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Significance and Use
Certain synthetic dielectric fluids are used in the manufacture of capacitors because of their chemical, thermal, and electrical properties as well as their environmental acceptability.
Properties of a synthetic dielectric fluid differ from those of petroleum based fluids. Design considerations and quality control are influenced by these properties as measured by the appropriate tests.
Each test method has its own brief statement describing its significance.
1.1 These test methods cover testing synthetic dielectric fluids currently in use for capacitors. The methods are generally suitable for specification acceptance, factory control, referee testing, and research. Their applicability to future fluids has not been determined.
1.2 The scope of some of the test methods listed here apply to petroleum oils, but have been found suitable for synthetic fluids.
1.3 For methods relating to polybutene fluids refer to Specification D 2296.
1.4 For methods relating to silicone fluids refer to Test Methods D 2225.
1.5 A list of properties and standards are as follows:
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