Members of ASTM Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants are seeking round-robin testers for the proposed "Standard Test Method for Thermal Stability or Organic Heat Transfer Fluids."

The method has been balloted within Committee D02. Testers must be able to perform ASTM D 2887, "Standard Test Method for Boiling Range Distribution of Petroleum Fractions by Gas Chromatography," with an open tubular column 25 to 33' (7.5 to 10 m) long, a flame ionization detector, and a heating oven capable of being controlled within +/-1oC when operating at temperature ranges from 500 to 801oF (260 to 427oC).

To participate or comment, contact Gerald Guffey, Eastman Chemical Co., at (423) 229-1095; fax: (423) 229-6099.