Assessment of Fluid Contamination Based on Viscosity Measurements Using A Longitudinally Vibrating Plate
Contamination in a fluidic system can be extremely detrimental especially in biomedical applications. In this study, a longitudinally vibrating disk method is investigated for the measurement of dynamic viscosity as a means of monitoring in line fluid contamination. The device for monitoring contamination in flowing fluids according to the present study comprises electronics for determining frequency and amplitude of oscillations of a transducer, which are functions of the variations of viscosity and density of the monitored fluid. Further, this method helps lowering the costs for system maintenance.
Keywords- Dynamic Viscosity, Fluids, Resonance, Contamination, Moving Coil transducer, Dynamic Sensor.