A comprehensive rheology portfolio for the petrochemical industry that enables analyses of crude oil through refined products, such as bitumen is now available. A wide range of accessories for the Thermo Scientific rheometers are offered so customers can, for example, simulate conveyance conditions in pipelines. A variety of pressure sensor systems, for pressures up to 400 bar and temperatures to 300°C, is available, as well as a highly chemical-resistant Hastelloy® version (Hastelloy is a registered trademark of Haynes International, Ltd).
The RheoScope module for the Thermo Scientific HAAKE MARS rheometer platform enables simultaneous measurements of rheological characteristics and structural formations. This capability allows users to learn more about crystal growth in crude oil, also known as “waxing,” to help them optimise the flow of crude oil through pipelines.
The application-oriented measuring cells and geometries enable petrochemical engineers to measure the rheological properties of bitumen or perform tribological tests on oil and lubricants.