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Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter

Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter

Product Description

The Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter quickly and accurately measures the level of soluble salts on surfaces nearly 5 times faster than Bresle equivalent test methods

Key features of the Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter include:

• Fast reading rate allows multiple tests to be completed efficiently
• Automatic temperature compensation ensures accurate results
• Pressure plate ensures a constant and uniform pressure to paper
• Non-oxidising gold plated contacts ensures lifetime accuracy
• Fully portable hand-held, ergonomic design ideal for use in the field
• Dust and water resistant rugged design equivalent to IP64
• Stores up to 100,000 readings in 1,000 alpha numeric batches
• USB and Bluetooth® data output to ElcoMaster® software









User Friendly

•  Large buttons ideal for gloved hands

• Easy to use menus in multiple languages

• High reading limit indicator

• Factory calibrated for immediate use



• Conductivity measurement to ±1%

• Can be used in accordance with National and International Standards

• Automatic temperature compensation ensures repeatable, accurate results

• Calibration verification tiles

• Trend and batch readings graph formats for instant on-screen analysis



• Repeatable and reproducible measurements

• 2 year gauge warranty

• Supplied with fully traceable Test Certificates

• Batch & individual readings are stored with date and time stamp



• Heavy duty, impact resistant, dust and waterproof design equivalent to IP64

• Wipe clean sealed unit ideal for harsh environments

• Scratch and solvent resistant display



• Instant readings allow multiple tests to be completed efficiently

• Alpha numeric batch identification

• Compatible with ElcoMaster® and ElcoMaster® Mobile App

• Calibration offset allows the use of non-pure water up to 2μg/cm²



• Measuring range up to 50μg/cm² (3000ppm)

• USB and Bluetooth® data output to iPhone* or Android™ devices

• Stores up to 100,000 readings in 1,000 batches

• Soluble salt and conductivity meter in one gauge

The Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter can be used in accordance with:

• SSPC Guide 15


Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter – Specifications

Model Options
Model S Model T Description Certificate
E130-S E130-T Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter
E130-SC E130-TC Elcometer 130 Certified Salt Contamination Meter
Model S Model T
Measurement Range




0-50μg/cm²; 0-500mg/m²; 0-6000μS/cm

0-6mS/cm; 0-3000ppm; 0-0.3% Salinity






0.1μg/cm²; 1mg/m²

1μS/cm; 0.001mS/cm

1ppm; 0.0001% Salinity

Measurement Accuracy ±1% of reading ±0.1μg/cm²
Operating Range 5°C – 40°C
Power Supply 4 x AA dry cell batteries (rechargeable batteries can also be used), or power via USB
Number of Tests Approximately 4,000 measurements before battery replacement
Sample Time 2 minutes
Sampling Size 110mm diameter circle
Dimensions 250 x 145 x 50mm
Weight 780g

Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter – Features

  ■ Standard

Model S

□ Optional

Model T

Repeatable & reproducible measurements
Easy to use menu structure in 30+ languages
Tough, impact, waterproof & dust resistant; equivalent to IP64
Bright colour screen; with permanent back light
Scratch & solvent resistant display (6cm) TFT
2 year gauge warranty*
USB power supply via PC
Calibration certificate
Calibration verification mode (with optional certified calibration tiles)
Ambient light sensor with adjustable auto brightness
Emergency light mode
Magnetic & tripod mounting points
Gauge software updates via ElcoMaster® software
Data output
   • USB to computer
   • Bluetooth® to computer, Android™ & iOSǂ devices
   • ElcoMaster® software & USB cable
On screen statistics
Number of readings (η) Mean (average) (x); Standard deviation (σ)

Highest reading (Hi) Lowest reading (Lo) Coefficient of variation (CV)

Number of reading above high limit

Gauge memory
Number of readings 100
Number of batches 1
Measurement units & range



0-25 µg/cm² 0-50 µg/cm²
0-3000 ppm
0-6000 µS/cm
0-6m mS/cm
0-0.3 % Salinity
0-500 mg/m²
Measurement mode
Surface cleanliness
Calibration offset mode
Automatic temperature compensation
Individual reading stored with date & time
Plastic transit case
Alpha-numeric batch names; user definable on the gauge
Fixed batch size mode with batch linking
Delete last reading
Limits user definable audible & visual pass/fail warnings
Review, copy, clear & delete batches & calibration settings
Trend graph last 20 readings
Batch review graph
Analogue bar graph

1 The Elcometer 130 is supplied with a 1 year warranty against manufacturing defects.
* The warranty can be extended free of charge to 2 years within 60 days of purchase
2 Visit www.elcometer.com/sdk to find out how to integrate Elcometer’s MFi certified products to your App.

Packing List

  • Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter
  • 3 x Magnetic Discs
  • 100 x High Purity Test papers
  • 250ml Pure Distilled Water
  • 20 x PVC Storage Bags
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Sensor Wipes
  • 3 x 3ml Syringes
  • 2 x Plastic tweezers
  • 4 x AA Batteries
  • Plastic Transit Case, Shoulder Strap
  • Test Certificate & Operating Instructions
  • USB Cable (T) & ElcoMaster® Software (T)

Data Sheet

Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter – Data Sheet

Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter Data Sheet


Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter – Standards

The Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter can be used in accordance with:

• SSPC Guide 15


Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter – Accessories

Part Number Description Certificate
T13023980 Calibration Verification Tiles, Set of 3
T13024091 3ml Syringe (x3)
T99922341 Pack of 10 Display Screen Protectors
T13024093 Box of 20 Self Seal Polythene Bags
T99911344 Pure Distilled Water – 250ml Bottle with 3ml syringe
T13027596 Pure Distilled Water – 1000ml Bottle with 3ml syringe
T13024094 Box of 100 High Purity Test Papers
T13024092 Box of 20 Disposable Vinyl Gloves
T13024098 Plastic Tweezers (x2)
T13024087 Box of 72 Sensor Wipes
T13025964 Magnetic Discs (x3)
T99921325 USB Cable

• Calibration certificate supplied as standard

Instruction Manual

Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter – Instruction Manual

Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter – Instruction Manual

Test Method

Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter – Test Method


Fill the syringe with 1.6ml of pure distilled water. Note: Non-pure water (up to 2µg/cm²) can be automatically offset with the gauge.
Using tweezers, remove a filter paper from the pack and place it on the cleaned, non labelled side of the magnetic disc supplied.

Disperse the water from the syringe, evenly across the whole of the filter paper and remove any bubbles from under the paper.

Place the magnetic disc, with wetted paper face down on to the area under test, pressing firmly into any contours or irregularities and start the 2 minute timer on the gauge.

Whilst waiting for the sample time to elapse, additional tests can be prepared.

After 2 minutes, carefully remove the filter paper and magnetic disc from the test surface and place on to the measurement electrodes.
Close the lid, ensuring that the magnetic catch is fully engaged.

The reading will automatically be displayed and stored into memory together with date and time.

Place the filter paper in a resealable bag (supplied), if required for further analysis.


Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter – Video

Whether you are using an Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter, or the Elcometer 130 Soluble Salt Profiler, each Elcometer 130 gauge is factory calibrated and ready to use, straight out of the box.

The Elcometer 130’s Calibration Verification Tiles allow you to quickly verify the accuracy of your Elcometer 130 anytime and anywhere.

The Elcometer Calibration Verification Tiles are used to check each gauge’s measurement electrodes by accurately simulating known salt concentrations. So, by comparing the results on the gauge with the values on the tile, you can quickly and accurately confirm that your Elcometer 130 is working within specification.


0:39 Introducing the Elcometer Calibration Verification Tiles
2:20 Verifying the Elcometer 130
3:15 Verifying the Elcometer 130 SSP

As the Elcometer 130 and Elcometer 130 SSP have different measurement plates, there are two different versions of the Calibration Verification Tiles.

The Elcometer 130 requires three different Calibration Verification Tiles of different values, and it is recommended that all three tile values are used to confirm the Elcometer 130’s accuracy.

However the Elcometer 130 SSP has a single tile, which allows the user to verify each gauge’s accuracy across its measurement range.

Before you begin any verification procedure, you must first remove any test paper, magnetic disks, or calibration tiles from the test plate, and then carefully clean and dry the sensors using the deionised water and the sensor wipes provided.