PAC introduces the ViscoSure process viscosity analyzer, which features oscillating piston technology and tight temperature control. With internal temperature control without the traditional external oil bath, the ViscoSure reportedly requires little to no maintenance. Measurements allow for precise and continuous adjustment while maintaining a high correlation with ASTM D7483 and ASTM D445 test methods, according to the company.
The ViscoSure viscosity analyzer is designed specifically for complex applications including:
- Asphalt: (135°C): With its fast cycle time, ViscoSure replicates lab results in real time, avoiding the process of sending material to the slop tank to be adjusted and retested.
- Heavy fuel oil (50°C): ViscoSure helps refiners reduce overblending of costly diesel.
- Lubrication oil (40°C/100°C): ViscoSure enables fine-tuning of the process performance to improve output, reducing the bottleneck that can occur on the dewaxing unit of a lubricant line.
The sample conditioning system (SCS) improves the instrument’s performance and protects the analyzer from process disruptions, according to the company.