Many of us have used the CSC Bostwick Consistometer and are familiar with it's operation. Pressing down the gate and loading the trigger is step one. Pouring in your sample and scraping off the top to a clean and even surface is important to getting repeatable results. With a stopwatch in one hand, "popping" the trigger and letting the sample flow out and down the trough comes next. Some tests are designed to see how far a sample will flow in say, 10 seconds. Another testing approach might be to time the movement of the sample until it reaches a pre-determined point (bostwick). If you have ever noticed in the bottom of the tray there are lines with numbers ranging from 0 to 24 (you really can't see a number 24 because the tray stops exactly at what would be 24). Over the years these lines with numbers have affectionatly become to be known as "bostwicks".
Most recently we have had requests to extend the length of the Bostwick Consistometer to accommodate samples that require more time and distance. Not every sample flows the same way so this seemed like a good idea. So to meet these needs we have now just started to offer a longer version of the Bostwick Consistometer! Don't worry we still have the regular length Bostwick Consistometer available.
- The long version of the Bostwick Consistometer (part# 24925-000L) now extends from 0 to 32.
- The regular length Bostwick Consistometer (part# 24925-000) has a range of 0 to 24.