ASTM WK41218

    New Test Method for Determination of Light Hydrocarbons in Stabilized Crude Oils by Gas Chromatography

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    1. Scope

    This standard specifies a method to determine the boiling range distribution of hydrocarbons in stabilized crude oil up to and including n-nonane. A stabilized crude oil is defined as having a Reid Vapor Pressure equivalent to or less than 82.7 kPa. The results of this method can be combined with those from D7169 and IP 545 to give a full boiling point distribution of a crude oil. It does not discuss any specific algorithms for this recombination, which will be determined in a separate standard.

    This is a new standard that is a joint method with the Energy Institute as approved by D02 Sub-Executive Committee in 2011. This standard is important to provide more accurate boiling point distribution in the light end portion of stabilized crude oils than current existing simulated distillation methods.


    boiling range distribution; distillation; gas chromatography; petroleum; crude oil; simulated distillation

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

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    Work Item Status

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    Technical Contact:
    John Grills

    Draft Under Development