Floor Slip-Resistance Test Instruments
We are discount sellers of the below slip-resistance and coefficient of friction measuring devices for floors.
Budgetary prices for these instruments from Safety Direct America:
BOT-3000E $6195.00 - video demonstration, more information
Pendulum $6458.00* - video demonstration, more information
SlipAlert $3675.00* - video demonstration, more information
Tortus $6598.00* - video demonstration, more information
*phone 949-582-0889 or email George Sotter for current price; may vary with U.S. dollar. FREE SHIPPING for BOT-3000E orders in the contiguous 48 United States. Need help deciding? Here are the different tribometers [slip test meters] compared.
The BOT-3000E is specified for the ANSI A137.1 DCOF wet slip resistance test (or "AcutestSM") that is required for indoor ceramic tile by the current International Building Code, as well as the ANSI B101.1 (SCOF) and B101.3 (dynamic coefficient of friction slip resistance test). Ceramic Tile Institute of America endorses
the Tortus and the Pendulum. In a study of nine types of tribometers
at the University of Southern California Medical Center in which
slip-and-fall experts from around the world participated, the Tortus
received the highest rating; click here for details. SlipAlert has had very favorable reviews from British and Australian government safety research agencies. The static coefficient of friction method ASTM C 1028-07
is principally used for manufacturing quality control purposes rather
than assessing slip resistance, but is sometimes specified as a poor
indicator of slip resistance. We recommend using the Tortus or pendulum
test instead, as these are more reliable and are recommended for slip
resistance by Ceramic Tile Institute of America. We also recommend the BOT-3000E, as it has official ANSI test methods and safety standards.
Here you will find a comparison of these tribometers/slip resistance test meters.
|Floor Slip Resistance Testing Video|