Oil Separation From Lubricating Grease During Storage

Oil Separation From Lubricating Grease During Storage
Test Method
Determines the tendency of lubricating grease to separate oil during storage in a 35 lb pail. The sample is placed on a sieve inside a special test cell and subjected to 0.25psi (1.72kPa) air pressure at constant temperature. Any oil that bleeds from the grease during a 24 hour period is collected in the cell and weighed.

Oil Separation Apparatus
Conforms to ASTM D1742 and related specifications
Four sample capability
Controls temperature and air pressure Consists of pressure bleeding test cells with air pressure regulation system and constant temperature air cabinet.

Pressure Bleeding Test Cell–Type A test cell includes cup assembly with funnel and positioning seat for beaker; cover with air inlet fitting; and 200-mesh stainless steel sieve strainer with brass support ring. Bayonet type connection and o-ring seal provide tight closure between cover and base. Cup, funnel and base are constructed of chrome plated spun copper. Order test beaker separately.

Constant Temperature Air Cabinet–Provides a constant temperature environment and regulated air pressure per ASTM specifications. Consists of an insulated airtight cabinet with pressure system to accommodate four pressure bleeding test cells. Equipped with electric heater, solid state controller, cooling coil and circulating fan for efficient temperature control at 77°F (25°C).
Pressure system includes air inlet pressure regulator with gauge, cartesian manostat, manifold with control valves for four test cells, output gauge, manostat and gas washing bottle. Built-in pressure relief valve protects against pressure surge. Cabinet is constructed of double-wall stainless steel with full insulation. Order thermometer and pressure bleeding test cell separately.