Dropping Point Apparatus

Dropping Point Apparatus

Test Method

Dropping point determinations are used for identification and quality control purposes, and can be an indication of the highest temperature of utility for some applications. The sample is heated at a prescribed rate in a precision machined cup whose sides slope toward an opening at its center. The temperature at which a liquid drop first falls from the cup is the dropping point of the sample.

Dropping Point Apparatus

  • Conforms to ASTM D566, D4950 and related specifications

Performs dropping point determinations on lubricating greases at temperatures of up to 550?F (288?C). Consists of dropping point cup, test cell with accessories and oil bath with stirrer and heater. Test cell is immersed in a 400mL Borosilicate Glass bath for heating at the prescribed rate. A 750W variable stepless control heater and 1/40hp stirrer permit accurate, uniform control of bath temperature rate of rise. Heater assembly includes refractory top plate and reference dial.

  • Conforms to the specifications of: ASTM D566, D4950; IP 132; ISO 2176; DIN 51801; FTM 791-1421; NF T 60-102
  • Maximum Temperature: 550?F (288?C)
  • Bath Medium: A high temperature heat transfer fluid having a flash point in excess of 400?C is
  • recommended. Silicone fluid (P/N 355-001-002 - page 8) is suitable.
  • Electrical Requirements: 115V 60Hz, Single Phase, 6.5A ; 220-240V 50/60Hz. Single Phase, 3.4A

Included Accessories
  • Grease Cup, chromium plated brass, Test Tube with indentations, Cork Ring Guide, Thermometer Corks(2), Thermometer Depth Gauge, Polished Metal Rod, Connecting Hardware

  • lxwxh,in.(cm) : 5x5x31(13x13x78)
  • Net Weight: 11 lbs (5.0kg)

Shipping Information
  • Shipping Weight: 16 lbs (7.3kg)
  • Dimensions: 2.8 Cu. ft.

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