Standard Test Method for Density and Relative Density (Specific Gravity) of Viscous Materials by Bingham Pycnometer
|Publication Date:||1 December 2015|
|ICS Code (Measurement of volume, mass, density, viscosity):||17.060|
This test method covers two procedures for the measurement of the density of materials which are fluid at the desired test temperature. Its application is restricted to liquids of vapor pressures below 80 kPa (600 mm Hg) and viscosities below 40 000 mm2/s (cSt) at the test temperature. The method is designed for use at any temperature between 20°C and 100°C. It can be used at higher temperatures; however, in this case the precision section does not apply.
NOTE 1-For the determination of density of materials which are fluid at normal temperatures, see Test Method D1217.
This test method provides a calculation procedure for converting density to specific gravity.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
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