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MONDAY SESSION * Diesel Fuel Test Methods - An Overview

Currently Scheduled: 10/10/2022 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Ivy Room 2 - Moody Gardens Hotel

Main Author
David Forester - ASTM International

Abstract Number: 97
This 1-day course on test methods for diesel fuel has been especially developed for the Gulf Coast Conference. It draws some material from the regular 3-day ASTM Diesel Fuel Course, and adds specific details about manual and automated test methods that are used to evaluate batches of diesel fuel. Original test methods were manual procedures, and over the past few decades, instrument manufacturers have developed automated instruments to measure many properties.
Subjects to be discussed include:
  • ASTM D975, the diesel fuel specification used in the States;
  • Detailed properties and the relevant test methods;
Types of properties and test methods
  • Manual test methods versus automated test methods;
  • Relationships between various properties such as sulfur & lubricity / conductivity, gasoline contamination and flash point / viscosity; paraffin (wax) content and low temperature operability;
  • Additives used in diesel fuel and their impact on properties.
ASTM Standards Referenced
        Diesel fuel specification: D975
        Flash point: D93, D56, D3828, D7094
        Water & Sediment: 2709, D7619
        Distillation: D86, D2887, D7344, D7345
        Kinematic Viscosity: D445, D7042
        Ash: D482
        Sulfur: D5453, D7039, D129, D1266, D1552, D2622, D3120, D4294, D7220
        Copper Corrosion: D130
        Cetane Quality: D613; D4737, D976, D6890, D7668, D8183
        Aromatics: D1319, D976-80
        Low Temperature Operability: D2500, D5771, D5772, D5773, D4539, D6371, D7683, D7689
        Carbon Residue: D524
        Lubricity: D6079, D7688
        Conductivity: D2624, D4308


Diesel Fuels – An Overview

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