ASTM International - ASTM D4684-07e1

Standard Test Method for Determination of Yield Stress and Apparent Viscosity of Engine Oils at Low Temperature

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 15 January 2007
Status: historical
Page Count: 13
ICS Code (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products): 75.100
significance And Use:

When an engine oil is cooled, the rate and duration of cooling can affect its yield stress and viscosity. In this laboratory test, a fresh engine oil is slowly cooled through a temperature range... View More

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1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the yield stress and viscosity of engine oils after cooling at controlled rates over a period exceeding 45 h to a final test temperature between -10 and -40°C. The viscosity measurements are made at a shear stress of 525 Pa over a shear rate of 0.4 to 15 s-1. The viscosity as measured at this shear stress was found to produce the best correlation between the temperature at which the viscosity reached a critical value and borderline pumping failure temperature in engines.

1.2 Procedure A of this test method has precision stated for a yield range from less than 35 Pa to 210 Pa and apparent viscosity range from 4300 to 270 000 mPa·s. The test procedure can determine higher yield stress and viscosity levels.

1.3 This test method is applicable for unused oils, sometimes referred to as fresh oils, designed for both light duty and heavy duty engine applications. It also has been shown to be suitable for used diesel and gasoline engine oils. The applicability to petroleum products other than engine oils has not been determined.

1.4 This test method uses the milliPascal second (mPa·s) as the unit of viscosity. For information, the equivalent unit, centiPoise (cP), is shown in parentheses.

1.5 This test method contain two procedures: Procedure A incorporates several equipment and procedural modifications from Test Method D 4684-02 that have shown to improve the precision of the test, while Procedure B is unchanged from Test Method D 4684-02. Additionally, Procedure A applies to those instruments that utilize thermoelectric cooling technology and those that use indirect refrigeration technology of recent manufacture for instrument temperature control. Procedure B can use the same instruments used in Procedure A or those cooled by circulating methanol.

1.6 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.

Document History

June 1, 2018
Standard Test Method for Determination of Yield Stress and Apparent Viscosity of Engine Oils at Low Temperature
1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the yield stress and viscosity of engine oils after cooling at controlled rates over a period exceeding 45 h to a final test temperature between –10 °C...
December 1, 2017
Standard Test Method for Determination of Yield Stress and Apparent Viscosity of Engine Oils at Low Temperature
1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the yield stress and viscosity of engine oils after cooling at controlled rates over a period exceeding 45 h to a final test temperature between –10 °C...
May 1, 2017
Standard Test Method for Determination of Yield Stress and Apparent Viscosity of Engine Oils at Low Temperature
1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the yield stress and viscosity of engine oils after cooling at controlled rates over a period exceeding 45 h to a final test temperature between –10 °C...
July 1, 2014
Standard Test Method for Determination of Yield Stress and Apparent Viscosity of Engine Oils at Low Temperature
5.1 When an engine oil is cooled, the rate and duration of cooling can affect its yield stress and viscosity. In this laboratory test, a fresh engine oil is slowly cooled through a temperature range...
December 1, 2012
Standard Test Method for Determination of Yield Stress and Apparent Viscosity of Engine Oils at Low Temperature
5.1 When an engine oil is cooled, the rate and duration of cooling can affect its yield stress and viscosity. In this laboratory test, a fresh engine oil is slowly cooled through a temperature range...
December 1, 2008
Standard Test Method for Determination of Yield Stress and Apparent Viscosity of Engine Oils at Low Temperature
1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the yield stress and viscosity of engine oils after cooling at controlled rates over a period exceeding 45 h to a final test temperature between –10 and...
January 15, 2007
Standard Test Method for Determination of Yield Stress and Apparent Viscosity of Engine Oils at Low Temperature
1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the yield stress and viscosity of engine oils after cooling at controlled rates over a period exceeding 45 h to a final test temperature between -10 and...
ASTM D4684-07e1
January 15, 2007
Standard Test Method for Determination of Yield Stress and Apparent Viscosity of Engine Oils at Low Temperature
When an engine oil is cooled, the rate and duration of cooling can affect its yield stress and viscosity. In this laboratory test, a fresh engine oil is slowly cooled through a temperature range...
November 10, 2002
Standard Test Method for Determination of Yield Stress and Apparent Viscosity of Engine Oils at Low Temperature
1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the yield stress and viscosity of engine oils after cooling at controlled rates over a period exceeding 45 h to a final test temperature between -10 and...
August 10, 2002
Standard Test Method for Determination of Yield Stress and Apparent Viscosity of Engine Oils at Low Temperature
1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the yield stress and viscosity of engine oils after cooling at controlled rates over a period exceeding 45 h to a final test temperature between 10 and...
April 4, 2000
Standard Test Method for Determination of Yield Stress and Apparent Viscosity of Engine Oils at Low Temperature
1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the yield stress and viscosity of engine oils after cooling at controlled rates over a period exceeding 45 h to a final test temperature between -15 and...
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