Our distributors are the secret weapon to our success. They’re knowledgeable, support a local presence around the world, and help us deliver the most value to our customers. That’s why we were excited to attend PAC’s Process Solutions Europe, Middle East, & Africa Distributor Meeting. Process Solutions, made up of PAC’s Process Analytics Group, Cambridge Viscosity, Phase Analytics, and Advanced Sensors, specializes in advanced analytical instruments for online processes.
We talk a lot about the accuracy and reliability of our viscometers, and about how they can often run for years without maintenance. It doesn’t matter which viscometer you have – it’s going to be a solid instrument. The reason for this is in the design. The sensors only have a single moving part – the piston – which is electromagnetically driven through fluid in a small measurement chamber. With fluid in the measurement chamber, two coils move the piston back and forth at a constant force. Because the piston is in constant motion, it continuously scrubs the sampling area. The viscometers are self-cleaning, and they don’t require frequent recalibration.
There is always some level of uncertainty in comparing on-line viscosity measurements with laboratory measurements. When it comes to viscosity analysis, a major reason for that uncertainty – and inconsistent measurements – is because the fluids are, in fact, under different conditions.
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Cambridge Viscosity process viscometers are known for robust operation and reliability in viscosity measurements. Performing scheduled Preventative Maintenance (PM) on your Cambridge Viscosity viscometer is vital to system operation, longevity, and verification. Cambridge Viscosity recommends performing PM on your viscometer on an annual basis as defined in our Operational Manual. PM can be performed at more frequent intervals if deemed necessary due to internal QA or other departmental policies.
The Viscometer Configuration Guide is used to build our viscometer to meet your unique process needs. Our VISCOpro 2100 platform offers a range of options for different mounting, outputs, and sensors choices. The guide steps you through choosing these options and builds a specific product code which can be used for specifications, pricing, drawings, and literature.
Each new Cambridge Viscosity viscometer ships with a certified hydrocarbon-based viscosity reference standard which is used to confirm proper system operation and accuracy. A data sheet with viscosity versus temperature is included to provide precise viscosity values in increments of 0.1C.