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Rheology, Rheometry & Viscosity Testing Seminars ~ Available Clinics 2013-14

Webinars & Rheology Consultancy

Rheology Clinics are a series of regular, focused live webinars followed by personal consultation and expert advice on your viscosity and rheology testing needs. The webinars typically comprise a 30-45 minute presentation on a specific aspect of rheology or viscosity, followed by an short open-forum Q&A session to answer any immediate questions.  Following the webinar a consultation period of between 1 to 4 weeks commences during which you can ask as many questions as you like on the webinar topic or any aspect of rheology or viscosity that concerns you.

Logging in to a webinar is easy, via an emailed invitation.  Audio is via a telephone conference line – just dial in and follow the live presentation on your PC.


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Screenshots from some Rheology Clinic webinars

Current Rheology Clinics: 2013

Better Brookfield Viscosity - New!

The Brookfield viscometer is the workhorse viscosity tester of many labs.  Better Brookfield Viscosity introduces the common types of test (spindle, T-bar/Helipath, Small Sample Adapter etc), explains the reasons for choosing each approach and discusses the best practices necessary for obtaining repeatable viscosity measurements.  Sample conditioning and handling and its influence on measured viscosity is discussed, as are approaches for dealing with "difficult to measure" samples and erratic results. 

Testing Non-Newtonian Liquids – The Key Facts

Most of the products we deal with are non-Newtonian.  This means their viscosity is not a single number but is dependent upon a range of factors.  In this presentation you will be introduced to the common types of non-Newtonian flow, learn the terminology and gain the critical knowledge you need if you want to test such products. Key principles such as shear-thinning, thixotropy and yield stress are explained and approaches for measuring each are explained.

Viscoelasticity – A Beginners Guide

If you’ve ever wondered the difference between G’ and G”, or thought that phase angle and Tan Delta could be useful, then this introduction to the subject could be for you.  In this broadcast I’ll introduce the viscoelastic parameters in a simple-to-grasp manner and demonstrate how we can use this information to understand the processing, performance and storage behaviour of our formulations.

Rheological Models – An Introduction

Power Law?  Cross?  Casson?  Herschel-Bulkley?   They’re all available in the software but what do they mean and how can I use them?  This short guide introduces some popular models and demonstrates how they describe the flow behaviour of a range of everyday products.  

Viscometry and Rheology Techniques for Semi-Solids

Measuring the rheology of semi-solids such as emulsions, waxes, pastes and gels can present a particular set of challenges for the formulator or quality controller.  In this Rheology Clinic you will be introduced to a range of techniques that can be employed on today’s viscometers and rheometers to measure these often-difficult products, ranging from cosmetics and pharmaceuticals to foods and building materials.

For prices and dates please contact us. 
If there's a specific subject of interest that's not listed please let us know and we can suggest a bespoke programme.

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