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Ametek HL Series
Hydraulic Portable Deadweight Tester

  • Presure Range: 100 to 22,500 kPa (10 to 3,000 psi) (specify on order)
  • Accuracy: ±0.05% of Indicated Reading
  • Available units: psi, kg/cm2, bar, kPa
  • Interchangeable Weights: Models are available with dual piston/cylinder assemblies that utilize one weight set.
  • Compact Design and Portability: The HydraLite is designed for use in the field and is completely self-contained within the cover of the unit.
  • Includes Compact Screw Pump with Ratchet Handle
  • Overhung Weight Carrier
  • Positive Over-pressure Protection
  • NIST Traceable
  • Non-Magnetic, Die-Cast Alloy or Aluminum Weights
  • Completely Self Contained in Anodized Aluminum Case
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The HydraLite Hydraulic Deadweight Tester is a primary standard that features a re-entrant type measuring piston and cylinder assembly that helps maintain accuracy as the test pressure increases. The HL Series tester is designed for rapid interchanging between high and low pistons and is NIST traceable and accurate to ±0.05% using non-magnetic die-cast alloy or aluminum weights calibrated to international standard gravity at 9.80665 m/s2. A compact screw pump with ratchet handle is easy-to-use. The unit is also available as a deadweight gauge for accurate measurements and use as a comparison standard.

The HL tester is an easy-to-use and portable primary standard capable of offering laboratory accuracy in the field. The unit is designed to be self-contained with all necessary components stored under the cover. A screw pump pressure source on the tester model offers a convenient method to raise and lower pressure for rapid testing.

Features
Functions Details
Re-entrant piston/Cylinders The HL deadweight employs a re-entrant type piston/cylinder assembly. This design applies test fluid to the outside and inside of the cylinder. Unlike a simple piston/cylinder, this configuration reduces clearance between the piston and cylinder as pres-sure increases. This reduces the rate of fluid leakage and increases float time, offers the technician more time for testing, and reduces the amount of pumping necessary to sustain the fluid loss.
Pressure Media Because the HL is manufactured using brass and aluminum components, AAA Tester Oil is the recommended and supplied pressure media. Other fluids compatible with stainless steel, brass, aluminum, and Buna may be used; however, consideration should be given to the cleanliness of the fluid. AAA Tester Oil is triple-filtered to remove suspended solids that can harm the piston/cylinder assembly.
Overhung Weight Carriers Another feature of HL deadweight tester is the way that the weights are positioned on the carrier - an overhung weight carrier design. This design employs a tube carrier that is positioned over the column and onto the piston driver, which lowers the center of gravity of the weights reducing side thrust and friction. This design lengthens the life of the piston and cylinder assembly thus improving measurement accuracy.
Overpressure protection The measuring piston assembly features positive over-pressure protection restricting vertical movement of the measuring piston by a piston cap. This positive stop will prevent the piston from damage due to accidental removal of the weights when pressurized.
Quick Setup and Operation The setup for the HK tester is completed by simply connecting two tubes,- one for the supply and one for the unit-under-test, leveling the HK, and adding the appropriate weights. Operation is fast and efficient with no valves to adjust and no regulation needed between set points. Pressure regulators are not required if the air supply is within the tester’s operational requirements.
Worldwide engineering units The HL deadweight tester and HLG gauge can be manufactured in four different engineering units: psi, bar, kg/cm2, and kPa. All of the different engineering units are available in any of the configurations.
HydraLite HLG Gauge The AMETEK HydraLite HLG Gauge is a precision, portable instrument used to accurately measure pressure in field conditions. The HydraLite HLG gauge may be used as a primary standard instrument where a high accuracy reference measurement is needed. Simply connect the gauge to the process and add weights until there is a proper float. Standard accuracy is ±0.1% of indicated pressure traceable to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The instrument may also be specified with +0.05% accuracy. If you initially need a gauge and later find that you need a full tester, an accessory kit is available to incorporate the screw pump into the gauge.
Easy Leveling AMETEK floating ball testers incorporate a bulls-eye level for reference when preparing the unit for use. The tester also employs a 3-leg leveling system which is more convenient and is superior to a 4-leg system.
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Specifications
Functions Details
Type Hydraulic, piston gauge
Pressure Range to 22,500 kPa / 3,000 psi (model dependent)
Accuracy (12 months) to ±0.050% rdg
Engineering Units psi, kg/cm2, bar, kPa
Repeatability ±0.005% rdg
Temperature coefficient ±0.00167% of rdg/°C (@23°C)
Increments (low-min) 0.1 psi, 0.005 kg/cm2, 5 mbar, 0.5 kPa
(high-min) 0.5 psi, 0.025 kg/cm2, 25 mbar, 2.5 kPa
Gravity 9.80665 m/s2 (international standard) or Local gravity (specify when ordering)
Weight Sets Single (as ordered)
Piston/cylinders Single or dual, depending on model
Columns Single
Pressure Source Screwpump, hand-actuated, hydraulic pump (tester models only)
Medium AAA oil
Reservoir capacity 0.24 l /14.4 in3 (tester models only)
Wetting surfaces 300 series stainless steel, brass, aluminum
O-rings Buna N
Test Connections 1/4” NPT and 1/2” NPT
Weight Material Hard, non-magnetic alloy and aluminum

Ordering Guide

Model Range Operating Range Increment Piston Area Weight Set
Single Piston - Imperial Units
-2 10 to 200 psi 0.1 psi 0.05 in2 1
-4 10 to 400 psi 0.1 psi 0.05 in2 2
-6 10 to 600 psi 0.1 psi 0.05 in2 3
-10 50 to 1,000 psi 0.5 psi 0.01 in2 1
-20 50 to 2,000 psi 0.5 psi 0.01 in2 2
-30 50 to 3,000 psi 0.5 psi 0.01 in2 3
Dual Piston - Imperial Units
-12 10 to 200 psi
50 to 1,000 psi
0.1 psi
0.5 psi
0.05 in2
0.01 in2
1
-24 10 to 400 psi
50 to 2,000 psi
0.1 psi
0.5 psi
0.05 in2
0.01 in2
2
-36 10 to 600 psi
50 to 3,000 psi
0.1 psi
0.5 psi
0.05 in2
0.01 in2
3
Single Piston - Metric Units
-15M 1 to 15 kg/cm² 0.005 kg/cm² 0.05 in² 1M
-30M 1 to 30 kg/cm² 0.005 kg/cm² 0.05 in² 2M
-45M 1 to 45 kg/cm² 0.005 kg/cm² 0.05 in² 3M
-75M 5 to 75 kg/cm² 0.025 kg/cm² 0.01 in² 1M
-150M 5 to 150 kg/cm² 0.025 kg/cm² 0.01 in² 2M
-225M 5 to 225 kg/cm² 0.025 kg/cm² 0.01 in² 3M
-15B 1 to 15 bar 5 mbar 0.05 in² 1N
-30B 1 to 30 bar 5 mbar 0.05 in² 2N
-45B 1 to 45 bar 5 mbar 0.05 in² 3N
-75B 5 to 75 bar 25 mbar 0.01 in² 1N
-150B 5 to 150 bar 25 mbar 0.01 in² 2N
-225B 5 to 225 bar 25 mbar 0.01 in² 3N
-1500N 100 to 1,500 kPa 0.5 kPa 0.05 in² 1N
-3000N 100 to 3,000 kPa 0.5 kPa 0.05 in² 2N
-4500N 100 to 4,500 kPa 0.5 kPa 0.05 in² 3N
-7500N 500 to 7,500 kPa 2.5 kPa 0.01 in² 1N
-15000N 500 to 15,000 kPa 2.5 kPa 0.01 in² 2N
-22500N 500 to 22,500 kPa 2.5 kPa 0.01 in² 3N
Dual Pistion - Metric Units
-90M 1 to 15 kg/cm²
5 to 75 kg/cm²
0.005 kg/cm²
0.025 kg/cm²
0.05 in²
0.01 in²
1M
-180M 1 to 30 kg/cm²
5 to 150 kg/cm²
0.005 kg/cm²
0.025 kg/cm²
0.05 in²
0.01 in²
2M
-270M 1 to 45 kg/cm²
5 to 225 kg/cm²
0.005 kg/cm²
0.025 kg/cm²
0.05 in²
0.01 in²
3M
-90B 1 to 15 bar
5 to 75 bar
5 mbar
25 mbar
0.05 in²
0.01 in²
1N
-180B 1 to 30 bar
5 to 150 bar
5 mbar
25 mbar
0.05 in²
0.01 in²
2N
-270B 1 to 45 bar
5 to 225 bar
5 mbar
25 mbar
0.05 in²
0.01 in²
3N
-9000N 100 to 1,500 kPa
500 to 7,500 kPa
0.5 kPa
2.5 kPa
0.05 in²
0.01 in²
1N
-18000N 100 to 3,000 kPa
500 to 15,000 kPa
0.5 kPa
2.5 kPa
0.05 in²
0.01 in²
2N
-27000N 100 to 4,500 kPa
500 to 22,500 kPa
0.5 kPa
2.5 kPa
0.05 in²
0.01 in²
3N
Example Model Number [Base Model]-[Range]: HL-36
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Model Description Buy Online Price
HL-36 Ametek HL-36 Hydraulic Portable Deadweight Tester, Dual Piston 10 to 600, and 50 to 3000 psi Buy Now $4,332.00

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Included Accessories
 
  • 1 - Weight Set with Case
  • 1 - Certificate of Calibration
  • 1 - Case
  • 1 - Instruction Manual
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