Analog Water Test Kit:
Determines water content in oil and fuels
The Water Test Kit consists of three components: the test vessel,
Reagents A & B. Reagent A is calcium hydride which is classified as
Dangerous Goods (HazMat). Reagent A reacts instantaneously with water
to produce hydrogen gas. The pressure developed in the test vessel is
directly proportional to the water content of the sample. Because the
water test kits contain Reagent A, we are restricted in how we can ship
the kits and replacement bottles of Reagent A.
Water in lubricating fluids can cause serious damage to
machinery with premature failure of bearings, gears, pistons and other
components. Major bearing manufacturers claim that as little as .05%
water in the oil will reduce bearing life by as much as
60%. Until now, there hasn't been an easy and convenient way to
determine water content on-site. Samples have always been sent
to the lab while the people in the field waited for the test results.
Now, the Water Test Kit can be used to determine the percentage
of water in various fluids right at the machinery's location. Test
results are available in as little as five minutes. Typically these
fluids are hydraulic fluids, gear oils and other circulation system lubricants. Not only can these fluids be tested, but others
such as Biodiesel, diesel, gasoline, SVO, glycerine, polyalkalene glycol, and brake fluid
can also be tested. The maximum range of
the gauge is 1.5% water, but lower or higher concentrations (.50% or
50% Full Scale) can be tested using the laboratory techniques
listed in the operating manual.
The part number for the Analog Water Test Kit is 01-WTK-DELUXE. It has
an analog gauge and contains the water test vessel, one bottle of
Calcium Hydride (Reagent A), Reagent B (3 pints), a 10 and 30 milliliter
syringe, wash bottle, safety glasses, box of disposable gloves, and
instructions. You can perform up to 60 tests with one bottle of Reagent A.
$39 will be added to shipping via UPS Ground HazMat to US continental states
$115 will be added to shipping via FedEx HazMat to Alaska and Hawaii
$95 will be added to shipping via DHL HazMat to Canada and Mexico
For an explanation of HazMat shipping, see the foot note section below.