Helideck micro GripTester is the world’s first purpose built continuous friction measuring device designed specifically for testing Helidecks and Helicopter Landing Zones. It has been specifically designed to cope with the harsh offshore environments and for transportation too hard to reach installations.
Initially designed for use in the North Sea Oil and Gas fields, it has now been adopted as the industry standard across the world. The micro GripTester is fully compliant with UK CAA CAP437 and was designed in cooperation with the HCA.
Using the same locked wheel system as GripTester MK2 and micro GripTester it provides Helideck Operators with an accurate friction map to focus maintenance and remove the need for nets.
Helideck micro GripTester’s light weight, robust construction and reliable performance make it the most deployable push friction tester in the world.
Ease of Use
The Helideck micro GripTester is operated by a single person and is driven by a touchscreen display unit. The system simply and easily guides the operator through a full helideck survey in a logical manner. The interface is controlled via the touchscreen and contains all the settings including a complete Help Guide. Once complete, the survey data is output in Excel format where it can be transferred quickly to a USB storage device for transmission and analysis.
The inbuilt software and touchscreen display are designed to help guide the user through the testing process.
The analysis software allows Helideck Operators to easily view the data as it is converted to illustrate the friction levels in an easy to read colour coded system with the parameters as defined in UKCAA CAP 437.