How to Calibrate the Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge

 

The Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge accurately measures the thickness of coatings on concrete and other similar substrates* - non destructively.


The Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge incorporates state of the art electronics and measurement technology to accurately, repeatably and reliably measure up to 9mm (355mils) of coatings on concrete, or other similar substrates.


With a measurement rate of 60 readings per minute in standard mode, and more than 140 readings per minute in scan mode - the Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge can significantly reduce your inspection times.

 

The Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge can also measure film thickness on substrates including plasterboard, drywall, concrete block, brick etc. without damaging the coating.

 

 
The coating material library feature simplifies the coating inspection process; there is no need to set up gates, range values or known thickness of the coating. Just select the coating material from the gauge library and start measuring.

 

The Different Modes of Calibration:

 

The Elcometer 500's user calibration adjustment procedures are fully traceable to National and International Standards.

 

The Elcometer 500s calibration library and measurement gate display

 

The Elcometer 500 non-destructive testing material thickness calibration

 

Sound Velocity Calibration and Speed of Sound Calibration Display on the Elcometer 500

 

1. Coating Material Library

2. Material Thickness Calibration

3. Sound Velocity Calibration

The Elcometer 500’s advanced measurement technology means that you no longer need to know how thick the coating should be before taking a reading, and you don’t need to set any measurement gates. Simply switch on the gauge, select the coating from the calibration library, and take a reading – it is that easy.

To obtain the greatest measurement accuracy, the Elcometer 500 can be calibrated using a known thickness of the coating to be measured.  If a sample of known thickness is not available, the Elcometer 500 Coating Calibration Mould (CCM) can be used to create a coating of known thickness which is traceable to both national and international standards.

The Elcometer 500 can be calibrated by entering the speed of sound from the Product Datasheet available from the coating manufacturer.


 

* Similar substrates include plasterboard, drywall, concrete block, brick etc.