ASTM D2847 - 14

    Standard Practice for Testing Engine Coolants in Car and Light Truck Service

    Active Standard ASTM D2847 | Developed by Subcommittee: D15.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.05


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The data obtained from the use of this practice will provide a basis for the evaluation of coolant performance in passenger car. light and heavy duty truck service (according to the test vehicles chosen). The data obtained may also be used to provide added significance to the data obtained from simulated service and engine dynamometer tests.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers an updated procedure for evaluating corrosion protection and performance of an engine coolant in passenger car, light and heavy duty truck service that closely imitates current vehicle and engine manufacturers practices.

    Note 1: Coolant evaluation in vehicle service may require considerable time and expense; therefore, the product should be pretested in the laboratory for general acceptability. Typical tests vary from small, closely controlled tests, to large tests where close control is not always practical. The most often referenced protocols for laboratory testing are defined in Specifications D3306, D6210, D7517, D7518, D7714, and D7715.

    1.2 The units quoted in this practice are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are approximate equivalents 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 precautionary statements are given in Section 7.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1121 Test Method for Reserve Alkalinity of Engine Coolants and Antirusts

    D1287 Test Method for pH of Engine Coolants and Antirusts

    D2809 Test Method for Cavitation Corrosion and Erosion-Corrosion Characteristics of Aluminum Pumps With Engine Coolants

    D3306 Specification for Glycol Base Engine Coolant for Automobile and Light-Duty Service

    D3321 Test Method for Use of the Refractometer for Field Test Determination of the Freezing Point of Aqueous Engine Coolants

    D4725 Terminology for Engine Coolants and Related Fluids

    D5827 Test Method for Analysis of Engine Coolant for Chloride and Other Anions by Ion Chromatography

    D6130 Test Method for Determination of Silicon and Other Elements in Engine Coolant by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectroscopy

    D6210 Specification for Fully-Formulated Glycol Base Engine Coolant for Heavy-Duty Engines

    D7517 Specification for Fully-Formulated 1,3 Propanediol (PDO) Base Engine Coolant for Heavy-Duty Engines

    D7518 Specification for 1,3 Propanediol (PDO) Base Engine Coolant for Automobile and Light-Duty Service

    D7714 Specification for Glycerin Base Engine Coolant for Automobile and Light-Duty Service

    D7715 Specification for Fully-Formulated Glycerin Base Engine Coolant for Heavy-Duty Engines


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.45 (Refrigerants and antifreezes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D2847-14

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D2847-14, Standard Practice for Testing Engine Coolants in Car and Light Truck Service, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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