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Ford Viscosity Cup

Article No. 0172

Cert. Ford Viscosity Cup No. 2
Ford viscosity cup 25-120 cSt, NIST traceable certificate

  • Range in Centistokes: 25 -120
  • Efflux Time in Seconds: 30 - 100
  • Orifice Diameter in inch: 0.10
  • Certificate included

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The BYK-Gardner Ford cup is a flow cup that complies with ASTM methods D333, D365, D1200.

  • Body made of solid bar aluminum
  • Stainless steel orifice
  • Calibrated against standard oils referenced to certified NIST oils (National Institute of Standards and Technology of United States)

Technical Attributes

    Technical Specifications

  • Cup No.
    Ford Cup No. 2
  • Range
    25 - 120 cSt
  • Efflux Time
    30 - 100 sec
  • Certificate
  • Orifice Diameter
    0.1 in



D333 D365 D1200


  • Place flow cup in a precisely horizontal position using ring stand or temperature control jacket
  • Close orifice
  • Pour in test liquid
  • Draw a clean glass plate over the rim of the cup, removing superfluous liquid into the overflow reservoir and closing the cup
  • Remove glass plate horizontally
  • Open the orifice and start the stopwatch simultaneously
  • Stop the watch with the first break in the efflux stream
  • Repeat the measurement three times, each with a new sample of the same material


Guide to Viscosity Measurement

Viscosity is an important property of liquids to determine how they flow, spread, or level under certain conditions. It can be defined as a liquid’s internal resistance to flow. Being able to measure the viscosity will allow to predict the behavior in a process or an application. When applying a paint by roll application the paint viscosity will strongly influence the amount of paint applied per surface area, thereby determining both yield and hiding power. It is crucial for liquid products to undergo a viscosity measurement in incoming and outgoing QC.  

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