ASTM International - ASTM D483-04
Standard Test Method for Unsulfonated Residue of Petroleum Plant Spray Oils
|Publication Date:||1 December 2004|
|ICS Code (Petroleum products in general):||75.080|
significance And Use:
This test method is useful for distinguishing between oils that are adaptable to various types of spraying application, with a higher unsulfonated oil being required for leaf spraying as compared... View More
This test method is useful for distinguishing between oils that are adaptable to various types of spraying application, with a higher unsulfonated oil being required for leaf spraying as compared to dormant vegetation application.View Less
1.1 This test method covers the determination of unsulfonated residue in plant spray oils of petroleum origin and applies only to the petroleum oil content. It provides a measure of the degree of refinement of plant spray oils by determining the extent to which the oil is attacked by 98.61% sulfuric acid under closely standardized conditions. Since the relationship between unsulfonated residue and the actual composition of the oil is not known, this test method should be applied only for measuring the degree of refinement and not for the determination of aromatics or olefins, or both.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.
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.