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Significance and Use
This test method provides a cooling time versus temperature pathway that is directly proportional to physical properties such as the hardness obtainable upon quenching of a metal. The results obtained by this test method may be used as a guide in quenchant selection or comparison of quench severities of different quenchants, new or used.
1.1 This test method covers the equipment and the procedure for evaluation of quenching characteristics of a quenching fluid by cooling rate determination.
1.2 This test method is designed to evaluate quenching fluids with agitation, using the Tensi agitation apparatus.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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.
D6200 Test Method for Determination of Cooling Characteristics of Quench Oils by Cooling Curve Analysis
E220 Test Method for Calibration of Thermocouples By Comparison Techniques
E230 Specification and Temperature-Electromotive Force (EMF) Tables for Standardized Thermocouples
SAE StandardAMS 5665 Nickel Alloy Corrosion and Heat Resistant Bars, Forgings and Rings
Japanese Industrial StandardsJIS K 6753 Di-2-ethylhexyl Phthalate
Wolfson Engineering GroupWolfson Engineering Group Specification Laboratory Tests for Assessing the Cooling Curve of Industrial Quenching Media
ICS Number Code 75.120 (Hydraulic fluids)
UNSPSC Code 15121525(Quenching oils)
ASTM D6482-06(2011), Standard Test Method for Determination of Cooling Characteristics of Aqueous Polymer Quenchants by Cooling Curve Analysis with Agitation (Tensi Method), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top