Mixing Viscosities Calculator: To predict blend viscosity of two or more base oils or to predict mixing ratio of base oils to reach the desired viscosity. For best results, blend base fluids from a base stock slate or fluids from the same manufacturer. See API Base Oil Interchangeability Guidelines.
Mixing Viscosities: Oil Viscosity Calculators for the blend of 2-4 base oils.
Module #1: Oil Viscosity Calculator to predict blend (mixing) viscosity of two base oils.
To predict the mixing viscosity (blend) of two liquids or base oils:
1- Enter viscosity of the first base oil
2- Enter viscosity of the second base oil
3- Fill in the percentage (%) of the first oil in the blend.
3- Select the temperature for the viscosity measurements. Viscosity measurements must be at the same temperature for both oils.
4- Click Calculate button to predict the mixing viscosity of the two oil blends at the selected temperature.
Module #2: Calculator to predict mixing ratio to reach desired oil viscosity.
To get a percentage of each oil to reach a target viscosity by mixing or blending two base oils:
1- Fill viscosity of the first oil
2- Fill viscosity of the second oil.
3- Fill in the desired viscosity. Desired viscosity must be between the viscosity of first and second base oils.
4- Select the temperature for the viscosity measurements. Viscosity measurements must be at the same temperature for both oils
5- Click Calculate button to predict the mixing ratio of each base oil to reach the desired viscosity.
Module #3: Mixing viscosities calculator to blend or mix more than two base fluids.
1- Fill the viscosity of Base oil #1 and weight percent (Wt%) in the third (Wt%) column.
2- Fill in the viscosity of Base Oil #2 and weight percent (Wt%) in the next column.
3- Fill in the weight percent (Wt%) and Base oil #3 viscosity in the 3rd row. If you don’t want to include 3rd and 4th base oils, fill any value (>1) in the viscosity cell and zero (0) in the Wt%.
4- Repeat the same for Base Oil #4 by filling in the viscosity and Wt% of the Base oil.
5- Click Calculate to predict the mixing viscosity of the blend.
Please note: Leave the default value of “1” in the viscosity field if blending less than two liquids. Fill in zero 0 (or leave default “0”) in Wt % if not included in the blending calculations.
6- The Sum of Wt% must be 100.
Viscosity temperature is not required but must be the same for all base oils viscosities.
You can use this calculator to predict mixing viscosities of 2-4 base oils. Fill in zero (0) in the weight percent column (Wt%) if Base oil #3 and-or Base oil #4 are not part of the mixing viscosities.