Versaperm multi-chamber mass-spectroscopyVersaperm claims it has developed a new multi-chamber mass-spectroscopy based instrument that allows OEMs to identify and correct problems by measuring permeability for water vapour, air and hydrocarbons, and any other gas as well. The company says this system works on both complex components and assemblies as well as on flat material samples, and can determine this rate of flow (permeability) through the multiple materials used in the manufacture of cars, trains, trucks, etc.

Measurement can be produced either on samples external to the instrument or internally in one of its chambers, depending on precisely what is being tested and Versaperm says it also offers laboratory based permeability measurement and consultancy services for companies that need to test too few samples to make the purchase of equipment viable.