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Significance and Use
Some engine coolants are formulated with silicon containing additives. This test method provides a means of determining the concentration of dissolved or dispersed elements which give an indication of this additive content in the engine coolant.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of silicon in engine coolant by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES). Silicon can be determined as low as the range of 5 ppm by this test method. Other elements also found in engine coolant can be determined by this method. This test method is applicable to the determination of dissolved or dispersed elements.
1.2 This test method is applicable to both new and used engine coolant.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
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.
D1176 Practice for Sampling and Preparing Aqueous Solutions of Engine Coolants or Antirusts for Testing Purposes
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
US EPA StandardsMethod 200.7, Inductively Coupled Plasma - Atomic Emission Spectrometric Method for Trace Element Analysis of Water And Wastes, EPA-600/4-79-020, revised 1984
ICS Number Code 71.100.45 (Refrigerants and antifreezes)
UNSPSC Code 25174004(Engine coolant)
ASTM D6130-11, Standard Test Method for Determination of Silicon and Other Elements in Engine Coolant by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectroscopy, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top