CMTs Viscosity / Density Meter combines two very important parameters for condition monitoring. The inhouse developed device will guide you through the procedure and give you fast results with a high accuracy.
Testing the viscosity and density is important in every aspect of the marine or industrial areas. The efficiency of every engine depends on the right viscosity of the fuel.
Viscosity is fundamental to maintaining the integrity of a lube oil film. Lubrication is very important to prevent metallic contact, scuffing, micro welding and wear of sliding surfaces.
- Measuring the oil viscosity provides an early detection of contamination, fuel ingress and shear thinning.
- Suitable for all mineral oils or fuels down to 1.5 cSt up to 999 cSt (heated viscometer only).
- Allows to calculate the combustion performance (CCAI) of fuel or injection / storage temperature.
The right amount of fuel cannot be determined by volume or weight alone. Depending on the injection temperature these values might vary widely and have to be calculated by the density.
Density is required for quantity calculations and also to determine the optimum size of the gravity disc for the centrifuge. Diesel / fuel oil density also gives an indication of other fuel characteristics, including specific energy and ignition quality (CCAI). The density is used to confirm the quantity and grade of fuel delivered.
- Ensure the correct amount and grade of fuel has been delivered to your ship.
- Ensure you have been supplied with fuel and not a mixture from fuel and gas (cappuccino effect).
The Viscosity / Density Meter can measure at 25°C, 40°C, 50°C or 60°C and can correct to 40°C or 50°C. It also allows to measure very high viscosities with pinpoint accuracy.
The Viscosity / Density Meter is supplied with a hydrometer. Density is measured at 50°C and directly shown converted to 15°C, giving fast, accurate results. No calculation is needed.
As with all CMT Devices, the software is easy and intuitive to simplify the procedure as much as possible. All steps are easily explained on the screen and results can be exported for further analysis to a computer.