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Significance and Use
This test method will generally distinguish between coolants that are definitely deleterious from the corrosion standpoint and those that are suitable for further evaluation. However, the results of this test method cannot stand alone as evidence of satisfactory corrosion inhibition. The actual service value of an engine coolant formulation can be determined only by more comprehensive bench, dynamometer, and field tests.
1.1 This test method covers a simple beaker-type procedure for evaluating the effects of engine coolants on metal specimens under controlled laboratory conditions (see Appendix X1).
Note 1—For more information on engine coolants, see (Refs 1-8).
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific hazards statements are given in 10.1.7.2, 10.1.7.3, and 10.1.7.4.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B32 Specification for Solder Metal
B36/B36M Specification for Brass Plate, Sheet, Strip, And Rolled Bar
D1176 Practice for Sampling and Preparing Aqueous Solutions of Engine Coolants or Antirusts for Testing Purposes
E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers
E178 Practice for Dealing With Outlying Observations
E230 Specification and Temperature-Electromotive Force (EMF) Tables for Standardized Thermocouples
G31 Practice for Laboratory Immersion Corrosion Testing of Metals
ICS Number Code 71.100.45 (Refrigerants and antifreezes)
UNSPSC Code 25174004(Engine coolant); 30171700(Glass products)
ASTM D1384-05(2012), Standard Test Method for Corrosion Test for Engine Coolants in Glassware, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top