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Standard Test Method for Explosive Reactivity of Lubricants with Aerospace Alloys Under High Shear

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Standard Test Method for Explosive Reactivity of Lubricants with Aerospace Alloys Under High Shear (Withdrawn 2019)


1.1 This test method is used to evaluate for explosive reactivity of various lubricants in the presence of aerospace alloys under high shear conditions.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. In cases where materials, products, or equipment are available in inch-pound units only, SI units are omitted.

1.3 This standard should be used to measure and describe the response of materials, products, or assemblies to heat and flame under controlled conditions and should not be used to describe or appraise the fire-hazard or fire-risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. However, results of the test may be used as elements of a fire-hazard assessment or a fire-risk assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard or fire risk of a particular end use.

1.4 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Significance and Use

Explosive reactivity has resulted when parts made from some light alloys, typically high in aluminum and magnesium, are loaded under shear conditions while in contact with certain lubricants. A typical example is a threaded part, lubricated with a chlorofluorocarbon grease, pulled up normally tight.


aerospace alloys; explosive reactivity; lubricants; reactivity; shear; ICS Number Code 49.025.99 (Other materials)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

05.01 (Petroleum Products and Lubricants (I): D56 - D3710)

05.02 (Petroleum Products and Lubricants (II): D3711 - D6122)

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49.025.99 (Other materials)

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1995 R05 EDITION



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Publication Date

Sept. 1, 2005

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

3 pages

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