Petroleum Testing Equipment

Photo of Koehler Thin Film Aniline Point Apparatus

For aniline point and mixed aniline point determinations according to Method B. Stirs aniline-sample mixture in a borosilicate glass thin film tube suspended in a heating bath. Thin film of mixture flows over a light well illuminated by a variable 6V lamp. Adjust heating rate per specifications using accessory Powertrol Heater. When lamp filament brightens inside well, allow mixture to cool until the two phases separate as indicated by obscuring of the lamp filament.

The K10090 U-Tube Aniline Point Apparatus is similar to the Thin Film Aniline Point Apparatus but with 'U-Tube' aniline-sample tube and stirrer as developed by Standard Inspection Laboratories. Suitable for samples having 6.5 or lighter ASTM D1500 color. As illustrated in IP2-56, Method D. Consists of U-Tube; 400mL Pyrex beaker; cover assembly with bath stirrer; sample stirrer and cooling coil; 6V lamp with line cord; and drive motor. Requires suitable mineral oil bath medium. Thermometer ferrules and mounting hardware are included.
Immerses four copper test jackets in suitable freezing mixtures at the required depth per ASTM specifications. Available with inlet and outlet connections for circulating refrigerated coolant from an external source. Consists of steel exterior housing with polyurethane enamel finish and all copper interior for corrosion resistance. Removable composition top plate and 1/2" (13mm) cork insulation around interior aid in cold retention. Supplied with copper jackets, gaskets, disks, and thermometer holders for test jars and cooling bath. Order test jars and thermometers separately.
Photo of Ramsbottom Carbon Residue Apparatus. Koehler
The K27100 Ramsbottom Carbon Residue Apparatus determines the 'carbon residue' left after evaporation and pyrolysis of a sample oil in the Ramsbottom furnace, providing an indication of the deposit forming tendencies of fuels and guidelines for the processing of refinery products. Thermostatically controlled coking furnace for five samples. Cast-iron block type furnace reaches the standard test temperature of 550°C (1022°F) rapidly and controls with ±1°C stability. Microprocessor temperature control has °C/°F switchable digital set point and display.
Photo of Automatic Aniline Point Apparatus. Koehler
The K10200 Automatic Aniline Point Apparatus performs aniline point and mixed aniline point determinations automatically by means of a modified thin film technique (ASTM D611 Method E). A platinum immersion heater directly heats the sample/aniline mixture and the aniline point is detected photoelectrically. Temperature is displayed on a large LED indicator. Built-in pressure regulator and solenoid valve permit the use of cooling air for quicker cooling cycles or to determine subambient aniline point temperatures.
Manufactured to meet or exceed the specifications of ASTM D-97 & D-2500 test methods. Stainless steel and durable thermoplastic cabinet. Easily removable sleeves furnished with corks, sleeve felts, and retainer rings. Oil and chemical resistant insulation will not settle or absorb moisture. Monitoring thermometer port in each bath. Microprocessor temperature control (+/- 1°C) with digital temperature read-out in °C (available in °F upon request). KingSpec® top heating frost reduction system. Separate refrigeration units for each bath, reducing service problems to a minimum.
Photo of TAG Closed Cup Flash Point Tester. Koehler
The K14600 Tag Closed Cup Flash Testers determine flash points of liquid products by the Tag Closed Cup method. Use for flash point determinations of liquids with a viscosity of below 5.5 centistokes (cSt) at 104°F (40°C) or below 9.5cSt at 77°F (25°C), and a flash point below 200°F (93°C) except cut-back asphalts, those liquids which tend to form a surface film under test conditions and materials which contain suspended solids. Features stepless variable heat control with reference dial for accurate repeat setting of temperature rate of rise per specifications.
Photo of Cleveland Open Cup Flash Tester. Koehler
The K13900 Cleveland Open-Cup Flash Tester determines flash and fire points by the Cleveland Open-Cup method. For flash and fire points of all petroleum products, except fuel oils and those having an open cup flash below 79°C (175°F). Consists of test flame applicator, brass test cup, thermometer support, heating plate and electric heater. Applicator is precisely aligned per specifications and pivots for test flame application at specified temperature intervals. Hinged thermometer support rises to facilitate placement and removal of test cup.
Photo of Front View Distillation Apparatus. Koehler
Front View Distillation Apparatus, Groups 0, 1, 2 and 3 (P2960-1/-4)-Meets all ASTM and related specifications for distillation of motor and aviation gasolines, aviation turbine fuels, naphthas, kerosenes, distillate fuels, natural gasoline, liquid hydrocarbon mixtures and other petroleum products. Consists of fully insulated stainless steel condenser and heater units. Heater unit includes flask support platform, viewing window, 1000W heater with stepless variable control, and rack and pinion heater elevation mechanism with push-turn control knob.
Photo of Koehler Constant Temperature Hydrometer Bath, 12-Place

A versatile constant temperature bath designed for density/gravity determinations of petroleum products at temperatures of up to 195°F (90°C), and also for Reid Vapor Pressure determinations using immersion bombs. Microprocessor PID control provides quick temperature stabilization without overshoot and the unit is protected by an overtemperature control circuit that interrupts power should bath temperature exceed a programmed cut-off point. Dual LED displays provide actual and set point temperature values in °C/°F. Temperature Range: ambient to 250°F (121°C).

Photo of LPG Corrosion Bomb Heater
Designed especially for the L-P gas industry for performing the copper strip corrosion test. Accepts 4-standard type test bombs. Explosion-resistant, thermostatically controlled to maintain heat at 100° F as per ASTM D-130. Portable (12 Volts) or Benchtop (115V) models.
Photo of Copper Strip Polishing Vice and Accessories

Table attachable vise with stainless steel jaws. Used for holding P2860 copper strips while polishing either the edges, ends, or the flat surface.

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Photo of TAG Open Cup Flash Point Tester. Koehler
Determines Tag Open-Cup flash and fire points of liquids at temperatures of up to 325°F (163°C) and flash points of cutback asphalts at temperatures of less than 200°F (93°C). Includes sample test cup, plated brass liquid bath with constant level overflow, pivoting ignition taper with pilot light and reference bead, pivoting thermometer holder, heater and cast aluminum base. Electrically heated model is equipped with stepless variable heat control for accurate control of temperature rate of rise per specifications. Also available with gas or burner. Conforms to: ASTM D1310, D3143.
Photo of Freezing Point of Aviation Fuels Bath. Koehler
Redesigned constant temperature bath for freezing point determinations on fuel samples at temperatures as low as -100°F (-73°C). Accommodates K29700 Freezing Point Apparatus (p3380) and accessory stirrer. Microprocessor PID circuitry provides precise, reliable temperature control within ASTM specified tolerances. Simple push button controls and dual digital displays permit easy setting and monitoring of bath temperature.
Photo of 8- & 12-Unit Oxidation Stability Apparatus. Koehler
Constant temperature baths with solid-state temperature control, calibrated flowmeters and condenser water manifold for oxidation stability tests on fuels and lubricants. Evaluates oxidation stability by subjecting the sample to a temperature of 95°C in the presence of oxygen or dry air. For inhibited mineral oils, the sample is reacted with oxygen in the presence of water and an iron-copper catalyst. Individual flowmeters and control valves for each oxidation cell deliver airflow at the rate of 3L/h. Condenser water manifold has individual control valves for each cell.
Photo of K33700 Existent Gum Evaporation Bath. Koehler
The K33700 Existent Gum Evaporation Bath evaporates aircraft turbine fuel and motor and aviation gasoline samples under controlled conditions in accordance with ASTM specifications. Consists of a high temperature evaporation bath with 100mL test beakers and, for aircraft turbine fuels, a steam generator and steam superheater. These electrically heated baths determine existent gum in aircraft turbine fuels by steam-jet evaporation and in motor and aviation gasolines by air-jet evaporation. Fully insulated, aluminum block design assures safe, efficient high temperature operation.
Photo of Single & Double Unit Mechanical Grease Worker. Koehler
For "worked penetration" and "prolonged worked penetration" tests to determine consistency of lubricating greases. Consists of single or dual steel ASTM grease workers mounted on a sturdy base and driven by a powerful gear reduction motor. Meets ASTM specifications for stroke length and rate. Equipped with a presetting electronic counter that automatically shuts off the drive motor after any desired number of strokes up to 99,999. Steel grease workers have threaded cup and cover, and steel plunger plate with shaft and handle that connects to eccentric cam on drive unit.
Hand lever operated grease working machine designed for short duration "worked penetration" tests on lubricating greases. Consists of one steel ASTM grease worker with hand lever mechanism mounted on a sturdy steel base. Spring loaded tightening clamps hold grease worker securely on base, and steel pins in hand lever upright support facilitate disassembly of grease worker. Base plate is drilled at corners to allow for bolting to tabletop. Conforms to: ASTM D217, D4950; IP 50; ISO 2137; DIN 51804; FTM 791-311. Shipping Weight: 28 Lbs. Dimensions: 2.7 cu. ft.
Photo of Cold Filter Plugging Point Apparatus and Bath. Koehler
Determines the low temperature flow characteristics of automotive diesel fuels and gas oils, including samples with flow improving additives, by measuring the temperature at which the sample ceases to flow through a wire mesh filter under standard test conditions. Complete test consists of Cold Filter Plugging Point Apparatus, Vacuum System and Cooling Bath.
Photo of Copper Corrosion Test Strips for ASTM D-130

Copper corrosion test strips are used when performing ASTM D-130 test with Copper Corrosion Test Bombs. P2860-1 (70-S) is sanded smooth on all sides, ready for final polishing and cleaning. P2860-2 is unsanded. These copper corrosion test strips come with a pre-drilled hole in the end for hanging in the corrosion test bomb cylinder.

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