ASTM D8185 - 18 - Standard Guide for In-Service Lubricant Viscosity Measurement

ASTM D8185 - 18

Standard Guide for In-Service Lubricant Viscosity Measurement

Status : Current   Published : April 2018



1.1 Significance and Determination of Viscosity—The purpose of this guide is to provide sufficient knowledge for a person with some technical background in lubrication or condition monitoring from which they can determine the best choice for measuring viscosity of an in-service oil. Such information from this guide should enable the user to engage in productive discussions with colleagues, service providers, managers, and service personnel about obtaining and using information on and from viscosity. There are a number of different approaches to viscometric measurement, and this guide is intended to be a helpful resource in selecting the most appropriate viscometric approach to gain information for the in-service fluid.

1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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 D8185 - 18
TitleStandard Guide for In-Service Lubricant Viscosity Measurement
Publication Date01 April 2018
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 Lubricant, viscosity measurement
File Size561 KB

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