||Updated Test Method Can Shorten Turbine Oil Production Time
To add flexibility to the time in which tests are run during the
manufacture of lubricant oils, ASTM Standard D 665, Test Method for Rust-Preventing Characteristics of Inhibited
Mineral Oil in the Presence of Water was updated by a section
of Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants.
Many plants use this test as a production batch test and a shorter
time will allow them to get their product out to the customer
quicker, said Mark Okazaki, chair of an ASTM D02 Section on Corrosion
and Water/Air Separability, and a senior research chemist with
Chevron Products Company, Richmond, Calif. The previous edition
was from 1998.
As stated in its scope, D 665 is used to evaluate the ability
of inhibited mineral oils, particularly steam-turbine oils, to
aid in preventing the rusting of ferrous parts should water become
mixed with the oil. This test method is also used for testing
other oils, such as hydraulic oils and circulating oils. Provision
is made in the procedure for testing heavier-than-water fluids.
The committee section that developed the revision represented
lubricant oil manufacturers, lubricant oil additive suppliers,
and lubricant oil test laboratories.
Those wishing further technical information on Test Method D 665
should contact Mark Okazaki, Chevron Products Company, 100 Chevron Way, Richmond, CA 94802-0627
(510/242-5978; fax: 510/242-3758). Committee D02 on Petroleum
Products and Lubricants meets Dec. 3-8 in Nashville, Tenn. For
meeting or membership information, contact Staff Manager David Bradley, ASTM (610/832-9681). //
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