Equipment Loan Program

Iowa LTAP has various equipment available for free loan to local agencies.

This program offers local agencies the free use of various devices that assist in managing aspects of roadway signing and infrastructure safety.  Agencies have access to the equipment for a two-week to one-month period on a first come, first served basis.  The specific equipment available for loan is described in more detail below.

 

RoadVista Sign Retroreflectometer

The retroreflectometer is a hand-held instrument that can be placed in contact with a sign to measure the retroreflection of the sign material. The measurements collected can be compared to minimum requirements established by the MUTCD to determine the need for replacement.

To learn more about the retroreflectometer, please click here.

 

Rieker Digital Ball Bank

The digital ball bank can be used to assist in completing an engineering study to determine advisory speeds in curves.  The unit provides measurements of the degree of bank collected when passing through a curve to assist in determining whether an advisory speed plaque is recommended or required.

To learn more about the digital ball bank, please click here.

 

Wood Piling Test Set

Iowa LTAP has several pieces of timber bridge inspection equipment available for loan.  This equipment includes basic sounding and probing equipment, moisture meter, stress wave timer and resistance drill. Equipment consists of an IML RESI PD400 Wood Piling Inspection Drill and accessories, a Fakopp Microsecond Timer, and a Delmhorst J-2000 pin style moisture meter.

To learn more about the wood piling test set, please click here.

To request use of any of this equipment, please consult the individual device webpages linked above.

 

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