The PSL Rheotek RPV-1 (2) AutoPVC provides a reliable and precise system for measuring dilute solutions of polymers. Auto systems not only combine the control of the sample preparation process but also the sample dissolution. The RPV Auto system controls the heating and stirring times of polymer solutions, as well as cooling prior to measurement. Sample dissolution control is critical in order to ensure that polymer solutions, such as PVC, do not degrade prior to measuring their intrinsic viscosity. The RPV-1 Auto automates the manual steps set out in standard methods, minimizing the variability of results.
Flow times are measured automatically using ASTM Ubbelohde viscometer tubes supplied with ISO 17025 certificates of calibration. Cleaning is carried out in-situ utilizing solvents and a safe vacuum system. The comprehensive RPV-1 Auto software program records all measurement data as well as calculating a wide range of results.
ASTM D2857 Determination of the dilute solution viscosity of polymers.
Test Methods General:
ISO 1628 Part 1 Determination of the reduced viscosity, intrinsic viscosity and K-value of polymers in dilute solution using glass capillary viscometers
Test Methods Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC):
ASTM D1243 Determination of the Inherent Viscosity of vinyl chloride polymers in cyclohexanone.
ISO 1628 Part 2 Determination of the reduced viscosity (viscosity number) and K-value of PVC resins.
Other Test Methods:
ASTM D445 Standard Test Method for determination of kinematic viscosity
ISO 3104 Petroleum products – determination of kinematic viscosity
IP 71 Section 1 Kinematic Viscosity
Typical RPV Applications And Configurations
RPV Measuring Positions
1 to 4
1 to 4
Tube Type: AKV Ubbelohde
RPV-1 (2) AutoPVC
PSL Rheotek AutoPVC Polymer Viscometer – two positions complete with integrated sample preparation, sample heating and stirring block and Smart Sampler.
RPV-1 (2) AutoPVC/D
PSL Rheotek AutoPVC Polymer Viscometer – two positions complete with integrated sample preparation, dual zones sample heating and stirring blocks with shared cooling system and Smart Sampler.
RPV start up kit including glass vials (144 pcs) and plastic caps (500 pcs)
Silicone bath oil
Mineral bath oil
Anti-corrosive coating – required for sulfuric acid and DCA applications
Third cleaning option – required for sulfuric acid or custom applications.