ASTM D972-02

    Standard Test Method for Evaporation Loss of Lubricating Greases and Oils


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the loss in mass by evaporation of lubricating greases and oils for applications where evaporation loss is a factor. Evaporation loss data can be obtained at any temperature in the range from 100 to 150°C (210 to 300°F).

    1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units shall be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents of the other; therefore each system must be used independently of the other, without combining values in any way.

    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.


    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

    A240/A240M Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications

    D217 Test Methods for Cone Penetration of Lubricating Grease

    D2595 Test Method for Evaporation Loss of Lubricating Greases Over Wide-Temperature Range

    E2251 Specification for Liquid-in-Glass ASTM Thermometers with Low-Hazard Precision Liquids


    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/D0972-02

    Citation Format

    ASTM D972-02, Standard Test Method for Evaporation Loss of Lubricating Greases and Oils, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.org

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