Floor Slip-Resistance Test Instruments
We are discount sellers of the below slip-resistance and coefficient of friction measuring devices for floors. Call 1-800-988-6721 to order or have your questions answered. Budgetary prices for these instruments from Safety Direct America are:
*phone 1-800-988-6721 or email us 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 (2012), as well as the ANSI B101.1 (SCOF) and B101.3 (dynamic coefficient of friction) slip tests. With it’s ability to measure both static and dynamic friction, and with “smart” sensors, it is the latest in floor friction technology.
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.
The pendulum is presently used for measuring pedestrian slip resistance in at least 49 nations on five continents.
SlipAlert has had very favorable reviews from British and Australian government safety research agencies, and now has an official British slip test standard.
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. This test method has now been officially and permanently withdrawn by the ASTM.
We recommend using the Tortus or pendulum test, as these slip test devices are more reliable, used in many nations with tons of slip and fall research to back their safety standards, 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 based on slip and fall research as well.
Here you will find a comparison of these tribometers/slip resistance test meters. Call 1-800-988-6721 to order your instrument now.