ASTM D2532-10

    Standard Test Method for Viscosity and Viscosity Change After Standing at Low Temperature of Aircraft Turbine Lubricants


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the kinematic viscosity of aircraft turbine lubricants at low temperature, and the percent change of viscosity after a 3-h and a 72-h standing period at low temperature.

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

    1.2.1 The SI units for Kinematic Viscosity are mm2/s. For user reference, 1 mm2/s = 10-6 m2/s = 1 cSt.

    1.3 WARNINGMercury has been designated by many regulatory agencies as a hazardous material that can cause central nervous system, kidney and liver damage. Mercury, or its vapor, may be hazardous to health and corrosive to materials. Caution should be taken when handling mercury and mercury containing products. See the applicable product Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for details and EPAs websitehttp://www.epa.gov/mercury/faq.htmfor additional information. Users should be aware that selling mercury and/or mercury containing products into your state or country may be prohibited by law.

    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. For specific hazard statements, see Section 6.


    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

    D445 Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity)

    D446 Specifications and Operating Instructions for Glass Capillary Kinematic Viscometers

    D6300 Practice for Determination of Precision and Bias Data for Use in Test Methods for Petroleum Products and Lubricants

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers

    E563 Practice for Preparation and Use of an Ice-Point Bath as a Reference Temperature

    E644 Test Methods for Testing Industrial Resistance Thermometers

    E1137 Specification for Industrial Platinum Resistance Thermometers

    E1750 Guide for Use of Water Triple Point Cells

    E2593 Guide for Accuracy Verification of Industrial Platinum Resistance Thermometers

    E2877 Guide for Digital Contact Thermometers

    Other Documents

    MIL-PRF-23699 Lubricating Oil, Aircraft Turbine Engine, Synthetic Base, NATO Code Number O-156

    MIL-PRF-7808 Lubricating Oil, Aircraft Turbine Engine, Synthetic Base Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, http://dodssp.daps.dla.mil.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 49.025.99 (Other materials)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D2532-10

    Citation Format

    ASTM D2532-10, Standard Test Method for Viscosity and Viscosity Change After Standing at Low Temperature of Aircraft Turbine Lubricants, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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