Density Testing

Method Automated Density Meter
Standards ASTM D4052

What is it used for?

Determining the weight per volume of the fluid sample. It can be an indicator of lubricant mixing or confirmation of specification, as an indicator of a mixture of bio oil and mineral oil, for example.


How does it work?

A portion of the sample is pushed through an automatic density meter using a syringe, giving a reading. To find the density of any sample, you need to know both the mass and volume. Divide the mass by the volume in order to get a density value.


What do the results tell us?

The density of the sample in terms of kg per cubic metre or other equivalent unit.


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