Air permeance of paper and paperboard (Sheffield method) , Test Method  547 om-23


This method is used to measure the air permeance of a circular area of paper using a pressure differential of approximately 10 kPa (1.5 psig). In order to accommodate a wide range of paper products, rubber clamping plates are available for five commonly used orifice diameters: 9.5 mm (0.375 in.), 19.1 mm (0.75 in.), 38.1 mm (1.50 in.), 57.2 mm (2.25 in.), and 76.2 mm (3.00 in.). The air flow range for this method is 0 to 3348 mL/min (0 to 400 Sheffield units). Instruments are available with either variable area flowmeters (glass tubes with internal tapers and floats) or electronic mass flowmeters.

Air permeance of paper and paperboard (Sheffield method)
Air permeance of paper and paperboard (Sheffield method), Test Method T 547 om-23

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