What Does Solids By Volume Mean?
Solids by volume refer to the percent ratio of the volume of dissolved solids (non-fluid particles) in a given mixture or solution relative to the overall three-dimensional linear space (i.e., total volume) that is occupied by said fluid mixture or solution.
Solids by volume percentage calculations are often used when specifying or preparing paints and other coatings to be applied on a metal's surface to prevent corrosion. This is important because the solid portion of the paint or coating is the fraction that will dry once the coating is applied; the fluid portion will often evaporate and is only present to facilitate ease of application. Therefore, it is vital to know what percent of the paint volume is solid.