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How Do I Convert from Centipoise (cP) to Centistokes (cSt)?

How do I convert from centipoise (cP) to centistokes (cSt)? This is a common question for those working with hydrocarbons like fual or lubricating oil.

Conversion to cP to cSt is Simple

To get centistokes from centipoise, divide by the density. Since most hydrocarbons will have a density of about 0.85 to 0.9, the centistokes value will be about 10% to 15% higher than the centipoises value.

To go in the other direction, multiply centistokes by the density to get centipoises.