ASTM WK43894

    New Test Method for Determination of the Contamination and Level of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters in Light and Middle Distillate Fuels using Flow Analysis by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Rapid Screening Method

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    1. Scope

    This standard specifies a rapid screening method using flow analysis by Fourier transform infrared (FA-FTIR) spectroscopy with partial least squares (PLS-1) processing for the determination of the fatty acid methyl ester content of light and middle distillate fuels, in the range of 30 to 1000 mg/kg. By virtue of a dilution procedure, this range can be expanded to over 5% m/m whilst retaining the precision advantages that this procedure offers

    This test method offers excellent precision over a very wide range of contamination or set mandatory levels of FAME. The apparatus design reduces the time for a measurement and the required technician involvement.


    Flow Analysis by FTIR, FAME, Rapid Screening

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

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    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Ian Mylrea


    D02 (14-05)

    Ballot Item Approved