Rheological Properties of Extreme Pressure Greases Measured Using a Process Control Rheometer

Julie Glasscock, Robin S. Smith

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A new process control rheometer (PCR) designed for use in industrial process flows has been used to measure the rheological properties of three extreme-pressure greases. The rheometer is a robust yet sensitive instrument designed to operate in an industrial processing environment in either in-line or on-line configurations. The PCR was able to measure the rheological properties including the elastic modulus, viscous modulus, and complex viscosity of the greases which in an industrial flow application could be used as variables in a feedback system to control the process and the quality of the product.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTribology & Lubrication Technology
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)46-+
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Grease
  • Non-Newtonian Lubricants
  • Non-Newtonian Behavior
  • Viscosity
  • Viscoelasticity

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