Method for investigation of thermophysical properties of liquids and device for its implementation

FIELD: measurement equipment.

SUBSTANCE: method for examination of thermophysical properties of liquids is proposed. It implies that a metal probe of vibration viscosity metre equipped by a temperature sensor is placed to a metal cell with a liquid sample equipped by a temperature sensor. The probe is set to harmonic vibration mode, the cell temperature is changed by a controlled cooling-heating device. Temperature, amplitude, phase and vibration frequency of the probe are measured and density, viscosity and thermal diffusivity of the liquid is determined depending on its temperature. Measurements are made to define dependency on the temperature of the liquid's optical transmission near the probe for the moments when the probe passes its equilibrium position. Device for the method implementation comprises a cell, a controlled cooling-heating device, spherical metal probe of vibration viscosity metre placed inside the cell. The probe and the cell are equipped by temperature sensors. The cell is also equipped with a fibre-optical sensor of liquid optical transmission which is set next to the probe.

EFFECT: improved accuracy of measurement.

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The invention relates to the field of study of the properties of liquids using heat tools. Can successfully be used to study dynamic processes thermally induced structural rearrangement of the multicomponent transparent liquids: diztoplive, aviation kerosene, vegetable oils, etc. of the Proposed method is the most relevant when using fluid sample a small volume.

Known dynamic way of thermophysical properties of liquids and device for its implementation [RF patent №2263305]. According to this method, in the insulated metal cuvette with a sample of the investigated liquid, equipped with a sensor of the bottom of the cuvette, place the sample investigated liquid and thermally insulated from the external environment spherical metal probe vibratissime equipped with a temperature sensor; probe vibratissime with a given driving force lead in the harmonic mode of mechanical vibrations, monotonically and continuously over time at a known law of change of the temperature of the cell by providing a thermal contact with a controlled cooling device for heating the sample at this temperature change at a rate greater than the rate setting process temperature changes of the investigated liquid, measure the temperature of the probe around the specified interval changes the fact is that the temperature of the cuvette, as well as the amplitude, phase, frequency probe and determine the density ρ, viscosity η and thermal diffusivity andWliquid depending on its temperature according to the equation of thermal conductivity of the liquid and the equation of forced oscillations of the probe vibratissime.

The known device for the study of thermophysical properties of fluids by the RF patent №2263305 includes the case in which you installed thermoelectric modules with thermo-accumulating bases item, one of the modules is connected to an adjustable source of direct current and has thermal contact with the cuvette, the second thermoelectric module is provided by means of the heat sink inside the cuvette placed measuring transducer and temperature probe vibratissime made in the form of a ball of copper or silver, measuring transducers of the probe temperature and the cell in the form of thermocouples embedded within the probe through the capillary stem and the bottom metal cuvette; probe, capillary cuvette and thermally insulated from the external environment. Vibratissime cuvette and placed in the device can move relative to each other.

Way and realizing his device have the following disadvantages:

- no possibility to determine the temperature of the cloud point and the crystallization of multicomponent fluids,

- there is no possibility of the simultaneous study of the viscosity and optical transmittance of the investigated liquid temperature, especially in the field of low temperatures, which is important when determining the temperature zones of structural adjustment multicomponent liquids.

The technical task of the present invention is to improve the completeness and accuracy assessments for heat-dependent properties of multicomponent liquids by simultaneous studies of the dependence on temperature: viscosity, density, thermal diffusivity and optical transmittance in the same local region of the sample liquids small volume at high speed and registration accuracy measurement data.

To implement the above objective, a method for thermophysical properties of liquids, in which the metal cuvette with a sample of the investigated liquid, equipped with a temperature sensor to the bottom of the cuvette, place a spherical metal probe vibratissime, equipped with a temperature sensor, probe vibratissime lead in the harmonic mode of mechanical vibrations by an external driving force, the cell result in thermal contact with a controlled cooling device for heating and monotonically and continuously over time change the temperature of the cell at a rate greater than the rate setting process temperature changes of the investigated liquid, measure the temperature probe in the whole interval and the change of the temperature of the cuvette, as well as the amplitude, phase, frequency probe and determine the density ρ, viscosity η and thermal diffusivity of the fluid, αWdepending on its temperature in a predetermined temperature range in the cooling and heating of the sample, while providing the insulation from the external environment of the cell and the probe, characterized in that it further measured the temperature dependence of optical transmittance of the liquid in the immediate vicinity of the spherical probe vibratissime in the same isothermal zone through optical fiber sensor optical transmittance of the liquid, and determining the position of the fork, the optical transmittance of the liquid and the temperature of the probe and the cell is carried out in each period of oscillation of the probe, and determining the tip position and its phase angle relative to the driving forces carried out for moments of extreme deviation of the probe from the source the equilibrium position, and the level of the optical signal to determine the moments of passage of the probe to its equilibrium position.

Also proposed a device for the study of thermophysical properties of liquids, which includes body, the cuvette is placed, ensuring thermal contact with a controlled device, cooling-heating, spherical metal probe vibratissime hosted the possibility of the installation of the displacements relative to the cuvette, when this rod probe cuvette and thermally insulated from the external environment; the inside of the probe and the inside of the bottom of the cuvette embedded temperature sensors whose output and the outputs of the position sensor probe vibratissime connected to the input of device registration and management, the output of which is connected with a controlled cooling device for heating and to the input of the Electromechanical oscillation system vibratissime. The device differs in that the cuvette equipped with a fiber-optical sensor the optical transmission fluid installed in the immediate vicinity of the probe vibratissime in the same isothermal zone.

The invention is illustrated by figure 1 and 2, showing the inventive device and the type of the cell from above.

Metal cuvette 1 with the investigated liquid in the form of sample 2 a small amount, such as 0.1÷0.2 ml, has the capability of heating-cooling by thermal contact between the bottom of the cuvette with a controlled device cooling-heating 3. The device cooling-heating can be, as in the prototype, made in the form of two thermoelectric modules based on Peltier elements with thermo-accumulating bases between them. Spherical metal probe 4 vibratissime posted with the possibility of installation of the displacements relative to the cell 1 to provide changing samples and cleaning of the cell. Inside the probe and GNC is the ri of the bottom of the cuvette embedded temperature sensors 5 and 6, respectively. The stem 7 of the probe cuvette and thermally insulated from the external environment in order to avoid the influence of uncontrolled heat flows from the external environment (see the shaded area around the cell in figure 1). The stem 7 of the probe is made in the form of a capillary tube of insulating material, through which missed the conductors of the temperature sensor 5. The sensor 5 temperature probe can be performed, for example, in the form of a thermocouple measuring junction which is placed in the probe and the reference junction is cooled housing (figure 1 shaded area) of vibratissime 8. The second sensor 6, the temperature of the cell is made in the form of either a thermistor or a thermocouple measuring junction which is placed in the bottom of the cell and the reference junction temperature-controlled.

In the immediate vicinity of miniature spherical probe 4 and at the same height with him in the same isothermal zone posted optical fiber sensor 9, which includes radiating optical fiber 10 and the receiving optical fiber 11. When this radiant fiber provided with optoisolation 12, for example, an led, and a receiving optical fiber equipped with a sensor 13, for example, a photodiode (figure 2).

As in the prototype, the cuvette is made of metal with high thermal diffusivity, such as copper. Spherical probe 4 vibratissime made of copper or silver to a diameter of boleticola millimeters, that reduces thermal inertia of the probe, and therefore the measurement error of the current temperature of the liquid. Miniature probe with amplitude less than a few microns does not cause mechanical destruction of tissue fluid and metrological characteristics of such a probe is insensitive to temperature change of the liquid under study due to the fact that the vibrational system of vibratissime outside of the cell and is at a constant temperature, and the probe is mechanically connected to the oscillating system insulating rod 7.

The outputs of the temperature sensors 5 and 6 and the position sensor 14 of the probe vibratissime connected to the input of device registration and management 15, the output of which is connected with the control input of the cooling-heating 3. Device registration and management 15 is made on the basis of the microcontroller. The necessary control commands to provide a heat mode, harmonic oscillations of the probe 4, the operation of the temperature sensors 5 and 6 of the probe and the bottom of the cuvette, radiation and reception of the optical signal, control and synchronization parameters, in particular, the sequential selection of the points of measurement are synchronized relative to the period of oscillation of the probe.

thermal time constant for a fluid is defined as τW=h2/aWwhere h is the characteristic geometrical size ol the least. When the sample volume is not more than 1 ml of the value of h is equal to several millimeters, and thermal time constant τWdoes not exceed the units or tens of seconds, allowing you to explore heat-dependent parameters of the liquid for fast processes of structureproperty liquid.

Thermal control means setting the temperature change of the bottom of a metal pan. Monotonic and continuous change cooling-heating of the cell reduces the technique of research, increases the reliability and accuracy of the analysis of liquids, for example, with large relaxation time (resin, amorphous substances with high viscosity), allows us to observe the hysteresis phenomenon of the liquid at its thermocycling.

Theoretical background of the proposed method are as follows.

In each period of oscillation of the probe measure its temperature, frequency, phase, and amplitude as extreme deviation of the probe from the equilibrium position. The measured parameters of the oscillations of the probe and its temperature allow us to determine the density ρ and viscosity η of the liquid by the equation of forced oscillations of the probe for mechanical oscillating system with one degree of freedom [Jaworski BM, Detlef A.A. physics Handbook. - M.: Nauka, 1977]:

where M is the reduced mass of oscillations is part of the system; r and mechanical impedance of the vibrating system; B - the stiffness of the vibrating system; x is the deviation of the oscillating system from the equilibrium position; F(t) is a driving force applied to the oscillating system.

Equation (1) describes quite well the behavior of vibratissime mode oscillations with small amplitude [Solov'ev A.N., Kaplun WAS vibrating method of measuring the viscosity of liquids. - Novosibirsk: Nauka, Siberian Department, 1970].

The equation of oscillations of a ball in a liquid can be reduced to the form [see Landau L.D., Lifshitz BM Hydrodynamics. - M.: Nauka, 1964]

where

here Fc, the force acting on the oscillating with frequency ω bulb; rCmechanical resistance of the probe; m is the added mass of the fluid; d is the diameter of the probe; η and ρ, the viscosity and density of the liquid; ∂x/∂t and the dynamics of the deviation of the probe from the equilibrium position.

Based on measurements of signals vibratissime (amplitude a, frequency ω and phase φ of forced oscillations of the probe) determine rCand m, and the dynamic viscosity η and the density ρ of the fluid is calculated by simultaneous solution of the equations (3).

The parameters rCand m - can be defined as follows

Here rinmechanical resistance of the probe with the fluctuation in the air;andB and M - are the effective stiffness and mass, a Q - factor of the oscillating system in the air. B, M and Q are determined by standard methods at the stage of calibration. The coefficients α and β are defined as

α=AR j/ARV; β=ωR jRV.

where aR jAndRV, ωR j, ωRV- the amplitude and frequency of resonant oscillation of the probe in the liquid and in the air.

Measuring the parameters of the oscillations of the probe AndR j/ARVand ωR jRVthe temperature of the probe in real time, find the values of rCand m. From the equation (3) determine the density ρ and viscosity η of the investigated liquids and their temperature dependence. thermal diffusivity of liquids andWis determined by solving the heat equation with the parameters measured by vibroisolation

andW(Tcp)=K/Tcp(t)

where Tcf- the average temperature of the liquid at the time of measurement; shape factor K depends only on the geometry of a thermodynamic system and has rank m2it can be either calculated or determined experimentally p. and filling of a thermodynamic system fluid with a known dependence and W(T). More mathematical justification contained in the description to the patent of Russian Federation №2313305.

The method is as follows.

In cell 1 put the small sample size of 0.15÷0.2 ml of the investigated liquid. Then, the liquid falls probe vibratissime. Before proceeding to set the required initial temperature, for example +20°C, the investigated liquid, the probe and the cell.

The probe 4 is brought into harmonic mode of mechanical vibrations by an external driving force acting on the oscillating system 16, the cell result in thermal contact with a controlled cooling device for heating samples 3 and monotonically and continuously over time change the temperature of the cell at a rate greater than the rate setting process temperature changes of the investigated liquid. The rate of heating or cooling, set the initial and final temperature of the sample is set by the device registration and management 15, Device registration and management provides the excitation system 16 vibratissime 8 at a given frequency, sets the amplitude of the driving force also determines in each period of oscillation of the probe points of the temperature and level of the optical signal. Measuring the amplitude of oscillation of the probe vibratissime in each period of the oscillations allows you to ensure that m is ximala possible removal rate temperaturemeasuring characteristics of the sample fluid.

In the study, the temperature of the bottom of the cuvette once or cyclically cooled from the initial to the final temperature minus 40°C ÷ minus 70°C and then heated to the initial temperature continuously and monotonically.

The temperature difference between the cell and the probe can be determined from the equation of thermal conductivity of liquid thermal diffusivity. At a constant temperature cuvette temperature difference is equal to zero and thermal diffusivity of the fluid in the static mode cannot be determined. The rate of change of temperature of the cell is chosen such that the difference of the temperature probe and the cell was measured with sufficient accuracy. Continuity, monotonicity and a given rate of temperature change is provided by the device registration and management 15, and is defined functionally, mathematically.

During the study simultaneously measured signals of the temperature sensors of the probe 5 and cell 6 and the temperature dependence of optical transmittance of the liquid in the immediate vicinity of the probe vibratissime in the same isothermal zone. The use of fiber-optical sensor optical transmittance of the liquid located in the same isothermal zone probe vibratissime enables local control of the optical properties of the liquid, to assess the consistency of those who returnig changes of optical and viscous properties of the investigated liquid, to exclude the impact of changes in the liquid temperature characteristics of optisches 12 and photodetector 13, located on sluchayem and receiving optical fibers, respectively.

Also measure the oscillation amplitude of the probe, the frequency, the phase shift between the oscillations of the probe and the oscillations of the driving force and the density ρ, viscosity η, thermal diffusivity of the fluid, αWdepending on its temperature with the above dependencies (programmatically). The measurement of the temperature difference between the probe and the bottom of the cuvette allows to determine thermal diffusivity of liquids andWto explore the dependence of diffusivity on temperature. The opportunity is available due to the fact that the cooling of the cell is below that virtually eliminates convection and small (unit... tens of microns), the oscillation amplitude of the probe allows to neglect the effect of mixing fluid oscillating probe.

All measurements and calculations of the parameters bound to the parameter "current time"dimension. Measurement of the amplitude of the fork and its phase angle relative to the driving forces carried out for moments of extreme deviation of the probe from the equilibrium position, and determining the level of the optical signal passing through the sample, to produce moments of passing the probe is m its equilibrium position.

Due to the fact that the sensitive period between radiant 10 and the receiver 11 of the fibers of the fiber-optical sensor 9 is located in the immediate vicinity of the probe vibratissime, there is modulation of the optical radiation passing into the receiving optical fiber 11, the mechanical vibrations of the probe 4. To exclude the effect of this modulation on the accuracy of registration of the optical signal of the optical signal to determine the moments of passing the fork to its equilibrium position.

Measurement of the optical transmittance of the sample liquid by changing the temperature allows to investigate the temperature evolution of the structure of the liquid optical method to determine the cloud point and the crystallization of the samples, which is important for evaluation of the performance properties of motor oils, diztoplive and aviation kerosene.

Simultaneous study of the dependence of optical transmittance and viscosity of the investigated liquid temperature in a single isothermal zone allows better and more accurately describe the phenomenon of micro - and macro-structural realignment of the liquid in the process of thermostimulation [Solomin B.A. Method study of intermolecular interactions in multicomponent liquid media by the methods of nonequilibrium thermodynamics // proceedings of Samara scientific center, No. 3/2008 contents, 732-738]. Almost eskay perspective, it is important to clarify the evaluation of the operational and performance characteristics of a number of fairly transparent multicomponent liquids: petroleum, food and medical products.

The inventive method provides:

1. The possibility of simultaneous determination of the main thermo-physical (including thermo-optical properties of liquids in the process of thermostimulation using microdoses (of 0.15...0.2 ml) of the investigated liquids.

2. High speed and accuracy of registration of measurement data, which allows more detailed investigation of the dynamics of macro - and microstructural processes in the liquid when it is thermostimulation.

3. Allows you to quickly identify the critical operational parameters of liquid petroleum products.

1. The method of study of thermophysical properties of liquids, in which the metal cuvette with a sample of the investigated liquid, equipped with a temperature sensor to the bottom of the cuvette, place a spherical metal probe vibratissime, equipped with a temperature sensor, probe vibratissime lead in the harmonic mode of mechanical vibrations by an external driving force, the cell result in thermal contact with a controlled cooling device for heating the cell and monotonically and continuously over time change the temperature of the cell at a rate greater than the rate setting process temperature changes of the investigated liquid, measure the temperature of the probe throughout a given range of temperature change of the cell, and is also the amplitude, phase, the oscillation frequency of the probe and determine the density ρ, viscosity η and thermal diffusivity of the fluid, αWdepending on its temperature in a predetermined temperature range in the cooling and heating of the sample, while providing the insulation from the external environment of the cell and the probe, characterized in that it further measured the temperature dependence of optical transmittance of the liquid in the immediate vicinity of the spherical probe vibratissime in the same isothermal zone through optical fiber sensor optical transmittance of the liquid, and determining the position of the fork, the optical transmittance of the liquid and the temperature of the probe and the cell is carried out in each period of oscillation of the probe, and determining the tip position and its phase angle relative to the driving forces carried out for moments of extreme deviation of the probe from the source the equilibrium position, and the level of the optical signal to determine the moments of passage of the probe to its equilibrium position.

2. Device for the study of thermophysical properties of liquids, comprising a casing, a cuvette placed to provide a thermal contact with a controlled device, cooling-heating, spherical metal probe vibratissime posted with the possibility of installation peremeshany is relative to the cell, when this rod probe cuvette and thermally insulated from the external environment; the inside of the probe and the inside of the bottom of the cuvette embedded temperature sensors whose output and the outputs of the position sensor probe connected to the input of device registration and management, the output of which is connected with a controlled cooling device for heating and to the input of the Electromechanical oscillation system vibratissime, characterized in that the cuvette equipped with a fiber-optical sensor the optical transmission fluid installed in the immediate vicinity of the probe vibratissime in the same isothermal zone.



 

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FIELD: physics.

SUBSTANCE: method of measuring kinematic viscosity and electrical resistance of molten metal, where the turning angle of the analysed melt sample is determined. To this end, a rotating magnetic field generated by a main magnet assembly and lying in the zone of heating the analysed sample, and a temporary additional magnetic field outside the heating zone, generated by an additional magnet assembly, are used. Trajectory parameters of the reflected light beam, corresponding to the turning angle during torsional vibrations of the crucible with the melt sample, are determined photometrically using output electrical signals of a photodetector. Electrical resistance of the melt is determined from the moment the melt is exposed to the rotating magnetic field by measuring parameters of neighbouring half-cycles of one of the initial periods of the trajectory of the reflected light bream. Further, the rotating magnetic field is switched off and the value of logarithmic decrement is determined, from which kinematic viscosity is determined. In all measurements, comparison of time values of output signals of the photodetector is used.

EFFECT: shorter time for measuring both parameters, high reliability and accuracy of measurements, broader functional capabilities, simple and cheap experiment, possibility of reducing loss of the melt and its components.

9 cl, 7 dwg

FIELD: physics.

SUBSTANCE: apparatus for investigating kinematic viscosity of melts has a viscosimetric module in an evacuated or water-cooled chamber, along the axis of which a suspension system with a crucible is placed in the heating zone of an electric heater. The apparatus also has a suspension system accelerating unit, an accelerating unit switch, a mirror, a light source, a photodetector and a computer. The device also includes a visual and audio signalling unit, having at least one visual and one audio signalling device, a counter with a display. The input bus of the visual and audio signalling unit is connected to one of the computer ports. The input of the counter with a display and the computer are connected to the output bus of the visual and audio signalling unit, and the acceleration unit switch is also connected to one of the computer ports.

EFFECT: simplification and optimisation of the procedure of measuring viscosity, while cutting the measurement time and reducing wastes from melt components while maintaining reliability and accuracy of determining amplitude-time parameters of damping torsional vibrations of the crucible with the melt.

3 cl, 5 dwg

FIELD: machine building.

SUBSTANCE: vibratory flow metre (100) consists of ready-fitted flow metre (10) forming vibratory characteristic for flowing material, of sensor (50) of dimension of bubbles generating signal of bubbles measurement for flowing material and of measuring electronics (20) connected to ready-fitted flow metre (10) and to sensor (50) of bubble dimension. Measuring electronics (20) receives a vibratory characteristic and signal of bubbles measurement, determines dimension of bubbles using at least the signal of bubbles measurement, qualifies one or more characteristics of flow of current material using at least the vibratory characteristic and dimension of bubbles.

EFFECT: upgraded accuracy of measurement of flow characteristic at any level of entrained gas.

40 cl, 9 dwg

FIELD: machine building.

SUBSTANCE: procedure for determination of viscosity of magnetic fluid and magnetic colloid consists in implementation of oscillating system where magnetic fluid (MF) filling U-shaped glass tube functions as inertia-viscous element. Also, an air cavity formed inside one of bends of a tube under a piezo-electric plate functions as elastic force. The plate is attached to the end the tube. The piezo-electric plate is designed for indication of oscillations and for measurement of decay coefficient, on base of which there are obtained values of shear viscosity of analysed samples.

EFFECT: determination of viscosity of both transparent and non-transparent fluids, measurements in magnetic field important for analysis of rheological parametres of nano dispersed magnetic fluids.

2 dwg, 2 tbl

Viscosity detector // 2257566

FIELD: inspection of technological fluids.

SUBSTANCE: detector has tuning fork. Axial rod of tuning fork passes through base of the tuning fork. Piezoelectric converters and counterweights are mounted at each foot of tuning fork at parting line. Tuning fork is disposed vertically and is suspended at string stretchers by axial rod. Counterweights are shifted relatively parting lines at opposite directions in such a way that at reciprocal oscillations of feet of tuning fork the periodic torque generates relatively vertical axis and sample body disposed at the end of axial rod makes torsional vibrations.

EFFECT: improved precision of measurement.

3 dwg

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