Grease Low Temperature Torque testing (ASTM D-1478)

The grease low temperature torque test measures how a grease inhibits the motion of a slow rotating ball bearing at a low temperature:

  • Test is run below -20°C at 1 RPM.
  • Starting torque and running torque is recorded after 60 minutes.
  • Very useful data point for selecting a grease for a low temperature or low powered mechanism application.
  • Crucial info for a number of automotive and aerospace applications.

Below is an example of how the Low Temperature Torque test results are displayed on a technical data sheet from one of our grease range:


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