A rheometer is a laboratory device used to measure the way in which a liquid, suspension or slurry flows in response to applied forces. It is used for those fluids which cannot be defined by a single value of viscosity and therefore require more parameters to be set and measured than is the case for a viscometer. It measures the rheology of the fluid.
Transferring all the fresh property qualities of self-consolidating concrete (SCC) from the lab to the field is now much easier. The ICAR rheometer is a fully portable test device. The unit is about the size of a drill and can be operated by hand or positioned above a standard container. It is accurate in measuring a flow curve or performing a stress growth test for almost the full range of concrete workability, ranging from a 2-inch slump to SCC.
The HAAKE Viscotester 500 is specially designed for Quality Control applications. It is a rotational viscometer that measures precisely, quickly and simply the viscosity and flow behavior of liquid and semisolid test materials. All results like viscosity, shear stress, shear rate, yield point and operating temperature are displayed in the digital LED display.