Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement

Agricultural Pests, Plastics and Permeability

Agricultural Pests, Plastics and Permeability

Plastic sheets are widely used in agriculture to help eliminate bacteria, fungi, weeds, mites and insects.  The sheeting prevents the escape, and ingress, of gases, including water vapour and oxygen.  It also raises the temperature of the soil and initiates solarization and biosolarization processes.

The need to control the flow of these gases is key to the process and that’s where Versaperm can help.

Versaperm equipment can measure the permeability of the sheeting and is vital in both developing new, improved, materials and quality control. The equipment can measure the rate gases permeate through the film and can measure the individual rates for each gas with just one single overall measurement.

The system is reliable, easy to use and very precise, typically giving results to an accuracy in the PPM (Parts Per Million) to Parts Per Billion (PPB) range.

Vapour permeability regulates the way moisture, oxygen and other gases are kept in or out of the soil.  This helps sterilise harmful bacteria at the same time as boosting beneficial microorganisms.  It can kill up to 90% of pathogens whilst beneficial bacteria like Bacillus can survive and flourish.

The system can deal with all standard materials and tarps, even when they are laminated or include compound materials. 

As well as the equipment Versaperm offer a consultancy and laboratory measurement services for companies that only need to test samples on an irregular basis.



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