ASTM D5282 - 05(2012)

    Standard Test Methods for Compatibility of Construction Material with Silicone Fluid Used for Electrical Insulation

    Active Standard ASTM D5282 | Developed by Subcommittee: D27.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.03


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    Significance and Use

    The magnitude of the changes in the electrical properties of the silicone fluid is of importance in determining the contamination of the fluid by the test specimen.

    Physical and chemical changes in the fluid, such as color and acidity, also indicate solubility or other adverse effects of the test specimen on the fluid.

    Physical changes of the test specimen, such as hardness, swelling, and discoloration, show the effect of the fluid on the test specimen and are used to determine the suitability of the material for use in silicone fluid.

    A material meeting the criteria recommended does not necessarily indicate suitability for use in electrical equipment. Other properties must also be considered. Additionally, certain materials containing additives may meet the requirements of these test methods yet be unsatisfactory when subjected to longer-term evaluations.

    These test methods may be used as a guide for testing the compatibility of materials for silicone fluids other than 50 cSt poly-dimethyl siloxane fluid, but different criteria for judgment may be necessary.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover screening for the compatibility of construction materials with silicone fluid for use in electrical equipment.

    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 problems, 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

    D92 Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester

    D445 Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity)

    D664 Test Method for Acid Number of Petroleum Products by Potentiometric Titration

    D828 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Paper and Paperboard Using Constant-Rate-of-Elongation Apparatus

    D877 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage of Insulating Liquids Using Disk Electrodes

    D924 Test Method for Dissipation Factor (or Power Factor) and Relative Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) of Electrical Insulating Liquids

    D974 Test Method for Acid and Base Number by Color-Indicator Titration

    D1169 Test Method for Specific Resistance (Resistivity) of Electrical Insulating Liquids

    D1933 Specification for Nitrogen Gas as an Electrical Insulating Material

    D2129 Test Method for Color of Clear ElectricalInsulating Liquids (Platinum-Cobalt Scale)

    D2225 Test Methods for Silicone Fluids Used for Electrical Insulation

    D2413 Practice for Preparation of Insulating Paper and Board Impregnated with a Liquid Dielectric

    D3612 Test Method for Analysis of Gases Dissolved in Electrical Insulating Oil by Gas Chromatography

    D4243 Test Method for Measurement of Average Viscometric Degree of Polymerization of New and Aged Electrical Papers and Boards

    D4559 Test Method for Volatile Matter in Silicone Fluid

    D4652 Specification for Silicone Fluid Used for Electrical Insulation

    D5837 Test Method for Furanic Compounds in Electrical Insulating Liquids by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.01 (Construction materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D5282-05R12

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