Lubricants, Industrial Oils, and Related Products Type A Lubricant for General Purpose and Total Loss Systems - Specification
|Publication Date:||1 August 2017|
The SAE International Industrial Lubricants Committee has developed a number of industrial, non-production lubricant performance specifications.
The purpose of these voluntary SAE specifications is to:
Define minimum performance requirements for industrial lubricants.
Provide lubricant suppliers with performance targets for a minimum number of key industrial lubricants.
Improve the availability of these lubricants to member companies.
Provide a plant oriented, user friendly, classification system using common test standards and properties.
ISO Standard 6743 - Lubricants, industrial oils and related products (class L) - Classification is the foundation for these documents.
Performance characteristics and test procedures are specified.
For information, equivalent ISO, DIN, CEN, BSI, ASTM, AFNOR, CETOP, and IP test methods are referenced.1
Industrial lubricant classifications targeted:
Lubricants, Industrial Oils and Related Products - Classification (SAE MS1000)
General purpose and total loss lubricants (SAE MS1001)
Gear oils (SAE MS1002)
Compressor oils (SAE MS1003)
Hydraulic fluids (SAE MS1004)
Fire resistant hydraulic fluids (SAE MS1005)
Lubricants for spindle bearings and associated clutches (SAE MS1006)
Slideway lubricants (SAE MS1007)
Metal removal fluids (SAE MS1008)
Lubricants for pneumatic tools (SAE MS1009)
Turbine oils (SAE MS 1010)
Lubricating greases (SAE MS1011)
See SAE MS1000 - Index of lubricants and symbols.
NOTE 1: Environmental, Technical Reports, and/or health and safety regulations may present additional specifications to the supplier.
NOTE 2: There can be issues related to the quality of industrial lubricants that fall outside of the scope of this specification.
1 International Standards Organization (ISO)
Deutsches Institut fur Normung e. V. (DIN)
European Committee for Standardization (CEN)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Association of Francaise de Normalisation (AFNOR)
The Institute of Petroleum (IP) NOTE: Now combined with BSI
British Standards Institution (BSI), BS 2000: XXX where XXX is the corresponding IP number
European Committee on Hydraulic Oil and Pneumatics (CETOP)