Standard Test Method for Distillate Fuel Storage Stability at 43 Degrees C (110 Degrees F)
|Publication Date:||1 November 2003|
|ICS Code (Petroleum products in general):||75.080|
This test method covers a method for evaluating the inherent storage stability of distillate fuels having flash points above 38°C (100°F) and 90 % distilled points below 340°C (644°F).
NOTE 1 - ASTM specification fuels falling within the scope of this test method are Specification D 396, Grade Nos. 1 and 2; Specification D 975, Grades 1-D and 2-D; and Specification D 2880, Grades 1-GT and 2-GT.
This test method is not suitable for quality control testing but, rather it is intended for research use to shorten storage time relative to that required at ambient storage temperatures.
Appendix X1 presents additional information about storage stability and the correlation of Test Method D 4625 results with sediment formation in actual field storage.
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.