Operating the RVA viscometer
The steps in detail
- Select Method
Open the appropriate RVA method in TCW software or select the appropriate RVA method using the instrument keypad if using a stand alone RVA.
Accurately weigh your sample and water using an electronic balance. Add first the water and then the sample into the canister.
Place a paddle into the canister, mix and push down any sample lumps.
Slide the paddle into the RVA motor coupling.
Depress the tower to lower the canister into the RVA and start the test.
The viscosity of the sample will be graphed on the monitor or on the display if using a stand alone RVA.
The test will end automatically and analysis results will be reported.
RVA Instructional Video
Instructional video for the Rapid Visco Analyzer (RVA). Viscometer with programmable temperature and shear.