Chapter 3. A New Slip Resistance Tester
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1992 The American Ceramic Society
Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2
How to Cite
English, W. (1994) A New Slip Resistance Tester, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 13, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313916.ch3
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1994
Print ISBN: 9780470375129
Online ISBN: 9780470313916
- tractwn tester;
- valid slipperiness;
- operator-dependent biases;
A new traction tester designed to overcome the major objections against traditional devices has been developed in an effort to produce a relatively inexpensive, portable, valid slipperiness tester that is practical for in situ testing. The instant actuation feature and the unit configuration overcome the well-known “stiction” problem and variability of results attributed to operator-dependent biases. The new traction tester is called the Universal Sliptester because it is designed to take both dynamic and static readings on any surface, wet or dry. Its intended uses are for practical tribometry in workplaces and for determining compliance with regulatory guidelines proposed under OSHA and the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board rule-making.