Standard Test Method for Pour Point of Petroleum Products
|Publication Date:||1 June 2011|
This test method covers and is intended for use on any petroleum product.2 A procedure suitable for black specimens, cylinder stock, and nondistillate fuel oil is described in 8.8. The cloud point procedure formerly part of this test method now appears as Test Method D2500.
Currently there is no ASTM test method for automated Test Method D97 pour point measurements.
Several ASTM test methods offering alternative procedures for determining pour points using automatic apparatus are available. None of them share the same designation number as Test Method D97. When an automatic instrument is used, the ASTM test method designation number specific to the technique shall be reported with the results. A procedure for testing the pour point of crude oils is described in Test Method D5853.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
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be hazardous to health and corrosive to materials. Caution should
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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.
2 Statements defining this test and its significance when applied to electrical insulating oils of mineral origin will be found in Guide D117.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard.