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knowledge & field testing of athletic,

recreational and playground surfaces

Testing Devices

for measuring performance to

International Standards and

DOJ 2010 ADA Standard

Canadian Playground Advisory Inc. has through its involvement in standards development become award of performance requirements that need to be measured in the field.  There are devices that have been designed and manufactured by Canadian Playground Advisory Inc. and others that are recommended and information and links are provided to the manufacture.

Canadian Playground Advisory Inc. manufactured Testing Tools and Devices

Surface Depth Gauge required for testing to ASTM F1292, ASTM F1936, ASTM F2157, ASTM 2479, CSA Z614, DOJ 2010 ADA Standards

Manual Drop Test Device required for testing to ASTM F1292, ASTM F2479, CSA Z614, DOJ 2010 ADA Standards, En 1177

Accessibility Vertical Change in Level Gauge required for ASTM F1292, ASTM F2479, DOJ 2010 ADA Standards, CSA Z614

3M (10’) Sectional Straightedge –required for ASTM F2157

1524mm (5’) Sectional Straightedge required for ASTM F1292, ASTM F2479, DOJ 2010 ADA Standards, CSA Z614

Calibrated Trolley required for ASTM F2157, DOJ 2010 ADA Standard

Swing Impact Tester required for ASTM F1487, En1176

Wing Pendulum Tester - recommended for determination of granulation of a polyurthane bound rubber poured-in-place, running track and rubber mats surfaces

 Canadian Playground Advisory Inc., provides support and training programs as to how these devices are used in conjunction with the relevant standards, including the measurement and reporting of the performance requirements.

Canadian Playground Advisory Inc. recommends the following test devices that are in some cases used in conjunction with the devices manufactured by Canadian Playground Advisory Inc.

Triax2010 manufactured by Alpha-Automation Inc. – required for ASTM F1292, ASTM F2479, CSA Z614, DOJ 2010 ADA Standards, En1177

Triax ‘A’ Missile manufactured by Alpha-Automation Inc. – required for ASTM F1936, ASTM F355 (procedure A)

Rotational Penetrometer manufactured by Beneficial Designs Inc.,  - recommended for DOJ 2010 ADA Standards