FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION OF PETROLEUM LABORATORY UNIQUE EQUIPMENT -
a duplex-type scale calibrated in inches and tenths on the left side of the tube, pounds and tenths using mercury on
the right side. It is also equipped with high pressure (HP) connection, low pressure (LP) connection, fill plug, drain
plug, vent plug, and a zero scale adjustment knob.
Refrigerator. The refrigerator is mounted on the curbside of the laboratory. It operates on 110V, 60Hz, single-
phase power supplied from A1CB6 located in the MAIN POWER PANEL. It is designed and constructed for
explosion-proof operation. Components that might create sparks or arcing have been enclosed and insulated against
volatile, explosive fumes and gases that might escape from containers stored in its interior or envelope its exterior. It
provides 6.5 cubic feet (0.182 cubic meters) of refrigerated storage.
Copper Strip Corrosion Bath. The copper strip corrosion bath is used to perform ASTM test D-130. It is
portable and is stored in the laboratory cabinets. It requires 110V, 60Hz, single-phase power which is provided from
one of the convenience outlets in the laboratory compartment. It is used to determine relative corrosivity caused by
sulfur compounds in petroleum products. The apparatus consists of a constant temperature bath having a
temperature range from ambient to 221°F+ 1 (105°C+0.5°C), a 750W copper immersion heater, a thermoregulator, a
Soxhlet condenser and a constant water level device. It has a removable top plate and is provided with a test tube
rack, test bombs, a thermometer, four rubber stoppers, copper strips, copper strip corrosion standards and has the
capacity to hold four bombs.
Utility Bath. The utility bath is designed for ASTM tests D-91 and D-1796. It is stored in the laboratory
cabinets. The bath is a constant temperature general utility bath and is thermostatically controlled. It operates on
IIOV, 60hz, single-phase power supplied from a laboratory convenience outlet. It is provided with an adjustable
support shelf and thermometer with holder and O-ring.
Grease Working Machine. The grease working machine is for ASTM test D-217. It is hand-operated, portable
and stored in the laboratory cabinets. The machine measures the consistency of lubricating grease by penetration of
Flowmeter Kit. The flowmeter kit is housed in a carrying case and is stored in the laboratory cabinets. It is
designed to accurately measure flow rate and permit calculations of the calibration curve without conducting
experimental calibration. Calibration charts are supplied for air and water. Correction charts are included for rate
observation of gases and liquids other than air or water. The flowmeter kit consists of four flowmeters and housing
with removable stand for countertop use or for support panel mounting.
Centrifuge. The centrifuge is mounted in the roadside countertop. It is used in ASTM tests D-91, D-96, D-483,
D-484, D-872, D-875, D-893, D-1019, D-1290, and D-1796. It operates on 110V, 60 Hz, single-phase power supplied
by A1CB8 located in the MAIN POWER PANEL. It is equipped with a stepless solid-state speed control that provides
an accurate digital display of the rotating head RPM, and uses automatic power assist braking. The cover is
equipped with an electronic safety latch. The cover cannot be opened if the centrifuge is operating or the line switch
is in the OFF position. Conversely, the centrifuge will not operate if the cover is open.