With the varying nature of Thermoset Resins, Lubricants, Crude Oil and Polymers – in order to minimize waste, ensure products are on specification, as well as possibly reduce the energy of the system, it is best to directly measure and control the viscosity of the sample stream.
In some cases, proper mixing of product can result in higher friction and/or work load on pumps; which may lead to more energy used.
In other cases, proper mixing requires extreme temperatures to be used, which again may be a problem of over design; especially if different products are going through the same production line.
Heating can reduce the viscosity, making it easier to handle –while care must be taken not to overheat it, which could degrade the quality of the product.
In other cases, electrically or magnetically pulsed fields can reduce the viscosity of the fluids for a short period without heating the components.
Elementale Enterprises Inc can assist you in looking at ways to best reduce the viscosity of your fluids, and in turn increase its mobility to reduce excess power requirements of pumping fluid that is cold and viscous.