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Brookfield Viscometer Model Selection

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The Selection Process

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While various models of the Brookfield Viscometer are recommended for High, Medium and Low Viscosity applications, these designations are intended only as guidelines. Multiple speeds and interchangeable spindles on each Viscometer provide many viscosity ranges for flexibility in application. Selecting the right model will ensure maximum sensitivity and accuracy in the range of viscosities you are measuring.

The tables show standard models. Variations in rotational speeds and calibration spring torque are available for specialized applications.

Before making a final selection we suggest that you confer with other people in your field to find out which Brookfield Viscometer model they are using for the type of work you’re planning, so that your data can be correlated. Keep in mind, also, the fact that there may be industry or supplier/vendor specifications that you should conform to. We will be happy to assist you any way we can, to the extent of providing custom viscosity measurements for you to evaluate the instrument most suitable for your application.

 

Spindle Geometry

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All Brookfield Viscometers are supplied with spindles suitable for most applications within the viscosity range of the instrument. There are, however, situations where specialized spindle geometries are necessary to achieve optimum results.

Disc Spindles Provided as standard equipment with LV (spindles #2 and #3) and RV/HA/HB models (spindles #1 through #6), these are versatile general-purpose spindles for use in containers of 600ml capacity or larger. Disc spindles will produce accurate, reproducible apparent viscosity determinations in a wide variety of liquids.

Cylindrical Spindles These spindles (LV #1 and #4, RV/HA/HB #7) provide a scientifically defined spindle geometry for calculating shear stress and shear rate values as well as viscosity. Cylindrical spindles are particularly valuable when measuring non-Newtonian fluids, and are applicable to any Brookfield Viscometer model with the use of the appropriate range table. Cylindrical equivalents of the LV #2 and #3 disc spindles are available for enhanced versatility.

T-Bar Spindles Generally used in conjunction with the Helipath Stand accessory (with which they are supplied as standard equipment), T-bar spindles make possible the measurement of non-flowing materials such as pastes, gels, and creams.

Coaxial Cylinders Coaxial-cylinder geometry is available in several accessories for the Brookfield Viscometer: the Small Sample Adapter, the UL Adapter and the Thermosel System. In addition to providing scientifically defined rheological data (including shear stress and shear rate values), each of these accessories has unique advantages for specific situations.

Cone/Plate Geometry For accurate determination of absolute viscosity with very small samples, the Wells-Brookfield Cone/Plate Viscometer (in Digital and dial-reading versions) offers sophisticated instrumentation technology.

Spindle Extensions Type D & Type S These extensions are used to increase the distance between viscometer and spindle/test sample. The Type D extension comprises wire links and coupling nuts which attach to any spindle. Type S comprises wire links pre-assembled to your specified spindle at the normal immersion point.

All Brookfield Viscometer spindles are constructed of 304 stainless steel. Optional choices include 316 stainless steel or Kynar coating for increased durability and corrosion resistance.

 

Technical Data

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  Data Displayed Output Program Features
Model** Viscosity Range
Min* Max
LVT 15 2 MM 8 4                            
LVDV-E 15 2 MM 18 4                        
LVDV-1M 15 2 MM 18 4                
LVDV2T 15 6 MM 54 Selectable 4      
LVDV3T 15 6MM 0.01 to 250 4        
RVT 100 8MM 10 6                            
RVDV-E 100 13 MM 18 6                        
RVDV-1M 100 13 MM 18 6                
RVDV2T 100 40 MM 54 Selectable 6      
RVDV3T 100 40 MM 0.01 to 250 6        
HAT 200 16 MM 10 6                            
HADV-E 200 26 MM 18 6                        
HADV-1M 200 26 MM 18 6                
HADV2T 200 80 MM 54 Selectable 6      
HADV3T 200 80 MM 0.01 to 250 6        
HBT 800 64 MM 10 6                            
HBDV-E 800 104 MM 18 6                        
HBDV-1M 800 104 MM 18 6                
HBDV-2T 800 320 MM 54 Selectable 6      
HBDV-3T 800 320 MM 0.01 to 250 6        

 

Typical Applications

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Typical Applications
Low Viscosity Medium Viscosity High Viscosity
Adhesive
Chemicals
Cosmetics
Inks
Latex
Oils
Paints and Coatings
Pharmaceuticals
Rubber Solutions
Solvents
Soups
Textile Fibers
Water Based Systems
Adhesives (hot melt)
Creams
Food Products
Gums
Inks
Organisols
Paints
Paper Coatings
Plastisols
Starches
Surface Coatings
Toothpaste
Varnish
Asphalt
Caulking
Chocolate
Epoxies
Gels
Inks
Molasses
Pastes
Peanut Butter
Putty
Roofing Compounds
SMC
Tars

 

Spindles

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Spindle Set Spindle Set

LV Spindle Set

RV/HA/HB Spindle Set

 

Viscometer Systems

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Item Prices
Starch Applications (SSB System)
System consists of RVDV2T Viscometer or RVDV3T Rheometer, TC-112P Bath and Small Sample Adapter with SC4-21/13RPY P.O.R.
• with Wingather Software and RheocalcT Software P.O.R.
Chocolate Applications
System consists of HADV2T Viscometer, TC-150 Water Bath and Small Sample Adapter with SC4-27/13RPY P.O.R.
• with Wingather SQ Software P.O.R.
• upgrade to HADV3T P.O.R.
• with RheocalcT Software P.O.R.
Paints, Coatings & Ink Applications
KU-2 Viscometer P.O.R.
KU-2A (air purge) P.O.R.
CAP1000+ L/H P.O.R.
CAP2000+ L/H P.O.R.
Asphalt Applications
System consists of RVDV2T Viscometer, Thermosel with SC4-27 spindle and Programmable Temperature Controller with WingatherSQ Software P.O.R.
upgrade to RVDV3T Rheometer P.O.R.
• with RheocalcT Software P.O.R.
Pharmaceutical Applications
See CT3 Texture Analyze Section for this application P.O.R.
Sauces & Dressings Applications
System consists of RVDV2T Viscometer, TC-150 Water Bath and Small Sample Adapter with SC4-27/13RPY P.O.R.
• with WingatherSQ Software P.O.R.
• upgrade to RVDV3T Rheometer P.O.R.
• with RheocalcT Software P.O.R.
See CT3 Texture Analyze Section for this application P.O.R.
Electronic Paste Applications
System consists of HBDV2T Viscometer with Helipath Stand P.O.R.
• with TC-105 Temperature Bath P.O.R.
• with WingatherSQ Software P.O.R.
• upgrade to HBDV3T Rheometer and RheocalcT Software OR... P.O.R.
HBDV2T and HBDV3T rwith Spiral Adapter P.O.R.
Personal Care Applications
RVDV2TCP Cone & Plate Viscometer P.O.R.
• with TC-150 Water Bath P.O.R.
• with WingatherSQ Software P.O.R.
• upgrade to RVDV2TCP Cone & Plate P.O.R.
• with RheocalcT Software P.O.R.



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