ASTM WK44497

    New Practice for Accelerated aging of lubricating grease

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


    1. Scope

    Define methodology for accelerated aging of lubricating grease to shorten teh time needed to evaluate if a grease will survive long term storage either when in a bearing or other grease lubricated component

    NLGI looked at accelerated aging of grease to try to define shelf life of packaged greases Canadian Nuclear power authority would like standardized practices and methodology for the accelerated aging of greases in storage or service Bulk samples in MOV gearboxes Thin film vertical samples Other interested parties want a method for thermal aging / accelerated aging of grease


    Lubricating grease; storage; accelerated aging; shelf life; stability

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Gareth Fish

    Draft Under Development