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3 Prong Surface Depth Gauge

 

Canadian Playground Advisory Inc. manufactures the 3 prong Depth Gauge has been designed for use with multiple standards and multiple surface types.  The length of the device allows for the determination of the depth while the person performing the test from a standing prosition,  The depth can be read in one of 3 ways.  The first two are on the metric and imperial analog scales mounted on the plunger rod.  The third is the digital guage that is attached to the side of the plunger rod.

The Depth Gauge allows the penetration rods to extend 150mm (6") to allow testing of multiple surfaces such as;

  •  poured-in-place playground surfaces,

  •  artificial turf with and or without infill,

  •  artificial turf with or without underlayment

  •  running track surfaces of varying depths

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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.

ASTM F1292 requires that the person performing the test in the field to find the most adverse location and for all surfaces, especially the unitary surface, thickness of the surface will have a bearing on the performance of the surface and the Depth Gauge allows the operator to narrow the test locations to the minimum of 3 and save time, money and gain accuracy in their work.

ASTM F1292 requires that the person performing the test in the field must determine and report the depth of the surface at the location being tested.  The Depth Gauge is the only device that allows the operator to determine the depth of a synthetic surface which is becoming predominant with the enforcement of the DOJ 2010 ADA Standards.

ASTM F1936 for testing artificial turf fields requires that the depth of the surface, including the turf pile, infill and underlayment.  The Depth Gauge is the only device that allows the operator to determine the depth of the entire synthetic surface and the large base ensures that the device does not depress the turf giving and incorrect reading.

ASTM F1936 requires consistent depth of surface and the assumption is that this depth can be confirmed across the entire field.  The 3 Prong Depth Guage to quickly and easily depth testing across the entire field.