Lubricants; Prepared additives for oil lubricants containing petroleum oil or bituminous mineral oil (HS 381121); Lubricants, industrial oils and related products (ICS 75.100)
DUS 2377:2021, Standard Guide for Characterizing Hydrocarbon Lubricant Base Oils, First Edition (15 page(s), in English)
This Draft Uganda Standard suggests physical, chemical, and toxicological test methods for characterizing hydrocarbon lubricant base oils derived from various refining processes including re-refining used oils and refining crude oil. This guide does not contain limits nor does it purport to cover all tests which could be employed; rather, it represents the first step in better describing important parameters of lubricant base oils affecting lubricant performance and safe handling.
This guide applies only to base oils and not to finished lubricants. Base oils containing detectable levels of esters, animal fats, vegetable oils, or other materials used as, or blended into, lubricants are not covered by this guide. This guide is relevant to base oils composed of hydrocarbons and intended for use in formulating products including automotive and industrial lubricants. Although not intended to cover all base oil viscosity grades, this guide does cover the majority of viscosities that would be used in both automotive and industrial oil formulations. These base oils would typically have a viscosity of approximately 2 mm2/s to 40 mm2/s (cSt) at 100 °C (50 SUS to 3740 SUS at 100 °F).