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Significance and Use
5.1 Petrolatum is a purified mixture of semi-solid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum and is often described as an unctuous mass. Cone penetration is a means of measuring the firmness or consistency of petrolatum. Such measurements are useful for selecting or specifying, or both, a petrolatum of a particular consistency or firmness. Cone penetration values may or may not correlate with end-use functional properties.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D217 Test Methods for Cone Penetration of Lubricating Grease
ICS Number Code 75.140 (Waxes, bituminous materials and other petroleum products)
UNSPSC Code 12181504(Petrolatums)
ASTM D937-07(2012), Standard Test Method for Cone Penetration of Petrolatum, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top