ASTM International - ASTM D2597-94(1999)
Standard Test Method for Analysis of Demethanized Hydrocarbon Liquid Mixtures Containing Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide by Gas Chromatography
|Publication Date:||10 April 1999|
|ICS Code (Petroleum products in general):||75.080|
1.1 This test method covers the analysis of demethanized liquid hydrocarbon streams containing nitrogen/air and carbon dioxide, and purity products such as an ethane/ propane mix that fall within the compositional ranges listed in Table 1. This test method is limited to mixtures containing less than 5 mol % of heptanes and heavier fractions.
1.2 The heptanes and heavier fraction, when present in the sample, is analyzed by either ( ) reverse flow of carrier gas after -hexane and peak grouping or ( ) precut column to elute heptanes and heavier first as a single peak. For purity mixes without heptanes and heavier no reverse of carrier flow is required.
Note 1-In the case of unknown samples with a relatively large C plus or C plus fraction and where precise results are important, it is desirable to determine the molecular weight (or other pertinent physical properties) of these fractions. Since this test method makes no provision for determining physical properties, the physical properties needed can be determined by an extended analysis or agreed to by the contracting parties.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 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. For specific hazard statements see Annex A3.