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Using a Variable Incidence Tribometer (Vit), Standard Test Method For

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Standard Test Method for Using a Variable Incidence Tribometer (VIT) (Withdrawn 2006)


1.1 This test method covers the operational procedures for using a variable incidence tribometer (VIT) for determining the slip resistance of footwear sole, heel, or related materials (test feet) against planar walkway surfaces or walkway surrogates (test surfaces) in either the laboratory or field under dry, wet, or contaminated conditions. This test method does not address all methodological issues (for example, test surface and test foot material selection and preparation, experimental design, or report preparation).

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


Contamination;emenvironmental; Dry surface testing; Environmental contamination; Floor testing; Footwear;emsoles/heels/related materials; Shoe testing; Slip resistance; Tribometers; Variable incidence tribometer (VIT); Walkway surfaces; Wet surface testing; variable incidence tribometer (VIT); ICS Number Code 61.060 (Footwear)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

15.07 (Sports Equipment and Facilities; Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear; Amusement Rides and Devices; Snow Skiing)

To find similar documents by classification:

61.060 (Footwear Including shoelaces Protective footwear, see 13.340.50)

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March 10, 2000

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Test Method

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2 pages

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