ASTM WK43039

    Work Item: ASTM WK43039 - Revision of D5188 - 10a Standard Test Method for Vapor-Liquid Ratio Temperature Determination of Fuels (Evacuated Chamber Method)

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    Active Standard: D5188 - 14

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

    1. Rationale

    The proposed revision is to update section 9.4 to remove some of the prescriptive language, such as requiring the placement of a clean and dry syringe in a water tight plastic bag, and replacing it with the functional requirement that needs to be met for the syringe (i.e., avoid water contamination of the syringe reservoir during the cooling procedure) without being overly prescriptive how to achieve that result. A separate revision in D5191 is being proposed as well to make the language involving the use of a syringe in both methods consistent.


    gasoline; gasoline-oxygenate blends; petroleum products; T(V/L = 20); vapor-liquid ratio; Air saturation; Evacuated chamber method; Fuel oils; Petroleum samples; Phase separation; Temperature tests--petroleum products; Vapor-liquid (V/L) ratio (V/L) ratio;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Kevin Bly


    D02 (13-05)

    Ballot Item Approved as D5188-2013 and Pending Publication