ASTM D6895 - 06(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Rotational Viscosity of Heavy Duty Diesel Drain Oils at 100°C

    Active Standard ASTM D6895 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.03


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Rotational viscosity measurements allow the determination of the non-Newtonian, shear thinning property of drain oil. Rotational viscosity values can be compared at a shear rate of 100 s-1 by this test method.2,3

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the rotational viscosity and the shear thinning properties of heavy duty diesel engine drain oils at 100°C, in the shear rate range of approximately 10 to 300 s-1, in the shear stress range of approximately 0.1 to 10 Pa and the viscosity range of approximately 12 to 35 mPa·s. Rotational viscosity values can be compared at a shear rate of 100 s-1 by this test method.2,3

    1.2 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

    D4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

    D5967 Test Method for Evaluation of Diesel Engine Oils in T-8 Diesel Engine

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.080 (Petroleum products in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15121501(Engine oil)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6895-06R12

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