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WESSEX PENDULUM 
 

Applications 
 
The Pendulum is established globally as an essential part of risk management policies in the following areas: 
 
Road surface testing 
Testing of new road surface materials under development 
Testing of aggregates in the PSV (polished stone value) test 
Testing of floors and pedestrian walkways 
Flooring materials product development 
Accident investigations, both traffic and pedestrian 
Litigation investigations 
Testing of pavers in the Flat Bed Polisher 
 
It is used in the following ways: 
 
Assessing surface safety 
Evaluation of floor cleaning materials 
Checking effectiveness of maintenance procedures 
Accident investigations 
Evidence for litigation purposes 
 
 
 

 
Physical Data: 

Width - 70cms 
Depth - 30cms 
Height - 70cms 
Volume - 0.15 cu metres 
Weight - 30kg 
 
Standards: 
 
BS 812 Pt. 114 
BS EN 1097-8 Determination of Polished Stone Value 
AS/NZS 4586:1999 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials 
BS 6077 Pt 1 Clay and calcium silicate pavers for flexible pavements. 
BS 7044 Artificial sports surfaces: person/surface interaction. 
BS 7188 Impact absorbing playground surfaces 
BS 8204 In-situ flooring, part 3 Code of practice for polymer modified cementitious wearing surfaces. 
ASTM E303 Standard Method for - Measuring Surface Frictional Properties Using British Pendulum 
BS 7976 Method of operation and calibration of the pendulum tester. 
EN 1436 : 1997 Road Marking Materials BS EN 13036-4:2003 Road and Airfield surface characteristics 
 
 
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