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) -- eLearning Course

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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 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:

  • 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.

CEUs and Certificate

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

ASTM Standards Referenced

ASTM D5185


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