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Ace Glass Launches ROBO Reactor
The ROBO (Romaszewski Oil Bench Oxidation) Apparatus and components for ASTM D7528-09 is introduced by Ace Glass
Vineland, NJ, July 2011: In July 2009, ASTM launched a faster, less expensive method for engine oil testing that includes several glass components from Ace Glass for the bench reactor and method. The reactor and test, nicknamed "ROBO (Romaszewski Oil Bench Oxidation)" for Ray Romaszewski, the Research Scientist at Evonik Industries who helped develop the method, is currently available from Ace Glass in individual component form. It will also be available in a complete reactor later in 2010.
The reactor is based on a one-liter flask, which has a proprietary ACE Instatherm coating (available only from Ace Glass) for heating the engine oil in a very precise manner. The new method shortens the test run time by 65%, and the test cost by even more. ACE offers both the glass and stainless steel components.
About Ace Glass Incorporated
Founded 1936 in Vineland, NJ, Ace Glass Incorporated is a leader and innovator of scientific glassware, lab equipment and glass apparatus. The firm's innovations and inventions include the first American made spherical joints and sintered-glass fritted disks. Ace also designed and patented the first internally threaded glassware — Ace Threds® — plus Ace Trubore® Precision Bore Tubing, and their unique Instatherm® oil baths. Ace Glass continues its strong tradition today, meeting the laboratory glassware needs of satisfied customers worldwide.