Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement


Hydrocarbon membranes measurements for hydrocarbon removal
from gas streams, geomembranes and fuel cells

Hydrocarbon membranes measurements for hydrocarbon removal
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The new Versaperm MS (mass spectrometer) is a system for measuring hydrocarbon vapour permeability.  Hydrocarbon gases are remarkably good at leaking or "permeating" through materials – which is the basis for using polymer membranes in applications such as removing higher hydrocarbons from natural gas streams, fuel cells and hydrocarbon barriers such as geo-membranes.  Being MS based it can additionally measure permeability for other gases and compounds.

The company's introduction of a mass-spectroscopy based instrument is critical in both designing and quality control in the use of membranes and is accurate in the parts per million to parts per billion ranges. Where desired it can control temperature, pressure and other environmental factors.

The equipment is designed to measure the permeability of either single material membranes or compound laminated products as well as manufactured components such as seals, pipes and joints.  This is important as manufacturing processes such as thermoforming, folding, moulding etc. may easily alter vapour permeability by a factor of four. 

A multi-chamber version of the Versaperm MS allow measurements to be produced on several membranes or components at the same time.

Versaperm is a technology leader in permeability measurements and, as well as the MS instrument it has developed an extensive range of specialist sensors for measuring hydrocarbon (and other gases') permeability across a range of hydrocarbon applications.

As well as manufacturing the instruments, Versaperm offers a technical consultancy service and a permeability testing service for companies which need to test membranes,    materials or components on an irregular basis.



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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