ASTM WK44445

    Revision of D7342 - 07 Standard Test Method for Shear Stability of Lubricating Grease in Presence of Water (Water Stability Test)

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    Active Standard: D7342 - 15

    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.G0.07 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    The ASTM D7342-07 consisted of two very different test methods to look at the stability of grease in the presence of water. When this method was put up for re-approval, negative votes were received which suggested that the standard should be split into two methods. This was discussed in G Committee and found to be persuasive and ratified by D02 Main. This work item is Procedure A converted to a standard alone stand. See also WK 44408 for Proc B changes.


    cone penetration; consistency; grease worker; lubricating grease; penetration; roll stability; water stability test; wet shear stability;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Gareth Fish


    D02 (15-05)

    Ballot Item Approved as D7342-2015 and Pending Publication