Laboratory equipment for Viscosity Measurement
Viscometers are precise instruments used to measure the viscosity (resistance of a fluid against shear or tensile stress) and flow of a fluid. However, it is worth noting that viscometers can only measure under one flow condition (ie. shear OR tensile). They are most commonly used in the quality control (QC) industry, where both Viscometers and Rheometers (a type of viscometer for measuring fluids with a higher viscosity – sometimes also known as plastometers) are used to measure anything from the viscosity of a new medicine to the viscosity of paint.