SimpleVIS® Portable Automated Kinematic Viscometer

For Direct Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent & Opague Liquids with Near ASTM D445 Precision
ASTM D7279

SimpleVIS® is a single sample, portable viscometer for on-site testing. With near D445 precision, it is easy to use, rugged and fast. Available viscometer tubes cover a viscosity range of 2 mm²/s (cSt) to 700 mm²/s (cSt) at two selected temperatures between 40 °C and 100 °C.

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Common Applications

  • Product chain of custody monitoring
  • Contamination checks
  • Point of use testing
  • Industrial lube blending
  • Packaging & distribution of petroleum products
  • Petroleum terminals
  • Remote used oil predictive maintenance
  • Power plant applications
  • Remote mining applications

For Direct Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent & Opague Liquids with Near ASTM D445 Precision
ASTM D7279

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SimpleVIS 100-230v 50/60 HZ


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Automated and precise determination of direct kinematic viscosity at 40 °C or 100 °C*

  • Provides true kinematic viscosity measurement without the need to correlate dynamic viscosity data
  • Viscosity range:
    • Standard range tube provides viscosities from 10 mm²/s (cSt) to 700 mm²/s (cSt) at 40 °C and 5.5 mm²/s (cSt) to 200 mm²/s (cSt) at 100 °C
    • Low range tube provides viscosities from 2 mm²/s (cSt) to 140 mm²/s (cSt) at 40 °C and 100 °C
  • Follows ASTM D7279 and offers near ASTM D445 precision due to exceptional temperature control (± 0.05 °C)
  • Rapid cycle time of 3 to 5 minutes from sample injection to test result

Portable, self-contained and dependable

  • Weighs approximately 10 lb and takes up less space than a coffee maker
  • Does not require a PC or any external utilities
  • Optional power inverter enables the instrument to run off of a 12 Vdc vehicle charging port
  • Rugged, reliable design has only two moving parts

Simple & safe operation

  • Graphical touch screen display provides step by step test instructions
  • Factory calibrated; no switches, gauges or valves to adjust
  • Solid-state bath eliminates need for liquid bath
  • Intrinsically safe unit operates on 12 Vdc power
  • Optional printer available


  • Low cost of ownership
  • Requires only 10 mL to 15 mL of solvent and 0.5 mL of sample per test
  • No sample vials required; sample is injected directly into the instrument

* Custom calibration at any two temperatures between 40 °C and 100 °C is available on request

Dimensions (W × D × H) 12.8 cm × 35.6 cm × 30.4 cm (5.0 in × 14.0 in × 12.0 in)
Weight 4.6 kg (10.2 lb)
Shipping dimensions (W × D × H) 48.3 cm × 48.3 cm × 20.3 cm (19.0 in × 19.0 in × 8.0 in)
Shipping weight (with all items) 9.5 kg (21 lb)
Maximum thoughput 20 tests per hour
Sample capacity 1
Viscosity range 2 mm²/s (cSt) to 700 mm²/s (cSt)*
* Depending on tube selection and temperature
Test accuracy < 3% of measured value, calibrated
Test repeatability < 2% of measured value, typical
Temperature range and accuracy 40 °C or 100 °C, ± 0.05 °C*
*Custom calibration at any two temperatures between 40 °C and 100 °C is available on request
Minimum sample volume
Minimum solvent volume
Sample volume: 0.5 mL per test
Solvent volume: 10 mL to 15 mL per test
Solvent compatibility Internal wetted components compatible with n-heptane only*
* Upgrade available for use with acetone
Operating conditions 15 °C to 30 °C, 10% to 75% relative humidity (non-condensing), Installation Category II; Pollution Degree 2
Electrical specifications Input power: 11 Vdc to 13 Vdc at 5 A peak
AC/DC adapter: 100 Vac to 230 Vac, 50/60 Hz; 100 watts power consumption
Compliance CE Mark; EMC directive (2004/108/EC); Low voltage directive (2006/95/EC); HI-POT (1900 Vdc, 60 sec.); ROHS
Data output RS-232 via DB9 connector


SimpleVIS® Portable Kinematic Viscometer consists of the viscometer unit, AC/DC adapter, power supply cord, pipettor, waste bottle with media cap, solvent container, waste plug and tubing, cleaning syringe assembly, certified viscosity check standards and instructions. The unit is pre-calibrated at 40 °C and 100 °C, but can be calibrated at any two temperatures in between on request. Specify desired factory installed options when ordering. A computer is not required.


Alternative temperature calibration (other than 40 °C and 100 °C) is available for an added charge at the time of ordering.


Dostmann P795 Dual Channel Digital Thermometer


Probe, 230 x 3MM 1.5M Cable Digital - Thin Use w/SIMPLEVIS


Pipettor Tips (10/pack)


Pipettor Seals - Pack of 10


Compact Dot Matrix Printer


Certified Viscosity Check Standard for 40/100C (3, 4oz bottles)


Inverter, 100W Power Pocket


Field/Travel Hard Case


SimpleVIS® Viscosity Standards