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This specification covers silicone fluid, polydimethylsiloxane, for use in transformers, capacitors, and electronic assemblies as an insulating or cooling medium, or both. Physical, electrical, and chemical tests shall be conducted on the specimen to check for quality conformance. The silicone fluid shall conform to the color, flash point, fire point, pour point, refractive index, viscosity, specific gravity, weight of volatile matter, dielectric breakdown, disk electrodes, VDE electrodes, dissipation factor, volume resistivity, neutralization number, water content, and PCB content requirements.
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1.1 This specification covers silicone liquid for use in transformers, capacitors, and electronic assemblies as an insulating or cooling medium, or both.
1.2 Silicone liquid covered by this specification is polydimethylsiloxane having a nominal viscosity of 50 mm2/s at 25°C and a fire point of 340°C or greater. This specification applies only to new silicone liquid. Information on in-service maintenance testing is available in appropriate guides.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
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.
D92 Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester
D97 Test Method for Pour Point of Petroleum Products
D445 Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity)
D664 Test Method for Acid Number of Petroleum Products by Potentiometric Titration
D877 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage of Insulating Liquids Using Disk Electrodes
D923 Practices for Sampling Electrical Insulating Liquids
D924 Test Method for Dissipation Factor (or Power Factor) and Relative Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) of Electrical Insulating Liquids
D974 Test Method for Acid and Base Number by Color-Indicator Titration
D1169 Test Method for Specific Resistance (Resistivity) of Electrical Insulating Liquids
D1298 Test Method for Density, Relative Density, or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method
D1481 Test Method for Density and Relative Density (Specific Gravity) of Viscous Materials by Lipkin Bicapillary Pycnometer
D1533 Test Method for Water in Insulating Liquids by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration
D1807 Test Methods for Refractive Index and Specific Optical Dispersion of Electrical Insulating Liquids
D1816 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage of Insulating Liquids Using VDE Electrodes
D2129 Test Method for Color of Clear Electrical Insulating Liquids (Platinum-Cobalt Scale)
D2225 Test Methods for Silicone Fluids Used for Electrical Insulation
D2864 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulating Liquids and Gases
D4052 Test Method for Density, Relative Density, and API Gravity of Liquids by Digital Density Meter
D4059 Test Method for Analysis of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Insulating Liquids by Gas Chromatography
D4559 Test Method for Volatile Matter in Silicone Fluid
ICS Number Code 29.035.20 (Plastic and rubber insulating materials); 71.100.55 (Silicones)
UNSPSC Code 12352310(Silicones)
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