PEFTEC - Abstract

Abstract Title: Comprehensive Study of Capillary Viscosity amp; Recent Improvement in ASTM D445 Techniques for Petroleum amp; Petrochemical Products
Abstract Type: Poster
Session Choice: Other
Presenter Name: Dr Raj Shah
Co-authors:Mr Karandeep Singh
Mr Nathan Aragon
Company/Organisation: Koehler Instrument Company, Inc.
Country: United States

Abstract Information :

Viscosity is a measurement of a fluids internal friction or put more simply how little or how much a fluid is able to flow. This concept, while seemingly simple, is a very complex and important idea to consider in many fields, especially when making petroleum products. The viscosity of a fluid greatly affects its physical properties and so determining the viscosity of a fluid would help in determining its physical properties. This is especially important when it comes to petroleum products as they are used in many different fields and play a huge role in our daily lives. Determining the viscosity of a fluid would allow researchers to figure out how useful a fluid actually is and whether or not they can improve it. This poster will talk about how the viscosity of fluids is determined, why the viscosity of a fluid is important, and how it affects petroleum products. The latest changes and improvements in ASTM D445 techniques for measuring and evaluating the kinematic viscosity of transparent and opaque liquids will be highlighted as well.rn