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Standard Test Method for Oil Separation from Lubricating Grease (Conical Sieve Method)

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Standard Test Method for Oil Separation from Lubricating Grease (Conical Sieve Method)


1.1 This test method is used to determine the tendency of lubricating grease to separate oil at an elevated temperature. This test method shall be conducted to a 100°C for 30 h unless other conditions are required by the grease specification.

1.2 This test method is not suitable for greases having a penetration (Test Methods D 217) greater than 340 (softer than NLGI No. 1 grade).

1.3 Values stated in acceptable SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

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.


cone-bleed test; leakage; lubricating grease; oil bleed; oil separation; ICS Number Code 75.100 (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products)

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05.03 (Petroleum Products and Lubricants (III): D6138 - D6971)

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75.100 (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products Including mineral oils, fluids for metal working and for temporary protection against corrosion Lubrication systems, see 21.260 Insulating oils, see 29.035.40)

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FSC 9150 (Cutting, Lubricating, and Hydraulic)

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Publication Date

Nov. 10, 1997

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Test Method

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3 pages

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