Significance and Use
The test method is used widely for specification purposes and is used to differentiate between greases having low, medium, or high levels of extreme pressure characteristics. The results may not correlate with results from service.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the load-carrying capacity of lubricating greases by means of the Timken Extreme Pressure Tester.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are 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. For specific warning statements, see 7.1, 7.2, and 9.4.
extreme pressure; grease; grease load-carrying capacity; Timken; EP (extreme-pressure) lubricants; Load-carrying capacity--lubricants; Loading tests--petroleum products; Lubricating grease; Pressure testing--petroleum products; Timken test method;
ICS Number Code 75.100 (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products)
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