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  • ASTM
    D3585-08(2013) Standard Specification for ASTM Reference Fluid for Coolant Tests
    Edition: 2013
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Description of ASTM-D3585 2013

ASTM D3585 - 08(2013)

Standard Specification for ASTM Reference Fluid for Coolant Tests

Active Standard ASTM D3585 | Developed by Subcommittee: D15.01

Book of Standards Volume: 15.05

ASTM D3585


This specification covers a reference ethylene glycol-base test fluid to be used in providing base line data for ASTM coolant test procedures. The reference test fluid concentrate shall be prepared to conform to the requirements as to chemical composition prescribed. The materials used to prepare the reference test fluid shall meet the requirements specified. The formulated reference test fluid concentrate shall conform to the requirements for laboratory test performance prescribed.

This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

Significance and Use

5.1 The data obtained for the reference test fluid are intended to be used by laboratory personnel to determine their capability to perform tests properly. If a particular determination does not fall within the prescribed limits, it has to be assumed that an error occurred in the application of the test procedure.

5.2 The coolant composition given in this specification is not intended to be a commercial product.

1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers a reference ethylene glycol-base test fluid to be used in providing base line data for ASTM coolant test procedures.

1.2 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

ASTM Standards

D501 Test Methods of Sampling and Chemical Analysis of Alkaline Detergents

D538 Specification for Trisodium Phosphate (Discontinued 2001)

D891 Test Methods for Specific Gravity, Apparent, of Liquid Industrial Chemicals

D1078 Test Method for Distillation Range of Volatile Organic Liquids

D1119 Test Method for Percent Ash Content of Engine Coolants

D1120 Test Method for Boiling Point of Engine Coolants

D1121 Test Method for Reserve Alkalinity of Engine Coolants and Antirusts

D1122 Test Method for Density or Relative Density of Engine Coolant Concentrates and Engine Coolants By The Hydrometer

D1123 Test Methods for Water in Engine Coolant Concentrate by the Karl Fischer Reagent Method

D1176 Practice for Sampling and Preparing Aqueous Solutions of Engine Coolants or Antirusts for Testing Purposes

D1177 Test Method for Freezing Point of Aqueous Engine Coolants

D1287 Test Method for pH of Engine Coolants and Antirusts

D1384 Test Method for Corrosion Test for Engine Coolants in Glassware

D1613 Test Method for Acidity in Volatile Solvents and Chemical Intermediates Used in Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, and Related Products

D1881 Test Method for Foaming Tendencies of Engine Coolants in Glassware

D3634 Test Method for Trace Chloride Ion in Engine Coolants

D5827 Test Method for Analysis of Engine Coolant for Chloride and Other Anions by Ion Chromatography

D5931 Test Method for Density and Relative Density of Engine Coolant Concentrates and Aqueous Engine Coolants by Digital Density Meter

E202 Test Methods for Analysis of Ethylene Glycols and Propylene Glycols


chemical composition; engine coolant; performance requirements; specification; test fluid;

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 71.100.45 (Refrigerants and antifreezes)

DOI: 10.1520/D3585

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