Elcometer 108 Hydraulic Adhesion Tester

The Elcometer 108 Hydraulic Adhesion Tester is an extremely versatile Type III* adhesion gauge which can be used for many adhesion requirements.

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Adhesion tests can be made on flat or curved (concave and convex) surfaces.

The Elcometer 108 adhesion tester is the ideal gauge for testing coatings on tanks, pipelines, etc.

  • Hand-Powered and portable adhesion tester
  • Ideal for site work
  • Reusable stainless steel dollies
  • Sealed, heavy duty and impact resistant
  • Dust and waterproof equivalent to IP65
  • Suitable for use in harsh environments

Elcometer Digital Adhesion Tester features:

  • Maximum hold – displays the highest value reached
  • Backlit display for dark areas
  • Rubber protective casing
  • Switchable Metric/Imperial units

The Elcometer 108 adhesion tester can be used with convex and concave dollies, making this the gauge for adhesion of coatings on all pipelines including those with small diameter, tanks and other curved surfaces. There is a wide range of curved dollies available, each designed for a specific range of curvature.

Concave and convex dollies designed to meet specific curvatures are available upon request.


  • Suitable for use on flat, concave & convex surfaces
  • Rugged & lightweight
  • Smooth load application up to 25MPa (3630psi)


  • Measurement range up to 50MPa (7250psi) with an accuracy of ±3% of full scale
  • Maximum hold – displays the highest value reached


  • Ideal for laboratory and field use
  • Reusable stainless steel dollies
  • MPa / psi switchable

Technical Specification

Part Number Description Certificate
UK 240V/EUR 220V US 110V
F108—1D F108—1C Elcometer 108/1 Hydraulic Adhesion Tester – Analogue Dial Gauge
Optional Calibration Certificate available
F108—2D F108—2C Elcometer 108/2 Hydraulic Adhesion Tester – Digital Gauge
Optional Calibration Certificate available
Scale Range Analogue: 0 – 25MPa (0 – 3600psi)
Digital: 0 – 25MPa (0 – 3600psi)
Operating Range Analogue: 2 – 18MPa (290 – 2600psi), Digital: 2 – 18MPa (290 – 2600psi)
Scale Resolution Analogue: 1MPa (100psi), Digital: 0.1MPa (10psi)
Analogue Instrument Accuracy ±1MPa Metric Scale, 150psi Imperial Scale
Digital Instrument Accuracy ±3% or 0.4MPa (60psi) – whichever is the greater
Dolly Size Dolly Size (Inside Diameter) 3.7mm (0.15″)
Dolly Size (Outside Diameter) 19.4mm (0.76″)
Dolly Area 284mm² (0.44sq inch)
Packing List Elcometer 108, ABS carry case, 5 flat dollies, 5 nylon plugs, GR415 cyanoacrylate adhesive, dolly cleaning tool, 2 x LR6 (AA batteries) (Digital gauge only) and operating instructions


ASTM D 4541, ISO 16276-1, NF T30-606

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