• Saybolt and Saybolt Wax Chromometers

Saybolt and Saybolt Wax Chromometers

The Saybolt Color test is used for quality control and product identification purposes on refined products having an ASTM Color of 0.5 or less. Products in this range include undyed motor and aviation gasolines, jet propulsion fuels, naphthas, kerosene and petroleum waxes. Color is an important quality characteristic for many products and can also be used to detect product contamination. The Saybolt Chromometer measures color by comparing a column of sample against standard color discs. The Saybolt Wax Chromometer measures color of non-fluid waxes by heating the samples during the test. 

  • Conforms to ASTM D156 and related specifications
  • Three-position color standard turret
  • Tests non-fluid waxes and liquid petroleum products

Determines Saybolt Color of highly refined petroleum products. Consists of a matched set of sample and standard tube assemblies with optical viewer. Compares a sample of the product to be tested against standard color discs under a uniform light source. Column height is reduced until the sample field is lighter than the color standard and height is converted to Saybolt Color using chart on instrument. Three-position turret on standard tube permits convenient changing of color disc combinations. Accessory Daylight Lamp (Cat. No. K13010) provides standard light source per ASTM specifications. For petroleum waxes, the Saybolt Wax Chromometer is equipped with heaters to keep waxes that are not fluid at ambient temperature molten during testing. Sample tube has a 200W chrome steel strip heater and a hinged cover to maintain even heat distribution. An aluminum block heater with 50W cartridge element keeps wax molten in the draincock assembly. Accessory variable transformer may be used to regulate the sample temperature. Optical viewer and stand are fully insulated from the heaters. Sample tube assembly has heat resistant fiber handles.

  • Whole Color Standards (3)
  • Half Color Standard (1)
  • Engraved Conversion Chart

Conforms to the specifications of: ASTM D156; DIN 51411; FTM 791-101; NF M 07-003

115V 60Hz, Single Phase, 10.2A
220-240V 50/60Hz, Single Phase, 5.3A


12" Bath Depth: 13 ½ x 20 (34.6x50.8)
18" Bath Depth: 19 ½ x23 (49.5x58.4) 

Net Weight:

12" Bath Depth: 28 lbs (12.7 kg) 
18" Bath Depth: 33 lbs (15 kg)

Shipping Weight

K13009/K13100- 16 lbs (7.3 kg)
K13190- 22 lbs (10.0 kg)


29x11x12in (73.7x28.0x30.5 cm) 

  • K13010 Daylight Lamp. Meets ASTM D156 and related test specifications for illumination of Saybolt Chromometers. Adjustable for correct positioning. Standard 60W bulb not included.
  • K13020 Whole Color Standard
  • K13029 Half Color Standard
  • K13032 Matched Set of Tubes with Turret Assembly for K13009 Saybolt Chromometer
  • K13033 Matched Set of Tubes with Turret and Draincock Assembly for K13100/K13190 Saybolt Wax Chromometer
  • 279-115-005 Frosted Bulb, 60W, 115V 
  • 279-230-002 Frosted Bulb, 60W, 220-240V