|The seminar will be conducted through a variety of mediums: presentations, videos and live equipment demos. The topics that will be covered on the day include:
How to get the most out of your Brookfield viscometer or rheometer measurements by providing you with information, activities and techniques that you can easily understand – and use.
The Fundamentals of Liquid Viscosity and Rheology with Practical Examples of how to ensure your Viscosity Methodology is suitable for your Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluids. By the end of the seminar you will be able to effectively characterise your materials as Newtonian or Non-Newtonian: Pseudoplastic, Plastic with Yield or Dilatant, and whether or not Non-Newtonians exhibit Rheopectic and Thixotropic behaviour.
How to effectively develop methods using Brookfield Ametek Guidelines and explore accuracy / limits of existing methods and delve into the effect of temperature on viscosity measurements.
Instrument verification check procedure and results interpretation will also be detailed.
Introduction to special adapters and geometry spindles to allow the measurement of viscosity of small sample volumes, difficult samples which may settle or very high structured materials such as gels. Guidance on the most appropriate instrument type and range for your measurement will be discussed.
Texture Analysis with appropriate test probes are at times more suitable for very structured samples and can provide more repeatable results. We will briefly introduce Texture Analysis and there will be an opportunity to see a test unit on the day.