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Reference: viscosity, hardness

Reference Information

The section has some handy reference information.  Below is a comparison of viscosity of common materials to give you a reference of cps measurement to materials you have an understanding of how they flow. The hardness comparison is to allow you to compare different type of values.

.  To give the user a more in-depth understanding of the terms use in potting click here to go to another page. Temperature conversion to F or C is on another page .

I. Viscosity Interpretation

 

Viscosity, cps

     Material

1

-    Water

400

-    #10 Motor Oil

1,000

-    Castor Oil

3,500

-    Karo Syrup

4,500

-    #40 Motor Oil

25,000

-    Hershey Chocolate Syrup

II. Hardness Comparison Table

This table compares the different Durometer Types of hardness per ASTM D2240

Type D Type A Type 00 Type 000
58 100
46 95
39 90
33 85
29 80 98
25 75 97
22 70 95
19 65 94
16 60 93
14 55 91
12 50 90
10 45 88
8 40 86
7 35 83
6 30 80
25 76
20 70
10 62
5 55
45

98

 

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