Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement


Permeability, Precision and Quality Control

Hydrocarbons and permeability
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Somewhat surprisingly, the biggest cause of industrial and manufacturing problems is almost certainly water vapour – it is responsible for billions of pounds of food to rot each year, causes drugs to loose potency, paper to jam, corrosion to appear, electronics to short-circuit and even missiles to fail.

Versaperm, a world leader in water vapour permeability, has introduced a new and upgraded range of Permeability Meters for both product development and quality control. 

The new equipment can measure the permeability not just for water vapour but, optionally, for most gases – including, Hydrogen, Oxygen, CO2, solvents and hydrocarbons.  It can be used on material samples as well as fully finished products and packaging.

Although it leads to great problems, permeability can now be checked with a simple 30 minute measurement.

Versaperm's new permeability instrument range is highly automated and simple to use, it requires little or no training to produce consistent and accurate results.  For most gases and samples it is accurate in the parts per million range (PPM). 

A wide variety of options is available including single and multi-sample systems, numerous measurement chambers and a very diverse set of sensors covering numerous us applications.  Samples to be measured can vary in size from a thimble to a pallet load.

The company also operates a laboratory service to measure permeability for companies where the volume or logistics of measurements does not demand a dedicated instrument.


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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