K19490 Dropping Point Apparatus

Test Method
Dropping point determinations are used for identification and quality control purposes, and can be an indication of the highest temperature of utility for some applications. The sample is heated at a prescribed rate in a precision machined cup whose sides slope toward an opening at its center. The temperature at which a liquid drop first falls from the cup is the dropping point of the sample.

Features and Benefits
•Conforms to ASTM D566, D4950; NF T 60-102 and related specifications


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K19490 Dropping Point Apparatus
Performs dropping point determinations on lubricating greases at temperatures of up to 550°F (288°C). Consists of dropping point cup, test cell with accessories and oil bath with stirrer and heater. Test cell is immersed in a 400mL Pyrex™ bath for heating at the prescribed rate. A 750W variable stepless control heater and 1/40hp stirrer permit accurate, uniform control of bath temperature rate of rise. Heater assembly includes refractory top plate and reference dial.

Specifications
Conforms to the specifications of: ASTM D566, D4950; IP 132; ISO 2176; DIN 51801; FTM 791-1421; NF T 60-102

Maximum Temperature: 550°F (288°C)

Bath Medium: A high temperature heat transfer fluid having a flash point in excess of 400°C is recommended. Silicone fluid (P/N 355-001-002) is suitable.

Electrical Requirements
115V 50/60Hz, Single Phase, 6.5A
220-240V 50/60Hz. Single Phase, 3.4A

Included Accessories
Grease Cup, chromium plated brass
Test Tube with indentations
Cork Ring Guide
Thermometer Corks (2)
Thermometer Depth Gauge
Polished Metal Rod
Connecting Hardware

Dimensions lxwxh,in.(cm)
5x5x31(13x13x78)
Net Weight: 11 lbs (5.0kg)

Shipping Information
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs (7.3kg)
Dimensions: 2.8 Cu. ft.

Ordering Information
Catalog
Number
Product Description
Electrical Requirements
K19490 Dropping Point Apparatus
115V 50/60Hz
K19491
Dropping Point Apparatus
220-240V 50/60Hz

Accessories
Catalog
Number
Product Description
250-000-02F
ASTM 2F Thermometer
Range: 20 to 580
°F
250-000-02C ASTM 2C Thermometer
Range:
-5 to +300°C
K194E7 Cup Plug Gauge
Checks conformity of test cup with specifications. Per Fig. 1, ASTM D566 and Fig. 1-E7, ASTM D2265
K194E6 Polished Metal Rod
K194EA Grease Cup
K19492 Test Tube with indentations
K19493 Thermometer Cork
K19499
Cork Ring Guide
When inquiring about NIST traceable certified thermometers, please refer to the catalog number for the corresponding thermometer and replace the middle three zeros in the catalog number with 004. Example: 251-000-01C ASTM 1C Thermometer would be 251-004-01C ASTM 1C Certified Thermometer.

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