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BLB | Brookfield Liquid Bath

Low Temperature Brookfield Viscosity


Test Methods

ASTM D2983 
IP 267
DIN 51398


Models Available

BLB 701
BLB 702
SimAir® | DIN Liquid Bath


About

King Brookfield Liquid Bath (BLB) measures low temperature viscosity of ATF's, gear oils and hydraulic oils and other fluid lubricants using a patented SimAir® technique which allows the use of a small, less costly, constant temperature liquid bath.  The only technique available that permits independent sample analyses which eliminates the need for batch sample testing. 

The BLB is a widely used low-temperature test for a variety of industry specifications.


Features & Benefits

  • Unique Tannas SimAir® Test Cells provide proper sample temperature control for accurate, precise results and permits each test cell to operate independently, increasing productivity.
  • Features a 12-position carousel with 12 independent sample cells 
  • BLB models:  Capable of measuring a broad temperature range of +30°C to –70°C (BLB702) and +30°C to –40°C (BLB 701).
  • SimAir®/DIN model:  Capable of measuring a broad temperature range of +30°C to –55°C.
  • Fully self-contained internal hermetic refrigeration system - no external refrigeration units or controllers needed.
  • Digital temperature controller keeps bath temperature within +/- 0.1°C. 
  • Small bench top footprint with large illuminated viewing window.
  • Includes top mount for Brookfield viscometer (viscometer available separately).
  • Internal air system provides a continuous blanket of dry air over samples to eliminate moisture buildup.
  • Safety features include high-pressure cutout, high temperature limits, and low level shutdown.
  • CE Mark


Reference Oil

LNP-5   |   Low Temperature Newtonian Oil


Contact King Refrigeration for additional reference oils to run ASTM D2983 or DIN 51398.


Parts & Accessories

100235:  Tannas D2983 SimAir™ Test Cell Assembly 

                 (Includes:  SimAir™ Glass Stator, Spindle Support,
                 Coupling Bottom, & SimAir™ Spindle Assembly
)

100236:  SimAir™ Glass Stator 
170018:  DIN Glass Stator
100019:  Brookfield LVDV1 M Digital Viscometer
100005:  Brookfield LV-DV2T Viscometer
170033:  Spindle Storage Block
170028:  Test Cell Holding Rack
350190:  Desiccant Assembly
550175:  Desiccant Media 

SimAir™ Parts

100235:  Tannas D2983 SimAir™ Test Cell Assembly 
                 (Includes:  SimAir™ Glass Stator, Spindle Support,
                 Coupling Bottom, & SimAir™ Spindle Assembly)

100231:  SimAir™ Spindle Assembly 
                (Includes: Spindle, Spindle Sleeve, & Spindle Collar)

100236:  SimAir™ Glass Stator
100226:  Spindle Support 
100257:  Sleeve Coupling
100258:  Coupling Top
100256:  Coupling Bottom

BLB  |  Brookfield Liquid Bath
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The patented SimAir™ Test Cells utilize a unique air-gap between the test sample and the liquid bath medium to simulate the original air bath method.

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The BLB Test Cell Carousel accommodates twelve (12) samples, allows convenient alignment of each cell to the appropriate test position, and holds both SimAir™ and DIN glassware.

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A user-friendly touchscreen viscometer facilitates D2983 and DIN 51398 testing.

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The SimAir™ Quick Connectors allow for swift attachment or removal of the spindle from the viscometer shaft which helps reduce fluid disturbance and viscometer wear, and eliminates cross threading.