Coefficient of friction testing
Coefficient of friction testing measures the ease with which two surfaces in contact are able to slide past one another where there are two different values associated with the coefficient of friction – static and kinetic. Static friction applies to the force necessary to initialize motion between the two surfaces and kinetic friction is the resistance to sliding once the surfaces are in relative motion.
Because substrate cleanliness is critically important to gathering reliable data, appropriate measures should be addressed prior to testing and taken to during testing ensure freedom from dirt, grease and other contaminants that could adversely affect test results.
ASTM C1028, ASTM G115 -13 are the main coefficient of friction testing standards, and are used by many industries whose needs vary widely. From testing to cleaning procedures Atlas Safety & Security Design Inc., provides experience and expertise that help ensure that customers get the most value possible from there testing and operations. Expert testimony on slip and fall accidents for both plaintiff and defense cases are available.
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