GripTester: Airfield Runway Friction Testing, Evaluation, and Reporting

GripTester is the accurate and economical way to measure skid resistance on airport runways.

Transtec’s pavement experts provide GripTester friction testing services and help you understand and interpret the results.

Transtec’s team of engineers can perform routine pavement friction testing, evaluate rubber deposit removal (before and after testing), evaluate pavement surface macrotexture and microtexture, investigate the root cause of low pavement friction conditions, and develop optimized corrective actions.

GripTester Airport Friction Services

Ensure your pavements are providing adequate friction year-round. Transtec’s GripTester services help you maintain a dependable pavement system. Reduce the risk of skidding by surveying airfield surfaces regularly.

Colored Graph of Sample Griptester Pavement Testing Results

Sample Griptester Pavement Testing Results

The GripTester is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved continuous friction measurement equipment (CFME) device. It evaluates runway pavement friction and identifies areas that may have experienced a loss in texture due to wear and rubber build-up.

Following FAA AC 150/5320-12C testing and reporting guidance, Transtec helps airports maintain the value of their facilities by conducting regular surveys and assisting in corrective measures.

The GripTester is reliable, accurate, and suitable for testing friction on any type of pavement.

GripTester Pavement Friction Testing on wet pavement

Friction Survey Frequency

Number of Daily Minimum Turbojet Aircraft Landings Per Runway End

Minimum Friction Survey Frequency

Less than 15

1 Year

16 to 30

6 Months

31 to 90

3 Months

91 to 150

1 Month

151 to 210

2 Weeks

Greater than 210

1 Week

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Transtec’s pavement engineering team has unmatched experience in research, planning, design, and construction of pavement facilities. Our expertise has made us a world leader in pavement surface engineering and testing for safety and performance. We’re also certified as a DBE, MBE, SDB, and minority-owned small business.

Would you like to know more about our friction testing services?

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