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PR80 Guelph Permeameter for in-situ soil hydraulic conductivity

The Guelph Permeameter from Soilmoisture Equipment for the measurement of in-situ hydraulic conductivity.

The PR80 (previously the 2800) Guelph Permeameter is a constant-head permeameter. Based on the Mariotte bubble tower principle the PR80 provides a quick and simple method for determining:

  • field saturated hydraulic conductivity,
  • matric flux potential,
  • the alpha-star (a*) parameter and
  • soil sorptivity in the field.

Measurements can be taken 30 minutes to two hours after installation, depending on soil type, and only requiring 2.5 litres of water. These measurements can be made at depths between 15 cm to 75 cm below the soil surface. Optional extensions are available in 80 cm lengths, to allow measurements at a maximum of 315 cm.

If you are interested inĀ hiring this instrument, please contact sales@ictinternational.com.au