ASTM D3705 - 14

    Standard Test Method for Misting Properties of Lubricating Fluids

    Active Standard ASTM D3705 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.L0.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.01


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test provides a guide for evaluating the misting characteristics of oils for use in industrial mist lubrication systems. The degree of correlation between this test and service performance has not been fully determined.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the misting characteristics of lubricating fluids.

    Note 1: This test method should not be used to evaluate fluids containing solid additives such as graphite.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.

    1.2.1 Inch-pound units are used to describe the various tube fittings shown in Fig. 1.

    1.2.2 Inch-pound thread is shown in Fig. 2.

    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 Sections 7 and 8.


    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

    D91 Test Method for Precipitation Number of Lubricating Oils

    D235 Specification for Mineral Spirits (Petroleum Spirits) (Hydrocarbon Dry Cleaning Solvent)


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15120000(Lubricants and oils and greases and anticorrosives)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D3705-14

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D3705-14, Standard Test Method for Misting Properties of Lubricating Fluids, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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