Hydrostatic head tester
The HydroView is used to determine the resistance of fabrics to penetration of water and is a consistent and highly accurate hydrostatic head tester by James Heal.
HydroView can be used to test many types of fabrics that are intended to be water resistant, in product sectors such as performance wear, tents, medical textiles, PPE, nonwovens, geotextiles and more.
Ability to test across pressures from 0-10,000 mbar, making it suitable for testing the most high performance waterproof system
Removes the need for any additional plumbing, saving time and money when testing
An integrated pump automates the filling/emptying of the instrument for testing and enables fine adjustment of water levels
Designed to accommodate both multi-layered fabrics and sheet substrates
|Conditioned atmosphere recommended||Yes|
|Water Supply||Not required|
|Air Extraction||Not required|
|User Interface||10" Touch Display|
|Data Ports||USB for USB flash drive used to export test data and update software|
|Sample Thickness||0 to 10 mm|
|Space requirements||Height 666 mm|
|Width 460 mm|
|Depth 591 mm|
|Approximate net weight||100 kg|
The hydrostatic head test is used to support claims of a product or material being water resistant or waterproof. Waterproof penetration testing is key to understanding the performance of a garment or material in adverse weather conditions.
Your product application will define your target hydrostatic pressure. To provide some context, the lower a hydrostatic pressure measurement the more easily water can penetrate under pressure.
For example, hydrostatic pressure is important in outdoor applications, such as tent groundsheets, because a groundsheet needs a high resistance to water penetration; especially when placed on saturated ground.
When pressure is applied to the ground sheet by people standing, sitting or sleeping on it, water could then be forced through.
Failure in this area would mean anything in contact with the groundsheet will become wet.
Similarly a performance garment claiming waterproof properties, would need a high hydrostatic head value to demonstrate its defence-ability against driving wind, rain and other physical factors.