ASTM WK40696

    Revision of D86 - 11b Standard Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure

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    Active Standard: D86 - 12

    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.08 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    Section 6.3.3 references the use of mercury in glass thermometers as the referee method in cases of dispute. Subcommitte 8 is in the process of removing all references to mercury in glass thermometers from this Standard Test Method. Furthermore, the manual instrument which utilizes such thermometers is rarely if ever used making it a meaningless referee procedure, as found by polling members of SC8.


    batch distillation; distillates; distillation; laboratory distillation; petroleum products; Atmospheric distillation; Batch distillation; Distillation--petroleum products; Laboratory distillation process; Petroleum products;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Richard Kimsey

    Draft Under Development