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Tannas Co. & King Refrigeration, Inc. Precision Laboratory Instruments for Routine Testing and Advanced Research & Development of Engine Oils, Lubricants, and Related Fluids

TBS-3000



High-Temperature, High Shear Rate  Rotational (Absolute ) Viscosity


Test Methods

ASTM D4683, D6616 | CEC L-36-A90 | IP 370



About

High-Temperature, High Shear Rate  Rotational (Absolute ) Viscosity:  The coaxial Rotor/Stator design permits the exact measurement of rotor position and the torque response of the liquid’s resistance to flow (viscous friction), which determines the apparent fluid viscosity.  Applying a constant and linear shear rate profile continually to the fluid makes the TBS® an absolute viscometer where ‘true’ shear rate is calculated from known dimensions and speed of rotation. The TBS® measures viscosities of fresh and used oils at multiple select shear rates and temperatures. This proves particularly useful with multi-grade oils and their influence on fuel efficiency.

Developed in 1979 and under several patents, the TBS® Viscometer became the world’s first high shear viscometer.  It remains the modern benchmark ‘referee’ instrument for HTHS viscometry due to its innovative measurement technique, robust design, and notable operational versatility.

This newest TBS® model is completely redesigned and     re-innovated providing multiple enhancements to electrical and temperature components, automation, calibrations, and oil injection features, dramatically improving the overall user experience.  These advancements promote simplified operations and less reference oil   usage with no separate components, while offering the same or better precision and      robustness as previous TBS models.


Features & Benefits

  • Integrated Custom Control System with custom PCB Boards and built-in TBS® Touch    Software – Eliminates computer, DAQ Boards and associated cabling.
  • Improved operating stability to varying lab environment conditions.
  • Built-in 40-position AutoSampler with auto single-injection mechanism.
  • Incorporates (10) easily replaceable Reference Oil containers (Quart, 1/2 Gal. or Gal.).
  • Custom LED lighting scheme based on operating condition.Innovative temperature control system – no external cooling bath for 80° operation.
  • Auto-find Rubbing Contact
  • Auto-monitoring of Waste Oil container with Overfill Alarm.
  • Remote data access with Ethernet connection.
  • Barcode reader compatible.


Reference Oils & Catalysts

HTHS Newtonian Reference Oils HTHS Non-Newtonian Reference Oils Additional TBS Reference Oils
R-100 NNR-03 & RL 240 BIF-03 (Break-In Fluid)
R-200 & RL 241 NNR-10 Idling Oil
R-300 NNR-80
R-350 & RL 242
R-400 & RL 238
R-450 & RL 239
R-500
R-600
R-2200
R-2300
R-2350
R-2400
R-2450

For a complete listing of part numbers and available container sizes of TBS™ Reference Oils, please review the Tannas Reference Oils & Catalysts Parts List.

Visit our Certified Reference Materials page to download SDS sheets or Oil Certificates.

Reference Oils & Catalysts

330100 – 150°C REF OIL PKG ½ GAL

330102 – 100°C REF OIL PKG ½ GAL

330103 – 80°C REF OIL PKG ½ GAL

330300 – 150°C REF OIL PKG QT

330302 – 100°C REF OIL PKG QT

330303 – 80°C REF OIL PKG QT

020001 – BIF-03 (PINT) REF OIL

Parts & Accessories

330221 – TBS3000 OIL INLET TUBING

330198 – TBS3000 ALIGNMENT ASM

330061 – TBS3000 ½ GAL/GAL CAP ASM

330173 – QUART REFERENCE OIL CAP ASM

330063 – SAMPLE FILTER HOUSING (NO FITTINGS)

330075 – SAMPLE FILTER, CLEANING

330040 – TBS3000 RTD ASM

330041 – TBS3000 SIAMESE COLLET ASM

330164 – TBS3000 R/S ASM W/ HEATSINK

330187 – STATOR HEATER ASM

300548 – FILTER PAPER (PK/50)

300514 – AUTO-TBS DISPOSABLE VIALS (PK/50)

300949 – COLLET SHAFT 5/PK

950453 – BALL END SCREWDRIVER, 5/64

300319 - COLLET ASSEMBLY TOOL
300512 - O-RING STATOR HOUSING (PK/5)
300513 - DISPOSABLE SYRINGE (PK/20)

330202 – TBS3000 PUMP O-RINGS (PK/5)

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