The Model 3000 Scholander Plant Water Status Console, also known as the pressure bomb, has been the standard of excellence in plant water status research for over 2 decades. This work horse has all the features needed to make extensive readings in record time. Supplied without a bottled gas tank and regulator it is designed for use within the lab where a large air supply tank or mains air supply is available.
The 3000 Series Plant Water Status Console provides a means of quickly and accurately measuring the water status of plant leaves. A leaf or small branch is placed in the sample chamber with the cut end protruding from the specimen holder. Pressure is built up inside the chamber until the pressure exceeds the tension inside the plant material, and xylem sap begins to flow from the cut end. The tension can then be read directly from the pressure gauge. The model 3000 must be connected to an external source such as a compressed gas cylinder. Sample chambers are available in several different lengths, ranging from 18 cm to 51 cm. Two operating pressure ranges, 0 to 40 bars and 0 to 80 bars, are available. Two specimen holders are available, one for use with round-stem materials, and one for blade-type plant materials. A number of differently sized and shaped sealing sleeves and grommets assure that the plant material of interest is safely sealed in the specimen holder, allowing measurements to be made.
3000 Plant Water Status Console, without air supply. Must include 1 each of options A, B, C, and D (see image above). The most common configuration, 3000-1412, has a 18cm high Pressure Vessel, 3015G4 Specimen Holder, 0 to 40 bar range, and set of 20cm legs.
A solid polyethylene sample preparation board is mounted to the heavy-duty aluminium chassis. Sample chambers are available in several different lengths, ranging from 18 cm to 51 cm). Two operating pressure ranges, 0 to 40 bars and 0 to 80 bars, are available. Two specimen holders are available, one for use with round-stem materials, and one for blade-type plant materials. A number of differently sized and shaped sealing sleeves and grommets assure that the plant material of interest is safely sealed in the specimen holder, allowing measurements to be made.
The unique modular leg design vastly increases the versatility of the plant status console, changing from 20cm legs to 81cm legs is a snap. The monolithic design of the chassis increases strength while reducing weight. Now with locking castors, the unit can be effortlessly transported through the lab.
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