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PGE 427 Properties of Petroleum Fluids Spring 2018 Determination of Kinematic Viscosity of Fluid Mariam Hammad Objectives This experiment’s objective is to practice using and calibrating the glass capillary viscometer using standard fluid. This process will allow is to determine the kinematic viscosity of a select fluid within a specific calibration range. Theory Viscosity is a fluids resistance to flow and in 1844 Hagen-Poiseuille have produced the equation below to determine this magnitude of this resistance. µ=Dynamic Viscosity {units: P (poise) or kg/m (pascal-seconds)} ∆P= Difference of pressure between the two ends of the viscometer. R= Radius of the tube Q= Volumetric flow rate L= Length of the tube This information is important as the production rate of oil and gas is inversely proportional to the viscosity. The lower the viscosity, like light oil, are usually volatile and result in high production rates and longer well spacing. This is the opposite for heavy oil which has a a much higher viscosity.
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  • Spring '16
  • DICARLO,DAVID
  • Fluid Dynamics, Glass capillary viscometer

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