Kinematic Viscosity Table Chart of Liquids

Hydraulic and Pneumatic Knowledge
Fluid Power Equipment

Kinematic Viscosity The ratio of the absolute viscosity of a liquid to its density frequently occurs in the study of viscosity and hydraulics and the term "kinematic viscosity" with the symbol V has been assigned to it where p is the density. In the metric system, the unit of kinematic viscosity is the square centimeter per second or the stoke. The centistoke (one hundredth of a stoke) is more generally used. The kinematic viscosity of a liquid can be looked upon as the liquid's resistance to flow under its own gravity head.

ν = η/ρ

Units for Kinematic Viscosity:

ft2 / s
mm2 / s
m2 / s

 Fluid Dynamic Viscosity (Ns/m2) Kinematic Viscosity (m2/s) Water 1.00 x 10-3 1.00 x 10-6 Sea Water 1.07 x 10-3 1.04 x 10-6 Mercury 1.56 x 10-3 1.15 x 10-7 Kerosene 1.92 x 10-3 2.39 x 10-4 Air 1.80 x 10-5 1.494 x 10-5 Carbon Dioxide 1.48 x 10-5 0.804 x 10-5

The following table defines the average Kinematic Viscosity for selected liquid fluids. The data shown yellow can be changes to recallate the selected variables.

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Conversions:

 Liquid Temperature Kinematic Viscosity °F °c °K CentiStokes m2/sec ft2/sec Enter For Conversion Acetic acid - vinegar 59.00 15.00 288.15 1.350 1.3500e-006 1.4531e-005 Acetone 68.00 20.00 293.15 0.410 4.1000e-007 4.4132e-006 Alcohol - allyl 68.00 20.00 293.15 1.600 1.6000e-006 1.7222e-005 104.00 40.00 313.15 0.900 9.0000e-007 9.6875e-006 Alcohol - butyl-n 68.00 20.00 293.15 3.640 3.6400e-006 3.9181e-005 Alcohol - ethyl (grain) 68.00 20.00 293.15 1.520 1.5200e-006 1.6361e-005 100.00 37.78 310.93 1.200 1.2000e-006 1.2917e-005 Alcohol - methyl (wood) 59.00 15.00 288.15 0.740 7.4000e-007 7.9653e-006 32.00 0.00 273.15 1.040 1.0400e-006 1.1194e-005 Alcohol - propyl 68.00 20.00 293.15 2.800 2.8000e-006 3.0139e-005 122.00 50.00 323.15 1.400 1.4000e-006 1.5069e-005 Ammonia 0.00 -17.78 255.37 0.300 3.0000e-007 3.2292e-006 Asphalt RC-0, MC-0, SC-0 77.00 25.00 298.15 250.000 2.5000e-004 2.6910e-003 100.00 37.78 310.93 90.000 9.0000e-005 9.6875e-004 Beer 68.00 20.00 293.15 1.800 1.8000e-006 1.9375e-005 Castor oil 100.00 37.78 310.93 292.000 2.9200e-004 3.1431e-003 130.00 54.44 327.59 114.000 1.1400e-004 1.2271e-003 China wood oil 69.00 20.56 293.71 308.000 3.0800e-004 3.3153e-003 100.00 37.78 310.93 126.000 1.2600e-004 1.3563e-003 Coconut oil 100.00 37.78 310.93 30.000 3.0000e-005 3.2292e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 15.200 1.5200e-005 1.6361e-004 Cod oil (fish oil) 100.00 37.78 310.93 32.000 3.2000e-005 3.4445e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 19.500 1.9500e-005 2.0990e-004 Corn oil 130.00 54.44 327.59 28.800 2.8800e-005 3.1000e-004 212.00 100.00 373.15 8.600 8.6000e-006 9.2570e-005 Corn starch solution, 22 70.00 21.11 294.26 32.000 3.2000e-005 3.4445e-004 100.00 37.78 310.93 27.500 2.7500e-005 2.9601e-004 Corn starch solution, 24 70.00 21.11 294.26 130.000 1.3000e-004 1.3993e-003 100.00 37.78 310.93 95.200 9.5200e-005 1.0247e-003 Corn starch solution, 25 70.00 21.11 294.26 303.000 3.0300e-004 3.2615e-003 100.00 37.78 310.93 173.000 1.7300e-004 1.8622e-003 Cotton seed oil 100.00 37.78 310.93 37.900 3.7900e-005 4.0795e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 20.600 2.0600e-005 2.2174e-004 Crankcase oil SAE 10W 0.00 -17.78 255.37 1295.000 1.2950e-003 1.3939e-002 Crankcase oil SAE 10W 0.00 -17.78 255.37 1945.000 1.9450e-003 2.0936e-002 Crankcase oil SAE 20W 0.00 -17.78 255.37 6300.000 6.3000e-003 6.7813e-002 Crankcase oil SAE 20 210.00 98.89 372.04 7.650 7.6500e-006 8.2344e-005 Crankcase oil SAE 30 210.00 98.89 372.04 11.300 1.1300e-005 1.2163e-004 Crankcase oil SAE 40 210.00 98.89 372.04 14.850 1.4850e-005 1.5984e-004 Crankcase oil SAE 50 210.00 98.89 372.04 19.800 1.9800e-005 2.1313e-004 Crude oil 48 o API 60.00 15.56 288.71 3.800 3.8000e-006 4.0903e-005 130.00 54.44 327.59 1.600 1.6000e-006 1.7222e-005 Crude oil 40 o API 60.00 15.56 288.71 9.700 9.7000e-006 1.0441e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 3.500 3.5000e-006 3.7674e-005 Crude oil 35.6 o API 60.00 15.56 288.71 17.800 1.7800e-005 1.9160e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 4.900 4.9000e-006 5.2743e-005 Crude oil 32.6 o API 60.00 15.56 288.71 23.200 2.3200e-005 2.4972e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 7.100 7.1000e-006 7.6424e-005 Diesel fuel 2D 100.00 37.78 310.93 2 - 6 4.1676e-002 4.4860e-001 130.00 54.44 327.59 2.5 2.5000e-006 2.6910e-005 Diesel fuel 3D 100.00 37.78 310.93 8.88 8.8800e-006 9.5584e-005 130.00 54.44 327.59 5.4 5.4000e-006 5.8125e-005 Diesel fuel 4D 100.00 37.78 310.93 28.6 2.8600e-005 3.0785e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 12.8 1.2800e-005 1.3778e-004 Diesel fuel 5D 122.00 50.00 323.15 85.1 8.5100e-005 9.1601e-004 161.00 71.67 344.82 34.6 3.4600e-005 3.7243e-004 Ethylene glycol (Anti Freeze) 70.00 21.11 294.26 17.800 1.7800e-005 1.9160e-004 Freon -11 70.00 21.11 294.26 0.210 2.1000e-007 2.2604e-006 Freon -12 70.00 21.11 294.26 0.270 2.7000e-007 2.9063e-006 Freon -21 70.00 21.11 294.26 1.450 1.4500e-006 1.5608e-005 Fuel oil 1 70.00 21.11 294.26 3.3 3.3000e-006 3.5521e-005 100.00 37.78 310.93 2.69 2.6900e-006 2.8955e-005 Fuel oil 2 70.00 21.11 294.26 5.2 5.2000e-006 5.5972e-005 100.00 37.78 310.93 3.2 3.2000e-006 3.4445e-005 Fuel oil 3 70.00 21.11 294.26 4.3 4.3000e-006 4.6285e-005 100.00 37.78 310.93 3 3.0000e-006 3.2292e-005 Fuel oil 5A 70.00 21.11 294.26 16.9 1.6900e-005 1.8191e-004 100.00 37.78 310.93 9.3 9.3000e-006 1.0010e-004 Fuel oil 5B 70.00 21.11 294.26 26.4 2.6400e-005 2.8417e-004 100.00 37.78 310.93 40.3 4.0300e-005 4.3379e-004 Fuel oil 6 122.00 50.00 323.15 378 3.7800e-004 4.0688e-003 160.00 71.11 344.26 104 1.0400e-004 1.1194e-003 Gas oils 70.00 21.11 294.26 13.900 1.3900e-005 1.4962e-004 100.00 37.78 310.93 7.400 7.4000e-006 7.9653e-005 Gasoline a 60.00 15.56 288.71 0.880 8.8000e-007 9.4722e-006 100.00 37.78 310.93 0.710 7.1000e-007 7.6424e-006 Gasoline b 60.00 15.56 288.71 0.640 6.4000e-007 6.8889e-006 100.00 37.78 310.93 0.550 5.5000e-007 5.9202e-006 Gasoline c 60.00 15.56 288.71 0.460 4.6000e-007 4.9514e-006 100.00 37.78 310.93 0.400 4.0000e-007 4.3056e-006 Gear oil SAE 75W 210.00 98.89 372.04 4.200 4.2000e-006 4.5208e-005 Gear oil SAE 80W 210.00 98.89 372.04 7.000 7.0000e-006 7.5347e-005 Gear oil SAE 85W 210.00 98.89 372.04 11.000 1.1000e-005 1.1840e-004 Gear oil SAE 90W 210.00 98.89 372.04 20.000 2.0000e-005 2.1528e-004 Gear oil SAE 140 210.00 98.89 372.04 36.000 3.6000e-005 3.8750e-004 Gear oil SAE150 210.00 98.89 372.04 43.000 4.3000e-005 4.6285e-004 Glycol 68.00 20.00 293.15 52.000 5.2000e-005 5.5972e-004 Honey 100.00 37.78 310.93 73.600 7.3600e-005 7.9222e-004 Ink, printers 100.00 37.78 310.93 1100.000 1.1000e-003 1.1840e-002 130.00 54.44 327.59 432.000 4.3200e-004 4.6500e-003 Insulating oil 70.00 21.11 294.26 24.100 2.4100e-005 2.5941e-004 100.00 37.78 310.93 11.750 1.1750e-005 1.2648e-004 Kerosene 68.00 20.00 293.15 2.710 2.7100e-006 2.9170e-005 Jet Fuel -30.00 -34.44 238.71 7.900 7.9000e-006 8.5035e-005 Lard 100.00 37.78 310.93 62.100 6.2100e-005 6.6844e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 34.300 3.4300e-005 3.6920e-004 Lard oil 100.00 37.78 310.93 43.000 4.3000e-005 4.6285e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 25.000 2.5000e-005 2.6910e-004 Linseed oil 100.00 37.78 310.93 30.500 3.0500e-005 3.2830e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 19.000 1.9000e-005 2.0451e-004 Mercury 70.00 21.11 294.26 0.118 1.1800e-007 1.2701e-006 100.00 37.78 310.93 0.110 1.1000e-007 1.1840e-006 Menhaden oil 100.00 37.78 310.93 29.800 2.9800e-005 3.2076e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 18.200 1.8200e-005 1.9590e-004 Milk 68.00 20.00 293.15 1.130 1.1300e-006 1.2163e-005 Molasses A, first 100.00 37.78 310.93 1300.000 1.3000e-003 1.3993e-002 130.00 54.44 327.59 900.000 9.0000e-004 9.6875e-003 Molasses B, second 100.00 37.78 310.93 6200.000 6.2000e-003 6.6736e-002 130.00 54.44 327.59 2300.000 2.3000e-003 2.4757e-002 Molasses C, blackstrap 100.00 37.78 310.93 15000.000 1.5000e-002 1.6146e-001 130.00 54.44 327.59 8150.000 8.1500e-003 8.7726e-002 Naphthalene 176.00 80.00 353.15 0.900 9.0000e-007 9.6875e-006 212.00 100.00 373.15 0.800 8.0000e-007 8.6111e-006 Neatstool oil 100.00 37.78 310.93 49.700 4.9700e-005 5.3497e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 27.500 2.7500e-005 2.9601e-004 Nonane-n 0.00 -17.78 255.37 1.728 1.7280e-006 1.8600e-005 100.00 37.78 310.93 0.807 8.0700e-007 8.6865e-006 Octane-n 0.00 -17.78 255.37 1.267 1.2670e-006 1.3638e-005 100.00 37.78 310.93 0.650 6.5000e-007 6.9965e-006 Olive oil 100.00 37.78 310.93 43.200 4.3200e-005 4.6500e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 24.100 2.4100e-005 2.5941e-004 Palms oil 100.00 37.78 310.93 47.800 4.7800e-005 5.1451e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 26.400 2.6400e-005 2.8417e-004 Peanut oil 100.00 37.78 310.93 42.000 4.2000e-005 4.5208e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 23.400 2.3400e-005 2.5188e-004 Petroleum ether 60.00 15.56 288.71 26.000 2.6000e-005 2.7986e-004 Propylene glycol 70.00 21.11 294.26 52.000 5.2000e-005 5.5972e-004 Quenching oil (typical) 68.00 20.00 293.15 110.000 1.1000e-004 1.1840e-003 Rosin oil 100.00 37.78 310.93 324.700 3.2470e-004 3.4950e-003 130.00 54.44 327.59 130.000 1.3000e-004 1.3993e-003 Rosin (wood) 100.00 37.78 310.93 5640.000 5.6400e-003 6.0708e-002 200.00 93.33 366.48 3210.000 3.2100e-003 3.4552e-002 Sesame seed oil 100.00 37.78 310.93 39.600 3.9600e-005 4.2625e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 23.000 2.3000e-005 2.4757e-004 Sulphuric acid 68.00 20.00 293.15 14.600 1.4600e-005 1.5715e-004 140.00 60.00 333.15 7.000 7.0000e-006 7.5347e-005 Tar, coke oven 70.00 21.11 294.26 1150.000 1.1500e-003 1.2378e-002 100.00 37.78 310.93 255.000 2.5500e-004 2.7448e-003 Tar, pine 70.00 21.11 294.26 559.000 5.5900e-004 6.0170e-003 100.00 37.78 310.93 108.000 1.0800e-004 1.1625e-003 Toluene 68.00 20.00 293.15 0.680 6.8000e-007 7.3195e-006 140.00 60.00 333.15 0.380 3.8000e-007 4.0903e-006 Turpentine 100.00 37.78 310.93 90.800 9.0800e-005 9.7736e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 42.100 4.2100e-005 4.5316e-004 Varnish, spar 68.00 20.00 293.15 313.000 3.1300e-004 3.3691e-003 100.00 37.78 310.93 143.000 1.4300e-004 1.5392e-003 Water, distilled 68.00 20.00 293.15 1.004 1.0038e-006 1.0805e-005 Water, fresh 60.00 15.56 288.71 1.130 1.1300e-006 1.2163e-005 130.00 54.44 327.59 0.560 5.6000e-007 6.0278e-006 Water, sea 68.00 20.00 293.15 1.150 1.1500e-006 1.2378e-005 Whale oil 100.00 37.78 310.93 37.000 3.7000e-005 3.9826e-004 130.00 54.44 327.59 21.600 2.1600e-005 2.3250e-004 Xylene-o 68.00 20.00 293.15 0.930 9.3000e-007 1.0010e-005 104.00 40.00 313.15 0.623 6.2300e-007 6.7059e-006