Wallace - MRPRA Ageing Chamber - O14

Wallace - MRPRA Ageing Chamber - O14


The O14 Wallace Ageing Chamber, ages rubber in
accordance with international testing standards. In
conjunction with the Wallace Plastimeter (P14), it
allows the user to determine the Plasticity Retention
Index (PRI) of raw natural rubbers.


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Wallace Ageing Chamber (O14)


The O14 Wallace Ageing Chamber, ages rubber in accordance with international testing standards. In conjunction with the Wallace Plastimeter (P14), it allows the user to determine the Plasticity Retention Index (PRI) of raw natural rubbers.




• For use with the Wallace Plastimeter (P14) to calculate PRI, Plasticity Retention Index, widely used to grade natural rubber
 Temperature controlled to 140ºC ±
 Conforms to BS ISO 2930 ASTM D 3194
 Tri-colour LEDs indicate test status for each of four test compartments
 Up to 48 samples can be accommodated
 High-tech PID Temperature Controller with digital display
 Easy access to replace air filter


Housed in a robust steel case, the O14 features an aluminium block with four chambers that carry the drawer units and sample dishes. Heater elements are wrapped around the block and high-quality insulation inside the case minimises heat loss.


An air pump with filters, which provide pre-heated air to the chambers is located on the rear panel for easy service access. Test samples are placed on round foil dishes, which locate in recesses in the drawer units.

When a drawer is pushed in, a timing sequence starts only for that chamber. As the 30-minute ageing process ends, by changing colour, the light next to the drawer reminds the operator when to remove the sample. If the ageing period is exceeded, the light changes to red indicating that the samples should be discarded.
A temperature of 140°C (required by the standard) is maintained by a PID Controller, which continuously displays the chamber temperature. The O14 is protected by a warning system, which is initiated if the correct temperature is exceeded by more than 10°C.



The Plasticity Retention Index (PRI)

The PRI is a measure of the resistance of natural rubber to thermal oxidation. The procedure consists of a plasticity test (P0) on a
non-aged specimen, followed by a test (P30) of a specimen that has been aged for 30 minutes at a temperature of 140°C ± 0.2°C.

PRI = (P30/P0)x100 

P30 is the median value of the aged results

P0 is the median of the un-aged results




Wallace Ageing Oven (O14)


279mm (w) x 490 (d) x 230 (h)



Max Power


Chamber Dimensions

50mm (w) x 12 (d) x 280 (h)

Heating Chambers


Dishes Per Tray


Max Samples Per Tray


Max Samples Per O14


Operating Temperature

140 ± 0.2oC

Temperature Recovery

2 mins at 140oC after sample insertion


BS 903 Pt. A59       ASTM D3194


Owing to continuous development, we reserve the right to introduce improvements and modify specifications without prior notice.

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