1-11. LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS- continued.
Centrifuge: Used to conduct ASTM tests D-91, D-893, D-1796, D-2273 and FTMS test F-5105.5. It is rheostat
controlled and can operate at 2250 rpm.
Oil Thief: Provides a means for collecting petroleum samples in accordance with ASTM test D-270.
Environmental Control Unit Control Modules: There is one control module for each ECU. They are used to
control the ECUs in the heating, cooling, or venting modes of operation.
Burnout Furnace: Used in performing ASTM test D-482, D-874, and D-2276. It has a maximum operating
temperature of 2000°F (1093°C).
Laboratory Ovens: The two laboratory ovens employ gravity convection as a method of heat transfer and are
used for baking, drying, and condition preheating.
Kinematic Viscosity Baths: The two viscosity baths are used to perform ASTM test D-445. This determines the
Kinematic viscosity of petroleum products.
Desiccating Cabinets: The two desiccating cabinets are designed to comply with requirement of ASTM Method
Analytical Balance: Used to perform ASTM test D-2276. It is fully automatic, top loading with up front, one finger
control of all balance functions.
Gas Alarm Control: The alarm is a calibrated instrument designed to continuously monitor for combustible gas air
mixtures. It alerts personnel to hazardous conditions and automatically activates the air purging system.
First Aid Kit: Provides essential items required to treat minor injuries.
Barometer: The aneroid barometer is designed to meet the requirements of ASTM test D-86. It is temperature
compensated and graduated in both English and metric systems.
MAIN POWER PANEL: It is the main entry and control point for power supplied to the laboratory. It contains
purge control relay AIKi, one 5-amp fuse, three 25-amp fuses, the main circuit breaker and the circuit breaker
that supplies power to POWER PANEL NO. 2 in the mechanical room. It also contains circuit breakers that
supply power for lighting, convenience outlets, the gas alarm system and all other equipment located in the
Storage Locker: Provides a storage space for miscellaneous equipment and supplies.
Separometer: Provides a quick, portable means for field and laboratory use to rate the ability of turbine fuels to
release entrained or emulsified water when passed through fiberglass coalescence material.
Ballast Box: Contains the components for turning the emergency lights on when normal power is lost, and for
recharging the battery when normal power is restored.