Petrochemicals | Measurement of hydraulic fluids (lubricants) at low temperatures according to ASTM D2983/D8210
Adequate lubrication behavior of hydraulic fluids is essential for a proper operation of mechanical devices. Low-temperature viscosity measurements according to ASTM D2983 and ASTM D8210 prove the suitability of these fluids to guarantee proper operation of mechanical devices.
The low-temperature viscosity of hydraulic fluids such as automatic transmission fluids, gear oils and other lubricants is important for the proper operation of many mechanical devices.
Manufacturers have to ensure that these fluids provide an adequate lubrication to critical parts under low temperature conditions. One crucial function is an oil's fluidity at low ambient temperatures.
The use of unsuitable lubricants may result in dry gears and bearings, difficult starting and shifting, quick wear, and deterioration of engines and chassis.
Test procedures according to ASTM D2983 and ASTM D8210 prove the suitability of fluids for low ambient temperatures. The difference between those standards is that ASTM D8210 additionally describes an abbreviated (automated) test method.
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