Specifically designed for those working in the oil and petroleum industry, the Turbiscan Oil Series is a popular instrument used world-wide to detect destabilisations at an early stage, including coalescence, flocculation, creaming, and sedimentation.
Stability analysis of heavy fuel oil can be undertaken due to an innovative method (ASTM D7061) that provides quick detection of all instabilities.
The instrument works using Static Multiple Light Scattering in both Transmission (T) and Backscattering (BS), to analyse low and high concentration dispersions.
The T & BS signals depend on particle size and concentration. The Turbiscan Oil Series acquires T & BS every 20 microns along the sample height, with scans repeated during ageing time to detect any variation of the signal due to a destabilization, such as particle migration and/or particle size.
Key benefits of the Turbiscan Oil Series include:
- Stability reserve measurement
- High repeatability, accuracy, and objectivity
- Up to 200 times faster than the naked eye
- Only 15 minutes required to determine the stability of heavy fuels and crude oils
- One product means just one stability, and one number.
- State-of-the-art software with 1 click data treatment and report generation
- No calibration or parameters need – just simply dilute in toluene and precipitate with heptane
- A robust and portable instrument to carry out into the field if necessary.
As well as heavy fuels and crude oil, the Turbiscan Oil Series can also measure the effects of additives and blending.
The Turbiscan Oil Series has a compact, lightweight design (<5 kg), which means the unit can be easily transported from the research and development lab to on-field analysis.
To find out why this technology has been used in over 2,000 publications, 700 patents and 50 countries, please contact us at: email@example.com or call us on: 01442 876777.
For those working in the production of paint, coatings and adhesives, Fullbrook Systems provides a full suite of machines to assist with everyday tasks.
These include DISPERMAT dispersers, dissolvers, basket mills and bead mills by VMA-GETZMANN.
The DISPERMAT SC Dissolvers are an ideal multipurpose production dissolver for any container size.
The most important application is the dispersion of fine-grained solids into liquids. In this dispersion procedure three separate processes run in parallel:
• The wetting-out of the surface with the liquid medium.
• The mechanical de-agglomeration of the associated solid particles into discreet primary particles.
• The stabilisation of the smaller particles generated by dispersion against renewed agglomeration.
These dissolvers can be fitted with a choice of control options, and be used across a wide range of industries, including paintings and coatings, printing inks, construction chemicals, glues, varnishes, and plastics.
To mill and reduce the particle size of low and medium viscosity products, the TORUSMILL SK Basket Mill offers a functional and compact design, with excellent grinding results in a short time, as well as:
• repeatable grinding results
• uniform average residence time
• narrow particle size distribution
• no dead areas due to effective mill base circulation
• no escape of milling beads during the fine milling process
• fine milling in a closed system
• low energy requirement
• simple cleaning and quick change of mill base
• a user‒friendly milling system, with very simple and safe handling.
These durable and highly efficient basket mills are in operation worldwide, alongside the DISPERMAT RS horizontal bead mills.
Both milling systems are ideal for temperature sensitive products and when a required dispersion result cannot be achieved on a high‒speed disperser.
The RS horizontal production bead mill is designed for fine milling and grinding with single pass or re-circulation.
With an efficient cooling circuit, heat sensitive products can be milled under temperature controlled conditions.
DISPERMAT bead mills are used in many applications, such as dyestuffs/varnishes, chemistry, microbiology, agrochemicals, pharmacy, and cosmetics.
To find out how our production machines can assist with your production processes, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 01442 876777. You can also view our range of instruments on our website.
If you’re ready to scale up your dispersion process, our range of Kreis Dissolvers by Niemann are perfect for all types of dispersion task.
Designed and manufactured in Niemann’s purpose-built factory that always ensures the highest standards and quality, Kreis Dissolvers allow for efficient dispersion across a wide range of products. This even includes fumed silica, which is notoriously difficult to handle, and can be wetted out quickly and efficiently.
The standard KDV is the base Kreis dissolver, which carries the following features and benefits:
• Floor-mounted dissolver
• Use of moveable mixing containers
• Production of medium to high-viscous products
• Batch sizes of 30 to 5000 litres
• Motor power from 6.8 to 160 kW
• Drive by modern frequency converter technology or mechanical NIEMANN pulley-drive system
• Height-adjustable toothed disc
• Suitable and developed for use with a highly concentrated mill base.
Applications for this standard KDV dissolver include industrial coatings, sealants, adhesives, fillers, printing inks, floor coverings and composite materials.
At Fullbrook Systems, we also offer:
• The top-mounted ADV Kreis Dissolver, designed for larger product volumes 2000l - 15,000l deal for use in a highly concentrated initial dispersion quantity
• The V KDVB Butterfly Twin Shaft for mixing, dispersing and vacuum deaeration of ultra-high viscosity and thixotropic products
• The V KDV Vacuum Dissolver, for dispersion where deaeration is required.
• The Swinging Head Dissolver, perfect to produce large batches of medium to high-viscous products
• The ADV-TS Triple Shaft Dissolver, for the production of sealants, adhesives and paints with batch sizes up to 10,000 litres.
Using a patented double suction disc, viscosity dependent speed control and a unique Niemann process and dispersion technology, Kreis Dissolvers guarantee excellent dispersion results and reduced batch times.
Suitable for mixing, dispersing, dissolving and evacuating medium to high viscosity products, find out more about how these excellent dissolvers can help you today.
Please contact us on: 01442 876777 or email: email@example.com and we will be happy to assist with your enquiry.
Whether you’re working in a research laboratory or in production, our comprehensive range of DISPERMAT milling equipment is here to help.
The APS Vertical Bead Mill is a versatile batch milling system often used in paint and coating development and production. Employing a vertical mill for dispersion and fine grinding is a proven and efficient technique for reducing particle size when standard dispersion needs to be stepped up.
The Dispermat APS Milling Systems allows a Dispermat dissolver to be converted into a vertical batch bead mill, and provides the following benefits:
• Fast dispersion results in a short period of time
• Milling bead size from 0.2mm
• Vacuum mill option
• Ceramic lining option.
The horizontal Dispermat SL-B Bead Mill can be used for the fine grinding of batch sizes of 150 to 750ml. This technology allows for the easy and fast development of products, and offers optimum temperature control, low dead volume, and a user-friendly experience.
For fine grinding of up to 50 litres, try the Dispermat SL Bead Mill, or the Dispermat SL Nano for fine grinding with milling beads of 0.1mm.
For those wanting to finely grind large volumes of temperature-sensitive products, the Dispermat RS Bead Mills are an ideal solution.
This horizontal bead mill has a compact, functional design that ensures easy and safe handling, and can be operated in the single pass, as well as the circulation process, producing fantastic grinding results.
Other special benefits include a cooled drive shaft with double bearing, and pressure control by a manometer with electrical contact.
Dispermat bead mills are a popular choice for fine grinding across many industries and applications, including:
• Printing inks
• Pigments and additives
• Dyestuffs and varnishes.
For more information about bead mills, their applications and how they can help your research and development, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on: 01442 876777.
If you’re looking to characterise fluid behaviour under flow, then Turbiscan’s Fluidicam provides an ideal solution.
Pushing together your test sample and a viscosity standard through a microfluidic chip at controlled rates, images of the flow are then taken with a dedicated camera, where the position of the interface is measured.
The camera also makes it possible to visualize the inside of the channel at any time, before, during and after the experiment. If the viscosity of your sample changes, it will occupy a different volume in the chip and interface position will vary.
In just a couple of minutes, the designated software automatically adjusts flow rates of both fluids to reach desired shear rates and centralize the position of the interface for higher precision.
Data treatment also allows you to visualize the resulting images, and exclude any incorrect image, making the measurement even more reliable.
The main benefits of the Fluidicam include:
• Wide range of shear rates (100 to more than 100000 s-1) and viscosity (0.1 to 200,000 cP)
• Extreme accuracy even at low viscosities (better than 1% accuracy)
• Easy set up process
• Small sample volume (< 500 μL for a measurement point)
• Simple, low-cost chip design
• Additional replicates can be made with no user intervention nor resampling and always working on a fresh sample.
The enclosed system means volatile, fast-drying samples can be easily characterised. The option to choose the reference solutions with the Fluidicam means that either relative or absolute viscosity can be measured, too.
Another additional benefit is the specifically designed heating plate, which reduces the time needed to adjust the temperature and makes it possible to measure viscosity from 4 to 80 degrees in less than 15 minutes.
The Fluidicam can be used for a wide range of applications across the paint and inks, home and personal care, pharmaceutical, oil and petroleum, food and beverages and chemical industries.
This innovative optical rheometer is a popular solution for accurate viscosity analysis, even for extremely liquid samples.
To find out more, and get some samples tested for free, please contact us at: email@example.com or phone us on: 01442 876777.
One of our biggest and most popular product ranges at Fullbrook Systems is by Formulaction, with their suite of Turbiscan tools and instruments.
These provide research laboratories with the ability to improve and innovate their formulations, by providing simple, effective, and robust methods of material characterisation.
Turbiscan technology has been used in hundreds of peer reviewed publications, across many different fields, including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, oil and petroleum, electronics and paint and inks.
The Turbiscan Lab is unique in that it is the first patented technology to analyze destabilization mechanisms in concentrated dispersed media and therefore the only one to offer accelerated aging tests on the native products.
Using Multiple Light Scattering Technology, creaming, sedimentation, agglomeration, aggregation, and coalescence of highly concentrated formulations are detected, even at an early stage, without needing to dilute.
To help evaluate the overall quality of formulations, a Turbiscan Stability Index (TSI) can be calculated, quantifying the destabilization with a single number. It is also 200 times faster than conventional methods.
To discover more about how the Turbiscan Lab and Stability Index can help you with your research endeavours, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 01442 876777.
You can also view our application notes below for more information on how to use this technology:
For those looking to characterise formulation stability and aging over time, join our next webinar on Friday 23rd July at 10.15am, where we’ll be discussing particle size measurements with the Turbiscan.
The Turbiscan by Formulaction is a powerful instrument that allows you to measure the mean particle size in concentrated media. Using Static Multiple Light Scattering (S-MLS), no sample stress or dilution is required, which means samples are analysed in their original form.
This eliminates the hassle of processing samples beforehand, so you can study your emulsions, suspensions, and foams at full concentration range.
Another benefit of this technology includes being able to identify and measure the actual dispersion state of your sample rapidly and precisely.
Our webinar will explain why the Turbiscan has become the most popular solution for complete dispersion characterisation, how it operates and its advantages over conventional methods such as Dynamic Light Scattering.
We’ll also explore its wide range of applications in the food, cosmetics, paint/ink and pharmaceutical industries, and you will have the opportunity to ask our host questions afterwards.
Don’t miss our webinar next week, where we will send out our application notes for your reference to all participants in our follow-up communications.
Can’t make the date? Don’t worry – please just drop us an email at: email@example.com and we’ll send over the information so you don’t miss out. We look forward to meeting you soon!
The Kemtrak FL007 oil-in-water analyzer simultaneously measures both fluorescence and turbidity. Fluorescence will detect oils by measuring the aromatic content of the oils and with the turbidity we can detect oils with lower aromatic content or other contaminations.
Kemtrak is the only company that offers a solution to measure both the turbidity and fluorescence simultaneously.
The Kemtrak FL007 uses the hygienic backscatter probe, which is a convenient PG13.5 “pH style” probe that can be used everywhere from pharmaceutical to heavy duty EX installations in the petrochemical market.
Benefits of the FL007 include:
The 4th bulk order from Indian market leader Asian Paints a delivery of 21 large KREIS-DISSOLVER® with 315 kW / 200 kW will require 14 shipping containers.
The two new factories currently under construction in the South of India will at stage 1 have a capacity of 300,000 KL per year. The Indian market leader has a market share of around 70% in the decorative paint sector and this investment in Kreis Dissolvers has again massively expanded its capacities.
After the arrival of the machines in the ports of Chennai and Visakhapatnam the NIEMANN technicians will install the large KREIS-DISSOLVER® on site and after further installation works of the fully-automatic systems the machines will be put into operation in the spring of 2018.
October 2016 Fullbrook Systems Ltd move to new premises in Hemel Hempstead. After being in the same offices for many years the company moved to more suitable premises