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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has released its Haake Viscotester iQ rheometer, which the company said can increase efficiency and reduce user error when analyzing rheological properties of fluids at high pressures.
The Haake Viscotester iQ, designed for measurements under pressure of up to 600 bar, is used for determining the rheological behavior of crude oil and drilling and fracturing fluids, the company said. The machine features a cylindrical temperature control unit and pressure cell to accommodate high pressure applications, according to Fisher Scientific, and the instrument can be disassembled and packed into a case, shipped, unpacked and reassembled within minutes, without requiring any adjustments before running tests in the field.
The rheometer features a modular design, allowing users to exchange accessories and customize the instrument to suit their needs, according to the company. The software automatically recognizes the pressure cell model to minimize errors and measures procedures including data evaluation and quality control criteria, the company claimed.
Other options available, according to Fisher Scientific, include liquid temperature module, designed for uniform temperature control; electrical temperature module for temperatures up to 300°C; additional titanium pressure cell models, for standard applications up to 600 bar; hastelloy pressure cells, for tests on chemically aggressive samples up to 175 bar; and a broad rotor portfolio, for testing low viscosities up to inhomogeneous samples containing larger particles.
For more information, go to www.thermoscientific.com/viscotesteriQ.