ASTM WK66909

    Revision of D2265 - 15e1 Standard Test Method for Dropping Point of Lubricating Grease Over Wide Temperature Range

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    Active Standard: D2265 - 19

    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.G0.03 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager



    WK66909


    Keywords

    dropping point; greases; lubricating grease;;

    Rationale

    The dropping point test is being misused in Industry as being the arbiter for the upper operating temperature of the grease. As originally approved in 1964, the ASTM D2265 dropping point test was used to give an indication of the higher temperature performance of the grease. The dropping point as measured by this test is an artificially corrected number that does not have any bearing on the performance of the grease at elevated temperature. The dropping point definition is not the same as is used in D566. Language needs revising and a caveat inserting

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    02-05-2019

    Technical Contact:
    Gareth Fish

    Item:
    004

    Ballot:
    D02.G0 (19-02)

    Status:
    Item Going To Next Ballot Level

    Item:
    006

    Ballot:
    D02.G0 (19-02)

    Status:
    Item Going To Next Ballot Level

    Item:
    008

    Ballot:
    D02 (19-03)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved as D2265-2019 and Pending Publication

    Item:
    009

    Ballot:
    D02 (19-03)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved as D2265-2019 and Pending Publication

    Item:
    010

    Ballot:
    D02 (19-03)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved as D2265-2019 and Pending Publication