ASTM D5185 Standard Test Method for Multielement Determination of Used and Unused Lubricating Oils and Base Oils by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES)

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    About the Course

    This test method covers the determination of additive elements, wear metals, and contaminants in used and unused lubricating oils and base oils by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES).

    The course can be completed in about one hour.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Identify apparatus and related components, including nebulizer and peristaltic pump
    • Identify reagents and materials used in multielement determination of used and unused lubricating oils and base oils
    • Recognize sampling requirements as outlined in ASTM D5185
    • Recall specifications for preparation of apparatus with a focus on maintenance and cleanliness
    • Recognize calibration procedures for both the working standard and the working standard with internal standard
    • Recall internal standardization procedure
    • Identify sample handling procedure as outlined in ASTM D5185
    • Recall procedure for preparation of test specimens and standards with a focus on proper dilution
    • Recognize test specimen solution analysis procedures, including those for the check standard
    • Recall significant figure requirements for reporting


    Anyone who runs the D5185 test or who needs an understanding of the test method and how it is properly run.

    Course Content

    • Introduction
    • Demonstration Video
    • Procedural Outline
    • Glossary
    • Quiz
    • Referenced Materials
    • Certificate


    • Section 14.3 (3:03) length)

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    Certificate: A certificate is available upon successful completion of the course and an 80% or higher score on the exam.

    Reference Materials Included

    ASTM D5185


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    Price: $174