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ASTM to develop calibration standard for viscometers.
Press Release Summary:
Oct 31, 2013 - Being developed by Subcommittee E37.08 on Rheology, part of ASTM International Committee E37 on Thermal Measurements, ASTM WK43494, Test Method for Viscosity Calibration of Rotational Viscometers, will improve agreement of results between laboratories. Once approved, standard will be used by those in paint, petroleum, plastics, adhesive, and rubber industries, where standards already exist for rotational viscometry.
Original Press Release
ASTM Thermal Measurements Committee Developing Standard for Viscosity Calibration of Rotational Viscometers
Press release date: Oct 23, 2013
A proposed user viscosity calibration standard will improve the agreement of results between laboratories. ASTM WK43494, Test Method for Viscosity Calibration of Rotational Viscometers, is being developed by Subcommittee E37.08 on Rheology, part of ASTM International Committee E37 on Thermal Measurements.
“E37 has as its goal the generation of standards so that each signal from thermal analysis or rheometry apparatus may be calibrated or verified by the user,” says Roger Blaine, an ASTM fellow and an E37 member since 1973. “User calibration ensures that the results obtained in one laboratory may be compared with those obtained in another.”
Once it has been approved, ASTM WK43494 will be used by those in the paint, petroleum, plastics, adhesive and rubber industries, where standards already exist for rotational viscometry. E37.08 will be developing standards for calibration of signals from a variety of rheometric measurement devices and welcomes participation from all interested parties.
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