ASTM WK43216

    New Test Method for Determination of Phosphorus, Sulfur and Chlorine content in Crude Oil and Petroleum Products by X-ray Fluorescence

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.03 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    Raw Crudes, Treated Crudes, AB , Cat Feed, FCC output, Gasoline, ULSD, Off road diesel, E85, Biodiesel blends

    New sources of crude have different chemical signatures due to extraction methods used in fracking processes Introducing P , S always present and Cl maybe part of the Crude Oil profile in the form of salts, and may also be residual from the acid washing in Crude Oil Treatment. Deleterious effects on refineries, potential to find its way into end products and ultimately effect quality and have cost implications for consumers.


    Phosphorus, Sulfur, Chlorine

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

    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Laura Oelofse

    Draft Under Development