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NTPC India Uses Small Sample Viscometer to Monitor Lube Oils

Jan 26, 2017 2:28:00 PM / by Admin

ntpc_logo-resized-600NTPC, India’s largest thermal power generation company, has purchased a Cambridge Viscosity small sample viscometer, VISCOlab 4000, monitor lubrication oils. NTPC uses large quantities of a variety of oils—lube, fuel, diesel, transformer and gear oil— to operate machinery in their plant.  The company will use the laboratory viscometer to verify the quality of inward petroleum material.

According to Cambridge’s India Agent Subhash Thorat of Provisco Tech Private Limited, NTPC selected the small sample viscometer primarily due to its proven, world-class technology, ease of operation and easy-to-clean, low maintenance construction. “We always welcome better technologies that are accurate, reliable and save testing time,” says NPTC Deputy Manager - Chemistry Mr. N. K. Roy.

By monitoring the viscosity of the various oils, the company can better control quality, replacing degraded oil and scheduling maintenance when required. Senior Chemical Manager Mr. G.B. P. Shrivastava says, “After seeing the viscometer in action, it seems to be user friendly. It is particularly well constructed, with no moving parts to wear out easily.”

About NTPC

India’s largest power company, NTPC was set up in 1975 to accelerate power development in India. NTPC is emerging as a diversified power major with presence in the entire value chain of the power generation business. Apart from power generation, which is the mainstay of the company, NTPC has already ventured into consultancy, power trading, ash utilisation and coal mining. NTPC ranked 400th in the ‘2016, Forbes Global 2000’ ranking of the World’s biggest companies. NTPC became a Maharatna company in May, 2010, one of the only four companies to be awarded this status.

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About Cambridge Viscosity

Cambridge Viscosity, a leader in small sample viscometer systems for laboratory and process environments, designs automated viscometers used worldwide in petroleum, exploration and refining applications to ensure accurate viscosity in both lab and operations. Cambridge’s worldwide reach is important for providing application engineering support and service wherever and whenever needed. Cambridge Viscosity’s sensors and viscometer systems conform to ASTM, DIN, JIS and ISO standards, with a range of models designed to meet specific industry and application needs. To learn more visit


Tags: oil viscosity, lube oil viscosity, small sample viscometer, oil analysis, VISCOlab4000, India, Asia Pacific


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