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Innovation application: Determination of the Fuel Viscosity Using Stabinger Viscometer SVM 3000

Title Determination of the Fuel Viscosity Using Stabinger Viscometer SVM 3000

Kinematic viscosity has a significant effect on the fuel injection of the engine and the formation of combustible mixture. The combustion temperature and nitrogen oxides emissions increase in the case of high viscosity of the fuel. The kinematic viscosity is determined at +20 OC and +40 OC. According to the LVS EN 590, the kinematic viscosity of diesel at +40 OC must be 2.0-4.5 cSt. The kinematic viscosity of biodiesel at +40 OC must be 3.5-5.0 cSt., according to the LVS EN 14214.

Keywords viscometer SVM 3000, viscosity of fuel, kinematic viscosity
Authors Kristīne Lazdoviča
Valdis Kampars
Department (14800) Lietišķās ķīmijas institūts
Statistical Classification of Economic Activities, NACE 2 Scientific research and development
Other professional, scientific and technical activities
Description of the technology

The viscosity of fuel is determined by using Anton Paar Stabinger Viscometer SVM 3000. The minimal volume of the test fuel sample is 5 ml. Viscometer parameters - temperature range 15-105 OC, viscosity range 0.2-20000mPa.s. The fuel is filled in a tube that rotates at a constant speed. The measuring rotor floats in this tube that eliminates the impact of bearing friction on measurements.

Fig. 1. Anton Paar Stabinger Viscometer SVM 3000.

Applications Our testing services are useful for field linked to petrochemical industry.

Fast method to determine the viscosity of the test fuel sample.

Technology Readiness Level Actual system proven in operational environment
Partnership offer • Service contracts.
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Contact information Linda Šufriča, e-mail: inovacijas@rtu.lv; phone.: 28442736