Testing the viscosity of petroleum, oils, fuels, chemicals and formulated products to industry standards such as ASTM and more

Viscosity testing can be critical to optimal product performance and is a key component of quality control for both raw materials and finished formulated products. Precise viscosity measurements provide crucial insights into the flow behavior and consistency of substances, directly impacting product functionality and consumer satisfaction. Outsourcing viscosity testing to an expert laboratory partner is essential for obtaining accurate and unbiased results and our experienced scientists utilise state-of-the-art equipment and adhere to industry standards, guaranteeing the highest quality in viscosity analysis.

We specialise in evaluating the viscosity of a diverse array of products and samples, ranging from petroleum products and chemicals to formulated items like toothpaste, paints, coatings, inks, polymers, and more. Our testing adheres to rigorous ASTM or other industry standards, ensuring the accuracy and reliability of results. Partner with us to optimise your quality control processes and ensure the superior performance of your materials and formulated products. Over the last three decades, insight from our robust studies have been used to support product evaluation, research and quality control for some of the world's most innovative organisations. Contact us now to find out how our viscosity testing and rheology expertise can help you meet and exceed your quality, safety and performance requirements.

Viscosity testing of petroleum, fuels, lubricants: 

  • Absolute Viscosity ASTM D2171
  • Absolute Viscosity T202
  • Kinematic Viscosity:
    • ASTM ASTM D2170
    • Kinematic T201
    • Kinematic ASTM D445
  • Saybolt Viscosity ASTM D445, ASTM D2161
  • Viscosity Index IP 226
  • Viscosity Index ASTM D445, ASTM D2270
  • Brookfield Viscosity:
    • ASTM D4402
    • TP48
  • Apparent Viscosity ASTM D5293
  • High Temperature, High Shear Viscosity:
    • ASTM D4624
    • ASTM D4683

Viscosity testing of polymers and plastics:

Rheology testing: 

Intertek laboratories also conduct rheological analysis of samples.

Intertek viscosity and rheology tests available vary according to the laboratory and location. 

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