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April 14, 2014



Top 6 Questions That You Should Ask When Buying a Viscometer

  1. What kind of temperature control and spindle rotational speed control does the instrument offer? Temperature is critical, since viscosity generally rises as a fluid cools. Spindle rotation may also affect viscosity.
  2. What range of accessories (ex. sample holders) does the company offer for the instrument?
  3. How easy to use is the viscometer? Since most users nowadays aren’t experts, an easy-to-use instrument is probably the best fit for most labs.
  4. What are the sizes of the samples you’ll be working with? This may be an issue when analyzing very expensive materials such as drugs or proteins and cost of ownership is also important for high-volume applications.
  5. What is the instrument’s measurement range? If you’re analyzing petroleum, from crude oil to gasoline, do you want to change out the capillary for each measurement, or use something that works all the way through?
  6. What kind of service and support does the company provide?

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Benchtop Vertical Laminar Flow Hoods - CleaTech

We offer the following vertical laminar flow hoods. (Class 100 air filtered Clean Benches)

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  1. Vertical Laminar Flow Hoods With Air Recirculation
  2. Economic Vertical Laminar Flow Hoods Without Air Recirculation
  3. Portable vertical laminar flow hood
  4. Free-Standing Vertical Laminar Flow Hoods

Visit the CLEATECH website to learn more about their Benchtop Flow Hoods.

Plenty of discussions are happening on LabWrench all the time. We have many questions come in daily from users that are seeking advice from fellow users and lab professionals on LabWrench. Can you help any of these users find the answers they are looking for?

Brookfield Engineering TT-100 In-Line Viscometer Fracturing Manager
We have a TT-100 Brookfield. It has 3 gear selections and high/low range. We run 2 different chemical systems through it. One we run a vis of 90-100 and the Brookfield tracks along just great. When we run the other system we are running a vis of 120-135. We can’t seem to track this as it seems to be in-between gear selection of 2gear high range and 3rd gear low range. Is there a way of calibrating this? Also is there a chart to state the gear ranges in high and low range?  Help this member.

Viscosity Index for Anton Paar SVM 3000
Is there an equation that the Anton Paar uses to calculate the VI from the results of the kinematic viscosity at 40 and 100? If so what is the equation and how is it programmed into the equipment itself?  Share your knowledge.

Viscosity Index for Anton Paar SVM 3000
How do I calibrate the Anton Paar SVM 3000?  Respond to this member.

View all Questions and Discussions on LabWrench.

Thank you Brookfield Engineering  for sponsoring the Viscometer category on LabWrench.

2014 is Brookfield Engineering’s 80th Anniversary! Brookfield is the world standard in viscosity measurement and control of liquids and semi-solids for 80 Years. Brookfield manufactures and distributes globally viscometers & rheometers. Quality, affordability, ease of use, and customer service are just some of the reasons why manufacturers have continuously used Brookfield equipment in the QC and R&D departments.

Visit the Brookfield Engineering website  to view their full line of products.

Distek's sensIR 3200 Disintegrator with Auto Endpoint Detection is Now Available
Distek, Inc., an industry leader in pharmaceutical laboratory testing instruments, accessories and validation services, is pleased to announce the availability of auto detection on the sensIR 3200 “Bathless” Disintegrator.  Read More.

GE Introduces New Sievers* M9 Total Organic Carbon Analyzer for Ultrapure and Process Waters
GE announced the release of its new Sievers* M9 Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer, which has been designed to measure TOC in a broad range of samples from ultrapure water to process waters. Read More

Heidolph StarFish the multi-experiment workstation – small footprint, big work load
The innovative StarFish from Radleys, available through Heidolph, really is a space AND cost saver.  Using existing laboratory stirring hotplates and glassware, its small footprint can be configured to perform complex procedures in parallel, including synthesis, extraction, concentration and distillation, really improving productivity. Read More.

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We have so many questions filling our forums that sometimes questions can be missed and go without answers. Can you help us provide answers for these users with unanswered questions?

BioTek EL312e BT2000 Self test
Our instrument can not pass the SELF TEST. We changed 405nm. Bought new but problem remains.  Advise this member.

Tecan HydroFlex Question
Can Hydroflex be custom programmed for user's purpose? Help this member.

Molecular Devices GenePix 4200AL
Is there a good document for preventative maintenance on this device?  What needs to be done as an annual preventative maintenance? Share your knowledge.

Click here to view all Questions and Discussions on LabWrench.

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