ASTM WK38018

    Work Item: ASTM WK38018 - New Test Methods for Spectral Determination of Spark Ignition Fuel Properties by Direct Match Technique

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.04.0F | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager

    1. Scope

    Scope of analyzers are all forms of infrared, NMR, and Raman spectroscopy Scope of material to be tested is all spark ignition fuels Scope of properties to be tested: * Research Octane * Motor Octane * RVP (PTOT) * T (v/l=20) * Aromatics * Olefins * Benzene * API Gravity (specific gravity) * Distillation points, T10 (ev), T50 (ev), T90 (ev), FBP, E200 (ev), E300 (ev) * Ethanol and other oxygenate content

    Certain types of spectroscopic analysis have been used to determine these properties, and have demonstrated precision far superior to the referenced methods by ASTM D4814, EPA and Federal Trade Commission. This standard method will then be cited as an alternative method by ASTM, EPA, CARB and FTC. Currently no such standard method exists. This will be constructed so that precision statements can be made.


    IR, FT IR, NIR, FT NIR, NMR, Raman

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

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Daniel Mertens

    Draft Under Development