Mercury intrusion porosimeter



FABRICANT Micromeritics
MODÈLE Autopore V

Mercury intrusion porosimetry provides a wide range of information, such as the pore size distribution, the total pore volume the porosity, the skeletal and apparent density, and the specific surface area of a sample. The AutoPore V provides measurements of pore sizes from 500 μm down to 3 nm. This instrument offers a high-resolution analysis for macroporous and mesoporous materials allowing tighter quality control and providing detailed data, both for mercury intrusion and extrusion. The AutoPore V was conceived to complies with the requirements of ASTM D4284, D4404, and D6761, as well as ISO 15901-1.

The AutoPore V is ideal for pore size characterization of a wide range of samples from research and industrial sectors such as: building and packaging materials, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, and catalysts. It is possible to use this prosimeter in systems from aerospace, geosciences, medical implants, and electrochemical systems.


Technical specifications:

Low-Pressure Analysis:

            Pressure Range: 0.2 to 50 psia (345 kPa)

            Pore Diameter Range: 500 to 3.6 µm

            Resolution: 0.00025 psi

            Servo Control Precision: 1% of target, min. 0.05 psia, no overshoot

            Transducer Accuracy: ± 0.1% of full scale


High-Pressure Analysis:

            Measurement: from atmospheric pressure to 60,000 psia (414 MPa)

            Pore Diameter Range: 6 to 0.003 µm

            Resolution: 0.3 psia from atmospheric pressure to 60,000 psia

            Servo Control Precision: 0.5% of target, min 5 psia, no overshoot

            Transducer Accuracy: ± 0.1% of full scale

            Transducer Hysteresis: 0.05% of full scale


Intrusion cycle:

            Accuracy: ±0.1% of maximum penetrometer stem volume

            Resolution: better than 0.1 μL

Additional information


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