You probably know that rotational viscometers work by measuring the torque on a vertical shaft that rotates a spindle. The spindle is in the test sample and its rotation is impeded in proportion to the viscosity of the sample. These instruments measure viscosity.
Read MorePosted by Art Gatenby on Aug 27, 2014 12:56:00 PM
Nearly every day we have a question about differences between Viscosity, Consistency and Surface Tension. There is usually a second part of the question;
Read MorePosted by Art Gatenby on Feb 26, 2014 11:35:00 AM
I used to think that liquids were pretty simple things. Is that what you think too?
Not so fast. Let’s take a look at three properties of liquids and see if we change our view.
Not Much of a Science Person Learns About Viscosity
Since I joined CSC Scientific in July 2013, I’ve been on a steep learning curve. You see, I’ve never been much of a science person. There was even one particular chemistry class in high school used to give me migraine headaches - routinely.
Having no real background in the sciences means that I’ve had a lot to learn since I joined a company that sells scientific testing equipment. Maybe you’re nodding in sympathy with me right now. Many of our clients – that is, the people doing the purchasing on behalf of their company – are not scientists and don’t have a thorough knowledge of the scientific principles behind the products they’re told to buy.