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ASTM D 1894, Coefficient of Friction / Peel, ISO 8295, Surface Characteristics, TAPPI T 549
Coefficient of Friction / Peel Tester model 32-76e – – AB5700
Adhesion, ASTM D3359, ASTM D4417, ASTM D4417-B, BS 7079-B4, IMO MSC.215(82), ISO 2409, ISO 2808-3, ISO 8501-1, ISO 8502-3, ISO 8502-4, ISO 8502-6, ISO 8502-9, ISO 8503-01, ISO 8503-02, Optical Inspection Tools, PH / Conductivity, Salt/Chloride Testing, Surface Characteristics, Surface Cleanliness/Preperations, Surface Profile, US Navy NSI 009-32, US Navy PPI 63101-000
Pretreatment Test Kit (PTK) Basic or Full Kit – SP7315 or SP7316Adhesion, ASTM D3359, ASTM D4417, ASTM D4417-B, BS 7079-B4, IMO MSC.215(82), ISO 2409, ISO 2808-3, ISO 8501-1, ISO 8502-3, ISO 8502-4, ISO 8502-6, ISO 8502-9, ISO 8503-01, ISO 8503-02, Optical Inspection Tools, PH / Conductivity, Salt/Chloride Testing, Surface Characteristics, Surface Cleanliness/Preperations, Surface Profile, US Navy NSI 009-32, US Navy PPI 63101-000
Pretreatment Test Kit (PTK) Basic or Full Kit – SP7315 or SP7316
The Pretreatment Test Kit is especially composed to control all relevant parameters during the pretreatment of steel prior to painting. The PTK is available as BASIC KIT and FULL KIT.
See Datasheet for Basic and Full kit comparisonsSKU: n/a
Corrosion / Weathering, Hull Roughness Gauge, Surface Characteristics
HULL ROUGHNESS GAUGE – DC9000
TQC has made the next evolutionary step in hull roughness surveys. Surpassing the industrial standards with an easy to operate 4-way directional push button, graphical representations, storage of data in multiple batches and survey reports in Microsoft Excel®. The whole system fits into a small sized waterproof rugged casing that is allowed as carry on travel luggage and benefits your overseas travel plans.
Controlling the roughness of a ship’s hull plays an important role in the operating costs of a vessel. The roughness of a ship’s hull increases mainly due to corrosion, pitting, plate undulation, mechanical damage, dry spray and above all biofouling. Proper maintenance and the correct application of high-end anti-fouling coatings reduce the hydrodynamic effects and will lead to significant savings on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The hull roughness is measured during in-docking and out-docking. The Hull Roughness Gauge measures the AHR value (Average Hull Roughness) of sea-going vessels. AHR is the ‘mean’ of all the vessel’s hull roughness readings and is the measure against which ship’s performance is correlated.
The TQC Hull roughness Gauge consists of a Control unit and a Sensor unit.
The Hull Roughness Control unit can be operated with just one hand, a 4-way directional push button operates an intuitive menu on a large illuminated display. The neck strap keeps the users’ hands-free when required.
The Sensor unit is equipped with three non-slip wheels and a carbide tipped stylus and is moved over the ship’s hull in a horizontal way collecting series of measurements. A set of LED’s indicate the status of the instrument so operation is possible without observing the control unit.
Statistics, time/date and location of each series and the average hull roughness are automatically calculated and stored in the Control unit. Using the supplied USB-cable and software you instantly create inspection reports in Microsoft Excel. Your own company logo and or -details can be incorporated to restyle your reports.
Accuracy: +/- 5 microns or or Memory: Enough for 4 complete surveys done both in- and out-docking, totally over 10.000 readings
Location storage: Simply point and click the hull location in the displayed graphical representation of the ship’s hull.
Speed: 50 mm/s, with speed indication LED in the Sensor unit
Interface: USB serial to PC connection
Power supply: 4 AA type Alkaline Cells, available worldwide
Calibration certificate: includedSKU: DC9000
BS EN ISO8502-2, Surface Characteristics
DUST TEST KIT – SP3200
The TQC Dust Test Kit according to ISO 8502-3 allows assessment of the quantity and size of dust particles on surfaces prepared for painting. Dust on blast cleaned surfaces can reduce coating adhesion, leading to premature coating failure and sub-standard coating finish. The dust test kit can be used in accordance with the recommendations of BS EN ISO 8502-3 either as a pass/fail test or as a permanent record of the presence of dust.
Dust Test KIT Standards
Features TQC Dust Test KIT
- A strong binder holds all necessary forms and visual comparator and has an integrated compartment for tape, scissors and illuminated magnifier. The binder closes with Velcro-strips to secure the content.
- Report Forms have space for 5 different test results. All the information that the ISO8502-3 standard requires can be filled in through check boxes or in pre-defined areas. This guarantees complete and valid reports.
- Display board shows clearly the different quantity ratings but also has a unique size-comparator for both light and dark dust particles. A black and white contrast files is included as well.
- The pictorial manual shows the test method in a clear way and can be used in any “language”. The Sample Transfer sheet is made of scratch resistant, high transparent plastic with pre-printed positions. It is conveniently fixed by a Velcro strip for easy detachment and replacement.
- The strong binder is suitable for field use. It holds all forms and accessories and is locked by a Velcro strip. No loose items!
- The illuminated magnifier has real glass optics for a clear view (no plastic lenses)
scope of supply
- Battery powered (2xAA) portable 10x magnifier with glass lens and integrated light source
- Adhesive tape acc. ISO 8502-3 (adhesion peel strength of at least 190N per metre width)
- Pair of Scissors
- Pictorial manual
- Comparator display board in black and white, to assess dust quantity and dust particle size
- Sample transfer sheet
- Report forms (25 pieces)
Optical Inspection Tools, Surface Characteristics
Keane Tator – Magnifier – LD2050
Comparators for determining surface roughness by touch and sight. Conforms to ASTM D4417. The KTA standard has 5 different grades of roughness and is available in three different versions. Available in Imperial units only.SKU: LD2054
Keane Tator Surface Comparator LD2051, LD2052, LD2053
Comparators for determining surface roughness by touch and sight. Conforms to ASTM D4417. The KTA standard has 5 different grades of roughness and is available in three different versions. Available in Imperial units only.SKU: n/a
ASTM D4417, ISO 8503-01, Smoothness Testing, Surface Characteristics
Steel Surface Roughness Comparator – LD2040ASTM D4417, ISO 8503-01, Smoothness Testing, Surface Characteristics
Steel Surface Roughness Comparator – LD2040
Comparison standard according to ISO 8503 part 1 made of quality steel. Indicates the surface condition of blasted steel according to ISO 8503 in grades of fine, medium, and coarse.
Can be used in accordance with ASTM D4417 Method A, ISO 8503-1, ISO 8503-2SKU: LD2040
ASTM D4417-B, BS 3900-C5, BS EN ISO 2808, IMO MSC.215(82), ISO 2808, JIS K 5600-1-7, Surface Characteristics, Surface Profile
SURFACE PROFILE AND COATING THICKNESS GAUGE – SP1560ASTM D4417-B, BS 3900-C5, BS EN ISO 2808, IMO MSC.215(82), ISO 2808, JIS K 5600-1-7, Surface Characteristics, Surface Profile
SURFACE PROFILE AND COATING THICKNESS GAUGE – SP1560
The TQC Surface Profile & Coating Thickness gauge is a combination gauge. that can be equipped with two different tips, one for surface roughness and another for coating thickness.
Supplied with a sharp tungsten carbide replaceable tip for surface profile measurement, a hardened round tip for coating thickness measurement, a glass plate for zero calibration and a leather carry pouch that fits all items.SKU: SP1560
Smoothness Testing, Surface Characteristics, Surface Profile
Surface Roughness Gauge – SP1562
The TQC Sheen surface profile roughness gauge is a simple instrument for ultrafast measuring of the point peak-to-valley height of a surface. The shape of the base makes this instrument ideal to measure the height of welds.SKU: SP1562
PosiTector 6000 Accessories, Surface Characteristics, Surface Profile, Surface Profile Gage Accessories
Replacement Tungsten Carbide Probe Tips for PosiTector SPG