ASTM D1831 - 11

    Standard Test Method for Roll Stability of Lubricating Grease

    Active Standard ASTM D1831 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.G0.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.01


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    Significance and Use

    The roll stability test is widely used in specifications. Test results are significant insofar as they can show a directional change in consistency that could occur in service. No accurate correlation is established between the test results and shear stability in actual service.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers determination of the changes in the consistency, as measured by cone penetration, of lubricating greases when worked in the roll stability test apparatus.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.2.1 ExceptionThe values stated in inch-pound units for the apparatus dimensions are to be regarded as standard; the SI conversions are provided for information only.

    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.


    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

    D217 Test Methods for Cone Penetration of Lubricating Grease

    D1403 Test Methods for Cone Penetration of Lubricating Grease Using One-Quarter and One-Half Scale Cone Equipment

    D4175 Terminology Relating to Petroleum, Petroleum Products, and Lubricants


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.100 (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15121902(GreaseĀ )


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D1831-11

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D1831-11, Standard Test Method for Roll Stability of Lubricating Grease, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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