• The James Poroscobe Plus
  • The James Poroscobe Plus

The James Poroscobe Plus

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  • Ankara / Turkey
  • Established 2000
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Internal Test Ahole 10 mm diameter x 40 mm deep is drilled and
plugged leaving a cylindrical test void 10 mm
diameter x 20 mm high situated 20 mm below the
concrete surface. The time required for air and water
to permeate through the test material to the void is
used as an index to determine the quality of the concrete under test.
Air Permeability
The air permeability test is always done first since
moisture has a large effect on permeability. Connect
the air outlet tube on the instrument to the Luer connector
on the top of the hypodermic needle. Connect
the hand operated vacuum pump to the air connection
on the top of the instrument and evacuate to
greater than 55 kPa. The instrument timer and
manometer will automatically show the time in seconds
for the vacuum to fall from a – 55 kPa to a –
50 kPa. This time is the Figg number and is a measure
of the air permeability of the concrete.
Water Permeability
Connect the water outlet tube to the Luer socket on
the top of the hypodermic and ensure that the fine
plastic inner tube is of sufficient length to reach the
bottom of the test cavity. After filling the syringe with
distilled water connect it to the water inlet on top of
the instrument. The water is then forced into the cavity
and the air displaced out through the outer tube
through the overflow tube which is 4 inches (100 mm)
above the surface of the concrete. The cavity is filled
when water starts to flow out the overflow tube. The
instrument flow sensor and timer then automatically
measures the time taken for the water meniscus to
travel a distance of 50 mm and this time in seconds is
displayed on the LCD display of the instrument. The
time in seconds is the Figg number for water permeability.