Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement

The Versaperm Triple Chamber vapour permeability measurement system


triple chamber vapour permeability measurementsOur Triple Chamber permeability measurement system builds on some forty years of continual development.  It is highly sensitive, reliable and accurate.  Its robust build and advanced software offer a high level of automation and ease without the loss of accuracy and repeatability.

It features three separate chambers enabling three separate measurements to be taken in parallel. The equipment can optionally measure vapour permeability for virtually every commonly available gas. Each new system is individually designed and built to meet a client's specific requirements, specification and application.

A large number sensor types and system configurations are available across an exceptionally extensive range of environments, controls and conditions. Its versatility is evident in the number of applications with which it is routinely tasked and the range of industries in which it is used.

Instrument Overview

The system can be built around any of a several physical techniques, the choice being based on the specific application, the required sensitivity and the needed/ accuracy.   Results are displayed on the instrument screen or may be networked for remote data collection, processing and control.

Diffusion Chamber

Standard chambers can accommodate samples up to 38 mm thick, other chambers can be made available against specific requirements.

Triple chamber vapour permeability measurement equipmentTriple Chamber Configuration

In a typical configuration, three chambers are fitted into the controlled environment cabinet which features a simple clamping system. A carrier gas successively sources and delivers the diffused vapour under test to a sensor. In this way the throughput is tripled compared to a single chamber instrument, for only a relatively small increase in cost. One or more additional temperature controlled cabinets may be added, each with a maximum of 3 diffusion chambers.
Gas flow control is largely automated and the sensor is protected from any potentially high levels of a vapour by an automatic flow bypass circuit. This results in a significant extension in the life of the some sensors.

The instrument is controlled by a powerful built-in computer which operates on dedicated software running under the Windows to ensure compatibility with most existing systems. The instrument may be configured for networking to a laboratory management system or other system.

Operator interactions are via a large, clear and intuitive touchscreen, allowing both control and data display and output.


Sensor types - click for more information on any sensor type

Universal sensors: mass spectrometer, gas chromatography, pressure measurements and semiconductor

Water vapour sensors: electrolytic, infrared, capacitive, impedance

Helium sensors: thermal conductivity

Hydrogen sensors: thermal conductivity, flame Ionization, catalytic combustion

Hydrocarbon sensors: flame Ionization, catalytic combustion, infrared, photoionization

Solvent sensors: flame Ionization, catalytic combustion, infrared, photoionization

Oxygen sensors: ZrO2, paramagnetic, electrochemical, coulometric

Carbon dioxide: thermal conductivity, infrared