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BV3000 Brookfield Viscosity Liquid Bath
BV3000 Brookfield Viscosity Liquid Bath
Constant temperature liquid bath permits testing of samples without the risk of sample temperature rise. After cooling in the air bath, the sample must be transferred to the balsa cell carrier for testing with the Brookfield viscometer. If the sample is not tested quickly, there is the risk of sample temperature rise. The Brookfield Viscosity Liquid Bath eliminates this risk by permitting the sample to be tested in a constant temperature environment. The Brookfield viscometer mounts directly on the bath and the samples are rotated into position under the spindle by means of a built-in turntable. Cooling system maintains temperature with ±0.05°C stability in the range of +10°C to –55°C. Bath temperature is displayed in digital format.

Test Method
Determines the low temperature, low shear rate viscosities of gear oils, automatic transmission fluids, hydraulic oils and other fluid lubricants by use of the Brookfield viscometer.

Features and Benefits
• Sample soaking and testing in a single bath, eliminating the need for an air bath and the risk of sample temperature rise during transfer
• Redesigned for improved control of sample movement and handling during testing
• Microprocessor PID temperature control duplicates the sample cooling rates in ASTM D2983
• Up to 40 cooling/testing temperature profiles can be stored in memory
• Redesigned turntable mechanism seals out moisture to minimize ice formation

Specifications
Conforms to the specifications of: Note 7 of ASTM D2983
Sample Capacity: 10 samples
Temperature Range: +10°C to –55°C
Temperature Control Stability: ±0.05°C

Electrical Requirements
115V 60Hz, Single Phase, 16A
220-240V 50 or 60Hz, Single Phase, 12A

Dimensions lxwxh,in.(cm)
17x24x25(43x61x25)
Net Weight: 265 lbs (120kg)

Shipping Information
Shipping Weight: 300 lbs (136kg)
Dimensions: 13.9 Cu. ft.

Ordering Information
Catalog
Number
Product Description Electrical Requirements
 K34710 BV3000 Brookfield Viscosity Liquid Bath 115V, 60Hz, 16A
 K34711 BV3000 Brookfield Viscosity Liquid Bath 220-240V, 50Hz, 12A
 K34712 BV3000 Brookfield Viscosity Liquid Bath 220-240V, 60Hz, 12A

 Accessories
 Catalog
Number
Product Description Additional Information
 K34750 Brookfield Digital Viscometer 115V, 60Hz
 K34751 Brookfield Digital Viscometer 220-240V, 50Hz
 K34752 Brookfield Digital Viscometer 220-240V, 60Hz
 K34760 Brookfield Programmable Viscometer 115V, 60Hz
 K34761 Brookfield Programmable Viscometer 220-240V, 50Hz
 K34762 Brookfield Programmable Viscometer 220-240V, 60Hz
 K34706 Insulated Spindle No.4  
 K34704 Non-Insulated Spindle No.4  
 K34707 Cell Stopper  
 K34708 Insulated Cell Carrier  
 K34709 Test Cell - Round Bottom  pack of 12
 K34770 Test Cell - Flat Bottom pack of 12
 250-000-122C ASTM 122C/IP94C Thermometer Range –45 to –35°C
 250-000-123C ASTM 123C/IP95C Thermometer Range –35 to –25°C
 250-000-124C ASTM 124C/IP96C Thermometer Range –25 to –15°C
 250-000-125C ASTM 125C/IP97C Thermometer Range –15 to –5°C
 355-005-027 Viscosity Standard N27B Viscosities in centipoise at –40, –30, –20, –15, –10, 0°F
 355-005-115 Viscosity Standard N115B Viscosity in centipoise at –20, –15, –10, 0, +10, +20°F

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