Hydraulic Fluids & Oils

    2014 Annual Fee: $646.00

    2015 Annual Fee: $675.00

    Schedule: January, May, October

    Sample amount distributed each test cycle: approx 1 gallon



    ABOUT THE PROGRAM

    ASTM's Hydraulic Fluids and Oils Proficiency Testing Program provides laboratories who need a statistical quality assurance tool that will enable them to improve, and maintain a high level of performance in conducting routine ASTM tests by comparing their results with other laboratories worldwide.

    As a program participant, you will receive either a commercial grade hydraulic fluid or oil plus test instructions for each test cycle. Your laboratory performs the tests that you normally conduct within your own facility using the specified ASTM methods cited in the program. Single determinations by each laboratory are required, as the program does not allow the reporting of averages of replicate determinations.

    Upon completion of testing, each laboratory submits their own data on-line, electronically to ASTM for use in generating electronic statistical summary reports that contain:

    • Coded laboratory test results
    • Statistical analyses of test data
    • Charts plotting test results versus

    Samples, test instructions and data report forms are distributed electronically to each participant on the date samples are distributed. Labs have approximately 8 weeks to submit test data with the final statistical summary reports being electronically distributed in approximately 25 business days.

    For more information, contact us.


    WHY SHOULD YOUR LABORATORY PARTICIPATE?

    ASTM's Proficiency Test Program provides you with:

    • A useful and meaningful statistical quality assurance tool to monitor the strengths and weaknesses of your laboratory's performance in conducting testing.
    • The resource you need to satisfy proficiency testing elements of laboratory accreditation.
    • A periodic comparison of test results with other participating laboratories.

    Should you have an issue with your published results, please write to ptp@astm.org with your lab number and account number.


    TEST MATERIALS

    Each participating lab will receive a one (1) gallon can containing either a commercial grade mineral oil, or a synthetic ester (HEES) or a water glycol hydraulic fluid. One product will be tested each test cycle.


    TEST PARAMETERS BY TEST CYCLE PRODUCT

    Mineral Oil Testing

    D2983

    Viscosity, Low Temperature

    D664, D974

    Acid Number

    D2896

    Base Number

    D3427

    Air Release

    D130

    Cu+ Corrosion

    D5185, D4951

    Elements by ICP

    D92

    Flash Point

    D892

    Foaming Characteristics

    D97

    Pour Point

    D4310 (Long-Term Test)

    Sludging/Corrosion Tendencies

    D665

    Rust Prevention

    D2619

    Stability, Hydrolytic

    D445

    Viscosity, Kin @40C & 100C

    D1401

    Water Separability

    D2070

    Thermal Stability

    D3339

    Total Acid Number (Long-Term Test)

    Synthetic Ester Testing

    D664, D974

    Acid Number

    D3427

    Air Release

    D130

    Cu+ Corrosion

    D5185, D4951

    Elements by ICP

    D92

    Flash Point

    D892

    Foaming Characteristics

    D97

    Pour Point

    D665

    Rust Prevention

    D2619

    Stability, Hydrolytic

    D2070

    Thermal Stability

    D445

    Viscosity, Kin @40C & 100C

    D1401

    Water Separability

    Water Glycol Testing

    E70

    pH @ 25oC

    D1121

    Acid Number

    D3427

    Air Release

    D130

    Cu+ Corrosion

    D5185, D4951

    Elements by ICP

    D892

    Foaming Characteristics

    D97, D5950, D6749

    Pour Point

    D665

    Rust Prevention

    D445

    Viscosity, Kinematic

    NOTE: List of tests subject to change and not all tests run on every product tested


    DISTRIBUTION OF SAMPLES

    Test samples are prepared and distributed for ASTM International by Clark Labs in Jefferson Hills, PA. Program registration fees include the cost of shipping the test samples to U.S. participants or, for international participants, to a third-party shipping agent located in the U.S.

    IMPORTANT for International participants: You have the following options for receipt of samples:

    • Ship through a third party shipping agent - Provide ASTM International with the complete contact information of a designated Shipping Agent located in the U.S. who will be responsible for shipping samples from the U.S. to your facility. Participants are responsible for making financial and shipping arrangements directly with the shipping agent.
      • Please be advised that when samples are shipped, an e-mail is sent only to the contact of record on your ASTM PTP account. It is the customer’s responsibility to advise their designated shipper that the sample has been shipped.
      • We cannot permit shipping agents to pick up samples at our distributors’ warehouses.
    • Ship directly from the sample distributor via UPS, DHL, or FEDEX - Provide ASTM International with your shipping account number to cover shipping charges. Check that your carrier will deliver the test materials to your location. Materials classified as Hazardous may have restrictions.
      • You are responsible for additional fees charged-back to our distributor for any reason relative to your sample shipment including, but not limited to, fees for fuel surcharges, missing/invalid account numbers, dangerous goods, remote area delivery, and multiple delivery attempts.

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Participation is on an annual fee basis and open to all laboratories. Registration fees must be paid in advance to participate. Testing must be performed within the participant's laboratory facilities. A laboratory does not need to perform all the program tests to participate.


    ABOUT ASTM INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE D02 ON PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND LUBRICANTS

    Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, consisting of over 1,500 members and developer of nearly 670 ASTM International standards, provides the technical direction for the program. Test information generated through the program is utilized by Committee D02 to determine if modifications to ASTM International methods or new methods are warranted and to analytically review program test results. (All data and related information generated from the program is coded to maintain lab confidentiality.)