ASTM E2975 - 16e1

    Standard Test Method for Calibration or Calibration Verification of Concentric Cylinder Rotational Viscometers

    Active Standard ASTM E2975 | Developed by Subcommittee: E37.08

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.05


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method may be used to calibrate or verify calibration of a rotational viscometer with coaxial spindle geometries.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes the calibration or calibration verification of rotational viscometers in which the rotational element is immersed in a Newtonian reference material under ambient temperature conditions. The method is applicable to rotational-type viscometers where a constant rotational speed results in a measured torque generated by the test specimen, and to Stormer viscometers where a constant applied torque results in a measured rotational speed. It is not intended for cone-and-plate or parallel plate viscometers.

    1.2 Calibration shall be performed with Newtonian reference materials using experimental conditions such as temperature, viscosity range, and shear rate (rotational speed), as close as practical to those to be used for measurement of test specimens.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3.1 Common viscosity units of Poise (P) are related to the SI units by the equivalency 1 cP = 1 mPa·s.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E473 Terminology Relating to Thermal Analysis and Rheology

    E1142 Terminology Relating to Thermophysical Properties

    E1970 Practice for Statistical Treatment of Thermoanalytical Data


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.060 (Measurement of volume, mass, density, viscosity)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E2975-16E01

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2975-16e1, Standard Test Method for Calibration or Calibration Verification of Concentric Cylinder Rotational Viscometers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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