A Portable Skid Resistance Tester (also known as the British Pendulum Tester) is an essential tool for anyone with a duty to minimize the risk of accidents arising as a result of slippery roads and floor surfaces. This device is also used to investigate the cause of accidents after they have taken place.
This Portable Skid Resistance Tester is used extensively by health & safety consultants, floor and tile manufacturers, material testing laboratories, highway agencies, local councils, leisure centers, expert witnesses, cleaning and maintenance companies, facility managers and many others.
How it Works
The Portable Skid Resistance Tester operates according to the Izod principle. In operation, a pendulum of a known mass rotates about a vertical spindle. The head of the pendulum is fitted with a rubber slider which has a specific hardness and resilience. When released from a horizontal position, the pendulum head strikes the test surface with a constant velocity. The distance traveled by the pendulum after striking the surface is determined by the friction resistance of the sample surface. The Pendulum Test Value (PTV), which corresponds to the co-efficient of friction times 100, can be read directly from the clearly engraved scale.
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