Solenoid Valves

Solenoid Valve Media Viscosity

The majority of 2/2 and 3/2 solenoid valves will work with fluids up to a maximum viscosity of 40 or 50 Centistokes viscosity (CST). The only exceptions to this rules are the special 2/2 and 3/2 Co-axial solenoid valves, special application solenoid valves and angle seat piston valves that can work up to 600 Centistokes and beyond.

Viscosity is the measurement of a fluid's internal resistance to flow. This is typically designated in units of Centipoise or poise but can be expressed in other acceptable measurements as well.

Some conversion factors are as follows: 

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100 Centipose 1 Poise
1 Centipose 0.1 mPas (Millipascal Second)
1 Poise 0.1 pa s (Pascal Second)
Centipose Centistoke x Density

Approximate Viscosities of Common Materials

(At Room Temperature 20°C)

Material
Viscosity in Centipose
 Water  1 cps
 Milk  3 cps
 SAE 10 Motor Oil  85 to 140 cps
 SAE 20 Motor Oil  140 to 420 cps
 SAE 30 Motor Oil  420 to 650 cps
 SAE 40 Motor Oil  650 to 900 cps
 Castrol Oil  1000 cps
 Karo Syrup  5000 cps
 Honey  10000 cps
 Chocolate  25000 cps
 Ketchup  50000 cps
 Mustard  70000 cps
 Sour Cream  100000 cps
 Peanut Butter

 250000 cps

Viscosity Cross reference Tables

Centipoise (CPS) 
Millipascal (mPas)
Poise (P)
Centistokes (CKS)
Stokes (S)
Saybolt Universal (SSU)
1
0.01
1
0.01
31
2
0.02
2
0.02
34
4
0.04
4
0.04
38
7
0.07
7
0.07
47
10
0.1
10
0.1
60
15
0.15
15
0.15
80
20
0.2
20
0.2
100
25
0.24
25
0.24
130
30
0.3
30
0.3
160
40
0.4
40
0.4
210
50
0.5
50
0.5
260
60
0.6
60
0.6
320
70
0.7
70
0.7
370
80
0.8
80
0.8
430
90
0.9
90
0.9
480
100
1
100
1
530
120
1.2
120
1.2
580
140
1.4
140
1.4
690
160
1.6
160
1.6
790
180
1.8
180
1.8
900
200
2
200
2
1000
220
2.2
220
2.2
1100
240
2.4
240
2.4
1200
260
2.6
260
2.6
1280
280
2.8
280
2.8
1380
300
3
300
3
1475
320
3.2
320
3.2
1530
340
3.4
340
3.4
1630
360
3.6
360
3.6
1730
380
3.8
380
3.8
1850
400
4
400
4
1950
420
4.2
420
4.2
2050
440
4.4
440
4.4
2160
460
4.6
460
4.6
2270
480
4.8
480
4.8
2380
500
5
500
5
2480
550
5.5
550
5.5
2660
600
6
600
6
2900

Helpful Hint: Ask your chemical supplier for your media's viscosity, and compatable materials as they are supposed to know.

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