ASTM D6375 - 09

    Standard Test Method for Evaporation Loss of Lubricating Oils by Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) Noack Method

    Active Standard ASTM D6375 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.03


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is a safe and fast alternative for determination of the Noack evaporation loss of a lubricant.

    The evaporation loss of a lubricant is important in the hot zones of equipment where evaporation of part of the lubricant may increase lubricant consumption.

    Some lubricant specifications cite a maximum allowable evaporative loss.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the procedure for determining the Noack evaporation loss of lubricating oils using a thermogravimetric analyzer test (TGA). The test method is applicable to base stocks and fully formulated lubricant oils having a Noack evaporative loss ranging from 0 to 30 mass %. This procedure requires much smaller specimens, and is faster when multiple samples are sequentially analyzed, and safer than the standard Noack method using Wood's metal.

    1.2 The evaporative loss determined by this test method is the same as that determined using the standard Noack test methods.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.4 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

    D5800 Test Method for Evaporation Loss of Lubricating Oils by the Noack Method

    D6299 Practice for Applying Statistical Quality Assurance and Control Charting Techniques to Evaluate Analytical Measurement System Performance

    D6792 Practice for Quality System in Petroleum Products and Lubricants Testing Laboratories

    E1582 Practice for Calibration of Temperature Scale for Thermogravimetry


    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)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6375-09

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