How to create a coating thickness sample for the Elcometer 500 using the Elcometer Coating Calibration Mould (CCM)

 

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.

 

 

How to create a coating sample using the Elcometer 500 Coating Calibration Mould (CCM)

 

The Elcometer CCM consists of a steel mould which has a sample and overflow chamber, together
with a clear plastic scraper The Coating Calibration Mould being used to create a coating sample The ferrous coating thickness gauge measuring the dry thickness of the substrate The dry film thickness measurement being saved into the Elcometer 500's Coating Material library
1. Place the coating calibration mould on a flat surface and completely fill the sample chamber with test coating. 2. Using the plastic scraper, scrape over the coating allowing the excess to fall into the overflow chamber. Allow the coating to dry.   3. When fully cured, calibrate a ferrous coating thickness gauge on the side of the CCM then measure and record the dry thickness at the centre of the coating.

4. Measure the same point using the Elcometer 500.


Enter the dry film thickness measurement and save it in the Elcometer 500's Coating Materials list.

 

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