ASTM D5480 Standard Test Method for Engine Oil Volatility by Gas chromatography
1.1 This test method provides for the determination of the amount of engine oil volatilized at 371°C(700°F). This test method is applicable to engine oils containing high molec ular weight components that need not elute from a gas chromatographic column.
1.1.1 This test method can also be used to determine the amount of oil volatilized at any temperature between 238 and 371°C. if so desired.
1.2 This test method is limited to samples having an initial boiling point(IBP) greater than 238°C(460°F).
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard, The values stated in inch-pound units are provided for information only.
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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use, For specific precautionary statements, sce 6.2, 6.3, and 6.4.
2. Referenced documents
2.1 ASTM Standards
D2887 Test Method for Boiling Range Distribution of Petroleum Fractions by Gas Chromatography
D4626 Practice for Calculation of Gas Chromatographic Response Factors
2.2 DIN Standard
DIN 51.581 Noack Evaporative Test