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Marine Lubricant Testing

Savant Labs offer a number of tests relevant to testing the properties of marine lubricants such as total base number (TBN), kinematic viscosity (KV), sulfur, foam tendency, and shear stability. Savant Labs are certified for NMMA licensing programs.

ASTM International Methods

ASTM D92    Flash Point, Cleveland Open Cup
ASTM D97    Pour Point
ASTM D445  Kinematic Viscosity, 40°C or 100°C
ASTM D445  Kinematic Viscosity, 0°C and Above
ASTM D664  Acid Number
ASTM D892  Foaming, Sequence I - III
ASTM D892 & D6082 Foaming, Sequence I - IV
ASTM D1298 Density/API Gravity, Hydrometer
ASTM D2270 Viscosity Index (D445 at 40°C & 100°C)
ASTM D2670 Falex Pin & Vee Wear
ASTM D2896 Base Number
ASTM D4683 High-Temperature High Shear/TBS Viscosity
ASTM D4684 TP-1 MRV Viscosity
ASTM D5185 Elemental Analysis by ICP
ASTM D5293 Cold Cranking Simulator
ASTM D5453 Sulfur
ASTM D5762 Nitrogen
ASTM D5800 Noack Volatility
ASTM D6278 Kurt Orbahn Shear Stability, 30 Passes
ASTM D6795 Engine Oil Filterability (EOFT)