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Significance and Use
5.1 The linear flame propagation rate of a sample is a property that is relevant to the overall assessment of the flammability or relative ignitability of fire resistance lubricants and hydraulic fluids. It is intended to be used as a bench-scale test for distinguishing between the relative resistance to ignition of such materials. It is not intended to be used for the evaluation of the relative flammability of flammable, extremely flammable, or volatile fuels, solvents, or chemicals.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the linear flame propagation rates of lubricating oils and hydraulic fluids supported on the surfaces of and impregnated into ceramic fiber media. Data thus generated are to be used for the comparison of relative flammability.
1.2 This test method should be used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions and should not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. However, results of this test method may be used as elements of fire risk which takes into account all of the factors that are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end 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.
Military SpecificationsMIL-H-46170B Amm.1, Hydraulic Fluid, Rust Inhibited, Fire Resistant, Synthetic Hydrocarbon Base MIL-H-83282C Hydraulic Fluid, Fire Resistant, Synthetic Hydrocarbon Base, Aircraft NATO Code Number H-537
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
ICS Number Code 75.100 (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products); 75.120 (Hydraulic fluids)
UNSPSC Code 15121504(Hydraulic oil)
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ASTM D5306-92(2013), Standard Test Method for Linear Flame Propagation Rate of Lubricating Oils and Hydraulic Fluids, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top