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D15 Engine Coolants and Related Fluids
Event Name: May 2013 Committee Week
Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.


The Symposium on Global Testing of Extended Service Engine Coolants and Related Fluids will be held Thursday May 23, 2013. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D15 on Engine Coolants and Related Fluids, the symposium will be held at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, IN in conjunction with the May standards development meetings of Committee.


    1. Provide a forum for the exchange of engine coolant test methods used globally to predict the service capabilities of extended life coolant technologies.
    2. Provide a forum for the exchange of developments in aqueous and anhydrous engine coolant fluid technologies.
    3. Clarify areas for focus in the development of new engine coolant test methods, especially new methods relevant to extended service technologies.
    4. Provide a forum for discussion of the application of engine coolant test methods to evaluate and predict the performance of Industrial heat exchange fluids. (D15.30 issues)
    5. Provide a forum to review needs for updates and modifications to ISO 22241 Specifications for Diesel Exhaust Fluid. (D15.25 issues)

Who Should Attend

  • Original manufacturers of any stationary system or mobile vehicles that use engine coolant fluids.
  • Suppliers of engine coolants.
  • Original manufacturers of components used in stationary system or mobile vehicles that use engine coolant fluids.
  • Testing laboratories that test engine coolants, industrial heat exchange fluids and/or diesel exhaust fluid.
  • Research scientists and engineers of cooling systems and components for stationary and motive cooling systems.
  • Major users of stationary or motive equipment that used fluid engine coolants.

The language of the symposium will be English.


Click on the link for the schedule/program of presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names View Scheduled Program


Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes May 15, 2013. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:

    -the cost of the resulting Selected Technical Papers (STP that will be sent to all symposium attendees). The STP is a printed volume of peer-reviewed symposium papers.

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. The waived fee includes admission to the technical sessions, but does not include the STP described above.

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 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
Session Chair
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 Ed Eaton, Amalgatech, Phoenix, AZ, Email:, tel: 602-252-0280.


All meetings will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, 10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Reservations may be made at the JW Marriott by using the online reservation system Reservation at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the JW Marriott Hotel at 1-866-704-6162 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate).

Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than April 12, 2013. ASTM rates are $159 single/double plus 17% tax at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. 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: You must contact the Marriott Courtyard Indianapolis, 601 West Washington St. for the Government per diem rate of $91 plus 17% tax. To obtain a government rate go online at Reservation at the Marriott Courtyard Indianapolis. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at 1-317-822-9029. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in. The hotel is directly connected to the JW Marriott.

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: JW Marriott Indianapolis and Marriott Courtyard Indianapolis require a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

CONFIRMATION NOTICES: A confirmation number is provided to you electronically once your reservation has been submitted.

CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the JW Marriott Indianapolis, notice of cancellation must be received by 6:00pm on the day of arrival.

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


The hotels are located approximately 20 miles/20 minutes from the Indianapolis International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 317-860-5800 and the general fax number is 317-822-8464. The website for the hotel is JW Marriott Indianapolis Information.

For information on the city of Indianapolis, visit the Indianapolis convention and Visitors Bureau website at: Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Go Green is available at the baggage claim terminal. The phone number for the shuttle service is 800-589-6004. The shuttle runs every half hour from 8:00am to 11:00pm Monday through Sunday. The cost is $10 per person. Taxis cost approximately $35.

PARKING: Overnight parking is available at $32 for valet and $28 self-parking with in and out privileges.


Meeting schedules of Committee D15 are posted on the ASTM web site at or contact the ASTM staff manager, Joe Koury at or tel: 610-832-9804.


Committee D15 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".