This standard is being balloted for withdrawal with no replacement because of several reasons. First, most use the D2265 method that employs a safer and more versatile aluminum block heater. Next, the D566 method uses a hot oil bath which can be hazardous to use. The hazards are even expected to get worse as the movement away from mercury in glass thermometers forces users to use bulky, difficult to balance temperature measurement devices. The equivalent international standard IP 132 has already been withdrawn. Finally, for the minimal few who still want to run this method, they can refer to the still active method ISO 2176.
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