ASTM D3711 - 95(2009)

    Standard Test Method for Deposition Tendencies of Liquids in Thin Films and Vapors

    Active Standard ASTM D3711 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.L0.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.02


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    Significance and Use

    The test method shall measure the deposit formation tendencies of liquids on steel surfaces in air at 101.3 KPa (1-atm) pressure. Other surfaces and other atmospheric media may be substituted for steel and air at 1 atm provided that the substitution is noted in the test report.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the tendency of liquids in thin films and of vapors to form deposits on metal surfaces. The test method applies to both petroleum-based and synthetic lubricants, hydraulic fluids, heat-transfer fluids, and related materials.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. In cases where materials, products, or equipment are available in inch-pound units only, SI units are omitted.

    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. For specific warning statements, see Section 7 and Annex A2.


    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

    D216 Method of Test for Distillation of Natural Gasoline

    D323 Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Reid Method)

    D4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

    D4177 Practice for Automatic Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

    E230 Specification and Temperature-Electromotive Force (EMF) Tables for Standardized Thermocouples

    ANSI Standard

    C96.1 Temperature Measurement Thermocouples. Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.100 (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D3711-95R09

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D3711-95(2009), Standard Test Method for Deposition Tendencies of Liquids in Thin Films and Vapors, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.org

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