Symposium Highlighting Standard Guides and Practices that Support the Lubricant Condition Monitoring Industry

    Dates: Monday December 07 2020

    Location: JW Marriott Austin Austin, TX

    Sponsored by: D02 Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants

    Deadline for Abstract Submittal: Friday February 28 2020

    About the Event

    Papers are invited for the Symposium Highlighting Standard Guides and Practices that Support the Lubricant Condition Monitoring Industry to be held on Monday, December 7, 2020. Sponsored by ASTM Committees D02.96 on In-Service Lubricant Testing and Condition Monitoring Services and D02.CO on Turbine Oils, the symposium will be held at the JW Marriott in Austin, TX, in conjunction with the December standards development meetings of the committees.

    This symposium will present new technologies and developments available in the condition monitoring industry and will highlight condition monitoring strategies pertinent to all sectors of the in-service lubricant analysis community, including service providers, lubricant and instrument manufacturers, and end-users.

    Topics for this symposium include:

    • Viscosity
    • Grease cleanliness
    • Using oil analysis data to create criteria and trends
    • Proper oil sampling techniques
    • Failure modes and effects
    • Used diesel engine oil testing
    • Wear particle classification
    • Filtration best practices as it relates to condition monitoring
    • FTIR Data Analysis Methods
    • Applications for oil analysis data
    • Data Analytics and IoT
    • Integrated testing instruments and on-site testing labs
    • Elemental Spectroscopy Techniques

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    Abstract Submittal

    To participate in the symposium, presenters/authors must submit a 250 to 300-word preliminary abstract using the online Abstract Submittal Form no later than February 28, 2020. The form can be accessed by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking “Go to Abstract Submittal Form”. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.

    The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. The Symposium Chairs will notify you via postal mail by April 10, 2020 of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the presenter/author will be requested to submit a final camera-ready abstract several months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in an abstract booklet at the symposium.


    Symposium presenters are required to submit their papers to the Selected Technical Papers (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email only. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than November 2, 2020 at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

    Please note that all submitted papers are subject to single blind peer review and will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the "Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholar.

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chair Mindy Villalba SGS Herguth Laboratories, Inc, Vallejo, CA, USA, Email:, Phone: +1 707-554-4611; or Symposium Co-Chair Lisa Williams, AMETEK Spectro Scientific, Chelmsford, MA, USA, Email:, Phone: +1 717-578-1152.