Skid Resistance Tester

The Skid Resistance & Friction Tester is suitable for both site and laboratory applications to perform tests to the following standards:
BS 812 Pt. 114
BS EN 1097-8 Determination of Polished Stone Value
AS/NZS 4586:1999 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials
BS 6077 Pt 1 Clay and calcium silicate pavers for flexible pavements.
BS 7044 Artificial sports surfaces: person/surface interaction.
BS 7188 Impact absorbing playground surfaces
BS 8204 In-situ flooring, part 3 Code of practice for polymer modified cementitious wearing surfaces.
ASTM E303 Standard Method for – Measuring Surface Frictional Properties Using British Pendulum
BS 7976 Method of operation and calibration of the pendulum tester.
EN 1436 : 1997 Road Marking Materials BS EN 13036-4:2003 Road and Airfield surface characteristics
Mostrecently its uses include the testing of astro turf and wooden decking.
The Skid Tester measures the frictional resistance between a rubber slider mounted on the end of a pendulum arm and the test surface. This provides highway and flooring engineers with a routine method of checking the resistance of wet and dry surfaces to slipping and skidding.
It is based on the Izod principle: a pendulum rotates about a spindle attached to a vertical pillar. At the end of the tubular arm a head of known mass is fitted with a rubber slider. The pendulum is released from a horizontal position so that it strikes the sample surface with a constant velocity. The distance travelled by the head after striking the sample is determined by the friction of the sample surface. A reading of Skid Resistance is obtained.
The skid tester is supplied complete with:
Carrying Case – Sturdy case with dense foam inserts giving excelent protection
‘F’ Scale – Built in, for use with small slider set for 76mm slide length. (PSV test)
Low friction arm, and lightweight pointer
Set of 6 sliders (large or small) – Built in, for use with small slider set for 76mm slide length. (PSV test)
125-127mm setting gauge – used to set slide length for road / floor testing
Brush – For removing unwanted dirt or grit from area to be tested
C Spanner- For attaching and releasing arm to rotating head
17mm Spanner -For fitting rear foot
Allen Keys – For various adjustments
Water Spray Bottle – For wetting surface to be tested
Feet pads – For placing under levelling feet when on soft ground
Operating Instructions – A guide to road, floor and PSV testing
Calibration Certificate – Despatched calibrated to BS EN1097-8: 2000 (accredited under ISO 9001:2000
Dimensions: 700mm x 300mm x 700mm
Weight: approx. 32lg