Compatibility Testing

Gas Permeation Testing

Gas permeation and the related parameters of diffusion and solubility are critical for polymer applications in many industries, including the oil & gas industry. Relevant applications include seals, liners, bladders, etc. Argen experts routinely perform permeation testing with a variety of gases, and our capabilities include testing with sour gas. Our methods include a pressure differential based approach (ISO 2782-1) as well as methods employing GC-MS analysis of permeant gas composition. Testing from moderate to high pressure (10,000 psig) is performed using film, plaque, or even application realistic static seal geometry specimens.