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ASTM D5968

2017 Edition, October 1, 2017

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Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Corrosiveness of Diesel Engine Oil at 121 °C

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 2017 Edition, October 1, 2017
  • Published Date: October 1, 2017
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 9
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This test method is used to test diesel engine lubricants to determine their tendency to corrode various metals, specifically alloys of lead and copper commonly used in cam followers and bearings. Correlation with field experience has been established.4

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

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 hazard statements are given in 5.3.1, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.5, and 7.4.1.

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.

4Wang, J. C., and Cusano, C. M., “Development of A Bench Test to Detect Oils Corrosive to Engine Components,” SAE Technical Paper No. 940790, 1994.

*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard