Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement


Valves, Coatings, Leeks and Hydrocarbon Permeability

 Valves, Coatings, Leeks and Hydrocarbon Permeability
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Hydrocarbons are exceptionally good at leaking or "permeating" through materials, valves and coatings.  Although this is usually a problem, it is also the basis for applications such as fuel cells or removing higher hydrocarbons from gas streams.  In both cases accurate measurement is essential.

Versaperm is a technology leader in hydrocarbon permeability measurements and has developed a range of equipment for measuring it over a huge diversity of applications.

The equipment is both highly accurate and simple to use.  In some cases it can produce results in as little as 30 minutes, as opposed to the days or weeks with conventional gravimetric testing.

Measurement techniques include flame ionization, catalytic combustion, infrared, photoionization, mass spectrometry, capacitive, coulometric, electrochemical, electrolytic, gas chromatography, impedance, infrared, paramagnetic, pressure measurements semiconductor and thermal conductivity.

Versaperm's hydrocarbon permeability meters achieve accuracies typically in the parts per million range, (parts per billion with some gasses).  The system is ideal for use on most materials, membranes, containers, films, laminates, coatings and components.  It is suitable for general testing as well as QC, lab and development work.

As well as manufacturing the instruments, Versaperm offers a permeability laboratory service for companies that need to test samples on an irregular basis.




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