Linear resistance meters[ edit ] Linear resistance meters, also called laminar flow meters, measure very low flows at which the measured differential pressure is linearly proportional to the flow and to the fluid viscosity.
Because the paint is non-Newtonian, its viscosity yields under the force of the brush, but returns when the brush is taken away. Flow rate and viscosity lab mating helical rotors create a progressive cavity which opens to admit fluid, seals itself off and then opens up to the downstream side to release the fluid.
If one were to divide this stabilized absolute viscosity by the specific gravity of the fluid to estimate the kinematic viscosity, the calculated value would differ from the measured kinematic viscosity. Meanwhile, fluid entering the inlet port will be driven into the measurement chamber of side A, which is now open.
However, this can change over time as the oil degrades or becomes contaminated glycol, water and wear metals for examplewhich produces a differential between absolute and kinematic viscosity measurements.
Because mayonnaise is non-Newtonian, its viscosity yields with applied force, making it easy to spread. Small particles which accompany natural and industrial gases pass through two laser beams focused a short distance apart in the flow path in a pipe by illuminating optics. Some texts then use a characteristic dimension that is four times the hydraulic radius, chosen because it gives the same value of Re for the onset of turbulence as in pipe flow,  while others use the hydraulic radius as the characteristic length-scale with consequently different values of Re for transition and turbulent flow.
Viscosity is a critical fluid property, and viscosity monitoring is essential to oil analysis. A colloidal suspension is comprised of solid particles stably suspended in a host fluid.
Measuring Viscosity Several engineering units are used to express viscosity, but the most common by far are centistoke cSt for kinematic viscosity and the centipoise cP for dynamic absolute viscosity.
As with these flow meters the flow rate in a Dall tube is determined by measuring the pressure drop caused by restriction in the conduit. The dominant procedure for performing kinematic viscosity measurements is ASTM D, often modified in the used oil analysis lab to save time and make the test measurement more efficient.
The piston meter operates on the principle of a piston rotating within a chamber of known volume. Once these questions are answered, an evaluation of the properties and flow characteristics of the process fluid, and of the piping that will accommodate the flow meter, should take place.
When the velocity volumetric flow of incompressible liquids is measured, the presence of suspended bubbles will cause error; therefore, air and gas must be removed before the fluid reaches the meter.
Counting the revolutions totalizes volume, and the rate is proportional to flow. Because honey is a Newtonian fluid while mayonnaise is non-Newtonian, the viscosity of the mayonnaise drops as the shear rate increases, or as the knife is rotated.
Three holes arranged in a line allow the pressure probes to measure the velocity vector in two dimensions. The faster the flow the higher the frequency and the voltage output.
Piping and Installation Area Concerning the piping and the area where the flow meters are to be located, consider: If remotely, should the transmission be analog, digital, or shared?
Most used oil analysis laboratories measure and report kinematic viscosity. Another type is a variable area orifice, where a spring-loaded tapered plunger is deflected by flow through an orifice. Optical flow meters use light to determine flow rate. Absolute and kinematic viscosity measurement techniques can produce very different results when testing used oils.
There are several types and embodiments of absolute viscometers. However, there is more to viscosity than meets the eye. It has been used in yacht racing by owners who want to gain a speed advantage by pumping a polymer solution such as low molecular weight polyoxyethylene in water, over the wetted surface of the hull.
They are increasing in popularity in the UK at larger sizes and are commonplace in the EU. Viscosity can be measured and reported as dynamic absolute viscosity or as kinematic viscosity. Generally speaking, a fluid is non-Newtonian if it is comprised of one substance suspended but not chemically dissolved in a host fluid.
In the interest of economy, simplicity and the fact that new lubricant test procedures are commonly borrowed for used oil analysis, the kinematic viscosity of the oil is typically the measured parameter used for trending and making lube management decisions.
Gas[ edit ] Gases are compressible and change volume when placed under pressure, are heated or are cooled. The coefficient of discharge of Venturi meter ranges from 0. Permanent magnets in the rotating gears can transmit a signal to an electric reed switch or current transducer for flow measurement.
Furthermore, if one can obtain the same performance from both a full flow meter and a point sensor, it is generally advisable to use the flow meter. Rotameters are available for a wide range of liquids but are most commonly used with water or air.
Fluid and flow characteristics The fluid and its given and its pressure, temperature, allowable pressure drop, density or specific gravityconductivity, viscosity Newtonian or not?
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Absolute Viscosity. Absolute viscosity is measured as the resistance to flow when an external and controlled force (pump, pressurized air, etc.) forces oil through a capillary (ASTM D), or a body is forced through the fluid by an external and controlled force such as a spindle driven by a motor.
A flow meter is an instrument used to measure linear, nonlinear, mass or volumetric flow rate of a liquid or a gas. When choosing flow meters, one should consider such intangible factors as familiarity of plant personnel, their experience with calibration and maintenance, spare parts availability, and mean time between failure history, etc., at the particular plant site.
Flow measurement is the quantification of bulk fluid movement. Flow can be measured in a variety of ways. Positive-displacement flow meters accumulate a fixed volume of fluid and then count the number of times the volume is filled to measure flow.
Viscosity of Common Liquids. A mixture viscosity is the measurement of the process fluid resistance to flow. Viscosity is usually in units of centipoise (cps) but can be expressed in other industry standard measurements as well.Download