Active Standard ASTM D2893 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.09.0D
Book of Standards Volume: 05.01
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Significance and Use
These test methods have been widely used to measure the oxidation stability of extreme pressure lubricating fluids, gear oils, and mineral oils.
1.1 These test methods (A and B) cover the determination of the oxidation characteristics of extreme-pressure fluid lubricants, gear oils, or mineral oils.
Note 1—The changes in the lubricant resulting from these test methods are not always necessarily associated with oxidation of the lubricant. Some changes may be due to thermal degradation.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.3 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.
D91 Test Method for Precipitation Number of Lubricating Oils
D445 Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity)
D943 Test Method for Oxidation Characteristics of Inhibited Mineral Oils
E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers
ICS Number Code 75.100 (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products)