ASTM D4049 - 06(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Determining the Resistance of Lubricating Grease to Water Spray

    Active Standard ASTM D4049 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.G0.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.02


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is used to evaluate the ability of a grease to adhere to a metal surface when subjected to direct water spray. The results obtained from the use of this test method suggest correlation in operations involving direct water spray impingement such as steel mill roll neck bearing service. This test method is used for quality control and purchase specifications.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the ability of a grease to adhere to a metal surface when subjected to a water spray under prescribed laboratory conditions.

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


    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

    D1742 Test Method for Oil Separation from Lubricating Grease During Storage

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15121902(Grease)


    DOI: 10.1520/D4049-06R11

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