ASTM D2981 - 94(2014)

    Standard Test Method for Wear Life of Solid Film Lubricants in Oscillating Motion

    Active Standard ASTM D2981 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.L0.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.01


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method is used for determining the wear life properties of bonded solid lubricants in oscillating motion under the prescribed test conditions. This test method differentiates between bonded solid lubricants with respect to their wear life. If the test conditions are changed, relative wear life may change and relative ratings of the bonded solid film lubricants may be different.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the evaluation of wear life of a bonded solid film lubricant under oscillating motion by means of a block-on-ring2 friction and wear testing machine.

    1.2 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

    D2714 Test Method for Calibration and Operation of the Falex Block-on-Ring Friction and Wear Testing Machine


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 21.260 (Lubrication systems)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15121500(Lubricating preparations)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D2981-94R14

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D2981-94(2014), Standard Test Method for Wear Life of Solid Film Lubricants in Oscillating Motion, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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