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Gear Lubricants

Evaluate crucial properties of gear lubricants such as viscosity, shear stability, and wear performance testing is critical when assessing the performance of gear lubricants. This gear lubricant testing would include four ball wear extreme pressure, pin and vee wear, foam testing, and more.

ASTM International Method
ASTM D92 Flash Point, Cleveland Open Cup
ASTM D94 Saponification Number
ASTM D97 Pour Point
ASTM D130 Copper Strip Corrosion
ASTM D287 API Gravity (Hydrometer)
ASTM D445 Kinematic Viscosity
ASTM D664 Acid Number
ASTM D665 Rust Prevention 4 and 24 Hours (Method A or B)
ASTM D874 Sulfated Ash
ASTM D892 Foaming, Sequence I - III
ASTM D893 Insolubles, Pentane
ASTM D943 Oxidation Characteristics (2.0 TAN or 1000 Hrs)
ASTM D1500 Color
ASTM D2270 Viscosity Index
ASTM D2603 Sonic Shear, Oils
ASTM D2622 Sulfur by XRF - Wavelength Dispersive
ASTM D2670 Falex Pin & Vee Wear
ASTM D2711 Demulsibility - Procedure A (No EP Additives)
ASTM D2711 Demulsibility - Procedure B (EP Additives)
ASTM D2714 Block on Ring Friction and Wear
ASTM D2782 Timken Extreme Pressure
ASTM D2783 Four Ball Extreme Pressure
ASTM D2887 Gas Chromatography - Carbon Distribution
ASTM D2893 Oxidation Characteristics Extreme Pressure
ASTM D2983 Brookfield Viscosity, +20°C to -60°C
ASTM D3233 Falex Extreme Pressure
ASTM D3427 Air Release / Gas Bubble Separation
ASTM D4172 Four Ball Wear
ASTM D4310 Sludging/Corrosion Tendency Up to 1000 Hrs
ASTM D5182 FZG Gear Test - Up to 12 Stages
ASTM D5182 FZG Gear Test - Up to 14 Stages
ASTM D5183 Coefficient of Friction by Four Ball
ASTM D5453 & D5762 Sulfur and Nitrogen Package
CEC L-45-99 Mod. KRL Shear
FTM 3456 Channeling Characteristics