- Surface to test: Hard surface walkway materials such as ceramic and porcelain tile, polished and un-polished concrete, stone, vinyl, wood and synthetic laminates and such materials with coatings or polishes applied.
- This is a wet floor test using an SBR test foot and 0.1% SLS solution
- Tests for Static Coefficient of Friction (SCOF)
- Establishes a range of “R-Values” between R-9 and R-12. (COF ranges between 0.19 to 0.75)
Translation is based on independent, third-party research from Germany, UK and Poland
The German Ramp Method programmed into the TRACSCAN 2.0, simulates, for use in the field, the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) Standard DIN 51130, but with an SBR test foot and 0.1% SLS solution as the lubricant. The DIN 51130 Standard can only be done in the laboratory using the variable-angle ramp which has flooring to be tested on it. (See photo below) The walker, while wearing industrial-type treaded shoes, walks down the slope without holding the handrails and adjusts the ramp angle several times to the highest value he can walk without slipping.
While the German Test Method as measured by the TRACSCAN 2.0 is not an exact replication of the DIN 51130 Standard, it is an approximate translation that correlates to it for field use outside of the industrial workplace, which is much more representative of everyday situations. The German Test Method does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of the test method to establish appropriate safety practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.