This permeation test cell is used worldwide to determine the permeation of hazardous chemicals through protective clothing.
Introducing the astm permeation test cell
Method ASTM F739
Method ASTM F-1383
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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
Protective Clothing Manufacturers
Independent Testing Labs
Oil / Petroleum Industry
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.
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
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.
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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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