D02 Petroleum Products and Lubricants
    Title: Symposium on Viscosity & Rheology of In-Service Fluids as They Pertain to Conditions Monitoring
    Dates: Wednesday June 27 2012
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square; San Francisco, CA
    Event Name: D02 June 2012 Meeting

    About The Event
    Technical Program
    Registration Information
    Continuing Education Units
    Technical Chair Contact Information
    Hotel Information
    Transportation and Directions
    Standards Development Meetings
    Future Meeting Dates


    A Symposium on Viscosity & Rheology of In-Service Fluids as They Pertain to Condition Monitoring, will be held Wednesday June 27, 2012. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, the symposium will be held at the Hilton San Francisco in San Francisco, CA, in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of Committee D02.

    The general objective of the symposium is to hold a technical forum for presentations and discussions related to current research and practices relating to viscosity/rheology of in-service fluids as it pertains to condition monitoring and the impact of ASTM standards on condition monitoring and associated businesses. The forum will also provide future direction and suggest new standards for CS96 to investigate.

    Session presentations and papers will reflect the future direction and suggest new standards for Viscosity & Rheology within CS96 to investigate.

    • To provide future direction, & suggest new standards for Viscosity & Rheology within CS96
    • Investigate new technologies applicable to Viscosity & Rheology within CS96
    • Direction of Viscosity & Rheology within CS96 – are we on the right track
    • Impact of ASTM Standards on condition monitoring business worldwide
    • Expand participation in ASTM

    The language of the symposium will be English.


    To view the technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names) click here:


    Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes June 20. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below.

    Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID.

    All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the symposium. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.

    A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at or 610-832-9678.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at, Tel: 610/832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).



    On Site

    ASTM Member Fee
    Non-Member Fee
    Presenter Fee
    Student Fee


    Symposium attendees interested in receiving 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the symposium, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the symposium.


    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chairman Amy Rishell, Lubrication Engineers, Wichita, KS, USA, Email:, tel: 316-529-6854.



    The ASTM Group Rate is currently SOLD OUT at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. The Hilton is still accepting reservations at the hotel's current rate of $279/night.

    OVERFLOW - A block of rooms are available at our overflow hotel, HandleryUnion Square Hotel, 351 Geary St., at a discounted rate for single/double occupancy (Saturday, June 23 - Friday, June 29). Reservations can be made by calling 415-781-7800 or toll free 1-800-995-4874. Discounted group rate will be honored until the ASTM overflow block is full but no later than Thursday, May 24, 2012.

    All meetings will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA 94102. Reservations may be made by telephoning the hotel at 800-445-8667. To make your hotel reservation on-line, visit Reservation at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation call the hotel directly at 415-771-1400. The hotel's check in policy is 3:00pm and check out is 12:00pm.

    Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than May 21, 2012. ASTM rates are $229 single/double plus 15.58% tax (you must mention ASTM in order to receive a group rate). You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.

    U.S. GOVERNMENT RATES: The Hilton San Francisco Union Square has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $155.

    IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.

    ADVANCE DEPOSIT: Hilton San Francisco Union Square requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

    CONFIRMATION NOTICES: The Hilton San Francisco Union Square Reservation Center will provide you with a confirmation number.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, notice of cancellation must be received 72 hours prior to arrival date. If you wish to cancel, please do so three days prior to arrival to avoid cancellation penalties. For your deposit, The Hilton San Francisco Union Square will charge your credit card the equivalent of one nights stay (room rate plus tax) which will not be refunded unless canceled three days prior to your arrival.

    Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.


    The hotel is located approximately 14 miles/30 minutes from the San Francisco International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 415-771-1400 and the general fax number is 415-771-6801. The web site for the hotel is Hilton San Francisco Union Square Information

    For information on the city of San Francisco, visit the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at: San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau

    AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Please visit the links below to travel from San Francisco Airport to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Taxis cost approximately $41.

    Please visit the following sites to plan accordingly:

    San Francisco Travel
    511 San Francisco Bay Area
    World Taxi Meter
    San Francisco Cable Car
    Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart)

    IMPORTANT PARKING NOTICE: Parking is extremely expensive in and around the Hilton Union Square area ($53.58/day for self, $59.28/day valet, both self parking and valet for 24h hours). Please note this when deciding wheather or not to rent a car during your stay.


    Meeting schedules of Committee D02 are posted on the ASTM web site at or contact the ASTM staff manager, Dave Bradley at or tel: 610-832-9681.


    Committee D02 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web listed immediately above, and click "Future Meetings".

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