Foaming of lubricating oils in applications involving turbulence, high speed gearing or high volume pumping can cause inadequate lubrication, cavitations, overflow and premature oxidation. The sample is blown with a controlled volume of air at different specified temperatures, including a newer high temperature test at 150°C. The resultant foam is measured at the end of each aeration period and at different intervals afterward. In the high temperature test, the amount of time required for the foam to collapse to “0” after the aeration period is also measured.
Features and Benefits
Dual-twin models for standard foaming characteristics tests
High temperature liquid baths for ‘Sequence IV’ tests
Automatic time sequence models for both tests
Custom configurations for specialized applications