ASTM D5275 - 11

    Standard Test Method for Fuel Injector Shear Stability Test (FISST) for Polymer Containing Fluids

    Active Standard ASTM D5275 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.02


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    Significance and Use

    This test method evaluates the percent viscosity loss for polymer-containing fluids resulting from polymer degradation in the high shear nozzle device. Minimum interference from thermal or oxidative effects are anticipated.

    This test method is not intended to predict viscosity loss in field service for different polymer classes or for different field equipment. Some correlation for a specific polymer type in specific field equipment can be possible.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the percent viscosity loss at 100°C of polymer-containing fluids using fuel injector shear stability test (FISST) equipment. The viscosity loss reflects polymer degradation due to shear at the nozzle.

    Note 1—Test Method D2603 has been used for similar evaluation of this property. It has many of the same limitations as indicated in the significance statement. No detailed attempt has been undertaken to correlate the results by the sonic and the diesel injector methods.

    Note 2—This test method was originally published as Procedure B of Test Methods . The FISST method was made a separate test method after tests of a series of polymer-containing fluids showed that Procedures A and B of Test Methods often give different results.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.2.1 ExceptionPSI is mentioned in parentheses for instruments that have only PSI gauges. Horsepower, HP, is listed in parentheses since the motor labels display this value.

    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

    D445 Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity)

    D2603 Test Method for Sonic Shear Stability of Polymer-Containing Oils

    D3945 Test Method for Sheer Stability of Ploymer-Containing Fluids Using a Diesel Injector Nozzle


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 43.060.40 (Fuel systems)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D5275-11

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