Pty Limited (SlurrySystems) ON-LINE VISCOMETER evolved from the engineering and testing of
slurries for design of long distance cross country slurry pipelines.
Over 30 years experience in understanding slurry rheology, and more importantly
correlating laboratory data with system and process performance, led to the development of
an on-line instrument to monitor and control system performance based of slurry rheology.
Slurry rheology varies with concentration, and more importantly with ore type. On-line
viscosity measurement provides a sensitive fluid property for process control, which
cannot be obtained from the more usual density measurements.
The SSPL ON-LINE VISCOMETER uses sensing instruments of proven service in the mineral
The SSPL ON-LINE VISCOMETER is a fully automated ON-LINE viscosity measuring instrument
for the mining and process industries, which can be integrated with an existing automatic
control system, or provided as a stand alone unit for measurement and control of slurry
The SSPL ON-LINE VISCOMETER is custom designed for the slurry being processed. It is
designed for granular slurries, but can be used on most fluids, including petroleum
products. A programmable logic controller conditions the primary signal and converts it
into a meaningful apparent viscosity or yield stress signal for local or remote display.
The programmable logic controller manages the instrument operation including start/stop
and alarm sequences and integrates with existing control equipment to provide a complete
viscosity control system.
The ON-LINE VISCOMETER is particularly suited for: