ASTM WK47077

    New Practice for Using Walkway Tribometry Data in Estimating Pedestrian Slip Resistance Thresholds and Comparative Traction

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F13.10 | Committee F13 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This practice provides a methodology for estimating acceptable minimum threshold values for pedestrian wet slip resistance, based on walkway tribometry data. This Practice also provides a methodology for conducting slip resistance testing intended for comparison with threshold values.

    Currently ASTM F13 standards do not provide a way to estimate the amount of traction a walkway should have, as measurable by a walkway tribometer. This standard is intended to provide such a methodology. The standard could be a foundation for a walkway material traction rating system that could adopted by manufacturers or professional associations in the areas of architecture, construction, and flooring. It can also be used by forensic professionals and human slip researchers.


    Tribometer; traction; validation; certification; F2508

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    John Leffler

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