ASTM D566-02

    Standard Test Method for Dropping Point of Lubricating Grease


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the dropping point of lubricating grease.

    1.2 This test method is not recommended for use at bath temperatures above 288°C. For higher temperatures Test Method D2265 should be used.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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 6.4 and 8.1.


    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

    D217 Test Methods for Cone Penetration of Lubricating Grease

    D235 Specification for Mineral Spirits (Petroleum Spirits) (Hydrocarbon Dry Cleaning Solvent)

    D2265 Test Method for Dropping Point of Lubricating Grease Over Wide Temperature Range

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.100 (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D0566-02

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    ASTM D566-02, Standard Test Method for Dropping Point of Lubricating Grease, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.org

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