Perma2™ is a completely re-engineered laboratory test device for the measurement of the electrical resistance of concrete against the penetration of chloride (RCPT) according to the standard methods such as ASTM C1202, AASHTO T277 and ASTM C1760. The measurement data can be used to estimate the chloride diffusion coefficient of concrete for the service life prediction and design of concrete structures as well as the durability-based quality control of concrete.
In concrete materials, the DC electrical resistance of concrete is correlated with important durability parameters of concrete such as chloride diffusion coefficient and the chloride migration coefficient that are used for the durability design or service life design of concrete structures.
Concrete’s ability to resist chloride ion penetration (ASTM C1202, AASHTO T277)
Bulk electrical conductivity of concrete (ASTM C1760)
Performance-based quality control of concrete
Estimation of chloride diffusion coefficient of concrete
Estimation of chloride migration coefficient of concrete
Stand alone operation
Accurate (±0.1 mA)
Auto-seal cells with rubber gasket and spacer (i.e. does not require caulking)
Flexible logging interval time (1 to 10 min)
Automatic temperature control system
Four measurement channels
User-friendly PC software (optional)
USB connection to computer (optional)
Verification kit accessory (optional)