ASTM D6547 - 00(2010)

    Standard Test Method for Corrosiveness of Lubricating Fluid to Bimetallic Couple

    Active Standard ASTM D6547 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.N0

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.03


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    Significance and Use

    Corrosiveness of a fluid to a bimetallic couple is one of the properties used to evaluate hydraulic or lubricating fluids. It is an indicator of the compatibility of a fluid with a brass on steel galvanic couple at ambient temperature and 50 % relative humidity.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the corrosiveness of hydraulic and lubricating fluids to a bimetallic galvanic couple.

    Note 1—This test method replicates Fed-Std No. 791, Method 5322.2. It utilizes the same apparatus, test conditions, and evaluation criteria, but it describes test procedures more explicitly.

    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 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.

    Federal Standards

    Fed-StdNo.791,Method Corrosiveness of Oil on a Bimetallic Couple Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Building 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 191115904, Attn: NPODS.

    ASTM Standards

    A322 Specification for Steel Bars, Alloy, Standard Grades


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.120 (Hydraulic fluids)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15120000(Lubricants and oils and greases and anticorrosives)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6547-00R10

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