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Practical Viscometry & Rheology

Practical Viscometry & Rheology
Start and end date: 
Thursday 23 September 2021

Elscolab NV

Hogenakkerhoekstraat 14

B-9150 Kruibeke


08.15: Reception

08.45: Beginning

17.00: End

Guest speaker: 

Mr. Geert Van Cleemput

Session language: 

€ 290,00 / person (excl VAT)

Cancellation fees: 

Cancelling is possible up to 2 weeks before the seminar - before the 9th of September 2021. When you do not cancel in time, € 50 (excl. VAT) administration fee will be invoiced.

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A "how-to" guide for getting the best possible results from your viscometer and easy introduction to using those results to better understand how your products flow.


Practical Viscometry

  • What is viscosity? Units of viscosity.
  • Newtonian vs Non-Newtonian Fluids: What are they and how do you test them?
  • Different ways of measuring viscosity.
  • Choosing spindles and speeds for a simple test method.
  • Checking instrument performance and calibration.
  • Obtaining simple viscosity profiles.
  • "My reading never stops changing!” Dealing with thixotropic fluids.

Applied Rheology

  • Understanding shear stress and shear rate as it relates to your products and their processes.
  • How does rheology determine how your products flow?
  • Yield stress and Thixotropy: How do they govern real-life flow?
  • Simple benchmarking approaches for your products.
  • Round-table discussions and one-on-one Q&A with an expert.

Hands on session on different instruments.

Lunch and course materials are included in the price.