ASTM D3487 - 16e1 - Standard Specification for Mineral Insulating Oil Used in Electrical Apparatus

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ASTM D3487 - 16e1

Standard Specification for Mineral Insulating Oil Used in Electrical Apparatus

Status : Current   Published : June 2016



1.1 This specification covers unused mineral insulating oil of petroleum origin for use as an insulating and cooling medium in new and existing power and distribution electrical apparatus, such as transformers, regulators, reactors, circuit breakers, switchgear, and attendant equipment.

1.2 This specification is intended to define a mineral insulating oil that is functionally interchangeable and miscible with existing oils, is compatible with existing apparatus and with appropriate field maintenance, 2 and will satisfactorily maintain its functional characteristics in its application in electrical equipment. This specification applies only to new insulating oil as received prior to any processing.

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.

Standard NumberASTM D3487 - 16e1
TitleStandard Specification for Mineral Insulating Oil Used in Electrical Apparatus
Publication Date15 June 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Electrical insulating oils-specifications, Mineral insulating oil-specifications, Power electrical systems
File Size104 KB

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