ViscoSense®3 is the innovative development in a long history of outstanding VAF viscosity sensors for fuel oil applications.
ViscoSense®3 is a highly accurate viscosity sensor with a superior measuring principle, based on a torsional vibration of a pendulum in liquid. The measured damping of this piezo-driven vibration is directly related to the viscosity. A built-in temperature sensor is used to measure the temperature at the same location where viscosity is measured.
ViscoSense®3Dmeasures also the fuel’s density in real time. The sensor head is equipped with a cross vane through which a small amount of fluid is increasing the mass moment of inertia. The frequency of the pendulum, which is dependent on the mass moment of inertia, is now directly related to the density of the fluid.
Both the Viscosense®3 and the Viscosense®3D come with DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating since 2016, as VAF Instruments aims to ensure a stabile operation of their systems and extended lifetime of the Viscosense® sensors.
Benefits of the Viscosense3D:
- Fuel consumption measurement in kilograms, when a PD meter is also installed
- Monitoring of bunker oil density
- Detection of cappuccino effect during bunkering
- Enables the use of CCAI for an optimal fuel ignition quality