DROP POINT APPARATUS FOR GREASE - (ASTM D566) (IP - 132) (HAND OPERATED)

DROP POINT APPARATUS FOR GREASE - (ASTM D566) (IP - 132) (HAND OPERATED)

Model No: EIE-PTGT-131EH

Purpose: This test method covers the determination of the dropping point of lubricating grease. This test method is not recommended for use at bath temperatures above 288°C.

Compliance with following International Standards

ASTM D566, IP 132, ISO 2176

 

Significance & Use

In general, the dropping point is the temperature at which the grease passes from a semisolid to a liquid state under the conditions of test. This change in state is typical of greases containing as thickeners soaps of conventional types. This test method is useful to assist in identifying the grease as to type and for establishing and maintaining bench marks for quality control.

 

Apparatus Details

The complete test assembly consists of following parts & accessories

 

1) Grease Cup

A chromium‑plated brass cup conforming to ASTM Standard D566


2) Test Tube

  • A test tube of heat‑resistant glass with rim,
  • 100 to 103 mm in length
  • 11.1 to 12.7 mm in inside diameter
  • Provided with three indentations about 19 mm from the bottom,
  • equally spaced on the circumference.


 3) Thermometers (At Extra cost)

  • Temperature range    : ‑5 to 300 C
  • Thermometer Number : ASTM 2C / IP 62C


4) Cork for test tube

Cover for test tube


 5) Brass rod (Metal Rod)

  • 1.2 ‑ 1.6 mm in diameter
  • 150 ‑ 152 mm in length


6) Heating device with Hand Operated stirrer

  • Consist of 400 ml glass beaker as an oil bath
  • Oil bath equipped with necessary heating elements
  • A ring stand
  • A ring support for the oil bath
  • A hand operated stirrer


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