ASTM D1168-08

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM D1168-08 Standard Test Methods for Hydrocarbon Waxes Used for Electrical Insulation (Withdrawn 2014)

    Developed by Subcommittee: D09.01

    WITHDRAWN, NO REPLACEMENT

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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    These test methods cover a compendium of tests that apply to mineral waxes of petroleum origin in general, but more specifically to the so-called microcrystalline types used as either electrical insulation or moisture-proofing mediums, or both, for treating, impregnating, coating, and filling electrical apparatus. These test methods are also applicable to other waxes of natural or synthetic origin, provided that their characteristics are similar to those of the so-called microcrystalline waxes.

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D09 on Electrical and Electronic Insulating Materials, this test method was withdrawn in February 2014. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement because the subcommittee does not have the expertise to keep this standard up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover a compendium of tests that apply to mineral waxes of petroleum origin in general, but more specifically to the so-called microcrystalline types used as either electrical insulation or moisture-proofing mediums, or both, for treating, impregnating, coating, and filling electrical apparatus. These test methods are also applicable to other waxes of natural or synthetic origin, provided that their characteristics are similar to those of the so-called microcrystalline waxes.

    Note 1—There is no equivalent ISO or IEC standard.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautions, see Section 5.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D6 Test Method for Loss on Heating of Oil and Asphaltic Compounds

    D70 Test Method for Density of Semi-Solid Bituminous Materials (Pycnometer Method)

    D87 Test Method for Melting Point of Petroleum Wax (Cooling Curve)

    D88 Test Method for Saybolt Viscosity

    D92 Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester

    D94 Test Methods for Saponification Number of Petroleum Products

    D127 Test Method for Drop Melting Point of Petroleum Wax, Including Petrolatum

    D176 Test Methods for Solid Filling and Treating Compounds Used for Electrical Insulation

    D445 Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity)

    D664 Test Method for Acid Number of Petroleum Products by Potentiometric Titration

    D937 Test Method for Cone Penetration of Petrolatum

    D938 Test Method for Congealing Point of Petroleum Waxes, Including Petrolatum

    D974 Test Method for Acid and Base Number by Color-Indicator Titration

    D1321 Test Method for Needle Penetration of Petroleum Waxes

    D1500 Test Method for ASTM Color of Petroleum Products (ASTM Color Scale)

    D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation

    D2161 Practice for Conversion of Kinematic Viscosity to Saybolt Universal Viscosity or to Saybolt Furol Viscosity

    E28 Test Methods for Softening Point of Resins Derived from Naval Stores by Ring-and-Ball Apparatus


    DOI: 10.1520/D1168-08

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