Measurement of fluids’ viscosity in the chemical process industries (CPI) can represent a useful “product dimension” for manufacturers. Understanding a material’s flow characteristics is valuable in predicting several parameters relevant to many CPI processes, including pumpability, pourability, performance in a dipping or coating operation, ease of handling or processing. The relationship between rheology (study of the flow of matter) and other properties often makes viscosity measurement a sensitive and convenient method for detecting changes in other product parameters, such as density, stability, solids content or molecular weight...
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