Symposia / General Information

G02 Wear and Erosion
Event Name: D02 December 2019 Meeting
Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.


The Workshop on Measuring the Friction Component of Oil will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019. This workshop is sponsored by ASTM Committee G02 on Wear and Erosion and will be held at the Marriott New Orleans in New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with the December standards development meetings of the committee.

Objective and Scope

The objective of the workshop is to provide guidance to users interested in reducing system friction on the role of oil or grease in friction reduction efforts. The overall subject for this event pertains to measuring the friction component of oil that is not associated with its viscosity (oiliness). Some questions we hope to answer are:

  • Do different lubricant molecules produce different friction effects rubbing on each other and against surfaces?
  • What is the role of internal friction?
  • How does one measure the internal friction of oils?
  • Which ASTM testing standard for determining the friction coefficient of an oil or grease is the proper one to use?
  • Does oiliness exist?
Topics may include but are not limited to:
  • Use of the 4-ball test for coefficient of friction
  • Use of HFRR test for coefficient of friction
  • Friction of oil versus grease
  • Effect of additives on oiliness
  • How to reduce oil friction
  • How wear interferes with friction measurement


To view the technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names), click Technical Program.


Online registration is now closed. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below.

All attendees – All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, must register for this event. If you did not register online by the closing date of December 4, 2019, then you must register in person upon arrival at the workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at workshop.

Students – A student's fee is waived, provided he or 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.

Cancellations – A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Symposia Operations at or 610-832-9698.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at, Tel: 610-832-9698, or ASTM Technical Support at or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).



On Site

ASTM Member Fee
Non-Member Fee
Presenter Fee
Student Fee


Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.5 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 workshop is available from Workshop Chairman Ken Budinski, Bud Labs USA LLC, Rochester, NY, USA; Email:


All meetings will be held at The New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130.

Hotel Reservations: The D02 December Committee Week Hotel provides prime meeting space for your committee meetings, events and activities. ASTM International is legally bound to fill the contracted guest room block and an inability to fill the block will result in severe financial penalties which could affect negotiations and increase costs for future meetings. Please support ASTM International by reserving your sleeping room at our official D02 December Committee Week Hotel and Meeting site.

Reservations may be made via the hotel's online reservation system at The New Orleans Marriott Reservations. Reservations may also be made by calling the hotel directly at 1 (800)-228-9290.

The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than November 6th 2019. The ASTM rate is $179 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.

The New Orleans Marriott has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $150 plus tax. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at New Orleans Marriott Government Reservations . You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.

ADVANCE DEPOSIT/CANCELLATION POLICY: A Guarantee Deposit equal to one night's room and tax will be charged to the card on file upon booking your reservation. This deposit will be refundable should you cancel your reservation through the end of the business day on Friday, October 18th, 2019. Deposits will be non-refundable for any cancellations made on or after October 19th, 2019.

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.

INTERNET: The New Orleans Marriott offers a basic wireless connection in the guest rooms or high speed for $12.95 per day.


The hotel is located approximately 15.3miles/20 minutes from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. The hotel's phone number is (504) 581-1000 and the general fax number is (504) 523-6755. The website for the hotel is The New Orleans Marriott.

For information on the city of New Orleans LA, visit the New Orleans LA Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at Visit New Orleans.

SHUTTLE SERVICES: New Orleans Marriott does not have an airport shuttle service. There is shuttle service available from the airport to hotels and various other locations in the New Orleans for $24.00 (per person, one-way) or $44.00 (per person, round-trip). These fares include three (3) bags per person. Additional baggage may be subject to additional fees. Passengers can purchase tickets at the Airport Shuttle ticket booths located on the first level throughout the Baggage Claim area.

TAXI: From Louis Armstrong International Airport, the cost of a taxi is estimated to be $36. Taxicab booths are located on the first level of the Terminal outside of Baggage Claim Belts 1 and 14. Passengers must wait in line at one of these booths for taxi service.

RIDESHARING PROGRAM: Transportation Network Providers (TNP), also referred to as a “rideshare” company, provide prearranged transportation through an app, connecting passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire. Lyft and Uber are TNP companies operating in New Orleans, LA.

Uber is offering your first ride FREE (up to $20) for first time riders only. Download the app or visit and enter the code UBERON20.

PARKING: Only valet parking is available with rates of $47.57 plus tax daily parking.


Meeting schedules of Committee G02 are posted on the ASTM web site at Committee G02 on Wear and Erosion or contact the ASTM Staff Manager, Jennifer Tursi at or tel: 610-832-9653.


Committee G02 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 page listed immediately above, and click on “Future Meetings”.


Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention, the hotel is following ADA standards.