Automated Filter Cartridge Tester

The PMI Automated Filter Cartridge Tester provides fully automated through-pore analysis of entire filter cartridges of various geometries. Tests include bubble point, pore size distribution, mean pore size, gas, liquid, and Frazier permeability, and filter integrity. Sample chamber design permits use of cartridges having diameter and length over a wide range from several feet to several inches.

Pressure Capability

up to 500 psi (up to 2000 psi with microflow)

Pressure Accuracy0.15% of reading
Flow Capability

up to 200 LPM (standard)

up to 10,000 LPM (optional)

Resolution1:60,000 F.S.
Pore Diameter0.013 µm (0.002 µm with Capillary Condensation Flow Porometer)
Pore Diameter (max)200 µm
Wetting Liquidwater, mineral oil, alcohol, SilwickTM, PorewickTM, GalwickTM, and others

  • Windows-based software handles all control, measurement, data collection, and report generation; complete manual control also possible

    • Compatible with Windows XP or higher
    • Real-time graphical test display depicts testing status and results throughout operation
    • Nondestructive testing
    • Length of test approximately 10 minute per sample
    • Accepts complete filter cartridges of various geometries
    • Transparent sample chamber for visual confirmation
    • Minimal maintenance required