ASTM D6184-98

    Standard Test Method for Oil Separation from Lubricating Grease (Conical Sieve Method)

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is used to determine the tendency of lubricating grease to separate oil at an elevated temperature. This test method shall be conducted to a 100°C for 30 h unless other conditions are required by the grease specification.

    1.2 This test method is not suitable for greases having a penetration (Test Methods D 217) greater than 340 (softer than NLGI No. 1 grade).

    1.3 Values stated in acceptable SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

    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.

    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

    D1742 Test Method for Oil Separation from Lubricating Grease During Storage

    E437 Specification for Industrial Wire Cloth and Screens (Square Opening Series) (Discontinued 2000) Replaced by E 2016

    Government Standard (Withdrawn)

    FED-STD-791C Lubricants, Liquid Fuels, and Related Products; Methods of Testing, Method 321.3 Oil Separation from Lubricating Greases (Static Technique), Withdrawn November 2007 Available online at ASSIST Quick Search (

    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15121902(Grease)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D6184-98

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    ASTM D6184-98, Standard Test Method for Oil Separation from Lubricating Grease (Conical Sieve Method), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1998,

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