ASTM WK30318

    New Test Method for Determination of Aluminum and Silicon in Heavy Fuel Oils by Monochromatic Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.03 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1. Rationale The determination and control of Al and Si in heavy fuel oil (HFO) is required to meet certain maritime engine manufacturer fuel specifications. Since bunker fuel specification limits are typically much higher for the sum of the Al and Si than the engine fuel specification, on-board purification makes up the difference. These processes need near real-time monitoring. Prompt analysis of fuel transfer activities (bunkering) is also valuable. The proposed standard test method is based upon an apparatus that is an integrated analytical component of an established and globally licensed marine fuel purification and lubrication system. 2. Task Group Goals Include: Complete remaining ruggedness study work Promptly move toward initiating an ILS Finalize a proposed STM, Research Report and Ballot in SC.03 in 2011


    Aluminum; Cat-fines; Fuel; HFO; Silicon; X-ray;

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    John Crnko

    Draft Under Development