Flow & Practical Viscosity Measurement

Who should attend and objective: 
Engineers, chemists, technicians, operators and units heads, to strengthen their scientific background about viscosity practical measurement methods and the viscometer calibration and how to handle the instrument itself
The course will cover all types of flow, Newtonian & Non Newtonian flows and the basic fluids equations such as Bernoulli’s equation, Navier Stock’s equation,……etc
This practical Viscometery training is an easy-to- grasp workshop, typically is aimed predominantly at the everyday QC/QA user of Brookfield-type viscometers.  The training covers everything the user needs to know to obtain reliable, reproducible readings and also includes many practical aspects of instrument usage and care

Course Duration: 10 days
Course location:

Course contents:

.State of substance

  • Fluid definition
  • Fluid properties
  • Non compressible & compressible flow (liquid & gas)
  • Viscosity
  • Newtonian & Non Newtonian flows
  • Flow basic equations
  • Flow in pipeline
  • Friction loss in pipeline
  • How viscosity is measured? What are the units?
  • How to take the perfect viscometer reading:

Sample container considerations
The effects of temperature on the viscosity reading
To stir or not to stir: Sample handling prior to taking a reading
Spindle insertion and immersion
"My viscosity keeps changing!": When to record the reading
Torque values and the viscometer range

  • Testing "difficult" samples: slurries and gels etc
  • Instrument handling: How NOT to break the viscometer
  • Test method development:

Spindle and speed selection
Choice of instrument and attachments
Benchmarking and competitor comparison methods for viscometer users.

  • "Is this thing working okay?" How to check your viscometer is in calibration and performing correctly