What does a Viscometer measure?

In this article, we will discuss and find out the correct answer to the question "What does a viscometer measure?"

The viscometer is used to calculate the viscosity of a fluid.

Read:
What is viscosity?
Difference between Redwood and Saybolt Viscometer

Viscometer, unlike rheometer, measure under one flow situation.

Some examples of viscometers are as follows,

1. Redwood viscometer
It is commonly used to measure the viscosity of petroleum products. You can read more here,
Determination of viscosity by 'Redwood Viscometer' - Thermodynamic Practical

2. Saybolt viscometer
It is commonly used to measure oils, syrup, varnish and similar fluids. There are three types of orifices available - universal, asfalt and furol. Out of these, the universal type of orifice is commonly used.

So, we have answered the question 'what does a viscometer measure?'

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