• Pressure Viscometer

Pressure Viscometer



Apparent viscosity is used to evaluate pumpability and handling characteristics of greases and is also suitable for analysis of adhesives, sealants and other semi-solid products. The sample is forced through a capillary by means of a gear pump-driven hydraulic system and the resulting pressure in the system is measured. Apparent viscosity is then calculated from the flow rate and pressure. Eight different capillaries and two pump speeds are used to determine the apparent viscosity at sixteen shear rates.

  • Conforming to ASTM D1092 and related specifications
  • Mechanically refrigerated low temperature model

Low Temperature Pressure Viscometer–Consists of power, hydraulic and grease systems with refrigerated test chamber. Hydraulic system includes constant displacement gear-driven metering pump, hydraulic oil reservoir with 50-mesh screen, stainless steel tubing, high pressure valve and fittings. Drive motor has interchangeable 40 and 64 tooth gears for two-speed operation.

Four interchangeable gauges of 0-60, 0-100, 0-600 and 0-5000psi ranges monitor system pressure. Supplied with three precision machined grease assemblies, each including piston, caps and thermocouple; set of eight (ASTM Nos. 1-8) stainless steel capillaries; and wrenches for gauge installation and removal. The refrigerated test chamber holds three cylinders at a time for sample preparation. Operating range is from ambient to –65°F (–53.8°C), with stability of ±0.5°F (±0.3°C). The refrigeration system uses hermetically sealed, self-lubricating compressors in cascaded configuration to provide efficient cool-down and trouble-free long term operation. Floor-mounted cabinet is constructed of polished stainless steel with a welded reinforced frame. Pressure Viscometer–Complete apparent viscometer meeting ASTM D1092 specifications. Includes power, hydraulic and grease systems and standard accessories as supplied with the Low Temperature Pressure Viscometer but without refrigerated test chamber or stainless steel cabinet. Mounted on a sturdy base having locating feet for permanent benchtop placement.

  • Stainless Steel Grease Cylinder
  • Assemblies (3)
  • Thermocouples (3)
  • Set of Stainless Steel Capillaries (Nos. 1-8)
  • Interchangeable Pressure Gauges (4)
  • Interchangeable Pump Drive Gears, 40 and 64-tooth
  • Set of Wrenches (3)

Conforms to the specifications of: 

ASTM D1092

Operating Range: performs apparent viscosity determinations at sixteen different shear rates

Low Temperature Pressure Viscometer Temperature Range: ambient to –65°F (–54°C)

Temperature Control Precision: ±0.5°F (±0.3°C) throughout the operating range

Test Chamber Medium: denatured alcohol

115V 60Hz
220-240V 50Hz
220-240V 60Hz

lxwxh,in.(cm)
Low Temperature Pressure Viscometer: 43 1⁄4x30 3⁄4x66 1⁄4 (110x78x168)
Pressure Viscometer: 30x12x36 (76x30x91)

Net Weight
Low Temperature Pressure Viscometer: 640 lbs (290.3kg)
Pressure Viscometer: 121 lbs (54.9kg)

Low Temperature Pressure Viscometer Shipping Weight: 900 Ibs (408.2kg)

Pressure Viscometer Shipping Weight: 186 lbs (84.4kg)

Low Temperature Pressure Viscometer Dimensions:  89.8 Cu. ft.

Pressure Viscometer Dimensions:  14.8 Cu. ft.

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  • K226-0-22 Capillary Set. Nos. 1-8
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