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Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter

The Elcometer 130 quickly and accurately measures the level of soluble salts on surfaces over 4 times faster than Bresle equivalent test methods.

User Friendly
  • Large buttons ideal for gloved hands
  • Easy to use menus in multiple languages
  • High reading limit indicator
  • Factory calibrated for immediate use


  • Conductivity measurement to ±1%
  • Can be used in accordance with National and International Standards
  • Automatic temperature compensation ensures repeatable, accurate results
  • Calibration verification tiles
  • Trend and batch readings graph formats for instant on-screen analysis


  • Repeatable and reproducible measurements
  • 2 year gauge warranty
  • Supplied with fully traceable Test Certificates
  • Batch & individual readings are stored with date and time stamp


  • Heavy duty, impact resistant, dust and waterproof design equivalent to IP64
  • Wipe clean sealed unit ideal for harsh environments
  • Scratch and solvent resistant display



  • Instant readings allows multiple tests to be completed efficiently
  • Alpha numeric batch identification
  • Compatible with ElcoMaster® and ElcoMaster® Mobile App
  • Calibration offset allows the use of non-pure water up to 2μg/cm²


  • Measuring range up to 50μg/cm² (3000ppm)
  • USB and Bluetooth® data output to iPhone* or Android™ devices
  • Stores up to 100,000 readings in 1,000 batches
  • Soluble salt and conductivity meter in one gauge


Key features of the Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter include:


  • Fast reading rate allows multiple tests to be completed efficiently
  • Automatic temperature compensation ensures accurate results
  • Pressure plate ensures a constant and uniform pressure to paper
  • Non-oxidising gold plated contacts ensures lifetime accuracy
  • Fully portable hand-held, ergonomic design ideal for use in the field
  • Dust and water resistant rugged design equivalent to IP64
  • Stores up to 100,000 readings in 1,000 alpha numeric batches
  • USB and Bluetooth® data output to ElcoMaster® software


How to use a Salt Contamination Meter


Conductivity Test

Fill the syringe with 1.6ml of pure distilled water.

Note: Non-pure water (up to 2µg/cm²) can be automatically offset with the gauge.

Surface Testing

Using tweezers, remove a filter paper from the pack and place it on the cleaned, non labelled side of the magnetic disc supplied.

Disperse the water from the syringe, evenly across the whole of the filter paper and remove any bubbles from under the paper.

Conductivity Testing

Place the magnetic disc, with wetted paper face down on to the area under test, pressing firmly into any contours or irregularities and start the 2 minute timer on the gauge.

Whilst waiting for the sample time to elapse, additional tests can be prepared.

Salt Measurement

After 2 minutes, carefully remove the filter paper and magnetic disc from the test surface and place on to the measurement electrodes.

Salt Measurement 

Close the lid, ensuring that the magnetic catch is fully engaged. 

The reading will automatically be displayed and stored into memory together with date and time.

Salinity and Conductivity Testing

Place the filter paper in a resealable bag (supplied), if required for further analysis.


* Compatible with iPod, iPhone and iPad. 



Elcometer 130 Model T: Made for iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad mini, iPad 2, and iPod touch (5th generation).

“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Suitable for mobile devices running Android™ software version 2.1 and upwards. Android™ and Google Play  are trademarks of Google Inc.

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Technical Specification

Product Features


■ Standard

□ Optional

    Model S Model T

Repeatable & reproducible measurements

Easy to use menu structure; in 30+ languages

Tough, impact, waterproof & dust resistant; equivalent to IP64

Bright colour screen; with permanent back light

Scratch & solvent resistant display; 2.4” (6cm) TFT

2 year gauge warranty*

USB power supply; via PC

Calibration certificate

Calibration verification mode (with optional certified calibration tiles)

Ambient light sensor; with adjustable auto brightness

Emergency light mode

Magnetic & tripod mounting points

Gauge software updates; via ElcoMaster® software

Data output



USB; to computer

Bluetooth®; to computer, Android™ & iOSǂ devices


ElcoMaster® software & USB cable

On screen statistics


Number of readings, η; Mean (average), x ; Standard deviation, σ; Highest reading, Hi;

Lowest reading, Lo; Coefficient of variation, CV%; Number of readings above high limit


Gauge memory


Number of readings



Number of batches



Measurement units & range                     

% Salinity



Measurement mode


Surface cleanliness



Calibration offset mode

Automatic temperature compensation

Individual reading stored with date & time


Plastic transit case

Alpha-numeric batch names; user definable on the gauge


Fixed batch size mode; with batch linking


Delete last reading


Limits; user definable audible & visual pass/fail warnings


Review, copy, clear & delete batches & calibration settings


Trend graph; last 20 readings


Batch review graph


Analogue bar graph





Model Options

Model S

Model T






Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter




Elcometer 130 Certified Salt Contamination Meter




Technical Specification




Model S

Model T

Measurement Range





0-50μg/cm²; 0-500mg/m²; 0-6000μS/cm;
0-6mS/cm; 0-3000ppm; 0-0.3% Salinity




0.1μg/cm²; 1mg/m²
1μS/cm; 0.001mS/cm
1ppm; 0.0001% Salinity

Measurement Accuracy

±1% of reading ±0.1μg/cm²

Operating Range

5°C - 40°C (41°F - 104°F)

Power Supply

4 x AA dry cell batteries (rechargeable batteries can also be used), or power via USB

Number of Tests

Approximately 4,000 measurements before battery replacement

Sample Time

2 minutes

Sampling Size

110mm (4.3") diameter circle


250 x 145 x 50mm (9.8 x 5.7 x 1.9")


780g (1.72lb)

Packing List

Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter, 3 x magnetic discs, 100 x high purity test papers, 250ml (8.5fl oz) pure distilled water, 20 x PVC storage bags, disposable gloves, sensor wipes, 3 x 3ml (0.1fl oz) syringes, 2 x plastic tweezers, 4 x AA batteries, shoulder strap, plastic transit case, test certificate and operating instructions, USB cable (T), ElcoMaster® software (T)


SSPC Guide 15



* The Elcometer 130 is extendable within 60 days from date of purchase, free of charge, to 2 years

ǂ Click here to find out how to integrate Elcometer’s MFi certified products to your App.

Calibration certificate supplied as standard






Calibration Verification Tiles, Set of 3


3ml /0.1 fl oz Syringe (x3)



Pack of 10 Display Screen Protectors



Box of 20 Self Seal Polythene Bags



Pure Distilled Water - 250ml (8.5fl oz) Bottle with 3ml syringe



Pure Distilled Water - 1000ml (33.8fl oz) Bottle with 3ml syringe



Box of 100 High Purity Test Papers



Box of 20 Disposable Vinyl Gloves



Plastic Tweezers (x2)



Box of 72 Sensor Wipes



Magnetic Discs (x3)



USB Cable



Calibration certificate supplied as standard



Verifying the Accuracy of Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meters using Elcometer Calibration Tiles

By using the Elcometer 130’s Calibration Verification Tiles, you can quickly verify the accuracy of your Elcometer 130 anytime and anywhere. The Elcometer Calibration Verification Tiles are used to check each gauge’s measurement electrodes by accurately simulating known salt concentrations.

Click here to download the video script in English.