ASTM WK46694

    Revision of D5800 - 10 Standard Test Method for Evaporation Loss of Lubricating Oils by the Noack Method

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    Active Standard: D5800 - 14

    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.06 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    Electrical spikes, as indicated by a sharp deviation and sharp return to baseline in the graphs for both pressure and temperature are an fairly common occurrence, and according to the method as written, are cause for rerunning the test. These excursions are not reflective of what is physically happening during the run, and should not be cause for aborting the test. This ballot will make allowances for these electrical excursions.


    evaporation loss of lubricants; Noack volatility; volatility of lubricants; Evaporation loss; Lubricating oils; Noack method;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Mike Birke


    D02 (14-06)

    Approval On Hold