Mecanum’s Porosimeter and Density Meter is a pycnometer specially designed to obtain reliable measurements of the open porosity and the true bulk density of open-cell porous materials.

This system is based on a published scientific method, the isothermal pressure/mass method, which measures the mass of a sample subjected to different pressure levels. By using the ideal gas law, the volume of the solid phase is retrieved then allows the deduction of the bulk density and the open porosity of the materials. Different gases can be used, typically air or argon. The greater the apparent volume of the sample and the density of the gas used, the greater the accuracy of the method will increase.

Main Advantages

Why Choose Mecanum’s Porosity and Density Meter?


Measurement method directly implemented from the scientific litterature


Measurement controlled and guided through a user-friendly interface


Automatic measurement acquisition, calculation of global statistics and reports

What’s Included With Your Porosity and Density Meter

Discover What You Will Find In The Box!

PHI system
Precision scale
Certified calibration weight
Certified verification sample
PHI-X software


One Instrument, Multiple Uses


Ensure your quality is maintained to meet the standards important for you


Generate new knowledge or new technologies through an efficient R&D


Supply data to the models used in multiple acoustic prediction software!

Measured Properties

Discover What Your Porosity and Density Meter Can Do for You!

Open porosity

True bulk density (kg/m³) 

Accessories for Your Porosity and Density Meter

We Have The Perfect Accessory To Suit Every Need!

Circular Knives

Allow better control of the samples geometry of your porous materials

Material Slicers

Hold a porous sample in place, providing better control of its geometry


Extract multiple acoustic parameters thanks to FOAM-X software

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