ASTM D8040 - 18

    Standard Test Method for Corrosion Test for Heat Transfer Fluids in Glassware

    Active Standard ASTM D8040 | Developed by Subcommittee: D15.30

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.05


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This test method will generally distinguish between HTF’s that are definitely deleterious from the corrosion standpoint and those that are suitable for further evaluation. However, the results of this test method cannot stand alone as evidence of satisfactory corrosion inhibition. The actual service value of an HTF formulation can be determined by more comprehensive evaluation and field tests, agreed between customer and supplier.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a simple beaker-type procedure for evaluating the effects of heat transfer fluids (HTF) on metal specimens under controlled laboratory conditions. Fluids tested under this method are specifically designed for heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific hazards statements are given in 10.1.7.2, 10.1.7.3, 10.1.7.4, and A1.1.6.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    B32 Specification for Solder Metal

    B36/B36M Specification for Brass Plate, Sheet, Strip, And Rolled Bar

    D1384 Test Method for Corrosion Test for Engine Coolants in Glassware

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E178 Practice for Dealing With Outlying Observations

    E230 Specification for Temperature-Electromotive Force (emf) Tables for Standardized Thermocouples

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 81.040.20 (Glass in building)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15121530(Heat transfer oil or fluid)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D8040-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8040-18, Standard Test Method for Corrosion Test for Heat Transfer Fluids in Glassware, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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