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PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Business' billion pound failure

Business' billion pound failure Water vapour causes several billion pounds of waste to UK industry. It is not only by far and away the world's most widespread and damaging contaminant, but it causes electronics to fail, machines to jam, drugs to lose potency, metal to rust and a host of other common failures. Keeping water vapour out (or in) from places it isn't (or is) meant to be is nowhere near as easy as it sounds as it can actually pass right through most materials. And that's where Versaperm come in.

Versaperm has a range of permeability testing instrumentation to help companies test both their materials and their manufacturing processes as it can measures the permeability of both samples and finished products giving answers that are usually accurate in the Parts Per Million (PPM) range. In some cases this takes just 30 minutes.  

The equipment allows designers and manufac-turers to experiment and test materials that bypass their specific problem.  This can be counter-intuitive as some materials (such as cellulose which is very widely used) are barriers to liquid water but allow water vapour to pass through virtually unhindered. It also enables QC departments to check both incoming materials and outgoing products without causing unnecessary delays.

Versaperm's latest instrument and specialised sensor range can actually measure permeability not just for water vapour, but for virtually any gas or vapour used by industry, including oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons, helium and nitrogen.  The system can measure several material samples, seals, enclosures or products at a time.  

The company also runs consultancy and laboratory services that advise on permeability in complex cases or where the volume or logistics does not mandate a dedicated instrument.
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