the mechanism and root cause of failure

Other Services

Lonestar offer assistance in the following areas

Material selection for intended service

Preparation of material testing and inspection procedures

Study of failure mechanisms of complex systems

Troubleshooting

Research and development

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LIST OF METALLURGY TESTS

LIST OF METALLURGY LAB EQUIPMENTS Instron Universal Tensile Tester Lathe Machine

Satec Charpy Impact testing machine Charpy Broaching Machine

Forcipol Bend Testing machine Gas Cutting Gear

Olympus Metallurgical Microscope Carl Zeiss

microscope upto 1600X

Stereo Microscope

Metlabcorp Micro Polisher Digital Verniers

Automatic Polishing machine Digital Micrometers

Water Chiller Bath Coating thickness Meter

Optorama Shadowgraph Holiday detector

Digital thermometers Band Saw Machine

Vickers hardness tester Hack Saw Machine

Fischer Ferritscope Universal Milling Machine

STEEL REBARS EXOTIC MATERIAL

Tensile Tests Bend Tests

Elevated Temperature Tensiles Rebar Tensile Bend and Rebend

Proof Load test Fracture Test

Macro Preparation amp Examination Coating thickness test Holiday Detection Test

Peel Off Test Vickers Rockwell Hardness Survey

Charpy Impact Test Micro Examination with photograph

Ferrite Count (Point Count method) - count Ferrite Content (Magnetic Method) - spots

A262 Test Practice CE ASTM G48ASTM G28 tests

SSCC Test HIC Test

Chemical Analysis XRD EDXRF Analysis

SEMEDS Analysis Detailed Failure Investigation Material investigation

CTOD In-situ Replica Metallography

Strand Wire Tensile Test Manhole Cover Compression Test

Ring Stiffness Test GRE Rubber Plastic Geo-textile Tensile testing

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KEY STAFF AT METALLURGY LAB

Anil Vashishta Pratik Raval Sasikumar Isehaq Chezian

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Anil Vashishta Operations Manager

Metallurgical Head

BE Metallurgical

Engineering 24 years

Pratik Raval Test House Supervisor BE Mechanical

Engineering 10 years

KSasikumar Senior Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 14 years

GChezhian Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 06 years

Ishaq Al Harassi Senior Engineer BE Mechanical

Engineering 08 years

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BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

Website

wwwlonestaralphacom

General Email infolonestaralphacom

Branches

Muscat (Central Laboratory) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24501524 24505590

Fax +968 24503814

Email muscatlablonestaralphacom

Muscat (Chemistry Environmental) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24504206 24504924

Fax +968 24502635

Email chemlablonestaralphacom

Muscat (Micro-biology) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24504206 24504924

Fax +968 24502635

Email microlablonestaralphacom

Sohar PO Box 84 PC 327 Sohar Industrial Estate Sohar ndash Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 26751775 26751920 26751976

Fax +968 26751331

Email civilsoharlonestaralphacom

Duqm Tel +968 99278040 92303290

Fax +968 24503814

Email duqmlablonestaralphacom

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Salalah

Tel +968 2321 3390 +968 92038358

Fax +968 2321 3391

Email salalahlablonestaralphacom

Key Personals

Administration

Dawood Al-Harrasi

Chief Executive Officer

+968 91111411 dawoodalharrasilonestaralphacom

Saif Al-Harthi

Business Development Manager

+968 90122471 saifalharthylonestaralphacom

Santosh Elapanda

QHSE Manager

+968 99881224 santoshelapandalonestaralphacom

Moncy Thomas

Finance HR amp Admin Manager

+968 99221293 moncythomaslonestaralphacom

Operations

Anil Vashishta

Operations Manager Metallurgical Head

+968 99866907 anilvashishtalonestaralphacom

Civil Engineering Material Lab Hukam Chand

Civil Engineering Country Manager - Civil

+968 99445354 hukamchandlonestaralphacom

Naresh Paladugu

Civil Engineering Technical Manager - Civil

+968 99063458 nareshpaladugulonestaralphacom

Rakesh

Civil Engineering Lab Manager - Sohar Lab

+968 92869691 civilsoharlonestaralphacom

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FrancisMD

Civil Engineering Lab Manager ndash Salalah Lab

+968 92038358 Salalahlablonestaralphacom

Tomiyo

Civil Engineering Senior Lab Technician - Duqm Lab

+968 99278040 duqmlablonestaralphacom

Geotechnical Engineering Lab

J Pavan Kumar

Geotechnical Engineering Sr Geotechnical engineer

+968 99887852 ameerudeenlonestaralphacom

Chemical Microbiology amp Environmental Lab

P Tejali

Chemical Microbiology amp Environmental Engineering Lab Manager

+968 99887834 tejaliparsekarlonestaralphacom

Asad

Chemical amp Environmental Engineering Assistant Manager Chemistry

+968 99884612 asadnaqvilonestaralphacom

Vinu Mohan

Food amp Microbiology Testing

+968 99248181 vinumohanlonestaralphacom

Metallurgy Lab

Email metlablonestaralphacom

Anil Vashishta

Metallurgy Lab Manager Metallurgy

+968 99866907 anilvashishtalonestaralphacom

Pratik Raval

Metallurgy Lab Test House Supervisor

+968 99880633 pratikravallonestaralphacom

Sasi Kumar

Metallurgy Lab Senior Metallurgist

+968 99843415 sasikumarlonestaralphacom

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LOCATION MAPS

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

1 MUSCAT

2 Muscat ndash Chemistry Lab

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3 SOHAR

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4 DUQM

5 SALALAH

Registered with Directorate General for Specification amp measurements

Approved by PDO ISOIEC 170252005 Certified by SGS for ISO 9001

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HSE POLICY

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HSE POLICY

It is the policy of the Establishment that its operations are executed at all times in such a way to ensure the

health safety and welfare of the employees and other persons including customers subcontractors and

general public

The establishment accepts the responsibility for health safety and environment (HSE) and HSE matters are

considered in equal importance to other business Objectives To achieve our objectives Lonestar alpha

Laboratories maintains an integrated HSE management system

HSE OBJECTIVES

The establishment strive to maintain HSE standards through training encouraging interest and enthusiasm in

HSE and by developing personal responsibility for HSE

The establishment is committed to protect the environment and minimize the waste and emissions to the

environment

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories shall comply with the HSE legislations and regulations of the Sultanate of Oman

and our documented management system requirements

HSE policy will be communicated to all employees and other concerned parties and will be made available to

the public

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories will establish objectives and targets and will adopt a proactive approach to HSE

matters

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories is committed to review the effectiveness of the HSE policy and its objectives

periodically to ensure the compliance and continual improvement of its HSE performances

The Establishment shall provide all necessary resources to provide the safety of personnel and equipment as

per regulatory requirements

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QUALITY POLICY

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

QUALITY POLICY

It is the Policy of this Company to conduct its business in a good professional manner which

demonstrates technical competence and reliability while continuously improving and providing high

quality testing and cost-effective service for the laboratorys Customers For this purpose we have

established and implemented a formal quality system It is our goal that this commitment to quality will

result in complete customer satisfaction throughout our service This will be achieved by

Maintaining compliance to ISO 90012008 and ISO 170252005 and the technical requirements

Continual improvement in the effectiveness of the management system

Ensuring all staff familiarizes themselves with the content of the Quality Assurance Manual and

complies with the policies procedures and associated documentation and implement at all times

Providing a service built on a well established Quality Management System meeting the

requirements of both our clients and current regulations standards

Providing accurate and unbiased test results in accordance with the requirement of International or

National or Internal or Customer specified test method

Undertaking assignments only where it has the required competent staff and equipment which are

calibrated and maintained

Continuous improvement in key processes through involvement in applicable PTP Intra -

laboratory comparisons between analysts and inter laboratory programs

Building staff skills through training and providing career growth opportunities to all employees

Improving profitability of company in accordance with guidelines set by shareholders each year

Advising the customer where appropriate of potential problems detected as a result of tests or

investigation in a timely manner

QUALITY OBJECTIVES

Test Results shall be Accurate Quick and Reliable

Accept changes and continuously improve our services to meet Customer needs and expectations to enhance

the value to our Customers

Good Laboratory Practices shall be followed and maintain an environment for the protection of Personnel

Equipment and Customer properties

Continuous improvement and development of competence of personnel through awareness teamwork

education training communication and encouragement

Advanced methods and practices shall be adopted to enhance customer satisfaction

Management System is designed to meet the requirements of both Customers and RegulationsStandards

Achieve a total Customer Satisfaction

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COMPANY HIERARCHY

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES - ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

SCOPE OF TESTING

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SCOPE OF WORK

Type of Activity Scope of Tests

Civil Engineering

Construction Material

Mechanical Physical and Chemical Testing of Soil Aggregate Concrete

Cement Blocks Marble Tiles Water and other Construction Materials

Projects Quality Control

Establishment and Operation of Site Laboratories for Specific Projects

Evaluation and Assessment of Materials Quality for Projects Supervision of

Deep Foundation

Structural Evaluation

Non-destructive Diagnostics of Existing Civil structures amp Assessment for

Soundness Strength Deterioration amp Corrosion of Hardened Concrete in the

Existing RC Structures

Deep Foundation Testing

Testing Piles by Low Strain Integrity Testing

Geotechnical

Engineering

(Soil Investigations)

Field soil investigations for the purpose of assessing soil suitability for

building and civil constructions Engineering recommendations for the type

of foundation and bearing capacity Settlement analysis and monitoring

Slope stability analysis Soil and rock permeability tests Groundwater

analysis and monitoring

Highway amp Pavements

Visual inspection of the asphalt condition (defects assessment) Benkelman

Beam deflection measurements Extraction of cores in asphalt pavement

Saw cut asphalt slabs Dynamic Cone Penetration (DCP) measurements

Roughness measurements (IRI) by Roughometer CBR (lab amp In-situ)

Excavation of test pits Asphalt core laboratory analysis

Mechanical Corrosion and Metallurgical Engineering

Mechanical testing of metals welds and steel re-inforcement bars Chemical

analysis Procedure and Welder Qualifications Micro-structural evaluation

NACE Corrosion testing Failure Analysis In-situ Replica Metallography

Corrosion evaluation of SSDSS material Material Selection Manhole Cover

testing Testing of Non-metallics ndash Rubber HDPE GRP Geo-textile

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Chemical amp

Environmental

Engineering

Liquids amp Solids Sample analysis of liquids (domestic water groundwater seawater raw and

treated wastewater reverse osmosis marine discharge etc) and solids (soil

sludge sediment marine life plant tissue etc) Analysis of trace metals in

parts per billion in soil sludge and water Analysis of non-metallic inorganic

components Environmental analysis of organic constituents (BTEX PCB

PAH Phenols Volatile organic compounds Semi volatile organic

compounds etc) Analysis of Pesticides Dioxin amp Furan by using equipment

like GCGCMSFIDECD etc in accordance with International Standards

Metals amp Alloys Chemical composition of metals alloys corrosion products amp scales

Corrosion amp Scale Inhibitor Testing amp Evaluation Drilling Fluids Tests

Determination of different grade of Stainless Steel Carbon Steel Low Alloy

Steel Cast Iron brass Nickel Alloy Analysis of construction Rebar Zinc

Ingot Aluminium Cast Aluminium by using equipment ICPAAOESLECO

etc

Environmental

Monitoring

Effluent discharges amp drinking water compliances Ambient Air amp Stack

emission monitoring Industrial hygiene monitoring Commercial and

industrial indoor air quality Measurement of noise in dB in outdoor

workplace and from operating equipment Monitoring particulates in indoor

outdoor and workplace atmospheres Determination of Total Hydrocarbon

SO2 NO2 VOC Toxic Metals H2S Microbiological Toxic Metals Toxic

Gas and Total Suspended Matter in Internal Air Quality Monitoring

Moisture Velocity Flow NOX SO2 TPHCO2 CO Dioxin HF HCl and

Particulate in Stack Monitoring Ore Analysis Analysis of Nickel Iron Chromite Copper Dolomite Limestone and Gold

Silver Copper and other minerals using XRF ICP or by Wet Chemistry

Oil Analysis Physical and chemical analysis of crude and lube oils engine oil used engine

oil compressor oil hydraulic oil The analysis includes viscosity flash point

density cloud and pour point water content oil content salt colour total

acid number metals etc

TRANSFORMER OIL TESTING

Colour Acidity Water content Viscosity interfiscial Tension Break down

voltage complete gas analysis by TOGA GC Furan Particle size count and

PCBs in transformer analysis in accordance with ASTM BS ISO and

BSEN standard using standard equipment

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Food amp Microbiological Analysis

Microbiological analysis of food vegetables canned vegetables fish meat

meat products chicken sausage ketchup cooking oil mayonnaise cheese

chips cooked foods water and wastewater for CFU fecal coliforms fecal

streptococcus fungi nematods pseudomononas ligeonella etc in

accordance AOAC CMMEF ISO and CCFRA methods Cosmetics

Chemical and microbiological analysis of Hair Oil Vanishing Cream skin

Care lotion Soap Detergent and Hair cream as per the OMAN ministerial

requirement

Chemical analysis of Food

Protein Fiber moisture Toxic metals (lead cadmium Mercury selenium)

histamine Ash Content Fat content by standard method of chemical

analysis of food by David Pearson AOAC and ICP

Drinking water bottled and Unbottled

Chemical and microbiological Analysis of drinking water in accordance with

GULF standard Omani Standard WHO USEPA and international standard

including Bromate Bromide Chlorate Chlorite BTEX TRI Halo methane

VOC TPH metals and all other Carbonate Bi Carbonate and cations and

Anions using IC ICP GC amp GCMS

Paint

Solids Density SG Hg Pb VOC PCB drying time dry film thickness

wet film thickness adhesion strength etc in accordance with ASTM BS

BSEN DIN standard

Bitumen Penetration 25 Softening point Saybolt Furol Viscosity 25

Ductility 25 Water contents

CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIAL TESTING

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Our Civil Engineering Departments at Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah covers wide range of mechanical

physical and chemical testing of soil aggregate concrete concrete durability cement admixtures Microsilica

blocks asphalt bitumen tack coat prime coat marble tiles water and other Construction Materials The lab also

provides a laboratory testing support to our geotechnical Engineering Department

Covering Wide Areas of Oman

Observing the need to be close to the construction projects that spread all over Oman full ndashfledged civil

engineering material testing labs have been established by Lonestar Alpha to cover as many regions of Oman as

possible The presence of more local labs within each region should facilitate providing better services to our

clients and better control of work quality in such projects Our Civil Engineering laboratories are currently in

Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah In addition to these five labs Lonestar is capable of providing site labs for

major projects that require labs at their sites

Locations of Civil Engineering material testing labs that belongs to Lonestar Alpha in Oman

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Concrete Strength

The compressive strength of concrete is the most common performance measure used by the engineer in

designing buildings and other structures The compressive strength is measured by breaking cylindrical (or cube)

concrete specimens in a compression-testing machine Flexural strength is one of the tensile strength of concrete

Tensile strength along with elastic modulus and corrosion resistance is another important strength parameter of

engineering materials used in structures

Concrete Durability

While compressive strength is a good indicator of load resistance it isnt a major indicator of concrete durability

There is therefore a need for quick reliable tests for concrete durability that would have to go far beyond reliance

on such standard performance measures as 28-day compressive strength Three forms of water penetration tests

are commonly used namely BS EN 12390DIN 1048 Water Permeability BS 1881 Part 208 Initial Surface

Absorption (ISAT) and BS 1881 Part 122 Water Absorption There are two similar modified chloride diffusion

tests namely ASTM C1202 Chloride Penetration and AASHTO 277 Rapid Chloride Permeability Chloride

Migration Coefficient (NTB 492) is one of the latest test method recently we added in to our system

Soil Field Density (soil compaction)

Soil compaction is defined as the method of mechanically increasing the density of soil In construction this is a

significant part of the building process If performed improperly settlement of the soil could occur and result in

unnecessary maintenance costs or structure failure Almost all types of building sites and construction projects

utilize mechanical compaction techniques Therefore regular testing of soil compaction by independent

laboratories is extremely essential and important Sand Cone Test (ASTM D1556-07 and BS 1377-990) typical

field tests are performed for measuring degree of soil compaction)

Investigative Studies

It is often necessary to test concrete structures after the concrete has hardened to determine whether the structure

is suitable for its designed use The tests available for testing concrete range from the completely non-destructive

where there is no damage to the concrete through those where the concrete surface is slightly damaged to

partially destructive tests such as core tests where the surface has to be repaired after the test The range of

properties that can be assessed using non-destructive tests and partially destructive tests is quite large and includes

such fundamental parameters as density elastic modulus and strength as well as surface hardness and surface

absorption and reinforcement location size and distance from the surface

Deep Foundation Testing (Piles)

Confirmation of satisfactory construction of all pile types has lead to the development of practical inexpensive

and reliable dynamic testing techniques Let our lab be you independent pile testing specialist Low strain

integrity tests examine the response of a pile to a small hammer blow at the pile head The induced stress wave

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travels down the pile shaft and reflected waves from significant changes in pile shaft acoustic impedance are

registered by a transducer held against the pile head

Asphalt amp Bituminous Binder Testing New technologies increased construction liability and revised building standards have made quality asphalt

testing and inspection integral to the successful completion of todayrsquos construction projects Lonestar Alpha

provide asphalt testing services that evaluate asphalt binders asphalt mixtures and other derivatives of asphalt

geared for use in the construction industry

Site Laboratories amp Projects Quality Control

One of the problems which occur within the construction and civil engineering industry is the need to test

construction materials on site Lonestar Alpha has the full capacity to provide site laboratories for big projects

Experienced full-time supervisors lab technicians and assistant technicians will be devoted to run daily testing

activities of such site labs We can also furnish the labs with all necessary equipments and tools

LIST OF TESTS

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL TESTS

SOIL AGGREGATEROCK

Sampling of Soil samples Sampling of Aggregate samples

Wet Sieve Analysis Sieve Analysis

Hydrometer Analysis Sedimentation Clay Silt and Dust particles

Fines percentage Specific gravity Particle density

Classification of soils Water absorption

Liquid Limit amp Plastic Limit (Atterberg Limits) Bulk density (LooseRodded)

Plasticity Index Moisture content

Linear Shrinkage Clay lumps and Farible particles

Shrinkage limit by wax method Flakiness Index

Proctor compaction test (Light and Heavy) Elongation Index

CBR test (Soaked and unsoaked) Flat and Elongated particles

Specific gravity Particle density Shape Index

Moisture content Crushed broken fractured faces

Maximum and Minimum Index density Voided shell content

Bulk density Light weight particles

Direct Shear test (C and ɸ) Compaction fraction

1-D Odometer test (Consolidation properties

CvmvCc e0) Aggregate crushing value

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Swell Pressure test Aggregate Impact value

Free swell index Ten percent fines value

Permeability (Constant and Falling head method) Uncompacted void content

Unconfined compressive strength (UCS) Los angeles abrasion value

Sand Equivalent Value Drying and shrinkage

Electrical resistivity Sand equivalent value

Electrical conductivity Petrographic examination

Thermal resistivity Polished stone value

FIELD TESTS Coating and Stripping value

Plate Load test Soundness (Magnesium sulphate Sodium sulphate)

Insitu CBR test Alkali reactivity ndash Mortar bar method (3months

16days)

Dynamic Cone penetration Test (DCPT) Alkali reactivity ndash Rocky cylinder method

Compaction test by Sand replacement method Alkali reactivity ndash Chemical method

Rock fill compaction test by water fill method Organic Impurities

ROCK ASPHALT

Uniaxial Compressive Strength (UCS) Bitumen content and grading

Density Field Core thickness density and Compaction

Water absorption Asphalt coring - Insitu

Flexural strength Marshall stability amp Flow

Point load index Marshall density

Modulus of rupture Maximum theoretical density Gmm

Size amp Weight gradation - Insitu Loss of stability

Sodium sulphate crystallization CEMENT

Drop test - Insitu Fineness

Slake durability Initial and Final setting time

Saturation Coefficient and Porosity Normal consistency

CONCRETE Soundness by lechartlier method

Sampling of Fresh Concrete Compressive and flexural strength

Design mix Heat of hydration

Trial mix Complete chemical analysis

Fresh concrete temperature density amp Air

content Microsilica

Workability ndash Slump cone test Bleeding Density

Setting time of concrete Bulk density

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OTHER CIVIL TESTS

Rock Testing Rock Grading Breakage Index etc

Concrete Coring Drilling of concrete cores from existing structures

Destructive and Non Destructive Tests

Concrete structural evaluation by

Ultra sonic pulse velocity test

Rebound Hammer survey

Half cell potential analysis

Cover meter survey

Depth of carbonation

Bond Strength

Delamination survey

Crack mapping

Reinforcement examination

Corrosion rate measurement

Electrical resistivity in concrete

Compressive strength determination by drilling and testing core sample

Coating thickness

Pull off strength of concrete repair

Pile Tests Low Strain Integrity of Piles and witness of pile load test

Compressive strength of cubesCylindersCores Activity index

Tensile splitting strength Moisture content

Flexural Transverse strength Complete chemical analysis

Durability tests on concrete STEEL

Rapid Chloride Penetration Test (RCPT) Tensile and Elongation test

Initial Saturation Absorption Test (ISAT) Bend test

Water Permeability Rebend test

Water absorption Coating thickness

Chloride Migration test Holiday test

Modulus of elasticity Coating flexibility

Dimensions of Various Concrete BlocksTiles Complete chemical analysis

Water Absorption of Concrete Kerbs Channels

Edgings amp Flags ADMIXTURE

Dimension amp Compressive Strength Of Paving

Blocks Physical and Chemical test on admixtures

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CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalies

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi

carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulfate content of soil

Water soluble Sulfate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulfate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

Indepth carbonation of hardened concrete Indepth chloride penetration on hardened concrete

by dust sampling and analysis

LIST OF CIVIL EQUIPMENTS

General Equipments

Electronic Weighing balances of various capacities Standard calibration weights

Bouyancy balance system for specific gravity Desiccators

Digital Thermometers of various range Dial Thermometers of various range

Max Min Thermometers Wet amp Dry Thermometers

Pressure Gauges Digital Vernier Callipers

Hot Plates Vacuum Pumps

Air Compressor Sand Bath Water bath

Humidity Chamber Load Rings of different capacity

Dial indicators of various range Digital Dial Indicators

Feeler strips Straight Edges

Magnetic stands Cube Mould (150150150 mm)

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Riffle Boxes Drying Ovens

Soil Aggregate and Rock Testing Lab

BS amp ASTM Test Sieves Sieve Shakers

Cone Penetrometers for Liquid Limit Casagrande Apparatus for Liquid Limit

Shrinkage Limit Apparatus Hydrometer test apparatus

Direct Shear Test Appaatus BS ASTM Proctor Rammers

BS ASTM Proctor Moulds BSASTM CBR Moulds amp Appartus

Multi Speed Compression Machine 50 kN Field CBR Apparatus

ASTM Sand cone Apparatus BS large amp Small Pouring Cylinder

Plate bearing Test Apparatus Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP)

Nuclear Density Gauge Electric Resistivity Meter

Speedy Moisture Apparatus Bulk Density Containers

Flakiness amp Elongation Gauges Los Angeles Abrasion Machines

Sand Equivalent Test Sets Jaw Crusher

Rock cutting Saw Drying Shrinkage Apparatus

Point load Index Tester Slake Durability Apparatus

Aggregate Impact Value Apparatus Aggregate Crushing Ten percent Fines Value Apparatus

1-D odometer for consolidation Flow Cone

Max Min Index density equipment Soil Permeability apparatus

Concrete amp Cement Testing lab

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Compression

machines of Various Capacities

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Flexural Testing

machines of Various Capacities

Density containers for Fresh concrete Density Air content meters for Fresh concrete Air content

Concrete Mortar Penetrometers for Setting Time of

Fresh concrete

Concrete Mixers for Trial Mix

Cube Beam Cylinder Moulds Sulphur compound melting pot

Cylinder capping frame Rapid Chloride Penetration Test Apparatus

Half Cell Potential Test Apparatus Concrete Cover meter

Concrete Resistivity meter Rebound hammer

Pull-Off Strength Tester Ultrasonic pulse Velocity Tester

Concrete Flow Meter Specimen Cutting Machine

Core Drilling Machines Diamond Core Bits of different diameter

Micro-coring equipment Blaine Air permeability Apparatus

Fly ash fineness Apparatus Vicat Apparatus

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Ultrasonic Coating Cover Meter (DFT) Le Chatelier Apparatus for Cement Soundness

Calorimeter for heat of hydration Jolting Apparatus

Cement Mortar Mixer Initial Surface Absorption Apparatus

Compression amp Flexural Testing machine for Cement

Strength

Chloride Migration Coefficient Testing apparatus

Water Absorption of Concrete under pressure Mortar Consistency apparatus

Asphalt Testing laboratory

Bitumen Extractor Theoretical maximum Specific Gravity Apparatus

Marshall Compaction Stand amp Rammer Marshall Moulds

Marshall Stability amp Flow Testing machine Asphalt Coring machine

KEY STAFF AT CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Hukam Chand Country Manager Civil BA 36

Naresh Paladugu Technical Manager - Muscat MTech ndash GeoTechnical

Engineering (Civil) 11

Dijesh M D Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

SumeshC Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Srinivasa RaoP Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 10

Naveen Dhiman Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Rakesh M Branch Manager - Sohar BSc 16

Mohammed Al Futaisi Asst Manager BSc 8

Arun S Anand Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Seetharam VS Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Ajeesh Kumar Senior Lab Technician BSc 9

MD Francis Branch Manager - Salalah Civil Engineering 39

Dhamotharakannan Senior Lab Technician B Tech Civil Engineering 3

Tomiyo Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor -

Duqm BSc 10

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MAJOR CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Contractor

Construction of Batinah Expressway(Package 1 to 6)

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Nagarjuna construction company international

Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

Oman Industrial Complex - VALE

Towel Construction

Teejan Trading amp Contracting

Galfar Engineering

LampT Oman

Barka Desalination Plant Douglas OHI Sohar Development Hotel (Crown Plaza) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting TOYOTA Showroom in Liwa Galfar Engineering amp Contracting Expansion of Sohar Beach Hotel Gulf Home Contracting

Social Houses in Liwa

Sam Trading Hussain Fahdil Partners Eastern Moon Contracting

Sohar Multiplex Towel Construction Rehabilitation of Sewerage Network and STP in

Buraimi

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

IWP Desalination Plant at SUR Bahwan Engineering amp Contracting Maritime Works on Construction of New Port in

Duqm CCC-STFA-JDN

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Douglas OHI Salam Resort amp Spa (Dredging Work) CCC Bank Muscat Headquarter Building Galfar Engineering amp Contracting PDO Headquarter Building Al-Hajery Trading

Duqm Dry Dock Daewoo Co Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Duqm Desalination Plant

Larsen amp Tubro

Road Bridges from Sarooj to Qurayat

Fedirici Stirling Batco

Road Work at Rahat Al-Andar Farm

Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises

Al-Moultaqa Residential Complex Dawood Contracting

Diabetic Health Centre Premier International

Oncology Wards amp Day care centre at Royal

Hospital Premier International

Psychiatric Hospital Bahwan Engineering Genetic Hospital Ay_tek Construction (Oman) LLC Sea Front Development Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises Car Museum at Barka Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Expansion of Barka Reservoir and Transmission

Facility Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Arsquo Seeb Wastewater Treatment Project Al Hassan Engineering Oman Maritime College at Sohar Al-Khalili Enterprises

Buildings at Sohar University Al-Hajery Trading

Construction of New Villa and Associated Facilities

at Bahjat Al-Anthar Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport (MC1) CCC ndash TAV Joint Venture

RAFO ndash Muscat Airport Desert Line Project

Development of Muscat International Airport -

Supply of Dredged material Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Duqm Airport Phase 1 Desert Line Project

Sub Station at DankWadi Saa Larsen amp Toubro Oman

Court Complex at Buraimi Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Sohar Douglas OHI

Al Buraimi Colleage Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

ROP Building at Buraimi Nafal Trading

Al Buraimi Public park Business amp Trading

Health Centre at Nizwa Business amp Trading

Ground Improvement Work at Sohar Port Soletanche Bachy (France)

Duraline ME Factory at Sohar Shaksy Engineering

Health Centre at Sohar Dawood Construction Co

Health Centre at Rahab Al Dahleez International LLC

Health Centre at Saham Al Bady Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Rustaq Carillion Alawi

Asian beach Game Package II Carillion Alawi

Majilis Oman Carillion Alawi

Health Centre at Al Ajaiz CIVIL CO

MTL ndash AL Mawaleh Third Line CCC Oman LLC

Oman Residence Complex ndash Al Khuwair Douglas OHI

Silver House ndash Ghala Douglas OHI

Oman Airbase at Musannah Douglas OHI

Sheraton Hotel Refurbishment Douglas OHI

Oman Dental College Douglas OHI

PAC Fahud Extension Phase II Douglas OHI

Radio Stations at Barka Bidaya and Bahla Premier International Projects

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Qalhat Desalination and Water Supply Project Towell Infrastructure Projects Company

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Towell Construction

ArsquoSeeb Sewage Collection and Conveyance System

Al-Khoudh Gravity Sewer Networks

United Gulf Contracting Company

Office amp Stores Complex at Seeb Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Dualization of Bousher Al Amerat Road Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Muscat Expressway Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Bait Al Barakah Rayaheen Hall amp Museum Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Car Museum at bait Al Barakah Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Suwaiq Fishing harbour International Contracting amp Engineering

Services

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Duqm Port Complex

Jan De Nul Dredging Ltd

Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Ministry of manpower Building at Airport Height Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Glorei Maktabi2 Commercial Building at Al

Wattayah

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Oman Botanic Garden Phase-III Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

3311kV Primary Sub Station at Al Muna amp Al

Ansab

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

22033kv Grid Substation amp Transmission Line at As

Sawady (Blue City Area)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Primary Substation at Jibroo Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

13233kV Grid Station at Misfah Area Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Flyover Widening and Junction Improvement at

Athaiba

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Dualization of Ghala ndash Al Ansab Road Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Al Amerat ndash Quriyat Road Nagarjuna Construction Company

Houses at different location in Quriyat Nagarjuna Construction Company

Construction of Bridge Across Wadi Bani Hinay at

Wilayat of Al Rustaq Abu Hatim Company LLC

Construction of State Audit Institution Head Quarters

Building in Muscat Al Bustan Area Abu Hatim Company LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Nakhal amp Sumail Abu Hatim Company LLC

Proposed main entrance amp boundary wall at samoud

garrisonHalban Al Ansari Contractors

CPF Road Khazzan Al EZ Trading Transport amp Contracting Co

LLC

Health Center at Nizwa Al Badi Trading

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Sumail Al Badi Trading

RAH Masjed amp Sablah for PDO Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Al Seeb Waste Water project Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Emergency Water Resrvoir Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Construction of Independent Power Plant Project

Roads(Barka-3) Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Renal Dialysis Center at Seeb Al khalili Construction LLC

Supply Hanger Rafo Mussannah Al khalili Construction LLC

Construction of Barracks accommodation at Airport

Heights Al Nahdha -Al Omaniah Co LLC

Proposed Sports Facilities for Security unitAl

Khoudh Al Rawahi International Co LLC

Remedial Works to Bridges Phase - 4A

(RUAWorks A Side) Al Sarooj Construction LLC

MohdAl Ameen Mosque-External Work Package Al Turki Enterprises

Regional Head Quarters at Ibri amp Rustaq Al Turki Enterprises

Proposed Officers Bedsit Masirah Alyam Enterprises LLC

Accomodation Complex (Kitchen amp Dining)Bid

Bid Police station Building-1 Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Officers Bed sit Sumail Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Multi - Purpose Hall Bahla Al Hamra Mudhaibi Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

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amp Al Khamil

Innovation Park Muscat Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Al Hail Green Residential Developments Phase - 1 Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

3 X 20 MUA Primary Sub Station Ghala Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

Construction of New HLD Class room PDO Bahwan Engineering Company

Mixed use development at Bausher Carillion Alawi LLC

Roual Opera House Carillion Alawi LLC

Al Khairan Hotel Resort amp Spa Carillion Alawi LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

Majlis Oman Carillion Alawi LLC

Construction of Muscat Airport Interchange on 18th

Nov Street

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Construction of Underpass at Bait Al Barka

RA(CUB Project)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Design amp Construction of Al Mahaj RA Interchange

and related drainage amp Road works

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Dualization of Farq Roundabout - Marfarsquoa Daris

Road

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Grade Separated Junction Project stage 1 Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

3rd laning of the Main Road from Al Mawaleh

Interchange to Bait Al Barka RA-Lot(1)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

MEDC - Head Office building Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Jabal Al- AKhadar Resort Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Proposed Villa at Royal Flight Residential Complex

at Seeb Dawood Contracting Company LLC

3rd Laning of the M Road from Al Mawaleh

Intrsquochange to Bait Al Barka RA(Lot-2) Desert Line project LLC

Dualization of Nizwa Ibri Road Sec-2 from Jabrin to

Ibri Option 2 Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Asphalt Road from Al Haisha in

Wilayat Bahla to Hamra Al Duru in Wilayat IBRI Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Water Supply to Wilayat Wadi Bani

Khalid Desert Line project LLC

Additional amp Alteration works at Al falaji Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Armoury Magazine at ROP Academy Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Construction of Pump Shed Room and Reatin Wall Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Fanja Sports Club Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

HQ for Ammunition stores at MAM Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Immigration Complex at Nizwa Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

New building for CDC Department at Rustaq

Hospital complex Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

VIF Complex at Mudhaibi Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Design amp Construction of Additional Interchanges

for Al Mubaila South Federic Stirling Batco LLC

13233KV Substation amp Associated OHL Ghala

amp AL Khamil Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

NHC Royal Hospital Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Inflight Catering Facilities Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Design amp Construction of Al-Faroosiya Street

Interchange Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Border Post complex at Rub Al Khali Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgradation of IzkiMuthaibiRustaq Grid station Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Accident and Emergency + Burns Department

at Khoula Hospital Phase -8 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Thumrait Road(IZZ-Adam

Section) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Ibri RoadSec2 from Jabrin

to Ibri ndash 1 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Ras Al Hadd Airport Development Project Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Safah and Wadi Latham Oilfield Services

Construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgrade of Mukhaizna Airfield ndash New Runway

construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Construction of Water Distribution network

Rustaq Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Darsait STP Project Galfar-Cadagua JV

Barrack Accomodation Suwaiq Gulf International Contracting LLC

Al Hamriya storm water drainage channel Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Annexe Building for Supreme Council for Planing Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Oman National Centre for treatment of

Haematological Disorder amp Bone Marrow Transplant

Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Construction of Jr Rate Accomodation Block

Wudam Iskan Contracting Company LLC

8 JOQ at MAM Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Military Technical College District Cooling System Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Al Amerat Waste Water Project Contract A 2 JV Arab Contractors amp WUEC

Darsait Al Wadi Al Kabir Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

MGI Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Al Athaibah Interchange Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Construction of 13233kv Grid Station at Amrat

Construction of 132kv Grid Station at Mabella - 2

and Installation of Required 132kv Overhead

Line132kv Cables in Muscat Governorate (Tender

No 1432012)

Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

6 Class Rooms to Zainab Al Asadiya School at Al

Amerat Mansoor Al Masroory

Proposed 14 classroom - Girls basic education

School at QalhatSur Mansoor Al Masroory

Accomodation at Adam Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Wudam Naval Base Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Construction of 3311KV Primary Sub Station at

Saraya Bandar Jissah

Oman National Engineering amp Investment

Co(SOAG)

Bait Al Barka Viewing Platform amp Sea wall Oman Shapoorji Construction Co LLC

Construction of Medium Wave Radio Transmission

Station in Barkabahla amp Buraimi Premier International Project LLC

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Al Batinah Coastal Housing Project

barkaMusanna amp Suwaiq Radic Construction Company LLC

Commercial amp Residential Building at Mumtaz area Shaksy Engineering Services LLC

Dualization of Ibri ndash Al Dariz-Miskin Road Strabag Oman LLC

Re-Build of Air strip existing at Rusail amp Sayq Strabag Oman LLC

Wadi Minqal amp Wadi Bani Jaber Asphalt Road

Section - 1 Strabag Oman LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section -

1Package 1 - B STFA-HLG JV

Civil Work Services for Safah (B-09) Wadi Latham

(B-27) Fields Special Technical Services

Gas Processing Plant at Abu Tubul Block 60 Special Technical Services

EPC of RAH Substation STS Tebodin LLC

Treated Effluent Supply to Al Riyam amp Kalbou

Parks Teejan Trading amp Contracting

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

MC 4a ndash Civil Aviation Head Quarters Towell Construction amp Company LLC

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

Expansion of Distrib Network Seeb Wilyat ndash Seeb Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Water Distribution Network for Wilyat -AL Qabil amp

Ibra Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Construction of Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Expressway Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

BP Oman - Khazzan Project Al EZ TradingTransport amp Contracting CoLLC

Kempinski HotelThe Wave Muscat Carillion Alawi LLC

Upgrading of Sinaw-Mahout Road Section-02 Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway (Halban Junction) Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway-Package-2 Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC)

Major Site laboratories

Project Contractor

Head Quarter Building for PDO at MAF Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport ndash

Supply of dredged material

Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Expeditionary Tent Beddown Area at Masirah Island

Cosmopolitan ndash EMTA Joint Venture

BP ndash Pipeline Installation amp Site Construction Galfar Engineering

Rehabilitation Works (Roads Bridges) at Quriyat Federcei Stirling Batco

Health Centre at Saham Al Badi Trading amp Construction

Sohar Bulk Jetty Oman Operation Saipem ndash Afcons Joint Venture

PDO ndash SNDC Project at Qurn Alam

Al Hassan Engineering

2nd Asian Beach Game 2010 at Wudam Carillion Alawi LLC

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Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Health Centre at Rahab

Al Dahleez International LLC

Sohar Bulk Jetty Project

Saipem- Afcons Joint Venture

Court Complex at Rustaq

Carillion Alawi LLC

PDO Bahja ndash Plot Development

Sayouh Mahwees Trd amp Cont Co LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid Sur Road Astaldi ndash Ozkar JV and STFA-HLG JV

ROP ndash Sidab Harbour Project Carillion Alawi LLC

Salalah International Airport LampT Galfar Contortion

Construction of Al Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Express way Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 5 FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

Air traffic control at Masira Darim Construction company LLC

Transfer station at Fanza Malik Sohar

STF Complex -Suwaiq Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Ras Al Hamra Development Project (RAH - 435) Al Turki Enterprises LLC

Zulia Power plant (PDO) Al Hassan Engineering LLC

SNCP Qurnalam Al Hassan Engineering LLC

RAH International School Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A

Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Halban prade ground project (SSF) Trading amp Investment LLC

Jabel Akhthar Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

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Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

SUR IPP Douglas OHI

MC-5 Salalah International Airport L amp T India and L amp T Oman

MC-5 Salalah International Airport Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Shadeed Iron amp Steel L amp T Oman

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Health Centre Ibri Master Bin Karam

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

Trasnsfer Station SUR Mallak Sohar

Dualization of Mahdha-AL Rawdha Road

Buraimi

Premier International

Duqm Port Road Strabag Oman LLC

Mall of Oman - Package - 2 SPCCC

Dualization of Adam - Thumrait Road Part - 2

(ATD Project)

CCC (Oman) LLC

Durability Test of Concrete such as Chloride Migration Test and Rapid Chloride Permeability Test

Field Compaction test is used to provide the basis for control the fill material compaction

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Rapid chloride penetration test for concrete to asses the chloride ion penetration

Durability Test of Concrete such as Water Penetration Test

Permeability Apparatus Constant amp Falling Head for Granular ampClaySilt

Transverse Strength of Kerb Stone

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Non Destructive Structural Investigation

Exposure of foundation for visual inspection and NDT

Cover meter surevy Test indicates position of reinforecemnt bars hardned concrete

Ultra sonic pulse velocity measurement to assess the uniformity of concrete Detects internal flaws cracks and segregation etc

Rebound Hammer test to find the insitu concrete strength Surface hardness

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Direct Shear test to find the cohesion(C) and angle of internal friction(ɸ) in soil samples

Insitu concrete coring to determine the compressive strength

Marshall stability test for asphalt mixes

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

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Lonestar Alpha Labs undertake onshore amp offshore ground investigations for a wide variety of civil and

industrial construction infrastructure and pipeline projects We pride ourselves by adopting the same

professional approach to both large multi-disciplinary investigation projects as well as small simple structures

Our Investigation is supervised by highly qualified amp experienced geotechnical engineers and geologists

General Geotechnical Engineering Services

Design and planning of ground investigations

Settlement Monitoring

Foundation Designs and Proof Checking

Design of Reinforced Earth Structures

Design of Deep Foundations (Piles Well) amp Mat Foundations

Borehole drilling amp soil investigations (SPT)

Dynamic Cone Penetration Testing (DCPT)

Static Cone Penetration Test with pore-pressure measurement (CPTU)

Sample coring and analysis

Down hole and Cross Hole Seismic Tests

Trial pitting and trenching

Slope stability analysis amp studies

Pumping Tests and permeability Lugeon Tests

Double Ring Infiltrometer Tests

Plate bearing Tests and in-situ CBRs

Electrical Resistively Test

Thermal Resistivity Test

Resistively Profiling amp Resistivity Mapping

Groundwater Monitoring Sampling and Analysis

Preparation of factual and interpretative reporting

Soil Investigations

Soil Geotechnical investigations are performed by geotechnical engineers to obtain information on the physical

and mechanical properties of soil and rock around a site to design earthworks and foundations for proposed

structures and for repair of distress to earthworks and structures caused by subsurface conditions A geotechnical

investigation includes surface exploration and subsurface exploration of a site Our rigs are cable to drill vertical

holes down to 400m and inclined holes down to 200m below existing ground level

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Soil sampling using variety of samplers to collect disturbed samples relatively undisturbed samples and

undisturbed samples Samplers such as Hand Shovel Machine driven auger continuous flight auger Split-

Spoon SPT sampler Shelby Tube Sampler Piston Sampler

Laboratory tests

A wide variety of laboratory tests performed on soils and rocks to measure different properties

Although detailed list of laboratory testing is presented in Civil section some of the typical tests involved in the

investigation are given below

Water Content

Particle size Analysis Grain Size Distribution

Sedimentation Hydrometer analysis

Atterberg limits

California Bearing Ratio (CBR)

Direct Shear Test

Oedometer Test (Consolidation)

Swelling Pressure Test

Tri-axial Test

Unconfined Compressive Strength

Chemical Analysis of Soil and Water

In-Situ geotechnical tests

Standard Penetration Test (SPT) - in-situ standard penetration test designed to provide information on the

properties of soil while also collecting a disturbed soil sample for grain-size analysis and soil classification

Dynamic Cone Penetration Test (DCPT) - in-situ dynamic cone penetration test designed to provide

information on the properties of sub soil of natural ground or for pavement DCPT is useful to determine the in-

situ CBR and subgrade modulus

Cone Penetration Test (CPT) ndash standard Cone Penetration Test is performed using an instrumented probe

with a conical tip pushed into the soil hydraulically at a constant rate CPT instrument records tip resistance

friction resistance along the sleeve and pore-pressure measurement For bigger sites usually the CPTs are

performed in combination with drilling of boreholes to correlate so that the investigation is economical and

appropriate CPT data interpretation is used for correlation of soil properties and also to determine Soil Bearing

Capacity (SBC)

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Constant head Falling head permeability tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability)

of different types of soil is the most important step in designing any groundwater control system The knowledge

of this property is much useful in solving problems involving yield of water bearing strata seepage through

earthen dams stability of earthen dams and embankments of canal bank affected by seepage settlement etc The

falling head method of determining permeability is used for soil with low discharge where as the constant head

permeability test is used for coarse-grained soils with a reasonable discharge in a given time For very fine-

grained soil capillarity permeability test is recommended

Lugeon Test or Packer Tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability) of different types of

rocks is a key step in designing any groundwater control system in a rock We do perform Packer Permeability

Tests in Rocks

Groundwater Monitoring

Our geotechnical field staffs are well trained for installing Piezometers and groundwater monitoring Piezometers

are two types viz Type-1 is Standpipe Piezometer and Type-2 is Vibrating-Wire Piezometers Standpipe

piezometer facilitates Groundwater levels measurement using dip meter or water level indicators while VW

piezometers are useful for monitoring Pore-Water pressures continuously using special devices attached to data

loggers

Groundwater Samples can be collected for analysis in the chemical and microbiological lab Routine drinking

water analysis trace metals and organic parameters can be tested and evaluated

Slope Stability Studies

The field of slope stability encompasses the analysis of static and dynamic stability of slopes of earth and rock-fill

dams slopes of other types of embankments excavated slopes and natural slopes in soil and soft rock Lonestar

Alpha can provide slope stability investigation analysis (including modelling) and design mitigation which can

be completed by our well trained and qualified geologists and geotechnical engineers

Settlement Monitoring

Settlement Monitoring surveys is performed to determine the degree of horizontal and vertical displacement of

structures pavements and embankments over a defined period Severe pavement damage and structural failure

can be a direct result of settlement and therefore it is critical that movement be detected and measured Our Senior

Engineering Surveyors and Geotechnical Engineers are available to assist you with the development and

implementation of a monitoring system to suit individual requirements

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Other Geotechnical Field Tests

Plate Load Tests

In-Situ CBR Tests

Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Soil Thermal Resistivity Tests

Pile Integrity Tests

Infiltration Rate Tests using Double Ring Infiltrometer

Geotechnical Field Tests

Geophysical seismic tests are useful to determine dynamic soil rock properties which will be used in

design of machine and any other vibrating equipment foundations

Two typical seismic tests performed as part of the geotechnical investigations are

Downhole seismic test and

Crosshole seismic test

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LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL TESTS

LIST OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING EQUIPMENTS

Drilling Rigs Desco Inc 2No SP4500S amp 3No

SP3500S (crawler)

Split-Spoon Sampler

Drilling Rig Ellettari EK100S amp EK 200S (crawler) Piston Type Samples

Drilling Rigs Truck Mounted Vibrating Wire Piezometers Devices amp Loggers

Drilling Rods Tricone Bits

Standard SPT sets and rods Tungsten Carbide Drilling Bits (96mm amp 101mm amp

above)

Single Double amp Triple Tube Core Barrels ndash

Conventional amp Wireline system

Diamond Bits Surface amp Impregnated (96mm amp

101mm amp above) ndash Conventional amp Wireline system

Shelby Tubes Automatic Water level Meter

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Test equipment (DCPT) Bailers for Groundwater Sampling

Down-The-Hole Hammer (DTH Hammer) Packer Test Apparatus

Surveying Equipments (Auto Levels Total Station

GPS and Accessories)

Variable Geotechnical Softwares (gINT etc)

Thermal Resistivity Test Apparatus (KD2 Pro) Electrical Resistivity Test Apparatus (Nillson)

SUBSURFACE SOIL ROCK GROUNDWATER

Soil Investigation Drilling in Soils and Rocks

Bearing Capacity amp Settlement Analysis Slope Stability Analysis

Trial Pits Standard Penetration Test - SPT

Permeability in Soil (Falling Constant Head) Dynamic Cone Penetration Test - DCPT

Permeability in Rock (Lugeon Packer Test) Infiltration Rate Tests

Groundwater Monitoring and Sampling Installation of Inclinometers amp Pressure Meters

In-situ CBR Tests Installation of Piezometers

Soil Swelling Tests Plate Load Tests

Vane Shear Tests Soil Electrical Resistivity Tests

Down Hole Seismic Tests Cross Hole Seismic Tests

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KEY STAFF AT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

J Pavan Kumar Sr Geotechnical Engineer MTech - Geotechnical 8

Tauseef anwar Geologist MSc Geology 5

Bahrudeen assain

Mohammed Geologist MSc Geology 5

Anjali Geologist BSc in Geology 8

Imran Ishaq Engineering asst Dip Civil 5

Mohammed Al-Ansari Logistics and Supervisor High School 10

Ameen Khalfan Field Coordinator High School 8

Abdullah Field Coordinator High School 5

Rit Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 15

Purna Bahadur Drilling Operator High School 16

Rajan Basnet Drilling Operator High School 10

Subarna Paija Drilling Operator High School 11

Lil Bahadur Sr Mechanic High School 11

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RECENT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Client Consultant No of Boreholes

Oman National Railway

Project Segments 2 amp 6

Italferr SpA MOTC 65 BH 80 TP amp

Piezometers

Bunker Terminal at Duqm Oman Oil Marketing Co

(OOMC)

Worley Parsons Oman

Engineering (WPOE)

10 BH amp MASW

survey

Mahdah ndash Rawdah Road

Dualization project

Premier International Mott McDonald 22 BH 15 TP amp

Slope stability

Yibal-Khuff FEED project Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

95 BH 45 TP amp 11

Downhole seismic

Well pad stability

investigations at Fahud

Mabrouk Khulud West D

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

Petroleum Development

Oman (PDO)

18 BH

Batinah Expressway Pkg 3 Simplex Infrastructure Parsons International

MOTC

79 BH

Adam ndash Thumrait

Dualization Project

Parsons International MOTC 150 BH 365 TP

Lime Calcination project at

Salalah

Carmeuse Inc - 15 BH 10 TP amp

Diagraphy drilling

Duqm Area A B amp C Sultan Qaboos University

(SQU)

SEZAD 65 BH amp 20 TP

Various Substation projects

in all Governorates

Dawood Engineering

Consultancy

Mezoon Electricity 50 BH 25 TP 50

ERTs

Chromite Quarry Drilling Arabian Gulf Trading - 7 BH

Transmission line at Taqah Rukun Al Yaqeen Int Mott McDonald 50 BH amp 61 TP

Izz ndash Adam Road

Dualization Project

Galfar Engg amp

Contracting Co SAOG

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

25 BH amp 8 TPs

Bid bid ndash Sur Road

Dualization Project

Astaldi ndash Ozkar Joint

Venture

Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

89 BH 8 TPs

Piezometers

Water Distribution Network

at Al Amerat

Taeyoung ndash Hasan Juma

Baker JV

Sogreah Consultants 25 BH 130 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Taxiway and Airlift Ramp

at Al Musannah Airbase

American International

Contractors Inc

- 34 BH amp 62 TP

Water Distribution Network

at Al Khoud

Towell Infrastructure

Projects Co LLC

National Engg Services

of Pakistan (NESPAK)

11 BH 7 TP amp Soil

Resistivity

Interchanges btn Airport amp

Muscat Expressway

Soares Da Costa ndash Oman

United Engg Services JV

Parsons International 15 BHs amp 10 TP

Oman Botanic Garden Diwan Royal Court Alatec (Spain) 75 BH

Qurayiat-Al-Amerat Road Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

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Tunnel

Al-Haffa District

Development Infrastructure

Dohfar Municipality Dar Al-Handassah

(Lebonan)

11 BH

Piezometers

Salam Resort amp Spa in Yiti

Muscat

Sama Dubai Halcrow International 58 BH

amp Piezometers

Al-Ansab STP Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Khatib AlAmi 6 BH

Limestone Quarry for

Doqoum Dry Dock

Daewoo Co Daewoo Co 6 BH

Barka Water Reservoir

Expansion Works

Galfar Engineering amp

Contracting

Mott Mac Donald 12 BH

Soil Resistivity

Information Centers at

Nizwa amp Ibri

Ministry of Higher

Education

Development Services amp

Maintenance

6 BH

Irrigation System Plan for

Dhofar Municipality

Dhofar Municipality Consulting Engineering

Services

7 BH

Infiltration Tests

Cyclone Damage

Rehabilitation Works in Ras

Al-Hadd

CCC Parsons International Investigation for

Ground

Improvement

Soil Resistivity OMIFCO - Soil Resistivity

Seeb Cornice Road

Improvement Bridges

Muscat Municipality Atkins 7 BH

Dualization FarqNizwa to

Marfaa Daris Road

Ministry of Transport and

Communication

Parsons International 18 BH

Dualization of Al Kharjiah

Street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 6 BH

Bidbid Sur Road Sec-1 MOTC Dar Al Handasah 31 BH Piezometers

120TPs

Flood Protection Dams-

Liwa and Shinaz Area

Ministry of water

resources and regional

municipalities

Renardet amp Fitchner 29 BH 40 TPs

Housing at Hail Al Ghaf

Quriyat

Muscat Municipality - 10 BH amp 10 TPs

132kV OHL from Harweel

to Thumrait

Petroleum Development

Oman

Worley Parsons 11 BH 11TPs amp ERT

132kV OHL from Dank to

Al Hail

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

43 BH 20 TPs amp

ERT

132kV OHL from Al Wasit

to Buraimi Grid Ss

Civil Co Contracting OETC Energoprojekt

Mott Mac Donald

27 BH 11TPrsquos amp

ERT

Al Athaiba Junction

Improvements

Muscat Municipality Parsons Intl Co 12 BH 7 TP Asphalt

Coring

Third Laneing from Bait Al Muscat Municipality Parsons International 35 BH 34 TP

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Barka to Mabelah Asphalt Coring

Design and construction of

Dualization of Al Murtaffa

street

Muscat Municipality Parsons International 26 BH 15 TP

Asphalt Coring

Proposed Tower

Constructions in OMAN

Ministry of Broadcasting Rohde amp Schwarz 16BH

EPC of power plant Daleel

Facility

L amp T Electromech Mott Mac Donald 7 BH 10TP ERT

Royal Suite at Haima and

Emergency block

Dewan of Royal Court Tebodin amp Partners LLC 4BH 4TP

Navigation Aids System

Muscat International

Airport and Salalah Airport

Thales Deutschland

Germany

Thales Deutschland

Germany

6BH 5ERT

Upgrade of DPS amp B-Block

facility Daleel oil Fields

Daleel Petroleum Attila Dogan 4BH 2ERT

13233kV Grid Station at

Quriyat

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 4BH TPs

132kV OHL from Quriyat

to Jahloot

OETC LnT Oman Energoprojekt amp Parsons 60BH 60TPs 60ERT

Supreme Court at Al

Ghubra Guest House

Royal Court Affairs

Royal Estates The Palace

Consulting Engineering

Services LLC

12BH TPs

GEOTECH DRILLING RIGS

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DESCO SP4500S Rigs DESCO SP3500S Rigs

Site Work Photographs

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash AREA A B amp C at Duqm

Client SEZAD Consultant SQU

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Yibal Khuff Project at Yibal

Client Galfar Engg amp Cont Consultant PDO

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Inclined Coring at Chromite Mine near Sumail

Client Arabian Gulf Trading

GEOTEC

HNICAL INVESTIGATION ndash Oman National Railway Project

Segments 2 amp 6

Client MOTC Consultant Italferr SpA

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR

BARKA WATER RESERVOIR EXPANSION

Client Galfar Consultant Mott Mac Donald

SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATION BIDBID-SUR ROAD

SECTION 1

Client MOTC Consultant Dar Al Handasah Shair amp Partners

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GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR SEEB-CORNICHE ROAD

IMPROVEMENT BRIDGE 6 MUSCAT

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Atkins

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR 132KV OHL FROM DANK

TO AL HAIL amp 132KV OHL FROM SIBETHA TO BURAIMI

Client CivilCo Consultant Mott Mac Donald Energoprojekt

GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION FOR FLOOD PROTECTION DAMS

SHINAZ AREA ndash HATTA-A HATTA-B FAYDH amp BIDAH

Client MRMWR Consultant Fitchner amp Renardet

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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FLYOVER WIDENING AND JUNCTION IMPROVEMENTS AT AL ATHAIBA INTERCHANGE

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THIRD LANING OF MAIN ROAD FROM AL MAWELAH INTERCHANGE TO BAIT AL BARKHA RA

Client Muscat Municipality Consultant Parsons

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SURVEYING WITH TOTAL STATION EQUIPMENT FOR

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING PURPOSES

ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY TEST

RESISTIVITY MAPPING amp RESISTIVITY PROFILING

PIEZOMETER INSTALLATION INCLINED DRILLING WITH PACKER TEST

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL amp

MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTING

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Lonestar Alpha Lab provides a full range of chemical environmental and microbiological analytical services to

industrial engineeringconsulting and government clients throughout the Sultanate of Oman Lonestar Alpha

analytical expertise includes organic and inorganic analyses of water soil air food and many other matrices The

lab production capability capacity and advancement of instrumentation ensure the reliability and performance

needed to successfully deliver major analytical projects Instruments are dedicated to specific matrices and

analyses to prevent cross contamination Our reports are fully supported by QAQC deliverables designed to meet

the requirements of the regulatory program for which the data will be utilized Our reports are designed for ease-

of-results interpretation as well as efficient validation of the support data

TESTING DIFFERENT MATRICES

DomesticFormationGroundReclamation Water

Desalination Water amp Marine Samples

Marine Life

Plant Tissue

Reverse Osmosis

Soils amp Sediments

Food Products

Metal Samples

Concrete Products

CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WaterWastewater Metallic Constituents

WaterWastewater Organic Constituents

Water Cations amp Anions

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

Stack amp Process Emission Monitoring

Indoor Air Quality

Contamination Pollution Studies Environmental Chemistry organics inorganics metals

Analytical chemistry using AAS XRF OES IRC and wet chemistry

Noise amp Vibration Monitoring

Microbiological Analysis

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AMBIENT AIR amp STACK EMISSION MONITORING

CO amp CO2

Hydrogen Sulfide

Hydrocarbons

Metal Particulates

NOx SOx

Oxygen

Volatile Organic Compounds

Dioxin amp Furion

MICROBIOLOGICAL AIR QUALITY MONITORING

Bacteria(CFUm3

Moulds (CFUm3)

Identification of Microorganisms up to Species level

INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IAQ)

Lonestar Alpha leads the way in Indoor Air Quality Services with our dedicated team of field staff and the latest

equipment We are equipped to investigate chemical and biological exposure situations

IAQ Air Monitoring Services

VOCs and SVOCs

Fungal Mold Indentification Quantification

Total Respirable Particulates

Toxic Vapors

Sick Building Syndrome

Bacterial Indentification Quantification

Typical IAQ Surveys

IAQ profile for preliminary building study

Baseline IAQ monitoring

Mold Fungal contamination monitoring using spore trap sampling devices

Compliance monitoring for municipal amp Government enviromental agencies

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HSE monitoring for critical response of environmental hazards

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE (IH)

Lonestar Alpha is capable of providing a wide variety of Industrial Hygiene Service

using state of the art equipment and depth of experience with IH procedures

NoiseDosimetry TLV+8Hr TWA

Particulates (Total PM 10 PM 50 PM 25)

Combustible Gases (Total Hydrocarbons)

VOCs and SVOCs

Total and Respirable Fibers

Metals and Inorganics

Typical Industrial Hygiene Monitoring

HSE monitoring for corporate or client requirec field data collection

Compliance monitoring for Municipal or Governmental agency requirements

Background monitoring for comparative Environmental studies

HYGIENE AUDITING AND INSPECTIONS

Hygiene Auditing

Hygiene Inspections and Hygiene recommendations

Assisting in ISOHACCP Certifications

Microbiological Sampling and Analysis of Food and Water

Swab sampling and Air Monitoring

Hotel and Industrial HAACP and Hygiene System Implementation

Assisting in Laboratory setup and Accreditations Response monitoring for safety analysis and quality assurance audits

OIL ANALYSIS

Lube Oil

Transformer Oil

Compressor Oil

Diesel

Heavy fuel

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY amp ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

WATER EFFLUENT SEAWATER SOIL SEDIMENT ANALYSIS

Acidity Sulfide Selenium

Alkalinity TDS Silicon

Ammonia Temperature Silver

Bicarbonate Total Hardness Sodium

BOD Total Nitrogen Strontium

Boron Total Organic Carbon Thallium

Chlorite chlorate Potassium

Bromate TSS Tin

Carbonate Turbidity Titanium

Chlorides Aluminum Vanadium

COD Antimony Zink

Color Arsenic Aromatic Volatile Orgabicx (BTEX)

Conductivity Barium Chlorinated Hydrocarbons

Cyanides Beryllium Crude amp Refined Product Fingerprinting

Dissolved Oxygen Cadmium Extractible Organic Halides

Fluoride Calcium Haloacetic Acids

Free Chlorine Chromium Halogenated Volatile Organics

Magnesium Hardness Cobalt Herbicides amp Pesticides

Nitrates Copper Nitroaromatic amp Cyclic Ketones

Nitrites Hexavalent Chromium Organic and Volatile Acids

Oil amp Grease Iron PCBrsquos

Organic Nitrogen Lead Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)

pH Lithium Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Phenols Magnesium Total Organic Halides

Phosphates Mercury Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)

Phosphorus Molybdenum Trihalomethanes

Residual Chlorine Nickel Volatile Organic Compounds

Salinity Niobium Pthalate Esters

Sodium Absorption Ratio

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FOOD CHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL TEST

Fish and Value added fish products vegetable oils Ketchups Mayonnaise Vinegar Cooked sea

food Cooked Non sea foods Canned foods Vegetables Snacks Ghee Cheese Honey Sweats etc

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

GIDELINES - OMAN STANDARDGULF STANDARDOther International Standards

TEST METHODS- AOACASTAAOCSISOSASOASTMBS

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Protein Cholesterol

Fat content Phosphorous

Vitamins Sodium

Moisture Potassium

Ash Calcium

Dietary Fibre Lead

Sugar Cadmium

Starch Mercury

Saturated Fat Iron

Unsaturated Fat Magnesium

Arsenic Aflatoxins

Moisture content Histamine

Volatile protein Irradiation

Pesticides Sudan Dyes

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

TEST METHODS ndash USFDA BAMAOACCCFRACMMEFISO

GUIDELINES ndash OMANI STANDARDGSOPHLS

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF FOOD

Aerobic Plate Count Listeria monocytogens

Lactobacillus acidophilus Shelf Life Analysis

Escherichia coli Enterobacteriaceae

Escherichia coli O157 H7 Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Fecal Coliforms Shigella

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Total Coliforms Listeria spp

Staphylococcus aureus Clostridium perfringens

Salmonella Yeast and Mould

Vibrio cholera Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Anaerobic plate count Campylobacter

Histamine Bacillus cereus

Aflatoxin

CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalis

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulphate content of soil

Water soluble Sulphate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulphate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

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ORE ANALYSIS

Dolomite Ore Iron Ore

Copper Ore Nickel Ore

Chromium Ore Limestone Ore

Manganese Ore Gypsum

Dunite Quartz

STEEL CHEMISTRY

Alloys Brass amp Bronze

Aluminum Alloys Chemical Composition of Steel

ASTM A 262 (Various) Diffused Hydrogen Test

ASTM G 48 (Variou) Purity of Metals

ASTM G 6667 Nickel Alloys

OIL ANALYSIS

Appearance Flash Point Specific Gravity

Ash Content Water content Insoluble pentane

Carbon Conradson Residue Wear Metals Total Acid Number

Kinematic Viscosity Break Down voltage Total Base Number

Dissipation factor Oil Content Viscosity Index

Color Pour Point Flash Point

Copper Corrosion BS amp W Density

Neutralization number Resistivity Interfacial tension

Dissolve gas Sediment Sulphur content

Cloud point Distillation PCB

Oxidation test Gassing

AMBIENT AIR STACK MONITORING

Carbon Dioxide RPM (PM 10 5 25)

Carbon Monoxide Semi Volatile Organic Compounds

Chlorine Content SO2

Hydrogen Sulfide Total Acid Concentration

Lower Explosion Limit Total Hydrocarbon

Oxides of Nitrogen Total Particulate Concentration

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Oxygen Volatile Organic Compounds

Ozone Dioxin amp Furion

INDOOR AIR QUALITY ndash IAQ INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE - IH

Asbestos Bulk Sample Analysis Total amp Respirable Fibers

Asbestos Fiber Concentration in Air Total amp Respirable Particulates

Bacterial amp Microbial Identification Total Plate Count

FungalMould Identification Toxic Vapors

Metals VOC amp SVOC

Noise Monitoring Dosimetry TWA Yeast amp Mould Identification

MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF WATER

Test Method ndash BS ENISOAPHAAWWACMMEF CCFRA

GUIDELINES ndash Omani standardGSOWHODubai Municipality

WATER WASTE WATERINDUSTRIES WATER SOIL

Heterotrophic plate count

Total Coliforms

Escherichia coli

EnterococciFecal streptococci

Pseudomonas aeroginosa Staphylococcus aureus

Legionella spp Nematodes

Sulphate Reducing Bacteria Yeast amp Mould

Salmonella Microscopic observations and interpretations

Vibrio cholera Standard Plate count at 22 o C

Fecal Coliform Clostridium perfringens

Legionella anisa

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 1

Legionella Pneumophila serogroup 2-14

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MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF PERSONAL SWABSSURFACE SWABSEQUIPMENT

SWABS

Total coliforms

Fecal coliforms

Escherichia coli

Aerobic plate count

Staphylococcus aureus

Yeast and Mould

Salmonella spp

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

HairoilsHair creams Hair shampooBody lotion Chemical DepilinatorsTalcum PowderDeoderants

Toilette soapSkin cream etc As per GSOOS SASO USFDAAOAC Standards

COSMETICS ANALYSIS

Appearance Thermal Stability

Color Total Fat

Odor Lead

Homogenous Cadmium

Texture Nickel

Seperation Chromium

Skin Irritation Test Ethanol insoluble matter

Marking Water insoluble matter

Language Total free Alkali

Instructions for Use Chlorides calculated as NaCl

Warning phrases concerning the product (if any) Saponification Value

Chemical and Physical Tests Free Fatty Acid as Oliec Acid

Moisture Extraneous matter

pH Total Non Acqueos content

Sediment and suspended matter Peroxide value

Alchohol content Total Bacterial count

Formaldehyde Yeast and Mould

Essential oils Pseudomonas aeroginosa

Volatile matter Staphylococcus aureus

Non volatile alcohol matter

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LIST OF CHEMICALENVIRONMENTALMICROBIOLOGICAL EQUIPMENTS

pH Meter Conductivity Meter pH Meters

Dissolved Oxygen Meter Turbidity Meter

Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

FAASGFAAS Hg Analyzer

EDXRF Analyzer ndash Philips MiniPal2

Muffle Air Furnace (1100˚C) Breakdown voltage

ICP- OES Colour apparatus for OIL

GC-MSGC centrifuge

IC Open cup ndashClosed cup Flash point

UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometer HACH TAN delta Resistivity meter

Dissolved gas Analyser ( TOGA) AAS

TAN Titrator Microscope

Copper corrosion Colony Counter

Karl fisher colometric Viscometer

Interfacial tensometer OES

Biological safety Cabinet UV apparatus

Shaker Water bath

Freezer Incubator

Chillier Autoclave

Micro pipetter Vortex

pipetter

Weighing Balance

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KEY STAFF AT CHEMICALMICROBIOLOGICAL LAB

MAJOR CHEMICALENVIRONMENTAL CLIENTS

Client Client

HMR Consultants Dhofar Power Company

Geo-Resources Omani Euro Foods Industries

Al-Safa Environmental Consultancy Al-Hassan Engineering Company

Five Oceans Dawood Contracting Company

Fugro Middle East Natural Resources Consultants

Gulf Mining ICES

Muscat Chromite Sohar Steel LLC

Total Management Trading Construction Materials Industries

Emirates Trading Co Al-Shidhani Refreshments Enterprises

Oman Chromite Oman Aluminium Processing Industries LLC

Muscat Overseas Radisson Blu

National Arabian Gulf International Desalination amp Water Treatment

ASB Group Dhofar Beverages

Majan Mining Company OMASCO

Haya Oman Liquefied Natural Gas Company

Oman Polyproplene Swan Foods LLC

Oman Methanol Bahwan Engineering Co

NAME DESIGNATION EXPERIENCE

P Tejali Lab Manager 17 yrs

Asad Naqvi Chemical Lab Supervisor 17 yrs

OD Sebastian Senior Chemist 32 yrs

Vinu Mohan Senior Microbiologist 7 yrs

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Sohar Aluminum OMIFCO

Oman Refreshment Occidental Mukhaizna LLC

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissa Special Technical Services

ENATO Consolidated Contractors Company

Blue City Northern Minerals Company

Andam International Sweets of Oman

SUR Desalination (Bahwan Veolia Water) Lalbuksh Voltas Engineering Services

STFA Bahwan Veolia Water LLC

Larsen amp Turbo COWI-Larsen

GALFAR Khimji Permoglaze (Oman) LLC

AATCO United Chrome LLC

Interbeton amp Six Construct Oman Flour Mills Company

Douglas OHI Oman National Engineering amp Investment

VALE -Oman Petrogas

BP Oman Sohar aluminium

Siemens-Oman American Embassy

Tawoos Catering Wacasco Catering

MAF DALKIA Al Futtaim amp Sons

Enhance Khimji Ramdas LLC

Oman Oasis National Mineral water CO LLC

Areej Vegetablesamp Oil Derivatives National Pharmaceuticals

Towell Infrastructure Tulip Inn

The Chedi Grand Hyatt

Al Bustan Palace Muscat Holiday INN

Hotel Ibis Park Inn

Radisson Blu Mother Care

Tabreed Taghleef Indusries

NABIL Biscuits ATTCO

Worely parrsion AECOM

Honda Rotem Abensia

Global Gypsum Board Minvest

Global Engineering SteamTech

Mazoom Pharmacy Muscat Pharmacy

IBN- SINA Pharmacy Golden Jood Trading

Sun rise Global Beya Global Muscat

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MECHANICAL CORROSION AND METALLURGICAL TESTING

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Lonestar Alpha has the capability to cater to the physical metallurgical testing requirements of a wide range of

materials and products The testing capability and experience are recognized by reputed organizations like

PDO OXY BP OGC etc and third party inspection agencies Tests are generally carried out to international

standards set by ASTM BS ASME API AWS and others Lonestar Alpha offers quality service to

international standards accurate results and quick turnaround at reasonable cost

Lonestar Alpha Mechanical Metallurgical Corrosion Testing Capabilities Include

Tensile compression Test Vickers Hardness RockwellBrinell Hardness

Impact (Ambient temp to -196degC) BendFlatteningNick Break Test Elevated Temperature

tensile testing

Corrosion Test - ASTM

A262G48G28ASTM A 923

ASTM E 562 Ferrite measurement

by ferritscope Flexure

Proof Load Breaking Load Failure Load

Coating Thickness Coating Continuity Coating Adhesion

MacroMicro Examination Fillet Weld Break Nick Break

HIC SSCC test in accordance with

NACE standards Chemistry by OES

Failure Analysis and

Material Investigation

Chemical analysis of metallic materials of

Fe and Ni base alloys In situ Replica Metallography

Metallic sample collection at

site for chemical analysis

Strand wire testing for mechanical

properties Portable hardness testing Manhole Cover testing

Rubber testing Geo-textile testing HDPE testing

Materials frequently tested include

Metals and alloy products such as plates shapes bares pipes and fittings

Welding procedure qualification test coupons

Welding consumable qualification test coupons

Welder qualification test coupons

Welding procedure test coupons

Steel Bars Wires and Fabric for concrete reinforcement

Galvanized Steel products

Fasteners

Metal Castings

Cemented Carbide Products

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories offers a wide range of metallurgical services to many diverse industries supported by

an experienced team of metallurgical engineers trained technicians and modern equipment The following

services are offered

o Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

o Replica and In-situ Metallography

o Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

o Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

o Failure Analysis and Investigation

o Other Services

Laboratory Metallography and Microscopy

Scanning Electron Microscopy

Stereomicroscopy

Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis

Fractrography

Macrostructural Examination

Microstructural Examination

Microhardness Evaluation

Replica and In-situ Metallography

In-situ Replica Metallography

Replication of Fractures

Replication of Surface Features

Corrosion Testing and Evaluation

Lonestar Alpha is equipped to undertake corrosion testing and evaluation in accordance with NACE and ASTM

standards for qualification of materials used in corrosive environments which include sea water brine blackish

water and sour service The following tests are conducted

Resistance to Pitting and Crevice Corrosion

Susceptibility to Intergranular Corrosion Attack

Resistance to Sulfide Stress Cracking (SSC)

Resistance to Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC)

Examination of Scales and Corrosion Products

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Condition Usability and Remaining Life Assessment

Periodic inspections serve to identify degradation processes at an early stage and thereby provide necessary

information for assessment of condition usability and remaining life Further the initiation of timely repair or

replacement actions substantially reduced or eliminates costly capital and downtime losses

Lonestar has the capability and experience to perform comprehensive inspections necessary for condition

usability and remaining life assessment of a wide range of materials and components used in structures plants and

operating equipment

Power plant and auxiliary boiler tubes headers and connectors

Turbine nozzles vanes combustor lines and casings

Oil and gas processing equipment and components

Equipment and components of marineoffshore structures

Drilling and downhole equipment and components

Engine Components

Failure Analysis and Investigation

Supported by its integrated analytical facilities and the diverse professional capabilities of its staff Lonestar has

for the last several years provided accurate and timely analyses and investigations into failures of components

Reports include comprehensive photographic documentation of observations discussions of findings conclusions

on the mechanism and root cause of failure

Other Services

Lonestar offer assistance in the following areas

Material selection for intended service

Preparation of material testing and inspection procedures

Study of failure mechanisms of complex systems

Troubleshooting

Research and development

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LIST OF METALLURGY TESTS

LIST OF METALLURGY LAB EQUIPMENTS Instron Universal Tensile Tester Lathe Machine

Satec Charpy Impact testing machine Charpy Broaching Machine

Forcipol Bend Testing machine Gas Cutting Gear

Olympus Metallurgical Microscope Carl Zeiss

microscope upto 1600X

Stereo Microscope

Metlabcorp Micro Polisher Digital Verniers

Automatic Polishing machine Digital Micrometers

Water Chiller Bath Coating thickness Meter

Optorama Shadowgraph Holiday detector

Digital thermometers Band Saw Machine

Vickers hardness tester Hack Saw Machine

Fischer Ferritscope Universal Milling Machine

STEEL REBARS EXOTIC MATERIAL

Tensile Tests Bend Tests

Elevated Temperature Tensiles Rebar Tensile Bend and Rebend

Proof Load test Fracture Test

Macro Preparation amp Examination Coating thickness test Holiday Detection Test

Peel Off Test Vickers Rockwell Hardness Survey

Charpy Impact Test Micro Examination with photograph

Ferrite Count (Point Count method) - count Ferrite Content (Magnetic Method) - spots

A262 Test Practice CE ASTM G48ASTM G28 tests

SSCC Test HIC Test

Chemical Analysis XRD EDXRF Analysis

SEMEDS Analysis Detailed Failure Investigation Material investigation

CTOD In-situ Replica Metallography

Strand Wire Tensile Test Manhole Cover Compression Test

Ring Stiffness Test GRE Rubber Plastic Geo-textile Tensile testing

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KEY STAFF AT METALLURGY LAB

Anil Vashishta Pratik Raval Sasikumar Isehaq Chezian

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Anil Vashishta Operations Manager

Metallurgical Head

BE Metallurgical

Engineering 24 years

Pratik Raval Test House Supervisor BE Mechanical

Engineering 10 years

KSasikumar Senior Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 14 years

GChezhian Metallurgist BE Metallurgical

Engineering 06 years

Ishaq Al Harassi Senior Engineer BE Mechanical

Engineering 08 years

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BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES BRANCHES amp CONTACTS

Website

wwwlonestaralphacom

General Email infolonestaralphacom

Branches

Muscat (Central Laboratory) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24501524 24505590

Fax +968 24503814

Email muscatlablonestaralphacom

Muscat (Chemistry Environmental) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24504206 24504924

Fax +968 24502635

Email chemlablonestaralphacom

Muscat (Micro-biology) PO Box 1197 PC 130 Azaiba ndash Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 24504206 24504924

Fax +968 24502635

Email microlablonestaralphacom

Sohar PO Box 84 PC 327 Sohar Industrial Estate Sohar ndash Sultanate of Oman

Tel +968 26751775 26751920 26751976

Fax +968 26751331

Email civilsoharlonestaralphacom

Duqm Tel +968 99278040 92303290

Fax +968 24503814

Email duqmlablonestaralphacom

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Salalah

Tel +968 2321 3390 +968 92038358

Fax +968 2321 3391

Email salalahlablonestaralphacom

Key Personals

Administration

Dawood Al-Harrasi

Chief Executive Officer

+968 91111411 dawoodalharrasilonestaralphacom

Saif Al-Harthi

Business Development Manager

+968 90122471 saifalharthylonestaralphacom

Santosh Elapanda

QHSE Manager

+968 99881224 santoshelapandalonestaralphacom

Moncy Thomas

Finance HR amp Admin Manager

+968 99221293 moncythomaslonestaralphacom

Operations

Anil Vashishta

Operations Manager Metallurgical Head

+968 99866907 anilvashishtalonestaralphacom

Civil Engineering Material Lab Hukam Chand

Civil Engineering Country Manager - Civil

+968 99445354 hukamchandlonestaralphacom

Naresh Paladugu

Civil Engineering Technical Manager - Civil

+968 99063458 nareshpaladugulonestaralphacom

Rakesh

Civil Engineering Lab Manager - Sohar Lab

+968 92869691 civilsoharlonestaralphacom

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FrancisMD

Civil Engineering Lab Manager ndash Salalah Lab

+968 92038358 Salalahlablonestaralphacom

Tomiyo

Civil Engineering Senior Lab Technician - Duqm Lab

+968 99278040 duqmlablonestaralphacom

Geotechnical Engineering Lab

J Pavan Kumar

Geotechnical Engineering Sr Geotechnical engineer

+968 99887852 ameerudeenlonestaralphacom

Chemical Microbiology amp Environmental Lab

P Tejali

Chemical Microbiology amp Environmental Engineering Lab Manager

+968 99887834 tejaliparsekarlonestaralphacom

Asad

Chemical amp Environmental Engineering Assistant Manager Chemistry

+968 99884612 asadnaqvilonestaralphacom

Vinu Mohan

Food amp Microbiology Testing

+968 99248181 vinumohanlonestaralphacom

Metallurgy Lab

Email metlablonestaralphacom

Anil Vashishta

Metallurgy Lab Manager Metallurgy

+968 99866907 anilvashishtalonestaralphacom

Pratik Raval

Metallurgy Lab Test House Supervisor

+968 99880633 pratikravallonestaralphacom

Sasi Kumar

Metallurgy Lab Senior Metallurgist

+968 99843415 sasikumarlonestaralphacom

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LOCATION MAPS

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1 MUSCAT

2 Muscat ndash Chemistry Lab

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3 SOHAR

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4 DUQM

5 SALALAH

Registered with Directorate General for Specification amp measurements

Approved by PDO ISOIEC 170252005 Certified by SGS for ISO 9001

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HSE POLICY

It is the policy of the Establishment that its operations are executed at all times in such a way to ensure the

health safety and welfare of the employees and other persons including customers subcontractors and

general public

The establishment accepts the responsibility for health safety and environment (HSE) and HSE matters are

considered in equal importance to other business Objectives To achieve our objectives Lonestar alpha

Laboratories maintains an integrated HSE management system

HSE OBJECTIVES

The establishment strive to maintain HSE standards through training encouraging interest and enthusiasm in

HSE and by developing personal responsibility for HSE

The establishment is committed to protect the environment and minimize the waste and emissions to the

environment

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories shall comply with the HSE legislations and regulations of the Sultanate of Oman

and our documented management system requirements

HSE policy will be communicated to all employees and other concerned parties and will be made available to

the public

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories will establish objectives and targets and will adopt a proactive approach to HSE

matters

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories is committed to review the effectiveness of the HSE policy and its objectives

periodically to ensure the compliance and continual improvement of its HSE performances

The Establishment shall provide all necessary resources to provide the safety of personnel and equipment as

per regulatory requirements

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QUALITY POLICY

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QUALITY POLICY

It is the Policy of this Company to conduct its business in a good professional manner which

demonstrates technical competence and reliability while continuously improving and providing high

quality testing and cost-effective service for the laboratorys Customers For this purpose we have

established and implemented a formal quality system It is our goal that this commitment to quality will

result in complete customer satisfaction throughout our service This will be achieved by

Maintaining compliance to ISO 90012008 and ISO 170252005 and the technical requirements

Continual improvement in the effectiveness of the management system

Ensuring all staff familiarizes themselves with the content of the Quality Assurance Manual and

complies with the policies procedures and associated documentation and implement at all times

Providing a service built on a well established Quality Management System meeting the

requirements of both our clients and current regulations standards

Providing accurate and unbiased test results in accordance with the requirement of International or

National or Internal or Customer specified test method

Undertaking assignments only where it has the required competent staff and equipment which are

calibrated and maintained

Continuous improvement in key processes through involvement in applicable PTP Intra -

laboratory comparisons between analysts and inter laboratory programs

Building staff skills through training and providing career growth opportunities to all employees

Improving profitability of company in accordance with guidelines set by shareholders each year

Advising the customer where appropriate of potential problems detected as a result of tests or

investigation in a timely manner

QUALITY OBJECTIVES

Test Results shall be Accurate Quick and Reliable

Accept changes and continuously improve our services to meet Customer needs and expectations to enhance

the value to our Customers

Good Laboratory Practices shall be followed and maintain an environment for the protection of Personnel

Equipment and Customer properties

Continuous improvement and development of competence of personnel through awareness teamwork

education training communication and encouragement

Advanced methods and practices shall be adopted to enhance customer satisfaction

Management System is designed to meet the requirements of both Customers and RegulationsStandards

Achieve a total Customer Satisfaction

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COMPANY HIERARCHY

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LONESTAR ALPHA LABORATORIES - ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

SCOPE OF TESTING

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SCOPE OF WORK

Type of Activity Scope of Tests

Civil Engineering

Construction Material

Mechanical Physical and Chemical Testing of Soil Aggregate Concrete

Cement Blocks Marble Tiles Water and other Construction Materials

Projects Quality Control

Establishment and Operation of Site Laboratories for Specific Projects

Evaluation and Assessment of Materials Quality for Projects Supervision of

Deep Foundation

Structural Evaluation

Non-destructive Diagnostics of Existing Civil structures amp Assessment for

Soundness Strength Deterioration amp Corrosion of Hardened Concrete in the

Existing RC Structures

Deep Foundation Testing

Testing Piles by Low Strain Integrity Testing

Geotechnical

Engineering

(Soil Investigations)

Field soil investigations for the purpose of assessing soil suitability for

building and civil constructions Engineering recommendations for the type

of foundation and bearing capacity Settlement analysis and monitoring

Slope stability analysis Soil and rock permeability tests Groundwater

analysis and monitoring

Highway amp Pavements

Visual inspection of the asphalt condition (defects assessment) Benkelman

Beam deflection measurements Extraction of cores in asphalt pavement

Saw cut asphalt slabs Dynamic Cone Penetration (DCP) measurements

Roughness measurements (IRI) by Roughometer CBR (lab amp In-situ)

Excavation of test pits Asphalt core laboratory analysis

Mechanical Corrosion and Metallurgical Engineering

Mechanical testing of metals welds and steel re-inforcement bars Chemical

analysis Procedure and Welder Qualifications Micro-structural evaluation

NACE Corrosion testing Failure Analysis In-situ Replica Metallography

Corrosion evaluation of SSDSS material Material Selection Manhole Cover

testing Testing of Non-metallics ndash Rubber HDPE GRP Geo-textile

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Chemical amp

Environmental

Engineering

Liquids amp Solids Sample analysis of liquids (domestic water groundwater seawater raw and

treated wastewater reverse osmosis marine discharge etc) and solids (soil

sludge sediment marine life plant tissue etc) Analysis of trace metals in

parts per billion in soil sludge and water Analysis of non-metallic inorganic

components Environmental analysis of organic constituents (BTEX PCB

PAH Phenols Volatile organic compounds Semi volatile organic

compounds etc) Analysis of Pesticides Dioxin amp Furan by using equipment

like GCGCMSFIDECD etc in accordance with International Standards

Metals amp Alloys Chemical composition of metals alloys corrosion products amp scales

Corrosion amp Scale Inhibitor Testing amp Evaluation Drilling Fluids Tests

Determination of different grade of Stainless Steel Carbon Steel Low Alloy

Steel Cast Iron brass Nickel Alloy Analysis of construction Rebar Zinc

Ingot Aluminium Cast Aluminium by using equipment ICPAAOESLECO

etc

Environmental

Monitoring

Effluent discharges amp drinking water compliances Ambient Air amp Stack

emission monitoring Industrial hygiene monitoring Commercial and

industrial indoor air quality Measurement of noise in dB in outdoor

workplace and from operating equipment Monitoring particulates in indoor

outdoor and workplace atmospheres Determination of Total Hydrocarbon

SO2 NO2 VOC Toxic Metals H2S Microbiological Toxic Metals Toxic

Gas and Total Suspended Matter in Internal Air Quality Monitoring

Moisture Velocity Flow NOX SO2 TPHCO2 CO Dioxin HF HCl and

Particulate in Stack Monitoring Ore Analysis Analysis of Nickel Iron Chromite Copper Dolomite Limestone and Gold

Silver Copper and other minerals using XRF ICP or by Wet Chemistry

Oil Analysis Physical and chemical analysis of crude and lube oils engine oil used engine

oil compressor oil hydraulic oil The analysis includes viscosity flash point

density cloud and pour point water content oil content salt colour total

acid number metals etc

TRANSFORMER OIL TESTING

Colour Acidity Water content Viscosity interfiscial Tension Break down

voltage complete gas analysis by TOGA GC Furan Particle size count and

PCBs in transformer analysis in accordance with ASTM BS ISO and

BSEN standard using standard equipment

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Food amp Microbiological Analysis

Microbiological analysis of food vegetables canned vegetables fish meat

meat products chicken sausage ketchup cooking oil mayonnaise cheese

chips cooked foods water and wastewater for CFU fecal coliforms fecal

streptococcus fungi nematods pseudomononas ligeonella etc in

accordance AOAC CMMEF ISO and CCFRA methods Cosmetics

Chemical and microbiological analysis of Hair Oil Vanishing Cream skin

Care lotion Soap Detergent and Hair cream as per the OMAN ministerial

requirement

Chemical analysis of Food

Protein Fiber moisture Toxic metals (lead cadmium Mercury selenium)

histamine Ash Content Fat content by standard method of chemical

analysis of food by David Pearson AOAC and ICP

Drinking water bottled and Unbottled

Chemical and microbiological Analysis of drinking water in accordance with

GULF standard Omani Standard WHO USEPA and international standard

including Bromate Bromide Chlorate Chlorite BTEX TRI Halo methane

VOC TPH metals and all other Carbonate Bi Carbonate and cations and

Anions using IC ICP GC amp GCMS

Paint

Solids Density SG Hg Pb VOC PCB drying time dry film thickness

wet film thickness adhesion strength etc in accordance with ASTM BS

BSEN DIN standard

Bitumen Penetration 25 Softening point Saybolt Furol Viscosity 25

Ductility 25 Water contents

CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIAL TESTING

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Our Civil Engineering Departments at Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah covers wide range of mechanical

physical and chemical testing of soil aggregate concrete concrete durability cement admixtures Microsilica

blocks asphalt bitumen tack coat prime coat marble tiles water and other Construction Materials The lab also

provides a laboratory testing support to our geotechnical Engineering Department

Covering Wide Areas of Oman

Observing the need to be close to the construction projects that spread all over Oman full ndashfledged civil

engineering material testing labs have been established by Lonestar Alpha to cover as many regions of Oman as

possible The presence of more local labs within each region should facilitate providing better services to our

clients and better control of work quality in such projects Our Civil Engineering laboratories are currently in

Muscat Sohar Duqm and Salalah In addition to these five labs Lonestar is capable of providing site labs for

major projects that require labs at their sites

Locations of Civil Engineering material testing labs that belongs to Lonestar Alpha in Oman

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Concrete Strength

The compressive strength of concrete is the most common performance measure used by the engineer in

designing buildings and other structures The compressive strength is measured by breaking cylindrical (or cube)

concrete specimens in a compression-testing machine Flexural strength is one of the tensile strength of concrete

Tensile strength along with elastic modulus and corrosion resistance is another important strength parameter of

engineering materials used in structures

Concrete Durability

While compressive strength is a good indicator of load resistance it isnt a major indicator of concrete durability

There is therefore a need for quick reliable tests for concrete durability that would have to go far beyond reliance

on such standard performance measures as 28-day compressive strength Three forms of water penetration tests

are commonly used namely BS EN 12390DIN 1048 Water Permeability BS 1881 Part 208 Initial Surface

Absorption (ISAT) and BS 1881 Part 122 Water Absorption There are two similar modified chloride diffusion

tests namely ASTM C1202 Chloride Penetration and AASHTO 277 Rapid Chloride Permeability Chloride

Migration Coefficient (NTB 492) is one of the latest test method recently we added in to our system

Soil Field Density (soil compaction)

Soil compaction is defined as the method of mechanically increasing the density of soil In construction this is a

significant part of the building process If performed improperly settlement of the soil could occur and result in

unnecessary maintenance costs or structure failure Almost all types of building sites and construction projects

utilize mechanical compaction techniques Therefore regular testing of soil compaction by independent

laboratories is extremely essential and important Sand Cone Test (ASTM D1556-07 and BS 1377-990) typical

field tests are performed for measuring degree of soil compaction)

Investigative Studies

It is often necessary to test concrete structures after the concrete has hardened to determine whether the structure

is suitable for its designed use The tests available for testing concrete range from the completely non-destructive

where there is no damage to the concrete through those where the concrete surface is slightly damaged to

partially destructive tests such as core tests where the surface has to be repaired after the test The range of

properties that can be assessed using non-destructive tests and partially destructive tests is quite large and includes

such fundamental parameters as density elastic modulus and strength as well as surface hardness and surface

absorption and reinforcement location size and distance from the surface

Deep Foundation Testing (Piles)

Confirmation of satisfactory construction of all pile types has lead to the development of practical inexpensive

and reliable dynamic testing techniques Let our lab be you independent pile testing specialist Low strain

integrity tests examine the response of a pile to a small hammer blow at the pile head The induced stress wave

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travels down the pile shaft and reflected waves from significant changes in pile shaft acoustic impedance are

registered by a transducer held against the pile head

Asphalt amp Bituminous Binder Testing New technologies increased construction liability and revised building standards have made quality asphalt

testing and inspection integral to the successful completion of todayrsquos construction projects Lonestar Alpha

provide asphalt testing services that evaluate asphalt binders asphalt mixtures and other derivatives of asphalt

geared for use in the construction industry

Site Laboratories amp Projects Quality Control

One of the problems which occur within the construction and civil engineering industry is the need to test

construction materials on site Lonestar Alpha has the full capacity to provide site laboratories for big projects

Experienced full-time supervisors lab technicians and assistant technicians will be devoted to run daily testing

activities of such site labs We can also furnish the labs with all necessary equipments and tools

LIST OF TESTS

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL TESTS

SOIL AGGREGATEROCK

Sampling of Soil samples Sampling of Aggregate samples

Wet Sieve Analysis Sieve Analysis

Hydrometer Analysis Sedimentation Clay Silt and Dust particles

Fines percentage Specific gravity Particle density

Classification of soils Water absorption

Liquid Limit amp Plastic Limit (Atterberg Limits) Bulk density (LooseRodded)

Plasticity Index Moisture content

Linear Shrinkage Clay lumps and Farible particles

Shrinkage limit by wax method Flakiness Index

Proctor compaction test (Light and Heavy) Elongation Index

CBR test (Soaked and unsoaked) Flat and Elongated particles

Specific gravity Particle density Shape Index

Moisture content Crushed broken fractured faces

Maximum and Minimum Index density Voided shell content

Bulk density Light weight particles

Direct Shear test (C and ɸ) Compaction fraction

1-D Odometer test (Consolidation properties

CvmvCc e0) Aggregate crushing value

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Swell Pressure test Aggregate Impact value

Free swell index Ten percent fines value

Permeability (Constant and Falling head method) Uncompacted void content

Unconfined compressive strength (UCS) Los angeles abrasion value

Sand Equivalent Value Drying and shrinkage

Electrical resistivity Sand equivalent value

Electrical conductivity Petrographic examination

Thermal resistivity Polished stone value

FIELD TESTS Coating and Stripping value

Plate Load test Soundness (Magnesium sulphate Sodium sulphate)

Insitu CBR test Alkali reactivity ndash Mortar bar method (3months

16days)

Dynamic Cone penetration Test (DCPT) Alkali reactivity ndash Rocky cylinder method

Compaction test by Sand replacement method Alkali reactivity ndash Chemical method

Rock fill compaction test by water fill method Organic Impurities

ROCK ASPHALT

Uniaxial Compressive Strength (UCS) Bitumen content and grading

Density Field Core thickness density and Compaction

Water absorption Asphalt coring - Insitu

Flexural strength Marshall stability amp Flow

Point load index Marshall density

Modulus of rupture Maximum theoretical density Gmm

Size amp Weight gradation - Insitu Loss of stability

Sodium sulphate crystallization CEMENT

Drop test - Insitu Fineness

Slake durability Initial and Final setting time

Saturation Coefficient and Porosity Normal consistency

CONCRETE Soundness by lechartlier method

Sampling of Fresh Concrete Compressive and flexural strength

Design mix Heat of hydration

Trial mix Complete chemical analysis

Fresh concrete temperature density amp Air

content Microsilica

Workability ndash Slump cone test Bleeding Density

Setting time of concrete Bulk density

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OTHER CIVIL TESTS

Rock Testing Rock Grading Breakage Index etc

Concrete Coring Drilling of concrete cores from existing structures

Destructive and Non Destructive Tests

Concrete structural evaluation by

Ultra sonic pulse velocity test

Rebound Hammer survey

Half cell potential analysis

Cover meter survey

Depth of carbonation

Bond Strength

Delamination survey

Crack mapping

Reinforcement examination

Corrosion rate measurement

Electrical resistivity in concrete

Compressive strength determination by drilling and testing core sample

Coating thickness

Pull off strength of concrete repair

Pile Tests Low Strain Integrity of Piles and witness of pile load test

Compressive strength of cubesCylindersCores Activity index

Tensile splitting strength Moisture content

Flexural Transverse strength Complete chemical analysis

Durability tests on concrete STEEL

Rapid Chloride Penetration Test (RCPT) Tensile and Elongation test

Initial Saturation Absorption Test (ISAT) Bend test

Water Permeability Rebend test

Water absorption Coating thickness

Chloride Migration test Holiday test

Modulus of elasticity Coating flexibility

Dimensions of Various Concrete BlocksTiles Complete chemical analysis

Water Absorption of Concrete Kerbs Channels

Edgings amp Flags ADMIXTURE

Dimension amp Compressive Strength Of Paving

Blocks Physical and Chemical test on admixtures

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CHEMISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Chemical Analysis of Cement Chemical Analysis of Lime Powder

Heat of Hydration of cement Total Alkalies

Chemical Analysis of Micro silica Chemical Analysis of Ground Granulated Blast

Furnace Slag

Sodium Absorption Ratio Leachibility Tests of Metals from Soil

Testing of Concrete making water Determination of Alkali carbonates amp Bi

carbonates

Cation Exchange Capacity of Soil Organic matter content of soil

Mass loss of Ignition of soil Total Sulfate content of soil

Water soluble Sulfate content of soil Water soluble Chloride content of soil

Carbonate content of soil Acid soluble Chloride content of soil

Gypsum content of soil Ammonia content of soil

Total Sulfate content of Aggregates Total Chloride content of Aggregates

Potential Alkali ndash Silica reactivity of Aggregates Water Soluble Chloride Salts in Aggregates

Acid ndash Soluble Material in fine Aggregate Organic impurities in fine Aggregates

Determining the water content of freshly mixed

concrete

Determining the Portland cement content of the

hardened hydraulic cement concrete

Chemical analysis of hardened concrete Sulfate content of hardened concrete

Chemical analysis for metals like steel Chloride content of hardened concrete

Indepth carbonation of hardened concrete Indepth chloride penetration on hardened concrete

by dust sampling and analysis

LIST OF CIVIL EQUIPMENTS

General Equipments

Electronic Weighing balances of various capacities Standard calibration weights

Bouyancy balance system for specific gravity Desiccators

Digital Thermometers of various range Dial Thermometers of various range

Max Min Thermometers Wet amp Dry Thermometers

Pressure Gauges Digital Vernier Callipers

Hot Plates Vacuum Pumps

Air Compressor Sand Bath Water bath

Humidity Chamber Load Rings of different capacity

Dial indicators of various range Digital Dial Indicators

Feeler strips Straight Edges

Magnetic stands Cube Mould (150150150 mm)

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Riffle Boxes Drying Ovens

Soil Aggregate and Rock Testing Lab

BS amp ASTM Test Sieves Sieve Shakers

Cone Penetrometers for Liquid Limit Casagrande Apparatus for Liquid Limit

Shrinkage Limit Apparatus Hydrometer test apparatus

Direct Shear Test Appaatus BS ASTM Proctor Rammers

BS ASTM Proctor Moulds BSASTM CBR Moulds amp Appartus

Multi Speed Compression Machine 50 kN Field CBR Apparatus

ASTM Sand cone Apparatus BS large amp Small Pouring Cylinder

Plate bearing Test Apparatus Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP)

Nuclear Density Gauge Electric Resistivity Meter

Speedy Moisture Apparatus Bulk Density Containers

Flakiness amp Elongation Gauges Los Angeles Abrasion Machines

Sand Equivalent Test Sets Jaw Crusher

Rock cutting Saw Drying Shrinkage Apparatus

Point load Index Tester Slake Durability Apparatus

Aggregate Impact Value Apparatus Aggregate Crushing Ten percent Fines Value Apparatus

1-D odometer for consolidation Flow Cone

Max Min Index density equipment Soil Permeability apparatus

Concrete amp Cement Testing lab

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Compression

machines of Various Capacities

Fully Automatic amp Semi Automatic Flexural Testing

machines of Various Capacities

Density containers for Fresh concrete Density Air content meters for Fresh concrete Air content

Concrete Mortar Penetrometers for Setting Time of

Fresh concrete

Concrete Mixers for Trial Mix

Cube Beam Cylinder Moulds Sulphur compound melting pot

Cylinder capping frame Rapid Chloride Penetration Test Apparatus

Half Cell Potential Test Apparatus Concrete Cover meter

Concrete Resistivity meter Rebound hammer

Pull-Off Strength Tester Ultrasonic pulse Velocity Tester

Concrete Flow Meter Specimen Cutting Machine

Core Drilling Machines Diamond Core Bits of different diameter

Micro-coring equipment Blaine Air permeability Apparatus

Fly ash fineness Apparatus Vicat Apparatus

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Ultrasonic Coating Cover Meter (DFT) Le Chatelier Apparatus for Cement Soundness

Calorimeter for heat of hydration Jolting Apparatus

Cement Mortar Mixer Initial Surface Absorption Apparatus

Compression amp Flexural Testing machine for Cement

Strength

Chloride Migration Coefficient Testing apparatus

Water Absorption of Concrete under pressure Mortar Consistency apparatus

Asphalt Testing laboratory

Bitumen Extractor Theoretical maximum Specific Gravity Apparatus

Marshall Compaction Stand amp Rammer Marshall Moulds

Marshall Stability amp Flow Testing machine Asphalt Coring machine

KEY STAFF AT CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB

NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE

Hukam Chand Country Manager Civil BA 36

Naresh Paladugu Technical Manager - Muscat MTech ndash GeoTechnical

Engineering (Civil) 11

Dijesh M D Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

SumeshC Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Srinivasa RaoP Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 10

Naveen Dhiman Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Rakesh M Branch Manager - Sohar BSc 16

Mohammed Al Futaisi Asst Manager BSc 8

Arun S Anand Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 11

Seetharam VS Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor

(Civil) BSc 12

Ajeesh Kumar Senior Lab Technician BSc 9

MD Francis Branch Manager - Salalah Civil Engineering 39

Dhamotharakannan Senior Lab Technician B Tech Civil Engineering 3

Tomiyo Senior Lab TechnicianSupervisor -

Duqm BSc 10

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MAJOR CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS Project Contractor

Construction of Batinah Expressway(Package 1 to 6)

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Nagarjuna construction company international

Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

Oman Industrial Complex - VALE

Towel Construction

Teejan Trading amp Contracting

Galfar Engineering

LampT Oman

Barka Desalination Plant Douglas OHI Sohar Development Hotel (Crown Plaza) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting TOYOTA Showroom in Liwa Galfar Engineering amp Contracting Expansion of Sohar Beach Hotel Gulf Home Contracting

Social Houses in Liwa

Sam Trading Hussain Fahdil Partners Eastern Moon Contracting

Sohar Multiplex Towel Construction Rehabilitation of Sewerage Network and STP in

Buraimi

Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

IWP Desalination Plant at SUR Bahwan Engineering amp Contracting Maritime Works on Construction of New Port in

Duqm CCC-STFA-JDN

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Douglas OHI Salam Resort amp Spa (Dredging Work) CCC Bank Muscat Headquarter Building Galfar Engineering amp Contracting PDO Headquarter Building Al-Hajery Trading

Duqm Dry Dock Daewoo Co Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Duqm Desalination Plant

Larsen amp Tubro

Road Bridges from Sarooj to Qurayat

Fedirici Stirling Batco

Road Work at Rahat Al-Andar Farm

Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises

Al-Moultaqa Residential Complex Dawood Contracting

Diabetic Health Centre Premier International

Oncology Wards amp Day care centre at Royal

Hospital Premier International

Psychiatric Hospital Bahwan Engineering Genetic Hospital Ay_tek Construction (Oman) LLC Sea Front Development Al-Ansari Trading Enterprises Car Museum at Barka Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Expansion of Barka Reservoir and Transmission

Facility Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Arsquo Seeb Wastewater Treatment Project Al Hassan Engineering Oman Maritime College at Sohar Al-Khalili Enterprises

Buildings at Sohar University Al-Hajery Trading

Construction of New Villa and Associated Facilities

at Bahjat Al-Anthar Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport (MC1) CCC ndash TAV Joint Venture

RAFO ndash Muscat Airport Desert Line Project

Development of Muscat International Airport -

Supply of Dredged material Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Duqm Airport Phase 1 Desert Line Project

Sub Station at DankWadi Saa Larsen amp Toubro Oman

Court Complex at Buraimi Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Sohar Douglas OHI

Al Buraimi Colleage Al Adarak Trading amp Contracting

ROP Building at Buraimi Nafal Trading

Al Buraimi Public park Business amp Trading

Health Centre at Nizwa Business amp Trading

Ground Improvement Work at Sohar Port Soletanche Bachy (France)

Duraline ME Factory at Sohar Shaksy Engineering

Health Centre at Sohar Dawood Construction Co

Health Centre at Rahab Al Dahleez International LLC

Health Centre at Saham Al Bady Trading amp Contracting

Court Complex at Rustaq Carillion Alawi

Asian beach Game Package II Carillion Alawi

Majilis Oman Carillion Alawi

Health Centre at Al Ajaiz CIVIL CO

MTL ndash AL Mawaleh Third Line CCC Oman LLC

Oman Residence Complex ndash Al Khuwair Douglas OHI

Silver House ndash Ghala Douglas OHI

Oman Airbase at Musannah Douglas OHI

Sheraton Hotel Refurbishment Douglas OHI

Oman Dental College Douglas OHI

PAC Fahud Extension Phase II Douglas OHI

Radio Stations at Barka Bidaya and Bahla Premier International Projects

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Qalhat Desalination and Water Supply Project Towell Infrastructure Projects Company

SBG Plaza at Ghubra Towell Construction

ArsquoSeeb Sewage Collection and Conveyance System

Al-Khoudh Gravity Sewer Networks

United Gulf Contracting Company

Office amp Stores Complex at Seeb Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Dualization of Bousher Al Amerat Road Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Muscat Expressway Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Bait Al Barakah Rayaheen Hall amp Museum Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Car Museum at bait Al Barakah Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Suwaiq Fishing harbour International Contracting amp Engineering

Services

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Duqm Port Complex

Jan De Nul Dredging Ltd

Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Ministry of manpower Building at Airport Height Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Glorei Maktabi2 Commercial Building at Al

Wattayah

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Oman Botanic Garden Phase-III Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

3311kV Primary Sub Station at Al Muna amp Al

Ansab

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

22033kv Grid Substation amp Transmission Line at As

Sawady (Blue City Area)

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Primary Substation at Jibroo Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

13233kV Grid Station at Misfah Area Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Flyover Widening and Junction Improvement at

Athaiba

Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Dualization of Ghala ndash Al Ansab Road Larsen amp Toubro (Oman) LLC

Al Amerat ndash Quriyat Road Nagarjuna Construction Company

Houses at different location in Quriyat Nagarjuna Construction Company

Construction of Bridge Across Wadi Bani Hinay at

Wilayat of Al Rustaq Abu Hatim Company LLC

Construction of State Audit Institution Head Quarters

Building in Muscat Al Bustan Area Abu Hatim Company LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Nakhal amp Sumail Abu Hatim Company LLC

Proposed main entrance amp boundary wall at samoud

garrisonHalban Al Ansari Contractors

CPF Road Khazzan Al EZ Trading Transport amp Contracting Co

LLC

Health Center at Nizwa Al Badi Trading

Sultan Qaboos Mosque at Sumail Al Badi Trading

RAH Masjed amp Sablah for PDO Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Al Seeb Waste Water project Al Hajiry Trading LLC

Emergency Water Resrvoir Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Construction of Independent Power Plant Project

Roads(Barka-3) Al Hassan Engineering Company SAOG

Renal Dialysis Center at Seeb Al khalili Construction LLC

Supply Hanger Rafo Mussannah Al khalili Construction LLC

Construction of Barracks accommodation at Airport

Heights Al Nahdha -Al Omaniah Co LLC

Proposed Sports Facilities for Security unitAl

Khoudh Al Rawahi International Co LLC

Remedial Works to Bridges Phase - 4A

(RUAWorks A Side) Al Sarooj Construction LLC

MohdAl Ameen Mosque-External Work Package Al Turki Enterprises

Regional Head Quarters at Ibri amp Rustaq Al Turki Enterprises

Proposed Officers Bedsit Masirah Alyam Enterprises LLC

Accomodation Complex (Kitchen amp Dining)Bid

Bid Police station Building-1 Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Officers Bed sit Sumail Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Multi - Purpose Hall Bahla Al Hamra Mudhaibi Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

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amp Al Khamil

Innovation Park Muscat Arabian Supplies Contracting LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Al Hail Green Residential Developments Phase - 1 Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

3 X 20 MUA Primary Sub Station Ghala Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

Construction of New HLD Class room PDO Bahwan Engineering Company

Mixed use development at Bausher Carillion Alawi LLC

Roual Opera House Carillion Alawi LLC

Al Khairan Hotel Resort amp Spa Carillion Alawi LLC

Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

Majlis Oman Carillion Alawi LLC

Construction of Muscat Airport Interchange on 18th

Nov Street

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Construction of Underpass at Bait Al Barka

RA(CUB Project)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Design amp Construction of Al Mahaj RA Interchange

and related drainage amp Road works

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Dualization of Farq Roundabout - Marfarsquoa Daris

Road

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

Grade Separated Junction Project stage 1 Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

3rd laning of the Main Road from Al Mawaleh

Interchange to Bait Al Barka RA-Lot(1)

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

( CCC )

MEDC - Head Office building Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Jabal Al- AKhadar Resort Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Proposed Villa at Royal Flight Residential Complex

at Seeb Dawood Contracting Company LLC

3rd Laning of the M Road from Al Mawaleh

Intrsquochange to Bait Al Barka RA(Lot-2) Desert Line project LLC

Dualization of Nizwa Ibri Road Sec-2 from Jabrin to

Ibri Option 2 Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Asphalt Road from Al Haisha in

Wilayat Bahla to Hamra Al Duru in Wilayat IBRI Desert Line project LLC

Construction of Water Supply to Wilayat Wadi Bani

Khalid Desert Line project LLC

Additional amp Alteration works at Al falaji Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Armoury Magazine at ROP Academy Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Construction of Pump Shed Room and Reatin Wall Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Fanja Sports Club Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

HQ for Ammunition stores at MAM Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Immigration Complex at Nizwa Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

New building for CDC Department at Rustaq

Hospital complex Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

VIF Complex at Mudhaibi Development Services ampMaintenance LLC

Design amp Construction of Additional Interchanges

for Al Mubaila South Federic Stirling Batco LLC

13233KV Substation amp Associated OHL Ghala

amp AL Khamil Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

NHC Royal Hospital Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

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Inflight Catering Facilities Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Design amp Construction of Al-Faroosiya Street

Interchange Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Border Post complex at Rub Al Khali Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgradation of IzkiMuthaibiRustaq Grid station Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Accident and Emergency + Burns Department

at Khoula Hospital Phase -8 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Thumrait Road(IZZ-Adam

Section) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Dualization of Nizwa ndash Ibri RoadSec2 from Jabrin

to Ibri ndash 1 Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Ras Al Hadd Airport Development Project Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Safah and Wadi Latham Oilfield Services

Construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Upgrade of Mukhaizna Airfield ndash New Runway

construction Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

Construction of Water Distribution network

Rustaq Galfar Engineering amp Contracting

New Darsait STP Project Galfar-Cadagua JV

Barrack Accomodation Suwaiq Gulf International Contracting LLC

Al Hamriya storm water drainage channel Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Annexe Building for Supreme Council for Planing Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Oman National Centre for treatment of

Haematological Disorder amp Bone Marrow Transplant

Hasan Juma Backer Trading amp Contracting

CoLLC

Construction of Jr Rate Accomodation Block

Wudam Iskan Contracting Company LLC

8 JOQ at MAM Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Military Technical College District Cooling System Iskan Contracting Company LLC

Al Amerat Waste Water Project Contract A 2 JV Arab Contractors amp WUEC

Darsait Al Wadi Al Kabir Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

MGI Road Project Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Al Athaibah Interchange Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

Construction of 13233kv Grid Station at Amrat

Construction of 132kv Grid Station at Mabella - 2

and Installation of Required 132kv Overhead

Line132kv Cables in Muscat Governorate (Tender

No 1432012)

Larsen amp Toubro(Oman)LLC

6 Class Rooms to Zainab Al Asadiya School at Al

Amerat Mansoor Al Masroory

Proposed 14 classroom - Girls basic education

School at QalhatSur Mansoor Al Masroory

Accomodation at Adam Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Wudam Naval Base Nafal Contracting amp Trading Co LLC

Construction of 3311KV Primary Sub Station at

Saraya Bandar Jissah

Oman National Engineering amp Investment

Co(SOAG)

Bait Al Barka Viewing Platform amp Sea wall Oman Shapoorji Construction Co LLC

Construction of Medium Wave Radio Transmission

Station in Barkabahla amp Buraimi Premier International Project LLC

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories Company Profile

Al Batinah Coastal Housing Project

barkaMusanna amp Suwaiq Radic Construction Company LLC

Commercial amp Residential Building at Mumtaz area Shaksy Engineering Services LLC

Dualization of Ibri ndash Al Dariz-Miskin Road Strabag Oman LLC

Re-Build of Air strip existing at Rusail amp Sayq Strabag Oman LLC

Wadi Minqal amp Wadi Bani Jaber Asphalt Road

Section - 1 Strabag Oman LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section -

1Package 1 - B STFA-HLG JV

Civil Work Services for Safah (B-09) Wadi Latham

(B-27) Fields Special Technical Services

Gas Processing Plant at Abu Tubul Block 60 Special Technical Services

EPC of RAH Substation STS Tebodin LLC

Treated Effluent Supply to Al Riyam amp Kalbou

Parks Teejan Trading amp Contracting

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

MC 4a ndash Civil Aviation Head Quarters Towell Construction amp Company LLC

New Supreme Court Building At Al Ghubrah Towell Construction amp Company LLC

Expansion of Distrib Network Seeb Wilyat ndash Seeb Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Water Distribution Network for Wilyat -AL Qabil amp

Ibra Towell Infrastructure Projects CoLLC (TIPCO)

Construction of Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Expressway Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

BP Oman - Khazzan Project Al EZ TradingTransport amp Contracting CoLLC

Kempinski HotelThe Wave Muscat Carillion Alawi LLC

Upgrading of Sinaw-Mahout Road Section-02 Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway (Halban Junction) Strabag Oman LLC

Construction of Batinah Highway-Package-2 Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC)

Major Site laboratories

Project Contractor

Head Quarter Building for PDO at MAF Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Development of Muscat International Airport ndash

Supply of dredged material

Boskalis Westminister (Oman)

Expeditionary Tent Beddown Area at Masirah Island

Cosmopolitan ndash EMTA Joint Venture

BP ndash Pipeline Installation amp Site Construction Galfar Engineering

Rehabilitation Works (Roads Bridges) at Quriyat Federcei Stirling Batco

Health Centre at Saham Al Badi Trading amp Construction

Sohar Bulk Jetty Oman Operation Saipem ndash Afcons Joint Venture

PDO ndash SNDC Project at Qurn Alam

Al Hassan Engineering

2nd Asian Beach Game 2010 at Wudam Carillion Alawi LLC

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Power Generation amp Distribution Facility at Daleel

Field

Larsen amp Toubro Electromech LLC

Health Centre at Rahab

Al Dahleez International LLC

Sohar Bulk Jetty Project

Saipem- Afcons Joint Venture

Court Complex at Rustaq

Carillion Alawi LLC

PDO Bahja ndash Plot Development

Sayouh Mahwees Trd amp Cont Co LLC

Dualization of Bid-Bid Sur Road Astaldi ndash Ozkar JV and STFA-HLG JV

ROP ndash Sidab Harbour Project Carillion Alawi LLC

Salalah International Airport LampT Galfar Contortion

Construction of Al Batinah Expressway (Package -1) Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Batinah Express way Package ndash 3 Simplex - Konstruktor (JV)

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 4 Larsen amp Toubro(Oman) LLC

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 5 FSB Ferrovial amp Batco JV

Construction of Batinah Expressway - Package - 6 CCC (Oman) LLC

Air traffic control at Masira Darim Construction company LLC

Transfer station at Fanza Malik Sohar

STF Complex -Suwaiq Dawood Contracting Company LLC

Ras Al Hamra Development Project (RAH - 435) Al Turki Enterprises LLC

Zulia Power plant (PDO) Al Hassan Engineering LLC

SNCP Qurnalam Al Hassan Engineering LLC

RAH International School Al Hajry Trading amp Contracting

Dualization of Bid-Bid - Sur Road Section

1Package 1 A

Astaldi-Ozkar JV

Halban prade ground project (SSF) Trading amp Investment LLC

Jabel Akhthar Hotel Dawood Contracting Company LLC

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Sultan Qaboos Mosque Nizwa Carillion Alawi LLC

SUR IPP Douglas OHI

MC-5 Salalah International Airport L amp T India and L amp T Oman

MC-5 Salalah International Airport Galfar Engineering amp Contracting SAOG

Shadeed Iron amp Steel L amp T Oman

Shadeed Iron amp Steel Simplex Infrastructures LLC

Health Centre Ibri Master Bin Karam

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

University Of Buraimi L amp T Oman

Trasnsfer Station SUR Mallak Sohar

Dualization of Mahdha-AL Rawdha Road

Buraimi

Premier International

Duqm Port Road Strabag Oman LLC

Mall of Oman - Package - 2 SPCCC

Dualization of Adam - Thumrait Road Part - 2

(ATD Project)

CCC (Oman) LLC

Durability Test of Concrete such as Chloride Migration Test and Rapid Chloride Permeability Test

Field Compaction test is used to provide the basis for control the fill material compaction

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Rapid chloride penetration test for concrete to asses the chloride ion penetration

Durability Test of Concrete such as Water Penetration Test

Permeability Apparatus Constant amp Falling Head for Granular ampClaySilt

Transverse Strength of Kerb Stone

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Non Destructive Structural Investigation

Exposure of foundation for visual inspection and NDT

Cover meter surevy Test indicates position of reinforecemnt bars hardned concrete

Ultra sonic pulse velocity measurement to assess the uniformity of concrete Detects internal flaws cracks and segregation etc

Rebound Hammer test to find the insitu concrete strength Surface hardness

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Direct Shear test to find the cohesion(C) and angle of internal friction(ɸ) in soil samples

Insitu concrete coring to determine the compressive strength

Marshall stability test for asphalt mixes

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

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Lonestar Alpha Labs undertake onshore amp offshore ground investigations for a wide variety of civil and

industrial construction infrastructure and pipeline projects We pride ourselves by adopting the same

professional approach to both large multi-disciplinary investigation projects as well as small simple structures

Our Investigation is supervised by highly qualified amp experienced geotechnical engineers and geologists

General Geotechnical Engineering Services

Design and planning of ground investigations

Settlement Monitoring

Foundation Designs and Proof Checking

Design of Reinforced Earth Structures

Design of Deep Foundations (Piles Well) amp Mat Foundations

Borehole drilling amp soil investigations (SPT)

Dynamic Cone Penetration Testing (DCPT)

Static Cone Penetration Test with pore-pressure measurement (CPTU)

Sample coring and analysis

Down hole and Cross Hole Seismic Tests

Trial pitting and trenching

Slope stability analysis amp studies

Pumping Tests and permeability Lugeon Tests

Double Ring Infiltrometer Tests

Plate bearing Tests and in-situ CBRs

Electrical Resistively Test

Thermal Resistivity Test

Resistively Profiling amp Resistivity Mapping

Groundwater Monitoring Sampling and Analysis

Preparation of factual and interpretative reporting

Soil Investigations

Soil Geotechnical investigations are performed by geotechnical engineers to obtain information on the physical

and mechanical properties of soil and rock around a site to design earthworks and foundations for proposed

structures and for repair of distress to earthworks and structures caused by subsurface conditions A geotechnical

investigation includes surface exploration and subsurface exploration of a site Our rigs are cable to drill vertical

holes down to 400m and inclined holes down to 200m below existing ground level

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Soil sampling using variety of samplers to collect disturbed samples relatively undisturbed samples and

undisturbed samples Samplers such as Hand Shovel Machine driven auger continuous flight auger Split-

Spoon SPT sampler Shelby Tube Sampler Piston Sampler

Laboratory tests

A wide variety of laboratory tests performed on soils and rocks to measure different properties

Although detailed list of laboratory testing is presented in Civil section some of the typical tests involved in the

investigation are given below

Water Content

Particle size Analysis Grain Size Distribution

Sedimentation Hydrometer analysis

Atterberg limits

California Bearing Ratio (CBR)

Direct Shear Test

Oedometer Test (Consolidation)

Swelling Pressure Test

Tri-axial Test

Unconfined Compressive Strength

Chemical Analysis of Soil and Water

In-Situ geotechnical tests

Standard Penetration Test (SPT) - in-situ standard penetration test designed to provide information on the

properties of soil while also collecting a disturbed soil sample for grain-size analysis and soil classification

Dynamic Cone Penetration Test (DCPT) - in-situ dynamic cone penetration test designed to provide

information on the properties of sub soil of natural ground or for pavement DCPT is useful to determine the in-

situ CBR and subgrade modulus

Cone Penetration Test (CPT) ndash standard Cone Penetration Test is performed using an instrumented probe

with a conical tip pushed into the soil hydraulically at a constant rate CPT instrument records tip resistance

friction resistance along the sleeve and pore-pressure measurement For bigger sites usually the CPTs are

performed in combination with drilling of boreholes to correlate so that the investigation is economical and

appropriate CPT data interpretation is used for correlation of soil properties and also to determine Soil Bearing

Capacity (SBC)

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Constant head Falling head permeability tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability)

of different types of soil is the most important step in designing any groundwater control system The knowledge

of this property is much useful in solving problems involving yield of water bearing strata seepage through

earthen dams stability of earthen dams and embankments of canal bank affected by seepage settlement etc The

falling head method of determining permeability is used for soil with low discharge where as the constant head

permeability test is used for coarse-grained soils with a reasonable discharge in a given time For very fine-

grained soil capillarity permeability test is recommended

Lugeon Test or Packer Tests - Estimating Hydraulic conductivity (or permeability) of different types of

rocks is a key step in designing any groundwater control system in a rock We do perform Packer Permeability

Tests in Rocks

Groundwater Monitoring

Our geotechnical field staffs are well trained for installing Piezometers and groundwater monitoring Piezometers

are two types viz Type-1 is Standpipe Piezometer and Type-2 is Vibrating-Wire Piezometers Standpipe

piezometer facilitates Groundwater levels measurement using dip meter or water level indicators while VW

piezometers are useful for monitoring Pore-Water pressures continuously using special devices attached to data

loggers

Groundwater Samples can be collected for analysis in the chemical and microbiological lab Routine drinking

water analysis trace metals and organic parameters can be tested and evaluated

Slope Stability Studies

The field of slope stability encompasses the analysis of static and dynamic stability of slopes of earth and rock-fill

dams slopes of other types of embankments excavated slopes and natural slopes in soil and soft rock Lonestar

Alpha can provide slope stability investigation analysis (including modelling) and design mitigation which can

be completed by our well trained and qualified geologists and geotechnical engineers

Settlement Monitoring

Settlement Monitoring surveys is performed to determine the degree of horizontal and vertical displacement of

structures pavements and embankments over a defined period Severe pavement damage and structural failure

can be a direct result of settlement and therefore it is critical that movement be detected and measured Our Senior

Engineering Surveyors and Geotechnical Engineers are available to assist you with the development and

implementation of a monitoring system to suit individual requirements