Active Standard ASTM D971 | Developed by Subcommittee: D27.07
Book of Standards Volume: 10.03
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Significance and Use
4.1 Interfacial tension measurements on electrical insulating oils provide a sensitive means of detecting small amounts of soluble polar contaminants and products of oxidation. A high value for new mineral insulating oil indicates the absence of most undesirable polar contaminants. The test is frequently applied to service-aged oils as an indication of the degree of deterioration.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D117 Guide for Sampling, Test Methods, and Specifications for Electrical Insulating Oils of Petroleum Origin
D923 Practices for Sampling Electrical Insulating Liquids
D2285 Test Method for Interfacial Tension of Electrical Insulating Oils of Petroleum Origin Against Water by the Drop-Weight Method
ICS Number Code 75.100 (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products)