Molasses is the residue left behind after the crystallization of sugar. It is rarely used in confectionery and is mainly used in making treacle toffee. It also adds colour and flavor. The term treacle is often used to refer to a black syrup made by dilute molasses.

Pumps For Molasses:

        A Gear pump is a type of displacement pump that’s commonly used for pumping viscous liquids. It uses a non-pulsating action to move the fluid.

Gerar pump for Molasess

Gear pumps do not have friction valves and, like centrifugal pumps, do not require friction losses due to high wheel speeds. Therefore, gear pumps are ideal for pumping viscous liquids such as molasses. Gear pumps are not suitable for pumping abrasive liquids or solids.

Physical properties of molasess:

Viscosity is a measure of the flow resistance of a liquid. Unlike low-viscosity fluids, for example. B. Water and molasses have a smooth flow pattern in which the liquid molecules line up to form a series of concentric rings. According to this type of flow trend, the velocity of the fluid adjacent to the pipe wall is close to zero and the maximum velocity circulates in the central pipe. For this reason, the molasses tubing around the fuel system must be of an appropriate diameter and the pump must be volumetric and run at a cycle of 200-200 rpm.

Molasses – 5,000 to 10,000 centipoise (cps)


Viscosity is the measurement of a fluid’s internal resistance to flow. This is typically designated in units of centipoise or poise but can be expressed in other acceptable measurements as well. Some conversion factors are as follows:

100 Centipoise = 1 Poise

1 Centipoise = 1 mPa s (Millipascal Second)

1 Poise = 0.1 Pa s (Pascal Second)

Centipoise = Centistoke x Specific Gravity