ASTM D7934 / D7934M - 14

    Standard Test Method for Corrosion of Cast Aluminum Alloys in Non-Aqueous Engine Coolants Under Heat-Rejecting Conditions

    Active Standard ASTM D7934 / D7934M | Developed by Subcommittee: D15.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.05


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 It is essential that engine coolants prevent heat-transfer corrosion of aluminum cylinder heads during engine operation. Any corrosion products formed may deposit on interior radiator surfaces, reducing heat-transfer efficiency of the radiator. Overheating and boil-over of the cooling system may then occur.

    4.2 This test method provides a means for selectively screening unused non-aqueous engine coolants and will readily distinguish those coolants that are unsuitable for use with aluminum cylinder head engines. However, satisfactory performance of a coolant in this test method does not ensure adequate long-term service performance. Additional, more comprehensive evaluations with simulated service, dynamometer, and vehicle tests should be used to establish the long-term effectiveness of the coolant.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a laboratory screening procedure for evaluating the effectiveness of non-aqueous engine coolants in combating corrosion of aluminum casting alloys under heat-transfer conditions that may be present in aluminum cylinder head engines.

    1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard. Some values have only SI units because the inch-pound equivalents are not used in practice.

    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. Some specific hazards statements are given in Sections 11 and 12.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1176 Practice for Sampling and Preparing Aqueous Solutions of Engine Coolants or Antirusts for Testing Purposes

    D4340 Test Method for Corrosion of Cast Aluminum Alloys in Engine Coolants Under Heat-Rejecting Conditions


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.100.45 (Refrigerants and antifreezes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 25174004(Engine coolant)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D7934_D7934M-14

    Citation Format

    ASTM D7934 / D7934M-14, Standard Test Method for Corrosion of Cast Aluminum Alloys in Non-Aqueous Engine Coolants Under Heat-Rejecting Conditions, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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