Trade name
AutoPore IV 9520 Micromeritics®
Technical description

AutoPore Mercury Porosimeter from Micromeritics. The instrument measures the diameter, volume and distribution of macropores and mesopores in solid and powder samples.

Research area: petrophysics, petroleum geology, geothermal, hydrogeology, mineral resources engineering, materials engineering.

Conditions for providing infrastructure

Based on the permission of the Head of the Department of Energy Resources

Type of accreditation / certificate:
Not applicable
Access type
Research capabilities

Measurements of solid samples (rocks), powder materials

Measured and calculated parameters: specific surface area, bulk density, skeletal density, porosity, average pore diameter, permeability.


Last update date
May 24, 2023, 1:46 p.m.
Year of commissioning
Measurement capabilities
  • Ability to measure pore diameters from 0.003 to 360 µm
  • Controlled pressure can increase in increments as fine as 0.05 psi.
  • Extremely high-resolution data – better than 0.1 µL for mercury intrusion and extrusion volume
  • Comprehensive reporting capability, including graphs, tabular reports and summaries (saved as .txt, .xls, .rpt files).
AutoPore Mercury Porosimeter
AutoPore Mercury Porosimeter