Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement


The Head in the Sand Approach
to Automotive, Fuel and Water Vapour Permeability Testing 

    Automotive, Fuel and Water Vapour Permeability Testing 

Understanding how the vapour permeability of fuel systems is crucial to the safety of every vehicle is hard.  There are two approaches – the head in the sand approach or actually testing this critically important factor. Versaperm has introduced a fast turn-around technical measurement service to measure the vapour permeability of automotive materials and components based on its new high-speed testing equipment - which can often turn around results within 30 minutes to 24 hours, instead of the weeks taken by conventional testing techniques.

Versaperm can test and measure vapour permeability not just for material samples but also finished components, including tubes and seals.  Permeability can be measured for any hydrocarbon vapour as well as water vapour, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and all other non-proscribed gas.

Measurement of fabricated items is especially important because processes, such as thermoforming, extruding, moulding, heating or pressure can easily change a package's permeability by a factor of four!

Results are accurate in the parts per million to parts per billion ranges depending on the material and vapour.  Where desired Versaperm can also control environmental conditions including temperature and pressure, even across diurnal, process or seasonal cycles.

As well as its sample testing Versaperm develops and manufactures its own ranges of vapour testing equipment which are used by companies, universities, and national standards laboratories around the world.


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Versaperm Ltd: 10 Rawcliffe House, Howarth Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1AP, UK,
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