Time to Evolve 21: How to automate your viscosity determination of petroleum products according to ASTM D2983/D8210 and ASTM D5133/D7110


Knowing the low-temperature flow behavior of lubricants, engine oils, and hydraulic fluids down to -45 °C is crucial in order to guarantee their suitability in e.g. service (flowing, pumping) of mechanical devices and finally, to ensure end-customer satisfaction. In order to do so, an overview of the standardized test methods ASTM D2983/D8210 and ASTM D5133/D7110 is given. As these methods are partly time-consuming (up to 16 hours per sample), ways how to automate quality control checks are given.

Target industries:

  • Petrochemistry (e.g. engines)
  • Chemistry (e.g. generators)

Target groups:

  • Laboratory managers and technicians, supervisor and production managers
  • Quality control laboratories, companies interested in viscosity measurements which are in the budgeting phase or consider buying new equipment or replacing the one they have
  • Everyone interested in measuring relevant viscosity parameters for quality control
  • Everyone who is in the phase of choosing a viscometer for their viscosity measurements

Date: 2021-01-20, 18:30 - 19:15 (CET UTC+01:00)
Language: English
Trainer: Dr. Patricia Gejer

Patricia Gejer completed her PhD in Technical Chemistry from the Graz University of Technology. During her PhD she focused on the research and development of lithium-ion batteries. Prior to joining Anton Paar GmbH, she worked as a cell/battery pack development engineer for Samsung SDI Battery Systems GmbH. She joined Anton Paar in August 2016 and works in the viscometry department as product manager.