Marsh Funnel Viscometer Model MLN-4A



Mesh size

1.6mm(12 mesh)

The volume below the criny


Packing size


Product Description

The Marsh Funnel is a simple device for indicating viscosity on a routine basis. When used with a measuring cup the funnel gives an empirical value for the consistency of a drilling fluid. The number obtained depends partly on the effective viscosity at the rate of shear prevailing in the orifice, and partly on the rate of gelation.
The Marsh Funnel Viscometer Model MLN-3 and MLN-4 are made of rugged plastic, Model MLN-3A and MLN-4A are made of stainless steel that resists temperature change deformation. The measuring cup, graduated in cubic centimeters and fluid ounces, is designed specifically for use with the Marsh funnel. This combination is used for making rapid, on the spot measurements of drilling fluid viscosity. The Marsh funnel readings are only general measurements, but the frequent reporting of the Marsh funnel viscosity will indicate changes in the fluid viscosity that could require corrective action.
Funnel viscosity is the ratio of the speed of the sample fluid as it passes through the outlet tube (the shear rate) to the amount of force (the weight of the fluid) that is causing the fluid to flow (the shear stress). Marsh funnel viscosity is reported as the number of seconds required for one quart of sample fluid to flow out of a full Marsh funnel.
In addition to the Marsh funnel, the viscosity measurement procedure requires a graduated container (measuring cup) to receive the fluid as it flows out of the funnel, a means to measure elapsed time (stopwatch), and a thermometer for measuring the temperature of the sample.

Type Specification

MLN-3Marsh funnel viscometerWith 2000ml Plastic liquid cupWith 946ml plastic measuring cup
MLN-3AWith 2000ml Stainless steel liquid cupWith 946ml stainless steel measuring cup
MLN-4With 2000ml plastic liquid cup and stopwatchWith 946ml plastic measuring cup
MLN-4AWith 2000ml stainless steel liquid cup and stopwatchWith 946ml stainless steel measuring cup

Technical Specification

No.Technical SpecificationModel
1Mesh size1.6mm(12 mesh)
2The volume below the criny1500ml±15ml
3PrecisionWhen 1500ml standard distilled water was injected into the funnel, the outflow time of 946ml standard distilled water is 26±0.5s
4Net weight / Gross weight0.8kg/1.2kg1.36kg/1.78kg0.88kg/1.22kg1.42kg/1.84kg
5Overall dimensions570×157×362mm530×160×360mm
6Packing size385×205×230mm