ASTM WK18919

    New Test Method for Cummins ISM Test

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is commonly referred to as the Cummins ISM Test. The test method defines a heavy-duty diesel engine test procedure conducted under high soot conditions to evaluate oil performance with regard to valve train wear, top ring wear, sludge deposits, and oil filter plugging in an EGR environment. 1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parenthesis are for information only. The only exception is where there is no direct SI equivalent such as screw threads, national pipe threads/diameters, and tubing sizes. 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. See Annex A1 for general safety precautions.


    crosshead wear; Cummins ISM; de-rate protocols; diesel engine oil; exhaust gas recirculation; lubricants; oil filter delta pressure; sludge; top ring weight loss; valve train


    Standard test method to define how to run Cummins ISM test; users are engine lubricant test industry

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    D02 (08-06)

    Ballot Item Approved