Standard Historical Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015
ASTM F2661-07

Standard Test Method for Determining the Tribological Behavior and the Relative Lifetime of a Fluid Lubricant using the Spiral Orbit Tribometer


1.1 This test method covers the quantitative determination of the friction coefficient and the lifetime of oils and greases, when tested on a standard specimen under specified conditions of preparation, speed, Hertzian stress, materials, temperature, and atmosphere, by means of the Spiral Orbit Tribometer (SOT). This test method is intended primarily as an evaluation of the lifetimes of fluid lubricants under vacuum and ambient conditions.

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Book of Standards Volume: 01.09
Developed by Subcommittee: F34.02
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.1520/F2661-07
ICS Code: 75.100