Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A centimeter-gram-second unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one hundredth (10-2) of a poise.

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  • n. A cgs unit of measure of absolute viscosity. (The viscosity of water is one centipoise. The lower the number, the less viscous the material.) Symbol: cP.

Etymologies

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From centi- +‎ poise

Examples

  • Although variously defined, the upper limit for heavy oil has been set at 22° API gravity and a viscosity of 100 centipoise (cP).

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  • The thickness of a fluid is referred to as its viscosity which has units of centipoise (cP).

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  • By introducing minor amounts of polymer to the water the viscosity of the water can be increased to 3 centipoise.

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  • The viscosity of Killam oil is approximately 20 centipoise.

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  • By adding a surfactant with an additive (to prevent adsorption of the surfactant to the rock), the viscosity of the oil can be lowered to around 15 centipoise (essentially making the oil lighter).

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  • If any anyone has experience with cooling panels in an exothermic reaction with high viscosity (1,000, 30,000, 45,000 centipoise) I would be interested in hearing.

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