Guidelines for Pumping High Viscosity Fluids

Fluids with low viscosity tend to have low resistance. They shear easily and their molecules flow quickly, which can make them easy to pump and process.

High viscosity fluids, on the other hand, are the opposite. They move slowly and don't deform easily. Some even tend to behave more like solids than liquids, which can become a problem for pumping.

But while high viscosity fluids certainly have their challenges, it is possible to pump them - you just need the right pump assembly, and you may need to give them a little bit of extra help. In this post, we'll discuss some of the guidelines and tips to successfully pump these high viscosity fluids, from selecting the right initial pump from the start to special pump heads that can help get the job done.