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Subject: OilView News #4, "Digital Viscometer"

This memo provided to share OilView information among OilView minilab users. If you know others who want to be added to this news letter, just "reply" to me and let me know their email address. If you want to be taken off of this news letter mailing, please respond and I will take your name off the list. Please respond to me with your questions, comments, and suggestions. Please send me your case histories so I can share them with the user group. Ray Garvey email: "GarveyR@CompSys.COM" Today's subject: "Digital Viscometer" The Digital Viscometer is intended for two primary purposes within industrial plants. First, and most important, it is a primary tool for identification of wrong or misapplied lubricant. If you will keep a list on the wall behind the minilab of oil viscosity and dielectric constant values, you will probably fingerprint every different oil used in the plant. Many times oils will have similar dielectric but different viscosity. Other times they have the similar viscosity but different dielectric values. This is because of differences in ISO grade, base stock, and additive packages. So the first and most important use of a digital viscometer is to verify correct oil. Second, the Digital Viscometer is used to find dilution. Dilution is the mixing of a low viscosity fluid such as liquid fuel or gaseous Freon or ammonia in with the oil. This causes the viscosity to plummet. The other instruments in the minilab are better suited for detecting other problems such as contamination or lubricant degradation, although you may want to use the trend of viscosity values to confirm this sort of finding. If you are interested in knowing how the digital viscometer works you can go read US Patent 5,394,739 or just copy this into your internet explorer and say "Go": http://www.compsys.com/drknow/aplpapr.nsf/38e828201e3b2af7852565a30053fd81/62a74f812fe3d02f85 2565a2006443aa?OpenDocument Troubleshooting. Here are some useful troubleshooting tips to use with your 51DV and 52D digital viscometer. 1. The viscometer needs to be re-calibrated. Suggest using ISO 14, 32, 46, 68, 100, 220, 460, and 680 oils. Start with the highest viscosity calibration oil and work to the lowest in sequence. If you have the CSI supplied standards you may find that we have added ISO 137 and removed ISO 46 for better calibration. Be sure to enter the lab measured V @ 40C, V @ 100C, and specific gravity (density in g/cc). 2. Need to assign a reference to the measurement point before starting test with DV. Be sure the measurement point has a reference. 3. Reference oil was missing either V @ 40C, V @ 100C, and specific gravity. Note that specific gravity is very important for synthetic oils. For most mineral oils it is reasonable to allow the software to "auto-calculate" the density of the reference oil. Without this reference information the measurement should be repeatable but may not be accurate, depending on viscosity index. 4. Testing hot or cold oils. You must allow the oil to come to ambient temperature (same as DV temperature) before testing it. Otherwise the fluid in

it is important to verify performance with any instrument. especially before taking a costly maintenance . Repeated testing of the same sample was done without replacing the oil in the 51DV cup (not an issue for 52DV). With the 52DV you can re-test the same oil in the cup as many times as you like and results will repeat well. use a house fan to blow room temperature air around the viscometer to remove heat faster. 8. Dirt or other debris in the cup can slow down the rotation of the ball. This is related to heating from the 51DV electronics and electromagnets. This will highlight one of the above problems and allow you to correct the cause. purchase an upgrade to the 52DV which has a fan built into it. the viscometer heat adversely affects the thermistor temperature measurement. 7. When the internally generated heat from resistance heating of the magnet coils is not allowed to cool. 5. Verify performance with the DV by testing one of the calibration fluids. With the 51DV you must replace the fluid in the cup before each test. There are three solutions for this: only use the viscometer as often as you use the 5100 -. By the way. Dirt in the cup. The 51DV has gotten too hot from repeated tests with no rests (not an issue for 52DV). This is not an issue with the 52DV.allow it to rest between tests.contact with the viscometer cup will be a different temperature during the test than the fluid in the center of the cup. Viscometer self-heating in the 51DV can cause a measurement drift when repeated tests are run without replacing the sample in the cup. 6. It is important to verify viscometer performance.

41each certified clean $0. MI 48150 $1. 2. 90 5100 phosphate ester sensor calib (Fluids B & C) 5 yr unopened.) Acorn Industries (313) 261-2940 11844 Brookfield Ave Livonia.75/50 201-04 HDPE sturdy Qty 50 cost $19. TN 37919 talked to Earl Johnson 5/1/96. Knoxville. CSI (423) 675-3100 fax OilView MiniLab Users Aug 23. VA 22170 (703)430-8986 (fax -9317) 4 ounce PET or HDPE Bottles Easy Vac Inc. they look good and work well. 1 L bottle 1 year Unlimited 4 ounce PET or HDPE bottle w/ lid (PET bottle Same as CSI Part#10698) Distribution Specalists Inc. as manufactured) .From: To: Date: Subject: MINILABS CSI Part # A510050 A510051 days open A510052 days open 09600 09610 Ray Garvey. 400 ml bottle Particle Counter ultraclean kerosene. and 16 oz HDPE bottles w/ 38mm lids (Supplier to Thompson) Midland Manufacturing Company.I received 1..98/1000 includes the cap (prices only for the 4 ounce bottles) talked to Marianne on 5/1/96. The 16 ounce bottle works well for either the Analzyer or the FW (without collar). 45449 Severn Way #179 Sterling. (423) 691-7510 201-04 I HDPE Qty 500 cost $260/1000 Qty 50 cost $17. 4 ounce  AC HDPE bottles (Note that Acorn is the only supplier of  clean bottles for accurate particle counting. simply remove the collar over the light sensors. Iowa (515) 259-2625 500/pack min order 266. 7922 Nubbins Ridge Rd. To use them with the FW. 4.e. 5/7/96 . and 16 oz bottles w/ 38mm lids. and 4 ounce bottles all work with the PC or Analzyer.52 each without certification for cleanliness (i.40/50 Qty 550 cost $536/1000 4 ounce HDPE bottles w/ lid Thompson Pump Company sells 500 at a time $0.. 2. 1999 CONSUMABLES AND OTHER SUPPLIES FOR OILVIEW Calibration fluids: Description 51DV cal fluid 8 pack 5100 most oils sensor calib (Fluids A & B) Shelf Life Unlimited 5 yr unopened. All bottles have ribs. 90 Particle Counter ACFTD cal fluid. 2. 4.40/50 Qty 500 cost $290/1000 201-04 C clear (PET) Qty 50 cost $31. The 1. Monroe.29 per Martha on 5/1/96 at phone (214) 352-6334 1. although they are dirty on the inside.

2900 Dodds Ave. TN 37919.74 9727-C52 All standards come in a 1 pint bottle at a cost of $45 per bottle..84 9727-C47 N1000 941. which actually calls out either a 60 gram or 68 gram. TX 75220 (800)235-7867 CO2 CARTRIDGE FOR OilView PARTICLE COUNTER: Here are the sources for CSI P/N 09514.80 ea $195 per 10-pack Source for calibration oils for Digital Viscometer Cannon Instrument Company 2139 High Tech Road State College.. (423)691-7510 Manual Sple Pump ACCU-VAC #1991. Chattanooga. P/N 87203 (60 gram) or Box 382 P/N 87207 (68 gram) Bedminster. Inc.3 23.740 9729-C35 S60 54. bought from Leland?) Last Cost --------$12. .talked to Ed Schiller 5/1/96 Tubing NEWAGE 01PENAT5. Knoxville. (same as CSI Part#92610) Thompson Pump Co. NJ 07921 Attn: Lee Stanford Southern FluidPower. Delivery time was 2 weeks. 7922 Nubbins Ridge Rd. Inc.692 9727-C40 S200 180..10 7. PA 16803 Phone : (814) 353-8000 Visc 40C Visc 100C Cannon Part # S20 17.94 3. 2682 Myrtle Springs Ave. Dallas..3 16. 5/8" threaded CO2 cartridge: Source Part Number ---------------Leland Limited.2 79.76 9727-C45 N350 310. TN 37407 Attn: Luke Winder Parker Hannifin P/N 601895 (68 gram 5/8" threaded. (same as CSI Part#92079) Easy Vac Inc.

pressure to 100 psig (689 kPag). pressure to 100 psig (689 kPag). free air flow 37 L/min (1.VACUUM CHAMBER: Available from Fisher Scientific 1-800-766-7000 (fax 1-800-926-1166) Vacuum Desiccator.00 Or Gast No. 1HAE25AM104X ULTRASONIC BATH FOR PARTICLE COUNT SAMPLE PREPARATION Cole Palmer Instrument Company 7425 North Oak Park Avenue Niles. free air flow 34 L/min (1. Illinois 60714 1-800-323-434.80 Or Nalge No. Hg (84 kPag). FAX (708) 647-9660 Ultrasonic Cleaner 115 V AC 220 V AC Tray insert for samples H-08890-00 H-08890-05 H-08850-42 $270 $355 $43 (same as CSI #93415) (same as CSI #75000) .00 Or Nalge No. 01-092-26 $474. Polycarbonate with Silicone O-Ring Fisher No.2 cfm) Fisher No. 08-642-7 $59. (708) 647-7600. Hg (84 kPag). vacuum to 25 in. 5310-0250 Helpful accessory for testing is a 10 inch (230 mm) metal plate for desiccator: Fisher No 08-642-10 $36. 1HAB25BM100X 230 V 50 Hz A/C.3 cfm) Fisher No. vacuum to 25 in. 5312-230 GAST PRESSURE/VACUUM PUMP: Available from Fisher Scientific 1-800-766-7000 (fax 1-800-926-1166) 115 V A/C. 01-092-25 $360.00 Or Gast No.