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Elcometer Launches New Bresle Test Patches

Thursday, September 1, 2016

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Inspection equipment manufacturer Elcometer Limited (Manchester, England) has released a new tool for measuring the level of soluble salts on uncoated surfaces in accordance with ISO 8502-6.

The new Elcometer 135C Bresle Test Patch is a self-adhesive rubber film square with a sealed compartment used for taking samples of soluble salts.

Bresle Test Patches

Elcometer touts its new 135C Bresle Test Patches as being easier to peel off after testing and having a thicker foam wall to make needle insertion easier as well.

Because they are said to easier to peel off than traditional patches, the company’s test patches reportedly facilitate the testing process.

When removing the patches after testing, they leave no foam on the substrate, the manufacturer explains, which means there is no need to scrape or reblast the surface prior to coating.

The patches feature foam walls that are 19 percent thicker than traditional patches, making needle insertion much easier, it adds.

Moreover, the high-quality adhesive used on the patch is said to ensure a watertight seal.

The new product comes with a Certificate of Cleanliness & Test Area and is available in packs of 25 or 100.

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Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Coating Application; Coating inspection; Elcometer; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Equipment manufacturers; Inspection equipment; Latin America; North America; Soluble salts; Surface preparation

Comment from Danny Crow, (9/1/2016, 3:22 PM)

How do they compare in price to the traditional patches?

Comment from Sunny Nietubicz, (9/6/2016, 4:42 PM)

Hello Danny, You will be pleased with the new pricing structure for the model 135C patches. The box of 100 patches gives you the best price. Please view the pricing on our website. Thank you.

Comment from Sunny Nietubicz, (9/6/2016, 5:18 PM)

Danny, the pricing can be found on the ElcometerUSA website. However the pricing is about 50% lower than the traditional patch you will find on the market.

Comment from Coating Inspector, (9/8/2016, 3:52 PM)

Please, regarding to the Bresle Patches salt test, how many Bresle Patches should be performed for a specific area (like how many Patches for 100 sqm) is there any standards define the required or recommended number of Bresle Patches for aspecific area ? Thanks

Comment from Jim Johnson, (10/13/2016, 11:30 AM)

Coating Inspector, there is a new Standard that is about to be published by NACE that stipulates where to test and frequency of testing.

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