What is Poise?

Poise meaning in Safety terms is

  • Unit of fluid viscosity in fire retardant, defined as tangential force per unit area (dynes/square centimeter) required to maintain unit difference in velocity (1 centimeter/second) between two parallel planes separated by 1 cm of fluid (1 poise=1 dyne-second/cubic centimeter). 


reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group