ASTM International - ASTM D7398-07
Standard Test Method for Boiling Range Distribution of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME) in the Boiling Range from 100 to 615C by Gas Chromatography
|Publication Date:||1 November 2007|
|ICS Code (Liquid fuels):||75.160.20|
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the boiling range distribution of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). This test method is applicable to FAMES (biodiesel, B100) having an initial boiling point greater than 100C and a final boiling point less than 615C at atmospheric pressure as measured by this test method.
1.2 The test method can also be applicable to blends of diesel and biodiesel (B1 through B100), however precision for these samples types has not been evaluated.
1.3 The test method is not applicable for analysis of petroleum containing low molecular weight components (for example naphthas, reformates, gasolines, crude oils).
1.4 Boiling range distributions obtained by this test method are not equivalent to results from low efficiency distillation such as those obtained with Test Method D 86 or D 1160, especially the initial and final boiling points.
1.5 This test method uses the principles of simulated distillation methodology. See Test Methods D 2887, D 6352, and D 7213.
1.7 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.