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Viscosity measurement and control systems are used for continuous in-line measurement and control of the viscosity of many liquids. Specially designed for fuel oil applications, it is used for diesel engines on ships and in land-based power plants. VAF Instruments’ expertise in this field resulted in a unique patented, superior measuring principle; ViscoSense®.
Today, VAF Instruments is a world-market leader in fuel viscosity control. In the 1960's VAF already introduced a viscosity sensor for fuel oil. From then on VAF's name for quality, reliability and accuracy has led to the current status of world-market leader. More than 30,000 systems have found their way to ships and industrial plants all over the world. You'll find VAF service facilities in more than 40 countries in principal harbours, industrial and shipbuilding areas of the world.
The VAF Instruments ViscoSense® is a viscosity sensor with a unique operating principle. The patented measuring principle is based on the rotational vibration of a pendulum in liquid. The damping of this electrically controlled vibration is directly related to the viscosity. Through this ViscoSense® achieves the most accurate viscosity measurement possible.
1) Cost saving:
› optimises burning efficiency and fuel consumption
› reduces engine maintenance/overhaul costs
› no moving parts, therefore low operating costs are ensured
› the smooth-edged pendulum is practically insensitive to
› adherence to preventing local servicing costs
› no preventive maintenance is required because ViscoSense® has no moving parts
› the compact light-weight construction is easy to install in a new and retrofit application
3) Product quality:
› calibrated for life which makes re-calibration in the field unnecessary
› all SS-316 pendulum does not corrode and is durable
› provides better emission control to minimize air pollution
4) Unique product features:
› ISO 9001 quality assurance certification
› continuous in-line viscosity control
› resistant against line pulsations
› long-term accuracy and reproducibility
› type approval certificates from all major classification authorities
5) Guaranteed reliability:
› viscosity control of intermediate and heavy fuel oils used for main and auxiliary diesel engines on board ships
› viscosity control in oil-fired power plants and other industrial applications using heavy or intermediate fuel oil
In-line viscosity measurement in industrial applications
The ViscoSense® sensor is also suitable for in-line measurement of viscosity of many liquids in industrial applications. Because individual applications need special attention please contact I&C Services BV for a tailor-made solution.
Changing to ViscoSense® now!
VAF Instruments can supply special adapters to fit ViscoSense® directly into your existing system of any make. Name us the make and type of your existing system and we will send you dimensional drawings of the ViscoSense® solution.
In combination with ViscoSense®, VAF Instruments offers a range of viscosity control systems.
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