FT-series Flocculation titrimeter
The flocculation titrimeter is specifically designed to evaluate the precipitation and crystallisation conditions of asphaltenes and paraffins in very dark, undiluted crudes and oil products. The apparatus encompasses a robust stirred sample vessel combined with special fiber optic transmission probes that emit and measure the transmittance of a low intensity laser in the sample. Specifically, when asphaltene precipitation or wax crystallization occurs, the transmittance signal sharply decreases due to the presence of solid particles. Hence, the FT allows the determination of Asphaltene Onset Pressure (AOP) and Wax Appearance Temperature (WAT).
Standard: ASTM D6703
Pressure: Up to 10,000 psi (option: 20,000 psi)
Temperature range: -20°C to 200°C (400°F)
Vessel volume: 100 ml
Stirring mechanism: magnetic mixer
Wetted parts: Stainless steel (option: hastelloy)
Wavelength: Near infrared
Laser power: 250 mWatts
Detector sensitivity: 1 pWatt
Dynamic range: 100 dB
Electrical: 220 VAC 50/60 Hz 1 phase
* Can detect solid particles in very low API oil sample
* Fully automated instrument
* Very efficient mixing of the sample thanks to a magnetically driven stirrer inside the fluid vessel.