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Significance and Use
Color is significant chiefly as an indicator of contamination in electrical insulating liquids. Frequently this contamination is the result of solvent action in the apparatus involved or it may indicate possible contamination. No definite relationship can be established between color and the physical and electrical characteristics of the liquid; for that reason color in itself has limited value as a measure of condition. For more precise determination of color, Test Method D1209 may be used.
1.1 This standard describes a test method for the visual determination of the color of clear insulating liquids.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.3 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.
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
D1209 Test Method for Color of Clear Liquids (Platinum-Cobalt Scale)
D1500 Test Method for ASTM Color of Petroleum Products (ASTM Color Scale)
ICS Number Code 17.180.20 (Colours and measurement of light)
UNSPSC Code 15121505(Transformer oil or insulating oil)
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ASTM D2129-05(2010), Standard Test Method for Color of Clear Electrical Insulating Liquids (Platinum-Cobalt Scale), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top