ASTM WK39365

    Revision of D5797 - 07 Standard Specification for Fuel Methanol (M70-M85) for Automotive Spark-Ignition Engines

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    Active Standard: D5797 - 15

    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.A0.02 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    During the ASTM Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana in December 2011, Subcommittee D02.A voted to review and, if warranted, modify D5797-07. A work group was formed to review the specification and prepare various editorial and technical revisions in order to prepare a Subcommittee D02.A Ballot. The revised specification being balloted revises the scope of the specification, removes several obsolete or unneeded test methods, adds a definition for hydrocarbon blendstock, adds ordering information, clarifies existing limits on the hydrocarbon portion of the blend, identifies and separates U.S. regulatory requirements, adds a workmanship section, revises Table 1, Requirements for Fuel Methanol (M70-M85), updates Table 2,Seasonal and Geographical Volatility Specifications for Methanol Fuel Blends, and clarifies that it uses data unadjusted for altitude, removes Annex 2, Test Method For Determination of Hydrocarbon/AliphaticEther Content of Fuel Methanol (M70-M85) for Spark-Ignition Engines, and makes other conforming modifications and updates.


    acidity; alcohol; automotive spark-ignition engine fuel; chloride; copper corrosion; ether; fuel methanol (M70-M85) for automotive spark-ignition engines; gum content; hydrocarbon; inorganic chloride; lead; MTBE; M70-M85; methanol; oxidation stability; oxygenates; phosphorus; solvent washed; sulfur; total chlorine; vapor pressure; volatility; water;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Coleman Jones

    Draft Under Development