ASTM E3116 - 18

    Standard Test Method for Viscosity Measurement Validation of Rotational Viscometers

    Active Standard ASTM E3116 | 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 validate the performance of a specific rotational viscometer apparatus.

    5.2 This test method may be used to validate the performance of a specific method based upon the measurement of viscosity using rotational viscometer apparatus.

    5.3 This test method may be used to determine the repeatability of a specific apparatus, operator, or laboratory.

    5.4 This test method may be used for specification or regulatory compliance purposes.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method provides procedures for validating viscosity measurements by rotational viscometers of Newtonian fluids. Performance parameters determined include viscosity repeatability (precision), detection limit, quantitation limit, linearity, and bias.

    1.2 Validation of apparatus performance and analytical methods is requested or required for quality initiatives or where results may be used for legal purposes.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    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, health, and environmental 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

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E473 Terminology Relating to Thermal Analysis and Rheology

    E1142 Terminology Relating to Thermophysical Properties

    E1970 Practice for Statistical Treatment of Thermoanalytical Data

    E2161 Terminology Relating to Performance Validation in Thermal Analysis and Rheology

    E2975 Test Method for Calibration or Calibration Verification of Concentric Cylinder Rotational Viscometers


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41103312(Viscosimeters)


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    DOI: 10.1520/E3116-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM E3116-18, Standard Test Method for Viscosity Measurement Validation of Rotational Viscometers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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