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Melting point / freezing point

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-60°C to 0°C

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To better describe the physical phase or flow characteristics of petroleum substances, the pour point is routinely used. The pour point of other lubricant base oils ranges from -60°C to 0°C. A pour point of 0°C was reported by CONCAWE (2010a). The pour point was determined using the EN ISO 3016 test method. Additionally, various pour point values ranging from -60°C to –6°C have also been reported for other lubricant base oils (CONCAWE, 1997).

Other Lubricant Base Oil Pour values (°C) (CONCAWE , 1997)

Solvent-dewaxed, light paraffinic (64742-56-9): -18°C

Solvent-dewaxed, heavy paraffinic (64742-65-0): -12°C

Hydrotreated, light paraffinic (64742-55-8): -18°C

Hydrotreated, heavy paraffinic (64742-54-7):-9°C

Hydrotreated, light naphthenic (64742-53-6):-60°C

Hydrotreated, heavy naphthenic (64742-52-5): -24°C

Solvent-dewaxed oil (64742-62-7): -6°C