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Lovibond Gardner Comparator 3000


ASTM D1544, ASTM D6166



The Lovibond Gardner Comparator 3000 is a 3-field instrument for visually determining the color of petroleum oils & waxes, chemicals and edible oils & fats samples according to the Gardner scale by direct comparison with colored glass filters.



Comparator 3000




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Features

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  • The AF 228 incorporates 18 glass standards which make up the scale in a pair of discs
  • You can directly compare the sample with the color values for quick results.
  • The advantage of a 3-section field of view is that the sample and two consecutive glasses on the color scale are viewed simultaneously, making it easier and quicker for you to achieve the ideal color match.
  • For rapid color grading within predetermined color limits, the glass standards can be set to the two limiting colors so that it is easy to check that the sample is within tolerance.
  • In the instruments, the tungsten halogen light source is color corrected to CIE standard illuminant C*, which guarantees constant lighting conditions for color grading.
  • Each Comparator 3000 is supplied with the correct cells for the appropriate path length determined by the standard.
Examples of the Color Comparator 3000

 

Technical Data

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Disc Color Standard
4/30-1 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17
4/30-2 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

 

Instructions for Use

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With a 3-section field of view, the sample and two adjacent standards on the Gardner Color scale are viewed simultaneously, making it easier to achieve the optimum color match. For rapid color grading within predetermined color limits, the glass standards can be set to the two limiting colors, making it easy to see if the sample is within tolerance. The tungsten halogen light source is color corrected to CIE standard illuminant C, which guarantees constant lighting conditions for color grading, day or night, whatever the ambient lighting.

The sample is poured into a 10.65 mm diameter test tube and placed in the sample hole in the comparator. The sample is viewed through a prism which brings the sample and the color standards into adjoining fields of view. The two discs containing the color standards are rotated by turning the control knobs on the front of the comparator until the color of the sample falls between two standards which are 1 Gardner Color unit apart, or until it exactly matches one of the standards. The reading given directly as Gardner Color is then taken from the scale on the control knobs.

The Lovibond® Gardner Comparator 3000 is supplied with a single test tube of 10.65 mm diameter.

 

Prices

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Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Item Prices

Comparator 3000, (2) Glass Discs - 4/30-1 (left hand) 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 4/30-2 (right hand) 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, (2) Test Tubes 10.65mm diameter
CL-345010 Lovibond®/Gardner Color Comparator, 110/220V, 60/50 Hz, AC $5,443.00
Replacements
CL-AF228/T Replacement Flat bottom tube (each) 27.00
Other scales also available: Rosin, Beer, Malt, Whiskey, and FAC.
Lovibond® and Tintometer® are the registered trade marks of The Tintometer Ltd., Amesbury, UK.
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