Centrifuge Test

Definition - What does Centrifuge Test mean?

A Centrifuge Test is a fully programmable process which allows automatic configuration of specified oil test parameters. A four place swing out rotor and universal bucket assembly accommodate low cost adapters and cushions suitable for borosilicate glass centrifuge tubes of the types specified for oil testing: 6 or 8 inch conical, 8 inch trace sediment, 8 inch pear-shaped or 12.5ml. To reduce errors in measurement of tube content, the rotor design allows tubes to stand in a near upright (vertical) position at rest.

Petropedia explains Centrifuge Test

Centrifugation provides a convenient means of determining water and sediment content in crude oil, fuel oil, and middle distillate fuels. It is also used in determining the precipitation number, demulsibility characteristics, trace sediments, and insolubles in used lubricating oils.

Some of the features and benefits of oil test centrifuge equipment are as follows:

  • There is a choice of long, short, pear, or finger rotor assembly to accommodate corresponding centrifuge tubes.
  • It accommodates four (4) centrifuge tubes of 6 or 8" conical ASTM types, long, short, pear or finger tubes.
  • Automatic control of acceleration ramp, centrifugal speed, and timing functions.
  • 4-1/2" LCD Touch Screen Control Panel.
  • Substantial Insulation for Reduced Heat Loss.
  • Self balancing, Quiet Operation.
  • Large, clear, top opening lid.
  • Class 1, Division 2 explosion resistant rating.
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