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Calculating Pressure, Pipe Measurement, and Flow Rate Requirements for a Non-Newtonian Fluid

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When pumping fluids over long distances, the required pressure, pipe diameter, and flow rate is calculated. For non-Newtonian fluids, it is sufficient to consider them as power law fluids, in terms of processing, due to the shear rates.

Malvern presents an example of a shampoo product being transported through a straight pipe with a radius of 0.0125m and a length of 10m.

To find out more about this example such as the volumetric flow, rotational rheometer measurements, loading sequences, and shear rate calculations, download this free whitepaper.

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