ASTM WK42889

    Withdrawal of D4377 - 00(2011) Standard Test Method for Water in Crude Oils by Potentiometric Karl Fischer Titration Water in Crude Oils by Potentiometric Karl Fischer Titration

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    Active Standard: D4377 - 00(2011)

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


    1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the determination of water in the range from 0.02 to 2% in crude oils. Mercaptan and sulfide (S or H2S) sulfur are known to interfere with this test method (see Section 5). 1.2 This test method is intended for use with standard Karl Fischer reagent or pyridine-free Karl Fischer reagents. 1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. 1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements are given in Section 7. SCOPE IS UNCHANGED

    This standard is bring revised to delete the use of pyridine and chloroform. In addition, references to outdated equipment are being deleted.


    crude oils; Karl Fischer reagent; titration; water: Crude petroleum products; Karl Fischer reagent method--water content; Water content--crude oil;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Technical Contact:
    Kristen Nelson

    Draft Under Development