Ease of use for our customers is important, and we know that having our products available in the local languages makes it easier for customers to do their jobs. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we are incorporating three new languages within our new ViscoLab PVT+ viscometer. These languages are 1) Mandarin (Chinese), 2) Spanish, and 3) Portuguese.
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.
Designed to deliver high levels of accuracy and reliability, CVI’s new PVT+ offers unmatched viscosity, pressure and temperature capabilities
For this week’s blog, we’re excited to highlight our new Area Sales Manager for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The role is in PAC’s Process Analytics group, of which CVI is a part.
We’re pleased to share that Connor Douglas was promoted to the position of Head of Products for PAC’s Process Analytics group. Connor’s responsibilities will include product vision, roadmap, strategy, and execution for Cambridge Viscosity, Advanced Sensors, and PAC Process Analyzers.
We recently asked some of our global reps to interview customers in key industries, so we can get a deeper understanding of some of the issues customers are facing right now. Jerzy Janota, Technical Director at Industa, recently talked to a customer in a medical device production company based in Europe. The customer recently installed a ViscoPro 2100 with the SPC 372 sensor.
Getting rheological data that mimics subsurface conditions above 15,000 PSI and/or 200°C can be a challenge with conventional rheometers. The Cambridge Viscosity ViscoLab PVT+ offers a solution to this challenge by providing shear rates with the viscosity measurement and a shear sweep function to collect data at multiple shear rates within a single test. The PVT+ has options for measuring at pressures in excess of 30,000 PSI (or higher upon request), temperatures to 315°C, and viscosities as low as 0.02cP, which is well beyond the capability of commercially available, HPHT rheometers.
If there’s been any lesson to be learned over the past two years, it’s that our global supply chain is fragile. From The Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020, to the Great Car Shortage of 2021, we learned that it doesn’t take much for the grocery store shelves and the car lots to turn into vast deserts of emptiness.
New Application Note - Using the ViscoPro 2100 Viscometers with 372 Sensors for a Customized Lubrication Test Apparatus
Since 2006, CPI Fluid Engineering, a division of the Lubrizol Corporation (a Berkshire Hathaway company), has used Cambridge Viscosity ViscoPro 1600 viscometers as an important research tool in their testing. Recently, they built a new testing apparatus with expanded measurement capabilities.
How long has your PVT viscometer been in use? If your viscometer is more than 10 years old, we should talk. Even if your legacy instrument is operating at acceptable levels, the latest technology offers a wealth of benefits that can deliver a fast ROI, and make a positive impact on your laboratory. Why should you upgrade?
Recently, a few of our team members created a video to help a customer with a minor issue they were having. We thought that if one customer might have the issue, another might, also, so we uploaded the video, How to Remove a Cambridge Viscosity 500 Series Viscometer Piston, in case it could help other customers.
In mature, oil-producing reservoirs, conditions like natural fissions in the reservoir rock or resistance from heavier or more viscous oils require enhanced oil recovery (EOR) injection techniques. Polymer flooding is one EOR technique that is widely used because it can significantly improve oil recovery over conventional flooding. It uses polymer solutions in an aqueous medium to increase oil recovery by reducing the water-to-oil mobility ratio. Managing the viscosity of the EOR polymers at the well head supports efficient oil production, while helping to reduce the amount of EOR polymer needed.
An interview with Cambridge Viscosity Representative Suzhou TAIEN about the Compressor Industry
Did you know we have a global representative network that supports Cambridge viscometers all over the world? We decided to reach out to a few of them to get their thoughts on the compressor industry. The first rep we talked to is Suzhou TAIEN, who is responsible for viscometer sales and support in China.
When it comes to air conditioning and compressor systems, achieving ideal operating efficiency is about balance. Too much lubricant means the compressor or cooling system won’t cool properly, and too much refrigerant increases bearing wear and reduces the system life. Thicker oil lubricates better, but it also means there is an increase in drag, and more power is needed to rotate the compressor. Manufacturers must consider all these variables when manufacturers designing their equipment. Each new design requires significant testing to ensure performance and energy efficiency.