Research Report RR:D02-1655
An intralaboratory study was conducted by one laboratory testing four (4) bulk samples with varying bioburden (microbial) loads. Each bulk sample was approximately two (2) gallons in volume and consisted of pooled samples of naturally (microbially) contaminated fuels (Marine diesel) to establish a repeatability statement for test method D7463.
D7463-15 Standard Test Method for Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Content of Microorganisms in Fuel, Fuel/Water Mixtures, and Fuel Associated Water
Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants
Subcommittee D02.14 on Stability and Cleanliness of Liquid Fuels