MIDDLEBORO, MA – Brookfield is offering two hands-on courses, “Practical Course on Viscosity Measurements” and “Lab Day/Advanced Viscosity Test Methods.” These courses are designed to help users understand the functionality of their instrument, solve the mysteries of fluid behavior, and create successful and repeatable viscosity test methods for use in both research and development and quality control. Consistency is vital in the success of any product, and understanding viscosity is a key part to maintaining that quality control.

The courses are offered at Brookfield’s headquarters in Middleboro, MA, and in major cities across the United States. Space is limited, and customers are encouraged to sign up early. On-demand courses are conducted at customers’ facilities or at Brookfield’s headquarters.

“Practical Course on Viscosity Measurements” is a one-day course designed to help users get the most out of their Brookfield viscometer and rheometer measurements by providing information, activities and techniques that users can easily understand and use. Discussion topics include how to pick a spindle/speed combination as well as calibration and verification checks. This course is designed for beginners to intermediate users.    

“Lab Day/Advanced Viscosity Test Methods” is a one-day, advanced course that focuses on the customer’s interests, formulations and processing problems. Attendees are encouraged to bring samples that will be reviewed to determine best-practice methodology for making viscosity and related rheological measurements including: yield stress, shear rate ramps, viscosity vs. temperature profiles, creep and viscoelastic behavior. This course is offered at Brookfield’s facility in Middleboro or at the customers’ location. It is designed for intermediate-to-advanced users.    

For additional information, visit www.brookfieldengineering.com/services/educational-programs.