ASTM D5372 - 04(2009)

    Standard Guide for Evaluation of Hydrocarbon Heat Transfer Fluids

    Active Standard ASTM D5372 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.L0.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.02


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    Significance and Use

    The significance of each test method will depend upon the system in use and the purpose of the test method as listed under Section 5. Use the most recent editions of ASTM test methods.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide provides information, without specific limits, for selecting standard test methods for testing heat transfer fluids for quality and aging. These test methods are considered particularly useful in characterizing hydrocarbon heat transfer fluids in closed systems.


    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

    D86 Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure

    D91 Test Method for Precipitation Number of Lubricating Oils

    D92 Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester

    D93 Test Methods for Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester

    D95 Test Method for Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation

    D97 Test Method for Pour Point of Petroleum Products

    D189 Test Method for Conradson Carbon Residue of Petroleum Products

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

    D471 Test Method for Rubber Property--Effect of Liquids

    D524 Test Method for Ramsbottom Carbon Residue of Petroleum Products

    D664 Test Method for Acid Number of Petroleum Products by Potentiometric Titration

    D893 Test Method for Insolubles in Used Lubricating Oils

    D1160 Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products at Reduced Pressure

    D1298 Test Method for Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method

    D1500 Test Method for ASTM Color of Petroleum Products (ASTM Color Scale)

    D2270 Practice for Calculating Viscosity Index from Kinematic Viscosity at 40 and 100C

    D2717 Test Method for Thermal Conductivity of Liquids

    D2766 Test Method for Specific Heat of Liquids and Solids

    D2887 Test Method for Boiling Range Distribution of Petroleum Fractions by Gas Chromatography

    D4530 Test Method for Determination of Carbon Residue (Micro Method)

    D6743 Test Method for Thermal Stability of Organic Heat Transfer Fluids

    E659 Test Method for Autoignition Temperature of Liquid Chemicals

    G4 Guide for Conducting Corrosion Tests in Field Applications


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 27.220 (Heat recovery. Thermal insulation)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15121530(Heat transfer oil or fluid)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5372-04R09

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