ASTM D91: Precipitation Number

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ASTM D91 Precipitation Number in Lubricating Oils

Precipitation number measures the amount of naphtha-insoluble particles (asphaltenes) in oils – a high precipitation number indicates a large amount of insoluble material, and a small number indicates a small amount. Precipitation numbers are normally very low in highly refined oils and higher in less refined oils. This test determines precipitation number in lubricating oils, steam cylinder stocks and black oils.

The sample is mixed with solvent and the mixture is centrifuged until a constant level of sediment is obtained. The precipitation number is reported in milliliters sediment.

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Price: $55.00

Sample size: 200 ml

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