MODIFIED VISCOMETER REMOTELY MEASURES DILUTED HEAVY OIL
J.S. Pasini-Taylor AEC Pipelines Edmonton, Alta. AEC Pipelines, Edmonton, has successfully modified a conventional viscometer for remote, on-line measurement of diluted heavy-oil. These modifications included additional instrumentation to monitor and control the temperature of the product sample within the viscometer and instrumentation and controls remotely to operate the viscometer and monitor its status. A pipeline company transporting diluted heavy oil must monitor product quality.