K70502 Oxidata™ Data Acquisition Software Package

New Version for Windows® XP is now available

Test Method
The RBOT procedure employs severe oxidation conditions to rapidly determine oxidation stability. Suitable for both new and in-service oils, the RBOT method is applicable to many types of petroleum oils. The sample is oxidized in the presence of water and a copper catalyst in a stainless steel pressure vessel under an initial pressure of 90psi (620kPa). Pressure inside the vessel is recorded electronically or mechanically while the vessel is rotated at 100rpm at constant temperature, and the amount of time required for a specified drop in pressure is the oxidation stability of the sample. A variation of the RBOT method is the “Thin Film Oxidation Uptake Test” (TFOUT) for gasoline automotive engine oils.

Features and Benefits
• Electronic pressure measurement systems exclusively designed for RPVOT (formerly RBOT), TFOUT and other ASTM oxidation test methods

• Automatic end-point detection for RPVOT (formerly RBOT), TFOUT, and D525 test methods

• Powerful software system for PC platforms operating in Windows ® 98 SE, 2000, NT, ME, and XP environments

• Monitors up to twelve pressure channels and four temperature channels

• Displays average bath temperature and pressure readings in real-time

Readily installed on most manufacturer’s test apparatus


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K70502 Oxidata™ Data Acquisition Software Package
Oxidata™ is an advanced data acquisition system used to measure test data in real-time for fuel and lubricant ASTM oxidation tests. The system features pressure measurement transducers coupled with a sophisticated Windows®-based software package for acquiring pressure and temperature versus time data to a high degree of accuracy and precision. Oxidata™ monitors up to twelve samples simultaneously with a graphical display of the test results. An active zoom, pan, and trace option provides the ability to view the test results with closer scrutiny both during and after the data acquisition process. For ultimate user flexibility, each pressure channel can be independently configured for any of the applicable ASTM standard test methods or a user-defined test method without compromising either the independent start/stop capability or the accuracy of the other channels.

Oxidata™ software features an easy-to-navigate operation and a straightforward user interface. The "test intelligent" software simplifies the testing process by providing sequential test prompts for assisting the operator with each step of the test procedure. It also includes an additional timer/stopwatch available for any purpose. For each test, the user name, sample name and identification, and test type are recorded. The test data is acquired in user specified time intervals, plotted on screen in real-time, and can be automatically saved to the hard drive during the test to prevent any loss of valuable data. The software features multiple display options which include the ability to view the status of all twelve pressure channels simultaneously, to display the complete graph of any one channel, or to simultaneously view four channels in graphical format. In addition to data acquisition, the PID temperature controller located on the Koehler oxidation bath can be fully controlled through the software, including setting the bath temperature, temperature calibration, °C/°F toggle, and recording the temperature data versus time in graphical format. The active zoom, pan, and trace feature allows the ability to change axes and the magnification of any plot sector on any pressure or temperature channel to view data in greater detail. The final test data is exported with graphs and test parameters either directly to Microsoft® Excel, in ASCII file format for use with LIMS or any other spreadsheet programs, or directly to a printer with a test report according to ISO guidelines. Test data is saved in a database format and can be analyzed again at any future time. This feature also provides reprocessing of data acquired with previous versions of the Oxidata™ software package, and it’s easy to upgrade from the previous versions.

Each Oxidata™ package requires no PC hardware installation and includes transducers, bomb couplings, RTD probe assembly, data acquisition box with USB port connector, software, and mounting and connecting hardware. Systems are available in two, three and four pressure vessel configurations. Additional channels can be added for up to a total of twelve pressure channels and four temperature channels.

Oxidata™ Features and Specifications
• On-screen, real-time monitoring of up to twelve samples simultaneously

• Test results directly plotted on-screen for instant monitoring or print out of results

• Menu options for fuel, oil, and grease ASTM oxidation tests including D525, D942, D2112 and D2272 (RPVOT – formerly RBOT), and D4742 (TFOUT)

• Programmable automatic end-point detection with graphical representation for customizing test methods

• Each channel can be independently configured and operated with different start/stop times and ASTM test methods

• Zoom, pan, and trace feature allows for magnification of any plot area on any channel for a more detailed study

• Monitors and reports temperatures of as many as four baths simultaneously using accessory RTD probes, and calculates and displays average temperature for each bath

• Exports test data with graphs and test parameters directly to Microsoft® Excel or in ASCII file format for use with LIMS or any other spreadsheet programs

• Temperature and pressure calibration utility included in software package

• Data can be routinely saved directly to the hard drive during testing to prevent loss of valuable data

• Operates in Windows® 2000 or higher

• Easy to upgrade from existing Koehler Oxidata™ systems

Included Accessories
Rotary pressure transducers (connects directly to bomb)
Data acquisition box with USB connector
Oxidata™ software
Multiplexer
RTD probe assembly
Mounting bracket
Connecting cables and hardware

Computer Requirements
Processor: Intel® Pentium II or similar (minimum)
Memory (RAM): 256MB or higher
Speed: 500 MHz or higher
Windows® 2000 or higher
Disk Space: 15 MB free space (minimum)
Communications Port: One USB port
Other Software: Microsoft® Excel (97 or above)
One RS232 port for temperature controller (optional)

For a complete demonstration of the Oxidata™ Software Package and its capabilities, please download a copy of the demo version (8.4MB file). After installing the demo software, you will be prompted to quickly register the demo with Koehler via email.

Click here to download the software demo.

Ordering Information
Catalog
Number
Model Product Description Electrical Requirements
K70502-XP 2-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Windows® XP version for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT
115V 60Hz
K70592-XP 2-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Windows® XP version for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT 220-240V 50/60Hz
K70503-XP 3-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Windows® XP version for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT 115V 60Hz
K70593-XP 3-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Windows® XP version for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT 220-240V 50/60Hz
K70504-XP 4-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Windows® XP version for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT 115V 60Hz
K70594-XP 4-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Windows® XP version for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT 220-240V 50/60Hz
To upgrade existing Windows® 95/98-based Oxidata™ systems to Version 7.2 for Windows® XP, order a USB upgrade kit. The kit includes a USB port communication box, Oxidata™ software CD, and computer cables. Does not include rotary pressure tranducers or bath mounting equipment with the upgrade kit.
Catalog
Number
Model Product Description Electrical Requirements
K70502-USB 2-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Upgrade from Windows® 95/98 to XP for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT
115V 60Hz
K70592-USB 2-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Upgrade from Windows® 95/98 to XP for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT 220-240V 50/60Hz
K70503-USB 3-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Upgrade from Windows® 95/98 to XP for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT 115V 60Hz
K70593-USB 3-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Upgrade from Windows® 95/98 to XP for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT 220-240V 50/60Hz
K70504-USB 4-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Upgrade from Windows® 95/98 to XP for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT 115V 60Hz
K70594-USB 4-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Upgrade from Windows® 95/98 to XP for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT 220-240V 50/60Hz
To upgrade existing Windows® DOS-based Oxidata™ systems to Version 7.2 for Windows® XP, order a retrofit kit. The kit includes a data acquisition box with USB port connector, Oxidata™ software CD, and computer cables. Does not include rotary pressure tranducers or bath mounting equipment with the retrofit kit.
Catalog
Number
Model Product Description Electrical Requirements
K70502-RET 2-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Retrofit from Windows® DOS to XP for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT
115V 60Hz
K70592-RET 2-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Retrofit from Windows® DOS to XP for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT 220-240V 50/60Hz
K70503-RET 3-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Retrofit from Windows® DOS to XP for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT 115V 60Hz
K70593-RET 3-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Retrofit from Windows® DOS to XP for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT 220-240V 50/60Hz
K70504-RET 4-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Retrofit from Windows® DOS to XP for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT 115V 60Hz
K70594-RET 4-Unit System Oxidata™ Pressure Measurement System Retrofit from Windows® DOS to XP for RPVOT (RBOT) and TFOUT 220-240V 50/60Hz
The ordering information is for installation to Koehler equipment. For other makes of equipment, a few basic hardware items may also be required. Please contact your Koehler representative for assistance.

Accessories
Catalog
Number
Product Description
K70500 Rotary Transducer
Includes electronic transducer and rotating stainless steel housing.
K70519 RTD Kit
For monitoring the temperature of an additional bath.

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