L-K Industries designed the Benchmark C as the first state-of-the-art oil centrifuge with Class I, Division 2 certification. It meets requirements for ASTM D4007, ASTM D1796, ASTM D2709, ASTM D2273, ASTM D91, ASTM D96 and ASTM D893. It is ideal for laboratory settings or refineries using long cone (C) or short cone (D) tube configurations. It is preferably installed on bench-tops and used to test crude oil or refined petroleum products.
The fully insulated centrifuge prevents heat loss and allows for more accurate temperature control. Its sturdy outer case is finished with a solvent-resistant powder coating. With a motor capable of operating at 2300 rpm and real-time temperature readings, this unit has unmatched precision in sediment and water determination. The digital programmable temperature controller (ambient inner bowl temperature up to 200°F/93°C) provides better process control for testing heavy crude oil. The integrated countdown timer, which shuts down the motor when a test is complete, reduces variation in testing. The internal programmable, solid-state motor controller enables linear acceleration, which results in more consistent testing. Specially designed collars, cushions and shields help prevent/reduce tube breakage at higher G-forces
The only one of its kind that offers heated cups for the sample. This unit can be used with “A”, “B”, “C”, or “D” tube models and is designed with a built in mechanical tachometer for easy RPM readings. 115VAC or 220VAC are available.
The L-K Industries Transport Series is ideal for determining sediment and water content on crude oil haulers, according to API MPMS Ch. 10.4 (ASTM D96). There are standard or digital, heated or non-heated, as well as 2 or 4-place trunnion arm configurations. The rugged, steel case with reinforced mounting rails allow for outdoor use and longer lifespan. The pre-heater pocket (only on 7100 and 9100 models) enables faster sample testing. Its compact design allows for easy installation and maintenance. The solid-state motor controller with epoxy-coated electronics ensures that the unit lasts longer in the field.