Complete Analytical System for Measuring Saybolt Color (ASTM D156, ASTM D6045)
The visual Saybolt color test is often used for manufacturing control purposes because it is an easy, rapid determination of product quality or contamination.
Saybolt color (reference ASTM D156, ASTM D6045) is primarily used in characterizing fuels including automobile and aviation gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel and other petroleum products. The Saybolt color scale varies from near water white (30) to dark yellow (-16). Both of these ASTM methods are off-line manual laboratory methods.
The original test design required an observer to compare the color of a product to a known standard, and then judge the “color.” Using a Guided Wave Saybolt Color Analyzer system to automate this measurement within a process, eliminates the visual judgment of a technician and delivers online real-time process control information to the process operators.
The Guided Wave Saybolt Color Analyzer system is a complete solution. The “ready-to-go” analytical system includes:
- Analyzer - ClearView® db filter photometer technology
- Fiber optic cables
- Sample interface - insertion probe or flow cell
- Control software and Saybolt application calibration
Accurate, Real-time Reliable Results
The Saybolt Analyzer system utilizes a Guided Wave multi-wavelength ClearView db filter photometer analyzer platform. It may be configured for either one (1) or two (2) independent sample monitoring points. The ClearView db analyzer is configured with application appropriate wavelengths to measure the Saybolt color of the sample. The analyzer employs a dual-beam design – meaning; the system has an continual internal optical reference check that allows it to self-compensate for signal variation due to non-sample conditions. This ultimately provides the system with long term stability. The final product is a total Saybolt Color System that measures the color variation without interference from other factors.
Figure 1 shows a typical trend chart monitoring Saybolt color of a continuous flowing process. Figure 2 shows an initial calibration chart showing the measured values as compared to laboratory standard values.
Complete Saybolt Color Analyzer System
- Unique dual beam optics - for long term, stable operation
- Up to two (2) independent measurement points - for added analytical flexibility at reduced cost per point
- High efficiency yet rugged fiber optics - analyzer electronics can be located away from a hazardous sample point
- In-door touch screen or Ethernet (Modbus TCP) - easy local or remote analyzer operation and control
- Analytical calculations are all encoded in the software - answers and alarms are clearly reported
Reliable, Rugged, and Flexible
The Smart Choice
Guided Wave’s Saybolt Color Analyzer system delivers accurate, real-time process measurement results. Its linearity and repeatability, as well as its low maintenance requirements make it a cost effective, smart choice to help optimize production, improve yields, ensure consistent product quality and enhance profitability.
Options for a Custom Solution
Another advantage of the Saybolt Analyzer system is that is can be customized in many ways. For more information about specifications and analyzer operations request ClearView db
document #1033 or call Guided Wave.
Specifications: Saybolt Color Analyzer - Photometer
|Analyzer Type||UV-Vis Spectrometer, Transmission Grating, High Sensitivity Diode Array|
|Bandwidth||< 3 nm|
|Channels||1-4, Independent, Sequentially Scanned|
|Communications||Modbus TCP over Ethernet or Serial RTU Optional analog and digital I/O w/OPTO 22 panel via Modbus TCP Ethernet|
|Compatible Fiber Diameters||Between 200 μm and & 600 μm; 400 μm standardInternal Instrument Control Unit (ICU)|
|Compatible Fiber Type or Fiber optic cable ?|
|Dimensions Enclosure (w x d x h)||General Purpose: 30”x 24” x 17.7” [60 cm x 45 cm x 73.5 cm]|
|Dynamic Range||2000:1 for a single scan|
|Enclosure Options||NEMA 4 or NEMA 4x, IP66|
|Environmental||0 °C - 45°C sun shade required|
|Fiber Optic Cable||High-OH Deep-UV-Solarization Resistant|
|Fiber Optic Cable Connectors||SMA 905|
|Hazardous Area Operation||Z-Purge (CI, D2), X-Purge (CI, D1), ATEX (contact factory)|
|Humidity||0-100% rain shelter required|
|Internal Instrument Control Unit (ICU)||Internal w/solid state drive (call factory for specifi cations)|
|Internal Temperature Control||32 °C ±0.5 °C|
|Light Source / Life||2W pulsed Xenon Lamp / > 2 years|
|Operating System||Windows® embedded|
|Photometric Noise||< 0.8 mAU @ 0 AU, 550 nm, 1 sec|
|Power Requirements||110 or 220 Vac 50/60 Hz, 1500 W|
|Product Name||508 plus|
|Product Part Number||?|
|Scan Time (Dual Beam)||5 milliseconds (minimum scan time)|
|Software Required||GW5080S UV-Vis Operating System (see document #7005)|
|Stray Light||< 1 % <0.1% @ 220 nm|
|Touch Screen Monitor||15” [38 cm] XGA 1024 x 768 color (General Purpose & Class I, Division 2 only)|
|Warranty||2 year limited warranty|
|Wavelength Accuracy||±0.1 nm|
|Wavelength Precision (Repeatability)|
|Wavelength Range||200 nm – 850 nm|
|Weight||~ 200 lbs [91 kg]|