Cannon Viscosity Standards

Supplied with Cannon® Instrument Company’s ISO/IEC 17025 Report of Calibration

Viscosities for all standards sold by CANNON are based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) value of 1.0016 mPa•s (centipoise) for water at 20°C (68°F). All standards are traceable to the NIST. CANNON has been granted ISO 9002 registration for the manufacture and certification of viscosity standards. Nominal or approximate values are listed in the following tables. Values for viscosity, kinematic viscosity, and density at the temperatures listed below are printed on the label. Viscosity values at other temperatures in the range of 20°C to l00°C (68°F to 212°F) can be supplied for these standards at an additional charge. Unless otherwise noted, viscosity standards are sold in 470 ml (1 pint) bottles. Bulk quantities are available on special order. We invite your inquiries.

Most CANNON® viscosity standards are hydrocarbon-based. The lower viscosity hydrocarbon standards consist of mineral oil base stocks. The higher viscosity standards (S2000 and above) are polybutenes. For all practical purposes these standards are Newtonian liquids. In Newtonian liquids the ratio of shear stress to rate of shear is constant at constant temperature. Some deviation from true Newtonian response can be expected with the higher viscosity standards, especially when measurements are made at high rates of shear. Frequently the heat developed at high rates of shear can cause the standard to appear non-Newtonian when, in fact, “viscous heating” has occurred.

Only hydrocarbon-based standards should be used to calibrate glass capillary viscometers.

Approximate Kinematic Viscosity in mm2/s (Centistokes)

Catalog No. Viscosity Standard 20 °C
68 °F
25 °C
77 °F
37.78 °C
100 °F
40 °C
104 °F
50 °C
122 °F
60 °C
140 °F
98.89 °C
210 °F
100 °C
212 °F
SUS
100 °F
SUS
210 °F
SFS
122 °F
9727-C10 N.4(b) 0.47 0.45 0.41 0.40
9727-C15 N.8(b) 0.77 0.72 0.63 0.62
9727-C20 N1.0(b) 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.97 0.91
9727-C25 S3(a) 4.6 4.0 3.0 2.9 2.4 1.2 1.2
9727-C30 S6 11 8.9 6.0 5.7 4.4 1.8 1.8
9727-C32 N10 21 17 11 10 7.3 2.7 2.7
9727-C35 S20 44 34 20 18 13 3.9 3.8
9727-C37 N35 87 66 35 32 21 5.4 5.3 170
9727-C40 S60 170 120 60 54 35 7.5 7.3 280
9727-C42 N100 330 230 110 97 60 11 11 500
9727-C45 S200 660 460 200 180 105 17 16 930 86
9727-C47 N350 1300 850 350 310 170 24 23 110
9727-C50 S600 2400 1600 600 520 280 34 33 150 130
9727-C52 N1000 3400 2400 940 550 350 80
9727-C55 S2000 9600 5900 2000 1700 890 72 69 361
9727-C57 N4000 20000 12000 3400 1600 850 120
9727-C60 S8000 41000 25000 8000 6700 3200 240
9727-C62 N15000 77000 47000 13000 6100 3000 360
9727-C65 S30000 89000 28000 23000 11000 630

Approximate Viscosity in mPa•s (Centipoise)

Catalog No. Viscosity Standard 20 °C
68 °F
25 °C
77 °F
37.78 °C
100 °F
40 °C
104 °F
50 °C
122 °F
60 °C
140 °F
98.89 °C
210 °F
100 °C
212 °F
9727-C10 N.4(b) 0.31 0.29 0.26 0.26
9727-C15 N.8(b) 0.66 0.62 0.54 0.52
9727-C20 N1.0(b) 1.0 0.93 0.78 0.76 0.71
9727-C25 S3 3.9 3.3 2.5 2.4 1.9 0.9 0.9
9727-C30 S6 9.1 7.6 5.1 4.8 3.7 1.5 1.4
9727-C32 N10 18 15 9.4 8.8 6.2 2.2 2.2
9727-C35 S20 39 31 18 16 11 3.3 3.2
9727-C37 N35 76 57 30 27 18 4.4 4.3
9727-C40 S60 140 100 51 46 30 6.1 6.0
9727-C42 N100 290 210 94 84 50 9.2 9.0
9727-C45 S200 580 400 170 150 90 14 13
9727-C47 N350 1100 750 310 270 150 20 19
9727-C50 S600 2100 1400 530 450 240 29 28
9727-C52 N1000 2900 2000 800 460 280 65
9727-C55 S2000 7600 4900 1700 1500 770 65 62
9727-C57 N4000 17000 11000 2900 1400 730 100
9727-C60 S8000 33000 20000 7000 5900 2800 200
9727-C62 N15000 68000 41000 11000 5400 2600 300
9727-C65 S30000 80000 25000 21000 9500 540

Cannon High-Viscosity Standards

These standards are furnished in a range of viscosities and temperatures which are of particular interest in asphalt viscosity determinations and the determination of the viscosities of polymers. See ASTM D 2170 and D 2171. See table III for approximate viscosities. Exact values are supplied with each standard. All data are traceable to NIST.

Approximate Viscosity in mPa•s (cP) Table III High-Viscosity Standards

Catalog No. Viscosity Standard 20 °C
68 °F
25 °C
77 °F
40 °C
104 °F
60 °C
140 °F
135 °C
275 °F
60 °C
140 °F
135 °C
275 °F
9727-E10 N600 1400 140 160 12
9727-C52 N1000* 2000 280 350
9727-E15 N2000 4900 380 440 26
9727-C57 N4000* 11000 730 850
9727-E20 N8000 20000 1400 1600
9727-C62 N15000* 41000 2600 3000
9727-E25 N30000 130000 80000 4700 5400
9727-E27 N62000 200000 13000
9727-E29 N150000 420000 24000
9727-E30 N190000 900000 520000 140000 33000
9727-E35 N450000 1600000 100000 2350
9727-E40 N2700000 5300000 340000

Cannon Low-Temperature Standards

Catalog No. Viscosity Standard Table IV Low-Temperature Viscosity Standards
9727-G10 N27B Viscosities in centipoises at 40, -30, -20, -15, -10, 0 °F
9727-G15 N115B Viscosities in centipoises at 20, -15, -10, 0, 10, 20 °F
9727-G25 N60B 150000 mPa•s (cP) at 55 °C
9727-G30 N120B 150000 mPa•s (cP) at 40 °C
9727-G35 N480B 150000 mPa•s (cP) at 26 °C
9727-G40 N1400B 150000 mPa•s (cP) at 12 °C
9727-G45 N2B Jet Fuel standard, 8 mm 2/s (cSt) at 20 °C
9727-G50 N74B 3400 mPa•s (cP) at 0 °C
9727-G55 N38B 3100 mPa•s (cP) at 10 °C
9727-G60 N25B 8000 mPa•s (cP) at 25 °C
9727-G65 N14B 17 000 mPa•s (cP) at 40 °C

Approximate Viscosity in mPa•s (cP) Table V (Centipoise)

Catalog No. Viscosity Standard -5 °C -10 °C -15 °C -20 °C -25 °C -30 °C -35 °C
9727-N06 CL10 1700
9727-N08 CL12 1600 3200
9727-N10 CL14 1600 3250 7000
9727-N12 CL16 2500 5500 11000
9727-N14 CL19 1800 3500 7400 17000
9727-N18 CL22 1300 2500 5100 11100
9727-N22 CL25 1800 3500 7400 17200
9727-N26 CL28 1300 2500 5000 9300
9727-N30 CL32 1800 3500 7300 15900
9727-N32 CL38 2900 5800 13000
9727-N34 CL48 2300 4500 9500 21000
9727-N36 CL60 3700 7300 15600
9727-N38 CL74 6000 12000

Viscosity Standards Set

Catalog No. Viscosity Standard Description
9727-N42 8CL Set of eight CCS viscosity standards containing one pint of each of the following standards: CL14, CL19, CL22, CL25, CL28, CL32, CL48, and CL74.

For CANNON Mini-Rotary Viscometer (CMRV) (see ASTM D 3829 and ASTM D 4684).

Catalog No. Viscosity Standard Table VI Approximate Viscosity in mPa•s (Centipoise)
9727-T10 N105B CMRV viscosity standard, 30 000 mPa•s (cP) at -20 °C
9727-T15 N400B CMRV viscosity standard, 60 000 mPa•s (cP) at -25 °C
9727-T25 YS-30 Exhibits yield stress of 70 Pa ±35 Pa at -30 °C
9727-T30 YS-35 Exhibits yield stress of 70 Pa ±35 Pa at -35 °C

Cannon High-Temperature Standards

For High-Temperature High-Shear Viscometer measurements at 150°C and 10/6s-1 shear rate. See ASTM D 5481.

Catalog No. Viscosity Standard Table IX High-Temperature Standards
9727-U50 HT39 2.0 mPa•s (cP) at 150 °C
9727-U55 HT75 2.7 mPa•s (cP) at 150 °C
9727-U60 HT150 3.7 mPa•s (cP) at 150 °C
9727-U65 HT240 5.0 mPa•s (cP) at 150 °C
9727-U70 HT390 7.0 mPa•s (cP) at 150 °C
9727-U92 HTNN-1 Non-Newtonian standard, 3.6 mPa•s (cP) at 150 °C and 10/6s-1
9727-U94 HTNN-2 Non-Newtonian standard, 3.1 mPa•s (cP) at 150 °C and 10/6s-1

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