The original manufacturer of Press-O-Film (POF) replica tape, which provides inspectors and researchers a simple way to obtain an impression of a surface. POF contains a layer of crushable plastic micro foam coated onto a polyester film of highly uniform thickness. When compressed against a roughened material, POF accurately replicates details of its surface roughness.
STANDARDS GOVERNING USE OF REPLICA TAPE TO MEASURE PROFILE
ASTM - (American Society for Testing and Materials) D 4417: Standard Test Methods for Field Measurement of Surface Profile of Blast Cleaned Steel
NACE - International (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) RP0287-95: Standard Recommended Practice: Field Measurement of Surface Profile of Abrasive Blast Cleaned Steel Surfaces Using a Replica Tape
SSPC - the Society for Protective Coatings: SSPC-SP 5, SP 6, SP 10, SP11-87T
ISO - International Organization for Standards: Draft Standard ISO8503-5 Preparation of steel substrates before application of paints and related products - Surface roughness characteristics of blast-cleaned steel substrates - Part 5: Replica tape
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