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For seventy years Elcometer has been a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of inspection equipment to the coatings, concrete and metal detection industry.

Elcometer’s comprehensive range of coating inspection, ultrasonic NDT inspection, appearance & gloss measurement and concrete & metal detection equipment has everything you need to accurately measure; surface profile to cleanliness; relative humidity to dewpoint; wet film to dry film coating thickness; material thickness to flaw detection; coating adhesion to gloss; pinhole to porosity detection; metal detection to concrete inspection.

Coating Inspection

From the preparation of the surface to be coated, through climatic condition monitoring to the dry film thickness evaluation, visual assessment and gauge-based testing will ensure adequate process control.

Surface Preparation

For steel surface preparation, the removal of rust and other contamination and the creation of a surface profile is required to enhance the adhesion of the applied coatings.

Elcometer offer a range of visual standards for rust removal and a simple test for dust on blast-cleaned surfaces. In order to determine the level of soluble salt contamination of the blast cleaned surface.

A range of salt contamination methods are available including the Bresle Patch Method, the Saturated Filter Paper method and the chloride-specific titration tube method.

Ensuring the correct surface preparation optimises the performance of the coating and material usage. Elcometer supply a range of products to meet each of the key industry standard surface preparation inspection methods, including surface condition, blasting parameters, surface profile, surface roughness and surface cleanliness.

  • Elcometer 128 Pictorial Surface Standards
  • Elcometer 119 Pipe Pit Gauge
  • Elcometer 147 Weld Gauge
  • Elcometer Surface Weld Comparator
  • Elcometer 130 SSP Soluble Salt Profiler
  • Elcometer 135C Bresle Test Patches
  • Elcometer 135A & 135B Bresle Patches
  • Elcometer 138 Conductivity Meter
  • Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit
  • Elcometer 134S Chloride Ion Test Kit for Surfaces
  • Elcometer 134 CSN Chloride, Sulphate & Nitrate Kit
  • Elcometer 139 Amine Blush Swab Test Kit
  • Elcometer 139 Amine Blush Chip Screen Test Kit
  • Elcometer 142 ISO 8502-3 Dust Tape Test Kit
  • Elcometer 145 Dust Tape Roller
  • Elcometer 224 Digital Surface Profile Gauge
  • Elcometer 123 Surface Profile Gauge
  • Elcometer 122 Testex® Replica Tape
  • Elcometer 124 Thickness Gauge
  • Elcometer 125 Surface Comparators
  • Elcometer 127 Keane-Tator Surface Comparator & Magnifier
  • Elcometer 129 Rubert & Rugotest Surface Comparator
  • Elcometer 7062 MarSurf PS10 Surface Roughness Tester
  • Elcometer 148 pH Tester
  • Elcometer 134A Chloride Ion Test Kit for Abrasives
  • Elcometer 134W Chloride Ion Test Kit for Water
  • Elcometer 102 Needle Pressure Gauge
  • Elcometer 103 Blast Nozzle Gauge

Climatic Conditions

Monitoring climatic conditions, such as temperature, relative humidity, dewpoint and moisture, is often vital to the successful application of a coating and are critical to the resulting quality and performance of the coated product.

Elcometer offer a range of dewpoint and relative humidity meters, thermometers and anemometers to monitor climatic conditions.

  • Elcometer 319 Dewpoint Meter
  • Elcometer 309 Delta T Hygrometer
  • Elcometer 308 Hygrometer
  • Elcometer 116 Whirling & Sling Hygrometers
  • Elcometer 114 Dewpoint Calculator
  • Elcometer 320 Climate Monitoring System
  • Elcometer 113 Magnetic Thermometer
  • Elcometer 210 Paint Thermometer
  • Elcometer 212 Digital Pocket Thermometer
  • Elcometer 213/2 Digital Waterproof Thermometer
  • Elcometer 214 IR Digital Laser Thermometer
  • Elcometer 410 Anemometer
  • Elcometer 215 Oven Data Logger
  • ElcoMaster® Oven Profiling Software

Wet Film Thickness & Dry Film Thickness

  • Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauge
  • Elcometer 456 Probe Range
  • Elcometer 500 Concrete Coating Thickness Gauge
  • Elcometer 355 Coating Thickness Gauge
  • Elcometer 355 Probe Range
  • Elcometer 456 IPC Dry Film Thickness Gauge
  • Elcometer 415 Industrial Paint & Powder Thickness Gauge
  • The New Elcometer 311 Automotive Paint Meter
  • Elcometer 101 Coating Thickness Gauge
  • Elcometer 112AL, 112 & 3236 Hexagonal Wet Film Combs
  • Elcometer 154 Plastic Wet Film Combs
  • Elcometer 3230 Wet Film Wheels
  • Elcometer 211 Coating Thickness Gauge
  • Elcometer 121/4 Standard & Top Paint Inspection Gauges
  • Elcometer 141 Paint Inspection Gauge
  • Calibration Foils
  • Coated Thickness Standards
  • Zero Test Plates

Adhesion Testers

From the largest man-made structures to the smallest household appliances, most manufactured products have a protective or cosmetic coating. Premature failure of this coating can, at the very least, result in additional costs of rework.

Adhesion testing after the coating process will quantify the strength of the bond between substrate and coating, or between different coating layers or the cohesive strength of some substrates. Routine testing is used as part of inspection and maintenance procedures to help detect potential coating failures. When selecting an adhesion gauge, it is important to use the same inspection test methods throughout the inspection to ensure accurate comparisons.

  • Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull-Off Adhesion Gauge
  • Elcometer 506 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester
  • Elcometer 106 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester
  • Elcometer 106/6 Coating on Concrete Adhesion Tester
  • Adhesion Verification Unit (AVU)
  • Elcometer 508 Push Off Adhesion Tester
  • Elcometer 108 Hydraulic Adhesion Tester
  • Elcometer 107 Cross Hatch Cutter for Adhesion Tests
  • Elcometer 1542 Cross Hatch Adhesion Tester
  • Elcometer 1540 Cross Cut Adhesion Tester

Pinhole & Porosity

Premature corrosion of a substrate is usually due to a coating failure. A major cause is the presence of flaws in the finished coating. Collectively referred to as porosity, the main types of flaws are:

Runs & Sags: Coatings move under gravity leaving a thin dry film.

Cissing: When a coating does not re-flow to cover the voids generated by air bubbles being released from the surface of a coating.

Cratering: If the substrate is wet or the coating has poor flow characteristics, voids are created in the coating.

Pinholes: Caused by air entrapment which is then released from the surface, or by the entrapment of particulates (dust, sand etc.) which do not stay in place.

Over Coating: If too much coating is applied, as it cures internal stresses of the coating can cause it to crack.

Under Coating: Uncoated areas, or where the coating flows away from edges or corners of a substrate or welds. Insufficient coating over a rough surface profile may also leave the peaks of the profile exposed.

  • Elcometer 270 Pinhole Detectors
  • Elcometer 270 Pinhole Detectors Inspector's Kit
  • Elcometer 236 Holiday Detector
  • Elcometer 266 Holiday Detector
  • High Voltage Holiday Detector Accessories
  • Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Holiday Detector
  • Elcometer 260 UV Pinhole Flashlight

Inspection Kits

Elcometer offers one of the widest ranges of inspection equipment available.

Our products are used across numerous industry sectors. In all cases, there is always a need to undertake a number of specific inspections during quality control assessments – as one parameter can affect another.

Elcometer has put together a number of inspection kits which are both product and industry specific – combining those gauges from our range into one robust carry case, ideal for transporting to and from the inspection site.

  • Elcometer Digital Inspection Kits
  • Elcometer Blasting Inspection Kit
  • Elcometer Protective Coating Inspection Kit 1
  • Elcometer Protective Coating Inspection Kit 2
  • Elcometer Protective Coating Inspection Kit 3
  • Elcometer Protective Coating Inspection Kit 4
  • Elcometer Protective Coating Inspection Kit 5
  • Elcometer Protective Coating Inspection Kit 6
  • Elcometer Protective Inspection Kit for Hazardous Areas
  • Elcometer Automotive Inspection Kit
  • Elcometer Qualicoat Powder Coating Inspection Kit
  • Elcometer Powder Coatings Inspection Kit
  • Elcometer 134 CSN Chloride, Sulphate & Nitrate Kit
  • Elcometer 138 Bresle Salt Kit
  • Elcometer 138 Abrasive Soluble Salt Test Kit
  • Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit
  • Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Holiday Detector Inspection Kit
  • Elcometer 270 Pinhole Detector Inspectors Kit
  • Elcometer Duct Deposit Measuring System

Inspection Accessories

Elcometer offers a full range of accessories specifically for the coatings inspector, these include:

Inspection Mirrors: It may be necessary to take a detailed look at a specific area where you cannot get to. In this case an inspection mirror is required.

Magnifiers & Microscopes: For close up investigations, the inspector may require magnification of the surface for a clearer understanding.

Torches/Flashlight: In dark or shaded areas such as in ballast tanks or on large production sites, further investigation may require additional light.

Publications: Inspection manuals for general coating defects or those specific to pipeline inspection.

  • Elcometer 131 Inspection Mirrors
  • Elcometer 137 Illuminated (x10) Magnifier
  • Elcometer 7210 Pocket (x30) Microscope
  • Elcometer 900 Illuminated (x50) Microscope
  • Elcometer 132 Safety Torch / Flash Light
  • Elcometer 144 Paint Safe Marker Pens
  • Elcometer 147 Weld Gauge
  • Elcometer Fitz's Atlas 2 of Coating Defects
  • Elcometer Macaw Pipeline Defects

NDT Inspection

With their ergonomic sealed metal cases, water and dustproof membrane keypads and a wide range of ultrasonic transducer probes.

Capable of measuring materials at temperatures up to 482°C (900°F), the Elcometer NDT material thickness, precision thickness and flaw detection gauges are the ideal ultrasonic instruments for measuring material thickness, sound velocity and detecting a wide range of flaws in a broad range of industry applications, including the oil & gas, marine, transport, power and civil engineering sectors.

  • Elcometer NDT Precision Thickness Gauge PTG6
  • Elcometer NDT Precision Thickness Gauge PTG8
  • PG70ABDL Precision Thickness Gauge

Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauges

  • Elcometer NDT Material Thickness Gauge MTG2
  • Elcometer NDT Material Thickness Gauge MTG4
  • Elcometer NDT Material Thickness Gauge MTG6
  • Elcometer NDT Material Thickness Gauge MTG8
  • CG70 Corrosion Thickness Gauges
  • CG100 Corrosion Thickness Gauges
  • UG20DL Underwater Thickness Gauge

Transducers & Accessories

  • Dual Element Transducers
  • Single Element Transducers
  • Flaw Detector Transducers
  • Bolt Gauge Transducers
  • Underwater Gauge Transducers
  • Sonic Gauge Transducers
  • Calibration Blocks
  • Accessories

Concrete Inspection

Concrete structures are normally constructed using steel reinforcement and Elcometer offers Concrete Covermeters and Rebar Locators to either measure the depth of concrete over the rebar or simply to detect the rebar under the surface.

Half-cell versions of the Covermeter can be used to assess the probability that corrosion is taking place on the rebar. Test Hammers are used to assess the surface hardness of cured concrete and Elcometer offers several moisture meters that can be used to determine if the structure is sufficiently dry for coating.

Adhesion testers for coating on concrete are available using either hand-operated mechanical methods or the automatic hydraulic method.

Large stock quantity available for immediate delivery.

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