Surface Preparation

PosiTector® SPG Surface Profile Gauge

The Positector®  SPG Surface Profile Gauge measures and records peak to valley surface profile heights. Conforms to ASTM D4417-B, AS 3894.5-C (with optional 30° tip angle), U.S. Navy NSI 009-32, SANS 5772 and others.


All gauges come complete with glass zero plate, metal shim, protective rubber holster with belt clip, wrist strap, 3 AAA alkaline batteries, instructions, nylon carrying case with shoulder strap, protective lens shield, Long Form Certificate of Calibration traceable to NIST, USB cable, two (2) year warranty.


Stock # 20196-6SPG1-E


Surface profile gauge

PosiTector® SST Soluble Salt Tester

The PosiTector®  SST is a hand-held electronic instrument that measures the conductivity of a solution and calculates the concentration of water-soluble salts on metal surfaces in accordance with ISO 8502-6 (the Bresle Method) and ISO 8502-9.



Stock # 20196-SST1-E  (PosiTector SST standard)

Stock # 20196-SST3-E  (Gauge, PosiTector SST Advanced)

Stock # 20196-PRBSST (Probe only, PosiTector SST)



Surface profile gauge

Soluble Salt Kit Quantative

Test Kit measures soluble salts in parts per million (PPM) remaining on blast cleaned surface. Kit contains all the components needed to complete test: 1 bag cotton balls, 500 ml distilled water, 2 pairs Nitrile gloves,1 stick chalk, 2 lined pill bottles, 1 pack of Kitagawa detector tubes, easy to use instructions, and carrying case provided.

Complies With NACE Pub. 6G186


Stock # 201790 (Soluble Salt Kit-Quantative)

Stock # 20179CS (Replacement Chloride Strips)

Stock # 20179FE (Iron Test Strips)

Stock # 20179SS (Replacement Sulphite Strips)

Stock # 20095 (Lead Test Kit - 8 swabs)


Soluble Salt kit Quantitive

Kitigawa Precision Detector Tubes

MODEL 201SB Chloride Ion Detector Tubes are one of the most accurate methods for dissolved substance detection. Kitagawa Tubes have a two year shelf life.


Measuring Range: 5 to 200 ppm

Detectable Limit: 1 ppm

Sampling Time: 1 to 2 minutes

Operating Temperature: 5 to 80º Celsius

Color Change: Brown to White


Stock # 20179M (Kitagawa Tubes Chloride Ion, 3 to 200 PPM)

Stock #  20179S (Kitagawa Tubes Sulphide Ion, 2 to 1000 PPM)

Stock # 20179MC (Kitagawa Tubes Chloride Ion, 1 to 60 PPM)

Stock # 20179HS (Kitagawa Tubes Hydrogen Sulphide)

Stock # 20183-Chlor (Chloride Surface Salt Test Kit - Rubber Tube Style)

Stock # 20179-PF (Potassium Ferrocyandide Test Paper)


Kitigawa precision dectector tubes
Salt test kit

Chloride Surface Salt Test Kit

Micrometer Gauge

Fast, simple, method for determining surface profile of blast cleaned surfaces. 0-Film replica tape is pressed onto the blast cleaned surface forming an exact reverse replica of the profile.  The replica tape is then measured with a specially modified spring Micrometer to determine the maximum peak to valley height.


Stock # 20138 (Testex micrometer (standard)

Stock # 20138D (Testex micrometer (digital)


Micrometer gauge

Testex Tape

Complies with ASTM D-4417

Size: 3/8” diameter test area

Packaged 50 pieces to dispenser.

Provides a permanent record.



Stock # 20140 (Fine / medium 0 to 0.8 mils)

Stock # 20141 (Coarse 0.8 to 2.5 mils)
Stock # 20142 (X-coarse 1.5 to 4.5 mils)


Testex tape

Blotter Paper

Blotter paper is used to determine the presence of oil, water, or other contaminates in compressed air used for blast cleaning and coating application.


Stock # 21155      (ASTM D2485. 6" x 6" Blotter paper - package of 25)


Blotter paper

SSPC-VIS 1-89 Standards

SSPC-VIS 3 Standards

SSPC-VIS 1-89 standards
SSPC-VIS 3 standards

Color print photographic reference standards for abrasive

blast cleaned steel. Contains four degrees of blast cleaning

over four rust grades of steel.
Specs: SP5, SP6, SP7, and SP10

Size: 2.75” x 3.8” Photos

White metal photos also included.


Stock # 20177
Stock # 20177V2  (SSPC - VIS2-82)


A compilation of 44 photographs illustrated the appearance

of unpainted, painted, and welded hot rolled carbon steel

prior to and after power and hand tool cleaning.

Specs: SP2, SP3 and SP11



Stock # 20177 V3
Stock # 20177V4  (SSPC - VIS2-4)


Surface Profile Comparator

Reference discs aid in the determination of surface profile by visual comparison with the blast cleaned surface using illuminated magnifier.


Complies with ASTM D-4417

Size: Disc – 3” diameter

Shot Range – 2 to 5.5 mils

Grit Range – 1.5 to 5.5 mils


Stock # 20176-G (Grit blast disc)

Stock # 20176-S (Sand blast disc)

Stock # 20176-SS (Steel shot blast disc)

Stock # 20176-5X (Illuminated Magnifier - 5X)

Stock # 20176-10X (Illuminated Magnifier - 10X)


Surface profile comparator

RGOI Pipe Pit Gauge

Pocket sized stainless steel gauge for determining corrosion pit depth on pipe and other steel surfaces.


Complete with leather pouch

Size: 2-11/16” x 5-1/4”

Model: RGOI



Stock # 20192   (Pipe pit gauge complete with leather pouch)



RGOI Pipe Pit Gauge

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