Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit

  • Protective Coatings
  • Industrial Finishing
pH-Test-Strips
Chloride-Test-Strips

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.

  • Summary
    • Summary

    • 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
  • Key Features
    • Key Features

      Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit

      Chloride Test Strips

      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

      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

      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 onto 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.

  • Technical Information
    • Technical Specification
      Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit
      Part Number Description Certificate
      E138----2 Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit
      Certificate of Cleanliness & Test Area available at www.elcometer.com/cert
      Measuring Range pH: 0pH to 14pH, Iron: 3,10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500mg/I Fe², Chloride: 30- 600μg/cm² (30 - 600ppm) Cl
      Dimensions 300 x 220 x 75mm (11 x 8.6 x 3”)
      Weight 2.1kg (4.62lb)
      Packing List 100 x pH test strips, 100 x iron test strips, 40 x chloride test strips, 50 x Elcometer 135C Bresle test patches, 3 x 5ml (0.17fl oz) syringes, 3 x needles, 30ml (1fl oz) plastic beaker, carry case and operating instructions
      Certificate of Cleanliness & Test Area available at www.elcometer.com/cert
  • Standards
    • Standards
      Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit

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

  • Downloads
    • Downloads
      • Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit Instruction Manual

      • Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit Datasheet

  • Part Numbers
    • Part Numbers
      Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit
      • Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit

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

  • Accessories
    • Accessories
      Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit
      • Part NumberE135----C25
      • Part NumberE135----C100
      • Part NumberT13820562
      • Part NumberT13820564
      • Part NumberT13820563
      • Part NumberT13818517
      • Part NumberT13818518
      • Part NumberT13818519
      • Part NumberT13827259

Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit

  • Protective Coatings
  • Industrial Finishing
pH-Test-Strips
Chloride-Test-Strips

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.

Summary

Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit

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
Downloads
  • Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit Instruction Manual

  • Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit Datasheet

Key Features

Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit

Chloride Test Strips

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

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

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 onto 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.

Technical Specification
Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit
Part Number Description Certificate
E138----2 Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit
Certificate of Cleanliness & Test Area available at www.elcometer.com/cert
Measuring Range pH: 0pH to 14pH, Iron: 3,10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500mg/I Fe², Chloride: 30- 600μg/cm² (30 - 600ppm) Cl
Dimensions 300 x 220 x 75mm (11 x 8.6 x 3”)
Weight 2.1kg (4.62lb)
Packing List 100 x pH test strips, 100 x iron test strips, 40 x chloride test strips, 50 x Elcometer 135C Bresle test patches, 3 x 5ml (0.17fl oz) syringes, 3 x needles, 30ml (1fl oz) plastic beaker, carry case and operating instructions
Certificate of Cleanliness & Test Area available at www.elcometer.com/cert
Standards
Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit

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

Part Numbers
Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit
  • Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit

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

   
Accessories
Elcometer 138/2 Surface Contamination Kit
  • Part Number: E135----C25
  • Part Number: E135----C100
  • Part Number: T13820562
  • Part Number: T13820564
  • Part Number: T13820563
  • Part Number: T13818517
  • Part Number: T13818518
  • Part Number: T13818519
  • Part Number: T13827259