ASTM D3585 - 08(2013)

    Standard Specification for ASTM Reference Fluid for Coolant Tests

    Active Standard ASTM D3585 | Developed by Subcommittee: D15.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.05


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    Abstract

    This specification covers a reference ethylene glycol-base test fluid to be used in providing base line data for ASTM coolant test procedures. The reference test fluid concentrate shall be prepared to conform to the requirements as to chemical composition prescribed. The materials used to prepare the reference test fluid shall meet the requirements specified. The formulated reference test fluid concentrate shall conform to the requirements for laboratory test performance prescribed.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    Significance and Use

    5.1 The data obtained for the reference test fluid are intended to be used by laboratory personnel to determine their capability to perform tests properly. If a particular determination does not fall within the prescribed limits, it has to be assumed that an error occurred in the application of the test procedure.

    5.2 The coolant composition given in this specification is not intended to be a commercial product.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers a reference ethylene glycol-base test fluid to be used in providing base line data for ASTM coolant test procedures.

    1.2 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.


    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

    D501 Test Methods of Sampling and Chemical Analysis of Alkaline Detergents

    D538 Specification for Trisodium Phosphate (Discontinued 2001)

    D891 Test Methods for Specific Gravity, Apparent, of Liquid Industrial Chemicals

    D1078 Test Method for Distillation Range of Volatile Organic Liquids

    D1119 Test Method for Percent Ash Content of Engine Coolants

    D1120 Test Method for Boiling Point of Engine Coolants

    D1121 Test Method for Reserve Alkalinity of Engine Coolants and Antirusts

    D1122 Test Method for Density or Relative Density of Engine Coolant Concentrates and Engine Coolants By The Hydrometer

    D1123 Test Methods for Water in Engine Coolant Concentrate by the Karl Fischer Reagent Method

    D1176 Practice for Sampling and Preparing Aqueous Solutions of Engine Coolants or Antirusts for Testing Purposes

    D1177 Test Method for Freezing Point of Aqueous Engine Coolants

    D1287 Test Method for pH of Engine Coolants and Antirusts

    D1384 Test Method for Corrosion Test for Engine Coolants in Glassware

    D1613 Test Method for Acidity in Volatile Solvents and Chemical Intermediates Used in Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, and Related Products

    D1881 Test Method for Foaming Tendencies of Engine Coolants in Glassware

    D3634 Test Method for Trace Chloride Ion in Engine Coolants

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

    D5931 Test Method for Density and Relative Density of Engine Coolant Concentrates and Aqueous Engine Coolants by Digital Density Meter

    E202 Test Methods for Analysis of Ethylene Glycols and Propylene Glycols


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.45 (Refrigerants and antifreezes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 25174004(Engine coolant)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D3585

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D3585-08(2013), Standard Specification for ASTM Reference Fluid for Coolant Tests, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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