The test method in ASTM E1155 covers a quantitative method of measuring ﬂoor surface proﬁles to obtain estimates of the ﬂoor’s characteristic FF Flatness and FL Levelness Face Floor Proﬁle numbers (F-Numbers).
Table 188.8.131.52-ASTM E1155 method
|Floor surface classification||Specified overall flatness SOF F||Specified overall levelness SOFL|
The F-Speed Reader is simply walked along the floor between the start and stop points and the data collected digitally. At the end of a survey run the data is downloaded to a handheld device and then the next run can start. When the whole of the chosen floor area is surveyed the handheld device is then connected to a laptop or PC and the survey data is downloaded to the F-Speed Reader program. At the touch of a button the data is analysed, the overall and local F-Numbers are calculated and a results table produced.
The table illustrated is from ACI 117-10 showing different Ff and Fl classifications
By using the F-Speed Reader, Face Consultants can quickly test your floor to the ASTM E1155 F-Number system.
The F-Speed Reader being used to collect data between the start and stop points for calculation of the overall and local F-Numbers.
The Concrete Society’s TR34 Free Movement (4th Edition) Classifications
can be checked to ‘BS 8204-2:2003+A2:2011’ straight edge specifications SR1, SR2 and SR3
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