A New Approach to in-service Oil Viscosity Measurement
- Rapid Analysis (3 min or less) - Reduced Lab Operating Costs - Small Sample Volume 4 to 5mL - Uses Low Cost 17x100 mm - Standard HDPE Sample Vial - Low Solvent Usage - 8mL per sample - Quick Tube Replacement - High Reliability/Easy Serviceaobility - Small Footprint
High Performance Automation for In-service Oil Analysis
The miniQV-X from CANNON Instrument Company offers the laboratory an exciting new tool for convenient and rapid kinematic viscosity (KV) measurement. Occupying roughly the same footprint as a tabletop rotational viscometer, the miniQV-X automates the time-consuming sample measurement and viscometer tube wash/dry procedures associated with the ASTM D445 method, freeing the laboratory technician for other duties. The miniQV-X is designed as a rapid fully-automated viscosity analysis tool - an alternative to slower D445 compliant manual measurements. Operation of the miniQV-X is simple and quick with typical sample-to-sample cycle times of less than three minutes.
Methodology: - Follows most ASTM D445 principles - Shorter flow times than available by D445 with kinetic energy correction - ±0.01°C temperature accuracy - Quick tube wash and dry
Optional Accessories: - Solvent Reservoir with low level alarm - PC Computer control for up to 4 units - Central Waste Repository with high level alarm
Bath Safety features suspend testing for: - Bath over temperature - Low bath liquid - Empty solvent - Missing sample vial - VISCPRO® II software for Windows® - Powerful reporting and LIMS connectivity - The miniQV-X measures flow rates within ±0.001 seconds - Thermal meniscus detection eliminates issues caused by opaque samples - Bath temperature is controlled with accuracy better than ±0.01°C between 40° and 100° - Low sample volume Ubbelohde style tube 4 to 5mL - Low solvent consumption- 8mL typical per sample - 10-fold range tubes for kinematic viscosity between 5 and 800 mm2/s @ 40°C