ASTM International - ASTM D5275-03
Standard Test Method for Fuel Injector Shear Stability Test (FISST) for Polymer Containing Fluids
|Publication Date:||1 December 2003|
|ICS Code (Fuel systems):||43.060.40|
significance And Use:
This test method evaluates the percent viscosity loss for polymer-containing fluids resulting from polymer degradation in the high shear nozzle device. Minimum interference from thermal or... View More
This test method evaluates the percent viscosity loss for polymer-containing fluids resulting from polymer degradation in the high shear nozzle device. Minimum interference from thermal or oxidative effects are anticipated.
This test method is not intended to predict viscosity loss in field service for different polymer classes or for different field equipment. Some correlation for a specific polymer type in specific field equipment can be possible.View Less
1.1 This test method measures the percent viscosity loss at 100C of polymer-containing fluids using fuel injector shear stability test (FISST) equipment. The viscosity loss reflects polymer degradation due to shear at the nozzle.
Note 1-Test Method D 2603 has been used for similar evaluation of this property. It has many of the same limitations as indicated in the significance statement. No detailed attempt has been undertaken to correlate the results by the sonic and the diesel injector methods. Equipment and replacement parts are no longer available for Test Method D 2603 as it is currently written. The test method is currently under revision.
Note 2-This test method was originally published as Procedure B of Test Methods D 3945. The FISST method was made a separate test method after tests of a series of polymer-containing fluids showed that Procedures A and B of Test Methods D 3945 often give different results.
1.2 The values given in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 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. Specific precautionary statements are given in Section 7.