Case Studies

Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) Measurements in a 3” Pipeline

This case study was presented at the ISFRS 2012 in Zurich and is available for download.

The purpose of this document is to describe the intended use and operating principles  of the OnLine Rheometer (OLR) built by Rheology Solutions Pty Ltd, and outline OLR performance during extended measurements of Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) in our pilot-scale pipe-loop.

The OLR is a process rheometer, designed to continuously measure the flow properties of process liquids in-the-pipe. The intended use for the OLR is for process and/or quality control, whereby the plant operator and engineer may input specific quality or process control criteria with respect to the flow properties of their product, and monitor the conformance of the product in the pipe, as it passes through the OLR measuring cavity. The OLR was installed in an instrumented pipe-loop and data collected for CMC at various process flowrates.

Download Case Study in PDF format – OLR006 PDF (393kb)

OnLine Rheometer Pipe Loop Enquiry
Download in PDF format for completion and submission – Form 017 PDF (168kb)