Automotive Research ASTM Tests

The Intertek Automotive Research Laboratory provides a wide range of ASTM chemical, fuel, lubricant and physical testing to support automotive related fuel and lubricant test programs.

ASTM Test MethodASTM Test Description
D86Distillation: Gasoline, Kerosene, Napthas
D91Precipitation Number
D92Flash Point (Cleveland Open Cup)
D93Flash Point (Pensky-Martens)
D95Water Determination (Distillation)
D96Water and Sediment Determination of Crude Oils, Centrifuge
D97Pour Point
D130Copper Strip Corrosion
D189Carbon Residue, Conradson
D287API Gravity (Hydrometer)
D322Fuel Dilution (Gasoline)
D341Fuel Dilution (Diesel)
D381Existent Gum in Fuels
D412Tensile and Elongation testing
D445Kinematic Viscosity (°C)
D445Kinematic Viscosity (Additive Package)
D445Kinematic Viscosity (Mack T-8 @ 100°C)
D445Kinematic Viscosity (150°C)
D445Kinematic Viscosity (below -18°C)
D471Rubber Property, Effect of Liquids
D482Ash Content
D524Carbon Residue, Ramsbottom
D525Oxidation Stability of Gasoline
D664Total Acid Number (Potentiometric)
D664Total (pH11)
D664Total Base Number (Potentiometric)
D664Total (pH4)
D665Rust Preventing Characteristics A or B
D676Indentation of Rubber, Durometer
D808Chlorine in Lube Oil (Bomb Method)
D810Sulfated Residue
D874Sulfated Ash
D892Foaming Characteristics of Lube Oil
D892MFoaming Characteristics of Lube Oil, Modified Sequence IV (150°C)
D893Pentane-Toluene Insolubles (Normal, Coagulated)
D943Turbine Oil Oxidation Test (TOST)
D943MDry Turbine Oil Oxidation Test (Dry TOST)
D974Acid Number, Colorimetric
D974Base Number, Colorimetric
D976Cetane Index (Calculated)
D1093Acidity of Residues (Gasoline or Petroleum Solvents)
D1119Ash Content of Anti-Freeze and Anti-Rust
D1120Boiling Point of Anti-Freeze
D1121Reserve Alkalinity of Anti-Freeze
D1122Specific Gravity of Anti-Freeze
D1218Refractive Index of Hydrocarbon Liquids
D1275Copper Strip Test
D1287pH Determination of Anti-Freeze
D1298API Gravity (Hydrometer Method)
D1384Corrosion Test for Anti-Freeze
D1401Emulsion Characteristics
D1479Emulsion Stability of Soluble Cutting Oils
D1500Color ASTM Scale
D1744Water Determination replaced w/ D 6304
D1748Rust Protection (Humidity Cabinet) (Each additional 24 hour testing period)
D1796Water and Sediment Determination in Fuel Oils (Centrifuge)
D2007Clay Gel Analysis
D2161Conversion of Kinematic to Saybolt Viscosity
D2240Rubber Property Durometer Hardness
D2266Wear Preventive Characteristics of Lubricating Grease (4-Ball Method)
D2270Viscosity Index (Calculation Only)
D2273Trace Sediment of Lube Oils
D2422Classification of Industrial Fluid Lubricants by Viscosity System
D2500Cloud Points
D2596CExtrem-Pressure Properties of Lubricating Grease (4-Ball Method)
D2602Cold Cranking Viscosity
D2622Sulfur by X-Ray Spectrometry
D2781Compatibility of Fuel Oil Blends by Spot Test
D2783Extrem-Pressure Properties of Lubricating (4-Ball Method)
D2887Boiling Range Distribution of Petroleum Fractions by Gas Chromatography
D2893Oxidation Characteristics of EP Oil
D2896Base Number (Perchloric Acid Titration)
D2982Glycol Base Anti-Freeze in Used Oil (Kit)
D2983Brookfield Viscosity (Apparent) of Gear Oil at Low Temperature
D3228Nitrogen, Modified Kjeldahl
D3321Freezing Point Determination
D3524Diesel Fuel Diluent in used engine oils
D3524MDiesel Fuel Diluent by GC (Base Oil Corrected)
D3525Gasoline Diluent in Used Engine Oils by Gas Chromatography
D3703Peroxide Number of Aviation Turbine Fuels
D3829Predicting the Borderline Pumping Temperature of Engine Oil
D3945AShear Stability of Fluids KO, replaced w/ D6278
D4052Density by Digital Density Meter
D4055Pentane Insolubles, by Membrane Filtration
D4055MPentane Insolubles by Membrane Filtration, Ford Modified
D41724-Ball Wear Test
D4294Sulfur by X-Ray Fluorescence
D4310Sludge Tendency of Turbine Oils
D4629Trace Nitrogen by Chemiluminescence
D4682Miscibility with Gasoline
D4683Viscosity at High Shear Rate and High Temperature (HTHS) by Tapered Bearing Simulator (TBS) at 150 or 300°C
D4684Yield Stress and Apparent Viscosity of Engine Oils at Low Temperature
D4737Cetane Index (Calculated)
D4739Base Number Determination by Potentiometric Titration
D4815Oxygenates and Alcohols in gasoline by Gas Chromatography
D4927Elemental Analysis of Lubricant Additives by Wavelength-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy
D4951Elemental Analysis of Lubricants, Additives
D5059Lead in Gasoline by X-Ray Spectrometry
D5133Scanning Brookfield Viscosity and Gelation Index
D5134Hydrocarbon Components by Capillary GC
D5185Wear and Additive Metals by ICP
D5191Reid Vapor Pressure by Auto Grabner
D5291Nitrogen by Thermal Analysis
D5293Apparent Viscosity by Cold Cranking Simulator (CCS)
D5453Sulfur by Chemiluminescence, UV detection
D5481High-Temperature High-Shear by Multicell Capillary Viscometer
D5662Gear Oil Compatibility with Elastomers
D5762Nitrogen by Boat-Inlet Chemiluminescence
D5800Evaporation Loss of Lubricating Oils by Noack
D5950Pour Point by Automatic Tilt
D5968Corrosion Bench Test (TMC Calibrated)
D6594High Temperature Corrosion Bench Test(TMC calibrated)
D6082High Temperature Foaming
D6186Oxidation Induction Time by PDSC
D5967A4Soot Content by Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (Mack engine Test Procedured)
D6278Diesel Injector Shear Stability (30 cycles) (AKA Kurt Orban, KO, DIN, or Bosh Shear)
D6278MDIN Shear (90 or More Cycles)
D6304Water Determination by Coulimetric KF
D6335TEOST method 33C Deposit Test
D6352Boiling Point Distribution of Lubricating Oils
D6417Oil Volatility (SIMDIS)
D6443Elemental Analysis of Lubricants by WDXRF
D6557Ball Rust Test
D6743Thermal Stability of Organic Heat Transfer Fluid
D6895Rotational Viscosity of HD Diesel Drain Oils at 100°C
D7097TEOST MHT Deposit test
D7109DIN Shear 30 and 90 Cycles combined Method)
E168FTIR Infrared Quantitative and Qualitative
E1131Soot Content by Thermal Gravimetric Analysis
E1269Specific Heat by DSC
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