The Florida Tech Transfer Center Equipment Loan Program
The Florida Tech Transfer Center (T2 Center) has equipment available to assist local transportation agencies. To request these materials please complete the T2 Center Equipment Loan Request Form. Click here
Reflectometer RoadVista model 922
The Reflectometer RoadVista model 922 is one of the products offered by the T2 Center through the loaner program. By using the reflectometer, local agencies are able to determine if the reflectivity of the traffic signs is at an appropriate level. Reflectometers are very accurate and currently the only reliable method for obtaining the reflectivity, but are also very expensive. The loaner program alleviates that investment and provides the technology in a cost effective way. For more information, click on the link below.
The product is available for loan in two week increments. Please complete the Equipment Loan Request Form above to begin the loaning process.
The FHWA's Safety Edge initiative is an inexpensive technology designed to reduce serious crashes on the highway. The Safety Edge creates a 30 degree angle on the edge of the pavement, eliminating dangerous vehicle drop-off. This allows vehicles to return to the road more smoothly and safely. For more information, click on the link below.
To take part in this technology, please complete the Equipment Loan Request Form above.
Reiker Digital Ball Bank Indicator
The term "Ball Bank Indicator" refers to an inclinometer (or Accelerometer used as an inclinometer) that is used for the specific purpose of determining safe (uniform advisory) curve speeds for horizontal curves. It measures the overturning force (side friction), measured in degrees, on a vehicle negotiating a horizontal curve. Digital BBI requires a cigarette liter or USB power source. The equipment also has the capabilities to connect with a laptop to assist in data collection. Please note the laptop connection is optional.
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Rieker Ball Bank Indicator
The term "Ball Bank Indicator" refers to an inclinometer (or Accelerometer used as an inclinometer) that is used for the specific purpose of determining safe (uniform advisory) curve speeds for horizontal curves. It measures the overturning force (side friction), measured in degrees, on a vehicle negotiating a horizontal curve. Rieker Ball Bank Indicators reflect the operating procedures of Federal, State, and local roads and highways, based upon the “Speed Zone Theory” and “85th Percentile Speeds”, which is adapted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO); Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and as defined in the Federal and/or State Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, (MUTCD). Rieker indicators have been the ball bank standard instruments used by Federal and State Departments of Transportation Nationwide since the 1950's.
Professional measuring wheel is ideal for heavy construction, large commercial operations, utility companies, land surveying and other critical measuring applications.