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The purity of aviation fuel can be determined via a viscosity measurement.

If the viscosity of the aviation fuel is too high, this is a problem for the injection nozzles of the turbines. During fuel injection, the nozzles then have to use more energy to spray the fuel. This shortens the working life of the injection nozzles, which leads to greater maintenance costs and causes re-ignition of the engine in case of a failure during flight. The viscosity also affects the pressure drop in the fuel lines. The higher the viscosity, the higher the pressure drop. As a consequence the fuel pump must work harder to guarantee a constant flow rate so that the turbines can continue working as required.

Follow this link to read on our blog about the Purity of Aviation Fuel as an Essential Factor in the Aviation Industry: http://goo.gl/WNu0VU

Besides a number of other parameters, most aviation fuel types must fulfill a viscosity specification according to the respective standards.

Anton Paar provides the SVM 3001 Stabinger Viscometer that measures according to ASTM D7042 and ASTM D4052. This standard gives results comparable to ASTM D445, DIN 51562 and ISO 3104. It is an excellent solution for fast and economical viscosity measurement at negative temperatures.

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Anton Paar Ltd

Anton Paar develops, produces and distributes highly accurate laboratory instruments and process measuring systems, and provides custom-tailored automation and robotic solutions.

Anton Paar develops, produces and distributes highly accurate laboratory instruments and process measuring systems, and provides custom-tailored automation and robotic solutions.

It is the world leader in the measurement of density, concentration and CO2 and in the field of Rheometry. Other areas of specialty are: Viscometry, Polarimetry, Refractometry, Microwave Sample Preparation & Synthesis, Chemical and Mechanical Surface and Nanostructure Analysis.

With over 2200 employees at the headquarters in Graz (Austria) and the 25 sales subsidiaries worldwide, Anton Paar ensure that their products live up to their excellent reputation. The core competence of the company – high-precision production – and close contact to the scientific community form the basis for the quality of Anton Paar’s instruments.

A strong sales network in more than 110 countries guarantees customers rapid support and answers to their application and service queries.

Innovation is the basis for progress and every year Anton Paar invests more than 20 percent of the annual turnover in R&D.

Anton Paar Limited, a subsidiary of Anton Paar GmbH, provides sales, application support and service to users across the UK and Ireland.

With an office in St Albans (UK) and Dublin (Ireland) and a team of over 30 dedicated employees, Anton Paar Limited aims to provide first-class service at every stage in the customer relationship, ensuring our products live up to their excellent reputation.

Anton Paar Ltd
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St Albans
AL4 0LA
UK

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