ASTM D2711 - 17

    Standard Test Method for Demulsibility Characteristics of Lubricating Oils

    Active Standard ASTM D2711 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.L0.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.01


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test provides a guide for determining the demulsibility characteristic of lubricating oils that are prone to water contamination and may encounter the turbulence of pumping and circulation capable of producing water-in-oil emulsions.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the ability of oil and water to separate from each other. It is intended for use in testing medium and high-viscosity lubricating oils.

    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.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D1796 Test Method for Water and Sediment in Fuel Oils by the Centrifuge Method (Laboratory Procedure)

    D4175 Terminology Relating to Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants


    ICS Code

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

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15121500(Lubricating preparations)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D2711-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM D2711-17, Standard Test Method for Demulsibility Characteristics of Lubricating Oils, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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