Work Item
ASTM WK70192

New Test Method for Automated Rating of Rust on Cylindrical Steel Test Rods.

1. Scope

The scope of the Committee shall be the promotion of knowledge and the promulgation of standard specifications, classifications, test methods, practices, guides, and terminology in the following technical fields:
Liquid fuels derived from: petroleum or the liquefaction of coal, shale, oil sands, or other naturally occurring materials; liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and other compressed liquefied fuels; liquid fuels derived from biological materials ('biofuels'); synthesized liquid fuels (also known as renewable or alternative fuels) and oxygenates as fuels or components thereof. Such liquid fuels encompass fuels used for aviation, automotive, burner, diesel, gas turbine, and marine services.
Lubricants derived in whole or in part from petroleum and non-petroleum sources, including synthetics (such as ester lubricating oils), biological, or naturally occurring (mined) materials;
Hydraulic fluids whether derived in whole or in part from petroleum or from other sources;
Liquid hydrocarbons (including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and mixtures of hydrocarbons, for chemical and special uses, and fuel products derived therefrom;
Petroleum coke, industrial carbons, and industrial pitches derived in whole or in part from petroleum liquids;
Petrolatum and petroleum waxes;
Additives and other substances which affect the product characteristics of fuels, lubricants, and other products within the scope of the Committee.
Also included within the scope of the Committee shall be the promotion of knowledge and the promulgation of standards on the environmental persistence (biodegradation), ecotoxicity, and bioaccumulation of the products indicated in Section 2.1.
Specifically excluded from the scope of the Committee are standards related to the following technical areas:
Gaseous fuels, including natural gas (including LNG and CNG), hydrogen and manufactured gases such as water gas;
Aromatic and naphthenic hydrocarbons containing six or more carbon atoms, and used in chemical manufacture;
Road and paving materials, bituminous waterproofing and roofing materials;
Paint thinners, solvents;
Electrical insulating materials.
The work of this Committee shall be coordinated with other ASTM International committees and with organizations having mutual interests.




1. Scope 1.1 Several methods are used to evaluate the rust of ferrous parts immersed in petroleum products in case water is mixed. Those method are using the same ferrous spindle, and this method is proposing an automated rating of the spindle indicating precisely the % of corrosion and the correspondence to the visual rating generally used and based on limited numbers of ranges. This rusting evaluation is used for inhibited mineral oils, fuels and also for evaluation corrosiveness of pipelines cargoes. 1.2 This automated rating covers the inspection and measurement of specimens that have been treated in particular according to the experimental conditions of Test Methods D665, D7548, and NACE TM0172. 1.3 UnitsThe values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. 1.4 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. 1.5 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.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D02.C0

Committee: D02

Staff Manager: Alyson Fick

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 10-14-2019

Technical Contact: Juan Ayala

Item: 003

Ballot: D02.C0 (19-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item