Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement


Safety and environmental standards for hydrocarbon vapour permeability and diffusion

>Hydrocarbons and permeability
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Testing the permeability of products, materials, tanks, pipes  and equipment that are used  with petrol, oil or other hydrocarbons has become both mandatory and increasingly strict across most of the globe.

Conventional tests are slow (taking days, weeks or even months) and are not always either accurate or consistent.  To overcome this, Versaperm has introduced an advanced and sensitive new meter that can quickly and accurately test hydrocarbon  permeability for a wide range of products and materials - from plastic petrol cans and tanks to aircraft components and from flat material samples to complex equipment and seals.

The Versaperm equipment meter is simple to use, requiring – at most – minimal training, yet it boosts both accuracy and dramatically reduces the time needed to make the measurement.  Sometimes results can be produced in as little as 30 minutes.

The meter determines the amount of hydrocarbon that either seeps out of a container or diffuses through the materials under test.  These results are required both for safety and to meet the latest environmental standards.

Versaperm’s, new meter can optionally be configured to measure permeability for a variety of other gases including Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Helium and water vapour.  The equipment is highly automated, computerised and produces results that can be accurate to within a few part per million for some gases.

Versaperm also offers a laboratory testing service for companies that test too few samples to make the purchase of equipment viable.


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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For further Press Information please contact Gerry Palmer @ the Palmer & Rose Partnership. Tel 01494 637499, fax 0871 9003898, e.mail