ASTM International - ASTM D7216-20

Standard Test Method for Determining Automotive Engine Oil Compatibility with Typical Seal Elastomers

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 July 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 14
ICS Code (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products): 75.100
significance And Use:

5.1 Some engine oil formulations have been shown to lack compatibility with certain elastomers used for seals in automotive engines. These deleterious effects on the elastomer are greatest with... View More

scope:

1.1 This test method covers quantitative procedures for the evaluation of the compatibility of automotive engine oils with several reference elastomers typical of those used in the sealing materials in contact with these oils. Compatibility is evaluated by determining the changes in volume, Durometer A hardness, and tensile properties when the elastomer specimens are immersed in the oil for a specified time and temperature.

1.2 Effective sealing action requires that the physical properties of elastomers used for any seal have a high level of resistance to the liquid or oil in which they are immersed. When such a high level of resistance exists, the elastomer is said to be compatible with the liquid or oil.

Note 1: The user of this test method should be proficient in the use of Test Methods D412 (tensile properties), D471 (effect of rubber immersion in liquids), D2240 (Durometer hardness), and D5662 (gear oil compatibility with typical oil seal elastomers), all of which are involved in the execution of the operations of this test method.

1.3 This test method provides a preliminary or first order evaluation of oil/elastomer compatibility only. Because seals might be subjected to static or dynamic loads, or both, and they can operate over a range of conditions, a complete evaluation of the potential sealing performance of any elastomer-oil combination in any service condition usually requires tests additional to those described in this test method.

1.4 The several reference elastomer formulations specified in this test method were chosen to be representative of those used in both heavy-duty diesel engines (detailed in Annex A1) and passenger-car spark-ignition engines (the latter are covered in Annex A2). The procedures described in this test method can, however, also be used to evaluate the compatibility of automotive engine oils with different elastomer types/formulations or different test durations and temperatures to those employed in this test method.

Note 2: In such cases, the precision and bias statement in Section 12 does not apply. In addition to agreeing acceptable limits of precision, where relevant, the user and supplier should also agree: (1) test temperatures and immersion times to be used; (2) the formulations and typical properties of the elastomers; and (3) the sourcing and quality control of the elastomer sheets.

Note 3: The TMC may also issue Information Letters on this matter.

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

1.6 This test method is arranged as follows:

  Section
Scope 1
Referenced Documents 2
Terminology 3
Summary of Test Method 4
Significance and Use 5
Apparatus 6
Reference Materials 7
Procedure 8
Calculations 9
TMC 1006-1 Reference Oil 10
Report 11
Precision and Bias 12
Keywords 13
Formulations and Physical Properties for Reference Elastomers Typically Used in Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines Annex A1
Test Procedure for Reference Elastomers Typically Used in Spark-Ignition Engines Annex A2

1.7 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.

1.8 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.

Document History

ASTM D7216-20
July 1, 2020
Standard Test Method for Determining Automotive Engine Oil Compatibility with Typical Seal Elastomers
1.1 This test method covers quantitative procedures for the evaluation of the compatibility of automotive engine oils with several reference elastomers typical of those used in the sealing materials...
July 1, 2019
Standard Test Method for Determining Automotive Engine Oil Compatibility with Typical Seal Elastomers
1.1 This test method covers quantitative procedures for the evaluation of the compatibility of automotive engine oils with several reference elastomers typical of those used in the sealing materials...
April 1, 2018
Standard Test Method for Determining Automotive Engine Oil Compatibility with Typical Seal Elastomers
1.1 This test method covers quantitative procedures for the evaluation of the compatibility of automotive engine oils with several reference elastomers typical of those used in the sealing materials...
October 1, 2017
Standard Test Method for Determining Automotive Engine Oil Compatibility with Typical Seal Elastomers
1.1 This test method covers quantitative procedures for the evaluation of the compatibility of automotive engine oils with several reference elastomers typical of those used in the sealing materials...
April 1, 2015
Standard Test Method for Determining Automotive Engine Oil Compatibility with Typical Seal Elastomers
1.1 This test method covers quantitative procedures for the evaluation of the compatibility of automotive engine oils with several reference elastomers typical of those used in the sealing materials...
June 15, 2013
Standard Test Method for Determining Automotive Engine Oil Compatibility with Typical Seal Elastomers
1.1 This test method covers quantitative procedures for the evaluation of the compatibility of automotive engine oils with several reference elastomers typical of those used in the sealing materials...
May 1, 2010
Standard Test Method for Determining Automotive Engine Oil Compatibility with Typical Seal Elastomers
1.1 This test method covers quantitative procedures for the evaluation of the compatibility of automotive engine oils with several reference elastomers typical of those used in the sealing materials...
April 15, 2009
Standard Test Method for Determining Automotive Engine Oil Compatibility with Typical Seal Elastomers
1.1 This test method covers quantitative procedures for the evaluation of the compatibility of automotive engine oils with several reference elastomers typical of those used in the sealing materials...
December 1, 2008
Standard Test Method for Determining Automotive Engine Oil Compatibility with Typical Seal Elastomers
1.1 This test method covers quantitative procedures for the evaluation of the compatibility of automotive engine oils with five reference elastomers typical of those used in the sealing materials in...
May 1, 2008
Standard Test Method for Determining Automotive Engine Oil Compatibility with Typical Seal Elastomers
1.1 This test method covers quantitative procedures for the evaluation of the compatibility of automotive engine oils with five reference elastomers typical of those used in the sealing materials in...
November 1, 2005
Standard Test Method for Determining Automotive Engine Oil Compatibility with Typical Seal Elastomers
1.1 This test method covers quantitative procedures for the evaluation of the compatibility of automotive engine oils with four reference elastomers typical of those used in the sealing materials in...
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