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TC16 ASTM D2440 apparatus

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ASTM D2440: Oxidation stability of mineral insulating oil

Tamson is happy to announce its first oxidation stability bath. They have designed a six position apparatus for ASTM D2440, the oxidation stability of mineral insulating oil. The ASTM D2440 liquid bath is based on the Tamson TC16, which has proven to be one of the most robust baths on the market for petroleum tests.

The oxidation stability test of mineral transformer oils is a method for assessing the amount of sludge and acid formed in a transformer oil when the oil is tested under prescribed conditions. Good oxidation stability is necessary to improve the service life of the oil. Oils that meet the requirements tend to minimize electrical conduction, ensure acceptable heat transfer, and preserve system life.

For this test, a test specimen of mineral insulating oil is placed in an oil receptable together with a copper catalyst coil to simulate the ageing of the sample. The sample is in the bath at 110°C for 72 or 164 hours. During this time, oxygen is constantly bubbled through the sample. After this procedure, the oil is evaluated by measuring the amount of sludge and acids formed.

TC16 ASTM D2440 Apparatus

The ASTM D2440 test method covers the oxidation stability of mineral transformer oils. For these tests, the sample needs to be aged. The robust Tamson TC16 is an excellent solution for this ageing procedure. The bath can be delivered together with the prescribed glassware, flow meters, air dryer and catalyst copper coils. The Tamson ASTM D2440 apparatus is a robust, safe and convenient apparatus for oxidation stability tests.

The ASTM D2440 apparatus is available in the following voltages/frequencies:

  • ASTM D2440 apparatus 230V/50-60Hz (P/N: 00T2060)


The Tamson ASTM D2440 apparatus can also be used for tests in accordance with IP280, IP306 and IP307.

Primary benefits of Tamson D2440 apparatus:

  • Up to six positions

  • Drain valve to safely empty bath oil

  • Grommets to protect glassware

  • Overflow outlet and float to ensure correct filling level

  • Levelling platform to position glassware to required depth

  • Separate opening in cover to add bath oil

  • Robust and well insulated bath

  • Bath is equipped with six calibrated flowmeters

  • Dryer tower included, which is mounted on the bath

  • Thermometer opening in cover

  • Stainless steel bath and cover (easy to clean)

  • Optional six additional pieces of glassware can be placed in the standard supplied brackets to reduce smell in case apparatus is not placed in fume hood

  • Bath can also be used as circulator to pump bath fluid to an external application

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  • 1 Beyer Road
  • Braeside VIC 3195
  • Australia

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