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Gulf Coast Refiner Uses Viscosity Control for Diesel Fuel Refining

May 10, 2017 9:58:00 AM / by Admin


Boston, MA - A major international oil company has purchased a third in-line process viscometer from Cambridge Viscosity to monitor the viscosity of diesel fuel blending for their Texas gulf coast refinery.

"The large refinery utilizes the Cambridge Viscosity viscometers to meet strict new United States government regulations for providing low-sulfur diesel fuel to the market," says Dan Airey, Director of Engineering of Cambridge Viscosity. "They can now accurately measure and report diesel viscosity throughout the blending process while achieving high throughputs and lower labor costs and meeting the company's exceptionally high quality standards."

Prior to purchasing the viscometers, refinery technicians would pull samples hourly and send them to the lab for testing. Not only was this a time-consuming and labor intensive process, if a sample was out of spec, the whole batch was rejected for re-blending or further processing. This could be a costly and lengthy undertaking for the refinery. The Cambridge Viscosity viscometers provide accurate, real time viscosity readings to prevent any batch rejection and the units' unique self-cleaning feature eliminates maintenance issues.

Cambridge Viscosity, a leader in advanced laboratory and production viscometer systems, provides automated viscometers that are used worldwide by pharmaceutical and medical device companies to optimize their product and process performance. Cambridge Viscosity's global reach is important for providing application engineering support and service wherever and whenever needed.

Find out if the ViscoPro 2100 is the right viscometer for your specific applications by filling out the process viscosity data form. This quick form will prompt you to provide the specific information our application engineers need to determine the best viscometer for your application. 

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