Gilmont Fallng Ball Viscometer, 0.2 to 2 / 1 to 10 centipoise

EW-08701-00
$245.00 USD/EACH

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  • Ideal for routine plant quality control checks and research laboratory applications
This viscometer is extremely easy to use; first fill the tube with sample, then invert tube. Next, restore tube to nornal position, turn the knob to release the ball, and then simply measure the time of descent. The ball moves against a white background with red reference lines making it easy to read. Repeatability with good technique varies from ±0.2 to ±1.0%, depending upon time of descent. Viscometers require a 7-mL sample volume.
Viscometers have wetted materials of glass, Viton®, and Delrin® acetal. PTFE O-rings are available for use with lquids that adhere to Viton®; call our Applications Specialists for more information.
What's Included:
one glass and one 316 stainless steel (SS) high-precision ball. For higher viscosity ranges, use the optional tantalum ball (sold separately).
Hot Tips:
NT falling ball viscometers conform to ASTM D 1343-93.
Range 0.2 to 2 cp (glass ball)
1 to 10 cp (SS ball)
2 to 20 cp (optional tantalum ball)
Product Type Falling Ball Viscometer
Model GV-2100
Brand Gilmont
Manufacturer number GV-2100

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  • Q:

    I haba been trying to measure the glycerin viscosity with this viscosimeter. The problem is when I put the ball in the tube, it has not been downing (just stop)..what could be the problem?
    Asked on 5/13/2013 by Antonio from Canadá

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      Pure glycerin is approximately 1400 centipoise at standard temperatures, and this meter will only measure products up to 10 centipoise. Part number: 08702-10 is a more appropriate falling ball viscometer for such a viscous liquid, and will measure up to 2000 centipoise with the tantalum ball.

      Answered on 5/14/2013 by Jack from Technical Support
  • Q:

    I can not get the ball to release ...its stuck. Have any suggestions?
    Asked on 12/7/2011 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Hot water or some compatible solvent that would remove the fluid that is causing it to stick perhaps? Please call for additional assistance.

      Answered on 12/7/2011 by Jen from Technical Support
  • Q:

    What is the density of the stainless steel ball? Float Size # 3 13.
    Asked on 7/6/2011 by Izzy from Durham, NC

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      8.02 is the density for the SS ball.

      Answered on 7/6/2011 by Jen from Technical Support
  • Q:

    I cannot get the glass ball to stay in the ball release device. I have tightened all the way and loosened all the way. Is there a technique that I am missing or has the O-ring gone bad?
    Thanks
    Asked on 6/18/2009 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      It would depend on whether this is a new problem or an old one. Please contact our technical application specialists for additional assistance.

      Answered on 6/24/2009 by Jen from Staff Expert
  • Q:

    Some time ago I purchased two viscometers and now I cannot find the pages with time versus viscosity that came with them. Are those sheets available for the medium and high-viscosity ball viscometers?

    thanks
    Asked on 6/9/2009 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      Yes, this information is available in the manual. Please contact our technical application specialists and ask for the manual for the 08701-00 viscometer. You may reach our tech support at 800-323-4340 or by e-mail: techinfo@coleparmer.com.

      Answered on 6/15/2009 by Jaime Robles from Cole-Parmer
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Gilmont<reg> Fallng Ball Viscometer, 0.2 to 2 / 1 to 10 centipoise
 
2.4

(based on 5 reviews)

40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      Best Uses

      • In the lab (3)
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      2.0

      Just did not work well

      By Rene

      from Libertyville, iL

      About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

      Pros

      • Formulas Are Very Good
      • Well Built Product

      Cons

      • Ball Get Jammed Stuck
      • Difficult To Operate
      • Sticky Fluids Don't Work
      • Tolerance Too Tight
      • Too Pricy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gilmont<reg> Fallng Ball Viscometer, 0.2 to 2 / 1 to 10 centipoise:

        I tried to measure the viscosity of a light juice and the ball got stuck in the tube and would not fall. The allowable tolerance are to tight for this product,.. They have lab experiments online that are more open than this product. I found this viscometer difficult to use.

         
        4.0

        Bargain Price for Reliable, Repeatable

        By Beeker

        from Winston-Salem, NC

        About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Assemble/Install
        • Functional
        • Stores Items Safely

        Cons

        • Must Control Temperature
        • Requires Accurate Vertica

        Best Uses

        • In The Field
        • In The Lab
        • Meaure Viscosity
        • Research

        Comments about Gilmont<reg> Fallng Ball Viscometer, 0.2 to 2 / 1 to 10 centipoise:

        Provides an economical way to measure viscosity, a manual process requires accurate time keeping (the rate of ball drop between two measured points). Ambient temperature must be controlled and accurate vertical set up is critical for accurate, repeatable results.
        Our R&D department has found this to be a fast and easy to use method to measure viscosity of the protein solution development. Because it is manual, I do not consider it to be a precision quanitative or qualitative instrument, but it is a great value for feedback in your process development.

         
        1.0

        I would not recommend this product

        By Renold Jeffrey

        from Morristown, TN

        About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

        Pros

        • Not any

        Cons

        • Ball gets stuck
        • Did not work

        Best Uses

        • In the trash

        Comments about Gilmont<reg> Fallng Ball Viscometer, 0.2 to 2 / 1 to 10 centipoise:

        We were not able to complete a single viscosity test with this instrument. I would recommend a Cannon viscometer instead.

         
        1.0

        Would not recommend

        By evansl932

        from Reno, Nevada

        About Me Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily
        • Doesn't Work Properly
        • Inaccurate
        • Poorly Calibrated

        Best Uses

        • In The Field
        • In The Lab
        • Research

        Comments about Gilmont<reg> Fallng Ball Viscometer, 0.2 to 2 / 1 to 10 centipoise:

        The knobs were difficult to use to drop the ball, and when I tried measruing the viscosity of water at room temperature it gave me 2 cp! I followed the instruction exactly, even building a tabletop just to make sure its perpendicular to the ground and that there's no micro-air bubbles or spinning of the ball.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        simple

        By lab the mouse

        from philadelphia pa

        About Me Academic/Professional Researcher

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily

        Best Uses

        • In The Lab

        Comments about Gilmont<reg> Fallng Ball Viscometer, 0.2 to 2 / 1 to 10 centipoise:

        It is more accurate than rotating one. Rotating one is really not good compared to this (Brookfield) I guess I catch easily 0.2 centipose repeatability with this. They say you can do more.

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