Water vapour causes electronics to fail
Water vapour is extraordinarily
invasive and the wastage it causes cost UK businesses hundreds of millions
of pounds each year. Electronic failure, connection degradation, component
rusting, and mechanical failures can all be caused by the simple misunderstanding
that electronic enclosures designed to keep water out, also keep water
vapour out. Very often they don’t.
Many seals and enclosures are
virtually useless when it comes to vapour – which can pass through
them virtually unhindered to cause havoc within. Water vapour is omnipresent
and insidious - unfortunately it can act in a counter-intuitive way in
comparison to liquid water.
Versaperm Limited, a world
leader in water vapour permeability measurement, has introduced a quick
and simple way to test this all-important water vapour permeability and
transmission rates for most types of enclosure, seal, coating and container.
The Versaperm WVTR (Water Vapour
Transmission) meter can cope with several samples at a time - often giving
a reading in as little as 30 minutes – whereas the traditional gravimetric
measurement technique takes several days and is significantly less accurate.
The meter is easy to use, it
needs no re-calibration and requires, at most, minimal training to give
results that are accurate to better than one part per million (with some
samples accurate to a few parts per hundred million). Sensitivities are
in the range 0.05 – 3200g/m2/day.
Versaperm can not only supply
the equipment but also offers a testing service for a huge range of products
and packages – from enclosures and O rings through to microswitches
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Please send any sales enquiries to Christopher Roberts, Versaperm Limited ,
10 Rawcliffe House, Howarth Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1AP, UK, tel: +44 1628 777668
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