Mineral Insulating Oils - Determination of Kinematic Viscosity at Very Low Temperatures
|Publication Date:||1 November 1998|
|ICS Code (Insulating oils):||29.040.10|
|ICS Code (29.035.40):||29.035.40|
|ICS Code (Other standards related to electricity and magnetism):||17.220.99|
This International Standard specifies a procedure for the determination of the kinematic viscosity of mineral insulating oils, both transparent and opaque, at very low temperatures, after a cold soaking period of at least 20 h, by measuring the time for a volume of liquid to flow under gravity through a calibrated glass capillary viscometer.
It is applicable at all temperatures to both Newtonian and non-Newtonian liquids having viscosities of up to 20 000 mm2 x s-1. It is particularly suitable for the measurement of the kinematic viscosity of liquids for use in cold climates, at very low temperatures (-40 °C) or at temperatures between the cloud and pour-point temperatures (typically -20 °C) where some liquids may develop unexpectedly high viscosities under cold soak conditions.