Viscol 10B Automatic Viscometer

Viscol-10B Automatic Viscometer

Asphalt/Bitumen Viscometer

Viscosity is the rate of a fluid’s internal resistance to flow. Intermolecular force, molecular mass, and temperature are the main factors that affect viscosity. Fluids that have a directly proportional flow rate with friction resistance are called Newtonian fluids. Viscosity values of Newtonian fluids are commonly determined in terms of kinematic viscosity. Using capillary (kinematic) viscometers is the best method to measure the kinematic viscosity of Newtonian fluids.

With a kinematic viscometer, viscosity is determined based on the flow time of a fluid kept at a specific temperature inside a capillary with a known diameter and length. For the kinematic viscosity measurements of Newtonian fluids, automatic viscometers provide the most reliable results with precise temperature and timing control.

The Viscol 10B is suitable for viscosity measurements of heavy samples such as asphalt, bitumen, etc., up to 170°C with its integrated and external preheating options.

The instrument handles all the operations, such as measurement, cleaning, calibration, etc., automatically. 

Areas of Use:
  • Asphalt/Bitumen
  • Mineral and Base Oils
  • Used and Waste Oils
  • Light and Heavy Fuels
  • Crude Oil
  • Marine Fuels

Methods:ASTM D445, ASTMD446, ASTM D2170, ISO 3104, ISO 3105, IP 71, DIN 51562

Measurement range
0.5 cSt – 25000 cSt
Flow Time Detection Sensitivity
0.001 s
Temperature Range
From ambient to 170°C
Temperature Sensitivity
Sample and Solvent Amount
12 ml sample – 10 ml solvent/test
Dual Solvent Function
User Interface
Touch-Screen Windows IPC
Operating Conditions
10°C – 35°C
Dimensions (WxLxH), weight
300x500x800 mm, 40kg
Power requirement
220 VAC – 50 Hz*

*240 VAC – 60Hz available upon request