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ASTM International - ASTM D4289-19

Standard Test Method for Elastomer Compatibility of Lubricating Greases and Fluids

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 November 2019
Status: active
Page Count: 8
ICS Code (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products): 75.100
significance And Use:

5.1 Measurement of the changes in the volume and hardness of an elastomer that occur from immersion in a lubricating grease or fluid provides a means for evaluating relative compatibility. Much of... View More

scope:

1.1 This test method evaluates the compatibility of lubricating greases and fluids with coupons cut from standard elastomer sheets (Practice D3182) or, optionally, from SAE Specification AMS 3217/2C (NBR-L) and AMS 3217/3B (CR) sheets. Compatibility is evaluated by determining the changes in volume and Durometer A hardness that occur when elastomer coupons are totally immersed in a lubricant sample for 70 h at either 100 °C or 150 °C or as required by the lubricant specification.

1.1.1 Some lubricant specifications may require different test conditions, such as longer durations or lower or higher temperatures. In such instances, the repeatability and reproducibility values stated in Section 12 do not apply, and the user and supplier should agree on acceptable limits of precision.

Note 1: The scope of this test method now includes the evaluation of the elastomer compatibility of both lubricating fluids and greases. Testing of fluids was not included in Test Method D4289-95 and earlier versions.

1.2 This test method can also be used as a guide to evaluate the compatibility of greases with rubber products not in standard sheet form (Practice D3183).

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.3.1 Exception-When listed, Durometer A units shall be regarded as the standard.

1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific warning statements, see 8.4 - 8.6.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Document History

ASTM D4289-19
November 1, 2019
Standard Test Method for Elastomer Compatibility of Lubricating Greases and Fluids
5.1 Measurement of the changes in the volume and hardness of an elastomer that occur from immersion in a lubricating grease or fluid provides a means for evaluating relative compatibility. Much of...
October 1, 2014
Standard Test Method for Elastomer Compatibility of Lubricating Greases and Fluids
5.1 Measurement of the changes in the volume and hardness of an elastomer that occur from immersion in a lubricating grease or fluid provides a means for evaluating relative compatibility. Much of...
December 1, 2013
Standard Test Method for Elastomer Compatibility of Lubricating Greases and Fluids
5.1 Measurement of the changes in the volume and hardness of an elastomer that occur from immersion in a lubricating grease or fluid provides a means for evaluating relative compatibility. Much of...
May 1, 2008
Standard Test Method for Elastomer Compatibility of Lubricating Greases and Fluids
Measurement of the changes in the volume and hardness of an elastomer that occur from immersion in a lubricating grease or fluid provides a means for evaluating relative compatibility. Much of this...
May 10, 2003
Standard Test Method for Elastomer Compatibility of Lubricating Greases and Fluids
1.1 This test method evaluates the compatibility of lubricating greases and fluids with coupons cut from standard elastomer sheets (Practice D 3182) or, optionally, from SAE Specification AMS 3217/2B...
January 1, 1995
Standard Test Method for Elastomer Compatibility of Lubricating Greases and Fluids
1.1 This test method evaluates the compatibility of lubricating greases and fluids with coupons cut from standard elastomer sheets (Practice D3182) or, optionally, from SAE Specification AMS 3217/2A...
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