BVS5000 Low Temperature Viscosity

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BVS5000 Low Temperature Viscosity by Rotational Viscometer System


BVS5000 Programmable Brookfield Viscosity
Liquid Bath System

• Sample soaking and testing in a single bath, eliminating the need for an
air bath and the risk of sample temperature rise during transfer
• Redesigned for improved control of sample movement and handling
during testing
• Microprocessor PID temperature control duplicates the sample cooling
rates in ASTM D2983
• Up to 40 cooling/testing temperature profiles can be stored in memory
Redesigned programmable baths with improved features for sample handling and testing. Bath accommodates 10 samples for Dynamic Viscosity testing. Sample cells are immersed in a liquid bath for the entire soaking and testing period, eliminating the need to transfer cells from an air bath to a liquid bath with insulated balsa wood carriers. Also eliminated is the inherent risk of
sample temperature rise during transfer. The programmable microprocessor PID controller stores up to 40 temperature profiles that duplicate the sample cooling rates found in ASTM D2983. Steady state temperature accuracy and uniformity exceed ASTM requirements throughout the operating range from ambient to -55°C. Air-cooled hermetic compressors provide efficient operation with the use of CFC-free refrigerants.
The mounting position for the Rotational Viscometer has been changed to
permit easier access to the samples and viscometer controls. Cabinet has a front window and glare-free fluorescent lighting for distortion free viewing of the sample cells. Cabinet construction is polyester-epoxy finished steel with a chemical-resistant composite top surface. A removable insulated cover with handle is included. Bath rests on adjustable leveling feet. Safety features include a probe fault detection circuit in the primary temperature controller and a redundant latching controller and probe for temperature fault protection.

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Conforms to the specifications of:
ASTM D2983 - Note 2 and Note 10; IP 267; CEC L18A-30; ISO 9262
Sample capacity: 10 samples
Temperature control: Microprocessor PID digital-indicating programmable
controller with ±0.05°C steady state stability
Operating Range: ambient to –55°C
Electrical Requirements:
220-240V 50 or 60Hz, Single Phase, 12.6A

Dimensions lxwxh,in.(cm)
41x34x38 (104x86.5x96.5)
Net Weight: 327 lbs (148.5kg)

Shipping Information
Shipping Weight: 497 lbs (226kg)
Dimensions: 41.5 Cu. ft.

Ordering Information
Product Description
BVS5000 Programmable Brookfield Viscosity
Liquid Bath System, 220-240V 50Hz

BVS5000 Programmable Brookfield Viscosity
Liquid Bath System, 220-240V 60Hz

Product Description
Rotational Viscometer, Bold Series L
100-240V 50/60Hz
Rotational Viscometer, Power Series L
100-240V 50/60Hz
Insulated Spindle No.4B2
L4 Spindle
Cell Stopper (For K34706 Only)
Cell Stopper
Spindle Support Clips
Insulated Cell Carrier (for Air Bath)
Test Cell - Round Bottom (pack of 12)
Test Cell - Flat Bottom (pack of 12)
ASTM 122C/IP94C Thermometer
Range –45 to –35°C
ASTM 123C/IP95C Thermometer
Range –35 to –25°C
ASTM 124C/IP96C Thermometer
Range –25 to –15°C
ASTM 125C/IP97C Thermometer
Range –15 to –5°C
Viscosity Standard N27B
Viscosities in centipoise at –40, –30, –20, –15, –10, 0°F

Viscosity Standard N115B
Viscosity in centipoise at –20, –15, –10, 0, +10, 20°F