, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 133-143

Measurements of the viscosity of new refrigerants in the temperature range 270–340 K at pressures up to 20 MPa

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A recently modified vibrating-wire instrument was employed to measure the liquid viscosity of a wide selection of new refrigerants under pressure. Calibration of the viscometer with water over the range of measurements confirmed that the estimated uncertainty of the measurements is 0.5%, while the precision is 0.3%. With this instrument, the viscosity of chlorofuorocarbons (CFC's) and alternative refrigerants. R11. R12. R22, R32. R124, R125. 11134a. R 141 b, and R152a, was measured over the temperature range from 270 to 340 K, from just above the saturation pressure up to 211 M Pa. The experimental data, represented by polynomial functions of temperature and pressure, are used in a comparative examination of other recently reported experimental measurements of the viscosity of all these refrigerants. to investigate the uncertainty with which the viscosity is known.

Paper presented at the Twelfth Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, June 19–24, 1994, Boulder. Colorado, U.S.A.