Heavy Oil Viscometer

Manufacturer: Vinci Technologies
Model Number: HOV-700

The Heavy Oil Viscometer consists in a straight metal rod maintained in vibration permanently by a constant power. The amplitude of the vibration varies according to the viscosity of the fluid in which the rod is immersed. The electronics ensures an adequate vibration and treats the variations of amplitude to obtain the viscosity value. The viscometer module is assembled with a 15cc measurement cell to get a stand alone viscometer. A drain valve also enables to release gas when saturation pressure is reached. The cell is designed to be removed easily for fast and efficient cleaning.

From the manufacturer’s website:

The Heavy Oil Viscometer mainly consists of a rigid, corrosion-resistant rod which is electromagnetically vibrated by a constant power source. The amplitude of the vibrations depends on the viscous damping of the rod’s surrounding fluid medium; by measuring these and inputting them into the rod’s equation of motion, the dynamic viscosity can be calculated and digitally displayed on the electronic panel. The stainless steel viscometer includes a measurement cell designed for easy removal and fast & efficient cleaning.

Viscosity range: 10,000 cp to 1 million Cp  (model A)
1,000 cp to 100,000 Cp (model B)
Accuracy: 3% RM
Repeatability: ±0.2%
Volume of sample: 15cc
Working temperature: up to 180 °C
Working pressure: 10,000 psi (700 bar)
Construction: Stainless Steel 316L, Hastelloy

  • Sensor without moving parts
  • Very high viscosity range
  • Robust and reliable
  • Accurate
  • Zero maintenance