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Revision 14A, October 1, 2014

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Standard Test Method for Oxidation Stability of Steam Turbine Oils by Rotating Pressure Vessel

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  • Revision: Revision 14A, October 1, 2014
  • Published Date: October 1, 2014
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 22
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: Yes

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This test method2 utilizes an oxygen-pressured vessel to evaluate the oxidation stability of new and in-service turbine oils having the same composition (base stock and additives) in the presence of water and a copper catalyst coil at 150°C.

Appendix X1 describes a new optional turbine oil (unused) sample nitrogen purge pretreatment procedure for determining the percent residual ratio of RPVOT value for the pretreated sample divided by RPVOT value of the new (untreated) oil, sometimes referred to as a "% RPVOT Retention." This nitrogen purge pretreatment approach was designed to detect volatile antioxidant inhibitors that are not desirable for use in high temperature gas turbines.

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

Exception—Other units are provided in parentheses (psi, grams, and inches), because they are either the industry accepted standard or the apparatus is built according the figures in this standard, or both.

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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific warning statements, see 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, and 6.10.

*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard

2 von Fuchs, G. H., Claridge, E. L., and Zuidema, H. H., "The Rotary Bomb Oxidation Test for Inhibited Turbine Oils," Materials Research and Standards, MTRSA (formerly ASTM Bulletin), No. 186, December 1952, pp. 43–46; von Fuchs, G. H., "Rotary Bomb Oxidation Test," Lubrication Engineering, Vol 16, No.1, January 1960, pp. 22–31.