ASTM WK31630

    Revision of D975 - 10c Standard Specification for Diesel Fuel Oils

    (What is a Work Item?)

    Active Standard: D975 - 14a

    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.E0.00 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    The current D975 combined water and sediment requirement does not adequately protect all modern engines and fuel systems that utilize diesel fuel. Fuel system injection pressure increases and injection strategies, such as multiple injections per cycle, are more sensitive to particles and corrosion products than historical systems. Implementation of a separate water control combined with a more prescriptive particle control are necessary to all D975 diesel fuels to be fit for purpose.


    biodiesel; biodiesel blend; diesel; fuel oil; petroleum and petroleum products; Petroleum products--specifications; Temperature tests--petroleum products; Diesel engine fuel oils--specifications ;
    Citing ASTM Standards
    Back to Top
    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Roger Gault

    Draft Under Development