Dry Friction Device

The principle is that the coefficient of friction of the specimen is assessed by determining the dynamic friction between the specimen and a slider moving at a constant speed of 1 0.1 m/min. across the surface by measuring the ratio of the tangential force to the vertical load.

Dry Floor Friction Test
Photo is courtesy of Australasian Slip testing Pty Ltd

The Floor Friction Tester is a portable self-powered mobile apparatus that has the means of recording the output data such as a continuous chart record or other means of electronic data capture capable of capturing at least five data points per second.

The slider rubber surface of the device has to be conditioned prior to each testing. This is done using a grade P400 abrasive paper.

The standard slider material is a Four S rubber (simulated shoe sole)

Once the device is ready for testing, it is tested according to the relevant standard specifications.

The results are recorded and a slip resistance test certificate is issued.

The table below will interpret the results and the certificate will nominate the corresponding classification as well.

DRY FLOOR FRICTION RESULT

INTERPRETATION OF INDIVIDUAL AND MEAN DRY FLOOR FRICTION RESULT
INTERPRETATION OF INDIVIDUAL AND MEAN DRY FLOOR FRICTION RESULT

Please note that only a NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) acredited tester can issue a valid certificate.

As part of our commitment to provide you with a total floor safety solution, Global Safe Technologies recommends the following companies for your floor surface slip resistance testing;

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