RPV-3 Polymer Viscometer
PA, PET, PVC, PAN, PLA, PB, PC, PE, PP, pulp, cellulose, MCC, electrical papers
The Rheotek Polymer Viscometer RPV-3 provides a reliable and precise method for measuring the dilute solution of polymers.
In this very operator-sensitive test, automation using the RPV-3
minimizes the variability of results.
Reported results include:
Methods: ASTM D789, D871, D1243, D1795, D2857, D4603, ISO307, ISO 1628. ISO 5351, Tappi T230, IEC 60450, USP 911
The RPV-3 consists of two main modules, a Constant Temperature Bath and a Viscometer Control Module.
- The EVS TCB Viscometer Bath provides a very stable temperature critical for viscosity testing.
- The AC-DC switching power supply provides continuous temperature control.
- A built-in solid-state re-circulating chiller provides ambient cooling at set points 20, 25, 30, and 40°C.
- The bath is designed with a flat top lid to accommodate a Viscometer Control Module.
The RPV Viscometer Measurement and Cleaning Module include pneumatic valves as well as embedded electronics and firmware.
A control module can be configured with one or two measuring positions, each position with two or three cleaning solvents.
ASTM D789, D871, D1243, D1795, D2857, D4603, ISO307, ISO 1628. ISO 5351, Tappi T230, IEC 60450, USP 911
Diluting polymers in acids, organic solvents, and water. Diluting pulp, cellulose, and MCC in Cuene
Range of results
Flow times, kinematic viscosity, relative viscosity, specific viscosity, reduced viscosity, Viscometer Number, inherent viscosity, intrinsic viscosity, K value, degree of polymerization & custom results
Bath filling volume
10L (1 to 3 positions) or 20L (1 to 5 positions) (depending upon model)
Coolant filling volume
20, 25, 30, 40°C and custom
Number of Viscometer Positions
1 or 4 (depending upon system configuration)
100 to 240V AC
(combined bath and control module)
400mm (wide) x 536mm (deep) x 700 mm (high)
16” (wide) x 22” (deep) x 30” (high)
2 or 3 cleaning solvents
Reaction block for sample dissolution