ASTM-D8039 Standard Specification for Heat Transfer Fluids (HTF) for Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems

ASTM-D8039 - 2016 EDITION - CURRENT


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Standard Specification for Heat Transfer Fluids (HTF) for Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
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1.1 This specification covers the requirements for ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, 1,3 propanediol as well as glycerin base heat transfer fluids (HTF) used in heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. When concentrates are used at up to 65 % concentration by weight in water, or when prediluted heat transfer fluids (30 % by weight minimum) are used without further dilution, they will function effectively to provide protection against freezing, and corrosion.

1.2 The fluids described in this specification are not appropriate for use in systems where internal combustion engines (gasoline, diesel, or CNG/LPG) are used.

1.3 The heat transfer fluids governed by this specification are categorized as follows by the primary base of freeze depressant used:

Heat Transfer
Fluid Type

Description

I

 

Ethylene glycol

II

 

Propylene glycol

III

 

1,3-Propanediol

IV

 

Glycerin

1.4 Heat transfer fluids meeting this specification shall be tested and fully comply with requirements listed in Table 1.

(A) For purposes of determining conformance with this specification, an observed value shall be rounded “to the nearest unit” in the last right-hand digit used in expressing the specification limit, in accordance with the rounding method of Practice E29.
(B) Value as agreed upon between the supplier and the customer.
(C) In case of dispute, Test Method D1122 is the preferred test method.
(D) Test Methods D1177 and D6660 work with glycol/glycerin mixtures.
(E) In case of dispute, Test Method D1177 is the preferred test method.

Note 1: This specification is based on the knowledge of the performance of heat transfer fluids prepared from new or virgin ingredients. This specification shall also apply to heat transfer fluids prepared using materials generated from recycled or reprocessed ingredients, provided that these ingredients meet the requirements of Specifications E1177 and D7388 for Glycols and Specification D7640 for Glycerin.

Note 2: This specification addresses concentrated inhibited glycols and glycerol that will be mixed with water for use in various climates and prediluted heat transfer fluids (HTF) that are factory-blended with purified water. A table of estimated freeze protection temperatures at appropriate dilutions is provided in Appendix X1.

1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.6 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.

1.7 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.

Keywords

1,3-propanediol; ethylene glycol; glycerin; heating and air conditioning system (HVAC); heat transfer fluid (HTF); heat transfer fluid concentrate; prediluted heat transfer fluid; propylene glycol; ready-to-use heat transfer fluid;; ICS Number Code 71.100.45 (Refrigerants and antifreezes); 91.140.10 (Central heating systems); 91.140.30 (Ventilation and air-conditioning systems)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

15.05 (Engine Coolants; Halogenated Organic Solvents and Fire Extinguishing Agents; Industrial and Specialty Chemicals)

To find similar documents by classification:

71.100.45 (Refrigerants and antifreezes)

91.140.10 (Central heating systems Including burners and boilers for central heating systems Heating appliances, see 97.100)

91.140.30 (Ventilation and air-conditioning systems Including ventilation ducts Ventilators and air-conditioners, see 23.120)

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Document Number

ASTM-D8039-16

Revision Level

2016 EDITION

Status

Current

Modification Type

New

Publication Date

May 15, 2017

Document Type

Specification

Page Count

4 pages

Committee Number

D15.30