The Standard for Measuring the Coefficient of Friction
After 20 years, the tile industry’s way of measuring, reporting and interpreting coefficient of friction (COF) has completely changed. And it’s a big change from the way the measurement is made to the way the results are reported and interpreted. The current standard, ANSI/TCNA A326.3, Standard Test Method for Measuring Dynamic Coefficient of Friction of Hard Surface Materials, offers a more dynamic test method with the option to conduct a dry or wet test in the lab or in the field regardless of conditions.
At Walkway Management Group, Inc., we are proud that our state-of- the-art BOT-3000E is the only tribometer named by the ANSI/TCNA to comply with the standard, A326.3, set in 2017.
Because of this standard, auditors using the BOT-3000E can significantly improve floor safety and prevent slips and falls along with having the correct documentation to lower risk exposure and demonstrate compliance to the standard in a court of law.
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