Viscosity / Viscometers

Viscosity Cups / Bubble Viscometers

BYK-Gardner offers many choices to measure the kinematic viscosity of coatings, resins, and ink. A kinematic viscometer does not apply a shear force to measure the viscosity. The most common viscometers are the flow cups that include Zahn cup, Ford Cup, ISO Cup, and DIN cup. The bubble viscometer is also included in the kinematic viscosity category. All of these viscometers are easy to use and are reasonably priced. They are ideal for production control, field inspection, or laboratory use.

Bubble Viscometer Sets

Bubble Viscometer Tubes

Empty Tubes

The bubble viscometer sets are bubble tubes arranged in the most common viscosity ranges.
The bubble viscometers can be ordered individually to create a custom set.
Empty sample tubes and timer tubes are available to complement the bubble viscometers.
  • Long lasting shelf life up to 15 years
  • Ideal to measure the kinematic viscosity of resins and varnishes
  • Easy to compare and rank the sample with the bubble viscometer standards
  • Economically priced
  • Certified bubble viscometers are available
  • Compliant with ASTM methods D1131, D1545, D1725
  • Timer tube compliant with ASTM D1545
  • Empty tubes are priced to be disposable items
  • A tube holder makes it easy to perform the viscosity measurement
  • International Standards
  • AOC
    Method Ka 6-63

    ASTM
    D 1131, D 1545, D 1725

    FTMS
    141a Method 4272
  • Prices and Products
  • 0500
    Bubble Viscometer A5-A1
    0510
    Bubble Viscometer A-T
    0540
    Bubble Viscometer U-Z6
    0560
    Bubble Viscometer Z7-Z10
    0610
    Cert. Bubble Viscometer A-T
    with Certificate
    0600
    Cert. Bubble Viscometer A5-A1
    with Certificate
    0640
    Cert. Bubble Viscometer U-Z6
    with Certificate
    0660
    Cert. Bubble Viscometer Z7-Z10
    with Certificate
  • Comes complete with
  • Bubble Viscometers:
    Bubble tube standards
    Storage case
    Two empty tubes
    Operating manual
    Certified Sets come with certificate
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • International Standards
  • AOC
    Method Ka 6-63

    ASTM
    D 1131, D 1545, D 1725

    FTMS
    141a Method 4272
  • Prices and Products
  • 0501
    Tube A5
    0502
    Tube A4
    0503
    Tube A3
    0504
    Tube A2
    0505
    Tube A1
    0511
    Tube A
    0512
    Tube B
    0513
    Tube C
    0514
    Tube D
    0515
    Tube E
    0516
    Tube F
    0517
    Tube G
    0518
    Tube H
    0519
    Tube I
    0520
    Tube J
    0521
    Tube K
    0522
    Tube L
    0523
    Tube M
    0524
    Tube N
    0525
    Tube O
    0526
    Tube P
    0527
    Tube Q
    0528
    Tube R
    0529
    Tube S
    0530
    Tube T
    0541
    Tube U
    0542
    Tube V
    0543
    Tube W
    0544
    Tube X
    0545
    Tube Y
    0546
    Tube Z
    0547
    Tube Z1
    0548
    Tube Z2
    0549
    Tube Z3
    0550
    Tube Z4
    0551
    Tube Z5
    0552
    Tube Z6
    0561
    Tube Z7
    0562
    Tube Z8
    0563
    Tube Z9
    0564
    Tube Z10
    0601
    Cert. Tube A5
    Certified
    0602
    Cert. Tube A4
    Certified
    0603
    Cert. Tube A3
    Certified
    0604
    Cert. Tube A2
    Certified
    0605
    Cert. Tube A1
    Certified
    0611
    Cert. Tube A
    Certified
    0612
    Cert. Tube B
    Certified
    0613
    Cert. Tube C
    Certified
    0614
    Cert. Tube D
    Certified
    0615
    Cert. Tube E
    Certified
    0616
    Cert. Tube F
    Certified
    0617
    Cert. Tube G
    Certified
    0618
    Cert. Tube H
    Certified
    0619
    Cert. Tube I
    Certified
    0620
    Cert. Tube J
    Certified
    0621
    Cert. Tube K
    Certified
    0622
    Cert. Tube L
    Certified
    0623
    Cert. Tube M
    Certified
    0624
    Cert. Tube N
    Certified
    0625
    Cert. Tube O
    Certified
    0626
    Cert. Tube P
    Certified
    0627
    Cert. Tube Q
    Certified
    0628
    Cert. Tube R
    Certified
    0629
    Cert. Tube S
    Certified
    0630
    Cert. Tube T
    Certified
    0641
    Cert. Tube U
    Certified
    0642
    Cert. Tube V
    Certified
    0643
    Cert. Tube W
    Certified
    0644
    Cert. Tube X
    Certified
    0645
    Cert. Tube Y
    Certified
    0646
    Cert. Tube Z
    Certified
    0647
    Cert. Tube Z1
    Certified
    0649
    Cert. Tube Z3
    Certified
    0650
    Cert. Tube Z4
    Certified
    0651
    Cert. Tube Z5
    Certified
    0652
    Cert. Tube Z6
    Certified
    0661
    Cert. Tube Z7
    Certified
    0662
    Cert. Tube Z8
    Certified
    0663
    Cert. Tube Z9
    Certified
    0664
    Cert. Tube Z10
    Certified
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Prices and Products
  • 0571
    Empty Tubes Grade A
    In lots of 144 per package incl. corks
    0573
    Empty Tubes Grade B
    In lots of 144 per package incl. corks
    0575
    Empty Tubes Grade N
    In lots of 144 per package incl. corks
  • Comes complete with
  • Empty tubes in lots of 144 per package including corks
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 0576
    Corks
    In lots of 150 per bag
    0577
    Holder for 5 Tubes
    Comes without tubes.

    Zahn Cup

    Ford Cup

    DIN Cup

    BYK-Gardner offers three brands of Dip cups:
    The BYK-Gardner Ford cup is a flow cup that complies with ASTM methods D333, D365, D1200.
    The BYK-Gardner Din Cup is compliant with DIN method 53211.
    • Ideal for in-plant viscosity measurement tests
    • Simple to use
    • Precision made for reproducible results
    • Cup made of anodized aluminum for long life
    • Precision made for reproducible results
    • Cups calibrated to a certified standard oil
    • Cup made of anodized aluminum for long life
    • Precision made for reproducible results
    • Interchangeable orifice sizes available
  • International Standards
  • ASTM
    D 816, D 1084, D 4212
  • Prices and Products
  • 8201
    Zahn Type Cup No.1
    8202
    Zahn Type Cup No.2
    8203
    Zahn Type Cup No.3
    8204
    Zahn Type Cup No.4
    8205
    Zahn Type Cup No.5
    8206
    Zahn Type Cup No.1
    with Certificate
    8207
    Zahn Type Cup No.2
    with Certificate
    8208
    Zahn Type Cup No.3
    with Certificate
    6919
    S90 Zahn Cup No.1
    8209
    Zahn Type Cup No.4
    with Certificate
    8210
    Zahn Type Cup No.5
    with Certificate
    2102
    S90 Zahn Cup No.2
    2103
    S90 Zahn Cup No.3
    2104
    S90 Zahn Cup No.4
    6920
    S90 Zahn Cup No.5
    8300
    S90 Zahn Cup No.1
    with Certificate
    8301
    S90 Zahn Cup No.2
    with Certificate
    8302
    S90 Zahn Cup No.3
    with Certificate
    8303
    S90 Zahn Cup No.4
    with Certificate
    8304
    S90 Zahn Cup No.5
    with Certificate
    2106
    EZ Zahn Cup No.1
    2107
    EZ Zahn Cup No.2
    2108
    EZ Zahn Cup No.3
    2109
    EZ Zahn Cup No.4
    6922
    EZ Zahn Cup No.5
    8305
    EZ Zahn Cup No.1
    with Certificate
    8306
    EZ Zahn Cup No.2
    with Certificate
    8307
    EZ Zahn Cup No.3
    with Certificate
    8308
    EZ Zahn Cup No.4
    with Certificate
    8309
    EZ Zahn Cup No.5
    with Certificate
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • International Standards
  • ASTM
    D 333, D 365, D 1200


  • Prices and Products
  • 7201
    Ford Viscosity Cup No. 2
    0172
    Ford Viscosity Cup No. 2
    with Certificate
    0175
    Ford Viscosity Cup No. 3
    0173
    Ford Viscosity Cup No. 3
    with Certificate
    0176
    Ford Viscosity Cup No. 4
    0174
    Ford Viscosity Cup No. 4
    with Certificate
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 0480
    Thermometer
    Measuring range:
    -10 °C to 100 °C
    0430
    Heavy-Duty Stand for Flow Cups
    7208
    Ford Cup Accessory Kit
    7207
    Ford Stand with Waterbath
    0446
    Spirit Level, PV-0410/0411
  • International Standards
  • DIN 4mm
    K 4.57, C 452
  • Prices and Products
  • 0115
    DIN Flow Cup 4mm
    0140
    DIN Flow Cup 2 - 8 mm
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 0480
    Thermometer
    Measuring range:
    -10 °C to 100 °C
    0410
    Temperature Jacket DIN/Ford
    0420
    Ring Stand for Flow Cups
    0440
    Glass Plate, PV-0410/0411
    0152
    Interchangeable Orifice 2mm
    0153
    Interchangeable Orifice 3mm
    0154
    Interchangeable Orifice 4mm
    0156
    Interchangeable Orifice 6mm
    0158
    Interchangeable Orifice 8mm

    ISO Cup

    DIN/ISO Dip Cups

    Certified Standard Oils

    The BYK-Gardner ISO Cup is compliant with ISO 2431 and ASTM D5125 methods.
    The BYK-Gardner dip viscosity cups are ideal for in-plant process tests.
    Certified viscosity oils are available to confirm the performance of your viscosity cups.
    • Cups made of anodized aluminum for long life
    • Precision made for reproducible results
    • Certification certificate included with each cup
    • Economically priced
    • Protected loop handle for long life
    • Durable design
    • Viscosity standards to cover the entire range
    • Economically priced
  • International Standards
  • ASTM
    D 5125

    ISO
    2431
  • Prices and Products
  • 0213
    ISO Flow Cup 3 mm
    0214
    ISO Flow Cup 4 mm
    0215
    ISO Flow Cup 5 mm
    0216
    ISO Flow Cup 6 mm
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 0480
    Thermometer
    Measuring range:
    -10 °C to 100 °C
    0411
    Temperature Jacket ISO
  • Prices and Products
  • 0304
    DIN Dip Cup 4mm, Alu
    0334
    ISO Dip Cup 4mm, Alu
    0335
    ISO Dip Cup 5mm, Alu
    0314
    DIN Dip Cup 4mm, Polyamide
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Prices and Products
  • 4000
    Viscosity Standard C10
    Standard bottle size:
    1 pt. (470 ml)
    4001
    Viscosity Standard C20
    Standard bottle size:
    1 pt. (470 ml)
    4002
    Viscosity Standard C35
    Standard bottle size:
    1 pt. (470 ml)
    4003
    Viscosity Standard C60
    Standard bottle size:
    1 pt. (470 ml)
    4004
    Viscosity Standard C100
    Standard bottle size:
    1 pt. (470 ml)
    4005
    Viscosity Standard C200
    Standard bottle size:
    1 pt. (470 ml)
    4006
    Viscosity Standard C350
    Standard bottle size:
    1 pt. (470 ml)
    4015
    Viscosity Standard C600
    Standard bottle size:
    1 pt. (470 ml)
  • Specifications (PDF)
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