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Significance and Use
5.1 Viscosity at the shear rate and temperature of this test method is thought to be particularly representative of bearing conditions in large medium speed reciprocating engines as well as automotive and heavy duty engines operating in this temperature regime.
1.1 This test method covers the laboratory determination of the viscosity of engine oils at 100°C and 1·106s –1 using the Tapered Bearing Simulator (TBS) viscometer.2
1.2 The Newtonian calibration oils used to establish this test method range from approximately 5 to 12 mPa·s (cP) at 100°C and either the manual or automated protocol was used by each participant in developing the precision statement. The viscosity range of the test method at this temperature is from 1 mPa·s (cP) to above 25 mPa·s (cP), depending on the model of TBS.
1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. This test method uses the milliPascal second (mPa·s) as the unit of viscosity. This unit is equivalent to the centiPoise (cP), which is shown in parentheses.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D4683 Test Method for Measuring Viscosity of New and Used Engine Oils at High Shear Rate and High Temperature by Tapered Bearing Simulator Viscometer at 150 C
D4741 Test Method for Measuring Viscosity at High Temperature and High Shear Rate by Tapered-Plug Viscometer
ICS Number Code 17.060 (Measurement of volume, mass, density, viscosity)
UNSPSC Code 15121501(Engine oil); 41103312(Viscosimeters)
ASTM D6616-07(2012), Standard Test Method for Measuring Viscosity at High Shear Rate by Tapered Bearing Simulator Viscometer at 100°C, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top