What Are Refractometers?

By | May 24, 2010

In all honesty, we had no idea refractometers had so many uses in so many different industries:

  • Automotive industry uses refractometers to analyze antifreeze and transmission fluids
  • Wine growers use refractometers to measure the amount of sugar in their product at various times
  • Environmentalists an use refractometers to measure the salinity (saltiness) of water.
  • … and the list goes on.

Refractometers work on the principle of refraction, or the bending of the path of a beam of light as it passes through a medium of some sort. Different mediums will cause the light to bend in different amounts and thus a direct relation between concentration and changes in light path exists.

Below you will find a listing of 20 different refractometers currently available from National Safety Products

 Refractometer: 1.333 to 1.384 ND (REF500COT) Used with Industrial Fluids, Oils & Water   REF500COT   Refractometer: 1.333 to 1.384 ND (REF500COT) Used with Industrial Fluids, Oils & Water  $99.95
 Refractometer: 1.333 to 1.520 ND (REF505RI) Used with Industrial Fluids & Mineral Oils   REF505RI   Refractometer: 1.333 to 1.520 ND (REF505RI) Used with Industrial Fluids & Mineral Oils  $329.00
 Refractometer: Brix 0 to 10% (REF101) Used with Industrial Fluids & Low Concentration Juices   REF101   Refractometer: Brix 0 to 10% (REF101) Used with Industrial Fluids & Low Concentration Juices  $89.95
 Refractometer: Brix 0 to 10% (REF111ATC) with ATC Automatic Temperature Compensation   REF111ATC   Refractometer: Brix 0 to 10% (REF111ATC) with ATC Automatic Temperature Compensation  $129.00
 Refractometer: Brix 0 to 20% (REF102) Used with Industrial Fluids & Low Concentration Juices   REF102   Refractometer: Brix 0 to 20% (REF102) Used with Industrial Fluids & Low Concentration Juices  $99.75
 Refractometer: Brix 0 to 20% (REF112ATC) with ATC Automatic Temperature Compensation   REF112ATC   Refractometer: Brix 0 to 20% (REF112ATC) with ATC Automatic Temperature Compensation  $119.00
 Refractometer: Brix 0 to 32% (REF103) For Industrial Fluids, Fruit Juice and Soft Drinks   REF103   Refractometer: Brix 0 to 32% (REF103) For Industrial Fluids, Fruit Juice and Soft Drinks  $99.55
 Refractometer: Brix 0 to 32% (REF113ATC) with ATC Automatic Temperature Compensation   REF113ATC   Refractometer: Brix 0 to 32% (REF113ATC) with ATC Automatic Temperature Compensation  $119.00
 Refractometer: Brix 0 to 90% (REF107) Wide Range with Carrying Case   REF107   Refractometer: Brix 0 to 90% (REF107) Wide Range with Carrying Case  $329.00
 Refractometer: Brix 28 to 62% (REF104) Used with Concentrated Fruit Juices, Canned Goods & High Sugar Solutions   REF104   Refractometer: Brix 28 to 62% (REF104) Used with Concentrated Fruit Juices, Canned Goods & High Sugar Solutions  $99.95
 Refractometer: Brix 28 to 62% (REF114ATC) with ATC Automatic Temperature Compensation   REF114ATC   Refractometer: Brix 28 to 62% (REF114ATC) with ATC Automatic Temperature Compensation  $119.00
 Refractometer: Brix 45 to 82% (REF105) Used with Concentrated Fruit Juices, Canned Goods & High Sugar Solutions   REF105   Refractometer: Brix 45 to 82% (REF105) Used with Concentrated Fruit Juices, Canned Goods & High Sugar Solutions  $99.95
 Refractometer: Brix 58 to 90%, Water 17 to 27% (REF106) Used with Honey, Jams, Marmalades & Malts   REF106   Refractometer: Brix 58 to 90%, Water 17 to 27% (REF106) Used with  Honey, Jams, Marmalades & Malts  $99.95
 Refractometer: Digital Brix 0 to 35%, 1.3330 to 1.3900 Refractive Index (DREF45-121) with ATC   DREF45-121   Refractometer: Digital Brix 0 to 35%, 1.3330 to 1.3900 Refractive Index (DREF45-121) with ATC  $399.00
 Refractometer: Digital Wide Range Protein/Urine (DREF-UP320)with ATC   DREF-UP320   Refractometer: Digital Wide Range Protein/Urine (DREF-UP320)with ATC  $399.00
 Refractometer: Digital Wide Range Protein/Urine ATC (DREF300) with Carrying Case   DREF300   Refractometer: Digital Wide Range Protein/Urine ATC (DREF300) with Carrying Case  $329.00
 Refractometer: Glycol to Measure Freezing Point -50 to 0°C (REF402) 1.15 to 1.3 Specific Gravity   REF402   Refractometer: Glycol to Measure Freezing Point -50 to 0°C (REF402) 1.15 to 1.3 Specific Gravity  $99.95
 Refractometer: Glycol to Measure Freezing Point -60 to 32°F (REF401) 1.15 to 1.3 Specific Gravity   REF401   Refractometer: Glycol to Measure Freezing Point -60 to 32°F (REF401) 1.15 to 1.3 Specific Gravity  $99.95
 Refractometer: Salinity 0 to 100% (REF201) Used with Seawater Density, Brine Solutions & Saline   REF201   Refractometer: Salinity 0 to 100% (REF201) Used with Seawater Density, Brine Solutions & Saline  $99.95
 Refractometer: Salinity 0-28% (REF202) Seawater, Brine Solutions & Saline   REF202   Refractometer: Salinity 0-28% (REF202) Seawater, Brine Solutions & Saline  $99.95

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