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Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit

Measuring the level of contaminants on a surface prior to application of the coating is essential to ensure the quality of the coating and that its optimum lifetime is achieved.

If the coating is applied to a contaminated surface, which is not properly prepared, it could fail prematurely resulting in costly recoating and high maintenance costs.

The Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit provides the user with a means for testing invisible surface contaminants including:

  • pH
  • chloride ions
  • iron
  • salts


Chloride Test Strips
Chloride ions on a steel surface increase the probability that corrosion of the steel will take place even if a protective coating is applied. Chloride ions trapped under a coating in the presence of steel and moisture will form a corrosion cell. This corrosion process will result in premature failure of the protective coating and may cause blistering of coatings in immersion service.

The chloride test strips will indicate the concentration of chloride ions in the sample solution and if the area of sample collection and the volume of water is known the concentration can be measured in parts per million or micrograms per millilitre.

Iron Test Strips
Ferrous ions are an indicator of the corrosion of steel as they are formed when the iron oxidises as a result of a corrosion cell formed between the steel and oxygen in the presence of water. The ferrous ion test strips will also indicate the concentration of ferrous ions in a sample solution in the same way as the chloride strips.

pH Test Strips
These strips will determine if a solution or surface is acid or alkaline in nature. Acids form when certain gases are dissolved in water, for example chlorine in water produces hydrochloric acid, carbon dioxide in water produces carbonic acid, sulphur dioxide in water produces sulphuric acid all of which are corrosive to steel.

The presence of these contaminants can either be detected in a solution washed from the surface or by putting a wet ph Test Strip on to the dry surface. pH does not measure the concentration but it does indicate how acidic or alkaline the surface is. Alkaline surfaces are normally associated with either concrete surfaces that are to be coated or steel re-enforcement bars buried in concrete.

Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit
Elcometer 135C Bresle Patches

Technical Specification

Part Number Description
E138----2 Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit
Measuring Range pH:0pH to 14pH
Iron: 3 - 10 - 25 - 50 - 100 - 250 - 500mg/I Fe²
Chloride: 30-600µg/cm² (30ppm) Cl to 600µg/cm² (600ppm) Cl
Dimensions 300 x 220 x 75mm (11 x 8.6 x 3”)
Weight 2.1kg (4.62lb)
Packing List Elcometer 135C Bresle Test Patch x 50, pH Test Strips x 100, Iron Test Strips x 100, Chloride Test Strips x 40, Syringes, 5ml (0.17 fl oz) x 3, Needles (Blunt) x 3, Plastic Beaker 30ml (1 fl oz), Transit Case, User Guide


STANDARDS:
AS 3894.6-A, AS 3894.6-D, SSPC Guide 15

Accessories

Part Number Description Certificate1 
E135----C25 Elcometer 135C Bresle Test Patch (box of 25)
E135----C100 Elcometer 135C Bresle Test Patch (box of 100)
E135----B Elcometer 135B Bresle Patch, Pack of 25  
T13818517 3 x 5ml (0.17fl oz) Syringes  
T13818518 3 x Needles  
T13818519 Plastic Beaker, 30ml (1fl oz)  

T13827259

Pure Distilled Water, 250ml (8.5fl oz)

 

T13820562 100 x pH Test Strips  
T13820563 100 x Iron Test Strips  
T13820564 40 x Chloride Test Strips  

 

Certificate of Cleanliness & Test Area available to download
1 Elcometer 135C Bresle Test Patches are available with your logo, contact your Elcometer representative for more information.