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Icon Scientific launches new Viscometer analyser

Icon Scientific, a physical properties analysis solution provider for midstream and downstream production, has launched a new Viscometer product.

Offering an accurate and repeatable measurement that determines the dynamic and kinematic viscosity of a liquid, Viscometer’s operation enables a range of petroleum products to be measured within the repeatability criteria of ASTM D445, including lube oils, lube oil stocks, biodiesel, and fuel oils.

Viscometer’s viscosity measurement is calculated by measuring the differential pressure across a capillary tube held at a constant temperature, with precise temperature control being achieved by immersing the measuring capillary in a small stirred heated oil bath.

According to Icon, Viscometer can accommodate a wide range of pressures and temperatures at the inlet and can return sample direct to the process.

The use of variable speed metering pump means the single capillary tube can be adapted for a wide range of viscosity measurements required by different products.

Viscometer features Icon’s next-generation analyser design, which integrates a touchscreen user interface into a robust, explosion-proof housing.

The device features a widescreen graphical user interface and software with a wide range of auto validation, calibration, and in-built diagnostic options.

Alarm condition may be allocated as active or inactive, with alarms notified on screen and stored in an alarm history.

Active alarms can be set to activate a warning alarm contact for notification, or a fatal alarm contact to suspend operation.

Digital control options include Wired Modbus RTU (RS485) and Modbus RTU over Ethernet (TC/IP) available as standard, with OPC (wired) also being available.

Viscometer is certified to the latest ATEX, IECEx and TIIS (Japan) standards and is suitable for zone 1 or zone 2 uses, and is ETL listed for the USA and Canada Class 1 Div1 Group CD, depending on application.