The BELPORE mercury porosimeter series for low-pressure (LP), medium-pressure (MP) and high-pressure (HP) reliably and reproducibly measures pore diameters from 1mm to 3.6nm.
The knowledge of porosity, pore sizes and pore volume is of fundamental importance for the characterization of porous materials. Mercury porosimetry is the most widely used method for determining the pore size distribution of accessible macro- and mesopores in solids.
The technique is based on the pressure-dependent intrusion of mercury as a non-wetting liquid into a porous material. Using the Washburn equation, the corresponding pore size is calculated from the applied pressure.
Microtrac MRB, as a provider of state-of-the-art solutions in the field of particle characterization and gas adsorption, has now expanded its extensive portfolio with a series of devices specifically for the field of mercury porosimetry.
The BELPORE porosimeter series consists of state-of-the-art instruments for measuring pore size distribution, pore volume, specific surface area, porosity, density and particle distribution of finely divided and porous materials.
- Fully automatic vertical filling under constantly high vacuum
- High resolution enables detection of up to 20,000 measuring points
- Safe and full functionality without gas connection and liquid nitrogen
- Low space requirement due to compact design
- Vertical arrangement of the dilatometers ensures safe handling
- Efficient re-use of mercury via cleaning set
- All devices are CE-certified and ISO 9001-accredited
BELPORE – A HUGE STEP AFTER PASCAL EVO
The BELPORE series consists of the safest and most versatile mercury intrusion porosimeters on the market. Greatly improved, its roots reach back to the discontinued Pascal Evo (140, 240 and 440) series, formerly distributed by Thermo Fisher and Porotec.
The new BELPORE product range is now exclusively available via Microtrac MRB
The three mercury porosimeters from Microtrac MRB cover different pore ranges:
- BELPORE LP (1,000 – 3.25 µm)
Degassing, Hg filling, low-pressure porosimetry
- BELPORE MP (15 – 0.0065 µm)
- BELPORE HP (15 – 0.0036 µm)
MP & HP: High-pressure porosimetry
CONTROL & EVALUATION SOFTWARE
Mercury Porosimeter Belpore Series
The PoreInspect software for the BELPORE porosimeter series of Microtrac MRB offers a variety of functions. The software monitors and controls up to 4 measuring instruments connected via LAN completely independently with a PC and allows for individual control of all instrument parameters in real-time.
The data evaluation of the PoreInspect software not only takes the exact blank value correction into account, but also allows for a check and correction of possible sample compressibilities, guaranteeing most reliable results. Extensive evaluation options enable the selection of different pore models and their presentation as graphics and histograms. The calculations are freely selectable depending on the application and include, for example, the representation of fractal dimensions as well as calculations of tortuosity and permeability. Overlay, statistical evaluations, the creation of a method catalogue and data export are further features. The stored raw data is available at any time.
Sample vessels in different sizes for the BELPORE-Series
Ultra-Macorpore Set (UMP)
Extends the measuring range of the BELPORE LP for pore & particle size determination
Porosimeter calibration set
For easy calibration of capacitive volume measurement
Mercury cleaning set
Enables the efficient reuse of mercury
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