Triaxial cells are designed to withstand a lateral pressure of 150 bar (150 kg/cm2). Four no-volume change valves are fitted to the base for measurement of pore pressure, top drainage, bottom drainage and for entry/exit of cell pressure. The cell is nickel plated and completely rustproof, hardened and ground pedestals and top loading pads with suitable centering arrangements for different sample sizes are provided. The lower pedestals are provided with radial grooves. The top loading pad is provided with spherical seating.