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Evaporation Loss

Glossary Term

Definition and Purpose

Evaporation loss refers to the portion of a lubricant that volatilizes during use or while in storage. This phenomenon is critical to understanding as it affects the longevity and effectiveness of lubricants. Standard test methods such as ASTM D972 and D2595 are employed to quantify evaporation loss, providing essential data for lubricant management and formulation.

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