Viscometers are devices used to measure the viscosity of a fluid, which is a measure of its resistance to flow. These devices can measure the viscosity of a variety of fluids such as: lubricating oils, lubricating additives, industrial lubricants, fuels, cooling fluids, hydraulic fluids, anti-friction fluids, detergents, chemicals, resins and varnishes. Viscosity is a basic and fundamental physical property that regulates the influence of fluids on a variety of applications and devices.
Viscometers are useful for monitoring materials or processes involving fluids, as they can provide reliable information about the physical properties of fluids. For example, these devices can measure the foaming that occurs in engine lubricating additives, as well as oil baths formed in machinery. This is of utmost importance, as excessive foaming can interfere with the operation of machinery.
Viscometers can also accurately measure the viscosity of fluids such as fuel, lubricating oil and solid fuels. This can help ensure efficient operation in equipment by controlling combustion settings and ensuring optimal fuel delivery to engines and combustion systems. In this case, the pumps that deliver fuel from the tank are calibrated for the fluidity of that liquid and the amount of liquid being pumped to the engine can be predicted.
What are the viscometer applications in the development of lubricants and coolants?
Another common use of viscometers is in the production of lubricants. Viscometers are used to measure the viscosity of lubricating oils in terms of how they behave at different temperatures. This is because the viscosity of a lubricant changes with temperature. By knowing the behavior of the oil at specific temperatures, it is possible to adjust the oils to provide proper flow through the mechanism. This can prevent foaming and help extend machinery life.
Viscometers are also used to measure the viscosity of fluids used in many cooling systems. This is done to ensure that fluids are properly circulated through the systems. This is especially important when systems operate at different temperatures. By knowing the viscosity of the fluids, engineers can tailor systems to fit the requirements for various temperatures.
In what other fluids do viscosity measurements apply?
Viscometers are also used to measure the viscosity of fluids used in hydraulic systems. These devices can help engineers understand how flow parameters vary throughout these systems, allowing for appropriate adjustments that improve system performance. Understanding all the parameters of these fluids, where viscosity plays an important role, will enable the development of robust and durable machines.
Finally, viscometers are also used to measure the viscosity of corrosive or extremely hazardous products. This is especially useful when designing systems to transport these products, such as pipelines or vessels. The information provided by viscometers can help design safe equipment that meets the requirements for controlling the viscosity of hazardous products.
In conclusion, viscometers are a useful tool for measuring the viscosity of a variety of fluids, in a variety of applications. They can provide important information for the proper operation of systems, to ensure the safety of hazardous products and to control the flow of chemicals. These devices can become widely used in industry by providing reliable and accurate information for engineers.
Fluid viscosity measurements with Kalstein equipment
Kalstein’s equipment has a great applicability in the industry, for the study of fluids that are used in different productive sectors. Among the models that the manufacturer has for sale is the laboratory rotational viscometer YR05853 – YR05854, whose design has an LCD display, sample temperature measurement and measuring range between one and one hundred thousand cps. On our website you will find all the technical data of all available models, prices and buying guides. The websites are HERE and HERE.