AUTOMATED VISCOMETER SAVES LABORATORY MANPOWER

Manpower requirement for kinematic viscosity determination at 100 and 210 degrees F at Mobil's Paulsboro Laboratory has been cut from three full-time technicians to less than one-half of one man. This 83% reduction was brought about by the development of a completely automatic viscometer to replace the manual ASTM D445 test. The instrument, which meets ASTM standards of accuracy, runs unattended through two twelve-hour cycles each day. Some important features of the instrument are: Automatic feeder holding 30 samples; Automatic selection of capillary; Ability to handle a wide range of fiscosities; Detectors unaffected by color or opacity of samples; Automatic calculation and printing of results.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the 1975 National Petroleum Refiners Association Annual Meeting, March 23-25, 1975, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Petroleum Refiners Association

    1725 DeSales Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Lifland, P P
    • Glass, J R
    • Korbin, R P
  • Publication Date: 1976-12-17

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148421
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rpt. No. AM-75-39
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM