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Tool Made to Measure Concrete Coatings

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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A U.K.-based inspection equipment manufacturer has launched a new tool for coating thickness inspection on concrete substrates.

The new Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge, made by Elcometer (Manchester), was developed for the non-destructive measurement of dry film thickness on concrete and other cementitious substrates up to 10mm thick, the company says.


Elcometer touts its new Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge as making the non-destructive measurement of dry film thickness on concrete more accurate, faster and and easier.

Elcometer says its new concrete gauge is capable of delivering 60-plus readings per minute in standard mode and more than 140 per minute in scan mode. The data can then be transferred via Bluetooth or USB PC software or mobile devices for instant report generation, it adds.

The device offers improved accuracy, the company notes, in that its signal strength indicator helps to prevent false or incorrect readings.

Its ergonomic design was intended to facilitate comfortable, continuous use for daily inspections, it adds.

Moreover, the company says the gauges and probes are rugged and appropriate for harsh environments, with a dustproof and waterproof design and field-replaceable probe wear tips.

According to Elcometer, the device is ready to use; a user can select the coating material and begin measuring without having to set up gates or range values.

The thickness gauge can be used in accordance with ASTM 06132, SSPC PA9 and ISO 2808, it says.

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Tagged categories: Cementitious; Coating inspection; Coating/Film Thickness; concrete; Concrete coatings and treatments; Elcometer; Equipment manufacturers; Good Technical Practice; Inspection equipment; Thickness gauge

Comment from Adeel Ahmad, (11/23/2016, 6:00 AM)

We are checking the dry film thickness by PosiTector 200 which is not having accuracy. In this positector device , first we've to settle the required minimum and maximum value prior to place the probe on concrete coated surfaces. Things to keep in mind that DFT measurement never shown below to minimum value what you settled down even DFT is very thin and very less from acceptable limit. So how we can rely on POSITECTOR 200? Good news to get the measuring device from elcometer. Thanks,

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