Foam A lubricant's tendency to foam is determined by blowing air through a sample at a specified temperature and measuring the volume of foam that remains after a settling period. Foaming can result from excessive agitation, improper fluid levels, air leaks, contamination or cavitation - the pitting or wearing away of a solid surface as a result of the collapse of a vapor bubble. Foaming can cause sluggish hydraulic operation, air binding in oil pumps and tank or sump overflow.
Standard Test Method Used:
mL of foam through sequence I, II and III
Amount of Sample Needed:
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