The Australian building and design industry measures the slipperiness of flooring surfaces by two units – the Sigler and the Tortus.
Percy Sigler designed the Sigler Pendulum Skid Resistance Test in the 1940s and motoring authorities around the world have since adopted the Sigler Pendulum Skid Resistance Test for quantifying tyre friction on road surfaces. The Sigler test involves swinging a pendulum at 2.7 metres-per-second across a surface and measuring the energy lost on its upswing after contact between the pendulum foot and the test surface.
The Torus Testing method, meanwhile, was designed by the British Ceramic Research Association. It involves moving a rubber disk across a surface with a velocity of 0.17 metres-per-second. Both are slip resistance value units (SRVs).
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