IP 154: Petroleum products - Corrosiveness to copper - Copper strip test

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  • Method adopted/last revised: 2000
  • Method reapproved: 2018
  • REF/ISBN: IP154-7250659
  • Status: Current
  • First printed in STM books: May 2019


This International Standard specifies a method for the determination of the corrosiveness to copper of liquid petroleum products and certain solvents. Volatile products, having a maximum vapour pressure of 124 kPa at 37,8 °C are included. Volatile products with a vapour pressure above 124 kPa at 37,8 °C should be tested according to IS0 6251 (see caution below). Electrical insulating oils should be tested according to ISO 5662.

CAUTION Some products, particularly natural gasolines, may have a significantly higher vapour pressure than is characteristic for their class, even if below 124 kPa at 37,8 °C. For this reason, extreme caution should be exercised to ensure that the pressure vessel containing such material is not placed in a bath at 100 °C. Such samples may develop sufficient pressure at 100 °C to rupture the pressure vessel and cause damage and/or injury.

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