Introducing the astm permeation test cell
Method ASTM F739 Method ASTM F-1383 Method EN374 Method EN16523-1

This permeation test cell is used worldwide to determine the permeation of hazardous chemicals through protective clothing.

History

Pesce Lab Sales is the original participant, in conjunction with Chairman Norm Henry and the ASTM Committee F23 on Protective Clothing, in developing the permeation test cell now used in ASTM Method F739, F-1383, EN374, and EN16523-1. The current cell design took approximately 3 years to perfect.

About

This permeation test cell is used worldwide to determine the permeation of hazardous chemicals through protective clothing. A smaller 1" cell that gives comparable results to the original, larger 2" cell is available. The smaller cell allows for use of smaller volumes of test chemical and is more convenient for testing small swatches of material.

New Product

PTFE PERMEATION TEST CELL CHALLENGE CHAMBER The Pesce Liquid Permeation Test Cell, used in accordance with ASTM Test Method F739, is now available with a PTFE challenge chamber. Customer inquiries indicated a need for the test cells to be more versatile in order to be used with more corrosive chemicals. In response to that need, Pesce Lab Sales designed a PTFE challenge chamber. It can be used with either a glass or stainless steel sampling chamber to create a truly versatile test cell.

A look back at Quarterly Updates from Norm Henry

PERMEATION INFORMATION

Norm Henry

Permeation Information was an online publication by Norm Henry serving to provide information on the ASTM F-739, F-1383 Permeation Test Cell. Archived Editions Available.

working with clients across different industries

our clients include

Laboratories

Universities

Protective Clothing Manufacturers

Independent Testing Labs

Oil / Petroleum Industry

The Permeation Test Cell is used to measure both the breakthrough time and permeation rate of a liquid or gas through a barrier material.

OUR PRODUCTS INCLUDE

Permeation Test Cell for Liquid Testing

The cell is used to measure both the breakthrough time and permeation rate of a liquid through a barrier material.

Test Cell for vapor phase / gas testing

The cell is used to measure both the breakthrough time and permeation rate of a gas through a barrier material.

Stainless Steel Test Cell for Caustic Chemical Testing

The stainless steel permeation test cells can be used to test Hydrofluoric Acid and other chemicals that can potentially etch glass. Strong acids such as concentrated sulfuric or nitric acid can also be used in stainless steel cells.  Chlorosilanes can also be tested with the stainless steel cells since they potentially release acid.  The only caution is to check on the MSDS of chemicals for reactivity with metals.

** NEW PRODUCT **

PTFE Challenge Chamber for More Corrosive Chemicals Testing

Customer inquiries indicated a need for the test cells to be more versatile in order to be used with more corrosive chemicals. In response to that need, Pesce Lab Sales designed a PTFE challenge chamber. It can be used with either a glass or stainless steel sampling chamber to create a truly versatile test cell. PTFE is nonreactive and can withstand exposure to reactive or corrosive chemicals. The PTFE challenge chamber allows a wider range of chemicals to be tested without concern about the chemical effects on the traditional glass or stainless steel challenge chambers. 

Additional Product Line: Penetration Test Apparatus

Penetration Test Apparatus

Apparatus incorporates standard test method for resistance of protective clothing materials to penetration by liquids or blood-borne pathogens. Penetration Test Apparatus conforms to applicable ASTM Standards, Methods F-903, F1670, F1671.

About Us

Pride in Workmanship

Pride in workmanship characterizes Pesce Lab Sales, Inc. Each item is precisely crafted, properly annealed, and then carefully vacuum tested for pinhole leaks. This meticulous attention to minute detail ensures a perfect piece of glassware.

Pesce Lab Sales, working closely with ASTM Committee F23, was intensively involved in the development of the permeation test cell. We consulted with the committee and developed the vapor phase permeation test cell as well as the 1" version of the 2" liquid test cell. Please visit our Product List page for a complete list of all our products.

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