The Small Sample Adapter (SSA) consists of a cylindrical sample chamber and spindle and provides a defined geometry system for accurate viscosity measurements of small sample volumes in the order of 2 to 16 mL at precise shear rates. The Small Sample Adapter's rheologically correct cylindrical geometry provides extremely accurate viscosity measurements and shear rate determinations.
The SSA's design allows the sample chamber to be easily changed and cleaned without disturbing the setup of the viscometer or temperature bath. This means that successive measurements can be made under identical conditions. The sample chamber fits into a flow jacket so that precise temperature control can be achieved when an AMETEK Brookfield circulating temperature bath is used. Direct readout of sample temperature is provided using sample chambers with embedded RTD temperature sensors (RPY), which includes a cable connected to the DV1 (with temperature option), DV2T, or the DVNext. The working temperature range for the SSA is from 1°C to 100°C.