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Pask Permeameter Kit
The field saturated hydraulic conductivity (Kfs) or permeability of natural soil and built up beds of fill can be quickly and easily measured in place using the ETC Pask Constant Head Permeameter Kit manufactured by Dynamic Monitors, a business unit of Engineering Technologies Canada Ltd. (ETC).
The permeameter kit works with almost any soil type from loams and sands to clays, even built-up beds of imported septic fill or compacted clay liners for lagoons and landfills. It can also be used for the design of stormwater management systems. Our permeameter was recommended by Kimley-Horn for the assessment of large infiltration water quality BMPs to assess the BMP condition.
Advantages of ETC Pask Permeameter Kits:
- Much more accurate and repeatable method of assessing the soil’s drainage properties than the percolation test.
- Unlike others, we use clear lightweight, and durable polycarbonate for the upper reservoir, rather than heavier SCH40 pipe. This makes our permeameter extremely light, minimizing the potential for it to sink into the soil and cause errors.
- NEW! Our permeameter features a custom designed ABS cap with a secure, stainless steel clip. No more concerns about losing rubber stoppers in the bottom of the well holes!
- Very fast – a test on most soils can usually be completed in only 15 to 45 minutes.
- Small amount of water needed, typically 0.5 usgal (2 Liters) per test.
- Very visual; easy for homeowners to see how it works, and whether they have “good” soil or not.
- High quality, durable soil auger (manufactured by industry leader AMS) to ensure the well hole is of the proper shape with a flat bottom.
- Calculations are made easy using ETC’s Quick Reference Tables.
- Constant head of water created by the ETC permeameter helps to minimize the impact of errors caused by improper soil characterization (estimation of α*).
The ETC Pask Permeameter Kit includes the following:
- ETC Pask Permeameter with custom ABS cap and stainless steel clip
- High quality AMS reinforced regular auger with quick detachable cross-handle
- Custom twisted wire brush
- ETC Quick Reference Field Calculation Tables
- Pask Permeameter User Guide
- Hard-sided waterproof carrying case with custom cut foam inserts