ASTM D5534 - 94(2011)e1

    Standard Test Method for Vapor-Phase Rust-Preventing Characteristics of Hydraulic Fluids

    Active Standard ASTM D5534 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.N0.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.02


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    Significance and Use

    Procedures such as Test Methods D665 and D3603 assess the ability of new or unused hydraulic fluid to prevent rusting on wetted steel surfaces but do not address the prevention of rusting in the vapor space above the fluid. This procedure addresses the latter question under one set of test conditions and need not be applicable to some service conditions. Since used fluids have not been cooperatively tested in this procedure, its utility for in-service monitoring has not been established.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the ability of hydraulic fluids to prevent the rusting of steel in the vapor phase over the hydraulic fluid and water.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 WARNINGMercury has been designated by many regulatory agencies as a hazardous material that can cause central nervous system, kidney and liver damage. Mercury, or its vapor, may be hazardous to health and corrosive to materials. Caution should be taken when handling mercury and mercury containing products. See the applicable product Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for details and EPAs websitehttp://www.epa.gov/mercury/faq.htmfor additional information. Users should be aware that selling mercury and/or mercury containing products into your state or country may be prohibited by law.

    1.4 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

    A108 Specification for Steel Bar, Carbon and Alloy, Cold-Finished

    A240/A240M Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications

    D91 Test Method for Precipitation Number of Lubricating Oils

    D665 Test Method for Rust-Preventing Characteristics of Inhibited Mineral Oil in the Presence of Water

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D3603 Test Method for Rust-Preventing Characteristics of Steam Turbine Oil in the Presence of Water (Horizontal Disk Method)

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers

    Other Standards

    BS970:1955–EN3 Specification for wrought steels Available from IHS, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, CO 80112, http://www.global.ihs.com.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.120 (Hydraulic fluids)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15121504(Hydraulic oil)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D5534-94R11E01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D5534-94(2011)e1, Standard Test Method for Vapor-Phase Rust-Preventing Characteristics of Hydraulic Fluids, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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