Re: baume meter
On Wed, 29 Aug 2007, Judy Seigel wrote:
Hi Judy! -greg
Hydrometers represent the simplest and most economical method of measuring density. A hydrometer is a calibrated glass float, which incorporates a scale for direct reading. Typically, a hydrometer is "spun" into a sample and eventually stabilizes at a certain height relative to the liquid surface. The SG [specific gravity] is read directly frorm the scale on the tube. Hydrometers may be calibrated in one of several specialized scales:
* Alcoholometer: This hydrometer is used for testing alcoholic solutions. The scale is calibrated is percent of alcohol by volume
* Ammoniameter: For testing Ammonia solutions. The scale is calibrated in 0°-40 deg.
* Barkometer: Used in the tanning industry. The scale is 0°-80 deg.
* Baume': Two types are in use- Heavy Baume', for liquids heavier than water; and Light Baume', for liquids lighter than water. Scales are available to 90 deg.Â
* Brix: Used in the sugar industry for determining the percentage of sugar in solution. Degrees Brix is percent sugar.