ASTM D Standard Test Method for Static Coefficient of Friction of Polish- Coated Flooring Surfaces as Measured by the James Machine. Jan 5, The ASTM E slip resistance test standard defines the British pendulum . ASTM D is the basis of the testing of floor “waxes” (floor. Oct 31, ABIC Testing Laboratories, Inc. was authorized to test the following samples of metal floor panels for static coefficient of friction (SCOF).

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Because the HPS is so heavy, it makes it rather difficult to test in the field. ASTM withdrew the standard in Slip testers such as these can, however, be somewhat useful in determining whether floor maintenance practices are affecting slip resistance over time by using it as a regular monitoring device on dry floors. ASTM is an international standards organization that develops and publishes technical standards for a various range of items.

Each has its own appropriate safety standard s aztm, e. This valve is sensitive to the amount of force or speed used by the operator to depress it no doubt a part of the precision problemwhich raises the possibility that the operator can unwittingly or wittingly influence the result according to his or her preconceived notion of whether the floor is slippery or non-slip.

ICS Number Code Measurements can be made in accordance with the following standards, except that the contact area and the applied weight may differ: Both hard and soft rubbers are specified for the pendulum, with soft rubber being applied primarily to barefoot situations such as showers, bathroom floors, and swimming pool decks.

Kinetic friction is between moving surfaces; it measures the friction between two surfaces moving against each other such as a book being pushed across a table or a sled being dragged across the ground.


Slip Resistance Testing Standards in 2018

The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. A mineral particle in the high traction surface above using Nomarski differential phase contrast microscopy with asttm very irregular shape and a very high surface area provides surface roughness on a very fine scale. This c2047 can be used on both wet and dry walking surfaces. Here is a video demo of the pendulum slip resistance tester.


The Sigler was invented in the midth century by Percy Sigler of the U. Safety on flooring and ramps is one of the most common reasons for concern about the static coefficient of friction. Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

It does not provide a minimum DCOF for outdoor areas or ramps. It should be noted that some surfaces have a strong directional dependence on the SCOF.

ASTM Standards/Tests for Coefficient of Friction | SlipNOT®

This is irrelevant to measuring pedestrian walking floor slip resistance. The meter itself provides the applied weight on a horizontal surface of the material to be tested.

Optical microscopy and SEM are available to better examine and document the topography or roughness characteristics of a surface. Of course for other applications in which the friction under slippage is important, s2047 as machine operation or manufacturing processes, the dynamic coefficient of friction is a vital parameter and may be the more important practical parameter. The HPS measures both static and kinetic coefficient of friction. Once slippage has begun, a higher dynamic coefficient of friction may help one to recover from a slip, but it is better to prevent the slippage in the first place.

The James machine was designed to measure the static coefficient of friction of an interface of a dried polish film in contact with a specification leather sensor. D, developed by Subcommittee D The pendulum is the basis of the Sustainable Asgm Resistance standard that has aztm specified by McDonalds Restaurants since They found that if a polish produced a value of 0.

Highly regarded agencies use the results from these machines and their tests to create recommendations and standards that other agencies follow. A recent example of this measured in this laboratory was for decking and wharf planks which had a much lower SCOF along the plank length than across the plank width.

Anderson Materials Evaluation, Inc. Which one is the right test for your application?

Testing the Safety of Polished Floors | ASTM Standardization News

The Technical Products Model 80 is a static slip tester wstm well and therefore is not suitable for wet testing to assess anti-slip pedestrian safety. ASTM also withdrew this standard in with no replacement. It is the most widely used pedestrian slip resistance test method worldwide. See a video demonstration of the BOTE. A surface with an adequate average may actually have an unsafe SCOF in a particular direction.


The Aetm XL Tribometer mimics the human stepping motion and allows for synchronized application of vertical and horizontal forces. It is a laboratory machine that tests flooring samples and due to its design is not usable on an actual floor.

Static Coefficient of Friction Measurements

Inthe Tortus III became an official part of the Australian floor slip test standard AS where it is used as the primary instrument for making dry floor slip resistance readings.

The instrument includes many features that help in validating a test as to time, date of last calibration by the manufacturer, date and time of last verification by the user, date and time and location number of test run as well as test foot slider used, age of and number of runs on that test foot, etc.

This test method, like the former ASTM Cis not based on actual slip and fall research, however. Although it is necessary for a tribometer to pass this test, it is not sufficient in validating a scientific slip test instrument. An anti-slip floor or slip resistant floor will be anti-slip for someone who is in motion moving across the floor.

Many other parties benefit financially from these accidents or sale of the e2047 flooring that often causes them: Link d047 Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.

Dry testing — particularly before the alleged accident and on a periodic monitoring basis traction auditing — can help establish that the floor d0247 safe or anti-slip when dry. Here you can find a Tortus video demonstration. We do not recommend its use. SlipAlert left is a roller-coaster type tribometer that is designed to mimic the readings of the modern pendulum. It is only used for testing dry surfaces, it is not appropriate for wet surfaces because the sensor pads that are attached tend to hydroplane, which will lead to skewed results.