Floor Application
Surpro was designed to measure floors and contains several features to make floor data collection faster and more accurate. For floor applications Surpro provides the following features:
  • Patented rolling inclinometer with Inertial Stabilizer loaded damped suspension to ensure stability and accuracy for all speeds and surface conditions by ensuring profiler wheels are always in contact with floor surface
  • High accuracy results at data collection speeds up to 4 km/hr (2.5 mile/hr) while achieving accuracy comparable to low speed devices such as Dipstick at 0.24 km/hr (0.15 mile/hr)
  • Class 1 profiling performance
  • Fully automated data collection
  • Adjustable wheel and sample spacing of 250 mm, 12" and 300 mm to comply with various standards
  • User selectable sample intervals from 0.05 to 1m (1.97 to 39.4") can be any value smaller, equal to, or larger than wheel spacing
  • Very high accuracy and repeatability
  • Unfiltered true elevation profiles (similar to rod and level and Dipstick)
  • Prints floor statistical information and indices on-site using mobile printer without a notebook computer
  • Produces complete, high quality graphs and tabular text reports
  • Can be checked on a commercial aircraft as passenger luggage
  • Permanently stored calibration; does not require calibration for every use
  • Battery life of 20 hrs
  • Durable and weather resistant (no laptop computer exposed to the elements)
Various Floor Uses
  • Management and maintenance of any floor surface.
  • Acquisition of new floor profile data, statistical information and indices for comparison with end-product specification for contract bonus/penalty determination.
  • Equipment performance verification.
Description of Typical Floor Use
  • Transport to site by air or vehicle. Surpro weighs only 20.4 kg (42 lb) and fits in a typical car's trunk.
  • Unload from vehicle and assemble in about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Calibration values are permanently stored in Surpro but calibration can be accomplished or verified in about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Calibration of level is accomplished by performing a small closed loop profile.
  • Verification is accomplished by placing a test block under either of Surpro's wheels.
  • Set up Surpro using simple keypad, backlit 4 line LCD display and menu system.
  • Enter description of section being testing (menu general data fields). Enter area of section if total area statistics will be computed by Surpro's total area statistics function.
  • Enter control parameters and other options as appropriate (menu control data fields).
  • Press RUN and collect line data by pushing Surpro at any speed up to the specified maximum. Data collection can be interrupted without influencing the data.
  • Press STOP at end of line and move Surpro to the start of the next line in section.
  • Repeat RUN/STOP sequence for all lines in area.
  • Press STOP at end of last line and save file to permanent on-board storage.
  • View results and key data parameters using RECALL key.
  • Print reports using PRINT key.
  • Create report data files for later use using PRINT key.
  • Transfer profile data (PFL, ERD, EVT) and report data (TIF, FLR, TFR, WVI, WLP, EVC) files to a laptop computer using SEND key.
  • Analyze and filter data with ICC SurPRO Utility software.
  • Erase data in preparation for another run using CLR key.
An example showing the right way to run section lines for floor flatness and levelness
Analysis and Reports
  • Floor Flatness and Floor Levelness Support:
  • Graph of unfiltered profile with title block summary of all key profiler configuration, test description and test result data
  • Total section profile showing individual lines end-to-end
  • Individual section lines, each starting at zero distance, showing elevation deviations
  • Tabular listing of section results including Ff, Fl and raw section line data h, q and z.
  • Tabular listing of total floor results including FF and FL
  • Floor Waviness, Wheelpath and Elevation Conformance Support:
  • Graph of unfiltered profile with title block summary of all key profiler configuration, test description and test result data
  • Total section profile showing individual lines end-to-end
  • Individual section lines, each starting at zero distance, showing elevation deviations
  • Tabular listing of raw section line data h.
  • Tabular listing of LADk ,WI, SWI, RMSTDLx , RMSLDLx, EC, RMSLVL, WIL, Dkj,TDi, TDCi, LDi, LDCi
User Specified Menu Parameters for Floor Analysis
Menu parameters highlighted in bold in the surmenus.txt file, as shown following, can be set by the user using Surpro's menu system to customize for user's specific road profiling and analysis needs.
C01_'C|1{System Units}Imperial (feet)~Metric (meters)~2^
C02_'C|1{Direction Label}N~S~E~W~A~D~6^
C03_'C|1{Lane Label}1~2~3~4~5~6~7~8~4^
C04_'C|1{Wheelpath Label}L~R~C~3^
G01_'A|80{Route}ask?~^
G05_'A|80{County}ask?~^
G06_'A|80{Operator}ask?~^
G02_'N|80{Project Number}ask?~^
G03_'A|80{Contractor}ask?~^
G07_'A|80{Other1}ask?~^
G08_'A|80{Other2}ask?~^
C05I'N|12.3{Start Dist (ft)}ask?~0.0^
C05M'N|12.3{Start Dist (m)}ask?~0.0^
C06I'N|12.3{Start Elev (ft)}ask?~0^
C06M'N|12.3{Start Elev (m)}ask?~0.0^
C07I'C|1{IRI Precision}1 decimal~2 decimals~3 decimals~3^
C07M'C|1{IRI Precision}1 decimal~2 decimals~3 decimals~2^
C08I'C|1{IRI Sction Lgth (ft)}132~264~528~1056~2640~5280~1^
C08M'C|1{IRI Sction Lgth (m)}25~50~100~200~250~500~1000~2000~2^
C09_'C|1{PRI Simulation}California~Rainhart~Str8edge~1^
C10I'C|1{Str8edge Lgth (ft)}5~10~15~20~25~30~4^
C10M'C|1{Str8edge Lgth (m)}1.5~3~4.5~6~7.5~3^
C11I'C|1{PRI Precision}1 decimal~2 decimals~3 decimals~3^
C11M'C|1{PRI Precision}1 decimal~2 decimals~3 decimals~2^
C12I'C|1{PRI Round To (in)}0.0~0.025~0.05~0.1~0.2~5^
C12M'C|1{PRI Round To (mm)}0.0~0.25~0.5~1~2~1^
C13_'C|1{PRI Filter Type}No Filter~3rd Ord Bwth~Moving Avg~2^
C14_'C|1{PRI Show Scallops}No~Yes~2^
C15_'C|1{PRI Show Bumps}No~Yes~2^
C16_'C|1{PRI Show Dips}No~Yes~2^
C17I'C|1{PRI Sction Lgth (ft)}132~264~528~1056~2^
C17M'C|1{PRI Sction Lgth (m)}25~50~100~200~3^
C18I'C|1{PRI Blnkng Band (in)}0.025~0.05~0.1~0.15~0.2~0.25~2^
C18M'C|1{PRI Blnkng Band (mm)}0.5~1~1.5~2~2.5~3~3^
C19I'C|1{PRI Mx Sclp Wid (ft)}10~25~50~2^
C19M'C|1{PRI Mx Sclp Wid (m)}3~7.5~15~2^
C20I'C|1{PRI Mn Sclp Wid (ft)}1~2~5~2^
C20M'C|1{PRI Mn Sclp Wid (m)}0.3~0.61~1~3^
C21I'C|1{PRI Bump Templ (in)}0.2~0.3~0.4~0.5~2^
C21M'C|1{PRI Bump Templ (mm)}6~7~8~9~10~11~12~3^
C22I'C|1{PRI Mx Bump Wid (ft)}10~25~50~2^
C22M'C|1{PRI Mx Bump Wid (m)}3~7.5~15~2^
C23I'C|1{PRI Mn Bump Wid (ft)}1~2~5~2^
C23M'C|1{PRI Mn Bump Wid (m)}0.3~0.61~1~3^
C24I'C|1{Wheel Spacing (ft)}0.82021~0.98425~1.0~1^
C24M'C|1{Wheel Spacing (m)}0.250~0.300~0.3048~1^
C25I'C|1{Dist Calibr. (ft)}50~100~150~200~250~500~1000~2000~1^
C25M'C|1{Dist Calibr. (m)}10~25~50~75~100~200~250~500~2^
C26_'C|1{Printer Paper Size}Letter~Legal~1^
C27_'C|1{Profile Direction}Ascend/Incr/+~Descend/Decr/-~1^
C28_'C|1{Use Long Menu}No, Short Menu~Yes, Long Menu~1^
C29I'N|12.3{End Elevation (ft)}ask?~0.0^
C29M'N|12.3{End Elevation (m)}ask?~0.0^
C30I'N|12.3{End Distance (ft)}ask?~17^
C30M'N|12.3{End Distance (m)}ask?~0.0^
C31_'C|1{Use Start Dist}No~Yes~1^
C32_'C|1{Use Start Elev}No~Yes~1^
C33_'C|1{Use End Dist}No~Yes~1^
C34_'C|1{Use End Elev}No~Yes~1^
C35_'C|1{Use Section Fixed}No~Yes~2^
C36_'C|1{Use Section Ctrl}No~Yes~2^
C37_'C|1{Use Ron/Roff Ctrl}No~Yes~2^
C38I'C|1{Sample Dist. (in)}0.5~1~2~5~9.84252~10~11.81102~12~1^
C38M'C|1{Sample Dist. (cm)}1~2~5~10~25~30~50~100~5^
C39_'C|1{Use Cross Axis}No~Yes~1^
C40_'C|1{Use Motor Drive}No~Yes~1^
C41I'N|12.3{TDi Limit (in)}ask?~1.2^
C41M'N|12.3{TDi Limit (mm)}ask?~2.0^
C42I'N|12.3{TDCi Limit (in/ft)}ask?~3.0^
C42M'N|12.3{TDCi Limit (mm/m)}ask?~4.0^
C43I'N|12.3{LDi Limit (in)}ask?~1.0^
C43M'N|12.3{LDi Limit (mm)}ask?~2.0^
C44I'N|12.3{LDCi Limit (in/ft)}ask?~3.0^
C44M'N|12.3{LDCi Limit (mm/m)}ask?~4.^
C45I'N|12.3{dmax Limit (in)}ask?~.34^
C45M'N|12.3{dmax Limit (mm)}ask?~2.1^
C46I'N|12.3{Section Area (ft2)}ask?~654.321^
C46M'N|12.3{Section Area (m2)}ask?~0.0^
C47_'C|1{Enable Graph Display}No~Yes~2^
C48I'C|1{IRI LowPas Filt (ft)}0~3~4~5~6~8~10~12~3^
C48M'C|1{IRI LowPas Filt (m)}0~0.6~1.25~2~2.4~3~3.5~4~3^
C49I'C|1{IRI HiPass Filt (ft)}30~50~75~100~200~300~400~800~4^
C49M'C|1{IRI HiPass Filt (m)}10~15~20~25~30~50~100~200~5^
C50I'N|12.3{IRI Target (in/mi)}ask?~63.36^
C50M'N|12.3{IRI Target (m/km)}ask?~1.25^
C51I'N|12.3{Max Grind (in)}ask?~0.787^
C51M'N|12.3{Max Grind (mm)}ask?~20^
C52_'C|1{IRI Bump Strategy}Severity~Worst First~Medium~Shallow~1^
C53_'C|1{IRI Fill Dips}No~Yes~1^
C54_'C|1{Aviation Bumps}Acceptable~Accept95~Excessive~1^
C55I'N|12.3{IRImovavgwave (ft)}ask?~24.606^
C55M'N|12.3{IRImovavgwave (m)}ask?~7.5^
C56I'N|12.3{Chord Limit (in)}ask?~0.197^
C56M'N|12.3{Chord Limit (mm)}ask?~5^
C57_'C|1{Bump Type}Horizontal~Tangential~2^
C58I'N|12.3{Grinder Depth (in)}ask?~0.118^
C58M'N|12.3{Grinder Depth (mm)}ask?~3^
C59I'N|12.3{Min Grind Lgth (ft)}ask?~6.562^
C59M'N|12.3{Min Grind Lgth (m)}ask?~2^
C60I'C|1{IRI Mx Bump Wid (ft)}10~25~50~75~2^
C60M'C|1{IRI Mx Bump Wid (m)}3~7.5~10~15~20~5^
Runway Profiling Standards and Practices Supported
  • E2133-03 (2003) Standard Test Method for Using a Rolling Inclinometer to Measure Longitudinal and Transverse Profiles of a Traveled Surface
  • E1155-96 (2001) Standard Test Method for Determining FF Floor Flatness and FL Floor Levelness Numbers
  • E1155M-96 (2001) Standard Test Method for Determining FF Floor Flatness and FL Floor Levelness Numbers [Metric]
  • E1486-98 (2004) Standard Test Method for Determining Floor Tolerances Using Waviness, Wheel Path and Levelness Criteria
  • E1486M-98 (2004) Standard Test Method for Determining Floor Tolerances Using Waviness, Wheel Path and Levelness Criteria [Metric]
  • ACI 117-90 Standard Specification for Tolerances for Concrete Construction and Materials (re Rolling Straightedge), American Concrete Institute
  • TB-006.0-C Constructing Smooth Concrete Pavements, American Concrete Pavement Association