Posted by Carly McGee - January 13, Testing the Slip Resistance Properties of Flooring Measuring slip resistance of walking surfaces involves identifying applicable regulations; the appropriate test device and test method; surfaces to be tested flat surfaces, ramps and stairs, areas of surface wear, contamination, and irregular flooring surfaces ; and applicable types of footwear or lack thereof. With so many variables, the process quickly becomes complicated. This article discusses only a few of the elections associated with each of these variables and organizations that provide direction to the flooring industry. To begin, it is important to know which property are we truly measuring. Each affects human locomotion safety very differently.
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Want this as a site license? Changes from the previous issue A redline edition is available for this document, with all changes visible. Ask Document Center Inc. Scope 1. Further, this test method also establishes a compliance criterion to meet the requirement for a nonhazardous polished walkway surface. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
Significance and Use 4. The compliance criterion is based on extensive experiential data from residential, commercial, industrial and institutional walkway surfaces since The use of this compliance criterion with other test methods, other test instruments, and other surfaces is improper, because they are not a part of the body of experiential data upon which the conformance criterion is based.
Testing the Slip Resistance Properties of Flooring
Want this as a site license? Changes from the previous issue A redline edition is available for this document, with all changes visible. Ask Document Center Inc. Scope 1. Further, this test method also establishes a compliance criterion to meet the requirement for a nonhazardous polished walkway surface.
Grokazahn Again, the James Machine is measuring static COF, which is the measure of how slippery a floor is when someone is standing still on it. Of course for other applications in which the friction under slippage is important, such as machine operation or manufacturing processes, the dynamic coefficient of friction is a vital parameter and may be the more important practical parameter. It was once cited by the Asgm. Because the HPS is 2d heavy, it makes it rather difficult to test in the field.