6-Pack/Micro Separometer Kit
6-Pack/Micro Separometer KIT ( PDF file )
Product Id: 11488
box containing 6 Test Kits, commonly known as a "Six Pack" are shown above.
Expendables for a single test are vacuum packed in each Test Kit. A
container of distilled water is also included in each Six Pack. WATER
SEPARATION CHARACTERISTIC, FREE WATER AND PARTICULATE TESTING (ASTM Standard
Test Methods D 3948 & D 4860) For quality control purposes, water separation
characteristics of fuels are rated to determine the amount of surface active
materials (surfactants) present in jet and diesel fuels. Surfactants degrade
the performance of filter separators used to remove water from the fuel. The
presence of water can impair engine performance and initiate microbiological
growth, which can cause corrosion in tanks and filter plugging in fuel lines.
Also for quality control purposes, fuels are subjected to "Clear & Bright"
tests to determine the amount of free water and particulate matter in
mid-distillates. Micro-Separometer is an electro-mechanical instrument used
to perform two discrete tests. ASTM Standard Test Method D 3948 is used to
rate the water separation characteristics and D 4860 detects and numerically
rates free water and particulate contamination. Test Method D 3948 employs
the use of a turbidimeter, a mechanical mixer, and a disposable filter. A
portion of the sample, in a clear glass vial, is used to set the meter to
read 100. The sample in the vial is discarded and the vial is retained.
Another portion of the sample in a plastic syringe is used to create a water/fuel
emulsion using the mixer. The emulsion is passed through the filter at a
programmed rate and a portion is collected in the retained vial. The vial is
replaced in the turbidimeter and the water separation characteristic of the
fuel is rated. The value obtained is compared to the unprocessed sample that
was used to set the meter to 100. The higher the rating, 100 being the
maximum, the less surfactant present. Clear & Bright Test Method D 4860
passes a portion of the sample through a filter medium, which is collected
in a clear glass, vial. The vial is placed in the turbidimeter and the meter
is adjusted to 100. The processed fuel is discarded and a portion of the
unprocessed fuel is placed in the vial, which is re-inserted in the
turbidimeter. Higher ratings, 100 is maximum, indicate that there is less
free water and particulate present.
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