ASTM WK42098

    Revision of D86 - 12 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

    In response to subcommittee member requests to improve the measurement accuracy of viscous residues that adhere to the flask, a new procedure was proposed to aide in the removal of these residues by introduction of a compatible solvent. Following the removal of the combined solvent and residue mixture, the volume of solvent is subtracted from the total volume to determine the volume of the residue.


    batch distillation; distillates; distillation; laboratory distillation; petroleum products;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Richard Kimsey

    Draft Under Development