The Munro Stanley Portable Skid Resistance Tester (also known as the Pendulum Tester) is an essential tool for anyone with a duty to minimise the risk of accidents arising as a result of slippery roads and floor surfaces. This device is also used to investigate the cause of accidents after they have taken place.
This Portable Skid Resistance Tester is used extensively by health & safety consultants, floor and tile manufacturers, material testing laboratories, highway agencies, local councils, leisure centres, expert witnesses, cleaning and maintenance companies, facility managers and many others.
Manufactured by hand by at our facility in the United Kingdom, the Munro Stanley Portable Skid Resistance Tester complies in every detail with all relevant international standards. These include:
- BS EN 13036-4:2011
- BS 7976-1:2002+A1:2013
- BS EN 1097-8:2009
- BS 812-114:1989
- ASTM E303
- AS/NZS 4586-2013
- AS/NZS 4663-2013.
You may also opt to have your equipment independently certified by the British Standards Institute (BSI). Please specify if this required when requesting a quotation.
For maximum portability we offer a fully fitted, protective flight case with stable, multi-directional wheels. This will ensure the equipment is safe and secure during transportation and storage. Please specify if the flight case is required when requesting a quotation.
NB: If the Portable Skid Resistance Tester is purchased without a Flight Case, the instrument will be sent in a fitted, foam-filled export carton.
Our Portable Skid Resistance Tester comes with the following accessories as standard:
- Perspex Setting Gauge
- Tools Wallet
- Water Bottle
A full range of accessories are available to purchase separately if required. These include rubber sliders, conditioning & verification surfaces, the aluminium sample holder, spreader feet, the detachable (F) scale and the Base Plate for curved PSV specimens.
How it Works
The Portable Skid Resistance Tester (also known as the British Pendulum Tester) operates according to the Izod principle. In operation, a pendulum of a known mass rotates about a vertical spindle. The head of the pendulum is fitted with a rubber slider which has a specific hardness and resilience. When released from a horizontal position, the pendulum head strikes the test surface with a constant velocity. The distance travelled by the pendulum after striking the surface is determined by the friction resistance of the sample surface. The Pendulum Test Value (PTV), which corresponds to the co-efficient of friction times 100, can be read directly from the clearly engraved scale.
Munro Instruments have developed a digital version of the Munro Stanley Portable Skid Resistance Tester. See the Intelligent Pendulum product page for more information.