Petroleum and related products - Determination of shear stability of lubricating oils containing polymers - Method using a tapered roller bearing
|Publication Date:||5 April 2011|
|ICS Code (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products):||75.100|
This International Standard specifies a method of determining the shear stability of polymer-containing lubricating oils, including pressure fluids, by the four-ball tester as specified in ISO 20623, but using a tapered roller bearing. The test results allow prediction of the in-service permanent viscosity loss. NOTE Other international standards for the evaluation of viscosity loss of polymer containing oils exist. The method specified in this International Standard subjects fluids to a higher shear rate than, e.g., the diesel injector nozzle shear test ISO 20844 . It is particularly appropriate for lubricants being used in high shear applications, such as components with gears and roller bearings. In such applications, the shear rate in the ISO 20844 test method can be too low to generate a realistic permanent shear of the fluid.