ASTM D974 Standard Test Method for Acid and Base Number by Color-Indicator Titration -- eLearning Course

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About the Course

This course covers the determination of acidic or basic constituents in petroleum products and lubricants soluble or nearly soluble in mixtures of toluene and isopropyl alcohol. It is applicable for the determination of acids or bases whose dissociation constants in water are larger than 10−9; extremely weak acids or bases whose dissociation constants are smaller than 10−9 do not interfere.

The course takes approximately 1 hour to complete and includes instructional video content, interactive knowledge checks, and a self-grading quiz. Downloadable resources include a pdf of the standard.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Recall procedure for determination of acid number, including those for titration.
  • Recognize reporting requirements for ASTM D974.
  • Recall calculation procedures for acid and base numbers.
  • Recognize procedures for preparation of used oil samples.
  • Identify quality control check requirements
  • Identify reagents used in the determination of acidic or basic constituents, including the potassium hydroxide solution and its standardization.
  • Define burets as outlined in Section 6 of ASTM D974.


Anyone who runs the D974 test method or who needs an understanding of the test method and how it is properly run.

Certificate and CEUs

CEUs: .1 or 1 PDH

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

ASTM Standards Referenced


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