ASTM D6922 - 13

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Homogeneity and Miscibility in Automotive Engine Oils

    Active Standard ASTM D6922 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.B0

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.03


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 It is important that engine oils from different manufacturers be homogeneous and miscible with each other, because operators of automotive engines often do not have prior knowledge of the manufacturer of the oil that is currently used in their application, and engine failure can occur if oils are combined that do not stay homogeneous and function properly.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination if an automotive engine oil is homogeneous and will remain so, and if it is miscible with certain standard reference oils after being submitted to a prescribed cycle of temperature changes. This test method is very similar to the homogeneity and miscibility test described in FED–STD–791/3470.1.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 WARNING—Mercury 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 EPA’s website—http://www.epa.gov/mercury/faq.htm—for 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

    D97 Test Method for Pour Point of Petroleum Products

    D4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

    D5844 Test Method for Evaluation of Automotive Engine Oils for Inhibition of Rusting (Sequence IID)

    D6557 Test Method for Evaluation of Rust Preventive Characteristics of Automotive Engine Oils

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers

    E344 Terminology Relating to Thermometry and Hydrometry

    Federal Test Method Standard

    FED–STD– Homogeneity and Miscibility of Oils


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.100 (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15121501(Engine oil)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D6922-13

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D6922-13, Standard Test Method for Determination of Homogeneity and Miscibility in Automotive Engine Oils, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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