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.
Flexible and reliable
Ability to test across pressures from 0-10,000 mbar, making it suitable for testing the most high performance waterproof system
Simplified water management
An integrated pump automates the filling/emptying of the instrument for testing and enables fine adjustment of water levels
Integrated wastewater drawer
Removes the need for any additional plumbing, saving time and money when testing
Large illuminated test bed
Designed to accommodate both multi-layered fabrics and sheet substrates
Built-in safety guard
Enables users to hold the specimen in place without hands being near the pneumatic clamps when engaged for testing
A 10" touchscreen enables the user to choose from pre-loaded standards or create their own, with easy to view and analyse onscreen test reports that can be customised to your requirements
About hydrostatic head testing
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.
Material / End use
Personal protective equipment (PPE) includes garments and face/body coverings used in a range of sectors; from medical, to construction, military to workwear.
Tents and awnings are used for a variety of purposes - from domestic camping trips, to marquees for events, and even military-grade tents and temporary shelters.
Outdoor wear applications a broad and varied, with a primarily technical / functional benefit such as ‘comfort’ and/or ‘safety’. Outdoor wear includes garments such as snowsuits, ski clothing, and hiking/trekking clothing.
Sportswear and activewear is clothing and footwear worn for sport or exercise, such as tracksuits, shorts, t-shirts and polo shirts.
Nonwovens is a growing industry, with new applications being developed all the time – from disposable consumer products such as wipes and sanitary products, to medical gowns, face masks, home decor, clothing and construction supplies.
Medical textiles encompasses medical and hygiene applications, including those for surgical, orthopaedic, and dental uses; from personal protective equipment (PPE), bandage and dressing materials through to implantable prosthetics.
Specifications are provided as a guideline only and are subject to change.
Voltage: 120-240 V
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Current: 1 A
|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|
Height 666 mm
Width 460 mm
Depth 591 mm
|Approximate net weight||100kg|