The Model 615 Pressure Chamber Instrument has quickly become a favorite for growers making routine water measurements and scheduling irrigation. It is the product of customer input. Our customers requested an instrument that was fully enclosed in a dust-proof case with an easily removable tank. They wanted an instrument that was easily hand carried or ready for mounting on an All-Terain-Vehicle (ATV). The results of these requests is the Model 615 Pressure Chamber. We have recently (June 2011) updated this instrument with some changes that most users will appreciate. We have upgraded the Control Valve and internal piping to now allow direct connection to Nitrogen Cylinders with 207 Bar/3000 PSI pressure. This stainless steel valve is more durable and has a more robust packing therefore providing longer life.
Instrument comes fitted with our most popular sealing gasket size – 1/4 inch Compression Gland Gasket and Insert. This gasket will seal a sample that is 1/4 inch in diameter down to a completely closed position. If you need other sealing options such as bladed grass or other semi-round sizes check our other options.
This is an excellent choice for routine water measurements in crop plants and light research in plants with little to moderate water stress. For extensive research projects you might consider a Model 1000 or Model 1505D due to the larger range of operating pressure.
The instrument has a bail-spring handle for carrying and comes complete with a shoulder strap to lighten the load in the field. It has 5 tie-down rings for mounting to ATV or other transportation. The instrument comes complete with light weight aluminum nitrogen cylinder (20 cubic foot) that is secured with 2 inch heavy duty Velcro straps and can be quickly replaced with a full cylinder. This cylinder can easily be transfilled from a large nitrogen cylinder as shown here in our Resources Page.
For more information about how the Pressure Chamber works or other questions, please check our Resources Page.
Model 615 Specs
|Maximum Operating Pressure||40 bar / 4 Mpa|
|Chamber Construction||Hard Anodized Solid Stock Aluminum|
|Chamber Size||2.5 inch inside diameter x 5.0 inch inside depth|
|Bar – PSI Scale|
|Size (L x W x H)||22 × 15 × 10 inches|
|56 × 38 × 26 centimeters|
|Weight||32 Lbs / 14 Kg|
|Gauge||4.5” Diameter Gauge|
|1/2 of 1% accuracy|
|40 bar (4 Mpa) range|
|Aluminum Tank||207 Bar/ 3000 PSI Maximum Pressure 20 Cubic Foot|
Instrument comes complete with: 1/4 Inch Compression Gland Sealing System, 5 Extra 1/4 Compression Gland Gaskets, 6 foot Filling Hose, 1 – Solid Lab Stopper for instrument testing, O-Ring lubricant and Lithium Grease, 11/32 inch wrench and 3/32 inch Allen Key for Control Valve Adjustment and a color Operating Instructions Manual.
Note: Necessary accessories will depend upon users application.